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.
Making an offering of our 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
It is with sadness but understanding that all In-person church services, meetings and classes offered at Ascension are cancelled until some time in the future. However, our Bishop John Taylor has lifted the restriction about officiating in our sanctuaries. The number of people permitted for this activity is VERY limited. But this is a small step forward.
Online Activities - Going Forward Together
We put copies of the new Forward Movement Day by Day daily devotion booklet at the front of the church (outside). If you happen to walk or drive by, feel free to take one .
Christ is Risen! He has Risen Indeed!
This Sunday is the Seventh Sunday of Easter. We will gather together from our own safe places either on Facebook Live, or by Zoom call.
05/24/2020 - Sunday - Morning Prayer, Rite 1
09:00 am - Worship will be live from OUR SANCTUARY at Church of Ascension. Thank you Bishop John Taylor for lifting the restriction about officiating in our sanctuaries. Attendance is limited to those officiating.
Here is the Bulletin: Either
Access to Church of Ascension Facebook Live page
Access to Church of Ascension via Zoom
Please refer to the email from Fr. Michael dated 05/21/2020 for instructions on accessing the Zoom meeting for this service.
Start thinking ahead to an outreach opportunity.
We’ve been invited to join the The Gooden School on 05/27/2020 in a drive-thru food in-gathering for Friends Indeed. Click on the Gooden School Gives Back Flyer located under the Quick Links for time of drive-thru.
Some practical Suggestions from Fr. Michael to help us deal with this difficult time in our world:
Let's Keep Ascension Moving Forward....
Please consider, as you are able, keeping your pledge current. The Church still has financial obligations in spite of our reduced capacity. One way is to give online through our website using this link https://www.ascension-sierramadre.com/give.html or clicking on the Give link located at the top right of this page. Another way is to mail your pledge to the office or consider signing up through your bank for online giving.
A prayer for these times:
Please take the time to call a few of your Ascension friends. We may be in our own homes apart from one another, but our relationships are still very real.
Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Stay safe and be well.
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