Welcome to Ascension Lutheran

Sep 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, August 31:

Read Ezra 7-10

Tuesday, Sept. 1:

Read Nehemiah 1-6

9:15 am - Newsletter Folding Team

6:30 pm - Year 1 Confirmation Orientation

Wednesday, Sept. 2:

Read Nehemiah 11-13

Thursday, Sept. 3:

Read Nehemiah 7-10

7:00 am - Men's Prayer Breakfast & Study (BYOBreakfast)

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

6:30 pm - Worship Team

Friday, Sept. 4:

Read Malachi 1-4

Sunday, Sept. 6:

9:30 am - Worship w/Communion

10:30 am - Coffee Fellowship

6:30 pm - NO ROCK Youth Group

2400 Bloomington Road

Ames, IA  50010


Office Phone: 232-3815

Roger Twito, Pastor


Scott Neumann, Pastoral Asst.


Brigitte Gassman, Deaconess


Vicki Neumann, Office Secretary


Congregational Officers:

Dan Kruger, Council President

Pauline Brittain, 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

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.

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“Make your Choice”
ROCK Fall Youth Retreat October 2-4

The ROCK (Ascension youth ages 7th through 12 grade) will be going on our annual 2-night retreat from October 2nd-4th. Our weekend theme is “Make Your Choice” which stems from the verse found in Job, chapter 34, verse 4. Lessons and activities will center around making choices that honor God and help us build each other up in faith through fellowship.

This year, we will be spending the weekend at the Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp in Story City, Iowa. Please plan to meet in the church parking lot at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2nd, to load vehicles. We will leave around 5:30 p.m. The camp is about a 20-minute drive.

The cost for this retreat is $20 per person. Checks may be payable to The Rock Youth Group. Our lodging will be at the Retreat Center. Parents and friends are invited to attend if they wish.

Registration is due Sunday, September 20th. Click here to download the registration packet and for a lot more information.  This registration packet includes:
• List of recommended packing items
• Weekend rules and expectations
• Weekend schedule
• Camp map
• Parent Volunteer registration form
• Youth participant registration form

A few of our activities will include football, kickball and other yard games, scavenger hunt, home- made applesauce, campfires, planning our activities for the year, several devotional times, game show night and more! All participants will also receive an official Retreat 2015 t-shirt!

We plan to return to Ames on Sunday, October 4th around 12:00 pm. The drivers will bring the kids home, or back to the church, whichever is more convenient.

Please contact us with any questions. Thank you.

Swen & Dean join in Ascension’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Saturday Evening, August 29, 2015

Greetings from Judy Ostroot
(Widow of former Pastor Bill Ostroot)

August 15, 2015

   Warm greetings to you at Ascension Lutheran on your 50th Anniversary as a congregation.

    Some years were difficult for you, as you wondered about the future, but you sought the Lord’s will and waited for Him to act and now you celebrate 50 years of His faithfulness and grace.  May Jesus be praised and lifted up.

    I still miss the sharing we had at the parsonage morning Bible studies and the Wednesday evening youth fellowship, WINGS, etc.  We were small in numbers, but God was there! 

    Now you face new opportunities and challenges in your new location.  I know the same Lord will supply wisdom and all your needs. As you hold forth the truth, may many experience salvation and others grow in their faith. His light is desperately needed in our nation and world!

    I challenge us all with Colossians 1.  “Live a life worthy of the Lord...giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints.”

In Him, Judy Ostroot

Greetings from Pastor Jordan Jacobsen
(Former Ascension Pastor)

August 24, 2015

   Greetings to you all at Ascension Lutheran Church and congratulations on 50 years of dedication and faithfulness to the work of the Lord, our precious Savior Jesus Christ.

    Thelma and I (and family) have treasured memories of our ministry at Ascension Lutheran. We are sorry we are unable to attend the special event due to health issues.  We do pray God’s richest blessings in the coming years.

    As you know, our boys, Mark and Steve, have both gone home to be with the Lord, but our daughters, Ruth and Cheryl, are living with us and right next door, so we are pulling together as a family.  They congratulate you as well and wish you many more.

    Ascension is a very special group of people and we see how God has been there with you all these years.

In Christ’s Love,

Rev. Jordan & Thelma Jacobsen & Family