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


Stewardship Update

Thank you to everyone who returned their Estimate of Giving cards to the congregation.  To-date, a total of $228,850.00 has been offered to support the 2022 mission and ministry of Ascension.  If you have not returned a pledge card, you are invited to prayerfully consider your gift and return the card to the church.  Giving cards may be placed in the offering plate or mailed via USPS.   


Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the congregation will be held on Sunday, January 30 immediately following worship (approximate start time is 10:45 a.m.).  Annual Report Packets can be found on the Welcome Center and were sent in the weekly email blast.  We ask that voting members attend in person; however, there will be a Zoom option available for those who cannot leave their homes.  


Joseph's Table

Happy New Year from Joseph's Table!  The next community take-out only meal will be held on Thursday, January 20 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The meal will be chicken corn soups, garden salad, Whoopie Pie, and an orange.  If you would like to volunteer your time, sign-up sheets are located in the narthex. 

Remember: JT follows the L-S School District for cancellations.  If L-S is closed or has early dismissal, there will be NO Joseph's Table.   


Visioning Retreat

On Saturday, February 5 from 8:30a.m. – noon, you are invited to attend a retreat to discern the future vision and mission of Ascension.  If you would like to attend, a sign-up is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex.  The retreat will be using material from Dave Daubert’s Living Lutheran:Renewing Your Congregation. If you would like to read this book prior to the day, please contact Pastor Maureen to borrow a copy. 


Lydia Circle

The next Lydia Circle gathering will be on Tuesday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m.  All women of Ascension are invited to attend.  Pastor Maureen will be presenting on Clare of Assisi.  

Thank you to everyone who donated items for the annual Giving Tree collection.  Ascension collected 265 items of hats, scarves, glove, mittens, and socks.  These items were donated to Tenfold Ministries (formerly TLC - a ministry to help homeless veterans and their families), Solanco Food Bank in Quarryville, the Salvation Army in Lancaster, and students at King Elementary School in Lancaster.

Lydia Circle will be collecting items for Tenfold in January.  You may bring juice or sports drinks and place them in the designated tub in the narthex.  


  Confirmation Class

Classes are held every Sunday from 10:45-11:15 a.m.  Confirmation is for all youth who are currently in 6th through 8th grade. Please contact Pastor Maureen for more details


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. 

 

Bridge of Hope

Churches Respond. Homelessness Ends. Hope Begins.

Ascension will continue to support our BOH family 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!      


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.



ELCA Disaster Response

The U.S. has been devastated by a series of disasters over past year and a half: the COVID-19 pandemic, Wildfires in the Western part of the country, and Hurricanes/Tropical Storms in the Southern/Eastern part.  If you would like to make a donation to the relief and recovery efforts, or if you would like to read about the work of ELCA Disaster in these areas, click here to learn more about this ministry.  



Solanco Food Bank Donations 

Non-perishable Food Items: Mayonnaise (large); sugar; baked beans (16.5 oz.); pudding snack packs; applesauce snack packs; ramen noodles; juice boxes; tomato/chicken noodle soup; pancake pouches

You may bring your donations to weekend worship or you may bring them to the office on T, W, Th (please call first).  

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.


Upper Room Devotional

Copies of the January/February devotionals 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)