How to we contact Atonement Lutheran Church?
Mailing Address: 9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212.
Phone #: 913-648-0595
Fax #: 913-648-0508
Where do I find information about activities at Atonement?
We produce a quarterly newsletter, the Branch, which can be mailed to you, sent electronically, or both; it contains timely articles on a variety of ministry subjects. We also provide a twice-monthly e-News, which contains more specific information about various events, activities, and ministries being offered, as well as ways that you can connect with a specific ministry. Contact information for each event is also provided, so that you can reach out for questions or to register. To sign up to receive either or both of these publications, please email the church office.
Each worship weekend, you’ll find a yellow insert in the bulletin. Included are the weekend/upcoming activities and programs, with contact information should you need more information or to register for a particular event. Also included is the Prayer Sheet, where we place names of members, family members, and friends we are holding in prayer.
Do we need to be a member to get involved with the church?
No. We encourage you to take part in any program/activity of interest to you. Please note our reference above to the Branch, the bulletin insert, and our website as sources for information. You are also welcome to call or email the contact person noted for additional details.
Does Atonement Lutheran Church have a Children’s educational program?
You bet! Children’s education classes are available during the school year, from 9:45-10:45 am. Our program begins at 2 years of age with the Parent & Tot program, offered each year from January-May. At 3 years of age, children begin the regular classroom program, which continues through 6th grade. NOTE: Nursery care is available during both worship services and the education hour on Sunday mornings.
How are children welcomed in worship?
We are delighted to have children in worship with their families. On Sundays, kids are invited to come up for “Time with the Children;” worship bags (including books, crayons, and coloring pages) and children’s bulletins are available at the entrances to the Sanctuary. If you feel your child is having an extra-active morning, you are free to sit in the lobby (narthex) area outside of the sanctuary. There are also speakers in the lobby, enabling you to hear the worship service.
What programs do we have for junior high and high school students?
We offer classes designed for 7th and 8th graders, conducted in small group/large group settings on Sunday mornings, September-May, in the Gathering Place. These include catechism study, Bible overview, service projects and a mission focus. Separate high school ministries are available for 9th-12th graders, including a Sunday morning class.
Are there adult education programs?
Yes, we offer an adult education hour between our 8:30 and 11:00 am services on Sundays providing the basis for a growing life of faith, both personally and through community. These classes vary from Bible studies, to current topic forums, and occasionally, speakers, and run September-May, from 9:45-10:45 am. Small group studies are also available at various times/days; please check the bulletin insert or the website for more information.
Many churches offer connections through groups. Does Atonement?
Yes. Our groups offer fellowship, connection, and Bible study. Our topics vary with each group, so select one that is right for you. Click here for more information.
How about Music?
We have a strong presence in worship at Atonement, which includes Sanctuary Choir, Adult and Youth Handbells, contemporary ensembles, various soloists, and a Liturgical Dance group.
How does the church address Mission and Outreach?
We offer programs on the local and international level, as well as addressing peace/justice issues. Our programs are offered for all age groups, individuals and families, who wish to participate.
How can I learn more about the Lutheran Church?
Visit the website for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at www.elca.org.
Let us know how we may serve you.