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
Stewardship at Ascension
We’ll be hearing this week from the Stockly family
about stewardship at both services.
You have several options for submitting your pledge information to Ascension:
the Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church.
New Prayer Initiative Offered in Advance of Elections in the United States
Forward Movement and The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are calling Episcopalians and all others to join in "A Season of Prayer: For an Election."
(Click on the link to take you to the website. You will be able to download a pdf of the prayers.)
This prayer novena — nine days of devotional prayers — calls upon God for discernment in voting and for the well-being of our nation.
The season of prayer begins Tuesday, October 27, and continues through Nov. 4, the day after the elections in the United States.
Ongoing on Wednesdays - 5:45 pm - Evening Prayer
Pastor Josh will celebrate Evening Prayer from his home via Facebook Live. Please scroll down for directions to Church of Ascension - Facebook Live.
10/18/2020 - Sunday - the 20th Sunday after Pentecost - 2 Services
7:30 am - Holy Eucharist - Rite 2 - Outdoor In-Person Service
Fr. Michael will be the celebrant. He will also offer the homily. The service, as in previous weeks, will be abbreviated. Folks are asked to bring their own chairs. Distancing will be observed, masks will be worn, and Communion will be distributed in one kind. At 9 am, we will continue to have a service on Zoom and Facebook Live.
9:00 am - Holy Eucharist - Rite 1
Fr. Michael will celebrate Holy Eucharist from our Ascension side chapel with only a small cadre via Facebook live or Zoom. He will also offer the homily. A Zoom Coffee Hour will follow. The hymn this Sunday will be # 372 LEONI - Praise to the Living God
The Bulletins for this Sunday:
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 .
Your gifts are fuel we use to "...Keep Ascension Moving Forward...."
Click on the above link to access Dr. Kimball's Trinity Sunday Homily
Comments from Fr. Michael :
"... it was one of the best Trinity sermons I have heard."
"Theologically brilliant and apt for the times we’re living through."
Take some time and read the Trinity Sunday Homily offered by Trevor Kimball, PhD, one of our own. Trevor and Emily attend Ascension's 8 am service.
Trevor just recently completed his PhD in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University. Congratulations!!
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During this Time of Covid-19
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