Join us this week for Christ-centered worship at Ascension Lutheran Church, streaming live or in-person from our church in Sarasota, Florida! Here you'll find a Christ-centered, Biblically-sound message that touches the people of today, a family-friendly atmosphere, and an attitude that binds us together in love.
We strive to treasure God, serve others, and celebrate family through the truth that only God's Word provides.
GOD'S WORDS POSSESS GOD'S POWER
“Let there be light,” God said (Genesis 1:3). God was not speaking a wistful wish into the darkness. He was declaring what would now be. “God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” God speaks and reality results.
When we speak words, they are often meaningless. Sometimes, one’s words are meaningless because they are spoken without true knowledge, or because they were spoken insincerely. Still other times, one might make a sincere promise, but he lacks the ability to do what he said, making his promise meaningless. Words are often meaningless. But everything God says is meaningful. God speaks with absolute knowledge. God never lies. And God’s words possess God’s awesome power. Thus, it is God’s words that determine our reality. It is God’s words that establish our faith, transform our hearts and minds, and direct our lives along meaningful paths.
During the first half of the Church Year, we focused on the life of Christ. As we begin the second half of the Church Year, we turn our attention to the teachings of Christ… to the Son of God’s words. We gather each week to let the Holy Spirit do the work Jesus promised he would do in the way Jesus promised he would do it—through his Word.
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Faith Foundations Bible Course
So many questions... about life, about God, about the Bible and what it really says and means! Get connected with a small group meeting each Sunday morning from 10:45am-12pm, beginning June 26. NO questions are off limits! Come and take a first step into discovering a solid foundation upon which to build a life of joy and meaning! No strings attached. Bring a friend!
Grow in your faith with Bible Study and Growth Groups!
Ascension is a church of the WELS (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod) and is a Christ-centered congregation, focused on Biblical doctrine expressed in a family-friendly atmosphere. Our traditional Christian services feature classic hymns with occasional contemporary songs performed in a reverent, blended style to lend a modern element to our traditional Christian worship service.
In these short devotional videos, Pastor Marty Mielke of Ascension sheds light on some challenging questions through the lens of God's Word, the Bible. Browse Ascension's Christ-centered devotional videos now.
We share the love of Christ and His Gospel because of what God first did for us.
Ascension's mission is to partner with Sarasota-area families and visitors through our Lutheran church and school. We offer children's Sunday school and adult Bible studies courses for Christians at all stages of Scriptural maturity. Our on-site, full-time academic school provides Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade award-winning, accredited education for a student body made of young minds from many walks of life.
Ascension's Christian church and school family, through the blessing of the Holy Spirit, provides a nurturing, dedicated environment for Christ-centered worship, growth, and outreach. Here's what we believe.