Baptism, Confirmation, First Communion


In St. Matthew’s Gospel (28:18-20) we read:

“…Jesus said to [the disciples], All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Mt 28:18–20). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

Here Jesus provides the Church with her most fundamental duties she participates in the mission of the Holy Spirit: Baptizing and Teaching the Faith.

Advent Lutheran Church provides for the Baptism of infants and adults, always to be accompanied by ongoing training in the faith which may lead to First Communion and Confirmation.

If you are a parent who is considering Holy Baptism for your child, or an adult who is curious about Christian faith, Pastor Porter will happily provide suitable opportunities for questions and instruction.

We will rejoice with our Father in heaven over all who are born again by water and the Spirit and joined to the Body of Christ!

(John 3:5; Rom. 6:3, 12:5)









Welcome to the official web site of Advent Lutheran Church, a Congregation of the North American Lutheran Church, located in Winchester, VA.

1508 Valley Ave.
P.O. Box 3204
Winchester, VA 22604
Telephone: 540-450-0088

Meet Pastor Noel Vold
Pastor Noel Vold, our interim pastor, comes from the Midwest where he served in four churches in South Dakota and North Dakota.  The last church he served was in Dickinson, North Dakota.
He does first person presentations of various Bible characters in costume. During his parish ministry he conducted more than 20 preaching missions in various churches. Prior to becoming a pastor, he taught biology and general science in the Minnesota Public School System.
Pastor Noel’s wife Sharon was also a public school teacher in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has had extensive training in piano, and is a piano instructor and a National Guild Piano Judge. Sharon is also a ventriloguist.
The Volds have four grown children, and ten grandchildren who range in age from two to eleven years old.