What to expect at Ascension Lutheran
What do you believe?
We are a Missouri Synod (LCMS) Lutheran congregation, which means we believe, teach and confess the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther, who inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century.
Missouri Synod Lutheran churches teach the love of the Triune God: the Father, Creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
What is your church building like?
Warm and friendly. We have expanded – a new sanctuary was completed and dedicated on June 13, 2010. Our day school is also a part of our building and includes a large gymnasium. The structure is brick, respectful but not imposing and handicapped accessible.
What will everyone be wearing?
When you step into Ascension you will find people dressed in jeans, suits, skirts, dresses and everything in between. It doesn’t matter what you wear - just that you’re here.
What about kids?
We love having kids in worship, and each week in both services we have many children from our preschool and grade school. If you are not comfortable with your child in worship or if your child is particularly wiggly, we offer a staffed nursery every Sunday.
Will I be able to follow the service?
We follow the Order of Service printed in the new Lutheran Service Book (2008) and a printed bulletin with an outline of the service available from an usher at the sanctuary door. There should be no surprises and you should be able to easily follow along. Someone nearby will be happy to help if you loose your way during the service.
How long will worship last?
Our worship services are generally 1 hour long.
What about Sunday School or Bible class?
Bible study for adults and Sunday school for preschool through grade 8 is available between services, beginning at 9:15.
May I Take Communion?
The Lord’s Supper is the participation in the actual Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the New Covenant, whose blessings are received through faith. This is a meal for those who comprehend the mystery of the Supper through instruction in God’s Word and who can then publicly confess their unity of faith with us at the altar.
If you are a member in good standing of another Missouri Synod Congregation and would like to commune with us, we ask that you speak with the pastor or the elder on duty before the service. If you are not a member of one of our sister congregations (LCMS), please contact our pastor during the week before communing. We truly want you to receive the Sacrament to your benefit and God’s glory!