Ascension Lutheran Church, Shelby
Worship and Connect
Our sanctuary remains closed but we continue to gather as the body of Christ, so join us for worship online throughout the week and in the parking lot or online on Sunday mornings. This email has all the meeting IDs, passwords and clickable links that you need to participate.
Night Prayer
Night Prayer continues at 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Zoom and Facebook Live)

Sunday Bible Study
Bible study continues at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings.(Zoom)

Sunday Worship
Weekly drive-in worship with Holy Communion continues in the parking lot on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Sign up online by clicking this link or call the office (704-487-5679) or text Pastor Christina (704-472-7783) to sign you up. The service is limited to 50 people, and masks and social distancing are required when you exit your vehicle.

Weekly online worship with the sending of home communion continues at 11:45 a.m. (Zoom and Facebook Live). If outdoor worship is canceled the online service will be a Service of the Word (without communion).

If you cannot join us live for services, please watch worship on our website (click here) or look for the videos on the congregation YouTube channel later.

Another option for listening to worship is now available. You can listen to the archived recording of worship using your telephone. No internet or wifi connection is needed. Choose when you want to listen, and dial +1 978-990-5095 and then enter 7572086 followed by the # sign. Dial the # sign again to access the most recent recording (the previous Sunday).

See below for other links to sermon recordings and manuscripts.
Night prayer
Weekdays at 9 p.m.
Download the worship bulletin for night prayer here. (.pdf) We are using Compline from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship for night prayer.

On your computer or mobile device, you can watch on Facebook Live or there is also a Zoom option.

Join the Zoom Meeting by clicking on this link
Zoom will ask you to download and install the app. You can choose whether to join by video or just listen in using your device's audio.

Note the meeting IDs and passwords for Bible study, night prayer and Sunday worship are different.

Meeting ID: 645 150 534
Meeting password: 631468

If you prefer to join by phone, you can call one of the following phone numbers and enter the meeting ID followed by the # sign and then the password followed by the # sign when prompted:
+1-312-626-6799
+1-646-876-9923
+1-301-715-8592

Unfortunately, we do not have a toll-free option at this time.
Bible Study
Sundays at 9 a.m.
Bible study continues on Zoom on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.

Join the Zoom meeting by clicking on this link. 
Zoom will ask you to download and install the app. You can choose whether to join by video or just listen in using your device's audio.

Meeting ID: 998 7935 3633
Meeting password: 420709

Note the meeting IDs and passwords for Bible study, night prayer and Sunday worship are different.

If you prefer to join by phone, you can call one of the following phone numbers and enter the meeting ID followed by the # sign and then the password followed by the # sign when prompted:
+1-312-626-6799
+1-646-876-9923
+1-301-715-8592

Unfortunately, we do not have a toll-free option at this time.
Drive In Worship
Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Worship together outside weekly on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Worship includes Holy Communion.

You are invited to park in the back lot or the field behind it.

Sign up online by clicking this link or call the office (704-487-5679) or text Pastor Christina (704-472-7783) to sign you up. The service is limited to 50 people, and masks and social distancing are required when you exit your vehicle.
Online Worship, Sundays at 11:45 a.m.
Worship together online weekly on Sunday mornings at 11:45 a.m. on Facebook Live and Zoom. Worship includes a Sending of Holy Communion.

Join the Zoom Meeting by clicking on this link
Zoom will ask you to download and install the app. You can choose whether to join by video or just listen in using your device's audio.

Note the meeting IDs and passwords for Bible study, night prayer and Sunday worship are different.

Meeting ID: 741 757 870
Meeting password: 404929

Dial one of these numbers and then enter the meeting ID and the Meeting password when prompted:
+1-312-626-6799 
+1-646-876-9923
+1-301-715-8592

Unfortunately, we do not have a toll-free option at this time.
Other Worship Opportunities
(1) Similar to Ascension's telephone option to listen to the archived recording (see above) the NC Synod worship is now also available by telephone. Call 833-924-1988, toll-free in NC, any time during the week to hear the previous Sunday's recorded worship. The recordings change each Monday. Press 1 to hear full worship; 2 to hear just sermon; 3 to hear just prayers.

(2) The ELCA is also publishing a Service of the Word each week that you can download and print to use for worship from home. Learn more.
(3) Traveling, sleeping in or need encouragement midweek? Most Sundays the sermon is recorded. Look for links on Facebook or Twitter or go to the website to listen. You also can listen by subscribing to the sermon podcast, now on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and TuneIn (search for "Pastor Christina Auch") or read the sermon text posted on the pastor's blog.