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.

Adult Sunday School

May 2:  What is a Creed?
May 9:  First Article: God
May 16: Second Article: Jesus
May 23:  Third Article: The Holy Spirit
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.
Online worship
May 12, 2021-Ascension Day
April 4, 2021–Easter
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! 
Currently we are not worshiping in person, but worshiping as a church online.  Worship will be live on Facebook at 8 a.m. on Sunday’s and recorded for those who wish to participate at a later time. 

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


Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study
Adult Bible Study--The Creed

9 a.m. Sunday Mornings–May 2, 9, 16 and 23 via Zoom

The Nursery is currently unavailable until further notice due to social distancing and the regulations of COVID 19children image

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


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Pastor Julie Bailey
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. 
Pastor Julie is an avid Cornhusker fan and enjoys spending time with her new Schnoodle puppy, Bailey.
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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. Bob constantly shares his favorite saying with the youth, Jesus has come to turn the world upside down.
Bob currently teaches at the Bridgeport High School. He is married to Tracy and they have a daughter Brittany who attends Northern Michigan University.
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.
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.



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