Ascension Lutheran Church

Weekly Worship Services

Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. - Facebook Live Stream

Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. - In-person

Sundays at 9:30 a.m. - In-person

May/June Newsletter

The church office will be producing a two-month newsletter for May and June. If you have any announcements you would like to include in the upcoming Adventurer, please submit them to the office (click here) by April 12, 2021.

Spring Bible Study

The Spring study will begin on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. and be held through May 12.  For more information, see the "Bible Study/Book Discussion" tab.  

Joseph's Table

 The next community meal is April 15th from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  The menu is Chicken soup, crackers, fruit cocktail, and a cookie. This meal will be take-out only. 

If you would like to volunteer to help you may sign up for food preparation from 3:30-5:00 p.m. or distribution from 5:00 p.m. until complete and cleaned up!  Sign-up sheets can be found in the narthex or email Rhonda Miller (click here).  

We continue to keep COVID-19 and food safety precautions.  Please bring your own mask, hat, and apron when preparing and handling food!  Thank you for your assistance!  

Ascension Youth Group

Please see the "Youth Ministry" tab for some important updates about Ascension Youth Ministries!  

Mortgage Giving Updates

If you have made a pledge in 2021 for mortgage reduction, you can redirect your gift in two ways:

1. Mortgage Reduction/Building Fund envelopes: Ascension recently updated its giving envelope system.  One change was to rename the "Mortgage Reduction" Envelopes to "Mortgage Reduction/Building Fund."  There will be a continual need to support the upkeep of the building.  Monies you contribute through these envelopes will be placed in a designated building fund and used for building upkeep and improvements.

2. You may redirect your pledge to general operating expenses or to one of the special appeals planned.

Thank you for your commitment to Ascension!  

Vaccinate Lancaster: Register for a Vaccination Appointment

 The Lancaster County Community Vaccination Center is intended as a resource for the people of Lancaster County to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.  The center is managed and operated by the Vaccinate Lancaster Coalition, with Penn Medicine Lancaster General as the managing healthcare partner and more than 150 trained staff.  

Click here to schedule your appointment. 

Prayer Shawls

 Casting Our Nets, Ascension's Prayer Shawl Ministry, provides beautifully knitted and crocheted prayer shawls to members, family, and friends of the congregation.  If you would like a prayer shawl to give to someone experiencing illness, loss, or another need, please stop by the church.  Prayer shawls can be found in the closet located in the church library.  

Lydia Circle

Lydia Circle is collecting the following items during March: Bottles, pacifiers, receiving blankets, teething toys/rings.  Please place them in the designated box in the narthex.  These will be donated through Resident Services at TLC in Lancaster.    

This past week, Lydia Circle and Ascension received a letter of appreciation from TLC Ministries, which is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex.  TLC, a program of Tabor Community Services, provides food, cleaning supplies, and diapers to single mothers as they work to secure permanent housing.  Recently, two families successfully secured housing after being served by TLC.  Thanks to everyone for your support of this program!  

Ascension Academy

Ascension Academy has completed its first semester with flying colors! To date, seven students are receiving weekly instruction on the clarinet, flute, saxophone, piano, and guitar. Lessons are being given by Janine Thomas, principal clarinetist of the Lancaster Symphony, and our Minister of Music, John Zielinski. Lessons are being taught in a large room with ample space for social distancing and an air filtration system. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are available. The narthex provides a comfortable and spacious area for parents to wait while their children receive instruction.

Solanco Food Bank Donations

The Solanco Food Bank is providing emergency food and items to families in need.  The food bank is asking for the following items: 

Food Items: pudding/fruit cups, micro meals, granola bars, potato pouches, canned chicken, hotdogs, hamburger/hotdog rolls, loaves of bread

Non-food items: dish soap, house cleaner (surface cleaner)

Please bring these items to the church between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.  You may also make monetary donations to the food bank by: 1) Making a donation through your giving envelope (Please write "Solanco Food Bank" on the envelope); 2) Send a check directly to Solanco Neighborhood Ministries (write "Food Bank" on the memo link), 355 Buck Road, Quarryville, PA 17566.

Bridge of Hope

Churches Respond. Homelessness Ends. Hope Begins.

Please see the March issue of the Adventurer and the email blast for some important updates and how you can help!  

Community Closet

Volunteers Needed!  Are you looking to make a difference in the local community?  The New Hope Community Thrift Store in Towns Edge Shopping Center (Quarryville) is in need of volunteers.  Please call Katey at 717-786-2034 if you are able to help.  

Upper Room Devotional

Copies of the March/April devotional are available at the Church Office or on the Welcome Center.    

Shop on Amazon Smile & Support Ascension

For every purchase you make on Amazon Smile, a small portion will be directed to Ascension.  If you would like to see a small portion of your purchases be donated to Ascension, click here and shop as you would normally do!  (Please note: Ascension is listed as "Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ascension" on Amazon Smile)