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This little microscopic guy to the right is the COVID-19 virus. This is what is at the heart of what is going on in our world today, that as well as sinful man's nature that drives the hysteria accompanied by all this.
Ascension Lutheran is doing it's part to ensure the health and safety of Her members and the community that each interacts with. We have currently suspended corporate worship until further notice. We will update this page with current information when that becomes available.
It is of utmost important that during this time we love our neighbor as Christ bids us do in His own Words, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength; and love your neighbor as yourself. These two commands from our Lord sums up the entirety of the Law. And as we have learned according to the Fifth Commandment, "You will not murder", that we are to "fear and love God so that we do not hurt nor harm our neighbor in his body; but help and befriend him in every bodily need." Our love of neighbor includes not wanting to possibly put them in harms way by not taking care of ourselves properly, putting ourselves in situations that would increase our own risk of contracting the virus, then unknowingly passing that on to others. That is how we obey God's Command to us.
I will be adding a page on our website with important videos related to the COVID-19 virus. Not only that but you can find our video daily devotions from the Treasury of Daily Prayer. I am aware of a glitch I am having with my microphone, and I am currently working on resolving that issue. I thank you for your patience.
The most important thing for us to remember is that Jesus still sits on the throne. He still has control over this entire situation. He will not remove the tribulation He is allowing us to suffer through, but He does strengthen our faith in Him through these things. Therefore, as our Salvation is certain through faith in Him who was lifted up on the cross for us, shedding His precious innocent blood, for our forgiveness and reconciliation with the Father, we can, should and will continue to give thanks to Him for showing mercy on those who neither deserve it, nor can we ever repay Him for what He has done for us.
We are a family of people who still hold that the Bible is God's inerrant are not a country club for the saints. We are a hospital for sinners.
We are a family of people who still hold that the Bible is God's inerrant Word from Genesis 1:1 all the way through Revelation 22:21. Being as the Bible is God revealing Himself to us, we don't have to worry about what is His word to us and what is not. Therefore, any person can find the objective hope and assurance about God's love for sinful man, and of one's own eternal salvation through Jesus Christ alone.
We also hold that the Bible is as relevant today as it was when it was first written through various authors who were inspired by the Holy Spirit. The beauty about God's Holy Word is that it never changes. And as it never changes, we do have a certain objective hope in the power of God who loves the world far more than the world will ever know or understand.
The Family of Ascension Lutheran Church believe that God is merciful and abounding in steadfast love. He wants all people to come to know Him. We believe that God displays His love for us in that He sent His Son, Jesus, to make the ultimate sacrifice for all of our inconsistencies, failings, all of our selfish desires and actions. We also believe that because God loves us so much, as to take upon Himself all our punishment, and because He raised His Son Jesus, from the dead, we have full pardon and peace with God and an inheritance for all eternity! Thank you Lord for giving us what we don't deserve. It is all about Christ...faith alone, by grace alone, on account of Christ alone.
We believe there are only two Sacraments, Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Neither of these are a work that we do. In these two Sacraments, we believe God is at work in the life of the individual. Baptism washes our sins in the water and blood of Christ, that we are made a child of God, and that we are given the Holy Spirit to renew our faith and our life in Christ. The Lord's Supper is far more than a "remembrance meal". We hold fast to Biblical teachings that the Lord's Supper one is receiving the body and blood of Christ Jesus "in-with-and under" the bread and the wine. You receive Jesus, and all the gifts that He has for us: Namely, forgiveness of sins, life and eternal salvation. As Jesus says, "given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins." And where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation. We also hold tight to the Bible as our only rule and norm for faith and life.
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