Bible Study: Consecrated Stewards
Lent has traditionally been a time of penitence, self-denial, and alms-giving. Within the context of the season, we will take the opportunity to explore the topic of stewardship. Utilizing a four-week series entitled Consecrated Stewards in worship and Bible study, we hope to grow in our identity as managers of God’s gifts. He has entrusted us with so many blessings, and using them in the best way will make all the difference in our personal lives and the lives of others. This series focuses on the need of the giver to give, and not on the need of the church to receive. Please join us as we grow up in Christ to become the people God has regenerated us to be!
Day & Time: Sundays, from March 10 through March 31
Location: Church sanctuary and fellowship hall
Men’s Bible Study & Breakfast
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, March 23 at 9:00 A.M.
Location: Church overflow room
Women’s Book Study
The ladies group is ready to tackle a new book together! This time we’ll take a look at He Restores My Soul: Writings on Cross and Comfort, edited by Katie Schuermann. The book is available for purchase in the narthex for $18, and we’ll only cover the introduction and chapter one to launch our first study. 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.
Day & Time: Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 A.M.
Location: Church narthex
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: Sundays, beginning April 7 at 9:00 A.M., Tuesdays, beginning April 9 at 10:45 A.M.
Location: Sundays in church fellowship hall, Tuesdays in church overflow room
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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!
Update: Letter from the Naumanns, missionaries to the Dominican Republic
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ at Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Thank you for the pledge that you have made, and your faithful payment on the pledge, to support God’s work through us in LCMS missions in the Dominican Republic and Latin America. It is only through support like this, to bring the Gospel of Jesus to other parts of the world, that this work can be carried out.
We also thank you for your prayers, for us and the people whom we serve. The peace and love of Christ be with you.
Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan Naumann
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