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                      on hold through Labor Day
  • Pastor Stolle's Bible Class                 on hold through Labor Day

Summer Schedule for Sunday Morning

8:15 - Adult Bible class - coffee is hot and ready in the Family Life Center
8:30 - Sunday School and confirmation class for youth
9:30 - Sunday Worship in the sanctuary
Fellowship continues in the Family Life Center after the end of the service

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.

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.


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

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. 

Church Work Appreciation Sunday

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


Ascension will have an Adopt a Highway pickup on Saturday October 8th. Come and help us spruce up Ascension’s stretch of I-70. 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. Thanks. Doug Rinas

Messiah Seniors

The Messiah Seniors will 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. 

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. 

3rd Annual Saint Paul Christkindlesmarkt - Vendors Wanted

We are looking for people who hand-craft items such as jewelry, pottery, woodworking, ceramics, artwork, specialty food and drink, and more.  We strive to keep our Christmas Market as authentically German as possible, so no direct sales companies are allowed.
The event will take place outdoors on Friday, December 9th from 4:00-8:00pm and Saturday, December 10th from 11:00am-7:00pm on the 40-acre campus of Saint Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia, MO.  Nearly 3,000 guests and 50 vendors were welcomed in 2021 and we're planning for an even bigger event this year.

Visit for more information and the Vendor Application.  Have questions?  Email


Dust off your astronaut and princess costumes! 

Ascension would like to host a trunk-or-treat activity for the congregation and neighborhood children. We need 10-30 volunteers to host by decorating your car trunk and handing out candy on Halloween in the church parking lot.

The commitment would be 1 planning session at the beginning of October and one afternoon/evening of decorating your car trunk (Halloween).

Here are some samples/ideas:  35 Easy Trunk-or-Treat Ideas 2022 - Trunk-or-Treat Themes & Decor (

Contact the church office or Eileen Green (816-381-7521) if you would like to host.