Minor Prophets Bootcamp
Throughout this twelve week study, each Sunday will offer an overview of one of the twelve minor prophets of the Bible. General themes and highlights of each text will be drawn out. Not only will the historical context be discussed, but also how the prophet points all generations to Christ and still speaks to us today. Books covered will be according to the following order: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Buckle your seatbelts, it’s going to be a fast ride!

Day & Time: Sundays, at 9:00 A.M. from September 8 – November 24
Location: Sundays in church fellowship hall

Bible Study: The Book of Job
Job is a complicated book, asking life’s most difficult questions. For millennia, it has confounded many as well as been a blessing to countless generations. It is one of the most brutally honest and raw books of the Bible, and at the same time provides some of the brightest rays of hope. Come, and discover what it has to say about you and your existence on earth. Even more, may it reveal to you a God of comfort, who accompanies us at all times, and even dares to enter into the difficulties of our human condition. As our guide, we will be making use of Concordia Publishing House’s LifeLight resource. Copies are available for just $12.00.

Day & Time: Tuesdays, at 10:45 A.M.
Location: Church overflow room

Men’s Book Study
Calling all guys! Mark your calendar for the fourth Saturday of each month for a regular time of prayer, fellowship, and study of God’s Word together. Breakfast will be provided, too! The men’s group is currently studying the book, Man Up: The Quest for Masculinity, by Jeff Hemmer. Get your copy here.

Day & Time: Saturday, September 28 at 9:30 A.M.
Location: Church overflow room

Open Arms Fall Festival
Open Arms Lutheran Child Development Center is LCA’s number one mission effort. It is our opportunity to reach out to the children and their families in our community with the Gospel. One way we can do this is to represent our congregation as we welcome all families attending the annual Fall Festival. Please sign up on the list located in the narthex to serve. You may also serve by attending the silent auction and placing bids to support the center.

Day & Time: Saturday, October 12 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Locations: On church property

Women’s Retreat
You’re invited to join the women of Ascension for a one-night retreat in Mineral Bluff, Georgia, near the Blue Ridge Mountains, to rest, relax, and be refreshed. We’ll carpool together after lunch on Friday, October 11 (or come when you can!) and will return on Saturday evening, the 12th. Plan for a time of joy, laughter, prayer, and of course good food and drink! There is no cost for the accommodations. Please RSVP to Julie Ledford at or Jeni Miller at by September 30.

Day & Time: Friday, October 11 – Saturday, October 12
Location: Mineral Bluff, Georgia

Women’s Book Study
The ladies group is taking a look at He Restores My Soul: Writings on Cross and Comfort, edited by Katie Schuermann. The book is available for purchase on Amazon for $18, and we’ll cover chapters nine and ten at the next gathering. Join your sisters in Christ to discuss important topics like Christian faith in the public square, issues of infertility, mental illness and chronic disease, caring for aging parents, sexual temptation and a host of others.

Childcare will be provided!

Day & Time: October 26 at 9:30 A.M.
Location: Church narthex

Reformation Party
Celebrate the Reformation with your Lutheran brothers and sisters at Ascension. A lunch of brats, kraut, and beer will be provided. Additional sides, salads, and dessert items are requested. Please sign up on the sheet posted in the narthex. Sola scriptura! Sola fide! Sola gratia!

Day & Time: Sunday, October 27 following Divine Service
Location: Church fellowship hall

All Nations Society of Atlanta
Would you like to reach out as a member of Christ’s body to embrace those in your community? A group of LCMS Christians from several local congregations in Atlanta would like to give you such an opportunity for outreach. Meeting each week, they invite you to join them in welcoming new immigrant and refugee families to the area with fresh produce and a word of prayer. Please contact the Rev. Adam Ellsworth of Grace Lutheran Church, Midtown for more information and to sign up:

Day & Time: Saturdays at 10:00 A.M.
Location: St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2110 Brockett Road, Tucker, GA 30084

Amazon Smile
Looking for an easy way to donate to Ascension? Use Amazon Smile for your online shopping! Simply visit, where you’ll be prompted to choose an organization to support. Search for “Lutheran Church of the Ascension,” hit “Select,” and then shop as usual! Each time you checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to Ascension, helping to continue to
support various church programs. Thank you!

Open Arms: Georgia Pre-K!
Our very own Open Arms Lutheran Child Development Center is thriving with their new Georgia Pre-K program! Visit the Open Arms website or the Bright from the Start website for more information. And … please share the news at work, on Facebook, and tell your friends, because the more the merrier!

Update: Mercy Efforts of Ascension’s LWML
The ladies of Ascension who make up our congregation’s LWML have been busy caring for those in need. Partnering with Lutheran World Relief, they have provided eight total baby care kits. Each kit includes 2 tee shirts, 2 gowns, 2 receiving blankets, 4 diapers, one hooded jacket or a set with sweat shirt and hat, 2 pairs of socks, 1 hand towel, 2 bars of soap, 2 diaper pins. Thank you,
ladies! May God bless your merciful care!

*For more announcements, please view the latest worship bulletin.*