Welcome to Ascension Lutheran

Apr 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, April 20:

Read 2 Sam 13-16

Tuesday, April 21:

Read 2 Sam 17-19; Psalms 3, 63, 41, 55

Wednesday, April 22:

Read 2 Sam. 20-21, 23:8-24:25; 1 Chron 20-21

3:30 pm - WINGS Children's Ministry

5:15 pm - Confirmation

Thursday, April 23:

Read 1 Kings 1; 1 Chron. 22-25; Psalms 2, 4-6

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

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

9:15 am - Ladies Folding Tesam

5:30 pm - Praise Choir

6:30 pm - Worship Team 2

Friday, April 24:

Read Psalms 7-9, 11-14, 16-17, 19-23

Greater Heartland Regional Convention

Sunday, April 26:

8:30 am - Worship w/ Holy Communion

9:45 am - Sunday School for all ages

11:00 am - Worship w/ Holy Communion

4:45 pm - 50th Anniversary Committee

6:30 pm - the 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.

AALC Regional Convention

The AALC Regional Convention & Trip to Mission Central: You are invite to attend our Regional Convention with Pastor T on April 22-24. This convention will take place in Holstein, IA and have various speakers, including our Presiding Pastor, Dr. Curtis Leins, Regional Pastor Rev. Len Brokenshire (Waterloo, IA) and various other. On Thursday, April 23, they will take a trip to Mission Central to see Missionary Gary and the work that he and his staff do to help support many missionaries. If you are interested in attending this Convention, please see Pastor T. If you are interested in going to Mission Central, but are not able to attend the Convention, please contact Bill Hobbs (233.1316) or Pastor Twito.

New Adult Sunday School Class on Spiritual Gifts begins April 12.

    Announcing an EGG-citing Adult Sunday School class! The season of Easter has begun and continues on the church’s calendar for the next five Sundays. The egg is often a popular symbol of Easter and can often symbolize the newness of life. For the Christian, this can be a symbol of the new life found in Jesus Christ.  Join us over the course of the next five weeks as we Explore the Gifts of Grace (E.G.G.).  (Sometimes commonly called Spiritual Gifts—but that doesn’t sound nearly as interesting!)

    The class will attempt to “crack-open” over twenty-eight E.G.G.’s including:

April 19—Prophecy, Service, Teaching, Exhortation, Giving, Leadership, and Mercy.—Based on Romans 12.

April 26—Wisdom, Knowledge, Faith, Healing, Miracles, Discerning of spirits, Tongues, Interpretation of tongues, Apostle, Helps, and Administration.—Based on 1 Corinthians 12.

May 3—Evangelist, Pastor.—Based on Ephesians 4. We also explore: Celibacy, Voluntary poverty, Martyrdom, Hospitality, Missionary, Intercession, Deliverance (exorcism), and Leading worship—Based on various texts.

May 10—We’ll offer a gifts assessment which may guide you in discovering the gifts God has graciously given to you.

May 17—We’ll review and share the results of the assessment (strictly voluntary). We’ll also explore some of the ways in which the church might benefit from these gifts while keeping the Great Commission and our church’s own mission statement in focus.

If you have ever wanted to explore, or discover, the gifts God has given to you through His grace, then this class is a great opportunity.  Hope to see you there!

DISCLAIMER: Not all of the above gifts are without controversy or necessarily endorsed, promoted, or widely-accepted by our church or church body. In the class, we’ll make every attempt to discuss these gifts with care and discernment.

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Summer Church Camps

    There are two outstanding Lutheran Bible Camps that ALC members have traditionally attended in summers pastRiverside Lutheran Bible Camp (in Story City) and Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp (on West Okoboji, pictured to the left).  BOTH camps are Christ-centered and Biblically solid.  They do their training together and share much of the same programming material, including their common summer theme: “Transformed”.  The difference is largely the features that go with each location. Riverside tends to have more Youth Camp weeks and has Ranch/Horse camp opportunities, with some Family Camp opportunities available. Okoboji (perhaps the premier family vacation venue in Iowa) tends to have more Family Camps, with some Youth Camp weeks available.  Ascension members Zach Skarshaug and Joe Kruger will be senior counselors at Okoboji this summer!  For more information, click here or go to www.okoboji.org. or www.riversidelbc.org.