A weekly series that profiles various places of worship in Columbia County
The Rev. Matthew Lash, the pastor of Advent Lutheran Church in Martinez, says the church offers a blended worship style with traditional hymns and contemporary praise music.
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Advent Lutheran Church
Address: 3232 Washington Road, Martinez
Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Services: Sunday school and adult Bible study, 9:45 a.m.; and Sunday worship service, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The church will hold vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 10-14.
Pastor: Matthew Lash
Congregation size: 500
Membership: Most who attend are from Columbia and Richmond counties.
Known for: "The focus of this congregation is Christian discipleship," Lash said.
Music: "The church offers a blended worship style with traditional hymns as well as contemporary praise music," he said.
The church uses instruments such as an organ, keyboard and guitars.
What would you say to someone who's thinking about giving your church a try?
"They are going to receive a warm welcome," he said.
"If people are looking for a congregation that's family oriented, Advent is a good place to start a good church life and walk with the Lord."
What do you believe is the biggest issue facing the faithful today?
"I think there's just the continued need to keep God's word relevant in our daily life, with all the pressures and struggles in our life," Lash said.
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