Synod Assembly Report as submitted by Fred Green
with Contributions by Natalie Lentz
The Central States Synod Assembly gathered on the delightful Bethany College campus in Lindsborg June 7-9. Pastor Joe led our Atonement delegation and was seen in active dialogue with both his fellow clergy and lay leaders from across our two-state synod as ...
This blog has been designed for Atonement Assembly Delegates to update you as to what took place at the 2011 Assembly in Kansas City. Click here to learn more about the meeting and registration.
NOVEMBER 27–28 – PEACE!
ISAIAH 2:1-5, MATTHEW 24:36-49
Jesus describes his second sudden, unexpected coming as a time when
the marriage of heaven and earth will be complete. Heaven and earth are united,
ushering in the vision of Isaiah when God’s Kingdom reigns in peace.
We are called to live into that vision today.
The Advent Experience is a 4 week journey that Atonement will be “experiencing” beginning November 28. Pick up your Advent Experience kit beginning November 21. The kit includes advent candles and a 4 week Advent Guide designed to bring more peace, joy, justice and presence this Advent Christmas season. Click here to...
In this weekend's Gospel lesson (Luke 5:1-11) Jesus calls Simon Peter to a kingdom way of looking at the world. I made the sermon assertion, "The Super Bowl offers the epitome of a worldly perspective of culture." It celebrates winning, success, material possessions, etc. And I invited you to experience this crowning cultural event, game,...
Father, this week we ask that you reign over everything; that you be our King in the midst of fear. Most of all, may we acknowledge you and submit to you, as you are ALWAYS our King and we so desperately need you to reign over our lives. ~Brooke Hodnefield
The Gospel for this week is from Mark 11: 1 - 11. That
This passage from John captures two of the most basic and important concepts of what it means to be a Christian.
First, in verses 1-4, Jesus urges the disciples to have trust in God and trust in Jesus while he goes to prepare a place for them in heaven: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me....
Loving Father, this threaded conversation is a new means of dialogue for many. We give you thanks for the opportunity to have a variety of modes in which to reach each other and further our relationship with you. As we begin this portion of our Lenten journey may our spirits be open like a window to fill us with your light. Amen&