The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Atonement

One in Christ. Gifted by Grace. Called to Serve.

Holy Post Newsletter

Stay in touch with the news and events from Atonement Lutheran Church.

    The weekly e-Post includes a timely message from the pastor, worship leader reminders, announcement of events and a calendar of events scheduled.  

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Prayer Petitions and concerns - God exhorts us to pray for people in need. Please contact the church office to place a loved one or friend on our prayer list.

Prayer Board

A prayer Board is located in the lobby outside the worship area. All are invited to post their prayer concerns on the board using the post it notes and pens near the guest sign in book. You are also welcome to take a prayer concern from the board to pray over it. 


Prayer group will meet in the Chapel the second and fourth Monday evenings at PM for quiet prayer.

All are welcome.

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Christian Education 

All are invited to join us as we journey through God's word

Sunday Lectionary Study is offered Sunday morning from 9 - 9:50 AM. 
Bi-weekly Bible Study - Wednesday afternoons at 1 PM following Food Pantry distribution. This in-depth study is open for all in the community.

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Evangelism and Christian Education Present
Monthly Movie Night
All are welcome to join us every month for a Christian based movie, bring a friend!
We'll have pizza and soft drinks,
you are welcome to bring your favorite movie snack to share.
The first Movie Night will be Friday, August 4 at 6 PM.
If you have any questions, please speak with Brenda and Jeff Hunt.

Wednesday Evening

Beach Worship

 On July 26 we will begin Wednesday Beach Worship service on the First Avenue Beach at 6 PM, and every Wednesday after that concluding on Labor Day. We will have a simple mass, similar to Word and Meal service using the daily lectionary readings.

The music will be led by Kenny Sorensesn playing guitar and harmonica. Please join us for this enriching midweek service.

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CMC Group

(Cultivating Mission Capacity) 

Atonement members are teaching a youth Bible class at United Methodist Church on Grand Ave and hoping that the teenagers might engage with young people in our own congregation.  Atonement members are also teaching a Bible class at the Jersey Shore Adult Day Care Center on Main St. in Asbury Park and working with neighboring churches to develop housing for women who are homeless during the coldest months of the  year (December 1 – March 31).  The CMC team is hoping that others will become involved in these new ministries and in further addressing the goals noted above.  If you would like to learn more about these opportunities, please contact the CMC team: Pastor Gary, Brenda Hunt, Carolyn and Ken Lafferty.

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ELCA WORLD HUNGER   The Rev. Daniel Rift, Director of the ELCA World Hunger and Disaster Appeal has sent a thank you letter to the congregation.  Click this LINK  to open the letter. 

To review the ELCA  Statement on the Practice of Word And Sacrament;  Adopted for Guidance and Practice, please click on the icon to be directed to the PDF document The Use of the Means of Grace. 

Simply Giving

We offer electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offering. Electronic giving offers convenience for individual congregation members and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.  To sign up, click HERE to access the authorization form, or contact Richard Flanigan.

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Iglesias Ebenezer casa de Oracion (Mission Ebenezer)

Worship times are Sunday evenings 5:15 - 7:15 PM and Thursday evenings from 7 - 9 PM and a Music/Dance rehearsal on Friday evenings 7 - 9 PM.

GREATER LOVE MINISTRY   GLM is a ministry founded on the word of God, committed to following in sound biblical prinicples. The vision of GLM is to teach, train, and impart into the community of Asbury Park and the greater shore area. The ministry is a place where people of all colors, creeds, and nationalities can come together and worship the Living Savior, who is Jesus Christ,the son of the Living God.Our mission is to make sure we are the voice and the hand that encourages people to change their lives with hope, comfort, and peace - Isaiah 51:3

Greater Love Ministry meets Sunday afternoons from 2:30 - 5 PM and Tuesday evenings 7 - 9 PM in the Parish Hall.

Recovery support groups meeting at Atonement:

AA - A Design for Living - open speaker meeting Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:15 PM

AA - Asbury Park/Neptune Saturday Morning Group - open speaker meeting Saturday mornings from 10 - 11:30 AM

AA - Conscious Contact North - Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 7:15PM. Ocean Grove open meditation meeting.  When weather permits, the group will meet at the beach.

Open speaker and discussion meetings are open to all, please feel welcome to attend.

Narcotic Anonymous - closed meeting -  Tuesday afternoon  4:30 - 6 PM

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Aug 19 at 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Saturday, Aug 19 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, Aug 20 at 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Sunday, Aug 20 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM