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YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE

 
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IGNITE YOUR FAITH

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JOIN US FOR A JOURNEY OF FAITH

 
Welcome new visitors to Ascension Lutheran Church.  We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We strive to boldly make Christ known. In addition to regular worship, we offer Sunday School between Sunday services for all ages, a Confirmation program for Middle School Youth, activities with youth, a variety of opportunities to serve in and with the community, and a place of Christian fellowship If you are exploring, have questions, want to check us out, feel free to call or join us at any time. All are welcome!
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THE JOURNEY BEGINS WITH KNOWLEDGE

The Bible encourages us to seek knowledge which then equips us to lead lives in which we can boldly make Christ known. 
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SHARING YOUR GOD GIVEN FAITH AND TALENTS

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MINISTRIES  
 
God has given each of us a unique set of gifts.  These gifts are meant to be shared with the rest of God’s creatures.  Learn how your gifts could benefit others.
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EVENTS
 
Check out exciting upcoming events.
 
 
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YOUTH GROUP
 
We strive to create a supportive community for our youth to create lifelong friendships.
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COMMUNICATIONS
 
 
 
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BOLDLY MAKING CHRIST KNOWN

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Community Outreach
We are always looking for opportunities to share our gifts with the communities around us.
 
Some examples are:
  • annual back to school backpack and clothing giveaway
  • Bible donations
  • work at the food bank
  • support efforts to provide basic necessities and clean water in Honduras.
  • Provide scholarships for high school athletic physicals
  • volunteer at Neighborhood House
 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
 
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Julie Bailey
Pastor
 
Pastor Julie Bailey is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska.  She is a 1979 graduate of Lincoln East High School, a 1982 and 1986 graduate of the University of Nebraska, College of Nursing and a 1999 graduate of Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, OH.  She has served another parish in Saginaw, and came to Ascension in 2013 following a nearly 6 year appointment as an Assistant to the Bishop in the North/West Lower Michigan Synod. 

Pastor Julie has a passion for worship, growing in mission, serving the community and beyond, education, and youth ministry.  She will tell you that she believes that through the power of Jesus, individuals and the world can and will be transformed. 

 
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Bob Aldrich
Education Coordinator
 
Bob is a lifelong resident of the area, graduating from Freeland High school in 1989.  After getting married and starting a family, he returned to Saginaw Valley State University graduating in 2001 with a B.A. in History and Sociology.  Bob started as our Director of Christian Education in  2007 following a mission trip to help clean up after Hurricane Katrina and feeling the call to serve God more.
 
Bob has a passion for children and youth and he enjoys sharing his faith with them. He has a unique ability to relate to the youth on their level, helping them realize their own faith. Bob constantly shares his favorite saying with the youth, Jesus ha come to turn the world upside down.
 
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Don Arndt
Music Minister
 
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Cheryl Huebner
Office Manager
 
Cheryl is a lifelong resident of Saginaw County.  She graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1986 and then attended Ferris State University where she obtained a B.S. in Business Management in 1990.  Cheryl has been the Office Manager at Ascension for eight years.
 
Cheryl is typically the first contact most people will have with Ascension.  She is able to provide detailed information regarding our congregation and what we have to offer, to give a tour of the church, or to share her personal experiences as she has been an active member of Ascension for over fifteen years.  Cheryl truly enjoys being a member of the Ascension team and is always doing her best to make sure that as a church we are “boldly making Christ’s vision known.
 
 

VISIT ASCENSION THIS SUNDAY

 
 
 

Ascension Lutheran Church

 
Ascension Lutheran Church
8695 Gratiot Road
Saginaw, MI  48609
 
Email: ascensionlc@sbcglobal.net
Phone: +1 (989) 781-2170
 
 
               
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ABOUT ASCENSION’S FELLOWSHIP
We believe that all people are at the same time a saint and a sinner.  No matter how hard we try, we will fail to do what we are to do; and we will do things we know we should not.  As a community of faith, we believe we are strengthened and encouraged by each other to live out the gospel in every apect of our lives.