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
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 $198,374. Since the beginning of the campaign, $49,102 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."
Joseph's Table is restarting (take-out only) on Thursday, September 17 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Please consider volunteering: sign ups will be posted for those interested to help pack and distribute the meal. For more information, email Rhonda Miller (click here).
Lutheran World Relief: Kit Collection
Following the recent explosion and unrest in Beirut, Lebanon, Lutheran World Relief lost a large cargo container of quilts and personal care kits. Ascension will be collecting items to make personal care kits now through the end of September. Items can be dropped off on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or during weekend worship in the specially marked bin. The following items are needed: bath towels (light weight, bath-sized between 20"x 40" and 52"x 27", dark colored recommended), bar soap (any brand in original packaging), combs (sturdy), toothbrushes (individually packaged, or packaged in sealed, business sized envelope), and nail clippers (metal, attached file optional). Please DO NOT include additional items or substitutes. If you would prefer to make a monetary donation for the purchase of these items, please label your offering envelope "LWR: Personal Care Kits."
Kits will be assembled Wednesday afternoon, September 30 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and Thursday evening, October 1 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Please contact Pastor Maureen (click here) if you would like to help with assembling the kits.
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 - tomato & chicken noodle soup, Manwich, pancake syrup, applesauce cups, pudding cups, chicken Rice-a-roni, oatmeal packets, snack crackers, Knorr pasta sids, mashed potato pouches
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
Churches Respond. Homelessness Ends. Hope Begins.
Ascension is Neighboring to end family homelessness! Ascension has formed a group of Neighboring Volunteers to walk alongside a family coming into the Bridge of Hope program. They will be trained with the family during the next few months. Stay tuned for information on additional ways you can support our group as they provide Neighboring to a family facing homelessness. If you would like more information, please contact Anne Dunnenberger (click here).
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.
Copies of the September/October devotional are available at the Church Office. The May/June edition is available online through June 30, 2020. Click here to be directed to the website.
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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)