Brother in Need

PrintLester Lange is a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Tacoma. He is fighting against stage four lung cancer and is unable to work. Please consider helping him out with a donation or prayer. Click HERE to help.

VBS Coming Up!

A reminder that VBS begins in one week! Our series this year: Old Testament pictures of Jesus Christ. Come see how our Savior and His work was revealed long before His birth!

Confirmation

When the Chcome_3824curch first started around Pentecost Sunday most early converts were adults. When these adults were baptized into the Christian faith they made vows to the Lord to remain faithful to His Word and teaching. The rite of Confirmation began as the majority of baptisms in churches transitioned to infants and children. Those who brought their children to baptism would make promises in their stead. Confirmation was time for the child to make those vows their own. Today, the church continues that rite of Confirmation by first instructing children in the teachings of God’s Word in the hope that they would take responsibility for their faith. 
Join us tomorrow as we celebrate the confirmation of two of our younger members. It’s a good opportunity to remind yourself of your own confirmation vow to the Lord; what it means and how God continues to strengthen you through it. We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Our service begins at 10 am. A reception for our confirmands will follow the service.

Summer Schedule

Our summer service schedule is upon us now. We take a break from Sunday School and Bible Class for the summer months and our worship service time moves up to 10 am. Remember that you can still watch the service live each weekend HERE.

Pentecost

Joel 2:28-32 “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. 29 Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit. 30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes. 32 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.

The first Pentecost Sunday marked the fulfillment of this promise from God. Each year since, thpentecost_6567ae Church has celebrated the gift of the Holy Spirit, who calls, enlightens, and sanctifies Christians. Join us tomorrow for a service centered around the Spirit’s work! Sunday School and Bible Class are at 10 am and the Worship service is at 11 am.

Watch Live

You can now stream our Sunday service live on your computer or mobile device starting at 10:50 am, Pacific Time. Follow the link HERE to watch.

Beware of Cheaters

We hear a lot about cheaters nowadays. While our culture has softened its moral stance in many areas, cheating is not one of them. No one likes a cheater. No one defends a cheater. It seems that just about everyone can agree that cheating is wrong because cheating is a form of stealing.

One of the most significant moments of cheating in American history was President Richard Nixon’s scandal at the Watergate hotel. Ever since that event, the suffix “-gate” has been thrown on situations of cheating. For example, we’re all familiar with the recent “spygate” and “deflategate” accusations leveled against the New England Patriots.

There’s a much more serious form of cheating than politics or professional sports, and we’re prone to it. Paul writes, “Let no one cheat you of your reward…” speaking obviously about our faith in Jesus. How could someone steal that from us? It can happen easier than you think.

Strengthen yourself tomorrow as we sure up our defenses in God’s Word!

  • Bible Class (John 18&19) – Sunday School (King Hezekiah): 10 am
  • Service of the Word: 11 am

Thomas’ Lesson

Everyone knows the story of doubting Thomas, right? Even most people who know nothing else about the Bible understand what Thomas is associated with. Oftentimes, the lesson of Thomas’ moment of doubt is taught as a reminder of trusting by faith instead of relying on reason and sight. That’s certainly true on its own but sometimes that lesson overshadows the truth. The Christian faith is not blind faith, and it’s definitely not unreasonable. If you’ve ever been challenged because of your faith or felt guilty for desiring proof, come learn what God can do to help!

We are back to our normal schedule tomorrow:
  • Bible Class/Sunday School: 10 am
  • Service of the Word: 11 am
Easter Sunday service can be found HERE

Final Midweek Service

Join us this evening for our final Midweek Lenten service, featuring an eye-witness account from the thief on the cross. His few words provide provide a solid Christian confession and his story reveals Jesus’ powerful love for sinners. Every person can find themselves at the foot of Jesus’ cross, just as this thief did. Come early for some supper at 6 pm, service is at 7 pm!

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