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Welcome to the website for Advent Lutheran Church in Mentor, Ohio


A congregation of the Northeast Ohio Synodof the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, where our purpose is expressed as “Loved by God, we share Christ's love with all." We have numerous opportunities to help you question, explore and deepen your personal faith. We also provide ample opportunity to develop relationships with others as we journey through life together. And we place a strong emphasis on reaching out to our “neighbor” (anyone in need) and seeking to live out God’s vision for peace and justice.


Take the time to browse our website, contact us if you have any questions and, (most importantly) consider visiting us in person to get a real picture of who we are.

Can we get married and what do we need to do to get married at your church? Marriage is a ministry of the church that is offered first to active members of the congregation. The amount of time devoted to pre-marital counseling and planning a wedding makes it difficult to offer this service to everyone. However, the pastor will meet with anyone desiring to be married and will assess your individual circumstances and will check his availability and the availability of the Church facilities on your desired wedding date.
Please click on this link for a pdf. file of our congregations wedding policy.

Is your building available for public use? The short answer to this question is “Yes.” Currently, our building is used by AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, family functions such as wedding/baby showers, graduation parties, anniversary celebrations, etc. However, because of its heavy use, availability is often limited. The only way to check to see if the building is available is to contact the church office at 440-257-5565.

When is your office open? Our administrative assistant is in the office Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Pastor is often in the office Monday through Thursday mornings but it is best to contact him directly if you need to schedule an appointment. His phone number is 440-710-4757 or, you may e-mail him at

What time are your worship services? We have three worship opportunities every weekend. On Saturday evening at 4:00 p.m. we have an informal (both in dress code and worship style) service that is comprised of familiar hymns, scripture readings and prayer. We have a traditional worship service on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. (using one of the liturgies out of our hymnal Evangelical Lutheran Worship) and a contemporary worship service on Sunday morning at 11:00 (Praise and Worship songs lead by our praise band and with the entire service projected on a screen).
In addition, we have special Holiday Worship opportunities that will be listed on the front page of our Web Site as they occur.

Why isn’t my question listed on this page? It hasn’t been asked frequently enough ;) 😊 Seriously, if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us… we would love to speak with you and get to know you.

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