Atonement Lutheran Church

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Atonement Lutheran Church's formal name is The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Atonement

Location[edit]

  • 30-61 87th Street, Jackson Heights NY, 11369

Services[edit]

Worship[edit]

  • Worship Services every Sunday at 10:15 AM, led by Pastor Alex Walbrodt

Men's Club[edit]

  • Men's Club Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM

Food Pantry[edit]

Atonement Lutheran Church retains an active food pantry with the help of dedicated community volunteers. We are a member of the New York City Food Bank, as well as the United Way of New York City. Food Pantry Distribution – Biweekly Thursday at 9AM.

Meeting Facilities[edit]

Church History[edit]

  • May 20, 1928 – First Service held in Elmhurst Community hall by Pastor Henry Pottberge of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Corona.
  • 1939 – Community members meet determined to start a Lutheran church in Jackson Heights
  • May 17, 1940 – Formation of the local congregation as the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Atonement
  • May 18, 1941 – Pastor Albert Abel installed as the first Called Pastor of Atonement.
  • June 20, 1946 – Present site purchased for $12,500 (87th Street & 31st Ave.)
  • November 1953 – Dedication of new church
  • May 22, 1960 Pastor Melvin Schmidt installed as Atonement’s second pastor.
  • September 1963 – Parochial school begun at Atonement with seven children
  • January 21, 1968 – Pastor Kenneth O. Timm installed as Atonement’s third pastor
  • January 11, 1970 – Queens Lutheran School Association formed.
  • May 24, 1970 – Burning of the mortgage
  • May 5, 1974 – Pastor Stephen P. Bouman called as Atonement’s fourth pastor.
  • January 1978 – Pastor Sun Chil Chang installed as Associate Pastor of Atonement
  • April 1978 – Atonement joins East Coast Synod of the AELC
  • September 12, 1982 – Pastor George L Johnson installed as Atonement’s fifth pastor
  • April 15, 1984 – Rodgers Organ dedicated to the glory of God
  • February 10, 1985 – Pastor Steven D. Olson installed as Assistant Pastor
  • January 1988 – Atonement becomes part of the newly merged ELCA

Contact Info[edit]

  • 30-61 87th Street, Jackson Heights NY, 11369
  • 718 639 6074
  • Church website

External Links[edit]