Ascension Lutheran Church

Weekly Worship Services

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

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

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

Christmas Eve Worship

Ascension will be holding in-person worship (3:00, 6:00, & 9:00 p.m.) and will Live Stream Worship on Facebook for Christmas Eve.  If you plan to attend in-person worship, please go to the Christmas Eve Worship tab and follow instructions to reserve your place(s).  

Stewardship

Estimate of Giving Cards were sent to members of Ascension.  We ask each member to please prayerfully consider their financial commitment to Ascension for 2021 by writing that commitment on the card and returning the card to the church office.  Cards can be returned now through the end of the year.  Thank you to everyone for your continued financial support of Ascension!  

Mortgage Reduction Update

At the end of 2019, Ascension began a Mortgage Reduction Campaign.  The remaining balance on the mortgage (as of 8/15/20) is $186,567.  Since the beginning of the campaign, $50,202 was raised from the congregation and applied to the mortgage principal.  Ascension will continue to provide updates through the year as we move forward.  Thank you to everyone for your continued support!  If you would like to make a gift to reduce the mortgage principal, please mark your giving envelope "Mortgage Reduction."    

Stocking Stuffers for Veterans

Ascension will be collecting various items to donate as stocking stuffers for veterans.  A drop off box is located in the narthex with a list of needed items.  The list includes - Food items: hard candies, chewing gum, mints; Games: playing cards, crossword puzzles, dominos; Misc.: journals, batteries (AA, AAA), socks; Personal Care: moisturizer, lip balm, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, nail clippers, baby wipes, eye drops, mini tissue packets.   

Giving Tree

Beginning December 6 through the end of December, we will be collecting hats, scarves, gloves, and socks for our annual "Giving Tree" in-kind fundraiser.  Items may be placed on the tree or left in the bin next to the tree.  The bin will be available for you to place these items every Tuesday from 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. 

Ascension Academy

The Music Ministry of Ascension Lutheran Church is proud to announce the inauguration of a community outreach program entitled Ascension Academy. The mission of Ascension Academy is to provide educational programs in the visual and musical arts to students of all ages and levels. From time to time, students will be featured in special music presentations during worship. We are launching this new and exciting endeavor by offering flute, clarinet, and saxophone lessons provided by Janine Thomas. Ms. Thomas is the principal clarinetist of the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. She also performs with the Reading and Harrisburg Symphonies, and the Fulton Theater pit orchestra. Janine was recently featured in an LSO Musicians At Home Video; click here to watch.

Ascension Church adheres to stringent Covid safety regulations. Lessons are being taught in a large room with ample space for social distancing. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are available. The narthex of the church provides a comfortable and spacious area for parents to wait while their children receive lessons.

If you are looking for affordable private instruction on the flute, clarinet, or saxophone, please contact John Zielinski (click here), the director of Ascension Academy.


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: 

Household Items - size 5 diapers

Food Items - micro meals, tomato soup, chicken soup, cream of chicken soup, pudding cups, scalloped potatoes, Knorr pasta sides, canister or boxed oatmeal, mayonnaise, canned corn, canned green beans, canned pears (large), syrup

SWEEP PROGRAM: Ramen noodles, Pasta or rice sides (Pasta Roni), Rice-A-Roni (chicken flavor), saltines, snack cracker singles, spaghetti (#1), spaghetti sauce (cans, no jars), Tomato Soup (10.5 oz), Tuna (5 oz.), Tuna Helper, Vienna Sausages

Please bring these items to the church between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays or drop them off when you attend worship.  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: Christmas Collection

Churches Respond. Homelessness Ends. Hope Begins.

There is NO JOY like the joy of watching children open up their gifts on Christmas morning. The only thing BETTER for moms in Bridge of Hope is knowing that they were able to buy the gifts themselves according to their children’s specific requests, wishes, and preferences. This is the reason we are asking you to donate gift cards instead of buying gifts and wrapping them yourselves.

If you would like to donate $25 gift cards to Walmart or Target, we can help realize our goal of $75-$100 per child for their mom to purchase gifts for them this Christmas. If you prefer to donate monies instead, we will then purchase the gift cards!  We would also like to give $25 gift cards to Giant, Sheetz, or WaWa to help with holiday meal and gas purchases. 

These gift cards are ideally needed by December 1st, but will be accepted through December 6th! Gift cards or monies may be sent to church or put in offering plate marked for BOH (Bridge of Hope).  Thank you in advance for your support!  

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 November/December 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)