Week of March 26


Please join us for the Sanctuary Choir’s presentation of “My Savior’s Love”, a Musical for Holy Week, on Palm Sunday, April 2nd, at the 9am Traditional Service. Written by Mary McDonald and Rose M. Aspinall, the composers themselves were inspired by Romans 5:8 and 5:10, that “while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” and “while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son”. This cantata through narration and song retells the events of Holy Week with the promise of Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday!


Sunday, April 9th at 10:00am

Welcome Center

To bring something to share, sign up in Welcome Center.
All donations appreciated! Please drop off on Easter Sunday morning.
We are especially in need of clean up helpers…J Sign up on easel to help with clean up.

P.S. Branch worshipers please do your best to be prompt for worship!

Let’s give God all the glory on this Resurrection Sunday!

USHERS AND GREETERS:  Today at 10:15 a.m. there will be a meeting for those that have signed up and for those that are interested in being a greeter/usher.  If you have any questions, please Contact Laura Calzone or Arlene Skotnicki.

EMPOWERMENT LIFE GROUP:  The Life Group will be meeting today at 12:15 p.m. in room 102.  The contact person is Liz Tryens at 302-246-0383.

EASTER BRUNCH:  We will be having an Easter Brunch on April 9 between services from 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.  There is a donation sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center.  Please look it over and sign up to bring to share with others.  This will be a great time of fellowship.  In need of cleanup help.

LENTEN GIVING CARDS:  Please pick up a Lenten giving card at the Welcome Center.  These are giving cards that you can give a $1.00 a day in each daily slot during lent or write one check.  Please return your card by Easter Sunday.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST:  Claymont Lions Club will be having their pancake breakfast on next Saturday, April 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Claymont Fire Company.  Cost of the tickets is $0.85.  See Randy Keim or Lee Bird for tickets or tickets can be purchased at the door.

ONE CALL AUTOMATED MESSAGES:  If you have not been getting our One-Call automated messages, or are new to the church and would like to receive these notifications, please contact the church office at 302-798-8472 or put a note in the offering basket with your name and phone number. 

DO NOT FORGET ABOUT OUR BLOG ON OUR WEBSTIE:  As part of Atonement’s website, author and member of Atonement Church, Linda Cobourn is writing a blog titled, “Walking with Jesus.” The blog is easy to find at, click the Ministries tab – Walking with Jesus is below Living What We Believe section.  Truly, it is awesome!  The link to the blog is:

SAVE THE DATE:  Franklin Graham will be coming to Fair Hill Fairgrounds in Elkton, Maryland on Tuesday May 2 at 6:30 p.m.  It is a free event.  For more information go to

REBECCA CIRCLE:  Rebecca Circle will be having a cookout/pool party at Sandy Vidro’s house on Wednesday, June 14th at 6:00 p.m.  It will be a covered dish and all women of the church are invited.  Please come out and join us for an evening of fellowship.

PRAYER CHAIN REQUESTS:  Communicating Prayer Requests: Jane Anne Weist oversees the Atonement Prayer Chain. Requests for prayer can be sent to the prayer chain at Requests will be deleted at the end of the month, if not updated. Updates can be sent to Jane Anne’s email, especially when prayers are answered and we praise God for His faithfulness to us!

FOOD CLOSET: We are always in need of food.  The next time you go grocery shopping, please pick up extra items to help stock our closet.  On average, we are handing out 20 bags/month. We want to continue serving the Claymont community and beyond but need your help.  See list of needed items on closet door across from Pastor Jeff’s office. We are currently in need of peanut butter, cereal, crackers, canned meat, chef boyardee, spaghetti sauce, gravy, ramen noodles, and dairy pure milk (1 qt).  No canned vegetables needed at this time.  Donated items can be placed in the shopping cart outside of the Nursery. Thank you!

CHANGE COLLECTION – OUTREACH:  During the months of March and April, all donations to The Branch’s coin jar will be given to The Door of HOPE in Wilmington.  Your donations to our coin collection is changing lives! For three years now, The Branch, has been collecting pocket change for different causes. Every cent will be a blessing to precious newborn babies and their families. Google Door of Hope to learn more about all the amazing things this ministry does to help families. “Give as freely as you have received.”  Giving jar is on the Communion Table. The big water jug in the Welcome Center collects coins that go towards Clean Water Wells. Matthew 10:8. THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATE!

EMERGENCY EXIT DOOR: The SANCTUARY DOORS AT THE BACK OF THE SANCTUARY are designated as emergency exit doors.  For the safety of our congregation, we are designating these doors for emergency exiting only. Sorry for any inconvenience.  We are taking preventive safety measures and appreciate your cooperation.



Easter is a traditional holiday for our culture and a holy day for the community of faith.  As you know, many people come to church on Easter Sunday.
Atonement’s Evangelism Team invites everyone to use the Easter postcards as an invitation to family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, or acquaintances.
Cards will be in the Welcome Center.


April 2nd – Palm Sunday Celebration 9 & 11 am

April 6th Maundy Thursday Remembrance 7pm

April 7th Good Friday Service – at Noon

April 9th Resurrection Sunday – Worship 9 & 11 am

10:00 – 10:45am “Easter brunch”