Welcome to Ascension Lutheran

Mar 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, Mar 30, 2015

Bible 2015: Read Ruth 1-4

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

Bible 2015: Read 1 Samuel 1:1-4:1a

7:00 pm - Church Council

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bible 2015: Read 1 Samuel 4:1b-8:22

3:30 pm - WINGS Children's Ministry

5:30 pm - Praise Choir

6:30 pm - Worship Team 1

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Bible 2015: Read 1 Samuel 9-12

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

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

7:00 pm - Maundy Thursday Worship w/Confirmation

Good Friday, April 3, 2015

Bible 2015: Read 1 Samuel 13:1-16:13

7:00 pm - Good Friday Tenebrae Service

Saturday, April 4, 2015

9:00 am - Youth Sunrise Service Rehearsal

Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015

7:00 am - Easter Sunrise Service led by Youth

8:00 am - Easter Breakfast

9:30 am - Easter Celebration Service

6:30 pm - No 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

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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.

Still time to sign up for the AALC Youth Conference!

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. Registrations were due March 8, but late registration is still possible. Call the church office for information on this.

Holy Week Calendar

    Join us for our Holy Week Services!

Thursday, April 2:

    7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Service

Good Friday, April 3:

    7:00 pm Tenebrae Service

Sunday, April 5:

    7:00 am Easter Sunrise Service

    8:00 am Easter Breakfast

    9:30 Easter Festival Service

Trip to Holy Land Opportunity

    Have you wanted to walk in the very sites where the stories of the Bible took place?  On Monday, February 23 at 7 pm, there was an informational meeting on a trip tentatively planned for December 28, 2015 - January 6, 2016.  If you missed the meeting, but are interested in the trip, contact the church office for more information concerning the itinerary, hotel accommodations, travel information, costs, and health requirements.

Be Sure and Attend the Youth-led Easter Sunrise Service!

    The tradition at Ascension is to have a 7 am youth-led Easter Sunrise Service every Easter.  This tradition will continue this year with a Sunrise service where the message and music are designed and assembled by Ascension’s own ROCK Youth Group under the direction of Ben & Rachel Johnson, Allee Wengert (writing the skit) and Zach Skarshaug (directing the music). Don’t miss it!  Those in attendance will get free admission to the Easter Breakfast immediately following the service. (Well, okay, it is a free breakfast.)