"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly . . . with thankfulness in your hearts to God."

Colossians 3:16 (ESV)

Join us


  8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

  9:30 a.m. Bible Study, Sunday School

Wednesdays in Lent and Advent

   7:00 p.m. Vespers

Link to Online Worship


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).

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!

News and Events

Choirs restarting this fall

Indiana Voucher Program expanded 

Help Needed. Ascension is in need of a few part time paid workers for this school year (Contact Principal Taylor Haese for more information)

Ms. Taylor Haese named school principal

Pastor Zieroth accepts call as full-time associate pastor




Ascension's Response to COVID-19

Read the complete COVID-19 Congregational Letter here.

Sunday morning worship services, adult Bible study, and a virtual Sunday school for elementary children, as well as other special services during the week, are recorded and available for viewing on Ascension's YouTube Channel

For the time being, we will continue to request that you sign up for worship and Bible study each week.

Members: You will receive a sign-up memo from the church each week. If you need assistance in signing up for services, please email: Worship@alcsfw.org, or contact the church office at 260-486-2226. 

Visitors: Please email: Worship@alcsfw.org, A representative from the church will contact you and help you sign-up for worship services. 

Concerning masks:  Since the mask restrictions have been revised, masks are optional when in the building. The Monday morning communion service will continue to be masked.