Atonement Weekly
February 12, 2021
"Bless this Mess!" A Lenten Journey at Atonement...
Lent is a season of transformation - and transformation is messy. Lent is a time of facing the truth, taking responsibility, and making something beautiful together. “Bless This Mess” is our theme for Lent 2021 and we'll focus on the season’s transformative potential, God’s blessings, and the wonder of a simple cup of tea!  Ordinary things can create extraordinary surprises - as when common types of tea bring beautiful colors to Easter eggs (and yes, you can try this at home!). And beginning February 14th (Valentine's Day), we'll have an all new "Bless the Mess Lenten Calendar" available at church for you to use for your 2021 Lenten Journey!
Watch with children!
Sunday Online Worship 
We will celebrate virtual communion please prepare wine & bread before you begin the video.
  1. Read Mark 9:2-9 (NRSV)
  2. Watch Worship only.
  3. Watch Weekend Playlist.
  4. Ways to Give to Atonement.

Get Your Ash in Church!
Ash Wednesday Feb 17th Noon & 6:30pm Worship
A small kit with take home ashes and a short Ash Wednesday liturgy will be available at church on Sunday February 14th (Valentine’s Day – a great way to say I LOVE you!). Pick up your Ash Wednesday kit along with our ALL NEW “Bless This Mess Lenten Calendar” full of ideas and thoughtful meditations to deepen your Lenten journey!
Meeting ID: 889 9603 6906
Passcode: 420675
Sunday Morning Adult Education @10:30 a.m.
The Gospel of Mark Series continues in the Morning Adult Education hour. This Sunday, February 7th at 10:30 a.m. retired Pastor Jan Nairn will guide our study of Cross Roads: The Turning Point - Do You Know the Way to the Kingdom? (Chapters 7 & 8). To join the Zoom meeting click here. All are welcome!     
Kid's Sunday School Lesson!
This week we're teaching on the Transfiguration of Jesus - a powerful moment where God reveals the glory of Christ to his disciples. Links below are direct PDF downloads, get more ideas on our website post.
A New Way to Think & Feel About Money
Start 2021 with a new six-week digital course on money and faith. Discover how a grace-filled way of thinking and feeling about money can bring hope and freedom to strengthen our relationship with Jesus and enhance generosity. 

What do individuals get when they register for the course?
  • Six weekly lessons to learn a simple and biblical approach to managing money
  • Learn why budgets fail and discover the freedom of living within your means
  • Practical wisdom to change your financial mindset
  • Live with greater self-awareness by understanding the 8 areas of money emotions
  • Set goals and make a simple plan for next week, next month, and next year
  • Experience freedom and generosity without guilt or shame
  • The exact, step-by-step plan to eliminate debt and save more
  • Use the 7 Money Moves to create a system that results in a mindset of abundance
  • Practical worksheets to make the lessons applicable today

The program costs $80, however significant scholarships are available. Contact Pastor Tim or Pastor John for more information.
Meeting ID: 86715641651
Passcode: Spirit
Zoom with a Pastor?
Wednesday nights following worship, talk with a pastor on Zoom! Bring a joke, ask a question, share a story? This Pastors Zoom time is open to the whole congregation! Spirit Trek youth are invited, but so are you! Just click this link to join the Zoom Wednesdays about 7:15 p.m.
Worship Technology Update
Thanks to the generosity of several families at Atonement, the sanctuary has completed a major technology upgrade! After months of waiting, weeks of installation and weeks of training, we now have the capacity to Live Stream Worship Online and use a projector and screen to enhance the worship experience!

We plan to Live Stream all worship services beginning Ash Wednesday February 17th!

Now all we need is YOU! The technology requires two people to run for each worship service. The training is easy and FUN! If you'd like to help enhance worship and provide Live Streaming to home-bound people, please contact Pastor Tim, or sign-up for the Worship Tech Team online.
A Touching Thank You!
On behalf of those in our community experiencing homelessness, we want to thank your confirmation class for the gift bags. Everyone was really excited to get them. In addition to the ones we gave out at Lincoln center, some went to Lake George and some to Dallas Place warming center. They were so eager to receive them that we have barely ten left. You have all made a big difference in the lives of these folks by protecting them from illness and the cold. God bless you all. You are an inspiration. 
  • Kara & Steve
  • Kaye Jankowsky
  • Dick Nathe 
  • Don Handhahl
  • Ron Purinton
  • Theresa Christenson 
  • Patsy Mader
  • Steve Raatikka
  • Charles Renken
  • Lainey Matuska
  • Terry Steinmetz
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