Welcome to Ascension Lutheran

Dec 2017


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-Friday 8-12 and 1-5 p.m.


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  1. BulletFall Schedule at Ascension

Tuesday, Dec 12

12:00 pm -- Seasoned Saints

Wednesday, Dec 13

3:30 pm - WINGS

5:15 pm - Confirmation

6-6:30 - Advent Meal

7:00 pm - Advent Service

8-8:30 pm - The Rock

Thursday, Dec 14

7:30 am - Men’s Breakfast (Bible Study & Prayer)

8:30 am - Fern’s Study

11:15 am - Ladie’s Bible Study & Lunch

6:00 pm - Worship Team

7:00 pm - Praise Choir

Saturday, Dec 16

9 - 11:00 am - Christmas Program Rehearsal

Sunday, Dec 17

8:30 am - Worship w/ Reception of New Members

9:45 am - Sunday School for all ages

11:00 am - Worship w/ Reception of New Members

6:30 pm - Annual Sunday School Program!!!!!!!

2400 Bloomington Road

Ames, IA  50010


Office Phone: 232-3815

Roger Twito, Pastor


Brigitte Gassman, Deaconess


Scott Strosahl, Dir. of Worship/Music


Wendy Steenhoek, Office Admin.


Congregational Officers:

Dick Gladon, Council President

Brian Anderson, Council Vice President

Chris Soder, Council Secretary

Scripture of the Day

A psalm of praise. Of David.

I will exalt you, my God the King;
    I will praise your name for ever and ever.

Every day I will praise you
    and extol your name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
    his greatness no one can fathom.

One generation commends your works to another;
    they tell of your mighty acts.

They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
    and I will meditate on your wonderful works.

They tell of the power of your awesome works—
    and I will proclaim your great deeds.

They celebrate your abundant goodness
    and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
    slow to anger and rich in love.

The Lord is good to all;
    he has compassion on all he has made.


All your works praise you, Lord;
    your faithful people extol you.


They tell of the glory of your kingdom
    and speak of your might,


so that all people may know of your mighty acts
    and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.


Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures through all generations.

The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
    and faithful in all he does.


The Lord upholds all who fall
    and lifts up all who are bowed down.


The eyes of all look to you,
    and you give them their food at the proper time.


You open your hand
    and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

-- Psalm 145

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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Annual Christmas Program on December 17

YES!!!  What childhood would be complete without memories of a classic annual Children’s Church Christmas Program?  In the Lutheran Church, this tradition goes all the way back to the Martin Luther Family in the 1530‘s. On this, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, come to Ascension Sunday evening, Dec 17 at 6:30 to enjoy our Annual Program, followed by fellowship & Refreshments! All are welcome to come and hear the kid’s share the good new’s of Christ’s coming to earth.

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“I wish to compose sacred hymns so that the Word of God may dwell with the people also by means of songs.”  -- Martin Luther

Unlike most 16th century reformers, Luther was a musician (that is a lute he is holding) who promoted congregational singing and instrumental music.