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
Happy New Year!
Going forward, as of 12/27/2020, all in-person services are suspended. Please read A Message from Fr. Michael for more information.
Stewardship at Ascension
You have several options for submitting your pledge information to Ascension:
If you have indicated that you would like weekly offering envelopes for 2021, they are ready and can be picked up by contacting the parish office.
01/17/2021-Sunday-The Second Sunday after Epiphany-1 Service only.
9:00 am-Holy Eucharist-Rite 1-via Zoom and Facebook Live only
Pastor Josh will celebrate and preach. The hymn will be # 124, PUER NOBIS, What Star is this…
The Bulletin for this Service:
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...."
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During this Time of Covid-19
A Message from Fr. Michael:
I hope that we will be able to resume in-person, outside worship soon. As long as the hospitals are so overwhelmed, and community transmission of the virus is so out of control, it just makes sense to stay hunkered down at home as much as possible.
I will continue to be available to administer Communion under Special Circumstances to individuals and households by appointment. Simply call the office Mondays and Tuesdays between 9am and 2pm to set a time, and I’ll greet you outside the bell tower door. I am also willing to make brief home visits to just offer Communion (outside, safely distant, and masked.) Also, if you want to spend quiet time alone in the sanctuary, please let me know. I am happy to open the doors for you.
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.
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that thy people, illumined by thy Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart and especially the hearts of the people of this land, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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