Worship

Did we mention that worship is one of the most important things we do as a community? If you take up our invitation to join us on Sunday morning, you will encounter a traditional worship for contemporary people, with grand music, warm fellowship and relevant biblical messages. Our worship experience is crafted to honor ancient ritual while creating meaningful connections between God, each other and our twenty-first century lives. Most of us dress business casual for worship, but there is no dress code. Come as you are. Here are some things we do during worship:

  • sing songs
  • listen to music from the choir and church musicians
  • pray
  • listen to stories
  • hear good news
  • give back to God the gifts we've been given
  • greet one another with a sign of peace
  • share a meal
  • leave, sent with an invitation to be a part of what God is up to in the world

All ages are welcome in our worship space. For parents with infants, there is a quiet room (nursery) available if desired. For toddlers and children, there are worship bags available with resources to nurture creativity and thinking during worship, and we offer special service bulletins each week designed just for children. During worship, there is a children's sermon, a time for kids to hear a message from the pastor. Following the children's sermon, children are welcome to Lion's Den, a supervised time with a different activity each week. The children are then led back to worship just before holy communion. For another opportunity for children, be sure to check out Sunday School (for ages 2 - 6th grade), which meets before worship at 9:00 am September - May. 

Below, you'll find information on the two sacraments that Lutherans maintain (baptism and communion) as well as life passages that have a direct connection to communal worship (marriage and funeral).

  Photo courtesy of Heather Klump.

Photo courtesy of Heather Klump.

holy baptism & holy communion

The word proclaimed and the sacraments —both Holy Baptism and Holy Communion — are called the means of grace. We believe that Jesus Christ is present in these means through the power of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we describe worship as a “gathering around the means of grace.” For more information, click below to read the ELCA's statement on the practice of word and sacrament, The Use of the Means of Grace.

life passages

At Ascension, we consider it a meaningful part of our ministry to accompany and support those celebrating or observing life passages such as those that are marked by weddings and funerals.

Below you will find links to Ascension Lutheran Church’s funeral and wedding policies.

  Photo Credit: "Marriage", © 2008  David Joyce ,  Flickr  |  CC-BY-SA  |  via Wylio

Photo Credit: "Marriage", © 2008 David JoyceFlickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio