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! 

Blessings!

Pastor Phil

(321)-773-1815

NEW MEMBER MORNING - Postponed until October 21st

We are offering an orientation for new members and for those interested in becoming a member/associate member of Ascension Lutheran Church. At this session you will have the opportunity to meet the Church Council members and staff, ask questions and tour our facilities. A light brunch will be served. New members will be received on Sunday, October 22nd. If interested, please contact us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), the Sunday bulletin insert, or by calling the church office (773-1815) before Monday, September 18th.

Our church is having a Reformation 500 Bookstore!

Our church is having a Reformation 500 Bookstore!  The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is fast approaching! Do you want to learn more about Martin Luther, his writings, and their impact on Christianity? Do you want to reflect on the ongoing impact of the Reformation today? Stop by our Reformation 500 Bookstore to shop for engaging books on the Reformation for readers of all ages and interests! Save up to 50% plus receive free shipping on all Bookstore titles. Stop by the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, September 27th, during the 4th Wednesday luncheon, and Sundays September 24th and October 1st after the service to get fascinating books on the Reformation for you and your family. For more information, please contact Beatrice Showman.

 

 

The 4th Wednesday at 11 AM Fellowship

 If you haven't already marked your 2017 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!

 

Wednesday, September 27th - It's kickoff time for football - and a chance for you to support your favorite team at the September fourth Wednesday luncheon! Pick out your favorite shirt and come join the fun on Wednesday, September 27th for some fun and lunch! We'll have some traditional 'game day foods,' and if the line dancers can join us again perhaps we can come up with a great dance to do at home while you watch your favorite team win. Please mark your bulletin insert or call the church office by Monday, September 25th if you know you can attend; but if it's a last minute decision - just come! See you there!

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Men's Breakfast

September Men's Breakfast rescheduled to September 30th.

Men's fellowship group will be having their next meeting on Saturday September 30th, at 8:00 AM for breakfast at Blueberry Muffin, 1130 Florida A1A, Indialantic, FL. Hope to see you there! Questions, please contact Chuck Dean.

  

We hope everyone made it thru hurricane Irma safe. If anyone has needs we can help with, please do not hesitate and let us know.

Work Day Saturday

Merle has scheduled a work day for this coming Saturday, September 23 starting at 8:30 am. Hurricane Irma has caused some damage to the vegetation in the back of the church that needs to be removed. We also need to spray down all the windows. Please contact Merle for more info.

 

Sunday Services Resumed September 17th

Electricity has been restored to the church. The church is now open and we welcomed all who attended this morning's service. For those of you who were unable to attend you can click on the link above or go to the sermon tab to listen to today's message

Schedule changes due to storm recovery:
- The Men’s Breakfast that was scheduled for September 16th is rescheduled for September 20th at 8 AM. 
- The Reformation 500 Bookstore will be now be held on September 24, September 27 and October 1. 
- The Creative Streak meeting that was scheduled for Sunday evening, September 17, will also be postponed to a later date that will be TBD.
- The New Member Morning has been cancelled for September and postponed to October 21st. 

 

2017 Blessing of the Animals

 

All are welcome to attend the Ascension Lutheran "Blessing of the Animals" event!  Bring your pet(s), or a favorite stuffed animal for a special blessing and you will receive a suitable-for-framing Certificate of Blessing, plus treats for pets and hot dogs for people. Lawn chairs for seating are suggested and leashes (cages, etc.) for your animal(s) are required. We welcome all to come to this outdoor neighborhood event. See you there!

WHEN: Saturday, October 7th, 10 - 11 AM

WHERE:  Ascension Lutheran Church, 1053 Pinetree Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

 

Two Vital Ministries Needs Your Time and Talent

Co-Chair for Outreach Team: We are looking for someone to co-chair our Outreach Team with Jeanette Bradley. We are thrilled that Jeanette has stepped forward to help lead our Outreach programs, but she's not able to take on all the responsibilities alone. This ministry plans a variety of community outreach events throughout the year including the Blessing of the Animals, a Community Picnic, and Trunk or Treat, to name a few. They also schedule and coordinate greeters who serve on Sunday mornings before the service to welcome visitors and members alike. Outreach also plans New Member Breakfasts for for new and prospective members to learn more about our church, its ministries, and its people. 

Fellowship Team: We are also in the 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 in one of these vital mission areas. You can contact Jeanette, Ken Currie or the church office for more information or to offer your time and talent.

 

Come to the Fair, the Reformation 500 Fair!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 28th from 10 AM - 2 PM!

Public Welcome!

Come help us commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with a community celebration. More information will be available in the coming month. At this time we're looking for volunteers to help with things like food, games, activities, crafts, music, entertainment, more food, setting up and clean up, to name some options. The more we know of who wants to do what, the better we can organize this into a special event. 

Contact Erin Rodriguez, Laurel Valentine, or the Church Office if you'd like to participate.

Did You Know 2017

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