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Services

We worship God both in traditional and contemporary ways.
Sundays at 8:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
God Time! at 9:30 a.m.



Services

We worship God both in traditional and contemporary ways.
Sundays at 8:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
God Time! at 9:30 a.m.







Worship


What to expect when you come to worship:

People at Atonement come from many walks of life.  You may come as you are.  When you arrive you’ll notice many of our older members like to dress up, while many of our younger members prefer a more casual style.  All are welcome. 

Our form of worship is known as “liturgical.”  The term liturgy is derived from a Greek word that means, “work of the people.”  Worship is our service as Christians.  Our worship service is organized in a form shared by other “liturgical” worshiping communities.  The pattern of the worship has roots in the worship of the synagogue more than two thousand years ago. 

Our worship is organized in four parts. 

Gathering:  We are drawn to worship by God through the movement of the Holy Spirit.  Our time of gathering includes:

  • A time for greetings and announcements
  • A time for confession and for receiving forgiveness
  • A time for singing hymns and prayer

Hearing God’s Word:  We hear and meditate upon the Word of God from the Bible.  This includes:

                Bible Reading Lessons

  • A reading from the Old Testament
  • A Psalm
  • A reading from letters that were written and recorded in the New Testament
  • A reading from one of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke or John). These readings describe the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

Hearing a Sermon

  • Our Pastors prepare weekly talks (sermons) based on the lessons intended to help people in worship better understand God’s word and apply it to their daily lives

Sharing a Holy Meal:  Each week we celebrate the presence of Jesus with us through the service of Holy Communion.  We believe that Christ is truly present with us, healing, strengthening and guiding us as we remember suffering, death and resurrection in the sharing of bread (Christ’s body) and wine (Christ’s blood). 

Sending:  After Communion we end our service with prayer and song, sending people out with the words, “Go in Peace – Serve the Lord.” To which the worshiping community responds, “Thanks be to God.” 

Lutherans and coffee seem to go together.  Coffee is available in the entry hall (Narthex) as you enter.  Please join us for coffee and conversation before and or after worship. 

Worship in the main worship space occurs every week at 8:15 and 11:00.

God Time!  9:30 a.m.

Our family friendly, hands on, more informal worship service takes place in Lundin Hall and is known as God Time! Worship in this setting is aided by the use of a projector and screen rather than a written bulletin.  Our aim is to engage all ages more fully in the different parts of the liturgy.  

See the God Time page for more information. 





Worship


What to expect when you come to worship:

People at Atonement come from many walks of life.  You may come as you are.  When you arrive you’ll notice many of our older members like to dress up, while many of our younger members prefer a more casual style.  All are welcome. 

Our form of worship is known as “liturgical.”  The term liturgy is derived from a Greek word that means, “work of the people.”  Worship is our service as Christians.  Our worship service is organized in a form shared by other “liturgical” worshiping communities.  The pattern of the worship has roots in the worship of the synagogue more than two thousand years ago. 

Our worship is organized in four parts. 

Gathering:  We are drawn to worship by God through the movement of the Holy Spirit.  Our time of gathering includes:

  • A time for greetings and announcements
  • A time for confession and for receiving forgiveness
  • A time for singing hymns and prayer

Hearing God’s Word:  We hear and meditate upon the Word of God from the Bible.  This includes:

                Bible Reading Lessons

  • A reading from the Old Testament
  • A Psalm
  • A reading from letters that were written and recorded in the New Testament
  • A reading from one of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke or John). These readings describe the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

Hearing a Sermon

  • Our Pastors prepare weekly talks (sermons) based on the lessons intended to help people in worship better understand God’s word and apply it to their daily lives

Sharing a Holy Meal:  Each week we celebrate the presence of Jesus with us through the service of Holy Communion.  We believe that Christ is truly present with us, healing, strengthening and guiding us as we remember suffering, death and resurrection in the sharing of bread (Christ’s body) and wine (Christ’s blood). 

Sending:  After Communion we end our service with prayer and song, sending people out with the words, “Go in Peace – Serve the Lord.” To which the worshiping community responds, “Thanks be to God.” 

Lutherans and coffee seem to go together.  Coffee is available in the entry hall (Narthex) as you enter.  Please join us for coffee and conversation before and or after worship. 

Worship in the main worship space occurs every week at 8:15 and 11:00.

God Time!  9:30 a.m.

Our family friendly, hands on, more informal worship service takes place in Lundin Hall and is known as God Time! Worship in this setting is aided by the use of a projector and screen rather than a written bulletin.  Our aim is to engage all ages more fully in the different parts of the liturgy.  

See the God Time page for more information. 




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Communion

Christ asked us to remember...



Communion

Christ asked us to remember...







Holy Communion is a time during the worship service where we remember Jesus’s last night as he shared a meal with his disciples (friends/followers), and we share elements of that meal together, bread and wine or grape juice. In these elements we believe Jesus Christ is truly present with us.

All are welcome to receive Christ in this meal – though we prefer you be baptized first. If you do not wish to commune, you may still come forward at the appropriate time and receive a blessing. Baptized people of all ages (even children!) are welcome at Christ's table, and Communion instruction (called A Place At the Table) occurs around 2nd or 3rd grade.  You may find more information about A Place At the Table here.  

All services will distribute communion via intinction, meaning you will come forward when instructed, receive the bread in your hand, and dip it into the cup before eating it. 

Worship with us at

8:15 a.m. traditional in the nave
(main worship space)

9:30 a.m. God Time! worship in Lundin Hall

11 a.m. traditional in the nave
(main worship space)