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Pastoral Care

The many ways we care for members and the community in times of need.



Pastoral Care

The many ways we care for members and the community in times of need.







What is Pastoral Care?


When a member or friend of the congregation is in spiritual distress or other need, our pastoral care team and lay ministries are ready to step in with prayer, support, visits, and more.  





What is Pastoral Care?


When a member or friend of the congregation is in spiritual distress or other need, our pastoral care team and lay ministries are ready to step in with prayer, support, visits, and more.  




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Pastoral Care Menu



Pastoral Care Menu







Listed below are the many ministries that take place here at Atonement to help members and friends in times of need:  

  • Visitation at hospital and rehab centers by members of our Pastoral Care Team
  • Homebound Visitation by our Visitation Pastor, Arthur Wyse
  • Health Advocacy, led by our Congregation Health Advocate Dr. Ken Lord, including:
    • Grief Booklets, sent in the year after a loved one's death. 
    • Transportation ministry, mostly for doctor appointments
    • Get-well cards after a hospitalization
  • Stephen Ministry, a lay-led ministry of accompaniment
  • Prayer Team
  • Card Ministry
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • Flower Delivery
  • Eucharistic Ministry - trained lay members bringing Holy Communion to Homebound members
  • Caregiver's Small Group, to encourage and support self-care
  • Memory Care
  • Helping Hands - NEW!  Ministry for regular people to help each other with needs.  

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Lutherans are:

Evangelical (meaning gospel-centered)


catholic (meaning a part of the whole Christian church across time and space)


Reforming (always being made new, seeking where God is calling us to reorient)