A name is added to this list only with the permission of the person or the person’s family

Link to printable prayer page


Lisa Figueroa and family, on the death of Lisa’s father, Francis Reiter


Diana Doerfler


The Aqa family

Kyle Ayers

Alan Baker

Karen Barrows

Maria Bartush

Gloria Benfatto

Skip Brenner’s daughter, Vicki

John Burgert

Emma Campbell

Mary Cartrett

Doris Christensen

Dave Cordes

Margo Dameron

Andrea Delkeskamp

Carl Dietrich

John Ernst

Joy Fodor

Becky and Al France

Jim Gilbert

Becky Halvorson

Ruth Hartung

Malia Hassenbein

Barbara Hearne

Sharon Schnell’s daughter,  Heather Hernandez

Jeff Hines

Penny Hunter

Scott Klipp

Larry Kluss

Valerie Krum

Ann Lane

RuthAnn Lawrence

Jeff Lowe

Beth Lugo

Judy Marshall

Sue May

Sandi Meyer

Shirley Meyer

Verlon Meyer

Bruce Minnich

Jacob Miller

Bill Munn

Ron Myren

Paul Nash

Sydney Newmark

Pastor Doris Nolan

Ryan Nostrant

Paul and Betty Olson

Carol O’Gorman

Valerie Olguin

Tracy Olkowsky’s husband, Ken

Laurie Peyton

Logan Redmond

Baby Noah Paul Rowe

Marilyn Ripley

Debbie Saunier

Carlah Schneider

Jennifer Schwabauer

Arnold Schwarz

The Siassi family

Mark Skaggs

Margaret Skinner

Marion Sullivan

Kris Swavely

Bill Swiontkowski

Dan Thiel

Gwen Thompson

Jan Timmons

Valerie Vann

Todd Wallace

Jan White



Connor Braaten, USMC

Scott Clark, U.S. Navy

LCpL. Alexander Daley

Jack Ingles, USMC

ET1 Patrick Maccarone, USN

Jake Marshall, USMC

Scott Mochatel, USCG

LCJG Caroline Truesdell, USCG

Prayers For Our Congregations In The ELCA, Southwest  California Synod


ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and staff

SWCA Synod Bishop Brenda Bos and staff

Our Channel Islands Conference:

New Hope, Agoura Hills

Mt. Cross, Camarillo

Christ, Goleta

King of Glory, Newbury Park

Holy Cross, Ojai

Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Oxnard

Our Savior’s, Oxnard

Trinity, Santa Barbara

Emanuel, Santa Paula

Shepherd of the Valley, Simi Valley

Holy Trinity, Thousand Oaks

Trinity, Ventura

(To learn more, ask one of the pastors)


For blessings and guidance for fathers and father figures, and for those grieving fathers or without fathers — may they be comforted by the knowledge and love of their father in heaven, who is with us always.

Death Notice

Former Ascension member William E. Hamm, 78, of Waverly, Iowa, died on June 6, 2023 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Center in Waterloo. A native of Clarion, Iowa, and a graduate of Wartburg College, Hamm spent his entire career in higher education. He served as a vice president of admissions and university relations at California Lutheran University, president of Waldorf College, head of the Foundation of Independent Higher Education, and president of the Lutheran Educational Conference of North America. Hamm was interim president of Wartburg College during the 2008-09 academic year. Services, which will be held in the Wartburg Chapel, are pending and will be set for early fall.