• newbeginningsconcertflyerFREE CONCERT

  • Sunday, October 16th, 4:00pm

  • at Ascension Lutheran Church, 5106 Zion Avenue,  San Diego

The concert will feature Patricia McAfee (mezzo soprano), Eric Starr (trombone), Robert Plimpton (piano, organ), and the ten-member San Diego Trombone Collective in music ranging from the eighteenth thru the twenty-first centuries. The highlight will be a surround-sound performance of “Constellation for Brass and Organ” by L.A. composer Zeljko Marasovich, composed in 2012.


The Lunch Bunch

lunch bunch



Ascension Lutheran Church

5106 Zion Avenue

Come enjoy a healthy lunch followed by time to visit with

old and new friends over various card and board games.


Tuesdays from 11:30am until 2:00pm

Lunch will be served at 11:30am

Interested?   Call the church office at 619-582-2636 to reserve a spot.



Tijuana Mission Trip

Members & friends of Ascension and Gethsemane Lutheran Churches, partnering with Lutheran Border Concerns, spend a weekend in Tijuana building a house for a needy family.  This year’s trip is scheduled for October 1st and we have already raised approximately $3,000 to pay for supplies.  If you’d like to join us for this truly rewarding mission, call the church office at 619-582-2636 for details.

Stand Down San Diego

Ascension members and friends will participate in “Stand Down San Diego” on July 21st from 7:00am-12:00 noon, helping to sort both new and gently used clothing to be distributed, free of charge, to San Diego’s homeless military veterans and their families.  This is a wonderful, heart-warming three-day event.  If you’d like to join us, call the church office at 619-582-2636 for details.

Estate Planning 101- Free

Estate Strategies and Essentials –   June 1, 2016  6:30pm to 7:30pm

  “How can you help your beneficiaries make the most of their inheritance – while avoiding all those taxes?”family tree

We want to offer a special invitation to our free event.  Ascension Lutheran has invited professional guest speakers who will be presenting great information for you or someone you love.  Please take advantage of our offer to talk with the professionals.  Come with your questions and leave with some peace of mind.

Ron Phillips, Allstate Personal Financial Representative
Charles B. Pederson, San Diego Estate Planning Attorney
will be hosting our event. Together they will be highlighting:
  • Estate Strategies
  • How to avoid the probate tax
  • How to maximize your estate exemption
  • Education on estate settlement process
  • And more.

Combined, Ron and Charles have more than 40 years of experience and will be hosting a well organized presentation that is thoroughly informative, top notch and interactive.  Charles Pederson will be offering a “Free Will” to those attendees who are interested.

More Information and Register


Rummage Sale


IT IS COMING….RUMMAGE SALE SATURDAY, MAY 7, 7am to noon!  We will have clothes, household items, tools, books, cd’s, dvd’s, videos, baked goods, etc.   Something for everyone!

Why shop at the mall when you can shop here for less?

 Remember, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure! 

All proceeds go toward our ministries at Ascension Lutheran Church.



Come One, Come All and Bring Your Friends (no one under 18!)

To Ascension’s Fundraising Bingo Party

Mark your calendars and make a reservation with the church office (619-582-2636), for the first Saturdays of each month. The games will begin at 6:30pm but you might want to come at 6:00 to look over the prizes and choose your table.

The entry fee is $15 per person, and includes six games. Popcorn and snacks will be served.

Join us on Saturdays October 1st, and November 5th.  We will skip December and meet again on January 7, 2017.

See you there!


Free Community Dinner

Community DinnerBetter Late Than Never!!  Join us Sunday, April 3rd, at noon, for our Annual Week-After-Easter Dinner.  Come hungry, bring the neighbors and the kids for a fabulous home-cooked meal.  Come to 5106 Zion Avenue and enjoy friendship, music, and delicious food with your neighbors in Allied Gardens!  Please RSVP by calling 619-582-2636.

Point Loma Music Comes to Ascension

PLNU Singers



  • Point Loma Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble

  • Sunday, February 28th, 4:00pm

  • at Ascension Lutheran Church, 5106 Zion Avenue,  San Diego

The Point Loma Singers is a select chamber choir of 22 singers from San Diego’s Point Loma Nazarene University. Program will range from “songs, hymns, and spiritual songs” to Renaissance madrigals and folk-songs of different countries, including tunes from early American and the Black Gospel traditions. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble and rhythm section devote themselves to the study not only of the great styles and repertoire of jazz, but also the art of improvisation. Current repertoire includes swing, Latin samba and bossa, as well as secular and sacred standards.

Their director, Dr. Keith Pedersen, is in his eighteenth year as professor of music at PLNU where he directs the 150-voice Choral Union as well as the Singers and Jazz Ensemble and teaches courses in music history, conducting, and voice. He is also Director of Choral Ministries at La Jolla Presbyterian Church.