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This Week At Ascension

Called to create opportunities for all people to become devoted followers of Christ

February 6, 2022

Grace and peace to you my sisters and brothers in Christ,

Did you know that Jesus is calling you?

There is an old hymn that says it best: “Jesus calls us o’er the tumult of our life’s wild, restless sea; day by day his voice invites me, saying ‘Christian, follow me!'”

In our day-to-day moments it’s hard to realize this. We’ve got so much else to do. So many other things to focus on. “If God is calling me to do something,” we ask, “why wouldn’t he make it more obvious?”

But if we look hard enough, we know that he has. We just tend to avoid it.

Our avoidance doesn’t stop Him from calling us though. Come to church this week and hear what he has to say.


Our Prayer

We pray that you may once again meet the Risen Christ through the Word and Sacrament ministry, and through the fellowship of this family of faith.

If you do not have a church home, we would like to invite you to worship with our Ascension family again.

All people who are baptized and believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are welcome to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

May God bless you in your worship!

Pastors Tim Delkeskamp, Steve Herder, & Julie McCain

Lenten Journey

Is an impostor robbing you of God’s love?

If you have been with us at Ascension for very long then you know that every year at Lent, we study a book together as a congregation. This year will be no exception; our book will be Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging by Brennan Manning.


Adult Education

Feb. 6

Pastor Steve will lead a discussion on Ascension’s ministries that he helps oversee. So come with your questions and ideas for these ministries: prayer, women’s ministry, senior adult ministries, adult education, community concerns, and global ministries. Founders Hall, 10:10 to 10:55

Feb 13:

Who knew that podcasts would become such a big thing? Did you know that Pastor Tim and his friend and fellow Ascension member Troy Schulze produce a podcast together called Where There’s A Story?  The podcast explores good stories in movies, books, and various other media in connection with the story of God. Come and hear and discuss the experiences they’ve had with creating this podcast.  10:10 AM, Founder’s Hall

News Briefs

The Faith Quilt Milestone Is Coming

Each year we celebrate high school seniors the first Sunday in June with the gift of a faith quilt. If you’re interested in receiving a quilt, please let us know by emailing Pastor Julie by Sunday, February 7th so we can make sure to have this beautiful and meaningful milestone ready for you. Email Pastor Julie.

Commitment Cards

Our 2022 Generosity Commitment Cards have been mailed and some have already been returned. If you haven’t yet received one, please let the office know by emailing or calling (805) 495-0406. Thank you to those who’ve turned in their cards. These commitments are vital to our ability to plan for the church. Please make a point to turn in your card or, if you would prefer, you can fill it out online HERE.

Mattresses for Foster Kids

We get word from our friends at James Storehouse that “beds and mattresses are our most requested items. This is because caregivers must show proof of a proper bed before a child can be placed into their home. Countless mattresses are delivered every week, yet we still currently have a waitlist for 10 mattresses!” If you are willing and able to contribute a new mattress, to be delivered directly to a caregivers’ home, you would be providing a new, warm bed for a child in need. Here is the ordering link: Click here.

The Force is With New Principal Rich Gregory


At Ascension Lutheran School, one of the favorite activities is God Spotting – singling out those breathtaking times that reveal God’s presence in our lives. The perfect alignment of timing and events that led to the arrival of our new principal, Rich Gregory, makes for a God Spotting item to cheer.

Mr. Gregory is already well known to many at Ascension. A former contemporary worship leader here, he did his undergraduate studies at Cal Lutheran, where one of his classmates was CONTINUE READING

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“Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of Black History Month, we remember and celebrate the powerful work of God in and through the lives of African Americans.

During Black History Month we remember that to love our neighbor and seek justice for them (Micah 6:8), we must first gain understanding and open our hearts (John 15:12).

A number of resources will be included each week and we welcome your additions to: Reading, Black History in the Lutheran Church, Visual Arts, and Inspirational Content. READ: Ascension Lutheran Church’s library now has a “Section 19” curated by our librarian Dolores Ledbetter, with rich resources on Strategic Authentic Diversity: Race, Religion and Working for Justice. As we celebrate the history of Black Americans this February, we invite you to browse this section and jumpstart your learning journey.

The library will be open from 8:30-9:00 AM before services each Sunday during February.

CLICK HERE for a sample of one book to discover, and a list of all the books to date in this section.

Next week: Lutheran Black History


Fair Trade Wine Tasting

We recently added Equal Exchange Fairly Traded Chilean Flame Raisins to our product list and we got to thinking: if Fair Trade grapes become Fair Trade raisins – what about Fair Trade grapes becoming Fair Trade wine? READ MORE

Career Opportunity:

Senior Accountant Position


Take Faith Home with

Join Pastor Julie for a five-session series about doing faith at home. Faith 5 is a tool to use for about 5 minutes every day and see your family grow closer!

Between worship services from 10:10 to 10:50 in the Library.

We’ll hear the challenges and success of others and discuss practical ways to implement it in your home.  Come to as many as you’re able (it’s easy to catch you up)!  This practice works great with kids as young as 3!

Feb 6: Introduction and sharing highs and lows

Feb 13: How might including a Bible reading in your bedtime routine enrich your child’s well being?

Feb 20: What does it do for a family to come together nightly seeking God?

March 6: What happens to children who grow up praying for others?

March 20: Hear about the transformational power of giving and receiving a blessing every day.

Bring your kids, because Sunday School (age 3– 6th grade) is available at the same time.

Donuts and coffee are on the patio just before!

RSVP here so I can purchase plenty of materials for you! (But come even if you forget to RSVP!)

Part time employment position available at Ascension Lutheran School

Supervise students before and after school as well as during recess during school hours. Must be willing to be trained in CPR/1st Aid and have a live scan fingerprint. Experience in working with children is preferred but not mandatory. Must be 18+ years old. Part time position only within the hours of operation: 7:30 AM-6 PM – hours may be flexible $14 per hour. See Career Opportunities at ALCTO.org


This Week:

Isaiah 6:1-8
Psalm 138
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Luke 5:1-11

Next Week:

Jeremiah 17:5-10
Psalm 1
1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Luke 6:17-26

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