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

Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The office will be CLOSED 11/28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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


NO WORSHIP: Saturday, December 31st

There will be ONE service on the weekend of December 31 and January 1.  The traditional "Lessons and Carols" service will be held on Sunday, January 1st at 9:30 a.m.


January/February Adventurer Articles

Information and articles for the upcoming edition of the newsletter are due to the office by Monday, December 5th.  Please email your articles to Donna (click here). 


Advent Devotion Materials and Coin Folders

These items are available on the Welcome Center for your use! Devotions for adults, teens, and children are available.  


Santa's Helpers

Thank you to everyone who took a stocking to support this collection.  Stockings are due back to the church by Sunday, December 14th.  Please keep the post card attached to the stocking and mark the sign-up sheet when you have returned you stocking.  


The Heritage Chorale

Ascension will host The Heritage Chorale of Lancaster on Sunday, December 11 at 4:00 p.m.  The group will present their concert of "Mid-winter Glow" featuring Mid-winter by Bob Chilcott, Glow by Eric Whitacre, The Shepherd's Carol by Dan Forrest, What Sweeter Music and Star Carol by John Rutter, Ave Maria by Javier Busto, and others to bring warmth and light to the cold season!   


Lydia Circle

All women of the parish are invited to join Lydia Circle.  The next Lydia Circle will be held on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. The group will be preparing a Christmas Craft for Magnolia Manor.  The group will also meet on Saturday, December 10 at 11:45 to travel to Magnolia Manor to lead a Christmas Party for the residents.  A sign-up will be posted on the Lydia Circle board in the coming weeks.   

Lydia Circle will be collecting hot and cold cereal (any variety) for the month of December.   


Men's Breakfast 

The next men's breakfast will be held on Saturday, December 3 at 8:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall (if you would like to help cook, come at 7:30 a.m.). 


WASS Group

The Widows and Senior Singles Group will resume meeting after a 2-and-a-half-year hiatus!  The group will meet on Wednesday, December 21 at noon at Mick's Restaurant in Willow Street.  If you would like to attend, a sign-up is posted in the narthex.  


First Sunday Fellowship

The next First Sunday Fellowship will be held on Sunday, December 4th following worship.  

Would you consider being a host/hostess for one of our upcoming Fellowship Hours? Please sign up in the narthex and see the bulletin board for details to contact Julie Seifried, the Fellowship Hour Coordinator. 

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


Joseph's Table Community Meal

The next "take-out" only meal will be served on Thursday, December 15 from 5:30-6:00 p.m.  Volunteer sign-ups will be posted in the narthex and congregational donations will be accepted.  More details to follow!  

Enter on Penn Grant Road / Exit on Shiprock Road

Come join us! 


Lutheran Disaster Response
We lift up prayers for all people displaced by natural disaster, war, and political strife - especially those impacted by Hurricane Ian and our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. 

You are invited to make financial contributions to support the relief efforts of natural and human-made disasters throughout the nation and world. Contributions may be made through your offering envelopes or by following these links: 
  • Lutheran World Relief (click here): Your gifts will be used to deliver urgent support and care, like: food, shelter, and other critically needed items; mission quilts and kits for families who have fled their homes; and medicine and supplies for clinics.  Use primarily to support people impacted by the war in Ukraine.  
  • ELCA Disaster Response (click here): Hurricane Ian made landfall with near Category 5 winds and dumping major amounts of rain, causing flooding.  With two more months of hurricane season, LDR is ready to respond to the need.


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. 


Solanco Food Bank Donations 

Non-perishable Food Items: Tomato soup, chicken noodle soup, canned chicken & tuna, Chef Boyardee micro cups & Ravioli cans, Tuna Helper, Rice-A-Roni chicken, Pasta-roni, Saltine crackers, popcorn, juice boxes (no pouches), snack crackers, Knorr noodles, 8-pack cereal breakfast variety, snack pack fruit cups   Non-food items: baby wipes, Size 5 and 6 diapers

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.

Non-perishable Food Items: Tomato soup, chicken noodle soup, canned chicken & tuna, Chef Boyardee micro cups & Ravioli cans, Tuan Helper, Rice-A-Roni chicken, Pasta-roni, Saltine crackers, popcorn, juice boxes (no pouches), snack crackers, Knorr noodles, 8-pack cereal breakfast variety, snack pack fruit cups   Non-food items: baby wipes, Size 5 and 6 diapers


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 will host BOH annual Christmas Party. If you are able to volunteer (time or the offerings of desserts), please see information in the email blast and bulletin insert.   


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 November/December 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)