May 19

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE CHURCH UNIVERSAL! Today is Pentecost Sunday! The Holy Spirit baptized with fire fulfilling Joel 2: 28, 29 about the out- pouring of the Holy Spirit. Our Fifty Great Days of Easter are over! Now we move into the season of Pentecost. Peter’s famous first sermon resulted in a worldwide harvest of new believers. With courage and confidence we move into the future with Jesus! Let us be found faithful and serving our Risen Savoir!

ANNUAL DOOR OF HOPE FUNDRAISER continues in May! Since 2013, Atonement has been in partnership with the Door of Hope Pregnancy Center. Atone- ment’s daughter church, HOPE Community Church, started this outreach project. Over the years we have donated homemade knitted hats and baby blankets to the pregnant moms. We will be collecting change in our large blue water bottle in the Welcome Center area, as well as checks or cash designated for the Door of Hope. Come on Atonement Church and let’s support life!

12 NOON РTHE LORD’S PRAYER. As part of the Global Methodist Church, everyone is invited to stop at 12 Noon sharp, if possible, and take a moment to pray with all our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world. The Lord’s prayer is the perfect prayer model, so if time permits, why not take a moment and ponder the different segments of the prayer and go deeper with God. May God bless the Global Methodist Church worldwide as we all devote this time of prayer to God.

ALTAR FLOWERS: The 2024 altar flower chart is hung up out- side of the nursery. If interested, please add your name and phone number to the chart or call the Church office and provide your name, the date requested and whether a side or cen- ter arrangement is requested. You will be contacted regarding the bulletin write-up closer to your sign-up date. Prices: $20/vase; $40/center.

ATONEMENT’S OUTREACH to the community of Knollwood continues this sum- mer as we bring Vacation Bible School to the Knollwood Community Center. For the past 9 years, Atonement has attracted many children with our Sports Camp theme. We try to keep it simple with lots of sports activities outside as well as arts and crafts, refreshments, and lots of loving on these young people. Who’s on board to help this summer, in the year of our Lord, 2024? We need a team with leadership and lots of encouraging helpers to make this year better than ever! Please, please keep this in prayer! All hands on board, Atonement.

THANKING GOD for today’s worship and all the wonder-full things God is doing at Atonement Methodist Church! Today we will be baptizing Caidence Bishop at The Branch. Caidence has been attending the Afterschool Bible study at Knollwood Community Center since she was in kindergarten and now attends Atonement’s Sunday School and S.U.R.G.E (Serving Under A Real God Everyday). Also, we praise God for Matthew Lang who has been attending the After-School Bible Study at Knollwood since first grade, attending Atonement’s Sunday School regularly, as well as the S.U.R.G.E. youth ministry. Atonement’s New Member Class of May, 2024 has received a total of 8 into our Church family at the Traditional service
and The Branch (including Caidence and Matt).

IMPORTANT REMINDER Thank you to all who are making an effort to attend church without using perfumes, colognes, lotions, essential oils or scented soaps that are triggering allegic reactions. It remains a serious problem and not to be taken lightly as our congrega- tion is getting headaches, tightness in their throats, and other side effects that cause them to leave the church. Your cooperation really makes a difference for those affected.

QR CODE РAtonement now has a QR Code that will make giving to the church easier. Aim your camera on your phone on the code and it will take you to Atonement’s Giving Page on our website. And then, continue to follow the prompts. No App necessary!

JUNE will kick off our Holy Spirit Summer with messages on the Fruit and Gifts of the Holy Spirit, as well as offering the Spiritual Gifts survey to our congregation. Pentecost Sun- day is next week, May 19th, the birthday of The Church universal! Let’s celebrate all the good- ness of God that we have through His Holy Spirit. Amen!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS coming June 30th it will be a 5th Sunday Celebration! This 5th Sunday will be extra special as we feature our youth assisting in the worship hour. Remember- only one worship time at 10am, followed with our Annual Church Picnic and baptismal pool. It’s a great opportunity to invite family and friends.

NEXT SUNDAY IS MEMORIAL DAY! Let us wear America’s colors of red, white and blue. Also Рplease keep our nation in prayer!