Welcome to Ascension Lutheran Church’s website. If you are new to Ascension, we’re glad that you’re here. Below are some general questions that you may have about your first visit to our church campus. We look forward to the opportunity of worshiping and serving together.
How Do I Get To Ascension? Where Can I Park?
Ascension Lutheran Church’s address is 1225 East Morehead St. Click here to view our campus’ location on Google Maps.
- From I-277, take the Kenilworth Ave. exit, and turn right at the light. Ascension is located two blocks south of the I-277 overpass, at the intersection of East Morehead St. and Kenilworth Ave.
- From the south side of Charlotte, take Providence Rd. north, continuing straight as it becomes Queens Rd. and then East Morehead St.
Our parking lot has some spaces reserved for our guests. If our parking lot is full on Sunday morning, you may park in the lot next to ours, on Harding Pl., or directly in front of the church building on East Morehead St.
If you’re taking public transit, our campus is across the street from a CATS bus stop serving routes 6 and 25.
Is Ascension’s Campus Accessible?
Most of the main parts of our campus are accessible, including the Sanctuary, Luther Hall, the Narthex, and the Christian Education building. We have several wheelchair-accessible parking spaces, as well as restrooms.
Large-print worship folders and assistive listening devices are available upon request during Sunday worship services; please speak with an usher before the worship service to request either of these.
When and How Long are Worship Services?
Sunday worship services at Ascension are at 8:30 & 11:00 AM. Worship services usually last about an hour.
Information about weekday worship services, weddings, funerals, and baptism can be found on the Special Services page.
For the most up-to-date listing of worship services, please check our calendar.
What is the Style of Worship at Ascension? Do You Have Videos of Your Services Online?
The musical style of our Sunday worship services is best described as “blended,” meaning that we incorporate the best of both traditional and modern worship music into our services, where congregational participation through singing is emphasized. In general, traditional worship music used will include hymns led from our pipe organ, and modern worship music used will include songs and spirituals led from the piano. Once a month, the service is led by our Worship Musicians with an alternative style of worship leadership.
If you’d like to take a look at a PDF of a recent worship bulletin, please visit the Announcements and Publications page.
If you’d like to see a video of one of our live-streamed worship services, please visit our YouTube channel, where you’ll find full-length videos of many of our worship services.
Are Children Invited to Participate in Worship?
Children are always invited to participate in worship at Ascension; we always encourage parents to bring their children to worship. A children’s message is offered once a month. There are also activity bags available for children to take into the worship service.
If your child becomes restless during worship, you are more than welcome to take them into the narthex or nursery, where an attendant from Charlotte Care Services is present all morning. You’ll find a baby-changing table in our accessible restroom, and you’ll also be able to see and hear the worship service in the nursery.
What does Ascension Lutheran Church believe?
Lutherans get their name from Martin Luther, a German priest who was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church in the early 1500s. Luther’s writing and teaching sparked the Protestant Reformation.
The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace Alone, Scripture Alone and Faith Alone. Read more about Our Beliefs here.
How can I learn more about membership at Ascension Lutheran Church?
To explore membership in this congregation, or if you have questions about the Christian faith or this particular congregation, please get in touch with our pastors: contact the church.
How do I get involved at Ascension?
There are many ways to get involved at Ascension Lutheran Church. We encourage you to look through our website to find more information about our church, and we look forward to having the pleasure of worshiping with you and serving God together. If you have any questions, please contact the church.