Ascension Lutheran Church

Our Missions and Outreach

Joseph's Table Community Meal: Every Third Thursday, Ascension hosts a community meal.  Ascension celebrated its 5th anniversary of this wonderful ministry in April 2021.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Joseph's Table is a "take-out" only meal.  You are welcome to come to the church between 5:30-6:30 every Third Thursday, drive through the parking lot, and receive your meal.  "Take-out" only, drive through meals will continue through 2021.  We hope to begin in-person dining some time in the 2022!  

Bridge of Hope: Churches Responds. Homelessness Ends. Hope Begins.  Bridge of Hope (BOH) partners with Christian communities to serve families at risk of homelessness in the Lancaster area.  BOH connects a family to a Neighboring Church Group and BOH staff person.  Ascension is currently neighboring a local family. 

Ascension Academy: The mission of AscensionAcademy is to provide educational programs in the visual and musical arts, to students of all ages and levels. Currently the school offers flute, clarinet, and saxophone lessons provided by Janine Thomas, and keyboard and guitar lessons given by our music director John Zielinski.  For more information, contact John Z (click here).  

Solanco Neighborhood Ministries: Engaging Families. Meeting Needs. Giving Hope.  Solanco is a faith based ministry that provides support networks, promotes spiritual/personal growth, increases self-sufficiency, and seeks to break the cycles of poverty.  Ascension supports this work by donating food items and money to Solanco.  You may bring items to weekend worship or drop them off during the collection day, Tuesday from 10:00 am - 2:00 p.m.  The current list of needed items can be found in the Weekly Announcements (click on the tab with the same name and scroll down).  

Local Homeless Shelters: Ascension collects various items for two local homeless shelters located in Lancaster City - Tabor Life Communities and Water Street Mission.  For more information about needed items, contact the Church Office.