We worship on Sundays with 2 worship services

8:45 AM and 11:15 AM.

Join us between services (10 AM) on Sundays for Adult Forum and Sunday School.


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December 24 and 25             Rev. James Dollhopf

December 28                       Deacon Deb Johnson

January 4                             Rev. Eric Quinney-Burnard

January 11                           Rev. Eric Quinney-Burnard

January 18                           Rev. Gail Swanson

January 25                           Rev. Eric Quinney-Burnard



                   Sunday, December 21                 

9:30 AM

Worship with Holy Communion followed by the Sunday School Christmas pageant

Wednesday December 24 

4 PM

Christmas Eve Worship with Holy Communion

                                               9 PM

Christmas Eve Candlelight service with Holy Communion

                  Thursday, December 25            

9:30 AM Christmas Day Worship

             Sunday, December 28              

9:30 AM Lessons and Carols with Holy Communion



“For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes.” Dag Hammarskjold

     August 3, 2014 marked the end of Pastor Macholz's 24 years of ministry with Atonement Lutheran Church. 

      We wish him many blessings as he moves on to lead our Upstate New York Synod as the newly elected Bishop.

     In the meantime, our congregation begins a time of transition - of study and reflection before a new pastor is called.  There will be time to reflect on our history, plan for our future, and celebrate the gifts and leadership of our congregation.

          If you need to pastoral care, you can call or email Kristin at the church office - office@atonementrochester.org or 585-442-1018.    For a pastoral emergency outside of office hours, please contact Pastor Doug Stewart at 585-377-6802


Called to be Christ’s presence and love in God’s world and recognizing that we are all God’s children with differing abilities and gifts, we as members of Atonement Lutheran Church welcome persons who are, gay, lesbian, transgendered, bi-sexual, transsexual, and heterosexual as well as of any ethnicity, culture, socio-economic status, or other characteristic, who come bringing with them their life experiences, hopes and dreams in order that they might experience the presence and love of God in this community of faith.

Atonement Lutheran Church 
is a gathering of God's People called to:
 invite all people into the presence of the living God,
prepare for ministry in daily life and
go into the world as disciples

     Join us for Christmas Worship!
Christmas Eve
Holy Communion 4 PM
Candlelight service with
Holy Communion 9 PM

Christmas Day
Holy Communion 9:30 AM


You're Invited!

There is a lot going on at Atonement.
  • Our Youth and Family Minister that has provided various opportunities for families and youth of all ages to grow in spirituality as well as strengthen fellowship within the congregation. 
  • Our Musical Director provides a liturgically inspired musical program for both traditional and contemporary services, as well as several special events throughout the year. He also directs a children's choir as well as an adult choir .
  • Spiritual Formation and Christian Education opportunities abound with periodic weekly Bible Studies, a monthly Men's breakfast and Bible Study, Sunday morning Adult Forum and Sunday School.
  • We continue to share our gifts with our community through several benevolence events including; A Spring Rummage Sale and Labors of Love Craft Sale. All proceeds for these events go to a selected charity within the Greater Rochester Area.
Atonement also offers Christian education for all ages between services and a staffed nursery attendant trained and ready to watch young children during the service and in between services if needed.

Most of all Atonement has a welcoming congregation ready to meet you and share further all that is going on at Atonement.
Come visit. Everyone is invited! 

We worship every Sunday with Holy Communion at 2 services from Labor Day to Memorial Day. 

8:45 AM - traditional service 
11:15 AM - more contemporary service

10 AM is education for all with Sunday School and Adult Forum, as well as fellowship with coffee and bagels each week.

     In the summer months we worship at 9:30 AM alternating traditional and contemporary services each week.
     Each summer service is followed by a "Lemonade on the Lawn" event for everyone to spend time in fellowship.

For more information about the services click here.

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