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Ascension Lutheran Church

Our Lutheran church and school stand firmly together on all the teachings of Scripture.
Ascension Lutheran Church is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). The word “synod” (pronounced sin’ id) is a Greek word that means, “walking together.” The name contains Wisconsin because it was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1850. WELS includes over 1,300 congregations worldwide, with a membership of about 400,000. This church body unites us with Christians across our country and around the world. It allows us to pool our resources for training church workers, doing mission work both at home and abroad, and producing published materials such as hymnals, Bible studies and other books. We believe that Jesus is our Savior and the only way to heaven (John 14:6; Acts 4:12). Through faith in Jesus we are united to him and each other. The name “Lutheran” comes from the great reformer Martin Luther (1483-1546). In a period in history when the Church had lost sight of its Savior and the truth of his Word, Martin Luther boldly challenged these errors and preached Jesus Christ alone as Savior. We are proud to remember his work in bringing to light the truth of God’s Word by using his name to identify ourselves.

For more information on our Christian faith, service times and other Ascension Lutheran Church information, visit our church's website at We look forward to chatting with you about Ascension!
A view of the altar from our balcony here at Ascension Lutheran Church in Sarasota, Florida. You're welcome to join us to worship or learn more about our faith- any Sunday of the year!
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