Advent Lutheran Church in Morgan Hill 408-779-3551

New to Advent

Pastor Anita WarnerA Message from Pastor Anita

Thank you for taking a few minutes to check out our website.  Advent just isn’t a building, it is a group of people who have devoted themselves to God.  Changed lives, changing lives, through Christ’s love is our mission statement and the vision for our church.  Advent Lutheran Church builds, trains and equips their people, through transformation, and by transformation, to share the love of God and the grace given through Jesus Christ to the community and the world.

While you are browsing our website, you will learn about Advent Lutheran and get a glimpse of who we are but only a brief look.  To fully understand us, come to a worship service and feel the up-close, in person fellowship that comes when people share time together.  We would love to meet and know you.

 


Sunday Worship Schedule

8:00 A.M.

10:45 A.M.

Summer Schedule

9:30 A.M.


Updates From Advent

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Contact Us

16870 Murphy Avenue

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

408-779-3551

office@advent-lutheran.org

Frequently Asked Questions:

What can I expect at worship?

Worship is in the Lutheran tradition of the Christian Church and consists of music, prayer, hearing the Word, and weekly communion. The worship service is about one hour long. Sunday worship is at 8:00 and 10:45 AM during the school year, changing to one service at 9:30 AM during the summer.

What are the people like?

You will meet people with many different occupations, cultural heritages, sexual orientations, political views, and religious backgrounds. Everyone is welcome at Advent!

What do you believe?

Faith is a relationship of trust with our God that also includes our questions and doubts.

We accept the Apostles’ Creed as a true declaration of our faith:

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

Can I receive communion?

At the table of our Lord Jesus Christ, God nourishes faith, forgives sin, and calls us to be witnesses to the Gospel.

You are invited to commune if you have been baptized. If you have not been baptized, you are invited to come forward for a blessing at communion – just cross your arms over your chest as a sign; and we lovingly invite you to learn the faith of the Church, be baptized, and thereafter faithfully receive Holy Communion. Please bring your questions to the Pastor.

How do people dress for church?

You are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable — just come as you are. For some people, jeans and a casual shirt are fine, while others are a bit dressier.

Do children attend worship?

Children are welcome and included in worship and at Communion. There is always a children’s message and an activity area in the sanctuary. Child care is available all morning if parents wish. Parents are welcome to step to the fellowship hall to soothe a fussy little one while still being able to hear the service.

Christian Education and Bible Studies?

There are Christian education opportunities for children, youth, and adults. Details will be in the weekly bulletin folder and new class offerings are described in our monthly newsletter.