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Questions for Reflection and Discussion
We are providing questions that tie back to the preceding Sunday's primary reading and sermon each week. Feel free to think about these on your own, to discuss with a family member or friend, or to use these within your small group.

Readings : Lamentations 3:19-33; Luke 1:68-79 Hymn Focus : Great Is Thy Faithfulness

1. How have you experienced God's faithfulness in the last week? How have you longed for God's faithfulness in the last week?

2. How is God's unchanging nature a comfort? How is it a challenge?

3. What is the longest that you have struggled with a particular hardship?

4. What has been most personally difficult for you in the pandemic?

5. The Holy Spirit prompts Zechariah's words. Have you ever sensed the Holy Spirit speaking through you? If so, describe such a time. If not, how might you have known it?
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Prayer and Promise - Tonight
Join Pastor Don tonight at 8 pm for Prayer and Promise . Each week has brought a different mix of participants and is its own unique experience. We'll connect on Zoom around prayer concerns, read a Scripture passage that communicates God's promises, and pray together. No reservations required. Sign in HERE at 8 pm
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Live Zoom Worship on Sunday!
Live Zoom worship will be held on Sunday, July 26 at 9:30 am. This interactive worship service will also require some supplies. Please pick these supplies up at church on one of the following days and times. 
 
Wednesday , July 22 between 5 - 6 pm
OR
Thursday , July 23 between 3:30 - 4:30 pm

This will also be a chance for you to see Pastor Don AND to take some quarantine photos with Claire (similar to the Christmas photos from December!) Bring a mask!
This Sunday will also be a HEALING SERVICE . You'll have the opportunity to pray one-on-one in a Zoom breakout room with someone from Atonement. All instructions will be given during worship.
DRIVE UP COMMUNION will be offered this Sunday from 11 am - Noon at Atonement. You'll be able to receive the elements from Pastor Don without ever leaving your car. We'll have elements for you OR if you feel more comfortable, you can bring your own bread and wine.
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Waking Up White Discussion Groups
If you are not currently in a small group there are open discussion groups available for sign up via  REALM .
  • Log into your account
  • Click Community > Groups > Find Groups
  • Choose the Waking Up White date/time option that works for you (Sunday morning or Monday evening)
  • Click Join group > Send request to let the group leader know you want to join.
Any questions about groups, accessing the signup through realm, etc. please  contact Mary Williams
Talking to Kids About Race
If you're interested in learning more about how to talk to your kids (of any age!) about race, join us on Wednesday, July 28 from 8-9 pm via Zoom. We'll be discussing Ch. 4-6 of So You Want To Talk About Race. Contact Jen Bradbury
Blessing for College Students
All students who will be in college this fall - whether far away or nearby - are invited to join us for a special blessing over Zoom at 9 am on Sunday, August 2. Bring your parents. Others from Atonement are also welcome to join us!