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Welcome to the Advent Lutheran Church website. We believe 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. 

Katie and Martin Luther with Advent group 

Katie Luther (played by our own Pastor Barb Ziah) performed a dialogue with Martin Luther (played by Pastor Mike Jones of St John's Lutheran Church in Bartonville) .  This was part of a fund raising event for Lutheran Social Services of Illinois sponsored by Lutheran Women of Peoria.  Here are Katie and Martin with the Advent people who attended the event.


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Labor Day to 2 weeks b4 Memorial Day

Sunday @ 8 & 10:30 am & Sunday School @ 9:15 am

Sunday b4 Memorial Day to Labor Day:  

Saturday @ 5:00 pm & Sunday @ 9:00 am 

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                           THIS WEEK AT ADVENT



12/17  Sunday            8:00 AM  Lessons & Carols for Advent: Holy Family

                                   9:00 AM  INFORMAL fellowship hour, FLC

                                   9:15 AM  Chime Choir Rehearsal.

                                   9:15 AM  Sunday School Christmas Party

                                   9:30 AM  Adult Forum   

                                 10:30 AM  Lessons & Carols for Advent: Holy Family

                                 11:30 PM  Carpool to Ordination Service

                                  1:30 PM  Ordination Service for Patrick Jenkins

                                  6:30 PM  2nd Year Confirmation Theme Session


12/18  Tuesday          7:00 PM  “Bad Girls of the Bible”  Women’s Bible Study



12/20  Wednesday      NO MUSIC REHEARSALS

                                   7:00 PM   2nd Year Confirmation Theme Session

12/24  Sunday            CHRISTMAS EVE

                                  9:00 AM  Communion for the 4th Advent Sunday

                                  7:00 PM  Carols, Candlelight & Communion, Kids’ Focus

                                11:00 PM  Carols, Candlelight & Communion


 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 

Our 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.  Click here to learn more about our Pastor.

Look at Our Photos

Come see a slideshow of our wonderful community, and get a glimpse of some of the many activities that take place at Advent.






9/10   Sunday         8:00 AM   Worship

                              9:00 AM   Biscuits & Sausage Gravy Breakfast

                              9:15 AM   Congregational Meeting

                              9:15 AM   Sunday School

                             10:30 AM   Worship

                              6:30 PM   2nd Year Confirmation Theme Night


9/11   Monday         7:00 PM   Women’s DVD Bible Study (Library)

                              6:00 PM   Executive Committee Mtg.


9/12   Tuesday        9:00 AM   Northern Conf. Pastors (Chillicothe)

                              9:00 AM   Busy Hands Quilters

                              7:00 PM   Martin Luther Movie              


9/13   Wednesday   1:00 PM   Women’s DVD Bible Study

                              6:30 PM   Praise Team

                              7:00 PM   Adult Choir


9/14   Thursday       9:30 AM   Thursday Morning Prayer Group


9/16   Saturday       4:00 PM   Volunteer at Pumpkin Grille




9/17   Sunday         8:00 AM   Worship / Communion

                              9:00 AM   Fellowship in the FLC

                              9:15 AM   Sunday School

                              9:30 AM   Adult Learning Forum

                             10:30 AM   Worship / Communion

                              2:00 PM   ELCA Work Day (Peoria)

                               6:30 PM   2nd Year Confirmation Theme Night
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