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This Week At Ascension

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

May 15, 2022

Friends in Christ,

It’s pretty amazing that we get to help build the kingdom of God.  Join us this weekend as we think about what that looks like, and how not to get discouraged, from 1 Corinthians 3.  If you get the chance, pray over this beautiful chapter of Scripture before worship and you won’t be disappointed.

1 Corinthians 3 is also the theme verse at our Lutheran summer camps this summer, and they’ll be joining us this weekend and leading Sunday School between services, so it will be extra fun!  We’d also love your support at two school events: Tonight (Thursday), join us for a talk called “Healing from the Pandemic” from 7-8 pm, and Friday night at 6 pm, the school is putting on a play!

In gratitude for all the ways you are the hands a feet of Jesus,



Thank You! And On to the Next 20 Years!

We love a party. And what a wonderful party it was!  Big, Really Big, Thank You’s go out to leaders, members and friends of Ascension’s Church, School & Foundation and our Fair Trade LA friends for the terrific collaboration that was Ascension’s May 7 Fair Trade Gift Fair.  Words seem so very inadequate to express our thanks to all who were a part of this adventure, taking it from a “what if” idea to a day of celebrating Fair Trade and its values of justice, fairness, respect and community- values we share; values that guide us every day.  Thank You Ascension Community for warmly and graciously welcoming visitors to the campus.

We thank all of the vendors, and the organizations, groups, teams, artisans and farmers behind them, that filled tables with wearables, shareables, works  CLICK HERE FOR MORE

SAM’S Tram Needs New Coordinator

SAM’s Tram is Ascension’s Senior Adult Ministries transportation service. The SAM’s Tram coordinator matches seniors from our congregation who need rides to local appointments with Ascension volunteer drivers. Brian Festerling has done an outstanding job as coordinator of this ministry. Now he is getting ready to let someone else take the wheel, so to speak. We will need someone to take the ride requests as they come in on email and send them on to drivers. If this sounds like something you would like to take on, or if you would like to know more, please contact Brian  () or Pastor Steve ()

SAM’s Tram has fulfilled 220+ ride requests since 2017. Brian relates that 69 percent are for doctor’s appointments, nine percent are for worship services, eight percent are for beauty/barber appointments, and the other fourteen percent are for “other.” Also, SAM’s Tram can always use more drivers.

May 15 Adult Ed

Prof. Arto Kallioniemi is a Professor of Religious Education at the University of Helsinki. He also holds a UNESCO Chair on Values, Dialogue and Human Rights. He has published several books and articles in the field of religious education, diversity and human rights. At the moment he is involved in a Peace Education project. He is also a Finnish Lutheran priest. He is a visiting scholar at Californian Lutheran University with funding from the Fulbright Organization.
       Dr. Kallioniemi will give a presentation about Inter-Worldview dialogue — how can we promote understanding and cooperation with people of different backgrounds.

May 22

Pastor Chaime Delkeskamp and Kristine Werner will talk about composting and recycling.

TONIGHT: Healing from the Pandemic

Ascension Lutheran School is hosting a talk by Dee Dee Mayer from Pepperdine’s Boone Center for the Family on Thursday, May 12, to guide us into healing from the pandemic.

In addition to her role at Pepperdine, Dee Dee is the former Associate Head of School for Spiritual Life at Oaks Christian School, a therapist with a thriving private practice, a Doctoral student, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and one of Principal Rich Gregory’s closest friends.

This event is free of charge for all school, ECC, and church families and their friends. It will be held from 7-8 PM in person in Pederson Hall. Childcare provided. Please rsvp to  if you’re planning to come.

THIS Friday Night!

We’re Invited for a Musical Treat!

Ascension Lutheran School’s spring show – “Miss Nelson is Missing” – is THIS FRIDAY May 13 at 6 PM. The show is a lot of fun! It’s a great opportunity to support our students and school.

Baptism This Weekend

Jackson Derrick Winfrey
Born: Feb. 20, 2020 

Tons of Fun at Sunday School!

Our Lutheran Summer Camp (El Camino Pines)  will join us for Sunday School!

May 15th from 10:10 – 10:50 at the school lunch tables

A fun filled “camp style” experience with games,  crafts and  songs.

C’mon Ascension—we’re almost there!


Please help Cam Lorentson recover the loss of his tools and truck accessories.

As you may know, he recently had his truck stolen — a truck that has carried countless loads for Ascension through the years. Insurance is covering the basics, but a number of important items will have to be replaced out of pocket.

When Ascension needs Cam, he’s there—let’s be there for him!

See the GoFundMe page HERE.

Calling All Graduates and Families of Graduates!

We are planning a congratulations tribute to all of Ascension’s sons and daughters who are completing milestones in education this year — and WE DON’T WANT TO LEAVE ANYONE OUT!

Families, we need your graduating student’s NAME, SCHOOL and, if applicable, COLLEGE DEGREE.

Please email , or drop off your information at the church office.

Can you help?


We need lots of volunteers for July 11 – 15!

Did you know:

  • We have roles that require zero prep?
  • Those 7th grade and up can help!
  • We are especially in need of an energetic MC for our opening and closing time.
  • Even if you’re not available July 11-15, we can use you to help us prepare.

If you think you can’t or you feel a little scared of the idea, remember: that’s often how God’s call feels! Can you help? Want more info? Come and talk to me!

VBS Registration Open!

Registration is now open for VBS – which will be the week of July 11, in the mornings.


This summer, kids are invited to a Monumental off-road adventure through the colorful canyons and sunbaked trails of the southwest. By exploring God’s awesomeness, they form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead.

Scandinavian Festival On the Way!

Scandinavian Festival lovers, pay attention: the 45th Scandinavian Festival will be held June 4 and 5 at Cal Lutheran this year, with extended hours from 10 AM to 6 PM each day.

So, save the dates!

* The festival is looking for volunteers, with many different opportunities.

* A fun lineup of talent will be on hand.

* There’s a chance to win an 8-Day European river cruise for two.

To find out more, CLICK HERE

Ascension Lutheran School Announces New Sixth Grade Leadership Academy




Our school is special! Please watch and share. Now enrolling.

CLICK HERE to watch video.

Tomato Plants on Sale this Weekend!

Our senior high youth, confirmands, Sunday school children, preschoolers, and TK through 6th graders at Ascension Lutheran School have tomato plants available for sale this Sunday and next Sunday! You can purchase them on the church patio. For questions or more information, contact Pastor Chamie at .

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


This Week:

Acts 11:1-18
Psalm 148 (13)
Revelation 21:1-6
John 13:31-35

Next Week:

Acts 16:9-15
Psalm 67 (4)
Revelation 21:10, 22—22:5
John 14:23-29

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