Thanksgiving Eve Worship & Pie Social
Wednesday, November 26th - 6:30 pm
Mid-Week Candlelight Advent Worship
Take a brief pause in your week to reflect on God's emerging presence.
Wednesdays - December 3rd, 10th, 17th - 6:30 pm
Women of Atonement Advent Tea Celebration
Saturday, December 6th - 10:00 am - noon
Sunday School Christmas Program
Sunday, December 14th - 4:00 pm
Followed by Fellowship Meal
Christmas Eve Worship
December 24th - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
One Worship Service
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’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
5:30 pm - This is a piano-led service including traditional liturgy and a great variety of hymns to satisfy everyone's desires.
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.