Our Mission & Affiliation

The Mission of Advent Lutheran is:
  • To Gather as God's people and nurture one another
  • To Know the Word of God
  • To Grow in faith, love, and service
  • To Go into the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ
ELCAAdvent is a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  Advent uses both Augsburg-Fortress (ELCA) and Concordia (LC-MS) publishing houses for worship, Sunday School, bible study and educational materials.
Leadership Team
Interim Pastor:
Rev. Michael McKillip comes to Advent to lead and assist in the transition of the congregation to a new pastor. Rev. McKillip is a graduate of LaSalle University and holds an M.Div from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Michael retired as pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, Morrisville, PA after 8 years of service there. He is a specialist in transitional ministry having completed specialized training in that field. He is chair of 'Justice at the Table', an ELCA hunger ministry team. Prior to entering seminary, Michael created and managed application software development for health care institutions.  
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Music Director:  Michael Dettra is a graduate of Council Rock High School and Temple University with a Bachelor of Music degree. Michael is an experienced church pianist, organist and choir director, most recently at Solebury United Methodist Church. He has taught band and music at Our Lady of Good Council School, Southampton, directs the choir at Woods School in Langhorne, and has accompanied many groups including the Newtown Arts Company. 
Michael, his wife Katie and their two children live in Newtown.
 

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