Open Arms Fall Festival
Join us for the annual Open Arms Fall Festival this October! As always, there will be games, bounce houses and slides, a petting zoo, a fire truck, balloon artists, raffles, food, friends and more! Wristbands are $5 and include all events, plus access to the silent auction and raffle. Ascension members, look for more information in the weekly bulletin for opportunities to volunteer at the festival and support our school! Everyone, we look forward to seeing you there!

Day & Time: Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Location: Front Lawn

Reformation Celebration
The five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation rolls around only once in five hundred years! So, come celebrate the gift of the Gospel with Your fellow Lutheran brothers and sisters of Ascension over a fellowship luncheon after church. Please sign up in the narthex for a side, salad, or dessert to share.

Day & Time: Sunday, October 29, immediately following the Divine Service
Locations: Church fellowship hall

Fourth Annual Chili Cook-Off
Do you have a secret recipe for an award-winning chili? See what you can do here at LCA’s Fourth Annual Chili Cook-Off. There will be awards for three categories of chilis: 1. Tastiest; 2. Hottest; 3. Most Original. It’s free to enter and free to sample. Even if you’re not entering, we still want you to stay and enjoy the flavors of this chili competition! Signup sheet for contestants located in

Day & Time: Sunday, November 12 following the Divine Service
Location: Church narthex

Bible Study: Martin Luther – The Man, the Moment, the Movement
As we near the celebration of the Five-Hundredth Anniversary of the Reformation, we will begin a new Bible Study looking at Martin Luther; his biography, the important events with which he played a major part, and the lasting impact he made on both the church’s and even Europe’s cultural landscape. This study is based on Lutheran Hour Ministries’ series, featuring a DVD video and guided instruction per session.

Days & Times: Sundays at 9:00 A.M., Tuesdays at 10:45 A.M.
Locations:  Sundays in church fellowship hall, Tuesdays in church overflow room

Stepping Stone Mission Project 
From now through the month of November, the members of the Lutheran Church of the Ascension will be teaming up with Stepping Stone, a mission to aid the homeless in Atlanta. We will be collecting clothing and toiletry items for the needy, which may be dropped off in the grey barrel in the narthex. The hope is to have a stock in time for Thanksgiving Day. New and used items to
be collected are as follows:

o Underwear and socks (new only, please)
o Shoes and boots
o Pants
o Shirts
o Sweatshirts and sweaters
o Coats and jackets
o Hats
o Gloves and mittens
o Blankets
o Sleeping bags
o Travel size toiletries
o Plastic Ziploc bags

Bible Study: Five Hundredth Anniversary of the Reformation: 500 Years of the Gospel
What exactly was the Reformation? Why did it have to happen? Just what is it that makes us Lutherans tick? Find out at our new Bible Study, where we will discuss the first statements of faith by Martin Luther, The Ninety-Five Theses (1517), and that of the Lutherans collectively, the Unaltered Augsburg Confession (1530). You may pick up a bundle of both documents for a total cost of $10.00. See Pastor Miller for more details.

Days & Times:  Sundays at 9:00 A.M., Tuesdays at 10:45 A.M. (starting back up in January 2018 )
Locations:   Sundays in church fellowship hall, Tuesdays in church overflow room