The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Atonement

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

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Holy Post Newsletter

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


     The November Holy Post was the last printed monthly newsletter. As a means of good stewardship of our treasure, the council has approved the distribution of a weekly E-Post.

     This E-Post includes a timely message from the pastor, worship leader reminders, announcement of events and a 2 week calendar of events scheduled.  

     To receive this weekly E-Post direct to your Inbox, please contact the church office, [email protected] and request to be included on the distribution list. Thank you. 

To view this weeks publication, click E-POST


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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.

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Prayer group will meet in the Chapel the second and fourth Monday evenings at 6PM for quiet prayer.

All are welcome.

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Christian Education

Students of ALL ages are welcome!

Sunday Church School is offered to children ages 3 through grade 5 from 9 - 9:50 AM.

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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Season of Lent


For the remaining Wednesdays in Lent, private individual confession be available between 3 - 6 PM.



Lenten Mid Week worship

All are welcome to join us Wednesday evenings during Lent for a light meal followed with study. The topic of study this season is  Luther’s Small Catechism in our daily life. We invite you to come when you can, and leave when you must. If your work schedule doesn’t allow you to come for worship, come for the study, but please plan to come as often as you can.


Evangelism invites you to Beer and Bible, every Friday evenings in Lent at 5pm. Join us at the Asbury Festhalle und Biergarten Fridays in Lent, bring your Bible and questions!

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You are invited and welcome

to join us as we prepare for

Easter Sunday,

April 16, 2017.


   We begin with the Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord (Palm Sunday):

April 9 at 10 AM - join us as we recite the Passion record found in

   the Gospel of Matthew.

April 13 at 7 PM - Holy Thursday we recall the last supper and betrayal and 

   arrest of our Lord.

April 14 at 7 PM - Good Friday we recall the trial and death of our Lord.

April 15 at 7 PM Easter Vigil, we recall God's promise and accounts of the

  coming Messiah through the Old Testament as we await Jesus' triumphant

  resurrection. If you would like to participate and read one of the lessons, please    contact the church office.

April 16 at 10 AM we celebrate the triumphant Resurrection of our Lord.


Please feel welcome to join with us for all or any of the services.

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 Easter Sunday is April 16, 2017


The Altar Guild will be taking orders for Easter lilies and white tulips through Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Please consider purchasing a flower or two in honor or in memory of a loved one.  Donations to the Altar Fund in lieu of flowers are also greatly appreciated. Click Here to be open the order form.

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The Greater Shore Concert Band

has begun rehearsals for their Carnegie Hall Celebration Concert on May 20, 2017.  We are very excited about this once in a lifetime opportunity.  To read some of the band member’s personal stories, click HERE.  We hope that many of you will be able to attend our concert at Carnegie Hall.  Tickets go on sale March 1.  The band is offering charter buses that will provide transportation from Monmouth County to NYC and back for $27 round trip per person.  For details follow this link We’d love to see you in NYC.   Additional Greater Shore Concert Band web pages:  http://greatershoreconcertband.org   [email protected]

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SEOC - Asbury Park - Meet the Candidates Night - Monday, April 3 from 7 - 9 PM

Meet the candidates running for the Asbury Park School Board of Education.

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Permit-only parking zones effective this week.

One side of the street for six blocks in the City's Northeast side are affected between the hours of 5 PM and 8 AM daily. The North side of First Avenue between Heck Street and Bergh Street is one of the areas designated. Please click HERE to read the notification.

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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

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

Thursday, Mar 30 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Mar 31 at 5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, Mar 31 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, Apr 1 at 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM