May 14, 2018
Those days when everything takes more energy than you'd imagined it would, when you come home so drained you can't think...maybe you feel like you can't even focus enough to pray. Jesus prayed when he was exhausted, and it wasn't always perfect. In this heartening sermon, Pastor Julie McCain of Ascension Lutheran Church...
May 7, 2018
What does it mean to be a friend? With Jesus? With others? Friendship and love in Jesus are the themes in this sermon by Pastor Steve Herder of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, Ca. Pastor Steve preaches from the beautiful text of John 15:9-17:
Apr 30, 2018
I am the vine, and you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit. Those beloved words from the Gospel of John carry so much meaning for us in our daily lives, in so many ways. Considering God as the gardener of our lives gives us a striking new perspective. In this sermon, Pastor Steve Herder...
Apr 16, 2018
Did you know that some of the religious figures we most revere struggled with doubt? Did you know that sometimes doubt leads to stronger faith? Did you know that if you have doubts, it's okay? Find out about this by listening to Ascension's new Children, Youth and Family Pastor, the Reverend Julie McCain, in a...
Apr 9, 2018
The turmoil of the world today would seem to preclude finding peace. However, there is a different kind of peace, an enduring peace that we can take with us wherever we go, whatever we are doing. In this post-Easter sermon, the Reverend Dr. Paul Gravrock takes us on a journey toward that peace of Jesus Christ.