Welcome to Ascension Lutheran

May 2015


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 Schedule at Ascension

Monday, May 25: Memorial Day

Read Proverbs 22-26

Tuesday, May 26:

Read Proverbs 27-31

Wednesday, May 27:

Read Ecclesiastes 1-6

5:15 pm - Confirmation

Thursday, May 28:

Read Ecclesiastes 7-12

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

7:15 am - Women’s Bible Study at Fern Ostrem’s Home

5:30 pm - Praise Choir

6:30 pm - Worship Team 2

Friday, May 29:

Read 1 Kings 12:1-14:20; 2 Chron. 10:1-11:4

6:00 pm - Confirmation Rehearsal Dinner

Saturday, May 30: Graduation Parties

Sunday, May 31:

9:30 am - Worship w/ Holy Communion & Confirmation

6:30 pm - The ROCK Youth Group

2400 Bloomington Road

Ames, IA  50010


Office Phone: 232-3815

Roger Twito, Pastor


Scott Neumann, Pastoral Asst.


Wally Schmidt, Dir.Worship/Music


Brigitte Gassman, Deaconess


Vicki Neumann, Office Secretary


Congregational Officers:

Dan Kruger, Council President

Pauline Brittain, 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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Bible 2015: Thru-the-Bible Program

    As part of the 50th anniversary of Ascension Lutheran Church, we are urging our congregation and friends to read through the entire Bible over the period of 2015. The plan we are using is designed as a chronological reading through the Bible, with the readings divided into five days per week, allowing the weekends as a time of either rest or catch-up. Sermons will frequently be based upon the weekly readings also, for those who are able to attend worship with us. Click here to access the reading plan for this week.

Summer Worship Schedule is Here

    Beginning Sunday, May 24, Ascension is on her summer worship schedule: one service each Sunday at 9:30, followed by a coffee fellowship time. Once a month, there will be a special Wednesday service. The first Wednesday service will be June 10.

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Summer Church Camps

    There are two outstanding Lutheran Bible Camps that ALC members have traditionally attended in summers pastRiverside Lutheran Bible Camp (in Story City) and Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp (on West Okoboji, pictured to the left).  BOTH camps are Christ-centered and Biblically solid.  They do their training together and share much of the same programming material, including their common summer theme: “Transformed”.  The difference is largely the features that go with each location. Riverside tends to have more Youth Camp weeks and has Ranch/Horse camp opportunities, with some Family Camp opportunities available. Okoboji (perhaps the premier family vacation venue in Iowa) tends to have more Family Camps, with some Youth Camp weeks available.  Ascension members Zach Skarshaug and Joe Kruger will be senior counselors at Okoboji this summer!  For more information, click here or go to www.okoboji.org. or www.riversidelbc.org.

What happens at camp doesn’t stay at camp.  Lives are changed, and campers go on to impact their world.