What is WELS?

Atonement Lutheran Church is part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod or WELS.

WELS is a group of nearly 400,000 men, women, and children in nearly 1,300 congregations across the United States and Canada united by a common faith in Christ’s saving love. We are committed to a common calling— encouraging each other in our faith and sharing God’s gift of a Savior with the rest of the world.

So, what does WELS really stand for?

Wisconsin: Wisconsin is where three pastors serving German immigrants joined together in a common fellowship more than 150 years ago. Today, it is still where more than half of our membership calls home—but now we have congregations spread all across North America and missions spanning the globe.

Evangelical: Evangelical literally translated means “gospel-oriented.” It is an apt description, for the gospel of Jesus Christ is at the core of all we believe and proclaim.

Lutheran: Lutheran refers to those who adhere to the teachings of Martin Luther, the leader of the Reformation in Germany. God used Luther to point out one of the chief errors of the church some 500 years ago—that salvation was something that must be earned. It was Luther who once again made clear that salvation is received through faith in Jesus as a gift from God (Ephesians 2:8, 9).

Synod: Synod literally translated means “walking together.” As a fellowship of Christians, we walk together as individuals and congregations sharing a common bond of faith in Jesus articulated in the Lutheran Confessions.

To learn more about WELS, you can visit their website at wels.net, or contact us here.

 

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Service Times

Atonement Lutheran Church 
Meets Every Sunday

Worship: 8:00 + 10:30 AM
Bible Class + Sunday School: 9:15 AM

All are welcome!

Church Location
+ Hours

4412 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX 75024

M-F: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sundays: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Call us at 469-241-1270

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