Welcome to Ascension Lutheran

Jan 2017


We’re glad you stopped by for a visit.  Please use the above tabs to learn more about Ascension Lutheran and  check out the many fellowship offerings at Ascension. 

Location: Ascension is located at 2400 Bloomington Road (click for map) in Ames. 

Church Office Hours:  Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-5 p.m.


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  1. BulletThis Week’s at Ascension

Monday, January 16:

6:00 pm -- Social Ministry Committee

6:30 pm -- Fellowship Committee

Tuesday, January 17:

6:30 pm -- Perspectives

7:00 pm -- Church Council

Wednesday, January 18:

3:30 -- WINGS Children’s Program

5:15 pm -- Confirmation

Thursday, January 19:

7:00 am -- Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study (BYOF)

8:30 am -- Fern’s Bible Study

11:15 am -- Ladies Bible Study & Lunch

6:00 pm -- Worship Team

7:00 pm -- Praise Choir

Friday, January 20:

Saturday, January  21:

Sunday, January  22:

8:30 am -- Worship

9:45 am -- Sunday School

11:00 am -- Worship

3:00 pm -- ROCK Meets at church for skiing at 7 Oaks in Boone

8:30 pm -- ROCK returns to church from skiing at 7 Oaks in Boone

2400 Bloomington Road

Ames, IA  50010


Office Phone: 232-3815

Roger Twito, Pastor


Brigitte Gassman, Deaconess


Scott Strosahl, Dir. of Worship/Music


Wendy Steenhoek, Office Admin.


Congregational Officers:

Dan Kruger, Council President

Brian Anderson, Council Vice President

Joe Jurasic, Council Secretary

Scripture of the Day

13 All the men of Judah, with their wives and children and little ones, stood there before the Lord.

14 Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Jahaziel son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite and descendant of Asaph, as he stood in the assembly.

15 He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. 16 Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel. 17 You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’”

18 Jehoshaphat bowed down with his face to the ground, and all the people of Judah and Jerusalem fell down in worship before the Lord. 19 Then some Levites from the Kohathites and Korahites stood up and praised the Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice.

20 Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.” 21 After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his[a] holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:

“Give thanks to the Lord,
    for his love endures forever.”

22 As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated.

   -- 2 Chron. 20:13-22

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The mission of Ascension Lutheran Church is to glorify God and bring people to a full personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ

Annual ROCK Winter Olympics at Boone Bump Jan 22, 3-8

The Rock Youth Group has scheduled a snow skiing and tubing outing at the Seven Oaks Recreation Center in Boone.  The date is Sunday, January 22, 2017.  The cost s $10 per youth (as the ROCK is picking up $12 of our special $22 discounted “Church Youth Group” price).  Kids may want to bring additional money for snacks in the warming hut.  The price includes lift tickets, tubes & skis/boots/poles for the 4-8 time frame.  Youth are welcome to ski, tube, or do both. 

Here are more details:

• Schedule:  We’ll meet at the church at 3:00 pm, leave the church by 3:15 pm, and return to the Church by 8:30 pm. 

•Who:  Youth are encouraged to come and bring a friend  and / or a parent

•Notification:  Parents/Kids/Guests, should notify David Skarshaug (cell 460-0475 or email david@skarshaug.com ) in advance (if possible) if they would like to participate.  This is just to make sure we have enough vehicles for the group.

•Bring:  Parents, please sign the attached (1) “Ascension Waiver” and (2) “7 Oaks Waiver” for your child to participate. Bring the signed waivers with your $10 cash or check made out to "The ROCK.

AALC Youth Conference

July 16-22

ROCK Youth Group members currently in grades 8-12, are invited to participate in the Bi-Annual AALC Youth Conference at the YMCA Camp of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado on July 16-22.

More information will be posted about registering for this event.  For now, please view this promotional video.