Welcome to Ascension Lutheran

Aug 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. BulletSummer Worship Schedule

Tuesday, Aug 12:

6:00 pm - Girls' "So Long Insecurity - Teen Edition" Study

Wednesday, Aug 13:

7:00 pm - Mid-Week Summer Worship Service

8:00 pm - Dessert Fellowship

Thursday, Aug 14:

6:45 am - Men's Prayer Breakfast & Study (Bring Your Own Breakfast)

11:15 am -- WOL Ladies Bible Study  & Lunch (BYOL)

5:30 pm - Praise Choir

6:30 pm - Worship Team 1

7:00 pm - Discovery Class

Friday, Aug 15:

5:30 pm -- RCK Youth Video Production

7:00 pm - ROCK Youth Group Set Up for Spaghetti Dinner XIV

Saturday, Aug 16:

9:00 am - 5:30 pm - Practice for Spaghetti Dinner (Lunch provided)

5:30 pm - Spaghetti Dinner Open Doors

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ROCK Youth Group Spaghetti Dinner XIV !!!

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Spaghetti Dinner Cleanup

Sunday, Aug 17:

9:30 am - Worship w/ Holy 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


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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“Weird Animals” VBS Recap & Video

    Ascension’s Vacation Bible School July 20-24 was wildly successful, with over 100 participants.  The theme this year was “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind”. 

    A nightly offering was also collected to go to Pastor Scott Yount and his mission God's Hidden Treasures. Scott is in the Ukraine helping with this ministry that reaches out to orphans, those who need wheelchairs, medical and even outreach. 

    Ben Johnson did an excellent video recapping VBS (a must-see) which can be accessed by clicking here.

ROCK Youth Group to Host

Spaghetti Dinner XIV on August 16

   The ROCK, the Teen Ministry of Ascension, will be hosting their 14th Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, August 16.  Doors open at 5:30, with the meal starting at 6 pm sharp. (Good seats are at a premium, so come at 5:30 to get a good seat and enjoy some appetizers and fellowship before the show.) There is no cost for the dinner, but free-will donations are accepted and appreciated, as this is the only regular fundraiser the ROCK holds every year. 

    The event consists of a 90 minute 4-course (appetizers, salad, main course, & dessert) meal and entertainment.  The Sanctuary is converted to a dinner theater, where the youth present talents, vignettes, and new & old skits, while guests enjoy their  meal. 

    Following is the schedule for youth interested in participating in the event:

Sunday, August 10th: Spaghetti Dinner skit practice from 6:30-8. Please do your best to be there if you plan to participate in the dinner. It will make practice a lot easier for everyone!

Friday, August 15th: Set-Up from 6:00-8:00. Moving chairs, setting tables, you know the drill.

Saturday, August 16th: Practice starts at 9:00AM. Be there. Lunch will be provided. The doors open at 5:30 and the show starts at six. Remember to bring black clothes to wear under costumes and while serving.

    If you haven't let us know if you plan to be in the dinner, please do so by Sunday, August 10. We've already started to assign skit parts and fill talent slots. There's plenty of room, just want to make sure everyone is included!!

    Parent & Youth ROCK Handbook Download:  Please click here to go to the Youth Page for  Parent & Youth ROCK Handbook .


Congregational Meeting Approves $10k Donation to Wyoming Church Project and Acceptance of Offer on 7th & Kellogg Church

    At a special congregational meeting on Sunday, Aug. 10, the congregation voted to help buy a new building and sell an old one.  Explanation follows...

    The congregation passed a motion to donate $10,000 to the foundation of the AALC to assist a newly formed church in Wyoming to purchase a permanent building.  In short, the Wyoming congregation is working on purchasing a building for $260,000 that is worth $1.2 million.  They need to come up with $60,000 by September 1, and currently have $38,000. 

    The congregation also voted to accept an offer from the Orthodox Congregation of Ames to purchase our old facility (church & parsonage) at 7th and Kellogg for $150,000, cash.  The estimated closing would be sometime in September.