CHURCH and COMMUNITY

Basketball is BACK!

We're pleased to open our church gym on Saturday mornings from 9:00-11:00 for basketball. Hosted by a member of our neighbor church, River's Edge, it's for neighbors and friends. Bring your stamina and your best shot!

Church Office

To reach us:

Church office hours   

  • Monday - Friday                                                   9:00 a.m.-noon.

Masks are optional 

Please note that Ascension’s Facebook page has changed to Ascension Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Bible Studies

Sunday Bible Study ~ not a fan                       starts June 5 at 8:15 a.m.

Pastor Lemmermann's class                                                      on hold

Walt Little's Bible Class                                      on hold until Labor Day

Pastor Stolle's Bible Class                                 on hold until Labor Day

Have You Spoken with Your Elder Lately?

Elders are doing a great job reaching out to each person in the congregation by phone. Our connections grow stronger as we get to know one another. If you haven't heard from an elder or his calling partner in the past few weeks, please let the church office know. We may need updated contact information for you. 

Church Council and the elders are meeting to assess the needs of the congregation and will continue to communicate as best as they can.  

Walkers Program Resumes

After a two-year wait, the Family Life Center is once again open for walking 7:00 - 10:00 am weekdays. Walking is a great way to start your day and can improve both your physical and mental health!  Please join us. 

Open Seating for Worship

As we worship in the sanctuary, all pews and seats are open for seating- no social distancing. If worship participants wish to wear a mask, please feel free to do so. Masks are available outside the sanctuary. Social distancing will not be in place for other church activities. We thank God for bringing Ascension to this point as we recover from the pandemic and know that He continues to care and watch over each one of us. We walk in faith, trusting in the Lord.

 

July 9 - 13     National Youth Gathering     Houston, TX

October 1      4th Annual Craft Fair            9:00a - 4:00 p

 


Sunday Morning Fellowship

There will be coffee in the Family Life Center from 8:00 until after church services. Please stop by the FLC before or after church for coffee and fellowship.

Saint Paul Lutheran High School 36th Annual Benefit Auction

Online Silent Auction: Bid NOW! Bidding closing at 6:00pm on Saturday, June 25th. Visit https://event.gives/2022saints to see 150+ items, bid, or make a donation.
Live Auction and Hog Roast: Sunday, June 26th at Saint Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia, MO. Auction & Meal take place in Krueger Dining Hall. The meal will be served from 11:00am-1:00pm, free-will donation. Live Auction will begin around 12:30pm. All proceeds will go towards improving campus security at SPLHS, the last LCMS residential high school. Visit splhs.org/events for more information.

Lay Representative Needed

Pastor is in need of a layperson to represent Ascension at the Circuit Forum on August 28, 2022, at St. Paul, Independence. This person will help elect our circuit representative for the 2023 LCMS Synodical Convention in Milwaukee, next year, July 29–Aug. 3, 2023. The Layperson is not committing to the Milwaukee convention; they are merely electing our circuit representatives to the convention. Deadline for this position is Saturday, August 27. Pastor and Layperson will go together to St. Paul on Sunday, August 28.

Host Families Needed

The Lutheran High School of Kansas City is looking for host families for a girl from France, a girl from Thailand and a boy from France who all want to study abroad at LHSKC next year!  For more information, please contact Tamara Smith at LHS by calling 816-241-5478 or emailing her at tsmith@lhskc.com. Thank you for your consideration!

Volunteer with Hospice

Hospice Volunteers needed in your community! Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care are looking for volunteers. For more information and training contact Paige Lammert at 816-268-2644. See bulletin board for more information. 

Are you a fan or a follower? 

The dictionary defines a fan as “an enthusiastic admirer.” Fans want to be close enough to Jesus to get all the benefits, but not so close that it requires sacrifice. Fans may be fine with repeating a prayer, attending church on the weekend, and slapping a Jesus fish on their bumpers. 

But is that really the extent of the relationship Jesus wants? Jesus was never interested in having admirers. It’s not fans he is looking for. 

A few books left!  Join us through the summer as we explore not a fan. by Rev. Kyle Idleman to discuss “becoming a completely committed follower of Jesus”. Eileen Green will be leading the Sunday morning sessions. 

 

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