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
“The fewer the words, the better the prayer.” Martin Luther
Thursday Mornings - Weekday Mass has resumed meeting in person at 8:15 am in the Chapel on all Thursday mornings.
06/13/2021 - Third 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. To insure everyone’s safety, upon entering the church, an usher will ask you a few brief questions regarding your wellness. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and take care of yourself. Please remember to wear your mask and observe social distancing regardless of your vaccine status. To aid with social distancing, pews will be blocked off. If your regular place to sit is blocked off, please make yourself comfortable in another pew. We appreciate your patience and concern for our community. Children 5 years and older attending church are required to wear masks.
The Bulletins for the 06/13/2021 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 Ascension:
Your Clergy and Ushers are happy to answer any questions. Please email any concerns to Fr. Bamberger at email@example.com. (We are aware that some folks have some reservations about being inside.
Additionally, the following YouTube link was prepared by St. John’s Cathedral regarding the reopening of churches in our diocese. You will find it informative and reassuring. You may have to cut and paste the link into your internet browser. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w7OBrqaw2A
THE TUESDAY NIGHT DINNER GROUP will resume gathering together at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15th at The Only Place in Town - 110 W. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre - 626-355-3502. Please RSVP to Ray Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome.
Rectors Forum (Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 9:00-10:00 AM) Love is the Way by Michael Curry. Available on Amazon. Chapters 5-6. NOTE: The Forum has resumed meeting in person in the Rector’s Office. State and LA County Health Department protocols will be observed. All are welcome.
The 2021 Annual Parish Meeting has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 27, 2021.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the clothing drive.
As always, I’m trying to make decisions with the community’s safety and well-being being the primary consideration, and love being our primary value.
I pray everyone is well and staying safe.
Lord Jesus Christ, you have prepared a quiet place for us in your Father’s eternal home. Watch over our perilous journey, shade us from the burning heat of the day and keep our lives free of evil. 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