In Prayer this week, please remember:
ILL OR HOSPITALIZED: Dellas Cole; Dave Graper; Julie (Donna Rue’s daughter); Marge Klostergaard (Karen Graber’s daughter); ; Judy Magnus; Les Mehlhaff (Mari von Fischer’s father); Betty Rist (mother of Charee Housiaux; Emil Straka.
MOURNING THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE: Mona Jorgensen and family on the death of her brother, Stanley; Rich & Kathy Reid on the death of his mother, Virginia..
HOMEBOUND: Arne Brown; Brian Jorgensen; Dorene Lotzer; Bruce and Donna Neyhart; Artis Walton.
Join us Wednesdays at 6:15pm for a new chapter in The Story. If you are interested in helping with The Story, let us know at: email@example.com.
Mark your calendars for the Annual Meeting! Ascension's Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held on Sunday, January 23, following the 9:30am service. We will need a quorum present to conduct business, so please mark your calendars and plan to attend. Annual Reports will be emailed and hard copies will be available on the kiosk by January 16. Lutherans Outdoors staff will help with Sunday's service and they will also lead activities for children in the Fellowship Hall during the Annual Meeting . You are encouraged to wear your CAMP t-shirt!
Adult Bible study meets in the Fireside room at 8:30 Sunday morning. Come and join our discussion of the Gospel of Luke as we continue exploring Luke 22 from verse 31 forward. All are welcome in person or on Zoom. No previous experience is necessary. If 8:30 doesn’t work for you, watch the recording when it gets posted later in the week on Facebook and on the church’s website.
If you are willing to help (teach or assist) with Sunday School, please let Pam know. Help is welcome for short or long term. Pam promises it will be both easy and fun!
If interested in participating or helping with Worship and Music as a musician, sound person, running screens, or running the livestream, please talk to Bret Werpy or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration has opened for Lutherans Outdoors Summer Camp 2022! Go to LOSD.org for more information. The church will pay part of your cost if you notify the office after you sign up.
God’s Work, Our Wheels! “Wheels to Worship” Sunday Transportation Ministry of Ascension Lutheran Church has begun. We would welcome a few more drivers. The time commitment is from 8:30am to 9:30am before worship service and 10:30am to 11:30am after worship service. Adult volunteer “Shepherds” are also welcome to be on the bus to assist the driver with passenger pickup and departure. Wheels to Worship is a vital ministry needed by many members of our congregation. Linda DeBates for more information.
If you haven’t yet, please download the Ascension Lutheran Church app to stay connected! To download the church app to your mobile device, search in your app store for Ascension Lutheran Church Brookings. You may also watch Ascension services on Roku or Apple TV; search the Channel Store for Ascension.
The Ascension Mission Diversity Travel Experience Award
is offered annually to assist those participating in mission/service experiences. Applications may be picked up at the church office during office hours and are due back by January 31st. The award is to be used to participate in a domestic (cross cultural) or international mission/service project experience as part of Ascension Lutheran Church’s (or SDSU University Lutheran Center’s) mission outreach program as deemed appropriate by the selection committee. Awards will be announced March 1st; committee decisions will be final.
Ascension Middle School and High School Youth are going to Great Bear!
Sunday, February 6th. Leave from the church at 12:00 p.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.
Fill out registration form and waiver. Both are located on the app and also were sent to parents’ emails. Don’t delay in signing up! Tickets are limited!
Check the Update for more details.
If interested in driving and/or chaperoning, let Stephanie know!
First Lutheran Church in Brookings is rescheduling the Belize Mission Trip. The plan is to go this spring, an announcement will be made when the dates are set. Ascension members are invited to join in!
· Knitting & Crocheting Group - Tuesday, January 18 @ 7:00pm
· Annual Meeting - Sunday, January 23; Camp Sunday
· Middle & High School Snow Tubing at Great Bear - February 6.
· 4-year-old Milestone “Understanding Worship”* - February 12, recognition February 13.
Sign up on the app!
· Ash Wednesday - March 2, worship service at 7:00pm
· Lunch with the Word - Wednesdays in Lent, starting March 9
· Easter Sunday - April 17
(Activities held at the church unless otherwise noted)
To include announcements in the weekly Update, please contact the office by Wednesday at 4:00pm. The monthly Insight deadline is the 15th of each month
Please note that the staff is unavailable to answer phone calls during their weekly staff meeting on TUESDAYS from 10:00-12:00pm (in case of holiday, meeting time may change).