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:  
Pastor SorcekPastor Emeritus: (retired) The Rev. Dr. Paul M. Sorcek has faithfully served as Advent's pastor for 36 years from  June 1982 thru August 2018.
On September 9th, 183 people gathered at the Northampton Country Club to honor Pastor for his ministry at Advent.
Pastor Sorcek wrote this note of thanks, 
 
I give great thanks for my 36 years of ministry with you and also for the wonderful send off on my retirement. I was blessed to see so many of you during my final weeks at Advent, at my final service on August 26, and then the fantastic reception on September 9th.
Thanks also to the speakers, musicians and skit participants at the celebration. It was an amazing day, one I will always remember.  I also want to thank the congregation for the many gifts I received which are a great help and remembrances of my time with you.
Ruby and I and our family and friends were truly touched by your warmth and generosity
I have been blessed so many times by my work with you and by your farewell and Godspeed to me. Know that Ruby and I will keep you in our prayers. We look forward in the future to seeing you again.  Until that time may God continue to bless you richly, in Christ Jesus.  With many thanks, Pastor Sorcek.

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Michael Dettra_Music Director
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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