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Hilltop Lutheran Church of the Ascension (ELCA)


4114 South Ironwood Road
South Bend, IN 46614
We are located straight down Ironwood, which runs north-south just east of campus, about a 12-minute drive from campus.

(574) 291-4717

Hilltop Lutheran Church welcomes people wherever they are – conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat, long-time Christian or someone who questions God, gay or straight. We figure that Jesus warmly welcomed people, and that’s what we try to do. And the various gifts that people bring with them help us in our growth in the spiritual life. In many ways, we’re a bunch of pilgrims who come together to be strengthened by God’s word, holy communion, and each other.

We don’t have a lot of programs and activities throughout the week; rather, we are united by our worship and by a fairly strong tradition of helping others at different times throughout the year, whether it’s cooking for a local mission, giving food to a food pantry, or having a party with gifts for people in our community who are developmentally disabled.

Over the years, we have had quite a few students and faculty come to our church, and we would love to welcome you. If you need a ride, let us know.

We meet for worship on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Summer worship is Sundays at 9 a.m. in the outdoor chapel.  We celebrate holy communion at every service every week, and every person is welcomed to commune.