Ministry Opportunities

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.

 

Daily Bread

DAILY BREAD:  We will be serving again on January 31st 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.

Sock Sunday

Each year, community volunteers take a census of all the homeless people in Brevard County to help gain grant funding to assist with the end of homelessness. As volunteers meet people, they give goody bags and resource information. During the month of January we will be collecting new socks and white T-shirts.

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.

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, 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