Holy Post Newsletter

The weekly e-Post includes a message from Pastor Gary Woodruff and timely announcements about upcoming events.

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Prayer Petitions and Concerns

God exhorts us to pray for people in need. Please contact the church office to place a loved one or friend on our prayer list.

Prayer Group

Our Prayer Group will meet in the Chapel on the second and fourth Monday evenings at 6 p.m. for quiet prayer.

All are welcome!
Summer Beach Worship
Join us Wednesdays at 5:30 pm on 1st Avenue Beach in Asbury Park

Worship by the waves.
We will have a brief informal worship service every Wednesday until Labor Day. In case of rain or pending storms we will have our worship service in the chapel.

Christian Education

All are invited to our Sunday morning Bible Study from 9:00 - 9:50 a.m.

Simply Giving

The Simply Giving Program offers a variety of secure electronic payment solutions that allow individuals to make regular offerings and charitable donations. All transactions are processed by Vanco Services, LLC, which has operated the program since its inception in 1998. It's easy to use-just download the Give Plus app on your phone and select Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Atonement. For more information, please contact the church office at

The Bishop’s Challenge

This is the Bishop’s challenge for congregations of the NJ Synod, and Atonement has accepted the challenge! Please consider making a donation. All monies collected will support the ELCA Global Barnyard and will be distributed to ELCA World Hunger programs. $500 represents the cost of one cow, which can produce as many as 3 gallows of milk each day. Nutritious, calcium-packed milk from a cow helps ensure that children grow up healthy and strong. Extra milk can also be used to make cheese, yogurt, butter and other dairy products to eat and sell for a steady source of income. With food and funds – not to mention fertilizer for fields – a cow is a total package for a family in need.

Greater Love Ministries

The vision of Greater Love Ministries is to impart the Love of Christ to the community of Asbury Park and the greater Jersey Shore area. Greater Love is a place where people of all colors, creeds, and nationalities can come together and worship the Savior who is Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.

Greater Love Ministries meets Sunday afternoons from 2:30 - 5 PM and Tuesday evenings 7 - 9 PM in the Parish Hall.

Iglesias Ebenezer Casa de Oracion (Mission Ebenezer)

Worship times are Sunday evenings 5:15 - 7:15 PM and Thursday evenings from 7 - 9 PM and a Music/Dance rehearsal on Friday evenings 7 - 9 PM.

Recovery Support Groups

Meeting at Atonement:

AA - A Design for Living - open speaker meeting Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:15 PM

AA - Asbury Park/Neptune Saturday Morning Group - open speaker meeting Saturday mornings from 10 - 11:30 AM

AA - Conscious Contact North - Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 7:15PM. Ocean Grove open meditation meeting. When weather permits, the group will meet at the beach.

Open speaker and discussion meetings are open to all, please feel welcome to attend.

Narcotic Anonymous - closed meeting - Tuesday afternoon 4:30 - 6 PM