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! 


Pastor Phil



Come Join Us for Lent

"Behold, we go up to Jerusalem," Jesus said to his disciples, leading them down the road toward that ancient city - one of many roads on which we may confront the Christ during this solemn season. Join us on the journey!

Wednesdays, February 21st - March 21st, 7 PM

Lent Services "The Roads of Lent"

Soup and Sandwich Supper preceding at 6 PM

The Road to the Wilderness Matthew 3:13--4:11

The Road Home Luke 15:11-24

The Road to Jerusalem Matthew 16:21-26

The Road to Jericho Luke 10:25-37

The Road to BethanyJohn 12:1-19 

Ministry Opportunities

Vital Ministries Need Your Time and Talent

Children's Church: Are you looking for a way to get more involved at Ascension, but don't have a lot of time? Do you enjoy working with and helping children but aren't sure how to start? We have the perfect opportunity for you - become a Children's Church leader! Children's Church is held during the regular service between the greeting and communion. Well in advance of each lesson, teachers receive a lesson subject and some background materials and sample activities they can use. Please check the insert or call the church office for more information.

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.


WELCA Bible Studay

The Women of ELCA meet every 4th Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 for Bible study. We hope you will join us and stay for the 4th Wednesday Luncheon which follows.

Topic of the Ladies Bible study for February 28th will be, "The Great I Am." All are welcome, "For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them." (Matthew 18:20)

The 4th Wednesday 11 AM Fellowship

If you haven't already marked your 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 February 28th. Come join us when we celebrate with 'ringing in' March. We'll be doing an early St Patrick's Day celebration that day with the ever-favorite Shepherd's Pie. Wear some green and come join the fun! Hopefully the line dancers will lead us in a jig, too. Please RSVP by Monday, February 26th, if possible, on your bulletin insert or call the office at 773-1815. But don't worry, if your plans change at the last minute, freeing you up, please come join the fun!


AARP TaxAide Service

AARP TaxAide volunteers will be preparing 2017 tax returns at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1053 Pinetree Dr., Indian Harbour Beach, Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., starting February 5, and ending April 16, 2016. They will work on a first come, first served basis, but you may come to the church when the volunteers are present, to sign up for a future date and approximate time. Clients must arrive at the site no later than noon.

Thank Offering 2018

Our Women of ELCA Thank Offering Service will be Sunday March 4, 2018. 

You can show your support on that Sunday by wearing light blue and coming forward bringing your blue envelope and singing with us around the piano (The envelopes will be handed out on Feb 25th). 

All proceeds collected this year, will be supporting missionary work both abroad, as well as the United States. 

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.

Did You Know 2017

...you can go to Community of Hope, Daily Bread, 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