Music Ministry

“Music is a fair and glorious gift of God,” writes Martin Luther. I invite you to consider ways in which you can unwrap the fair and glorious gift of music that is within each of you. Luther further writes, “This precious gift has been given to man alone that he might thereby remind himself that God has created man for the express purpose of praising and extolling God.”

The gift of music lies within each one of us and Ascension’s Music Ministry offers many opportunities for individuals to express and share that gift. Making music offers refreshment for the spirit, especially in the midst of busy lives and difficult days. All are warmly invited and encouraged to participate. Email vicki@ascensionelca.org with questions or to sign up.

To learn about Children’s Music Ministry click here:  Children's Music Ministry

Ascension Choir

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  • Sing and lead music in worship at the 8:30 service approximately three Sundays each month and for festival/special worship services
  •  Lift voices of praise and thanksgiving in worship and lead the congregation in song
  • Enjoy fellowship with other choir members
  • Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Sanctuary; begin Sept. 6
  • Grade 9-adult

 

 

 

Ascension Ringers (Handbell Choir)

Handbell Workshop Group

  • Share beautiful and uplifting music with all who come to worship
  • Ring in worship approximately once each month and for festival/special worship
  • Ability to follow a musical score is necessary (I can teach you if interested)
  • No previous ringing experience is required
  • Enjoy fellowship with other ringers
  • Wednesdays, 6:15-7:25 p.m., Sanctuary; begin Sept. 6
  • Grade 9-adult

 

 

Handbell Workshop

  • Learn basic handbell ringing technique
  • Learn how to follow a musical score and understand music notation
  • No prior experience in reading music or ringing handbells–whether your goal is to join the Ascension   Ringers or simply to see what bell ringing is all about, you are warmly invited to come and give it a try!
  • Thursdays (3 sessions), 6:30-7:15 p.m., Sanctuary; Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5
  • Intergenerational–ages 10-adult

 

Praise Band

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  • One Sunday afternoon per month, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
  • Lead worship at 10:45 service
  • Singers and instrumentalists
  • Praise and Worship songs
  • Contact Ben Janzow, Ben_Janzow@yahoo.com, for more information.

 

 

 

 

Instruments in Worship


Instrumentalists of all types and levels are invited to offer their musical gifts for use in worship. Contact Vicki Taylor, vicki@ascensionelca.org, to arrange.

Upcoming Events

Reformation Hymn Festival – On Oct. 22, Ascension’s choir joins others to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Church. Read more…