We are Sierra Madre's village church, where all are welcome - from "town" and beyond. We are a place to meet God and your neighbors, serving Christ today for those who will know and serve Christ tomorrow.
We offer praise and thanksgiving to God through a variety of ministries, including worship, fellowship, formation, pastoral care, outreach, and by being present in the larger church and our community.
Let's Keep Ascension Moving Forward....
Due to Covid-19, please consider, as you are able, keeping your pledge current. Making an offering of your resources - time, talent, and treasure - is an integral part of what it means to be a Christian. There are many ways you can support our church.
Upcoming Events and Services: Going Forward Together
“Our help is in the Name of the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 124:8)
Thursday Mornings - 8:15 am (NEW TIME) Weekday Mass
09/26/2021 - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Both 8 am and 10:15 am services will be held inside, in-person, and broadcast via Facebook Live. Please be assured that CDC, LA County and Diocesan Covid -19 re-opening protocols are in place.
Please read Message from Father Michael for the newest changes in our services, including mask mandates, as well as for the current announcements.
The Bulletins for the 09/26/2021 Services:
Let's Keep Ascension Moving Forward....
Please consider, as you are able, keeping your pledge current, especially during this time of Covid-19. The Church still has financial obligations in spite of our reduced capacity. You might consider signing up through your bank for auto-pay scheduled giving , or, perhaps, mailing your pledge to our Ascension office at the address located at the bottom of this page. Feel free to click on the Give button located under our Quick Links, if it would be more convenient for you doing this time of Covid-19 .
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Message from Fr. Michael:
Both services will be live streamed on Facebook Live. It is our intention to keep the remote option for joining our worship for the foreseeable future.
Rectors Forum (Thursday, September 30, 2021, from 9:00-10:00 AM). We are reading The Mystery of Faith (Exploring Christian belief) by John Francis Friendship. The book is available on Amazon. Forum meets in the in the Rector’s office. All are welcome.
Between the Masses, the adult discussion group, meets in the Parish Hall at 9 am on every Sunday. All are welcome. For more information, contact Gordon and Diane Tomaske at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tuesday Night Dinner Group will gather together at 6:00 on Tuesday, September 21st at Paco's Mexican Restaurant - 200 E. Foothill Avenue, Arcadia - 626-357-7270. Please RSVP to Ray Smith at email@example.com . All are welcome.
FRIENDS IN DEED is very much in need of food items for the Food Pantry. In particular, there is a need for “Gold items” - (ones that are the hardest to keep on the shelf) such as Peanut Butter, Canned Tuna/Chicken, Cereal, Rice, Cooking Oil, Sugar, Flour, Coffee, and Can Openers.
AA, Alanon, CLA, EHA, SLAA, and ALL other Support Groups that use the parish house at 45 E Laurel Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 will resume on July 11, 2021. Questions should be directed to the parish office.
I pray everyone is well
and staying safe.
Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Know that God is with us.
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension
25 East Laurel Ave
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
8:00 a.m. - The Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
10:15 a.m. - The Holy Eucharist (Rite II, with music)
Childcare is available at both services