Welcome to Ascension Lutheran

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


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  1. BulletThis Week’s at Ascension

Tuesday, Sept. 20

7:00 pm - Church Council

Wednesday, Sept. 21

3:30 pm - WINGS

5:15 pm - Confirmation

7:00 pm - New Member Class

Thursday, Sept. 22

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

8:30 am - Fern's Bible Study

11:15 am - Ladies Bible Study & Lunch

6:00 pm - Worship Team

7:00 pm - Praise Choir

Sunday, Sept. 25:

8:30 am - Worship

9:45 am - Sunday School

11:00 am - Worship

6:30-7:30 pm - ROCK Youth Group

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:

Dan Kruger, Council President

Brian Anderson, Council Vice President

Joe Jurasic, Council Secretary

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Scripture of the Day

The Incarnation of the Word of Life

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make our[a] joy complete.

- John 1:1-4

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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Upcoming ROCK

Youth Group Events:

The ROCK Youth Group held it’s first monthly “Third Sunday Event” on Sunday, Sept 18.  About 25 were in attendance to hear a first-hand account about living and witnessing the Christian faith in the historic country of Turkey. The Event began with praise singing led by the debut of ROCK’s new Youth Band (Ben Feddersen, Guitar; Logan Hegna, Bass; Pip Wong, Keyboard; Joe Kurger, Tori Strong & Michaela Twito, Vocals)!  It also included small-group discussions led by Dave & Kristine Wong (grades 7-8) and Pastor & Cathy Twito (grades 9-12).  Kurt & Suzzanne Strong provided delicious treats to end the evening in a time of open fellowship. Youth are reminded to put the NEXT “Third Sunday Event” on your calendar for October 16!

Sept. 25. The ROCK Youth Group will be gathering at the ark 6:30-7:30 for Bible Study, fun and fellowship.

Oct. 28-30. ROCK Fall Retreat! The annual ROCK Fall Retreat is planned for October 28-30.  Click on the following links for the following Retreat Information:

Youth Registration (to be turned in by October 9)

Parent Registration (to be turned in by October 9)

Retreat Packet (with all information & Forms)