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....
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Upcoming Events and Services: Going Forward Together
“O Lord, how manifold are your works! in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. (Psalm 104:25)
Thursday Mornings - 8:15 am Weekday Mass
10/17/2021 - Twenty-first 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.
11-13-2021-Saturday - Annual Diocesan Convention
Will be held at the Riverside Convention Center. It will also be live streamed from the diocesan web site. See the web site for details.
Here’s the link to the diocesan web site:
The Bulletins for the 10/17/2021 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:
This Sunday at the 10:15 service, we look forward to the choir and Dr. Deb Huffman offering the anthem “Cantate Domino (Come Ye With Joyfulness).” I will be preaching at both services. In the category of “what’s new”, we will have coffee available after both services! It will be one small step toward a new normal. This Sunday we continue to hear from our stewardship speakers. Attached is the stewardship insert for this week. On a sad note, I’m sorry to have to let you know that long-time parishioner Rosemary Wimmer died in her sleep at home yesterday. Funeral plans are still taking shape. I will let you know when I know more.
Here’s the Stewardship insert:
Rectors Forum (Thursday, October 21, 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 email@example.com
The Tuesday Night Dinner Group will gather together at 6:00 on Tuesday, October 20th, WEDNESDAY, at Nano Cafe, 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre - 626-325-3334. Please RSVP to Ray Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; 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