Norfleet Clothing Drive

Norfleet Elementary has a need for clothing for their clothing closet. They can use gently used boys’ and girls’ shirts and pants. There is a particular need for girls’ underwear and pants sizes 4-8. Donations can be placed in the Norfleet donation box near the Family Life Center.

LWML Spring Rally

LWML MO District KC South Zone 2021 Spring Rally will be Saturday, April 24, 2021, with the theme ‚ÄúSing Unto the Lord‚ÄĚ from Col. 3:16. Rally will be held in-person at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 310 Johnston Pkwy, Raymore, MO.¬† Program: Societies will present a hymn or Christian song. Gifts from the Heart: monetary donations for Our Redeemer Lutheran Church to purchase food vouchers (make checks payable to ‚ÄúKC South Zone LWML‚ÄĚ). Registration begins at 9:00am; opening devotion at 9:30am. Cost is $5.00 (includes breakfast refreshments); bring your own sack lunch if you want to fellowship with others after the Rally. RSVP to your Society President or to Donna Scholtes at 816-550-5790 /¬† by April 12.¬† Masks and Social Distancing required.

Thank you!

A big thank you to all who helped on the clean-up day! It was greatly appreciated. Bill Cook

Thank you to all who helped in different ways to beautify our worship services during Lent, Holy Week and Easter!



Annual Elections Approved 
for May 2021

Ascension has annual elections for officers, board chairs and elders.  The positions shown below will be up for election for a two-year term starting May 2021; other positions as noted will also be voted upon; those leaders will serve a three-year term to maintain staggered board elections and provide council stability. This is an opportunity for you to serve God, your Ascension congregation, and the local community.  Talk to anyone who has served and they will tell you this is a rewarding experience that will deepen your faith by bringing you into a closer relationship with your Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  If you want more information or would like to serve, please talk to Doug Rinas.   


  • President
  • Secretary
  • Vice-President (3 year term)
  • Treasurer (3 year term)

Board Chairs

  • Christian Outreach and Parish Fellowship
  • Elder Chairman
  • Trustees
  • Stewardship
  • Human¬†Care¬†(three-year¬†term)
  • Christian¬†Education¬†(three-year¬†term)
  • Adult¬†Christian¬†Education¬†(three-year¬†term)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†




Adopt a Highway Bag-athon 

Ascension will have an Adopt a Highway pickup on Saturday, April 17th. This is a special pickup as we are joining the Missouri District’s first statewide servant event happening April 16-25. The initiative is called Shine! and is based on Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Don Bartels started Ascension’s Adopt a Highway efforts in November of 2002 with 16 participants. Although Ascension has had several, faithful servants continuing to keep Ascension’s stretch of I-70 looking good by picking up a lot of trash over the years, we have never had more participants than that very first pickup. Ascension’s record for a single pickup is 45 bags of trash accomplished on April 25, 2015. We’d like to build on this.

Let me know if you will join us in surpassing 16 participants, picking up more than 45 bags of trash by serving our community to the glory of our God!

We'll meet at the usual place behind the Cracker Barrel (I-70 and Lee's Summit Road) at 8:45am to organize. We’ll have orange vests and gloves for everyone and will only pick up for an hour or so. Come earlier if you want to join us for breakfast. Thanks. Doug Rinas