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From May 24 to September 6, we worship with one service at 9:30 AM

  Pastor Gail Swanson - Office Hours Tuesday - Friday

If you are in need of pastoral care, please call Pastor Gail at 434-0980


Atonement on the Move!


Multigenerational Vacation Bible School Event

“A Whale of a Tale!” (The Story of God and Jonah)

When:  Sunday, September 13

What Time:  2:00-4:00 PM

Where: St. John’s Meadows Senior Living Community

Who’s Invited:  All children, youth and adults from Atonement…and residents from St. John’s Meadows

 Bible stories, crafts, activities, puppet skit, songs and snacks.

A complete Vacation Bible School experience in one afternoon!

HELP is needed - sign up to volunteer!

Confronting Racism

Join ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and William B. Horne II, an ELCA member from Clearwater, Fla., for a live webcast conversation on the complexity and implications of racism Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. (CDT).

Through its social statement – “Freed in Christ: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture” – ELCA members have expressed this church’s calling to confront racism and advocate for justice and fairness for all people. The statement is grounded in the conviction that the church has been gathered together in the joyful freedom of the reign of God announced by and embodied in Jesus. That reign has not come in its fullness, but the message of God’s “yes” to the world breaks down all dividing walls as we live into that promise.

“Talking about race and racism is hard work for most of us,” says Horne. “Our Christian witness compels us to confront our sinfulness in all forms from within and outside of ourselves. It is more beneficial if we do it together.”

In several public statements, Eaton has called for deep conversations about racism and racial justice, particularly in response to several events in the United States.

“God’s intention for all humanity is that we see the intrinsic worth, dignity and value of all people. Racism undermines the promise of community and fractures authentic relationships with one another. We need to talk and we need to listen, but we also need to act,” says Eaton.

A link to the live webcast will be embedded on this page. A live stream also will be available at www.Facebook.com/Lutherans. Twitter hashtag is #ELCAConfrontRacism. A recording of the webcast will be made available here.

Interested in submitting a question for the ELCA presiding bishop to consider during the live webcast? Send your question to livinglutheran@elca.org. Please provide your name and your congregation’s name, city and state.

- See more at: http://elca.org/webcast?utm_campaign=home%20page&utm_source=elca.org&utm_medium=banner#sthash.YjJSkOo2.dpuf

DETROIT! - We're Baack!

July 14-19, 2015

Read our reflections and experiences from the ELCA National Youth Gathering on our blog at



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

A Reconciling In Christ Congregation
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

You're Invited!
There is a lot going on at Atonement.
  • There are various opportunities for families and youth of all ages to grow in spirituality as well as strengthen fellowship within the congregation. Have small children? Join the Young Families - they meet monthly on a Sunday evening. Teens? Ask about our Youth Group. Looking for food and fellowship? Join us for a Potluck Supper or Lemonade On The Lawn. Crafty? Help out with the Labors of Love sale.
  • Love to sing? Play an instrument? Want to learn how to play chimes? 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 directs a children's choir as well as an adult choir .
  • Spiritual Formation and Christian Education opportunities abound with periodic weekly Bible Studies, morning prayer, a monthly Men's breakfast and Bible Study, prayer retreats, 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.

Take a tour through the site to find out more about Atonement. 

Our current and past newsletters are available here