We have joyfully gathered and served the local community for over 80 years.

Founded in 1936, Ascension Lutheran Church is located in the historic community of Riverside, Illinois. We are located across the street from bustling Ames School. We are a community of people who are united in our belief in God's presence in our lives and our commitment to reach out in love to the people in our congregation, our neighborhoods, and the world beyond.

Ascension is part of the larger church family known as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and a member of the ELCA's Metropolitan Chicago Synod.

Our Mission

As a congregation, we recently held table talks to gather ideas for crafting a new welcome statement. We are also journeying through the Reconciling in Christ discernment, which will guide us toward being a publicly affirming and inclusive congregation. An official welcoming/mission statement will be coming soon.

our welcome statement

Coming soon...

Ascension is a community of caring people and a wonderful place to worship. It is family friendly and mission oriented.
— Joe, Ascension member