Worship

Worship Times

When we gather to worship as a church, we explore the Word of God, partake of His sacraments and sing praises to the Lord together as family and friends. Ascension Lutheran offers a variety of worship experiences because we recognize that people express their thoughts and feelings toward God in different ways. And, while our core beliefs as a church don’t change, each service has its own unique style of delivery and atmosphere. This page will assist you in selecting a service where you feel most comfortable and free to become fully engaged in the act of worship.

At all of our worship services, you will receive our “newsletter” and at the Sunday morning traditional services you will receive the “bulletin,” the order of worship, inside the newsletter. At the Saturday services and the Sunday contemporary services, there are no bulletins. The songs and other parts of worship are projected on to the large screen.

Saturday Evening (always at 6:00 p.m.)

Our Saturday night worship service is an informal, come-as-you-are, worship experience with a Country/Gospel flavor in music featuring the musical group, “Country Spirit.” Holy Communion is celebrated on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

Sunday Morning Services

Traditional Service (8:00 & 9:30 a.m.)
Join us on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. for our Traditional Worship services, a traditional Lutheran liturgical service with the adult choir or other special music. These services features hymns, old and new, and are supported by an organ, the Chancel Choir, youth choirs, and guest musicians. We celebrate Holy Communion on the first, third, and last Sundays of the month. A children’s sermon is a regular part of this service when Sunday School is not in session. From June 19th through September 4, 2016, the traditional service is at 9:00 a.m. and the contemporary service is at 10:30 a.m.

Contemporary Service (11 a.m.)
This worship celebration features an informal style and contemporary music performed by the musical group, “Praise Alive.” We celebrate the Lord’s Supper at every 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning service. A children’s sermon is a regular part of this service.

Nursery & Cry Room

Children are a vital part of Ascension’s ministry. We have a nursery staffed with caring individuals for children three years of age and younger. Our friendly ushers can assist you in finding the proper room. We also have a cry room located off the east narthex with audio service. Children’s Busy Bags are available from the west narthex.

Hearing issues?

Hearing assistance devices are available on the small table in the west narthex. Simply return them when you have finished and remember to turn them off.

AED Safe Facility

In Ascension’s west narthex you will find an AED on the wall by the phone.

Prayers of the Church

Prayer requests to be included in our worship services may be written on the blue prayer cards in the pews and then placed in the offering plate during the offering time.

Communion

All people who are baptized and believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are welcome to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Children who have not received First Communion instruction are invited to come forward and receive a blessing. We offer both juice and wine during Holy Communion. As our Communion assistants serve you, they will present the tray with the grape juice and wine for you to take whichever one you prefer. The wine is the dark liquid, and the grape juice is the lighter colored of the two, usually found in the center of the tray. Gluten free wafers are also available for the asking.