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OFFICE HOURS
M-Th 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Fridays 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Worship Times

Saturday at 5:30 pm
 Sunday at 9:00 am and 11:00 am
(Celebration Worship the 2nd Sunday of each month) 


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All are welcome to worship at Atonement Lutheran Church. We are located on the north side of St. Cloud, MN directly across from NorthJunior High School. Everything that we do here is designed to draw you into a deeper love relationship with God and humanity. If you are looking for a church home, we hope that you will consider worshiping with us! Please know that children are always welcome and cherished at our church and in our worship services. If there is any way that we can be of service to you—or your family—please do not hesitate to be in contact with a pastor, staff person, or member of our congregation. We welcome you as Christ and we welcome you as friend! See you soon!


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Atonement Lutheran Church
1144 29th Ave N  •  St Cloud, MN 56303
320-252-6203



Atonement's Holiday Schedule


Mid-Week Candlelight Advent Worship

Take a brief pause in your week to  reflect on God's emerging presence.
Wednesday   -   December 17th    -   6:30 pm

Christmas Eve Worship
December 24th   -  4:00 pm  - 5:30 pm  - 10:00 pm

One Worship Service (No Hive Time)
Sunday, December 28th  -  10:00 am   
     Followed by Christmas Cookie Fellowship. Bring a dozen Christmas cookies to share!

December 27th  — No Saturday Evening Worship 

 


ATONEMENT NEWS


Atonement’s Little Free Library 

The Little Free Library at Atonement done!  Watch for the red, white and blue library on the southwest corner of the church property by the south Sunday school entrance.  Vern and Mary Ann Leitch, members of Atonement, built and donated the library and the Property Committee is ready to set it in place.  Thanks to everyone who was involved in this project.  Stop by and visit our own Little Free Library and tell your friends.

What is a Little Free Library?  It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where Atonement members and our neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.


FROM THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT 


~  Acts 1:8

 "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." NIV 

 

Atonement an Active Congregation

Our congregation is active and vital. Each month as our Committees submit their reports to the Council I am reminded again of the many activities occurring at Atonement. New programs are introduced as others continue. I am impressed and thankful for all programs that are led and completed by all of you.  It is a part of our faithful witness here in St. Cloud “and to the ends of the earth”.

 

Volunteers and Leaders step forward

One of the functions of my role is to find individuals to lead and staff activities at Atonement. It is not always easy to sit down and start calling people asking them to serve in various capacities. I have found that I need not be nervous about this task. Many of you have been more than receptive to calls to serve at Atonement. In this season of Pentecost it is apparent that the Holy Spirit is at work, prompting us to say “yes” to the call to serve. Thank you to all for continuing to make Good Things Happen.

 

A Financial note

We are now in the midst of our long awaited summer 2014. Remember that our financial needs do not go on vacation. Please continue your stewardship to Atonement through the summer. Our Treasurer reports that through May our General Fund receipts are $200,955 compared to Expenses of $209,584. The excess of expenses over receipts is comparable to our position last year. Keeping our giving consistent through the summer is important to enabling us to meet the annual budget and keep the Good Things Happening.


Our weekend services


Saturday
5:30 pm  -  This is a piano-led service including traditional liturgy and a great variety of hymns to satisfy everyone's desires.

Sunday
9:00 am Traditional Worship  -  This is a traditional liturgical service accompanied by the organ .  Musical ensembles include the Atonement Adult Choir, the Handbell Choir and the Celebration Worship Team. The Celebration Worship Team provides musical leadership at this service on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

10:10 am Learning Hour for all ages (0-102)  -  Sunday school begins for children age 3 through grade 6.  Junior and senior high school students will meet in the youth room to study our Biblical ancestry.  Adults of all ages will fellowship and be offered the opportunity to participate in a variety of adult learning experiences.

11:00 am Praise Team  -  Guitars, piano, drums and a vocal ensemble lead worship at this contemporary service on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th (when there is one) Sunday of month.  The Celebration Worship Team leads worship at this service on the 2nd Sunday.  


COUNCIL REPORTS






Consider Electronic Giving

It is an easy way to do all or a portion of your tithing.  If you know you are going to be away from Atonement Lutheran Church for an extended period (summer vacations, winter vacations, etc) this is a great way to fund mission & ministry while you’re away.  Forms available in the church office. Email questions to office@atonementlutheran.org


Atonement Calendar

Wednesday, 12/17/2014

7:00 am: Men’s Bible Study (Caribou)

9:00 am:  Quilting

12:00 pm: Al Anon

5:15 pm: Praise Singers

NO SPIRIT TREK or PIZZA

6:30 pm: Candlelight Advent Worship

7:15 pm: Adult Choir
7:30 pm: Handbell Choir

 

Thursday, 12/18/2014

8:30 am: Pieces of Love

9:30 am: Card Ministry

10:00 am: Men’s Bible Study

6:00 pm: Executive Committee Mtg

7:00 pm: Council Meeting (Old Chicago)

 

Friday, 12/19/2014

8:30 am: AARP Safe Driving Refresher Course

6:00 pm: Jr High Holiday Movie Night

 

Saturday, 12/20/2014

10:00 am:  NA

12:00: Sr High Holiday Event

5:30 pm:  Worship

 

Sunday, 12/21/2014

4th Sunday in Advent

9:00 & 11:00 am: Worship

9:00 am: Back Door Bakery

 

 


Sunday Morning Coffee and Fellowship

Please join us for coffee and fellowship on Sunday’s between services.  If your committee or ministry is interested in hosting, please use the sign-up sheets on the bulletin board across from the office.  For more information contact Sally Reichert 253-2932.


Let's keep in touch!


Email is the most efficient way of keeping you informed about all that is going on at your church.  Unfortunately, it is difficult to keep up with changing email addresses and cell phone numbers, and households dropping their land lines.  Please take a moment to update your contact information using the Let’s Keep in Touch Cards available at the welcome center or in the church office.


 




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WE ARE A PRAYING CHURCH!


As a young adult, I belonged to a church that practiced prayer really well, and throughout the year, we prayed for all the families in our congregation.  For me, it made such a difference to know I belonged to a community that prayed for me by name and I’d like to offer this to you.  Beginning in February, we will start to pray our way through the congregation.  Each week 5-8 families will receive a post card indicating that we will name your family in prayer that week and during the Tuesday staff meeting and weekend worship.  If you have specific prayer concerns, you will be invited to contact me or Pastor Kristen.  The specifics of your requests will not be named publically…God already knows…so we will only lift your name along with the other families we pray for that week.  It may be a bit awkward at first, as is any new practice.  My prayer is that soon we will give thanks that we belong to a Praying Church.   Watch your mailbox beginning in February for your prayer card.  Until then, please hold this new venture in prayer.   

 

Prayers for Healing in the Weekly Bulletin – You will notice that we now keep people on the prayers for healing list for 4 weeks.  If you desire continued prayer, please contact the church office (252-6203) and we will add your name again.  At any time, if you would like to request prayers for yourself or a loved one, please contact the church office and we will add you to the prayer list.


ATONEMENT'S MISSION

"Reaching up, Reaching out"

Reaching up to God:  We build personal relationships with God through worship, prayer, Bible study and Christian fellowship.

Reaching out to others:  God's love leads us to share the message of Jesus Christ with others through love, our lives and our gifts in our faith community and the world.