Welcome to Ascension Lutheran

June 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, June 29:

Read 2 Kings 18-20; Psalms 46-48

5:30 - Vacation Bible School Begins

Tuesday, June 30:

Read 2 Chronicles 29-32

5:30 - Vacation Bible School Begins

Wednesday, July 1:

Read Isaiah 40-43

5:30 - Vacation Bible School Begins

Thursday, July 2:

Read Isaiah 44-48

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

5:30 - Vacation Bible School Begins

Friday, July 3:

Read Isaiah 49-54

Saturday, July 4:

Sunday, July 5:

9:30 am - Worship

10:30 am - Coffee Fellowship

6:00 - Youth Committee

6:30 - ROCK Youth Group

2400 Bloomington Road

Ames, IA  50010


Office Phone: 232-3815

Roger Twito, Pastor


Scott Neumann, Pastoral Asst.


Wally Schmidt, Dir.Worship/Music


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.

Summer Worship Schedule is Here

    Beginning Sunday, May 24, Ascension is on her summer worship schedule: one service each Sunday at 9:30, followed by a coffee fellowship time. Once a month, there will be a special Wednesday service. The first Wednesday service will be June 10.

Upcoming Events

VBS is coming the week of June 28-July 2! Registration is open now! Join us for G-Force: God's Love in Action on June 28-July 2 from 5:30-8:15 pm. Dinner will be included. Registration can be done online at http://www.planetreg.com/E51119573027823 or by picking up a registration form here at the church. For any questions, please contact Amy Wesselmann at 460.2667.

Peace Park Donations Needed: Wally Schmidt will be heading to St. Louis on June 15 with Stephanie (his wife) and the youth from the congregation she is serving in Minnesota, to serve the people of St. Louis. One of the service events will be at the Otis Woodward Peace Park where the group will be building a stage at the park and handing out supplies. Your help is needed in collecting the following items:

- New underwear and diapers (all sizes)

- New and used clothing (all sizes)

- Non-perishable canned goods

- Wood and nails for the stage

Your help in collecting these items would be greatly appreciated. Please see Wally if you have any questions or donations you would like to contribute. Thank you for your help!

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ROCK Summer Events have Begun

    Sunday evening, June 7, the ROCK held her Summer Kickoff event at the church (photo to the right).  Kids and parents and ROCK leaders gathered for a meal, games, devotions, and roasting of smores on the new (ROCK-furnished) fire pit on the south side of the property.  Youth who have finished 6th grade (and older) are encouraged to take in as many summer events as possible, beginning this next Sunday evening at 6:30. Following are some of the upcoming events:

June 24: Girls Summer Bible Study 6:00-7:00 at the church

June 28: No Youth Group - VBS Week

July 5: No Youth Group (July 4 Weekend)

July 8: Girls Summer Bible Study 6:00-7:00 

July 12: Youth Group at Kruger’s 6:30-7:30

July 15: Girls Summer Bible Study 6:00-7:00

July 19: No Youth Group (Youth Conference)

July 19-25: National Youth Conference in Estes Park, CO

July 26: No Youth Group (Youth Conference)

July 29: Girls Summer Bible Study 6:00-7:00

ROCK graduates Zach Skarshaug (middle) and Joe Kruger

(far right) work as Okoboji Camp Counselors at Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp last week. Still time to sign up for camp!

ROCK & Parents gather for ROCK Kickoff Party on Sunday, June 7.