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This Week At Ascension

Called to create opportunities for all people to become devoted followers of Christ

October 16-17, 2021

Friends in Christ, 

I have two questions for you:  What does discipleship mean to you?  And, how are you doing at living that out?  This week we’ll see one example of how we live out our faith as we bless LWR quilts and kits (over 1,000!).  My parenting class is also starting, and Pastor Steve is teaching adult ed., too!  Join us as we support one another and, together, live into what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.


In gratitude for all the ways you are the hands and feet of Jesus,


Pastor Tim’s Letter Regarding Departure of Principal Ash


Our Prayer

We pray that you may once again meet the Risen Christ through the Word and Sacrament ministry, and through the fellowship of this family of faith. If you do not have a church home, we would like to invite you to worship with our Ascension family again.

All people who are baptized and believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are welcome to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

May God bless you in your worship!

Pastors Tim Delkeskamp, Steve Herder, & Julie McCain

LWR Weekend

Dedicating and Blessing 1037 School Kits, 20 Personal Care Kits and 75 Quilts

This weekend, 75 hand-made quilts, 20 personal care kits and 1,037 school kits – the most LWR kits ever assembled in one drive here at Ascension! – will be blessed before being sent off to children and grownups around the world.

Thank you to our great school, youth and church volunteers, to the Global Ministries LWR Kits Team 2021, to Jan Burgert and her team of quilters, and to the tireless Louise Evenson, Project Coordinator.


Parenting Discussion Starts This Week!

Join Pastor Julie for a five-session series on parenting. Each week is a stand-alone topic, come to as many as you are able. Beginning Sunday, October 17 between worship services from 10:10 to 10:50 in the Library. Bring your kids, too—Sunday School and Nursery care are available at the same time.

Through a compelling blend of real-life stories and interviews with parents, this five-week video curriculum produced by the Fuller Youth Institute drops you into the latest national family research, and into the hearts of parents discussing their own struggles, successes,  and ideas that have shaped lasting faith in their own families. Then, we will have lots of time to connect and discuss.





Get Ready!

Gifts of Hope 2021 Virtual Gift Fair is Coming!


Something to Smile About

 Thank you to Amazon shoppers who’ve selected Ascension Lutheran Church & School as your Amazon Smile recipient!  We have seen an increase in donations to our ministry through this Smile account, and we’re hoping to see it grow. What’s great is, it costs you nothing and the selection of products is exactly the same. To go to Ascension’s Amazon Smile page, CLICK HERE.

This Sunday in Adult Ed.: A Soul-Nourishing Sabbatical

Bible reading, prayer and contemplation, exercise, study, letter writing…all those activities were a part of Pastor Steve’s Summer Spiritual Disciplines, a positive framework for himself and for us. This Sunday, Pastor Steve will talk about his sabbatical experiences, and he and Jim Neumann will share more about the spiritual disciplines that guide and help us in our faith lives and well-being. Pastor Steve will also give an update on the ministries he works with. This is going to be a soul-nourishing class. Join us at 10:10 AM in Founders Hall

Concert Delayed

Please note: The Evening with Michael Paulo & Friends concert planned for November has been postponed. Stay tuned for information as to when it will be rescheduled.

Well Deserved Recognition

GriefShare Returns

Good news! One of Ascension’s most valued ministries, GriefShare, has returned to weekly meetings at Ascension, Thursdays at 1 PM in the Prayer Chapel.

Led by Brenda Heinrich, GriefShare is a support group for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Those who attend gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help them recover from loss and look forward to rebuilding their lives.

If you or someone you know might benefit from the caring and understanding of our GriefShare group, please join on Thursday. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Brenda Heinrich at (805) 279-4235.

Why Do Lutherans Sing?

One thing we have profoundly missed during this recent pandemic season is the opportunity to raise our voices in song as a congregation. Singing is at the heart of our worship together, embedded deeply in our Lutheran heritage. This class will trace the roots of the Lutheran chorale from the time of Luther (1483-1546) to Bach (1685-1750) and its implications for our worship today.

Led by Dr. Carol Bartell

October 24, 2021 10:10 AM in Founders Hall

Calling All Writers!

   The 2021 Advent Devotional Needs You

Writers and anyone with a bent for writing, you’re invited to contribute to this year’s Advent Devotional. You’ll recall that each year, students from Ascension Lutheran School provide the artwork and members provide devotions for the booklet, edited by Dan Lareva, that has been a special part of the season here for many years. It’s a welcome way to share Advent together and set our minds each day on the reason for the season. CLICK HERE to sign up

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Our Gifts of Hope “Madagascar” movie night was a hit!

It was great to see these One Ascension families and friends move it, move it into Pederson Hall for fun and fundraising for our youth! With pizza, popcorn and Fair Trade items to enjoy, we also put the word “Madagascar” into the spotlight. We will be supporting good works in Madagascar as part of our Gifts of Hope campaign this year. Thank you to Tamara Nowlin and the GOH team members who put this on, to Pastor Steve for the photos, and Sara Wallace for the terrific video! WATCH SLIDESHOW


This Week:

Isaiah 53:4-12

Psalm 91:9-16

Hebrews 5:1-10

Mark: 10:35-45

Next Week:

Jeremiah 31:31-34

Psalm 126

Hebrews 7:23-28

Mark 10:46-52