Ascension Lutheran Church was established on May 12, 1929, originally to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ among Slovak immigrants in Montreal. She was originally part of the Slovak Evangelical Lutheran Church, which is now a district of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod based in St. Louis, MO. Over the years she has been served by many faithful men of God, many from the United States but most recently men from Canada. The building on Jarry in Park Extension was dedicated on November 23, 1952, and includes the parsonage next door at 865 Jarry West.
Many years ago the Lutheran Church – Canada began an outreach to French speakers in the Montreal area. A French Lutheran congregation, L’Église évangélique luthérienne de l’Ascension, now worships every Sunday under the leadership of the Rev. David Somers. More recently a Mandarin-speaking congregation was started, under the leadership of the Rev. Chunlin Hu. The seed that a group of Slovaks planted is growing into a tree that gives shelter to many nations. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes:
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” (Revelation 7:9-10)