Worship Schedule with Ascension
Worship In-person-  Sunday's at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 
Wednesday's at 7 p.m.
When worshipping in person, wear a mask, social distance, and please  refrain from singing.
Worship will be live on Facebook at 8 a.m. and recorded on YouTube for participating later.
Ascension Lutheran Church
8695 Gratiot Road
Saginaw, MI 48609
(989) 781-2170
Office Hours - Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study at 11:00 a.m.
Join Us via Zoom - All Are Welcome!
Contact Pastor Julie for invite

Back to School Fair--August 12, 2021

Accepting Clean Clothing donations for children and youth sizes.

Financial offerings accepted for purchase of school supplies--
please make sure check is marked for B2SF.
We welcome you to Ascension Lutheran Church.  We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We are a community of faith who rely on the power and the teachings of Jesus as we navigate this world and life together.  We don’t have all the answers, and we aren’t perfect-and we believe in the one who is!  If you are in a close relationship with Jesus, or just beginning to get to know him–Ascension is a place for you to share your journey.   Come worship with us.  Join us in an event.  Come and see.
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Worship With Ascension
Bulletins and online worship
Please join our YouTube channel here.  Worship will be posted online Sunday’s late morning or early afternoon.
All are welcome to worship with us at Ascension.  We are part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.  Our worship tradition means that you are an integral part of our worship–this is not something you watch but that you participate in! 

Study of Scripture is an important part of our relationship with Jesus and God’s people


Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study
Check back for information regarding our next study.
The Nursery is currently unavailable until further notice due to social distancing and the regulations of COVID 19children image
Youth Sunday School is on break for the Summer, but please check back for fall registration!

Preschool and Elementary Youth Sunday School–

Middle School/Confirmation Youth
High School Youth
ADULT BIBLE STUDY TUESDAY’S 1 1 A.M  on ZOOM–email pr_julie@sbcglobal.net if you want an invite!
The Messenger is a monthly publication of Ascension Lutheran Church that includes the ministry highlights and information about upcoming events. 

Forms for Membership


Special Service Forms and Procedures


 Endowment Applications (due March 31 each year)




Check out exciting upcoming events.
Thank you to all who are continuing to give throughout this pandemic.  It is a difficult time for everyone and we appreciate all that everyone can do. 
Your giving makes it possible as a church together to be about the ministry to which God calls us. 


2021 SMM March Against Hunger Handout–Include with your donations


Pastor Julie Bailey
Pastor Julie began her ministry with Ascension in August 2013.  She is a graduate of Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus Ohio, 1999.  She is a native of Nebraska and has an ADN and Bachelors Degree in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Prior to serving with Ascension, Pastor Julie served another congregation in Saginaw and as the Assistant to the Bishop for Vocation and Education.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her schnoodle Bailey, cheering on her Cornhuskers, reading, watching TV, and spending time with friends.  
Lisa Whelton
Parish Administrator
Lisa is a 1995 graduate of Swan Valley High School where she met her husband Jeff.  She obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in finance from Saginaw Valley State University.  She later earned the Certified Financial PlannerTM designation and became a financial advisor.  She worked in the financial industry for over 25 years before accepting the Parish Administrator position in the fall of 2020 with the desire to spend more time with her family.  Lisa was introduced to Ascension Lutheran Church through Jeff and his family and became a member in 2008.  Lisa spends most of her “non-working hours” transporting her two daughters to cheer, dance, music lessons, and school activities, but carves out time occasionally for her passion of scrapbooking.
Jennifer Salowitz
Music Ministry Director
Jennifer, a 2001 graduate of Capac High School, studied piano performance at Northern Michigan University before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saginaw Valley State University, concentrating in psychology. She currently resides in rural Saginaw County with her husband, 4 active boys, 3 snuggly cats, and 2 rambunctious dogs. Jennifer recently obtained certification as a Registered Piano Technician and is a student at Saginaw Valley State University pursuing Social work. She spends her free time fostering dogs and cats, singing in her car while chauffeuring her boisterous boys around town, and volunteering as leadership for Hemlock Cub Scout Pack 3332 and Hemlock Boy Scout Troop 337. Jennifer began her time as Ascension’s staff musician and choral director in the summer of 2017.



Ascension Lutheran Church

Ascension Lutheran Church
8695 Gratiot Road
Saginaw, MI  48609
Email: ascensionlc@sbcglobal.net
Phone: +1 (989) 781-2170


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 aspect of our lives