Adult Bible Study: The Epistles of Peter

It was to St. Peter that the Lord Jesus Christ called, “Follow Me.” And it is through the two Petrine epistles that the Lord Jesus Christ still calls us today to be His disciples. Hear that calling like never before, and discover what it really means to follow Him with this nine-week Bible study.

Day & Time: Sundays at 9:00 A.M., from August 30 – October 25
Location: Church fellowship hall

Outdoor Divine Service

At Ascension, we’re always on the lookout for how we might best serve our neighbor. Due to these unprecedented times, some of our brothers and sisters in Christ have been put in a difficult position. Based on the CDC guidelines, they feel it best to refrain from the regular assembly for the time being. Therefore, in an effort to still provide them the ability to participate in the fullness of the Divine Service, we invite them to worship outdoors in a low-risk environment. An altar, pulpit, and chairs that are appropriately spaced out will be set up outside to ensure that all those gathered may do so in health and safety. Please encourage those who might not otherwise be at ease indoors to please take advantage of this special opportunity just for them.

Day & Time: Sundays in September and October at noon
Location: Front drive of the church

Men's Book Study: The Calling: Live a Life of Significance

How do I pay the bills? How do I find a job that motivates and inspires. What should I major in at college? Why is my family life in such shambles? How do I live a life of meaning and significance? Am I really living the life God has created uniquely for me?
Unlike Noah or Paul, most of us won’t receive answers to these questions directly from God. This doesn’t mean, however, that God does not guide us to those choices that will give our life significance.

The Holy Spirit enables us to live the life God created uniquely for us. As we use the resources God places at our disposal, rely on His forgiveness when we stumble, and walk hand in hand with God, He will show us what it means to live a life of significance.
The basis of this study is Kurt Senske’s The Calling: Living a Life of Significance. Copies are available for just $20. Please contact Pastor Miller to obtain yours.

Day & Time: To be determined
Location: Church overflow room

Women's Book Study: Praise and Honor

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, September 26 at 9:30am
Location: Church patio (outside)

Adult 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: Begins November 2020
Location: Sundays in church fellowship hall

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 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!