Ascension Lutheran Church
7100 N. Mockingbird Lane
Paradise Valley, AZ  85253

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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 in the season of Advent
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
God keeps the promise made to David, to give him an everlasting throne. The angel tells Mary that God will give David's throne to her son Jesus. She is perplexed by Gabriel's greeting and by the news of her coming pregnancy, but she is able still to say, "Count me in." We who know that Jesus is called king only as he is executed still find it a mystery hard to fathom, but with Mary today we hear the news of what God is up to and say, "Count us in."
2 Samuel 7:1–11, 16
Luke 1:46b–55
Psalm 89:1–4, 19–26
Romans 16:25–27
Luke 1:26–38
Midweek Advent worship services
at Bethany Lutheran Church
Wednesday 12/17 at 6:30 p.m.
Our midweek Advent worship services on each of the three Wednesdays in Advent (December 3, 10, 17) will be shared with and held jointly at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8200 North 42nd Street in Scottsdale. For your own spiritual benefit and preparation for Christmas, please plan on worshipping Wednesday evenings at 6:30. These are short meditative services (about 20 minutes) that are followed with pie and fellowship in Zoellner Hall.
Ascension Vespers
Friday, December 19 at 7 p.m.

Join us for Ascension Vespers Friday, December 19th at 7:00 PM with a wine and cheese reception at 6:00 PM. They are at Ascension on the third Friday of every month thru May. Valley jazz lovers will appreciate the musical talents of Music Serving The Word's team. December will be a special Christmas event called “INCARNATE”. Produced and written by Mario Barnabe, INCARNATE features MSW's vocalist Vicki McDermitt, drummer and synths player Rob Moore, and acoustic bassist Dwight Kilian. Caleb Kilian’s visual images complete the artistic experience by complementing the musical themes and bringing focus to the music. Free of charge and open to the public, Ascension welcomes these renowned musicians and artists as part of Music Serving the Word, a national ministry fusing the arts and faith. Bring a guest and enjoy an evening of jazz by these gifted musicians.
Christmas Eve Services  Wednesday, December 24
4:00 p.m.  Family Celebration Service
7:00 p.m.  Festival Candlelight Service

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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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
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
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 

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We are located ½ mile north of Lincoln Drive and ½ mile west of Scottsdale Road in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

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