What's happening?

During Sunday School Hour:
  • Pastor's New Bible Study is a 3-week Bible Study on whole-life management of God's resources.¬†
  • The Epistles of John, hosted by¬†Dave Radtke¬†
    Truth and Love. That is what the Apostle John tells us in his epistles.  John insists on the truth of God's concrete actions for our salvation in Jesus Christ and he stressed the obligation to love our brothers and sisters as God has loved us.  Come join us in the music room as we the epistles of John and see God's truth and love in action.
  • The Lutheran View on Marriage and Family.¬† Ask Pastor Lemmermann for more information.¬†
Weekday Bible Study:
  • Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
    • Walt Little¬†hosts a Bible study based on video series by Ray Vander Laan on faith lessons.¬† Each session stands alone so attend any Wednesday you‚Äôre available.¬† See the weekly descriptions on the Adult Christian Education page.

     Friday Morning Bible Study with Pastor Stolle

  • 10:00 a.m.
    • On November 8,¬†Pastor Stolle began a new Bible Study from the Life of Jesus Series-The Parables of Jesus. Please join us!

River's Edge Men's Basketball

Saturday mornings! 9-11 a.m.  Put on your high tops, warm up your jumpin' feet and come join the neighborhood Men's Basketball fellowship.  Hosted by Ascension in partnership with River's Edge Fellowship. Usually held all but the 4th Saturday of the month in the Family Life Center.

Heit's Point

One of the ministries our church enjoys and supports is a Lutheran camp located about 100 miles away in Lincoln, MO. Started in the early 80's, built on donated land, it includes all the things campers need  -- cabins and campgrounds, a pool, lake access with boating, even horses and a lovely outdoor chapel.

Ascension members built a pavilion called the "Ascension Haus" which adds to the setting.  Throughout the year, groups often hold retreats at the camp - near enough and yet far enough away to make it a great weekend getaway. 

Learn more by checking out the website, https://www.heitspoint.com/ 

It has been a very busy year at Heit's Point, but as always, heading into fall and winter brings special challenges to the ministry. Remember, we are open year-round, so we ask that you keep us in mind for any family gatherings and any other special needs we might be able to assist you with. We also ask that you keep the entire ministry in your prayers AND consider including us in your end-of-year gift planning. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gary Pumphrey at (816) 682-9963 or gdpump@yahoo.com. We exist to help everyone "Strengthen their connection to the vine!"

Thanksgiving at Ascension?

Thursday, November 28 - Will you be on your own this day?  Would you like to skip the turkey TV dinner and join your friends at Ascension for a noon meal?  We'll keep it simple, catered by Hy-Vee who makes a pretty good turkey dinner with all the trimmings.  We suggest $10/person to cover the costs.  If you're interested in joining us, please see the sign-up sheet in the Narthex so we know if anyone wants to participate.

Adopt-a-Highway Thank you!


A sincere thank you to the people who served by picking up trash on November 2nd:¬†Bill Conroy,¬†Ed Doering, Ron Erickson, Dean Mettlen, Alan and Julia Reid,¬†Hans Rinas, Pam and Doug Rinas.¬† We picked up 30 bags of trash plus some larger items that didn‚Äôt fit into a bag.¬† Ask any adopt a highway volunteer and they will tell you that it means a lot to keep ‚Äúour stretch of I-70‚ÄĚ looking good!¬† Since November 2002, Ascension volunteers have picked up over 1,400 bags of trash!!!¬† THANKS AGAIN!!¬† Our next pick up will be sometime next spring.¬†Please contact Doug Rinas for more information.¬†

Church Office

Church office hours are 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm.

 Connection Devotions

Are you getting our emails? We’ve started sending devotions to members and friends. Some we write, others are links to respected sites with timely messages. If you haven’t seen our message yet, EMAIL us at CONNECTING@ASCENSIONLCKC.ORG or drop us a note with your name and email address in the secretary’s office.

Surviving the Holidays Workshops

Offered at Tmothy Lutheran: 

GriefShare:  Surviving the Holidays will be presented Thurs., Nov. 14 from 6:30-8 pm.

CancerCare: Offered at Timothy Lutheran weekly on Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm. See the bulletin board for more information.

Voters Meeting and Pot-Blessed Meal

Sunday, November 17 - We're bringing back the classic potluck mean.  Bring a main dish and a side or dessert to share.  We'll approve the budget and spend a few minutes on business, then enjoy each other's company!  We're hoping to have lots of great casseroles and dishes, maybe specialties you enjoy fixing.  f you want to bring dessert, please bring an APPLE-themed item (apple pie, apple crisp, applesauce, so many choices!), continuing our "apple" theme of this year's stewardship program.

LUMA Auxilliary Meeing

LUMA Auxilliary next meeting is Thursday, November 14 at 9 a.m. at King of Kings Lutheran Church.  They will be collecting men's/women's coats and long underwear, socks, hats, gloves, mittens, and full/queen size blankets/quilts for food pantries for the homeless.  Collection box in the Narthex.


Please Return Your Commitment Letter by November 17 if you haven’t already done so.

Thanksgiving Harvest Food Collecting until Tuesday, November 26.

Norfleet Elementary Collection

Through Sunday, December 1st - Hats and glove collection for Norfleet students.  We hope to collect at least 175 sets of hats and gloves - sizes youth to adult (5th graders get bigger all the time).  These will be given to the school on December 6.  Collection box in the Narthex.

Mitten Tree

Dorcas Circle will put its mitten tree up in December to collect hats and gloves or mittens for adults and children.  They will go to Our Redeemer.

Senior Saturday

December 14, 2019 ‚Äď Laura Hartley, Hospice Nurse Laura will provide information on hospice-based on her experiences serving as a hospice nurse. This is a great opportunity to understand this important care-giving service at a time OTHER than when a loved one receives a terminal diagnosis.

Let us know you're coming!  Please contact the church office at 816-358-1919 or e-mail your name, contact information, and number attending to outreach@ascensionlckc.org.

Host for Walker Program Wanted

Looking for hosts for our walker program - This program has been in place nearly as long as we've had the Family Life Center (20 years) and is a successful outreach ministry for the church.  Part of the success is due to the participation from church members who serve as hosts, committing to spend one morning a week to host our many non-member guests.  We have a need to open the FLC on Thursday or Friday mornings and could use anothr volunteer or two to commit to closing duties once a week.  Talk to Carol Pohlman or kathy Jenkins for details.