Welcome to Ascension Lutheran Church

Welcome to Ascension’s website! We’re glad you found us! We hope you’ll return again and again!

We have updated our homepage with new pictures of our ministries and events. It’s always a challenge to keep our Website updated, because our congregation continues to evolve. We have many, many active organizations, and I suspect that there's something here for everybody, whether you have a special interest in worship, music, children’s education, youth, adult education, ministry opportunities and outreach, or fellowship activities. We have prepared a lot of great information right here on this website, and I want to personally invite you to look around, get to know us, and explore the pages we have prepared for you. Here are the resources, the links, and the conversations you need to feel welcome and, we hope, appreciated and understood. 

You may also contact our office directly at (321) 773-1815.  If our staff or volunteer leaders can assist you in any way, don’t hesitate to reach out.   Once again, thank you for your interest in Ascension Lutheran Church - we look forward to worshipping with you soon! 

Blessings!

Pastor Phil

(321)-773-1815

 

The 4th Wednesday at 11 AM Fellowship Date Change for November

 If you haven't already marked your 2017 calendars for this monthly event, please do so now! The gathering begins at 11 a.m., and food service will be 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (or until everyone's  happily fed!).  Bring your friends and neighbors--all are welcome!  The only request is that you please either RSVP on the church bulletin insert each month, or call the church office at 773-1815 by the Monday prior to each event, so we will know how much food to prepare.  Please come enjoy a time of food and fellowship!

 

The 4th Wednesday Luncheon in November will be held on the 3 rd Wednesday of November, November 15th , due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We will again celebrate the tradition started last year of celebrating Friendsgiving, with all of our friends, as we give thanks to God for all His blessings, and have fun with our church friends! We’re going to deviate just a smidgen this year, and ask for you to bring a canned good to donate to a local food pantry; please help us help the families in need as we kick off our ‘season of giving.’ We will feature baked ham and all the trimmings so that you’re not weary of turkey before you celebrate Thanksgiving with those near and dear to you – and then start feasting on holiday goodies! Please mark your bulletin insert and/or phone the church office at 773-1815 if you are able to come join the fun; and even if you don’t have a chance to RSVP – come anyhow! There’s always room for all at the table! See you on November 15th!!

Men's Fellowship & Flag Diposal

  
 

The Men's Fellowship group will be collecting old worn out US flags for proper disposal. Bring them to the church anytime in the month of November. A container will be in the Narthex. Men's Fellowship group will have our next meeting on Saturday Nov. 11th at 8 AM at Memaw's Restaurant, 600 E Eau Gallie Blvd, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937. Hope to see you there! Questions, please contact Chuck Dean.

Daily Bread

DAILY BREAD:  We will be serving again on November 29th from 10:45 –2:15.  Please sign up on the bulletin insert or on the sigh-up sheet in the Narthex.  We need at least 9 people to cover each shift.

Vital Ministry Needs Your Time and Talent

Fellowship Team: We are in need of someone to chair our Fellowship Team. This team organizes fellowship functions, coffee hours, church suppers, and hospitality events. If this is an area where you have been gifted, please consider stepping forward to give of your time and talents to this important ministry area.

Please give prayerful consideration to helping out Ascension and the community. You can contact Ken Currie or the church office for more information or to offer your time and talent.

 

Special Guest - Martin Luther

 

 

On Reformation Sunday we had a very special guest, Martin Luther, who came to speak with our children and share in our celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. His message was of God's grace and love freely given, not earned. He also served as assisting minister doing the readings, prayers, and serving communion.

Martin Luther Facts - The 95 Theses

Committed to the idea that salvation could be reached through faith and by divine grace only, Luther vigorously objected to the corrupt practice of selling indulgences. Acting on this belief, he wrote the “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences,” also known as “The 95 Theses,” a list of questions and propositions for debate. Popular legend has it that on October 31, 1517 Luther defiantly nailed a copy of his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church. The reality was probably not so dramatic; Luther more likely hung the document on the door of the church matter-of-factly to announce the ensuing academic discussion around it that he was organizing.

The 95 Theses, which would later become the foundation of the Protestant Reformation, were written in a remarkably humble and academic tone, questioning rather than accusing.

The overall thrust of the document was nonetheless quite provocative. The first two of the theses contained Luther’s central idea, that God intended believers to seek repentance and that faith alone, and not deeds, would lead to salvation. The other 93 theses, a number of them directly criticizing the practice of indulgences, supported these first two.

The 95 Theses were quickly distributed throughout Germany and then made their way to Rome. In 1518, Luther was summoned to Augsburg, a city in southern Germany, to defend his opinions before an imperial diet (assembly). A debate lasting three days between Luther and Cardinal Thomas Cajetan produced no agreement. Cajetan defended the church’s use of indulgences, but Luther refused to recant and returned to Wittenberg.

 

Did You Know 2017

...you can go to Community of Hope, Our Daily Bread Ministries, or South Brevard Sharing Center and make a difference today. Check it out!

Words from our Pastor

Pastor Phil Whitener

We hope you and your family will have a warm and spirit-filled experience with us as we worship and fellowship together at our services, events, and ministries. Blessings & Peace!
∼  Pastor Phil Whitener

 And Jesus said "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

Mathew 28:19-20