Ascension Lutheran Church

Ascension Lutheran Church
Ascension Lutheran Church is listed in the Churches Lutheran category in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Displayed below are the social networks for Ascension Lutheran Church which include a Facebook page and a Twitter account. The activity and popularity of Ascension Lutheran Church on these social networks gives it a ZapScore of 81.

Contact information for Ascension Lutheran Church is:
2627 44th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 455-8108

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Ascension Lutheran Church has an overall ZapScore of 81. This means that Ascension Lutheran Church has a higher ZapScore than 81% of all businesses on Zappenin. For reference, the median ZapScore for a business in Grand Rapids, Michigan is 42 and in the Churches Lutheran category is 43. Learn more about ZapScore.

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Perhaps we need a #walkout50.

The future can exist only when we understand the universe as composed of subjects to be communed with, not as objects to be exploited. —Thomas Berry Cynthia Bourgeault, a faculty member at the Center for Action and Contemplation, writes about how the ancient Wisdom tradition views creation: "Contrary to our usual theological notion, which sees God as “having” certain qualities—such as love, truth, and justice—Wisdom correctly perceives that there are certain states, or qualities of being, that cannot be known (or even truly said to exist) in potential but only in actual manifestation. God “has” these qualities by virtue of enacting them. “I was a hidden treasure and longed to be known,” says God, according to an ancient Islamic teaching, “and so I created the world.” Foremost among these qualities . . . is love. In the Christian West we are accustomed to rattling off the statement “God is love” [1 John 4: 8, 16]. . . . Love is a relational word, and that relationship presumes duality, or twoness, “because,” in the words of Valentin Tomberg (1900-1973), “love is inconceivable without the Lover and the Loved, without ME and YOU, without One and the Other.” In order for love to manifest, there must first be duality. . . . In the words of another Sufi maxim whose truth is apparent to anyone who has ever experienced the sublime dance of recognition and mutual becoming at the heart of all love: “You are the mirror in which God sees himself.” . . . As we begin orienting ourselves on the Wisdom road map, it is with the recognition that our manifest universe is not simply an “object” created by a wholly other God out of the effluence of [God’s] love but is that love itself, made manifest in the only possible way that it can, in the dimensions of energy and form. The created realm is not an artifact but an instrument through which the divine life becomes perceptible to itself. It’s the way the score gets transformed into the music." ~ Richard Rohr, OFM

"Blessed are the pure in heart: they shall see God. —Matthew 5:8 When the heart is right, Jesus says, seeing will be right. He ties together heart and sight. Consider the saying, “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.” So is God. All we need to do is keep the lens clean, the heart pure. Cynthia Bourgeault describes the connection between the “heart” and the ability to see God as taught in the Wisdom tradition: The heart in the ancient sacred traditions has a very specific and perhaps surprising meaning. It is not the seat of our personal affective life—or even, ultimately, of our personal identity—but an organ for the perception of divine purpose and beauty. It is our antenna, so to speak, given to us to orient us toward the divine radiance and to synchronize our being with its more subtle movements. The heart is not for personal expression but for divine perception. The ancient Wisdom traditions all saw (I do not mean they theorized; they directly perceived) that the physical world we take for our empirical, time-and-space-bound reality is encompassed in another: a coherent and powerful world of divine purpose always surrounding and interpenetrating it. This other, more subtle world is invisible to the senses, and to the mind it appears to be pure speculation. But if the heart is awake and clear, it can directly receive, radiate, and reflect this unmanifest divine Reality. In the language of sacred tradition, the emotional center [where the heart lies] carries the “reconciling” force. It serves as a bridge between the mind and the body and also between our usual physical world and this invisible other realm. When properly attuned, the emotional center’s most striking capacity, lacking in the mind alone, is the ability to comprehend the language of paradox. Logical inconsistencies that the mind must reduce into a simple “either-or” can be held by the heart in “both-and”—and even more important, felt that way—without needing to resolve, close down, or protect oneself from the pain that ambiguity always brings. Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999) writes: When the distorting instrument of the mind is made clear, we see life not as a collection of fragments, but as a seamless whole. We see the divine spark at the center of our very being; and we see simultaneously that in the heart of every other human being—in every country, in every race—though hidden perhaps by clouds of ignorance and conditioning, that same spark is present, one and the same in all." ~ Richard Rohr, OFM

Two Churches: Holy Cross Episcopal and Ascension Lutheran added 2 new photos.
The text on his face says "Souper Priest." Punishment for challenging the two congregations to raise 1500 cans of soup for the local food pantry. So he had to not only watch the super bowl, but wear facepaint of one team and a tee shirt of the other, and in two weeks there’s a five minute sermon. The soup cans show which teams played. Or was it the New England Cheese Steaks and the Philadelphia Clam Chowders?

washington needs an intervention for its dysfunctional #trumpshutdown

#shitholenation how shameful!

@Morning_Joe as an episcopal priest, i had to undergo 3 days of psychological testing. why not presidents?

#edwm restructuring, budget, canon and constitution presentations imminent.