Church Office

Normal Church office hours are 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm.

Sunday School in Action

Yay! Sunday School is in full swing for our youth. Each week, children from preschool through 6th grade hear about God's love through song, prayer, crafts and stories. We pray that God continues to work in the hearts of these children and their teachers.

Bible Studies at Church

  • Sunday Bible Study Sundays at 8:15 a.m.

  • Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. - Vicar Walt Little

  • Fridays at 10:00 a.m. - Pastor Stolle

Schedule for Sunday Morning

8:15 - Adult Bible class
8:30 - Sunday School and confirmation class for youth
9:30 - Sunday Worship in the sanctuary

There will be coffee in the Family Life Center from 8:00 until after the church service. Please stop by the FLC before or after church for coffee and fellowship.

Sunday Morning Bible Study Themes

Chiefs Watch Party ~ Tailgate in Style at Ascension

Chiefs Watch Parties will be held during Chiefs Sunday games, currently in the Adult Bible Study Room, I mean the "Chiefs Rally Room" just off the church entrance. (Follow the noise)

Let's "Tailgate" in style, Show Team Spirit with our congregational family while watching the game on Ascension's new 75-inch flatscreen TV. Come and see it!

Some refreshments and snacks will be provided. Please feel free to bring a dish or snack to share. The NEW Ascension bar-b-que grill will be available to grill dogs or burgers so bring them.

Seating may be limited for now so bring your favorite folding lawn chair. If we "outgrow" this location (and I hope we do) we will relocate to the Fellowship Hall.

RSVP's requested for planning purposes only, not required but appreciated.

RSVP to or text at 816-832-6099. Chiefs Watch Parties sponsored by the Ascension Outreach Committee.


THANK YOU from the Board of Human Care - Thank you members of Ascension for your generous donations of personal and household items supporting the Our Redeemer community! Thanks also to Johna Brill, Pastor and Linda Dunn, Brad Durham, Sarah and Martha Eckhoff, and Mark and Mary Lippe for donating pies to accompany the Thanksgiving meal we served to 50 people in the Our Redeemer community last Sunday; and to Johna Brill, Ella and Allison Eckhoff, Lourene Embree, Candy King, Mark and Mary Lippe, Dean and Bev Mettlen, and Doug and Pam Rinas for volunteering their time to serve and clean up. And a shout out also to Mark Lippe for playing the piano to accompanying the singing. It was a day full of joyful hearts; for those in attendance and for those serving.

Hanging of the Greens we will decorate the church November 26th right after Church service. Please come and help us prepare for Advent and the Christmas season.

Walker Program

Ascension’s Walker Program is live! The Family Life Center is open for walking from 7 am to 10 am weekdays. Walking is a great way to start your day and can improve both your physical and mental health! Please join us.

Our Walker Program provides our members and our community with a forum for physical exercise through walking and fellowship. Ascension members serve as hosts for the program; which is open weekdays from 7 am to 10 am (not including holidays or when there is inclement weather). If you are interested in serving as a host, a host substitute, and/or would like more information please feel free to reach out to Charles Green or Pam Rinas.

Fellowship in the Family Life Center

A reminder that there is coffee available in the Family Life Center after Church. Grab a cup and visit with friends.

Need A Pastor?

During our pastoral vacancy, please reach out to Doug or Jeff if you or a family member need pastoral care. They have agreed to serve as a point of contact and will connect you with a pastor.

Doug Rinas:816-674-9080 Jeff Fisher: 816-820-5311

You may leave a message at the church office but there could be a delay in responding as the office is open Monday-Friday, 9am-noon 816-358-1919

Updates to the Church Website

Be sure and check out the new page to the website. The new section is named "Hillsdale College Courses". The course currently featured is called "Ancient Christianity" This is an online course that is free to sign up and take. It provides a historical context on Christianity and is a useful tool for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of the roots of our religion. Course Overview: "Christianity emerged into a world shaped by the Roman Empire, the Jewish faith, and Greek philosophy. This course explains how the revolutionary message of the Gospel spread throughout this ancient world and how early Christians practiced their faith, endured persecution, and addressed theological questions and controversies."

Holiday Worship Dates

Sunday Worship with Communion will take place every Sunday in November and December at 9:30 AM. The following schedule lists our holiday worship times. Please come and bring friends!

  • Sunday, December 17 – Children’s Christmas Program

during the worship service at 9:30 AM

  • Sunday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Service – 4:00 PM

  • Monday, December 25 - Christmas Day service – 10:00 AM

  • Sunday, December 31 - New Year’s Eve Service – 4:00 PM

Ascension Lutheran Church

Rezound! Handbell Holiday Concerts

Friday, Dec. 8 at 7pm

Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church
9300 Nall Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66207

Saturday, Dec. 9 at 3pm

First Christian Church
125 S. Pleasant Street, Independence, MO 64050

Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3pm

First Presbyterian Church
1625 NW O’Brien Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7pm

Chillicothe United Methodist Church
1414 Walnut Street, Chillicothe, MO 64601

Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3pm

Lenexa United Methodist Church
9138 Caenen Lake Road, Lenexa, KS 66215​

If you can't join us in person, we'd love to have you tune in for the December 9 Live Stream on our YouTube channel.
Concerts are free admission - donations accepted.


When you're looking for some fun holiday festivities
and just a 'little' Christmas music... can hear our chamber group, poco Rezound!, at several events around the Kansas City region this season!

December 1: 7:00pm

Independence Square Association "Living Windows"

December 3: 2:00pm

Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

December 13: 7:00pm

J. Rieger & Co. Holiday Market

These events are free and open to the public. Click on the links above for more information on each event.