Welcome to Ascension Lutheran

June 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-Thursday 9-noon and 1-4 p.m.


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  1. BulletThis Week’s at Ascension

Thursday, June 23:

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

8:30 am - Fern's Bible Study

Folding team has been moved to Tuesday, June 28.

Sunday, June 26:

9:30 am worship with Organ Call to Worship

10:45 am - Coffee Fellowship

5:30 pm - The ROCK Youth Group at the Ark

2400 Bloomington Road

Ames, IA  50010


Office Phone: 232-3815

Roger Twito, Pastor


Scott Neumann, Pastoral Asst.


Brigitte Gassman, Deaconess


Scott Strosahl, Dir. of Worship/Music


Vicki Neumann, Office Secretary


Congregational Officers:

Dan Kruger, Council President

Pauline Brittain, Council Vice President

Craig Nelson, Council Secretary

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Scripture of the Day

Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand

8 During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, 2 “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. 3 If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance.”

4 His disciples answered, “But where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?”

5 “How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked.

“Seven,” they replied.

6 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. When he had taken the seven loaves and given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people, and they did so. 7 They had a few small fish as well; he gave thanks for them also and told the disciples to distribute them. 8 The people ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 9 About four thousand were present. After he had sent them away, 10 he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the region of Dalmanutha.

11 The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven. 12 He sighed deeply and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it.” 13 Then he left them, got back into the boat and crossed to the other side.

-- Mark 8:1-13

The mission of Ascension Lutheran Church is to glorify God and bring people to a full personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ

Summer Sunday Nights with ROCK Youth Group

Summer Sunday Nights with the ROCK will continue through the summer, starting THIS Sunday, June 26, 5:30-7:30.  Supper will be provided, followed by devotions, games, and fellowship. Watch here for more details.

After a break for Independence Day (no Rock Sunday, July 3), the ROCK will move their July Sunday Night Events to a 6:30 start to beat the summer heat.  On July 17, the event will be held at the Kramer Home. On Saturday, July 30, the ROCK will do a day of water skiing, tubing, & picnicing at Saylorville, The Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, August 13.

Vacation Bible School
July 31-August 4

Ascension’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be held Sunday, July 31 - Thursday, August 4 this year in the evenings.  So save those dates and contact the church office (232-3815) for more information. “Jesus Gathers Us Together” is the theme. Children PK4-8th grade are invited to join us for Bible stories, music, games, crafts, and more to help them better understand the Bible and grow in their faith.