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

Church Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday    

Please call ahead before you make your visit: 717-464-5683.

Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.    

Lydia Circle

All women of the parish are invited to join us for our monthly gathering of Lydia Circle. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 4.  The group will gather for a planning meeting and picnic. Please see the Lydia Circle bulletin board for details.  

May Tenfold Collection: Towels of various sizes (new or gently used) There will be no collections in the summer months. 

WASS Luncheon

The next Widows and Senior Singles gathering will be held Wednesday, June 19 at noon.  The group will gather at Lyndon Cityline Diner (on Manheim Pike). Please sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board! 

Joseph's Table Community Meal

The next take-out only meal will be held on Thursday, June 20 from 5:30-6:00 p.m.   

Sign-up sheets will be posted two weeks before the dinner for preparation, distribution volunteers, parking lot attendants, and dishwashers!  

First Sunday Fellowship

First Sunday Fellowship is held on the First Sunday of each month immediately following worship.  You are welcome to join us for light refreshments and fellowship!  

Would you consider being a host/hostess for one of our upcoming Fellowship Hours? We are looking for persons to host in 2024 - June, August through October, and December.  Please sign up in the narthex and see the bulletin board for details to contact Julie S, the Fellowship Hour Coordinator. 

We need worship for our spirit and fellowship for our soul. 

Casting our Nets Prayer Shawl Ministry

 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. Casting our Nets meets every 1st and 3rd Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the conference room.  


The Heritage Chorale

The Heritage Chorale will hold their Spring Concert Series, "For the Beauty of the Earth." The final concert date is: Sunday, May at 4:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church (3131 Columbia Ave., Lancaster).  You are welcome to attend! 

Ascension Greening Project

Phase 1: This part of the greening project has been completed.  THANK YOU to all persons who helped during the work days on March 20 and 21! 

Phase 2: Is planned for sometime in September or October.  We will plant herbaceous plugs/pilot holes; and watering.

Phase 3 will follow: Ongoing stewardship of plantings/gardens.

Prayers for Israel and Palestine, and the Conflict in the Middle East

We continue to pray for peace in Israel and Palestine.  If you would like to respond with financial support to the crisis or read about the ELCA's relationship with partners in the region (click here).  You are also invited to read about the work of Lutheran World Relief in the Middle East (click here)

Water Street Mission Collection

If you would like to make an in-kind donations to the "Needs List" at WSM, Ascension will be collecting the following items for May (please place items in the designated box): Q-tips; Tissues (personal and general size); Mini body wash and soaps. 

Solanco Food Bank Donations 

Non-perishable Food Items: Triscuits/Wheat Thins; Mayonnaise; Cheerios (regular, yellow box); pudding cups; applesauce cups; juice boxes; oatmeal (boxes of individual packs); Seafood Chowder/Soup; No/Low Salt Soups

Non-Food Items: Baby wipes; diapers (sizes: 5, 6, and pull ups)

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.

Ascension will continue to support BOH families with rental assistance.  If you would like to make a donation, please label your offering envelope "BOH rental assistance."  Thank you to everyone who continues to make a gift! 

Ascension has formed a new Neighboring Group to accompany a mother and her family.  Ascension has not been assigned a family (the current projection is that we will be paired with a family in the Spring).  When the Neighboring Group is assigned a family, rental support will be sent to support our Neighboring Family. 


USPS Update

The postal service has asked that all correspondences sent to Ascension should use the P.O. Box address: Ascension Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 635 ,Willow Street, PA 17584.

Upper Room Devotional

Copies of the May/June devotionals are available at the Church Office or on the Welcome Center.