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
Pastoral Transition Meeting
A meeting to discuss the pastoral transition will take place on Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. All members of the parish are invited to attend.
Bible Study begins Wednesday, September 22 through October 27. The group will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 7:00 p.m. and study the "Sermon on the Mount." Visit the "Bible Study/Book Discussion" tab for more details!
Christian Education Survey
The Christian Education Committee is conducting a survey to assess the needs of Christian Education at Ascension. If you would like to share your input, surveys and instructions can be found on the Welcome Center in the narthex.
Joseph's Table - Take-out Only
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the southwestern area of Haiti on Saturday, August 14 causing loss of life & injury, damages to buildings, and impacting around 1.2 million people. This earthquake is another devastating event in addition to political unrest, critical inflation, and recovery from previous natural disasters. Recovery efforts had to be halted briefly during Tropical Storm Grace. If you would like to offer financial assistance, there are two ways you can help:
- ELCA Disaster Response: Donations may be made through Ascension using your offering envelopes. Please write "ELCA Disaster Response: Haiti Earthquake Relief" on your offering envelopes.
- Maire-Claire - the young woman Ascension supported to receive an education - informed the congregation that the church building and parish house where her brother, Joseph Charles, serves was damaged by the earthquake. If you would like to donate to help with the restoration and repair, please make your gift through Ascension and write "Paroisse Saint Michael Cayes - Haiti" on your offering envelope.
Thank you in advance for your prayers and contributions!
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 CROP Walk
The annual Solanco CROP Walk will be held at Muddy Run State Park on Saturday, October 16. The walk is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. – Noon, but you are encouraged to arrive at 8:30 a.m. for registration and pre-walk events. The CROP Walk is an annual event to raise awareness and funds to fight against the challenges of disease, disaster, displacement, and other concerns that leave people hungry. If you would like to form a team, please contact Pastor Maureen. If you would like to donate, you can donate through your offering envelope (please mark them “CROP Walk”) or online (click here).
The next Lydia Circle meeting will be on Tuesday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be Bible Trivia Night. All women of the parish are welcome to attend.
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.
Update on Financial Record Keeping
Thank you to everyone who supports our ministry partners (i.e., Bridge of Hope, Solanco Food Bank, etc.) through your financial gifts. A note about the record keeping of those gifts: If you make your donation by check, please make it payable to “Ascension Lutheran Church” and place the designation of that gift on the Memo Line and your offering envelope. If you make your donation payable to the organization (i.e., Bridge of Hope, Solanco, etc.), the Church Treasurer will mail your gift directly to the ministry partner; however, we cannot record your contribution on your church giving record (although, you should receive an acknowledgment of the gift from the organization to which you have given it). Again, thank you for your continued support!
Solanco Food Bank Donations
Non-perishable Food Items: Tomato Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Pasta Roni side dishes, Tuna Helper cheesy pasta/creamy broccoli, Sugar, Mayo, Snack pack pudding, Chef Boyardee ravioli 4 packs cans/bowls, pork & beans 16oz., Rice A Roni chicken, Quick rolled oats, old fashioned oats, Bumble Bee snack on the run chicken/tuna
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 September/October devotionals are available at the Church Office or on the Welcome Center.
Bridge of Hope
Churches Respond. Homelessness Ends. Hope Begins.
We will continue to collect donations to help with rental assistance for our BOH family (mark your envelope "Bridge of Hope"). If you would like to help out in a volunteer capacity, please contact Pastor Maureen (click here).
Ascension Academy has completed its first semester with flying colors! To date, seven students are receiving weekly instruction on the clarinet, flute, saxophone, piano, and guitar. Lessons are being given by Janine Thomas, principal clarinetist of the Lancaster Symphony, and our Minister of Music, John Zielinski. Lessons are being taught in a large room with ample space for social distancing and an air filtration system. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are available. The narthex provides a comfortable and spacious area for parents to wait while their children receive instruction.
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)