Worship

CELEBRATE God’s love in worship.  We invite you to experience worship in a friendly environment that is positive, practical and filled with messages of hope and encouragement. As Lutherans, our worship is “liturgical.” It actively involves people in singing, praying and worship leadership. Communion is served at each service, and all baptized guests are welcome to partake. Children are invited to participate in our “children’s sermon” during our 10:45 AM Sunday worship. Worship is not simply a concert and sermon, but offers a distinct flow resembling the story of Christ’s life.

We enter to acknowledge the world’s hurts and needs,
we experience God’s forgiveness and praise Him with song and prayer,
we hear of the ministry of Christ and His help for our real needs,
we celebrate His death and resurrection through sacraments, and
we leave to serve.

Many times a year our choir, led by professional jazz pianist Todd Hildreth, leads the congregation in themed worship. Offering a range of genres from African to reggae, Celtic to Dixieland jazz, music infuses our services with enthusiasm and engagement.   Theme services have included:

•African        •Blues            •Hispanic        •Klezmer        •Scottish

•Cajun            •Irish            •Broadway        •Reggae        •Celtic

•Dixieland Jazz        •Americana        •Brazilian

Music Files (click to play)
Ascension Western Service “Lonesome Valley”
Ascension Western Service “Hymn of Praise”
Ascension Western Service “Alleluia”
Ascension Western Service “Red River Valley”
Ascension Western Service “Instrumental”
Ascension Western Service “Higher Ground”
Ascension Western Service “Offering”

Ascension Brazilian Service “Brazil”
Ascension Brazilian Service “Lamb of God”
Ascension Brazilian Service “Pan De Vida”
Ascension Brazilian Service “Lord, When You Came To The Seashore”
Ascension Brazilian Service “Holy, Holy”
Ascension Brazilian Service “O Sing To The Lord”
Ascension Brazilian Service “Psalm 18″
Ascension Brazilian Service “Come, Make Your Journey Our Own”

Worship Service Schedule (September- May)

Three worship times are offered:

5:00 PM Saturday- Casual service

8:30 AM Sunday- 50 minutes

9:30 AM Sunday school for all ages

10:45 AM Sunday- Rich in music, includes children’s sermon (nursery avail.)

Summer Worship Service Schedule (June-August)

Two worship times are offered:

5:00 PM Saturday- Casual service

9:30 AM Sunday- Rich in music, includes children’s sermon (nursery avail.)