Welcome to Ascension Lutheran

Jan 2015


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-Thursday 9-noon and 1-4 p.m.


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  1. BulletThis Week’s Schedule at Ascension

Monday, January 26, 2015

Bible 2015: Read Job 32-37

9:15 am - Newsletter Folding Team

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bible 2015: Read Job 38-42

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bible 2015: Read Exodus 1-6

3:30 pm - WINGS Children’s Ministry

5:15 pm - Confirmation

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bible 2015: Read Exodus 7-11

7:00 am - Men’s Prayer Breakfast & Bible Study

7:15 am - Women’s Bible Study @ Fern Ostrem’s

5:30 pm - Praise Choir

6:30 pm - Worship Team 1

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bible 2015: Read Exodus 12-15

Sunday, January 25, 2015

8:30 am - Worship

9:45 am - Sunday School for All Ages

9:45 am - Discovery / New Member Class

11:00 am - Worship

4:00 pm - Youth Committee

4:30 pm - Youth Super Bowl Party

2400 Bloomington Road

Ames, IA  50010


Office Phone: 232-3815

Roger Twito, Pastor


Wally Schmidt, Dir.Worship/Music


Brigitte Gassman, Deaconess


Vicki Neumann, Office Secretary


Congregational Officers:

Pauline Brittain, Council President

Don Williams, Council Vice President

Craig Nelson, Council Secretary

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

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Bible 2015: Thru-the-Bible Program

    As part of the 50th anniversary of Ascension Lutheran Church, we are urging our congregation and friends to read through the entire Bible over the period of 2015. The plan we are using is designed as a chronological reading through the Bible, with the readings divided into five days per week, allowing the weekends as a time of either rest or catch-up. Sermons will frequently be based upon the weekly readings also, for those who are able to attend worship with us. Click here to access the reading plan for this week.

Upcoming ROCK Youth Events!!!

One of the best kept secrets at Ascension Lutheran Church, is that we have a fantastic youth program (The ROCK) for kids in grades 7-12.  In addition to short weekly Sunday night (6:30-7:30) fellowship events, the youth routinely do bigger events too. Following, are three choice youth events:

The annual youth group Super Bowl party is moving to a new venue! This year's party will be hosted by Rusty, Jo, and Christian Harder at their home at 16313 550th Ave. in Story City. The youth can start gathering this Sunday (Feb 1 at 4:30 and stay till the end of the game or whenever they get worn out. If the kids can bring some food to share (veggies, chips, dip, hors devours, 2 liter bottle of pop, etc.) that would be great. Parents, if they're brave enough, are welcome to hang around as well. 

Valentine's Day Date Night (Sat, Feb 14). The youth are offering babysitting anytime from 4:30-9:30. You can either encourage your kids to participate if they're in 7th through 12th grade, or drop your kid(s) off if they're 3 months - 12 years of age.

The AALC National Youth Conference in Estes Park, CO. The conference this year (including travel) will be from July 19-25 and held at the YMCA Camp which is a beautiful setting. The speaker is terrific, the worship band top-notch, the options at the camp fantastic, and it has truly been for many youth a life-changing experience. The conference is for kids currently in grades 8-12. The cost is $315. and we are hoping that the church budget, the youth group account, and families can each cover about one third of that. Registrations are due by March 8. If you need registration material please pick some up at church, otherwise I will have some with me at the Super Bowl Party.