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 in the season of Pentecost
Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
James tells us to stop showing favoritism in the assembly, treating the rich visitor with more honor than the poor one. Jesus himself seems to show partiality in his first response to the Syrophoenician woman in todayís gospel. Was he testing her faith in saying Gentiles donít deserve the goods meant for Godís children? Or was he speaking out of his human worldview, but transcended those limits when she took him by surprise with her reply? Either way, the story tells us that God shows no partiality. Everyone who brings her or his need to Jesus is received with equal honor as a child and heir.
Readings
Isaiah 35:4-7a 
Psalm 146
James 2:1-10 [11-13] 14-17
Mark 7:24-37
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"God's Work. Our Hands." Day
Sunday, September 13

Our annual Lutheran day of service, called Godís Work, Our Hands Sunday, will take place on September 13 following the 10:00 AM service. Adult members will have the opportunity to help out with Hospice of the Valley, and families will be writing letters to our men and women in uniform as well as putting together the bags for our Take One, Give One ministry. Please sign up for this opportunity to learn more about Hospice of the Valley. Donít forget to wear your yellow Godís Work Our Hands Day T-shirt! Sign-up sheet on welcome table. For more information see Deacon Jayne.
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Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 4 during 10:00 AM worship

On October 4, we will be commemorating St. Francis with our annual Blessing of the Animals. Thatís rightóitís ďbring your pet to churchĒ Sunday!
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Oktoberfest Homecoming Fundraiser
Saturday, November 7

Oktoberfest T-shirts will be available for preorder this month! To get your 2015 Oktoberfest T-shirts, you need to order yours on either September 20 or September 27! 2015ís color is blue and the prices are $12.00 for childrenís sizes and $20.00 for adult sizes. They will be ready for pickup mid-October
We are now collecting donations for our biggest fund-raiser of the year. If you can help out in any way, we would greatly appreciate i
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Letters of solicitation for local businesses are available in the narthex. Donations can be brought to the church office during office hours, just put your name and the retail value on the Oktoberfest donation form. Deadline for accepting donations is Sunday, October 25 .
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Taliesin Choir takes part in worship Sunday, 4/12/15
We enjoyed hearing the Taliesin Choir who performed the anthem "Lord, Listen to Your Children" during worship on Sunday, April 12.  The choir was directed by Ascension member Effi Casey. Joining the Taliesin Choir were some of our very own members of Ascension choir.

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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 32í 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 95% of the restoration is complete. Once the gallery organ is completed work will begin on installation of the antiphonal organ in the east balcony.
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
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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 StreetLightUSAģ is to transition adolescent girls from trauma to triumph. StreetLightUSAģ 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 Conservatory
Ascension Lutheran Church is the home of the Paradise Valley Conservatory, 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.pvconservatory.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 Ĺ mile north of Lincoln Drive and Ĺ mile west of Scottsdale Road in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

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