Welcome to Ascension Lutheran

May 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

Monday, May 2:

6:30 pm - Fellowship & Social Ministry Committee

7:00 pm - Christian Ed Committee

Tuesday, May 3:

7:00 pm - Site Development Committee

Wednesday, May 4:

3:30 pm - WINGS Children's Ministry

5:15 pm - Confirmation 

Thursday, April 28:

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

8:30 am - Ladie’s Study @ Fern Ostrem’s Home

6:30 pm - Worship Team Rehearsal

7:00 pm - Praise Choir

Sunday, May 8 (Ascension Day & Mother’s Day):

8:30 am - Worship w/ Holy Communion

9:45 am - Sunday School for all ages

11:00 am - Worship w/Children’s Message

6:30 pm - The ROCK Youth Group

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

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. -- Matthew 5:13-16

Summer Worship Times Beginning May 22

Beginning Sunday, May 22 and going through Labor Day, our summer worship schedule be a single Sunday morning service at 9:30.  Coffee fellowship will follow the service.  We will have a Wednesday Mid-week service once per month, with he first Wednesday service being June 8 (dessert will follow the Wednesday services). Our mid-week services will be the same service as the previous Sunday morning and we will serve Holy Communion.  Join us for a potluck dinner following the service on Sunday, May 29. Please bring a main dish, salad and/or dessert to share.

Confirmation Sunday

Mark your calendars! Confirmation Sunday will be Sunday, May 22. Please keep our confirmands in your prayers as this day approaches and as they continue to grow in their faith. Our confirmands this year are: Caleb Grawe, Taylor Grinley, Emma Hobbs, Tim Kruger, Owen Stuber, Sam Vertanen, Gracie Wesselmann, and Isabelle Wong.

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 Looks to Summer

The ROCK Youth Group will be gathering for, Bible Study & fellowship Sunday night, May 8 in the Church.  The Following weekend, Kristine Wong is planning an opportunity for Youth to help with “Food at First”.

The ROCK has BIG plans for the summer, starting with the Summer Kickoff held at the Ark on June 5, 5-8 pm.  The Kickoff is a great opportunity for all ROCK youth who are completing 6th grade through 12th grade to gather for food, fellowship, games, music, and fun. Hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks, and s’mores (around the fire ring) will be provided. Bring a dish to share, and while you’re at it, bring a buddy too.

Summer Sunday Nights with the ROCK will continue through the summer.  Watch here for more details.

Other summer events include a mission trip to Chicago at the end of June (call Pastor T for details), water skiing & tubing in July, and the Annual Spaghetti Dinner in August just to name a few.