Sundays at 8:30am & 11:00am
At Ascension Lutheran Church, we gather every Sunday at 8:30 & 11:00 AM for worship: a time of prayer, song, and Word. Be present with us at the time that works best for your schedule: both services are identical in style and content. Each service typically lasts about 60-75 minutes.
Here’s a bit of detailed information about how we do worship at Ascension Lutheran Church:
- Worship services at Ascension Lutheran Church are liturgical. The word “liturgy,” from the Greek, means that the order of service follows a specifically-prescribed order each week. Propers, or the elements of the service that change week-to-week, include hymns and songs, readings from the Bible, and prayers.
- Worship at Ascension Lutheran Church is a fresh approach to the traditional style; that is, it is high-quality worship in a style that would commonly be referred to as “traditional.” Once a month, the Trinity Musicians ensemble leads worship with various instruments in a style that most closely resembles folk music.
- The combination of liturgical order and traditional style means that worshippers are frequently invited to participate in the service by singing, speaking, and changing their physical posture (standing, sitting, and kneeling).
We desire nothing more than to all people to participate in worship, and so we make our worship intentionally accessible to children of God of all ages. For youngsters, we regularly offer a children’s message, and for their parents, we provide activity bags and coloring sheets to help children both stay engaged in worship and avoid restlessness. For God’s children who are older in years, we have available large-print worship folders and assistive listening devices. When you arrive for worship, simply consult with an usher or greeter and we’ll get you what you need–we want your time with us to be fulfilling!
By the way, if you’re new to Ascension, please click here for answers to questions you may have about your first visit to Ascension.
In the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, we believe, teach, and confess that along with the bread and wine, we are in reality also receiving the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. With His Body and His Blood, we receive the forgiveness of our sins, the assurance of eternal life, and strength to live the Christian life today. We also understand Holy Communion has the potential for harm as God’s Word (1 Corinthians 11:23-32) teaches that those who do not believe these things may bring judgment upon themselves. Receiving Holy Communion is much more than just going through the motions. It is a heart and mind involvement which involves examination and preparation (1 Corinthians 11:28). Because it is so special, we feel a responsibility to help people understand the great blessing of this sacrament.
It is our custom to offer this meal to those who study, confess, and believe the words of the Scripture concerning it. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this further if you have questions.
Holy Communion is served at Ascension Lutheran Church every week except for the second Sunday of the month.
Praise & Prayer Worship Service
Our weekly Praise & Prayer services are held every Tuesday, immediately prior to the serving of lunch in the Soup Kitchen. All persons are invited to come as they are, from where they are, for a brief 10-15 minute time of worship. During the Praise & Prayer service, we hear God’s Word, we join in singing spirituals and songs, and pray together familiar texts as well as prayers for our community. The Praise & Prayer service meets in Luther Hall at 11:00 AM every Tuesday.
Children are always invited to participate in worship at Ascension; we always encourage parents to bring their children to worship. If your child becomes restless during Sunday worship, please know that you are more than welcome to take them into the narthex or our nursery (ages 3 and younger), where you will still be able to see and hear the worship service. Our nursery is staffed during all Sunday morning activities by an attendant from Blue Dot Cares, Inc, and you are most welcome to remain with your child in the nursery if you wish.