Welcome to Ascension Lutheran

Oct 2016


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.


Welcome to our site!

  1. BulletThis Week’s at Ascension

Tuesday, Oct. 18

7:00 pm - Church Council

Wednesday, Oct. 19

3:30 pm - WINGS

5:15 pm - Confirmation

7:00 pm - New Member Class

Thursday, Oct. 20

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

8:30 am - Ladies Bible Study at Fern’s

6:00 pm - Worship Team

7:00 pm - Praise Choir

Sunday, Oct. 21:

8:30 am - Worship

9:45 am - Sunday School

11:00 am - Worship

1-5 pm - Trap-Shoot Mission Trip Fundraiser at Anderson’s

6:30-8:00 pm - ROCK Youth Group

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

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Scripture of the Day

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

-- John 14:15-21

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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Upcoming ROCK

Youth Group Events:

Oct 23, 6:30 - ROCK Youth Group this Sunday

Oct. 28-30. ROCK Fall Retreat! The annual ROCK Fall Retreat is planned for October 28-30.  As the deadline for signup passed on Sunday, October 9, contact event coordinator, Allee Wengert (alleewengert@gmail.com), to see if there are still openings for the event. Click on the following links for the following Retreat Information:

Youth Registration (to be turned in by October 9)

Parent Registration (to be turned in by October 9)

Retreat Packet (with all information & Forms)

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Haiti Mission Trip Fundraisers

Trap-Shoot Fundraiser. A fundraiser to support participants raising funds for a mission trip to Haiti in March 2017 is happening this Sunday afternoon, October 23. This shot-gun shooting event will take place from 1-5pm at Brian & Elaine Anderson's home.  This will be a casual event shooting at clay pigeons. Fellowship and lunch will also be available to help raise funds.  All members (including women and children (>8+ and accompanied by an adult), experienced and non-experienced members) are welcome to attend. An absolute priority will be placed on safety as Brian Anderson and Brook Stapes are coaches for the Gilbert School Trapshooting Team.  Woody Hart and David Wong will also attend to ensure safety.

Costs are $20 per person (additional donations welcome).  Ammunition, clay pigeons and shotguns (you may bring your own shotgun if desired) will be provided.  A link will soon be sent to church members for on-line scheduling.  Please see Brian Anderson, Brooke Stapes, Woody Hart or David Wong for details or questions.

Bazaar/Garage Sale Fundraiser.  If shootin’ stuff isn’t your gift, but buyin’ & sellin’ stuff is, a Bazaar/Garage Sale will be held November 12th. There are opportunities to provide: items to sell; baked goods; crafts; soups & bread; silent auction items; kitchen help; and more!  Proceeds will benefit the Haiti Mission trip.  Please contact Cathy Twito  or Kristine Wong for details.

Children’s Christmas Program December 18

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Ascension Lutheran Christmas Program! This year the Christmas Program will be on Sunday, December 18th at 6:30pm.

All children ages 3 years old through 12th grade are invited to participate. Youth participation may be minor or major speaking roles, band involvement or tech support. To sign your children up click here or email Allee Wengert. Please sign up by Sunday, November 6th. 

Practice will begin in late-November and will take place on Saturday mornings and on Sunday during the Sunday School hour. All participants need to be available on Saturday, December 17th for the dress rehearsal and at least one additional Saturday practice. If you have any questions, please contact Allee or Annee Wengert. Stay tuned, more information to come!

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