Come, Let Us Worship Together


Join us in worship in our Family Life Center
Sundays at 9:30 A.M.


Council Meeting Update – Return to the Sanctuary and resuming other activities

We’ve worshipped in the Family Life Center for over 13 months and put most other activities on hold as our way to make it through the pandemic. Some members have asked about our plans to move back to the sanctuary and resume activities. Here’s a recap of the discussion at our council meeting on July 13:

  1. Although the messages from the media and the government continue to be confusing and sometimes alarming, our faith in the Lord remains strong. 
  2. The steps taken enabled us to worship while erring on the side of caution and we still believe this is the proper approach.  
  3. We will continue to meet in the Family Life Center. Mask-wearing is voluntary; we follow social distancing protocols. 
  4. We drafted a survey for members to complete that will gauge comfort with returning to the sanctuary for worship. We asked the Elders to review the survey and provide recommendations to council. This will happen at the August 10 council meeting.

Ascension Lutheran Church has been delivering the message of God’s love for over 50 years and we’re eager to embark on plans that will allow us to continue serving the Lord for another 50 years. We will not let Satan use this pandemic as a way to divide the congregation and undermine our efforts. We know victory is the Lord’s and ask that you continue to pray, to be in the Word, to worship faithfully and invite others to join us in worship.


We want as many members and friends to join us for worship as we can hold but we will follow KCMO guidelines for gathering so this will not be a typical Ascension worship service. We care for your health and well-being and are taking steps to enable a joy-filled, safe worship experience from the moment you arrive to your departure. 

We’re holding service in the Family Life Center. The church office, kitchens, and other areas of the building are restricted. Mailboxes have been moved into the FLC for ease of access.

If you’re feeling good and not exhibiting symptoms, we hope you’ll join us!

  • Masks are optional on beginning Sunday, May 30. 
  • Holy Communion takes place after the service. The pastor will approach the tables by the door containing the Holy Communion elements in order to consecrate and distribute to the communicants the Body and Blood of our Lord. The ushers direct each family group to the tables where the communicants will receive the Lord’s Body and Blood. After reception of the elements, the pastor will dismiss and the communicants exit.
  • The ushers will dismiss starting with the chairs nearest the exit. 

Even with these restrictions imposed, we appreciate the opportunity to worship together. We are grateful to God for the lessons we’ve learned through this time and the opportunity to share His good news. May God bless our Ascension family and yours.