Welcome to Ascension!  YOU are invited!  YOU are welcome!

 We invite you to take time to look through this web site to learn specifics about this congregation. Here are some highlights:


 Help to celebrate the Cobbs’ retirement

Sunday, November 2, 3:00pm

Festivities begin in the sanctuary, ending with Godspeed and Farewell. 

A reception follows.


Sunday Mornings at Ascension:

  • Worship at 8:30am and 11:00am

  • Sunday Church School from 9:45 – 10:45am for students age 3 -  high school 

  • Adult Education classes from 9:45 – 10:30am

  • Nursery staffed 9:30am through 11:00am worship service


 Scroll Down to see photos of the

2014 Women’s Retreat & Welcome Weekend 2014!


Want more information about Ascension? Join us in worship. Our Parish Notes, found in the Sunday worship bulletin, will detail opportunities for fellowship, service, and giving.

Want more information about Lutheran beliefs and teachings?  As a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we invite you to visit elca.org.

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Join our groups “Ascension Lutheran Church – Towson, Maryland” and “Ascension Lutheran’s Youth Group“.


Click here to read recent selected sermons by Pastor Judy Cobb and Pastor Jim Cobb.

Read a special letter from the Finance Committee here.


Latest News:



On September 27 & 28, 2014, twenty-eight women gathered in community at

Summit Grove Christian Conference Center to

“Relax, Refresh and Learn to Live God’s Purpose”.

Living out our call to “Serve Christ Everywhere”, our service projects included 11 blankets, 8 scarves, 42 note cards and 16 birthday cards. One result of the retreat is planning for new Women’s Bible Studies at Ascension. Contact Rev. Naomi Hartman, Pastor for Faith Formation, for more information.

The Center:

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Getting to know one another and Jonah:

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Retreat Activities:

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Closing Worship and Godspeed:

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Welcome Weekend in Pictures – Sunday, September 7

Ascension continued celebrating Welcome Weekend on Sunday with a hymn sing and a single worship service at 9:30am.  The emphasis was on ministry.  Members talked about their ministries at and through Ascension.  After worship, adults spent time learning about Ascension ministries at Ministry Fair while children played games on the lawn.  A photo booth was a highlight of Ministry Fair this year.

Following Ministry Fair, members and friends of the congregation engaged in a food ministry to one another at a pot luck luncheon.  To see photos of the day by Brian Glock, please click here and enter the password “ws14″.

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Welcome Weekend in Pictures – Saturday, September 6

If one picture is worth a thousand words, we have many ways of describing Welcome Weekend, 2014!  “God’s Work.  Our Hands.”  Thanks to all who participated!  More than 30 members picked 21,000 pounds of corn at Fist Fruits Farm.  In the Great Hall, more than 40 members packed 320 food bags.

To see photos of the service project in the Great Hall, click here and enter the password “alp”.  Here are photos of gleaning from Ascension members Lois Miller, Roger Fiery, Robin Hauptman and Pr. Judy Cobb.

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Important Letter from the Pastors Cobb

In a letter they sent to the congregation on June 30, 2014, Pastor Judy Cobb and Pastor Jim Cobb have announced their retirement from active ministry on November 30, 2014.

To read their letter, please click here.


Pr. Judy Cobb and friend on Good Shepherd Sunday, 2013

Pr. Judy Cobb and friend on Good Shepherd Sunday, 2013

Pr. Jim Cobb, May, 2013

Pr. Jim Cobb, May, 2013

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