Holy Week/Easter Schedule

Palm Sunday with Procession of Palms
Sunday, April 5 at 10:00 A.M.

Maundy Thursday with Stripping of Altar
Thursday, April 9 at noon/7:00 P.M.

Good Friday Tenebrae Vespers
Friday, April 10 at noon/7:00 P.M.

Easter Vigil
Saturday, April 11 at 7:00 P.M.

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 12
Easter Breakfast from 8:30 – 9:30 A.M.
Divine Service at 10:00 A.M.
Easter Egg Hunt following Divine Service

Bible Study: What Does This Mean? Lutheranism Made Simple

What’s the Lutheran difference? Who are we as Lutherans? Why are we Lutheran? These questions and more will be explored in this intensive six-part study. The book Lutheranism 101 will be the basis for our discussions. Copies are available for $25 each. Whether you’re new to Lutheranism, would like a refresher, or want to dig deeper, this is the perfect class for you.

Days & Times: Postponed until further notice
Location: Sundays in church fellowship hall

Men's Book Study

Calling all guys! Mark your calendar for the last Saturday of each month for a regular time of prayer, fellowship, and study of God’s Word together. At this next meeting, we will be covering the twelfth chapter of Jeffrey Hemmer’s book, Man Up!

Day & Time: Saturday, April 25 at 9:30 A.M.
Location: Church overflow room

Women's Book Study

Come, delve into the great hymns of our church as they’re informed by God’s Word! The Ascension Women’s Group is taking on a new hymn each month using the book Praise and Honor: Hymn-Inspired Devotions by Timothy Shoup. It’s available for purchase on Amazon for $13 or through Concordia Publishing House for $18, and the book “features introductions to 14 hymns with devotions based on each stanza, helping readers learn the biblical basis of the words the authors chose.”

If you’ve never joined this group for a book study before, now is a great time — since the ladies will be studying a different hymn each month, you’re free to come when you can and not stress if you can’t commit to every meeting. Childcare is provided!

Day and Time: Saturday, April 25 at 9:30am (Chapter 12)
Location: Church Narthex

Active Lutherans: Lunch, Learn, & Laugh

Join the Active Lutherans group to lunch, learn, and laugh as the family of Ascension once every quarter. Possibilities may include trips to the MLK, Jr. Memorial, The Carter Center, the CDC, the nearby Anne Frank Free Museum, or even just lunch at a local restaurant. Email Anne Bigelow at or Judy Russell at

Day & Time: Next Date TBA
Location: Church overflow room

All Nations Society of Atlanta

Would you like to reach out as a member of Christ’ 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.

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!