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Welcome to the Advent Lutheran Church website. We hope this site will

help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. Advent has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of our congregation.


Advent Men's group at Chiefs game last week.  Look for coming info about our white water rafting event on the Illinois River rapids. 

Click HERE to learn about Advent's 50th Anniversary Celebration  

(updated May 10, 2016)


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 What's Happening This Week at Advent 


5/19     Thursday         PD, Ella, & Patrick @ Workshop, Rockford

9:30 AM  Bible Study/Prayer Group

                                    6:30 PM  Mission Trip meeting


5/20     Friday              6:15 PM  Men’s Group Carpool @ Advent

                                    7:00 PM  Men’s Group @ Peoria Chiefs Game



5/22       Sunday          Holy Trinity Sunday


8:00 AM  Worship / Communion


                                    9:30 AM  Adult Learning Forum in library


10:30 AM Worship / Communion / High School Milestone




5/23    Monday            6:00 PM  Boy Scouts / Girl Scouts




5/24    Tuesday           9:00 AM Busy Hands


6:00 PM  Girl Scouts


                                    6:30 PM Council Fellowship


7:00 PM Church Council Monthly Meeting






5/25     Wednesday     7:00 PM “A Place For All” ELCA Webcast


                                    In the church library.  All are welcome




5/26     Thursday         9:30 AM  Bible Study/Prayer Group


                                    10:30 AM Worship Committee Meeting


                                     6:30 PM (tent.) Endowment Committee Mtg




5/28     Saturday          Advent Tee-Shirt Weekend


12:00- 5:00 FLC in use


5:00 PM Worship/ Holy Communion


                                    6:00 PM Farewell to Ella Reception




5/29    Sunday             Advent Tee-Shirt Weekend


9:00 AM  Worship / Holy Communion


10:00 AM Farewell to Ella Brunch


                                    1:00 PM  FLC in use


All of the upcoming events for the current month can be viewed by accessing the latest issue of our church newsletter, The Announcer.


Meet Pastor O'Brien This Week at AdventOur Pastor, Dennis O'Brien, has been an inspiration to our community and our congregation. Pastor O'Brien's sermons are full of insightful stories that have real-life meaning and scriptural relevance, all while being engaging and full of life-force.



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1/03  Sunday          SCRIP Turn-in Day

                              8:00 AM  Worship

                              9:00 AM  Informal Coffee Fellowship

                                 10:30 AM  Worship


1/5  Tuesday           Noon  Prime Timers at Pizza Ranch

                              6:00 PM  Girl Scouts

                              7:00 PM  Property Committee Meeting


1/7  Thursday          9:30 AM  Thurs Bible Study & Prayer Group


1/8  Friday              Boy Scouts National Youth Leadership Training In the FLC Friday – 7 AM Sunday      

1/10  Sunday          The Baptism of our Lord

                              Mission Trip Sign-Up Deadline TODAY!!

                              8:00 AM  Praise Worship w/ Holy Communion

                                9:00 AM  Fellowship in the FLC

                              9:15 Sunday School

                              9:30 Adult Learning Forum

                              10:30 AM  Worship w/ Holy Communion

                              11:30 AM  Confirmation Lunch & Theme   Session

                              12:30 PM  Full Circle Mentoring Training

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