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 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Matthew narrates one of Jesus' controversial parables, in which Jesus says the reign of God is like workers who get paid the same no matter when they start. When God changes his mind about punishing Nineveh for their evil ways, Jonah is angry. Yet God is gracious and merciful, abounding in steadfast love. In baptism we receive the grace of God that is freely given to all. As Luther wrote, in the presence of God's mercy we are all beggars.
Readings
Jonah 3:10—4:11
Psalm 145:1–8
Philippians 1:21–30
Matthew 20:1–16
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The Death Penalty: An Issue For Moral Deliberation
Open Scripture. Join the conversation.
Christians thinking about the death penalty should distinguish between proclamation of the gospel and recommendation of specific public policies. We enter the public realm with humility, in the spirit of "Come, let us reason together (Isaiah 1:18a), with all people. We need carefully and thoughtfully to consider the evidence, the experience, and the arguments. As Christians we must examine the biblical record and clearly lift up the Word of Good News. For a transcript of the discussion for Session One beginning Thursday, September 11 at 9:30 AM in the Choir Room and at 5:45 PM in the Deacon's Study, click here.
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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. As you see above, the console has been completely disassembled and only the shell remains. The previous interior mechanisms of the console will be replaced with solid state components, bringing the organ console to present day acceptable standards. Our existing keyboards of valuable English Ivory will be retained in the new solid state console. It will also add 32’ digital extensions to the pedal division, providing a deep, rich sound; MIDI; playback capability; and 99 levels of piston memory. Pipes in the Swell and Positiv divisions, located in the south chambers, have been removed for refurbishing of the pipes and windchests.
While the pipes are out of the chamber, new lighting has been installed in the south pipe chamber and the damaged drywall from previous water leaks has been repaired. 
Click here for more photos showing progress of the restoration.

Click here for more information and how to help in this effort.
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Family Movie Night Friday, October 24
Save the date!  Family Movie Night at Ascension Friday, October 24 at sunset in our garden. Movie will be family friendly. We will move to sanctuary in case of rain. Bring chairs or blankets. More details will follow as we get closer to the event.
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Oktoberfest Saturday, November 8
4-8 p.m.
(Food served 5-7 p.m.)

OKTOBERFEST IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 8th!
Be sure not to miss our most anticipated fundraising event of the year!
Tickets $20.00 adults, $10.00 kids 12 and under.
Food, Beer, Wine, Music
Adult Wine and Cake walks and FUN…FUN…FUN!
Friends, neighbors, and the community of Paradise Valley and Scottsdale are welcome!

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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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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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