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2012 Synod Assembly Report


6/19/2012 by Cherri Jestmore

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 ...

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Synod Assembly 2011


6/2/2011 by Admin Admin
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ATONEMENT BLOG - SYNOD ASSEMBLY 2011

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. 


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PEACE


11/23/2010 by Admin Admin
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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.

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Advent Experience


11/23/2010 by Admin Admin
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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

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Super Bowl 2010


2/7/2010 by Rick Deasley
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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,...

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I Am King


4/5/2009 by Kari Walberg
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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
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I Am ...the Way, the Truth and the Life


3/29/2009 by Peter Riggs
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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.

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I Am the Vine


3/22/2009 by Julie Assel
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I AM the Vine – John 15: 1-8
 
Father, our world is seemingly out of control economically, financially, personally. It lets us know we are useless in this sinful world without your help. Cut away discord, greed, pride and power, and teach us through our failures to live in you, trust you, and obey you.
- Liz Musolino

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I Am the Gate


3/15/2009 by Reed Uthe
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Listening for the call
    I grew up on a farm in southeastern South Dakota.  It was the same farm where my dad was raised.  He and my mom still have a herd 100+ cattle up there, most of which are descendants of the cattle my Grandpa Uthe raised starting back in the 1930's.  It always amazes me how Dad can stand
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I Am the Light of the World


3/8/2009 by Kathy LaBelle
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Father, as we go through this week may we constantly grow in faith. With every step we take in this fallen world, may we have a clearer understanding of the One who healed the blind man.   Amen                        &
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'I Am...?'


3/1/2009 by Mindy Muller
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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&

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I AM


2/6/2009 by Boo McCready
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Our First Atonement Cyber Community!   
This Lent, for the first time, we are creating cyber space for faith conversations. On this page a weekly Lenten blogger will post ruminations upon the theme for that week. You are encouraged to join in the conversation that we hope will bless Christians near and far…and at
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