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 

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

Sunday Bible Study                                                 Sundays at 8:15 a.m.

Walt Little's Bible Class                                 Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Pastor Stolle's Bible Class                                     Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

9:30 Worship Service to Continue To enable the elders to plan for music, readers, ushers, etc., we have decided to continue meeting for one service on Sundays at 9:30 at least through September. Thank you for your flexibility and your continued prayers for Pastor’s strength and healing.

Church Work Appreciation Sunday 

Please join us in the Family Life Center after church on Sunday, October 2, for cake to say thank you to our church workers. There will be a basket for cards for Becky, Pastor Stolle and Walt. 

Spaghetti Supper/White Elephant BINGO 

Mark your calendar for October 15. Spaghetti will be served at 5p.m. We will play Bingo after we eat. Bring a white elephant prize or two {something that you don’t use or want anymore that someone else might want}. If you have something children might like, bring it so they can join in the fun too. 

Messiah Seniors Resumes

The Messiah Seniors will begin to meet again this fall and would like to invite those from other area congregations to join them!  Upcoming dates and location are below. No need to RSVP - just come as you are, bring a dish to share for the noon meal, and bring a guest!  DateThursday, October 13, 11:00 AM - Guitar Mike will entertain! Location: Messiah Lutheran Church, 119 East Pacific Ave., Independence, MO 64050 *A free will offering offsets program costs. 

Dorcas Circle Mitten Tree coming early this year. There is a greater need for caps and mittens before Christmas than after. The tree will be up from mid-October to mid-November. There is a need for adults as well as children.

Altar Servant Needed

Looking for someone to help with the following: Filling the altar candles. This is pretty simple and needs to be done about every three weeks. Make the conformation and baptismal banners. There are instructions on how to make these banners out of felt. Please contact Bev Mettlen if you would like to volunteer, 816-803-2568.

Circuit Representation to Synod

Election for our circuit representation to next year’s Synod’s 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

St. Paul's Mid-Week Bible Study

Looking for a low key--no pressure Bible Study?  Want to end your day with a quiet prayer and study?  Join St Paul's each Wednesday evening, 7:00 pm in Westermann Chapel for Prayer & Bible Study. You & your members are welcome any Wednesday.                                          Rev. Mark Martin.