Lent & Easter at Atonement

Lenten & Easter Worship Times

Wednesdays in Lent
Wednesdays, March 1st-29th
6:30-7:15 pm

Refreshments in the Café before and after the service
Choir rehearsal following worship
March 1
Pastor Zac Sturm, Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16)
March 8
Bishop Susan Candea, Parable of the Wicked Tenants (Matthew 21:33-46)
March 15
Rev. Donna Simon, Parable of the Wedding Banquet (Matthew 22:1-14)
March 22
Vicar Jordan Stone, Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30)
March 29
Bishop Emeritus Roger Gustafson, Parable of the Sheep and Goats (Matthew 25:31-46)

Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 2nd
8:30am & 11:00am

Brunch and Egg Hunt at 9:45am

Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 6th

Service includes First Communion

Good Friday
Friday, April 7th

Holy Saturday
Saturday, April 8th

One service with reception following (no 5:00pm worship service)

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 9th
8:30am & 11:00am

Reception between services


First Communion Class
Sunday, March 26th

Students will receive their first communion on Maundy Thursday

Want to Assist with Preparing the Sanctuary Art for Holy Week?

Steve Hess has scheduled several workgroups in the coming weeks: March 31, April 1, April 7 and April 8

Trivia Night
Saturday, April 1st

Charter Hall

Trivia, chili and more! $20/per person is requested which will support their mission trip to Benton Harbor, MI this summer.
The nursery will be open for childcare for infants-5yrs and there will be a movie and play option for Kinder-6th grade children. There will be pizza for kids. $20/per child.
And for all you great cooks - make a crockpot of your favorite chili recipe; participants will vote on their favorite recipe with money, and the winner will receive a prize; 12 slots are available. Sign up for your family - or fill a table. Sign up below or at the table in the lobby.

Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 2nd

Please leave your filled eggs donations in the bins by the entrance doors by March 26th!

Palm Sunday Brunch
Sunday, April 2nd
Charter Hall

Volunteers are Needed!
Setup - 1 person, 8:00am
Food prep - 1 person, 8:00am
Serving - 1 person, 9:30-11:00am
Clean up - 2 people, 11:00am

Easter Café
Sunday, April 9th

Volunteers are Needed!
Setup - 2 people, 8:00am
Serving - 1 person, 9:30-11:00am
Clean up - 3 people, 11:00am

Lenten Challenges

Join Grace in Prayer

 If you want to join Grace in prayer this lent, She will be doing Draw the Circle: 40-day prayer challenge by Mark Batterson. She has done this prayer challenge two other times. It has changed her prayer life, and she has learned so much about our God! You could even do it as a family!

Praying the Lutheran Rosary

In her Ash Wednesday sermon, Vicar Jordan shared the spiritual practice of praying a Lutheran version of the rosary. We share it here with you. 


Easter Giving

This year 2023 Lenten offerings are going to the ELCA Disaster Response for the Eastern Europe Crisis and the Middle East Crisis.

More information on the Eastern Europe Crisis Response (War in Ukraine)
More information on the Middle East Crisis (Türkiye and Syria Earthquake Relief)

Easter Lily Garden

Contribute to Atonement's Easter Lily Garden. The last day to order Easter lilies is Sunday, April 2nd.

Palm Branch Delivery

Palm Branch Delivery

Are you interested in delivering a palm branch or two to one of our homebound members? The dates of delivery will be March 30 – April 2, at your convenience. Please email Deacon Cherri if interested.