Church Office

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

Sunday School in Action

Yay! Sunday School is in full swing for our youth. Each week, children from preschool through 6th grade hear about God's love through song, prayer, crafts and stories. We pray that God continues to work in the hearts of these children and their teachers.

Bible Studies at Church

Bible studies held at church:

  • Sunday Bible Study ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†Sundays at 8:15 a.m.
  • Walt Little's Bible Class ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†(4/5) ¬†Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
  • Pastor Stolle's Bible Class ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

Schedule for Sunday Morning

8:15 - Adult Bible class
8:30 - Sunday School and confirmation class for youth
9:30 - Sunday Worship in the sanctuary

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

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

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.

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. 



Walker Program

Ascension’s Walker Program is live! The Family Life Center is open for walking from 7 am to 10 am weekdays. Walking is a great way to start your day and can improve both your physical and mental health!  Please join us. 

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. 

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Vicar Walt Little's Wednesday morning Bible Study is on hold until Labor Day.  Watch the announcements for more information.

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

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 Wednesdays at 6:30 PM and Sundays at 8:15 AM.

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