Grace and peace to from God our Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ, even now in these troubling times, especially now in these troubling times.
Out of love for one another and responsible concern for public safety, we at Ascension are taking seriously the need to observe the healthy and socially protective practices that are recommended to us as a house of worship, measures that seek to protect us all in these unusual times. As circumstances change, so will also the level of our response need to change.
Know that we are monitoring the situation closely and seeking the advice of experts as we make the decisions we need to make. We have implemented an advisory group consisting of our Council President and Vice President, plus 4 health care professionals who are also members of Ascension.
Please do your part as well. Remember, if feeling ill yourself, please stay at home in order to protect others.
If you were unable to attend worship on March 15th, here is Pastor Luther's sermon titled "COVID-19 and the 2nd Greatest Commandment."
CLICK HERE for a message from Pastor Luther regarding reopening.
We are called to care for one another. At this time, we are especially concerned about protecting the health of members, visitors, and staff members and slowing the spread of an infectious disease in our community, a disease that can be deadly for some. Therefore, the Church Council has taken the following actions.
The Ascension staff and leaders are working diligently to keep you connected in worship, education and ministry to others. Please check back to the website often. We'll be sharing information as it becomes available.
Be sure to visit our LENT – Journey to the Cross page. We will continue to minister through text and video when it is available.
If you are a parent with children in Sunday School, Confirmation or Youth Program, please watch your email and group Facebook pages for messages. Feel free to contact Amber Bishop (Sunday School Ministry Director) or Tracy Bahn (Youth & Confirmation Ministry Director). Amber and Tracy are hard at work to continue bringing you the Children's Lenten Services, Sunday School, Pre-Confirmation and much, much more. If you are not already utilizing their private group Facebook pages, please contact them to find out how join.
Great care is being taken to determine ways for us to continue our ministry when we are unable to gather in person. Updated information will be posted here as it become available. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our pastors, staff or council members.
Follow our Ascension Facebook page and visit our website often. Information will be posted in both of these locations when it is available.
The big “Celebrate – Thankful and Blessed” Organ Concert and Reception we had been planning for April 4 has been put on hold due to Coronavirus safety precautions. Our plan is to reschedule the event sometime in the future when we are again able to do so.