Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist
The arrival of Christ at Christmas and our hopeful expectation of His Second Coming on the Last Day reminds us that not only has He come to us in the past and will come again in the future, but that He is here with us presently in the Sacrament. This new fascinating and provocative DVD-based study on the Lord’s Supper (or Eucharist) will give all participants a greater appreciation for
the miracle that happens every Sunday and its meaning for our everyday lives. From the producer: Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually the “source and summit” of the Christian life. Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist explores the truth and beauty of Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and its members. It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation.
Day & Time: Sundays, beginning January 6 at 9:00 A.M.; Tuesdays, beginning January 8 at 10:45 A.M.
Location: Church fellowship hall

Men’s Bible Study & Breakfast
Calling all guys! Mark your calendar for the last Saturday of each month for a regular time of prayer, fellowship, and study of God’s Word together. Breakfast will be provided, too! Please share your input at this preliminary meeting as we brainstorm a game plan moving forward.

Day & Time: Saturday, January 26 at 9:00 A.M.
Location: Church overflow room

Superbowl Party
Who’s ready for another rip-roaring good time at the annual Superbowl Party?! We’ll gather at the Morr home around 4:00 P.M. (or whenever you get there). BYOB. Burgers, sausages, wings and beer will be provided, but you’re also welcome to bring a side/snack to share. Game on!
Day & Time: Sunday, February 3 at 4:00 P.M.
Locations: The Morr Home (address in bulletin)

Women’s Book Study
A new year calls for a new ladies’ book study. Please save the date and plan on joining us for what always promises to be a lively discussion!
Day & Time: Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 A.M.
Location: TBD

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
Oct 2018
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.
In Him,
Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan Naumann

*For more announcements, please view the latest worship bulletin.*