CONGREGATIONAL ANNUAL MEETING

Sunday, January 29th, at 12:00pm - Plan to attend Atonement's Congregational Annual meeting, to be held in the Sanctuary immediately following the 11:00am worship service. The agenda will include the adoption of the 2023 budget and various ministry updates. Email Kathy Vannoy, Council President, with any questions.
Small Group Ministry

Atonement members and friends enjoy a variety of activities that will connect you with old friends and new. Click on the image to see what's happening this month! And check out the new opportunities!
Older Adults Technology Class
Coming in February!

This class is a way to learn new skills and bridge the technology gap between generations. Our four-week series will cover a variety of topics, and will meet in the Gathering Place from 1:00-2:00pm on the dates below. The projected topics are:

· Making Your Device Work for You (2/7)
· Social Media and Atonement's New Website (2/14)
· Cybersecurity (2/21) and
· Bring Your Questions (2/28).
Learn more and sign up here! Questions - email Vicar Jordan.

Outreach Ministry

"Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly" - Micah 6:8

Click on the image to the left for information on how you and your family can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors!


Children, Youth & Family



FUN FRIDAYS
These fun evenings include dinner, time to focus on our faith, great games. We'll end with yummy dessert and prayer. We need at least 4 adults for these evenings!

CAMP SUNDAY 1/29
Parents and kids are invited for a fun morning where we'll sing silly songs with Pr. Zac and learn all about camp. We'll play games, have S'more snack, and hear about summer camp in the Gathering Place at 9:45am on Sunday, January 29th. Parents, Q & A is for you, too, and you'll have an opportunity to register your kids. It would be great if Atonement kids to attend the same week!

January Calendar for KFaM & YFaM!
1/14 6:00-8:00pm CUE
1/15 9:45am Sunday school is back!
1/21 6:00-8:00pm CUE
1/27 6:30pm 4th Fridays - 4th-6th grade
28 6:00-8:00pm CUE/KNI
29 9:45am Camp Sunday • Silly Songs & S'mores

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CUE Is Coming - and You Can Be A Part of It!!!

Hey Everyone! This Saturday at C.U.E. we will be having a service night! Dinner will be served at 6:00pm in Charter Hall. Get more information and sign up here!

Host a C.U.E. dinner
Would your Atonement friends/small group/team be interested in hosting a dinner for children, youth, and families? Sign up here!

What would hosting a dinner look like?
The food would be provided, but it will need to be prepared! I am looking for 5-8 people who would be willing to help cook, set up, serve, and clean up dinner for 1-2 Saturday nights. Cooking and set up would probably start around 5:00pm and clean up would be around 6:30-7:15pm. The set up and clean up crew can be the same or different. If you have any questions reach out to Grace!
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Alpha YTH - Hey high school students! Join us on Sunday morning in the Youth Room (104) for ALPHA YTH at 9:00am. We will start with breakfast and jump into the video and conversations.

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Check Out the New Atonement Instagram! Follow us @atonement.youth.
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Caring Ministry

Click on the image for Prayers, updates on
upcoming Grief Ministry events and more!



CPR Instruction Class
Sunday, February 19 from 1:00-3:00 PM.

An instructor from Johnson County MedAct will conduct the class according to American Heart guidelines involving adults, children, infants, and use of the AED. The cost is $30 per person and payable to MAEA. Contact Dina DeVries at 913-780-3999 or email her here.
From Your Stewardship Team . . .

Five Gifts of Discipleship:
How We Live Our Baptismal Journey

"Baptism inaugurates a life of discipleship in the death and resurrection of Christ. Baptism conforms us to the death and resurrection of Christ precisely so that we repent and receive forgiveness, love our neighbors, suffer for the sake of the Gospel, and witness to Christ."
("The Use of the Means of Grace", principle 14, page 20)

During the Epiphany Season of 2023, Atonement will focus on the Five Gifts of Discipleship. Each is gift freely received through baptism and can be lived out in different ways. This is a complement to our teaching about stewardship principles, practices and skills.

Martin Luther taught we are to daily renew our baptism. We rise and say, "I am baptized into Christ." Whether we are young or old, this daily renewal of baptism leads to a practicing of faith and deepening of discipleship. This emphasis will embrace our faith journey as we come from the baptismal waters to live a new life in Christ.

We are not alone in discerning how to follow Jesus. God sends the Holy Spirit to call, gather, and sustain us in God's grace, connecting us to brothers and sisters in Christ who also are living out their baptism
Atonement Office Hours

Please note that the church office will be closed Monday, January 16th, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr holiday.

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-12:00noon
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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America www.elca.org