The Lutheran Church of the Ascension is a historic Lutheran church in Savannah, Georgia, located in the Savannah Historic District on Wright Square. The congregation was founded in 1741 by Johann Martin Boltzius, a Lutheran minister who had come to Georgia from Germany. The current building was constructed in 1843 and is a beautiful example of Greek Revival architecture.
The church is known for its stunning stained glass windows, which depict scenes from the Bible. The most famous window is the Ascension Window, which is located behind the altar. This window was created by the German stained glass artist Franz Mayer and depicts Jesus ascending into heaven.
The Lutheran Church of the Ascension is a popular tourist destination in Savannah. It is open to the public for tours and is also used for weddings, funerals, and other special events.
Services start on Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m
Children are welcomed and encouraged to attend worship. The Lutheran Church of the Ascension does have a staffed nursery for children four and younger if the need arises. The nursery is open and located upstairs.
Ascension’s has various ministries for members to join and get more involved. They include:
• Camps & Retreats
• Member CareAscension Kids & Youth