Welcome to Ascension Lutheran

Dec 2014


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

Tuesday, Dec. 16

7:00 pm - BEST Church Council Meeting Ever

Wednesday, Dec. 17

3:30 pm - WINGS Children's Ministry

5:15 pm - Confirmation Class

6:00 pm - Advent Supper

7:00 pm - Last Mid-week Advent Service: “Advent Through the Eyes
of Joseph”

Thursday, Dec. 18

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

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

5:30 pm - Praise Choir

6:30 pm - Worship Team 2

Friday, Dec. 19

5:00 pm - ROCK/Congregational Caroling

7:00 pm - ROCK All-Night Lock-In (following Caroling)

Sunday, Dec. 21

8:30 am - Worship w/Communion

9:45 am - Sunday School for all ages

11:00 am - Worship w/ Reception of New Members & Holy Baptism

6:30 pm - NO ROCK Youth Group this Sunday (due to Lock In)

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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Last Mid-Week Advent Service!

Please join us for our last Advent mid-week service, Dec.  17. We will be looking at Advent through the eyes Joseph.  Start the evening by gathering with us at 6pm for a free-will all-congregational supper and then gather in the sanctuary for the service. The offering this year for the mid-week meals will go to the Lutherans for Life. These services are a great tradition to prepare your heart during the reflective, repentant time of Advent in anticipation of the grand celebration of the birth of the Christ-child on Christmas Eve with candlelight services and festive worship at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., and Christmas Day at 10 a.m. with festive worship and Holy Communion.

Christmas Services

Christmas Eve

5:00 pm - Candlelight Service

10:00 pm - Candlelight Service

Christmas Day Worship

10:00 am w/ Holy Communion

Youth Lock-In & Congregational Caroling

    Mark your calendars! The ROCK Youth group will celebrate the start of Christmas break with an all-night lock in at the church THIS Friday, December 19.  AND--as a bonus--they’ll celebrate the start of the lock-in at 5:30 pm Friday, with an ol’ fashion Christmas Carol Outing. AND--it just keeps getting better doesn’t it--they are inviting any youth friends, parents, or other members of the church who like to sing Carols to join them on this Christmas Carol Outing.

    The entire schedule for the evening is as follows:

5:00pm - Arrive at the Church
5:30pm - Depart for Christmas caroling - invite your parents to come too (Total Blast!)
7:30pm - Return to church for pizza, soda and hot cocoa (parent's welcome to stay)
8:00pm - Airball (don't know what it is? You better come find out) see if you can beat Allee Wengert's high score!
8:30pm - Fun games that shall not be named, but we'll call it "Paighton Ball"
10:30pm - Values Auction
11:30pm - Bible Study
12:00am - Flash light games (Hide & seek a.k.a Where's Michaela?...etc)
1:00am - Movie
3:00am - Game: See who's still awake (The "winner" does not actually "win" the next day)
8:00am - Breakfast and clean up
9:00am - Head home for some real sleep

Characters from the Annual Children’s Christmas Program held Saturday, December 13.  Click here to see more images.

Latest wise men elected to the Ascension Church Council (or Christmas Play?)