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Ascension Lutheran

May 15, 2016

“Experiencing God Together”
Pastor Mark Boorsma

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And the Word Was Made Flesh, and Dwelt Among Us...       
John 1:14
Worship Times
Sunday 9:00 am
Fellowship 10:00 am


We invite you to worship with us each Sunday and through our shared worship experience,  
to know God, the Holy One.

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Without Jesus, life is like a broken pencil. NO POINT!

Sunday  May 15 – Pentecost
Acts 2:1-21 or Genesis 11:1-9
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b (30)
Romans 8:14-17  or Acts 2:1-21
John 14:8-17 [25-27]
Prayer of the Day
God our creator, the resurrection of your Son offers life to all the peoples of earth. By your Holy
Spirit, kindle in us the fire of your love, empowering our lives for service and our tongues for praise, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and forever.
Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle in us the fire of your love. Alleluia.
Color: Red

Click HERE for Pentecost Information

Pastor Mark Boorsma
Pastor Mark Boorsma

Get Acquainted with the Staff: Cherrie Schiltz

I am Ascension’s Custodian. I work six days a week, sometimes seven. I start out on Sundays having to open the church which includes unlocking three doors and turning on the coffee pot and dishwasher. If anyone would like to volunteer for this duty, I am open to that. On Monday I pick up the Sanctuary and try to get all the offices cleaned and I pick up the nursery. Tuesdays I clean bathrooms and do lots of carpet vacuuming and clean the Fireside room. Wednesday is kitchen and Carlsen Hall cleaning day. Thursday I clean the overflow rooms and the classrooms. Friday I vacuum the Sanctuary, dust, clean the Altar area and mop the kitchen, bathrooms and narthex. During Lent or if we have a funeral or event some of these things are done two or more times a week. I am responsible for cleaning in the building, weekly, monthly, yearly. Carpets and waxed floors are touchy so they are done when the weather cooperates. I watch over the whole building looking for roof leaks or damages that need to be repaired. I attend Property and Grounds meetings as needed to let them know about any problems or repairs that I or Darrin can’t do. I also call repairmen and get estimates if needed. I help the Altar Guild with decorating and flowers. I help at funerals and weddings and do the recording. I also help in the kitchen. I work with people who rent the building so they know what we can or can’t do and whether an idea they have will work or not. I order supplies for the kitchen ladies and personally shop for the supplies that I can to save money. After shopping I do the paperwork associated with it. I launder the rags and mops and clean up after people who use the building. I work days, but also nights, weekends and holidays as needed and am on-call 24/7. I also answer the phone when the secretary is gone and am available when people come in needing help. I wash windows, do garbage and recycling and pick up trash on the lawn. Darrin does the high-up work including changing the filters in the roof top AC units and cleaning them out. He puts the insulation in the units in the fall and removes it in the spring and washes the high-up windows. Darrin and Kimberly also help with setting up and tearing down and cleaning after big events or if I am running behind schedule.

“Mark and I have Thrivent insurance – maybe you do too.  Each Thrivent member may log on to the company website, click Choice Dollars, and give the money available to you each year to Ascension!
Joan Anderson

Thrivent has given us three quick, easy steps to direct member’s Choice Dollars:
1.       Visit and log in
2.       Search for your preferred organization(s) that are eligible to participate in Thrivent Choice.
3.       Choose where you’d like to direct your designated Choice Dollars.
Don’t have a login for an account on
Use your Thrivent ID to set one up.
You also have the option to call 800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836) and when prompted, say “Choice Dollars.”

: Our church is OPEN from Easter until Christmas.

You are always welcome here.

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Council and Committee Annual Calendar
All adults and confirmed youth of Ascension are encouraged to click on this link to complete and submit the form if you would like to receive email notification of cancellations, snow emergencies, or council meetings etc. An address book of email addresses will be established to notify members of upcoming events and cancellations. Thank you.

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