Holy Week at Lutheran Church of the Ascension  

Palm Sunday, March 25 – 9:00am

with Holy Communion


Maundy Thursday, March 29 – 7:00pm

with Holy Communion

Exodus 12:1–13 and Mark 14:12–26

“Meal to Meal: The Passover to the Lord’s Supper”


Good Friday, March 30 – 7:00pm

Isaiah 52:13–53:12 and John 19:17–30

“Sin-Bearer to Sin-Bearer: The Day of Atonement to the Atonement”


Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 31 – 8:00pm

with Holy Communion

Daniel 6:1–24 and Matthew 27:57–66

“The Pit to the Pit: The Pit of Lions to the Tomb”


Easter Sunrise Service, April 1 – 7:00am

Easter Worship Service, April 1 – 9:00am

with Holy Communion

Mark 16:1–8

“Welcome Home!”



2018 Lutheran Church of Ascension Women’s Retreat

 Thursday, October 4 – Sunday, October 7, 2018

Foster Retreat Center

715-563-6680; E10725 County Road HH, Osseo, WI 54758 www.fosterretreatcenter.com/

Church Retreat: Scrapbooking/Quilting/

Crafting/Cards or Games

Save the dates; Questions; Contact: Ellie Henning, 952-890-7632; or Sharon Edinger, 952-808-1251

We don’t know about you, but somehow we missed the fall colors this year. As you transfer birthdays, vacations and appointments to a new 2018 calendar, please consider saving these dates and attend the Women’s Retreat in 2018.

If you would be interested on serving on a committee to work-out the details, let us know. Go to their web site to see details on the facility.  This is our third year, but first Fall Retreat at Foster Retreat Center.


Do you like to attend Bible Study on Wednesday night?  Is your life just too crazy on Wednesdays?  Or would you just like to have some company for supper on Wednesday?  Then Midweek Meals is for you!    Throughout the school year, we serve a kid-friendly (but adult-friendly, too!) meal every Wednesday from 5:15-6:15pm.  The cost is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for kids with a $10.00 maximum per family.  Reservations are requested.  Also, sign up in the narthex for a Wednesday to prepare a Midweek meal, if interested.

D.E.M.I.T.A.S.S.E. (Dames Enjoying Mighty Intelligent Talks And Scintillating Spiritual Endeavors) is a women’s Bible study that meets on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30pm in the Adult Bible Study area.

 M.U.G.S. (Men Under Grace in Service) also meets on Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Bistro area.  All men are welcome to join this Bible study each Wednesday.



You may know that Ascension has a book club called the ABC (Ascension Book Club).  This group is open to anyone who enjoys reading a good book and discussing it with your fellow members and friends.  Each member of the ABC is encouraged to invite family/friends/co-workers to join us each month (3rd Monday at 7 PM).  It’s a great way to share time together and get to know new people as well.  Please consider joining this club at Ascension that has been going for over two years.

However, if a book club isn’t your cup of tea, then consider joining one or both of the NEW clubs starting at Ascension.  Check out the details below and start thinking of who you will invite to join you at the first meeting of the B3 Club or M3 Club.  All are welcome!

  • B3 Club: Brew + Burger + Bible

The B3 club at Ascension might be just what you’re looking for to get involved with the many opportunities that we offer to connect with others.  This group will meet once a month to ponder the meaning of a passage from the Bible.  Of course, good discussion always goes better with food, so we will be meeting at a local pub to enjoy a brew and burger as well.  The venue will change each month and suggestions are welcomed from all B3 participants (just send Pastor Joel an e-mail).  The B3 Club will meet on the 3rd Friday of each month at 7 PM.  Check out Ascension’s website (ascensionburnsville.org) for up-to-date information on the meeting place and the Bible passage we will be considering.  Please direct any questions to Pastor Joel.

  • M3 Club: Movie + Meal + Mixer

The M3 club at Ascension might be just what you’re looking for to provide some fun and entertainment on a Saturday.  This group will meet on the last Saturday of each month to watch a movie (at a local theater) and share a meal (at a nearby restaurant).  This mixer is for adults only and will provide great faith-based discussion about a current blockbuster film from various genres.  Suggestions for upcoming films are welcomed from all M3 participants (just send Pastor Joel an e-mail).  Check out Ascension’s website (ascensionburnsville.org) for up-to-date information on theatre, film, and show time.  Remember that this club will be better when you invite your family/friends/co-workers to share the evening with us.  Please direct any questions to Pastor Joel.


JOIN THE AUDIO-VISUAL TECH TEAM! Our Audio-Visual Team serves to enhance our worship service and special events by using sound and visual elements appropriate to the occasion. As a member of the team you would need to arrive early to set up the equipment as needed for the worship service, assist with the existing audio system and future installations of new audio systems and video cameras, handle the PowerPoint presentations during worship on Sundays. If you would like to join the Audio-Visual Tech Team, please speak with Pastor Joel or Steven Larson. Training will be available for all who are interested.

Amazon Smile — Another way to give   Have you ever ordered from Amazon.com?  Their “sister” website, https://smile.amazon.com, provides a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.  You can select “Lutheran Church of the Ascension” as your designated charity to further support the ministries of our congregation.  You same Amazon account all your account settings are already in place.


Panera End-of-Day Dough-Nation –  Weekly Distribution Program

“Bread of Life” Devotion 

Panera Dough-Nation day old bread and bakery items give-away is every Friday, 10-11am.  Join us at that same time for a brief devotion and prayer time…called “Bread of Life”.   This is an informal time of prayer for our neighbors, devotion, and fellowship.  Please stop in any time you are available.  Any items remaining will be available after worship on Sundays.   We need several volunteers willing to pick up the items weekly at 8:45pm on Thursdays at Panera, Burnsville Center.  If interested, please sign up in the narthex.  Please remember to tell your friends and family to stop in on Fridays between 10-11am to pick up bakery items.

Comments are closed.