Christ's Love, Our Foundation
Grow Deep, Reach Wide

"Diversity, Sexuality, and the Scriptures:

A Both/And Approach"

These days we hear much about diversity, inclusion, and human sexuality. During these three sessions he will share a Biblical basis for his approach to these questions and ask some provocative questions himself. Join Pastor Zac in the Gathering Place for these fall sessions; each monthly session will be offered at three different times.

Session 3: "More Vegetables Please: A Case Study on How the Early Church Navigated the Tension of Diversity"

Wednesday, November 8th, 6:00-7:30pm AND Sunday, November 12th, 5:00-6:30pm

More Adult Education Opportunities

Sunday Morning Offerings

Sunday, November 12th - In connection to Veteran's Day, Pastor Jordan will share about her time being a chaplain intern at the Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Sunday, November 19th - Atonement member Katy Olson will join us to talk about her grandparents living in Papua New Guinea and her visit there. Coincidentally, Papua New Guinea is a companion synod to our Central States Synod.

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Wednesdays in the Word - 12:00noon-1:00pm

Join others in the Gathering Place for conversations about the coming weekend's scripture lessons!

"Christmas in Five Letters"

Sundays - December 3, 10, & 17

9:45-10:45am in Charter Hall

All are invited to this Advent experience!!

You won't want to miss this interactive event for our family and friends!

There will be singing, laughing, sharing, and exploring God's amazing love and celebrating the birth of Christ our Savior. We'll have fun, make memories, and most importantly, reflect on the wonder of JESUS!

Note: confirmation class will continue to meet; all others join us in Charter Hall!

Stewardship Update

We had more than 100 people at our Grace & Gratitude BBQ. We want to thank you for your giving of time, talents and resources to Atonement ministries. We do more together than we could alone.

Members recently received a letter from Pastor Zac with the Faith Response Card for 2024. Extra cards are available at the Connect & Serve Table in the lobby. You will soon receive the Atonement Ministry Plan 2024 in worship.

Please note the Faith Response will have two lines: General Fund and Atonement Legacy Fund - Foundation. We have combined the Campus Sustainment Fund into the General Fund. This means all payments for building, mortgage, property and repairs will be included in the General Fund. In an effort to grow the work of the Atonement Foundation, we have included a line for annual gifts to this ministry. For a more complete list of giving opportunities, click here.

Now Accepting Applications:

Director of Communications

Atonement is now accepting resumes for a new position, a Director of Communications. Click here to review the job post. Please email Pat Bjuland with questions or to submit a resume.


Kids & Family Ministry

Visit the Kids & Family Ministries web page for information on how we can grow, connect, and serve together. What's happening soon?

The Train is Coming! Kids any age are invited to make a train car, visit the concession stand and watch The Polar Express movie. Saturday, Dec 2, 9am-12pm in the Lower Level! Parents welcome but not required. RSVP by Wednesday, Nov 29.

Parent's Night Out. Need a date night, girls night out or just want some quiet time? The nursery will be open 6-9pm, Saturday, Dec 16 for your 3 mo - 10 yrs children. RSVP here.

The Christmas Story by Atonement Kids & Youth - All are invited to worship on Sunday, December 17 at 11:00am when our children and youth will present "The Christmas Story."

There are numerous things on the calendar but we need amazing volunteers for those things to become part of our ministry! See the list on our website.


Youth & Family Ministry

Confirmation Retreat November 10th-12th - This weekend Drew will attend a retreat with 32 Middle school students from Atonement and 2 other churches in the area!

Serve @MLM's Christmas Store and Enjoy an Ugly Sweater Potluck - December 3rd! All 6th-12th graders are invited; RSVP to reserve your spot! No cost, just bring an item to share for the potluck. Scan the QR code to register and for more information!

Caring Ministry

Click on the image to the left for information on

our new Grief Support Group and more.

"Out of Office" Office Hours

Pastor Jordan's "Out of Office" Office Hours are back! Please click here for locations and times.

Outreach Ministry

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

Click on the image to the left for information on MLM's Christmas Store . . . "Feed the Need" for Harvesters Holiday Food Boxes . . . Lutheran Disaster Response to the Middle East Crisis . . .and Brookridge!

Thank you, Atonement!

  • Thanks to your generosity, $1,059 was raised for winter wear and other items for Brookridge students! The school social worker was delighted, and the first shipment arrived this week!
  • And your support of MLM's Christmas Store was simply overwhelming! 281 gifts were donated during the month of October that will be gratefully received by some 1,000 families in December!

Volunteers Are Needed! This Monday, November 13th from 1:00-4:00pm, we'll be taping and packing the Holiday Food boxes for Harvesters to pick up - and we could use a couple of extra hands! Please email Pat to volunteer!

Community Problems Assembly

This Sunday, November 12th


Plan to attend the Community Problems Assembly on Sunday, November 12th, from 3:30-5:00pm at Congregation Beth Torah, 6100 W 127th St in Overland Park! All network members are encouraged to attend - and those who have not yet become network members are also most welcome!

Updates on our three issues - Homelessness, Mental Health Crisis Care, and Affordable Housing - will be presented, and elections for our governing board will be held. Questions? Contact Ros.

Small Group Ministry

Enjoy fellowship and getting to know others! Click on the image to see what's happening this month!

Worship & Music


Atonement is a favorite location for local musicians and musical groups - and in October, there are a variety of concerts that are open to the public. Click here for details!

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Love Decorating for Christmas? Join our Altar Guild and others as we decorate our sanctuary and church for Christmas at our annual Hanging of the Greens! Saturday, December 2nd, 9:00am - 12:00noon. You're welcome to come for as long as you can.

And for your calendar! We will take down all our decorations on Saturday, Saturday, January 6th, 9:00 - 11:00am. Many hands really do make light work - and children are welcome and have a great time! Come and join us! Questions? Email Erin Briggeman.

Hollis Winter Art Fair

Saturday, December 2nd, 10:00am - 6:00pm (Sip & Shop Happy Hour 4:00-6:00pm)

Each year Hollis has the privilege of supporting local artisans in the Hollis Lodge for their annual Hollis Winter Art Fair. You can enjoy baked goods and coffee while shopping for that unique gift!

Mediums include pottery, photography, spray paint art, handmade jewelry, hand-turned woodworking, and more; prices range from $5-$250. A portion of each sale benefits the ministry and mission of Hollis. To learn more, go to

Atonement Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-12:00noon
Central States Synod of the ELCA
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Atonement Lutheran Church
9948 Metcalf; Overland Park KS 66212