Welcome to Ascension Lutheran

Nov 2017


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-Friday 8-12 and 1-5 p.m.


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  1. BulletFall Schedule at Ascension

Sunday, November 19:

8:30 am - Worship

9:45 am - Sunday School for all ages

11:00 am - Worship

4:00 pm  - Young Disciples

6:00 pm - Young Adults Bible Study (Twito’s)

Tuesday, Nov 21:

7:00 pm - Church Council

Wednesday, November 22:

6:00 pm - Worship Team

7:00 pm - Thanksgiving Eve with Pie Fellowship

Thursday, November 23: Thanksgiving

Church Office Closed

Friday, November 24:

Church Office Closed

Saturday, November 25:

9-11 am - Christmas Program Rehearsal

Sunday, November 26:

8:30 am - Worship

9:45 am - Sunday School for all ages

11:00 am - Worship

6:00 pm - Young Adults Bible Study (Twito’s)

2400 Bloomington Road

Ames, IA  50010


Office Phone: 232-3815

Roger Twito, Pastor


Brigitte Gassman, Deaconess


Scott Strosahl, Dir. of Worship/Music


Wendy Steenhoek, Office Admin.


Congregational Officers:

Dick Gladon, Council President

Brian Anderson, Council Vice President

Chris Soder, Council Secretary

Scripture of the Day

23 But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. 24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.25 He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.

Jesus Predicts His Death on the Cross

27 “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify Your name.”

Then a voice came from heaven, saying, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.”

29 Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to Him.”

30 Jesus answered and said, “This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. 32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.” 33 This He said, signifying by what death He would die.

-- John 12:23-33

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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Annual Christmas Program on December 17

YES!!!  What childhood would be complete without memories of a classic annual Children’s Church Christmas Program?  In the Lutheran Church, this tradition goes all the way back to the Martin Luther Family in the 1530‘s. Make sure your child or grandchild has such a memory starting THIS YEAR, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation!

The always spectacular and original Ascension Sunday School Christmas Program will be held on Sunday, December 17, at 6:30 pm.  All children from K-12 are invited to participate.  Practice will begin Saturday, November 25.  All practices are scheduled for Saturday mornings 9-11, and Sunday mornings during the 9:45-10:45 Sunday School hour.  Participants are expected to attend at least six of the eight practices, including the Saturday, December 16 dress rehearsal.  Scott Strosahl and Pauline Brittain are co-directing the program this year. To sign up your child, please email amywesselmann@yahoo.com ASAP. Contact the church office if you have questions.

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ROCK Youth Group at Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp for Fall 2017 Retreat, October 27-29

“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”  -- Martin Luther

Unlike most 16th century reformers, Luther was a musician (that is a lute he is playing) who promoted congregational singing and instrumental music in the church setting, when most reformers were suspicious of music.