Fr. Paul Wanter, Priest: (859) 707-1643

Join Us Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. for the Third Sunday in the Advent Season

Quote of the Day

"God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them."

Franz Kafka (1883-1924)


Episcopal Migration Ministries, Others, Awarded New Contracts

The State Department, despite recent decisions to drastically reduce the number of refugees allowed to be resettled in the U.S., has renewed contracts with all nine agencies that long have facilitated resettlements for the government, including Episcopal Migration Ministries, or EMM.

The decision, communicated to the agencies on Nov. 30, allows them to continue their resettlement activities for another year, though at a diminished capacity than under previous administrations. Read the story by clicking HERE.

Country Says Farewell to George H.W. Bush at National Cathedral

With a combination of military precision, Episcopal Church liturgy and fond, sometimes humorous, remembrances from his family and friends, the U.S. on Dec. 5, 2018,  formally bid farewell to former President George H.W. Bush. Read the story by clicking HERE.

See the printed order of service HERE.

View the full service HERE, with the consecration by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry running from 2:00:05 to 2:02:30.

Cristosal: A Partnership Between Clergy in the U.S., El Salvador

Cristosal began in 2000 as a partnership between Episcopal clergy in the United States and El Salvador. It later became an independent nongovernmental organization with a $2 million budget that has grown from three employees in 2010 to more than 60 in three countries thanks to a U.S. International Aid and Development grant, though it still maintains close ties to the Episcopal Church. Episcopalians donate $350,000 to the organization’s annual budget. Read more about Crisostal by clicking HERE, and why we have migrant caravans in the first place.

UPCOMING: Advent, Evening Prayer, Christmas

Advent: Dec. 2, 9, 16 & 23

Advent (Latin for "coming") is a season observed as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas as well as the return of Jesus at the second coming. 

Fr. Paul is offering a Q&A each Sunday at 10 a.m. during the Advent season. 

"Take your time this Advent. Don't rush the coming of Christmas. Decline the seductive ploys of instant gratification. Wait. Wait in expectation so that your heart and mind will be ready to receive God's gift."

— Bishop Mark

Evening Prayer, Wednesdays at 6

On Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m., we started a weekly Evening Prayer service. The service lasts about a half hour and will continue every Wednesday night. Five people came for the first night!

Our Christmas Schedule

The Christmas Eve Service will be Dec. 24 at 7 p.m., and the Christmas Day service will be Dec. 25 at 10 a.m.

This Sunday, Dec. 16: The lector is Dan and the altar guild is Darlene. December 16 is the third Sunday of Advent, Year C. To see this Sunday's readings and the vestment colors, click HERE and select the date.

What does "Episcopal" mean?

The Episcopal Church is "Protestant, yet Catholic." Episcopal means "of bishops." The Episcopal Church traces its bishops (its ministers and clergy) and its origins back to the Apostles (the early followers of Jesus) via holy orders, which are a direct line of succession back to the time of Jesus.


For more of our rich history, click HERE.

About Us

Our Background

The Episcopal Church is the United States-based member church of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We comprise 109 dioceses and regional areas in 17 nations. In 2015 we had 1.9 million members, being a part of the Anglican Communion of 85 million followers. The Church of the Advent is a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington. To receive the Diocese's newsletter, click HERE and stay on the left side of the page.

Our Faith

Our church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ, yet also those who are exploring their faith or who are asking serious questions about faith in general. You will be welcome at The Church of the Advent regardless of any religious or personal status. For more information on what we believe, visit or click HERE.

Our Purpose

Our mission is to: 1) Restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ; 2) Have a liberating and life-giving relationship with God, each other and the Earth; 3) Love God with our whole heart, mind and soul, and love our neighbors as ourselves; and 4) Focus on the three priorities of evangelism, reconciliation and creation.

Our Partners and Affiliates


Day Care

We have leased space to Community Action Council to provide a daycare. Contact Melissa at 859-233-4600 x 1208, or see their website by clicking HERE.

News and Views

Bishop Curry infuses interest in the Episcopal Church at the Royal Wedding. See story HERE. See Bishop Michael Curry's sermon HERE. See the "Saturday Night Live" spoof of Curry by clicking HERE.

Advent's Building, Bell and Organ

Read more about our Gothic revival building and history by clicking HERE and HERE. Curious about the bell in the tower? Click HERE. Read about our Jaeckel tracker organ HERE. Why red doors? Click HERE.

The Book of Common Prayer

Yes, it's online... The BCP (our prayer book) can be found by clicking HERE. Its history can be found HERE.

Our Hymnal

Our hymnal is online, too. The 1982 version can be found by clicking HERE. It's a beautifully organized site.

Which Color? Reading? Saint?

Scripture readings and vestment colors (the clergy clothes) for any day of the week, and the Saint of the Day, can be found HERE or HERE. On the altar guild? Check out floral designs HERE.


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The Church of the Advent, Cynthiana

118 N Walnut St, Cynthiana, KY 41031, USA

(859) 707-1643





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