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16 Telford Avenue, West Lawn, PA 19609

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Rev. Mark R. Rigg, Pastor

Sunday Worship Services • Holy Communion • 8:15 AM and 10:45 AM

Church Office Hours 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM Monday through Friday

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Music at Advent

Photo of John C. Brewster, Director of Music John C. Brewster, Director of Music -- Music Director's email

Welcome to the Music Ministry of Advent Lutheran Church!

Here is your personal invitation to become a part of the music ministry here at Advent. In the choirs at Advent you will always feel welcome.

Where are your gifts?

Your voice - the Adult Vocal Choir is ready for you!

Your hands - come ring some bells in the Handbell choir.

Introducing a new hand chime choir - I am pleased to offer this new ensemble for those who are interested in contributing to the music ministry, but do not have a lot of time and cannot read music or would like to learn a little. I am looking for anyone (any age) who would like to learn to play the hand chimes. Just tell me you are interested. When there are at least five people interested, we will meet together and determine the frequency of rehearsals and when to have them.

Well, if singing and ringing is not getting your interest, how about these ensembles:

Some of your may remember the Saxophone Choir or maybe the Recorder Choir. Interested - please tell me, I would be happy to get these ensembles active again!

So you want to contribute to the music ministry, but none of the above choirs are for you. Tell me where you would like to use your musical gift.

Ephesians 5:19 – “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, sing and make music in your hearts to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Everyone has a gift to share - please consider sharing yours by becoming part of the music ministry at Advent!

Please come and talk to your parish musician!

Looking forward with great musical enthusiasm,

John C. Brewster
Director of Music
Or leave me a “note" in my office mail box

The Advent Church Choirs

Sunday School Choir

Children in 1st through 5th grade are invited to join the Sunday School Choir. Rehearsals are held during the Sunday School season on Sunday morning from 9:45-10:00 AM. The Sunday School Choir sings once a month usually at the 8:15 service.

Adult Handbell Choir

The Adult Handbell Choir rings 4.5 octaves of Malmark Handbells. Reading music is not a requirement, as everyone will help you learn your notes. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 6:45 to 7:25 PM. The Adult Handbell Choir rings once a month at both the 8:15 and 11:00 AM services.

Adult Choir: The Adult Choir is currently about 20 members and is open to singers in ninth grade and above. Reading music is not a requirement, as everyone will help you learn your notes. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. The Adult Choir sings weekly at the 11:00 AM service, and once a month at the 8:15 service.

For more information about the music ministry please contact the music director via email indicated above or below.


The Organ at Advent

The organ was installed in 1977 by the MP Moller Organ Company of Hagerstown, Maryland. The 38 ranks are divided into 5 divisions. There are 37 stops and 2091 pipes.


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Advent's Moller organ

Advent sanctuary

Advent Lutheran Church from Telford and Noble Streets

Photos by John C. Brewster


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