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
Bridge Pastor:
Rev. Josephine Wright comes to Advent to assist in the transition to a new pastor.
Rev. Wright is a graduate (M.Div) of Lutheran Theological Seminary Philadelphia, and retired after serving six years as pastor of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Springtown, PA.
In addition, Pastor Jo served as supply pastor to St. Stephen’s Lutheran, Feasterville, Living Word Lutheran, Roslyn and other Lutheran and Episcopal Churches in the greater Philadelphia area. Prior to the call to ministry, Jo was Director of Music and Drama at the Friends School, Newtown and the Grey Nun Academy, Yardley.  Rev. Wright holds a BA degree in Music performance and a Master of Education degree from Arcadia University where she also taught as Associate Professor and directed the Women’s Chorus, in concert with the Orpheus Club at the Academy of Music in Phila.
A widow of the late Honorable James L. Wright, Pastor Jo has 5 children, 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and lives in Richboro with her two dogs, Dillie and Stuart.  Welcome back Pastor Jo. 
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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