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Worship Service Information
What is the Divine Service?
At Ascension Lutheran Church, we gather every Sunday for the Divine Service: a time of Word and Sacrament; a time of community and fellowship; a time of confession and absolution.
Divine Services include several important components:
How Do We Worship?
We worship in a fresh approach to the liturgical, traditional style.
A Fresh Approach to the Traditional Style
How Long are Worship Services?
Sunday morning services typically last about 70-80 minutes.
On the second Sunday of each month, when Holy Communion is not served, the service is shorter.
Are Children Welcome?
Yes, always! We desire nothing more than for children to be included in the worship environment. Moreover, bringing children to God's house for regular worship is an important part of faith development.
We realize, however, that since God put the wiggles in children, sitting through an entire service can sometimes be difficult for youngsters. That's why, on Sunday mornings, we offer:
What Should I Wear to Worship?
Always remember that you are a beloved child of the Heavenly Father regardless of how well you are able to dress for worship.
At Ascension, most Sundays will see parishioners in business casual attire. More festive Sundays, such as Easter, might feel dressier. During the summer, and especially on days when we have a picnic or service event, shorts and t-shirts are not uncommon.
Information about Holy Communion
Our greatest desire is to share in the blessing of the Lord’s Supper with you.
If your answer is “Yes” to each of these questions, then joyfully receive the Lord’s gift in His Sacrament. If you are not yet ready to receive Holy Communion, please come forward when directed to receive a blessing: kneel at the altar and cross your arms over your chest as a sign to the server. The pastor’s class regularly provides instruction for Holy Communion. Please feel free to approach our pastors at any time for clarification and direction.
During the distribution, wait for the usher to dismiss your row. Proceed to the front, and, if you prefer an individual cup, take one as you approach the altar--the center ring contains grape juice for those who cannot tolerate alcohol. Kneel at the rail, take the bread and eat it, then receive the wine when directed. Wait until the table has been dismissed to return to your seat.
If you are physically unable to approach the altar, inform the usher who dismisses your row, and the bread and wine will be served you at your pew.
According to local custom, Holy Communion is served on all Sundays except for the second Sunday of the month.