Wear red for Pentecost Sunday.
Grace and peace to you my family in Christ,
Congratulations to All of Our 2022 Graduates and Scholarship Recipients
Wartburg Theological Seminary
(& Maia Elizabeth Berg, CLU)
University of Southern California
California State University, Fullerton
2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Letter From The President
The Ascension Lutheran Church Foundation (ALCF) has the honor to continue the journey
The Ascension Lutheran Foundation is the administrator of seven of the scholarships that are awarded by the Scholarship Committee each year.
The scholarships administered by the Foundation include (continued HERE)
‘Disoriented to be Reoriented’
Podcast link for further study. There will be more information about this in worship.
What’s In A Name?
A name of a place can be a connection to history or a leap into the future. A name can be descriptive words about unique qualities or special attributes of the place. We think the name of a place can also be a window into the mission or vision of, and for, that specific place. A name can say a lot! The little space located at the corner of “faith & fair” (previously known as the hallway to Founders Hall) is now “Fair Trade Lane”!
We thank Pastor Steve for opening our Adult Ed Class time last Sunday with a special prayer of dedication for Fair Trade Lane and its mission – to be “A Faith Path to Justice for People and Planet”. Fair Trade Lane sports a fresh coat of paint and the beginnings of a little gallery of colorful art expressing images we associate with Fair Trade. The vision for Fair Trade Lane is that it be welcoming, inviting, inspiring and joyful – a place for our Ascension Community as a whole and our many friends, near and far, to come together in celebrating and growing Fair Trade at Ascension.
Last year, Ascension’s Fair Trade Ministry celebrated its 20th Anniversary. How exciting it is in this our 21st year to be opening the doors of Fair Trade Lane and all the wonderful opportunities to come for us all to meet, greet, teach, learn, serve, connect and have fun in lifting up Fair Trade and justice for people and planet. We thank you, our Ascension Community, for your continued support and encouragement.
Fair Trade Lane will be open on Sunday, June 11 from 10:10 -10:55 AM. Your Fair Trade favorites, some new items, and a few surprises will be lined up on the shelves for browsing and purchasing. Everyone is Invited. Bring your cup of Fair Trade coffee or tea from the patio and join us – we look forward to seeing you at Fair Trade Lane!
In Need Of Prayer
We need lots of volunteers for Vacation Bible School!
Did you know:
- We have roles that require zero prep?
- Those 7th grade and up can help!
- Even if you’re not available the week of July 10, 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! 😊
Come and talk to me!
Can you help? Want more info.? Talk to Pastor Julie:
To Sign Up, go to https://vbspro.events/p/events/ascensionvbs2023
Full-Time Job Opportunity at Ascension
Ascension Lutheran Church is looking for a new administrative assistant to add to our team. This is a vital opportunity for the right person: It is a full-time position that includes health and retirement benefits and a potential school discount. Interested parties, please check details at Career Opportunities at Ascension – Ascension Lutheran Church Thousand Oaks (alcto.org)
A metal trash can (we’ll give it back after vbs!)
Toilet paper rolls
Please bring any donations to the church office!
After 9 AM Worship
Ascension’s New Member Class
Would you like to take another step in your spiritual journey with God and Ascension Lutheran Church? If so, we would like to invite you to be a part of our next New Member class on Sunday, June 11, from 12-2pm. This meeting will focus on the basics of the Christian faith and on the ministry of Ascension. Childcare is available and lunch will be provided.
To RSVP, please call the church office at (805) 495-0406 or email Jenelle Smith at . RSVP by June 5.
ATTENTION SPACE EXPLORERS
This summer’s Stellar VBS is looking for a few good builders to construct two primary set decorations for the week-long program in July; a LUNAR LANDER, and a ROVER.
Ideally, pieces for each item will be created and assembled by a two-person team. Instructions, specs and materials will be provided. Some tools and experience are necessary.
Soon, we’ll also be looking for crafters to help us build stars, portholes, etc., from home.
Sign on to the job by visiting the display in the narthex after service, or contacting Pastor Julie: . Mission command thanks you!
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, Julie McCain, and Steve Herder
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
2 Corinthians 13:11-13