Sermons

Sermon – August 27, 2017

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – August 20, 2017

Lessons You can read the scripture for August 20, 2017 here. Audio Proper 15 Year A August 20, 2017 As I’ve moved through the bustling and swirling energies in this city over the past week, I’ve found myself trying a little more than I’m used to, to notice what’s going on. To get a sense …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – August 13, 2017

Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – August 6, 2017 The Transfiguration

Lessons You can read the scripture for August 6, 2017 here. Audio Transfiguration Sunday – Year A How do you think God looks at you? I mean, we have two stories that use some powerful visual elements to portray how we might look at, or perceive, God’s presence. But I wonder if there isn’t something …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – July 23, 2017

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – July 16, 2017

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – July 9, 2017

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – July 2, 2017

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – June 25, 2017

Our guest preacher for the last Sunday in June, the Rev. Christopher Montella, first came to the Church of the Ascension in 1996 as a parishioner and by the time he moved to Los Angeles in 2003 had been involved in a variety of ministries including serving on the vestry. After moving to Los Angeles, he began exploring a call to ordained life, cultivating seeds that were planted here at Ascension. In January of this year, after 25 years in the fashion industry, he was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles where he serves as the chair of The Bishop’s Commission for LGBTQ Ministry. [ More → ]

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Sermon – June 18, 2017

Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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