Kid’s Connect Info This Week: Please check your emails for up-to-date information from Kat about children’s programs this week. As some students are beginning school work, Kat would love input from parents and children about how and when to stay connected. If you have a child you’d like to connect with us and aren’t receiving emails from Kat, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Study on upcoming Sunday texts, Tuesdays @ 9:00 am: Join the preaching pastor for a weekly discussion of the upcoming texts and gain and offer insight for the Sunday sermon. This is a way to do some thinking ahead of time about how the readings might connect with your daily life and inspire faith. (Target audience: all) https://zoom.us/j/197325203; Call-in: 669-900-6833 ID/password: 197325203#
Adult Faith Formation: “The Ridiculous Journey,” Tuesdays at 7:00-7:45 pm: ***This event is CANCELLED on Tuesday, April 7 due to Holy Week events listed below. *** Adult Faith Formation (AFF) is offering a short film & discussion opportunity: “The Ridiculous Journey: Following a Nobody from Nowhere” – a series of short (2-8 minutes) films by contemporary theologians/pastors/writers (Richard Rohr, Brene Brown, Rachel Held Evans, and more) reflecting on Jesus’ invitation to follow him, stirring the soul and the imagination. We’ll begin each week with viewing one short film then have about a half-hour for informal discussion and reflection, facilitated by Pam Faro and/or Branko Kosovic. We’re planning for 4 Tuesdays (through April 14) , then will assess next steps. Pour yourself a beverage and join us Tuesday evenings! Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/999406746?pwd=V0NMZkxKb0NoaW91UGY2c296N1F0Zz09; Call in: 669-900-6833; PW/Pin: 999406746#
Atonement Dads’ Group: Dads’ Group will meet every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. on Zoom. We hope you’ll find a comfy chair in a quiet corner of your house, grab your favorite beverage and connected device, and join us for the weekly Dad’s Group Zoom gathering!Hope to see you there! Here’s the specific Zoom meeting information for our “gathering”: https://zoom.us/j/674680149; Meeting ID: 674 680 149; Call in: 669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 674680149#
Wednesday Worship at 6 pm, April 1: Join us on Wednesday evening for a worship experience via Zoom at 6pm. The liturgy will remain the same as the past two Wednesday evenings – Unfailing Light Vespers with a message for this week, “Lord, Open My Life”. View last week’s liturgy and message here. Join worship via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/844161429 OR you can call in to listen to the liturgy at 346-248-7799 (when prompted, enter in meeting ID: 844161429#). The Zoom “meeting” will also be recorded and made available on Atonement’s Facebook page and Youtube channel. Please give this a try. If it is your first time, we will welcome you and will offer assistance! ***This event will not occur on Wednesday, April 8. Join us instead on that date for the Holy Week Events listed below. ***
Moment for Moms will be meeting twice a week! One time at night and one during the day so you can join in whenever is best for you. Meetings will be Monday nights at 7:30pm and Thursdays at 1:30. An email has been sent with those links. If you did not receive the email please contact Pastor Stacy at email@example.com.
Mental Health Conversations for Thursday, April 2: “Anxiety in the Faith Context,” is the subject for our “Conversations about Mental Health in the Faith Context.” It will be held on Thursday, April 2, from 7 pm- 8 pm. In these uncertain times, we are holding these conversations so as to be spiritually connecting while physically distancing. These conversations will be facilitated by Alan Johnson with our speaker, Denise Magoto, LPC, LAC, of Centus Counseling. These Zoom calls are provided through our church’s Mental Health Ministry and anyone in the community is welcome. This is the link to use to join the conversations. https://zoom.us/j/7597395846 or by phone: 346-248-7799 (Meeting ID: 7597395846#. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palm Sunday Worship, April 5 at 9:30 am: Worship for the upcoming Palm Sunday will be in a similar format to Wednesday’s worship. All are invited to join the Zoom meeting at https://zoom.us/j/825027809 OR you can call in to listen to the liturgy at 346-248-7799 (when prompted, enter in meeting ID: 825027809#). The worship bulletin will be available for download later in the week. We have chosen to try this new worship format because of the extended “stay-at-home” timeframe and the opportunities it offers for us to connect with one another. The Atonement Council is currently following the recommendation of Bishop Jim Gonia, Rocky Mountain Synod, ELCA, who has stated that alternative worship options should be planned through at least May 10. Council will re-visit this when they gather again on April 16.
Sunday Morning “fellowship hour”: Immediately after worship for socializing while you drink your coffee! This is available via the *same link/zoom room* as Sunday morning worship. Stick around and hang out!
Confirmation Check In- Sunday, April 5th @ 4pm: We miss you! Please join Pastor Stacy for a zoom check in. We will talk about spiritual gifts projects (and what you have and haven’t done), how to connect with mentors, and generally see how things are going. You should have received an email with the zoom link from Pastor Stacy. If you have not received an email or have any questions please contact me at email@example.com. “See” you there!
Entering the Passion of Jesus: Monday, April 6 – Friday, April 10 at 7 pm
The events of Christ’s Passion, which take place during the last week of Jesus’ life, often don’t receive enough time in our worship and study. These stories are important to our faith journey and our identity as followers of Jesus. And yet we often move too quickly from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday with little time to take in the dramatic story of that last week. Throughout the first five days of Holy Week, we will “freeze-frame” moments in the passion story so we might put ourselves in the picture, thereby “Entering the Passion of Jesus.” How might taking a closer look at the ancient story open us to a deeper conviction for our role in its ongoing message?
You are invited to join three congregations for worship Monday through Friday of next week. Joining our congregation will be King of Glory, Arvada and Lord of the Hills, Centennial. Each evening there will be a different preacher, musician and worship leader, combining leadership from each of our congregations each evening. We are very excited to live as ‘church together’ during this time.
We will be doing real worship in real-time through a shared Zoom meeting. The worship will also be recorded and shared if you cannot gather at 7 pm. Each of the five days you will be able to join the worship gathering via a Zoom “meeting” at this link: https://zoom.us/j/188041061
Mental Health Conversations—April 16, 2020: Managing Anxiety: Understanding and Supporting Children (3rd grade and up). For Parents and Everyone else! Thursday, April 16, 2020, 7 pm- 8 pm. This interactive training allows parents of children (3rd grade and higher) better understand their child’s anxiety and ways to help them improve their daily functioning. In addition, parents (and everyone) will learn about their own anxiety and how they can model for their children behaviors to help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety. Jessica Burchinal is a licensed professional counselor working with Centus Counseling, Consulting and Education. She is a certified animal assisted therapist and enjoys taking her family pet, a 105 pound dog who is also certified himself, to work with her. Jessica received her Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Colorado–Denver. She specializes in helping those with anxiety and depression become more self-aware, draw on their strengths and build new skills as they navigate learning about and gaining a greater understanding of themselves. This is the link to join the conversation:
https://zoom.us/j/7597395846; Call-in: 346-248-7799, ID7597395846#
Social Ministry Team Meeting, Thursday, April 23rd, 6:30 pm: We believe it is more important than ever to advocate and care for the vulnerable and marginalized in our community. If you are not on the team but would like to be part of the meeting please contact pastor Stacy at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoom Meeting Link https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2040542802 Meeting ID: 204 054 2802
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Atonement Lutheran Church
685 Inca Parkway
Boulder, CO 80303