Ascension Lutheran Church
7100 N. Mockingbird Lane
Paradise Valley, AZ  85253
480-948-6050
ascluthch@aol.com
www.ascensionparadisevalley.org 

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Ascension is a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, reaching out to all people of 
every age and stage who long for God's Word of hope and healing. Our Sunday worship is centered in the expression of the Gospel and the renewal of the Church.

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Worship with us on Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
This year may be the one in which John's resurrection account is likely to be chosen over Mark's, perhaps because Mark's gospel ends so abruptly, with astonishment and fear rather than joyful proclamation. Yet Mark may speak to our experience more directly than the other gospels. Corinthians and Acts fill out the story by telling of appearances of the risen Christ. Peter says we "ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead." And so do we, in a foretaste of the mountaintop feast where death will be no more.
Readings
Acts 10:34–43
Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24
1 Corinthians 15:1–11
Mark 16:1–8
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Two worship services through Easter Sunday
We have two services each Sunday morning  through Easter Sunday. There are two identical services, one at 8:30 a.m.  in the garden and one at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.  Joyful Kids Sunday School will continue to meet at 9:45 a.m.
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Holy Week Services
MAUNDY THURSDAY April 2, 2015

7:00 p.m.   Worship and Stripping of the Altar
GOOD FRIDAY April 3, 2015
7:00 p.m.   Traditional Worship
EASTER SUNDAY April 5, 2015
8:30 AM     Traditional Worship in the garden
10:00 AM   Family Worship in the sanctuary
11:00 AM   Easter Egg Hunt in the garden

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Winter Resident Farewell Potluck Lunch
Sunday, April 12 following worship

Join us as we say good-bye to our winter residents in a tradition here at Ascension– a send-off potluck picnic following worship on Sunday, April 27!  Bring your favorite dish to share as we enjoy fellowship and food in this beautiful Arizona weather!  Coffee and lemonade will be provided.

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Vacation Bible School 2015
After releasing the plans and dates for VBS 2015 at Ascension, our Youth Director Jessica Wernau learned she was pregnant with her second child. As her due date is May 14, 2015, we we will join Prince of Peace this summer for VBS. Click here for the VBS form for Prince of Peace. If you have any questions please feel free to call Jessica at 602-770-1470 or Angela (Director of Children’s ministry at Prince of Peace) at 408-313-9581 .

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Organ Renovation Project


Phase I of the organ restoration is progressing on schedule. This phase addresses the issues of the organ console and restoration of the windchests, reservoirs and pipework.  The previous interior pneumatic mechanisms of the console have been replaced with solid state components, bringing the organ console to present day acceptable standards. Our existing keyboards of valuable English Ivory have been retained in the new solid state console. Phase I will also add 32’ digital extensions to the pedal division, providing a deep, rich sound; MIDI in and out; record and playback capability; and 99 levels of combination action memory. Pipes and windchests in all divisions have been cleaned and refurbished. While the pipes were out of the chambers for cleaning, new lighting was installed in both pipe chamber and the damaged drywall from previous water leaks was repaired. Approximately 20% of the organ was operational in time for Dale Niehaus to lead the congregation in "A Mighty Fortress" on Reformation Sunday. A video of the hymn is in the 10/26/14 album of our Photo Gallery.
Click here for a photo gallery showing progress of the restoration.

Click here for more information and how to help in this effort.

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Online Donations
You can make one-time donations via a credit or debit card to Ascension Lutheran Church by clicking the button below and following the onscreen instructions. Secure donation services on the site are provided by Vanco Services, the same company that processes electronic donations for Ascension Lutheran Church and more than 10,000 other churches and non-profit organizations.
     

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Listen to Ascension sermons now!
Click here to view our library of sermons listed by date, preacher, title, and scripture reference.  Make your selection and then click "Listen Now" to hear it right now, or you may also download it to save it to your computer.
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Streetlight USA
The mission of StreetLightUSA® is to transition adolescent girls from trauma to triumph. StreetLightUSA® implements its mission through a three-tier strategy of Awareness, Prevention, and Direct Care, providing a healing and safe environment for adolescent girls age 11-17 who have been rescued from sex trafficking. For more information please visit www.StreetlightUSA.org.
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Paradise Valley Performance Center
Ascension Lutheran Church is the home of the Paradise Valley Performance Center, featuring classes in  the performing arts for all ages.  Classes offered include voice, music theory, piano, guitar, and acting. For more information please visit www.pvperfctr.com.
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The Spirited Heart Community Healing and Wellness Center
Ascension Lutheran Church is also the home of The Spirited Heart Community Healing and Wellness Center featuring classes, workshops and private sessions such as Yoga, Massage Therapy, Qi Gong, Life Coaching, Reiki, Hypnotherapy and much more. Discounts are available for seniors, veterans, military, teachers, youth, police and firemen. For more information, please visit www.thespiritedheart.com 
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We are located ˝ mile north of Lincoln Drive and ˝ mile west of Scottsdale Road in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

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