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" And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, 
nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, 
and your Father knows that you need them.  
Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.” 

Luke 12:29-31 ESV


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Sundays*
8:00 and 10:45 a.m. — Worship Service
9:30 a.m. — Adult Discipleship Class,                                 Children's Sunday School

Wednesdays in Lent and Advent
6:30 p.m. Vespers

*Holy Communion is offered at both Sunday services.

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Online Adult Discipleship Class
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Online giving continues to be an easy way for many to give. The giving link is located just above this message. You also can use the mobile app, “VANCO MOBILE.”   

Welcome to Ascension!

Pastor James Gier

And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. ~ The Nicene Creed

In the Gospel of St. John (14:6) Jesus said "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Jesus is our way back to our Father in heaven. He is the Gospel (Good News) of God to the world. As Evangelical Lutherans, we are loyal to the Gospel of Christ, "for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).

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This Gospel ministry and mission of the Christian Church is to seek, make, and mature disciples for God's eternal kingdom through preaching, baptizing, teaching and communing. This work of the Holy Spirit of God among mankind is centered in the Divine Service in which the Word of God is first proclaimed and administered through sermons and sacraments. Through this Word and these means God saves us from our captivity to sin, death, and the devil, and so works in us a new and everlasting life.

... just as He is risen from the dead, lives and reigns
          to all eternity! ~ Luther's Small Catechism

At Ascension, this new life finds its expression in a three-fold fellowship and ministry of Church, Family, and School. Here, you will encounter and know the Lord Jesus Christ for your forgiveness, life, and salvation!

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

The Lord Is Surely Coming to Give You His Kingdom 

Genesis 15:1-6; Hebrews 11:1-16; Luke 12:22-34 (35-40)  

The Lord Himself was Abraham’s shield and great reward. For “the word of the LORD came to him” and sustained the patriarch’s faith in the face of death (Genesis 15:4). 

By divine grace, Abraham “believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness” (Genesis 15:6), on account of the holy Seed, Christ Jesus. To that one old man, the Lord granted “descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore” (Hebrews 11:12).

The Lord is likewise faithful to you. It is His glad desire “to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). Therefore, “do not be anxious about your life,” but instead “seek his kingdom” (Luke 12:22, 31). Set your heart on that treasure. “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning…for the Son of Man is coming” (Luke 12:35, 40). 


News and Events

Learn by Heart Family Devotions begins a new year
Man Up Study Resumes September 24
Changes for 2022-2023 school year: Laurie Behnfeldt to become principal July 1

 

 

Website updated: August 7, 2022

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