Welcome to Ascension Lutheran

July 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


7:00 am - Men's Bible Study & Breakfast

9:30 am - Newsletter Folding Team

6:00 pm - Worship Team

6:30 pm - Praise Choir

7:30 pm - VBS Band Rehearsal


8:00 am -- The ROCK Saylorville Fun Day

11:00 am - Worship & Music Committee


9:30 am - Worship w/ Organ Call to Worship

10:45 am - Coffee fellowship

No ROCK Youth Group

Vacation Bible School Begins

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

5 Better is open rebuke

    than hidden love.

6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted,

    but an enemy multiplies kisses.

7 One who is full loathes honey from the comb,

    but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.

8 Like a bird that flees its nest

    is anyone who flees from home.

9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,

    and the pleasantness of a friend

    springs from their heartfelt advice.

10 Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family,

    and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you—

    better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.

11 Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart;

    then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.

12 The prudent see danger and take refuge,

    but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

13 Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger;

    hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.

14 If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning,

    it will be taken as a curse.

15 A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping

    of a leaky roof in a rainstorm;

16 restraining her is like restraining the wind

    or grasping oil with the hand.

17 As iron sharpens iron,

    so one person sharpens another.

-- Proverbs 25:5-17

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

ROCK Youth Group Summer Sunday Nights

The Wong family hosted a wonderful evening at their home last Sunday, July 24 (24 kids + adults). These magical ROCK Summer Nights will take a brief hiatus for VBS.  ROCK kids are encouraged to assist with VBS at the church on Sunday.  ROCK Sunday Nights will continue at the church on Sunday, August 7, with the planning of the Annual Spaghetti Dinner (Saturday, August 13).

On Saturday, July 30, the ROCK will do a day of water skiing, tubing, & picnicking at Saylorville, Contact David Skarshaug (david@skarshaug.com) for more information on this event. 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.