WELCOME


Ascension is a family of believers with faith and hope placed in the one true Savior, Jesus Christ.  God's Word is at the heart of all we do and His message of love, forgiveness, and salvation is the driving force behind every aspect of our ministry and life.


Maybe you're returning to church, or coming to church for the very first time, or you've just moved to town and need to find a new church home, whatever your story may be, you probably have a lot of questions before you visit Ascension.  We hope you will take the next step by checking out this family of faith led by Christ to bring hope, strength and change to the world—one life at a time.



Where are you located?

We are located on the westside of El Paso just a couple of blocks southeast of the instersection of Redd Road and Westwind.  Our address is 6520 Loma de Cristo Drive.  We sit on top of a hill with a beautiful view overlooking west El Paso and the upper valley.

What time are the worship services?

Two services are offered on Sunday mornings at 8:00 and 10:30. Because all of our services are identical, the only thing you need to figure out is what's the best time for you.  Our Family Bible Hour is held each Sunday for all ages from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

What should I wear?

We have no dress code.  So, it's not unusual to see the whole spectrum from shorts and sandals to suits and skirts in any particular service.  Don't stress over what to wear!  If you prefer casual, then come casual.  Or, if you like to wear your Sunday best, then wear that.  We just want you to be relaxed and able to focus on our Risen Savior and His life-changing Word.

Will I have to make a financial contribution during worship?

No.  The ministries of Ascension are supported by the love, generosity and sacrificial giving of our members and friends.  As a guest, please do not feel obligated in any way to make a contribution.  We believe any gift to the Lord should be uncoerced and from the heart—as a loving response to God's grace.

Will I be asked to sign something or "singled out" in some way?

Absolutely not.  Don't worry—we won't ask you to raise your hand in the service or make any commitments.  We promise.  Please visit, relax, enjoy, mingle, and get a feel for what this loving family of Christ is like.  You are invited to visit our Welcome Center on Sunday mornings to request information, to speak to someone about Ascension's ministries, and to receive a free gift as a first time guest.  You can also request more information by completing a blue Friendship Card during the worship service or by contacting the Church Office at (915) 833-1009.  We want your visit to be as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.

Can I bring my venti, non-fat, Cinnamon Dolce Latte into church?

Yes—but only if you bring one for the rest of us.  (Just kidding, of course.  Well, kinda.)  You may bring your drink with you, but why not save your money and get a coffee at church?  We offer free coffee and refreshments each Sunday morning in the Fellowship Hall.  We simply ask that you finish your coffee and other food or drinks before entering the Sanctuary for the worship services.

Where do I park?

We set aside reserved parking for first time guests in our parking lot.  They're on your right side just as you round the corner to enter the main parking area.  General parking is also available along the entrance drive and in the main lot.

What if I unknowingly sit in "someone else's seat"?

Don't worry about it.  Sit wherever you want.  No one has a claim on any seat.  In fact, we'll even let you save seats for family and friends.  Of course, if you sit in the pastor's seat up in the chancel area, you may be asked to deliver the message for the day.

What is Ascension's mission?

We exist to connect our surrounding community to its Savior, Jesus Christ.  We want everyone to have a personal relationship with their Lord.  This is accomplished first by loving our Savior, and secondly, by loving others as ourselves.

Other questions? 

For more information, please contact the Church Office at (915) 833-1009 on Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

December Newsletter

November Newsletter

WEEKLY NEWS & NOTES

At the heart of our Advent preparation stands John the Baptist, who calls us to repent and make a new beginning. 

 

The kingdom of heaven is at hand.  As the darkness increases we turn toward the light of Christ’s coming.  For Christians He is the root of Jesse, the promised Messiah, the righteous judge who welcomes all, especially the poor and meek of the earth.  We wait with hope for that day when the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and there will be no more hurt or destruction.  From the Lord’s altar, we are sent in the spirit of  John the Baptist to proclaim that in Christ the kingdom of God has come near.  Advent is a time to recognize God’s grace in forgiving our sins and to look forward and up in hope!

 

To see the worship folder from December 8, click here