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Toys for Tots

We are proud to be participating in the Toys for Tots Program sponsored by our local Torrance Fire Department Station No. 3.
Donate a new unwrapped toy and bring a smile to a child this Christmas season.
 
Please help show your support by dropping off your NEW & UNWRAPPED toy to your child’s classroom by Dec. 18th. Students will be hand delivering toys to the Fire Station.
 
Collecting now until December 18th.
 

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Bringing People In

 Message for December 2nd

In Matthew 22: 1-14, Jesus tells another Kingdom parable; a story about what His rule and reign looks like. It is a reign that seeks to bring people in; all kinds of people, whether wealthy or poor, old or young, man or woman, slave or free!
 
And He sends His servants, that’s you and me, out into the world to bring people into His Kingdom!

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A Kingdom for the Lost!

 
 
This All Saints Day, we will take a look at the appointed Gospel lesson (Matt. 5:1-12). To this point in Matthew’s account, Jesus had been proclaiming that He was here to usher in a Kingdom. Now, as He is speaking to His disciples in what is destined to be the most famous sermon of all time, the Sermon on the Mount, He lets them know who exactly will be a part of the Kingdom.  
 
It may comfort you to know that His Kingdom is intended for the poor, the mourning, and the meek – the lost sinners of this world.

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God’s Loving Law

Sermon Teaser for October 14, 2018
 
While we have no doubt that God has shown us His love through the grace of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we don’t typically think about the laws of God being loving. But in our lesson this week from the book of Mark (10:17-22), we see Jesus reaching out in love to a man with the law rather than with grace.
 
Jesus’ intention for this man is nothing short of salvation and everlasting life, but the man is simply not ready for the Gospel, so He told the man exactly what He needed to hear, because He loved him.

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Rest For Your Soul

Anxiety over our health, our future, our children; the pressures of work, school, relationships; the tiresome tasks of care-taking, and providing for others needs; all of these things are burdensome to us. This is not to even mention our shame, guilt and complicated lives that result because of our sin.
 
But Christ came that we might be set free from these burdens. He has established His Kingdom on this earth, that as we submit to His rule and reign over our lives, these things are no longer burdensome, for His yoke is easy, and His burden is light.
 
Pastor Michael

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Life in the Spirit

 Sermon Teaser for September 23, 2018

 

 (James 3:13-4:10)

 

Why do Christian husbands and wives, parents and children, fellow church-goers continue quarrel with each other?  Why do we pray for things and not receive them?  Why do we constantly find ourselves in complicated situations?  James addresses all of these issues, and how to amend them!

Hear the Word and understand how a life in the Spirit will stop the fighting, see your prayers answered, and uncomplicate your life!

 

Pastor Michael


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Items for Silent Auction

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Check out these items to bid on at the Bids and Brews on October 6th! Click HERE for details!

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Rally Day at Ascension

Rally Day Picnic Sunday, Sept. 9th!
 
The entire Ascension Lutheran Church and School family is invited to celebrate Rally Day on Sunday, Sept. 9th.  We will be installing all the teachers, staff, Bible study and Sunday School leaders in both services, followed by the annual Rally Day Picnic! The picnic begins following the 11 a.m. service (approx. 12:45 p.m.). We’ll provide the burgers, hot dogs and brats, chips, and dessert; we’re asking all of you to bring your favorite side dish (if your name starts with A-L) or a salad (if your name starts with M-Z).
 
We’re also looking for brave participants to enter the annual Ascension Chili Cook-Off with bragging rights on the line! Bring the whole family and don’t miss this fun end-of-summer tradition at Ascension as we kick off the new school year!
 
Rally Day is also an opportunity for you to say farewell to Rick and Jill Meynen for their many years of faithful service at Ascension. They will be moving to Northern California on Sept. 13th. Please take time to let them know how much we have appreciated them and all they have done for this congregation!

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Faith Without Works is Dead!

Sermon Teaser for September 9, 2018
 
Our Epistle lesson this week is from James 2:1-10, 14-18.  Here the Lord gives us a stark reminder through James that while faith alone saves us, it must be followed by obedience.  True faith shows itself in this, that we die to ourselves and live in obedience to Christ.  James sums it up like this, “Faith without works is dead!” 
 
Believing means dying to ourselves, and submitting ourselves to the guidance of God’s Holy Word. This is where true life is found!  If we are not dead to self and alive to Christ, then we are truly dead.  Hear His Word today, believe and live! 

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