Welcome to Ascension Lutheran

July 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


6-8:30 pm - Vacation Bible School


6-8:30 pm - Vacation Bible School

7:00 pm - Mid-week Worship Service


6:45 am - Men's Prayer Breakfast & Study

9:15 am - Newsletter Folding Team

6-8:30 pm - Vacation Bible School


Worship team practice - TTBD


9:30 am - Worship w/ Youth Skit

Presiding Pastor of the AALC - Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins will be our guest preacher 

10:30 am - Coffee Fellowship

6:30 pm - The ROCK Youth Group (at the church)

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” Vacation Bible School Going Great!

    Ascension is hosting their annual Vacation Bible School July 20-24 from 6-8:30 pm.  The theme this year is “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind”. 

    We have had a great turn out this week so far. We have over 100 children registered and are averaging about 95 a night! The kids are having a blast! VBS continues through Thursday night, so if you have not registered your children and they would still like to come, please do come and register at the door. There is still time!!

    A nightly offering is being 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. 

Discovery (New Member) Class

    A 10-week Discovery Class has begun for those considering membership or for those interested in reviewing the Biblical basis for the Lutheran Faith.  They meet Thursday’s at 7 pm.  To sign up, call the church office (232-3815).  The book for the class, Lutheranism 101, costs $15.

ROCK Saylorville Tubing & Camping 28 times as Exciting as World Cup Soccer

ROCK Youth Group forms Pyramid at the St. Louis Arch while on Mission Trip to East St. Louis at the start of July.

   Fifteen Youth, six adult chaperones and another seven daytime visitors took part in all or parts of the ROCK’s 2014 Tubing & Camping trip to beautiful Saylorville Reservoir this last weekend, July 11-13.

    The youth enjoyed an exciting thunder storm Friday night while tent camping on four sites at the Cherry Glen Campground.  Not distracted by lack of sleep, they arose Saturday and engaged in tubing and water skiing on the high, but navigable waters of scenic Saylorville Reservoir from 7 am to 5 pm. 

    The youth quenched their appetite with an all-Iowa burger, hot dog, sweet corn, and watermelon feed Saturday evening. ROCK mascots Reese and Kendall Johnson provided a birthday cake for ROCK graduate, Annee Wengert, following the meal.

    Matt Skarshaug, Ben Johnson, and Allee & Annee Wengert treated campers to devotions Friday evening, Saturday evening, and Sunday morning, respectively.  ROCK youth rounded out the non-lake time with games, and sitting around the campfire singing songs, playing charades, and roasting smores.  

    Youth with more energy to burn hit the lake again 6:30 Sunday morning before the 9:30 devotions and 10:30 breaking of camp for the return trip to Ames.

    There will be no youth group Sunday evening, July 20, as ROCK youth are encouraged to assist with Ascension’s VBS program which begins that evening (see adjacent story).

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


So Long Insecurity, Teen Edition

    Allee and Annee Wengert will be leading a study entitled “So Long Insecurity, Teen Edition” by Beth Moore.  The weekly study continues this Tuesday, 6-7:30 pm at the church.  It is open to teen-age (ROCK Youth Group age) girls.  They are tackling the issue of insecurity in teen girls and focus on the day-to-day life of teens and developing self-worth through God instead of the world.  You are encouraged to purchase the book for this study.  The book ($9.99) and a preview are available at Christianbook.com.  If you have questions, contact Allee at alleewengert@gmail.com.