Arpeggio Handbell Choir is looking to add members. We meet
weekly beginning September 8th from 6:30-7:30 pm. If you are
interested in joining or want more information, talk to Linda Kueck,
Kathy Jenkins, Becky Reynolds or other bell choir members.

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. 

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.

 Adopt-A-Highway Trash Pick-up

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

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 splhs.org/events for more information and the Vendor Application.  Have questions?  Email ChristmasMarket@splhs.org.


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 (goodhousekeeping.com)

Contact the church office or Eileen Green (816-381-7521) if you would like to host.  We will also collect donations of candy to supplement our generous hosts. 

How to Give to Ascension

If you are able to continue giving, you have several options.  

  • Mail your check to the church (put it inside your church envelope then into a mailing envelope)
  • Use your own bank’s online banking to have a check mailed to church
  • Participate in our electronic giving program, which requires a bit of setup. To use this third option, contact Kathy Jenkins for details.

Dorcas Circle Mitten Tree 

...is 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.