Bible Study: Malachi
Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament. Then . . . 400 years of silence . . .before God spoke loud and clear by the Word made flesh! As we study this final minor prophet, we will learn what the Lord’s concluding message was to His people of old. What were His last words to them? Does He hint at what’s coming next? Come, and find out!
Day & Time: Sundays from December 2 – 23 at 9:00 A.M.
Location: Church fellowship hall

Service of Advent Lessons & Carols
Make ready the way of the Lord! Prepare your heart to meet the Savior with this annual service. Various prophetic readings and special music will announce His coming and pull us into the Advent season. Find comfort and joy through our promised Emmanuel! Holy Communion will also be celebrated.
Day & Time: Sunday, December 16 at 10 A.M.
Location: Church sanctuary

Christmas Divine Service Schedule
Sunday, December 23 at 10:00 A.M.: Fourth Sunday in Advent
Monday, December 24 at 7:00 P.M.: Christmas Eve (with carols by candlelight)
Tuesday, December 25 at 10:00 A.M.: Christmas Day

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

Open Arms: Spots Available in Georgia Pre-K!
Our very own Open Arms Lutheran Child Development Center still has a few spots available in their Georgia Pre-K! 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

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