Saturday morning Basketball!

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.

Ascension’s Facebook page:  Ascension Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod - Sunday worship is live-streamed on Sunday mornings and recording is available following the service

Bible Studies

Spiritual Conversations                                          Sundays at 8:15 a.m./Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Bible Study with Vicar Walt Little                       on hold until after Labor Day


Fellowship in the Family Life Center

A reminder that there is coffee available in the Family Life Center after Church. Grab a cup and visit with friends. 

Raytown Summer Lunch Ministry taking donations to help fund the 2023 summer ministry. Many children rely on school lunches to provide at least one good meal each day. The Summer Lunch Ministry helps provide that real during the summer. In you would like to help, place your donations in a designated giving envelope and drop it in the offering plate by June 4. Make checks to Ascension. 

Adopt a Highway Pickup 

Due to the I-70 closing this weekend for the Blue Ridge Blvd. bridge demolition, we will reschedule our Adopt a Highway pickup for Saturday, June 10th. Come and help us spruce up Ascension’s stretch of I-70. Bring someone along with you. We’ll meet at the usual place behind the Cracker Barrel (I-70 and Lee’s Summit Road) at 8:45am. We’ll pick up for about an hour or so. Come earlier if you want to join us for Breakfast.

Delegate Needed

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Home and Manor annual meeting is Sunday, June 11th. If you would serve as a delegate, see Kathy Jenkins. More info on bulletin board

Spiritual Conversations Workshops

25 years ago Christians took more responsibility to share their faith. Not so today as those numbers are in sharp decline. The good news is we can all become more intentional in our outreach and actually enjoy sharing Jesus with others when we do. Please join us in Spiritual Conversations Workshops developed by Lutheran Hour Ministries as we nurture our faith together and relearn sharing our faith with others as Jesus intended and our Ascension Lutheran Church Mission statement asks of us. "We are called by God
to come together, to grow in the Word, and to go and share Jesus Christ."

Charles Green is leading the workshops on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM and Sundays at 8:15 AM.

Need A Pastor? 

During our pastoral vacancy, please reach out to Doug or Jeff if you or a family member need pastoral care. They have agreed to serve as a point of contact and will connect you with a pastor. 

Doug Rinas:816-674-9080 Jeff Fisher: 816-820-5311

You may leave a message at the church office but there could be a delay in responding as the office is open Monday-Friday, 9am-noon 816-358-1919

Circuit Representation to Synod

Election for our circuit representation to this summer's Synodical Convention: 

  • Pastoral Delegate: Rev. Brian Hetzel, Ponte of Hope
  • Lay Delegate: Mr. Dan Martin, St. Paul
  • Alternate Pastoral Delegate: Rev. John Otte, Timothy
  • Alternate Lay Delegate: Mr. David Radtke, Ascension