Music Corner

Ascension Lutheran Church offers some wonderful music during our services. We have a lovely choir which is led by Alix Jenkins, our Choir Director. She has also implemented the handbell ringers at Ascension which has been a beautiful asset to our services. Alix is an accomplished piano and organ player as well as beautiful singer.

Bells of Ascension has resumed rehearsals on Sundays – 6:00 to 7:15 pm. Never had a first experience playing handbells or chimes? See Alix if you’re interested in a private tutorial any time. Free trial – no obligation!

Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:30 pm, Sunday mornings from 11:45 to 12:30 pm. Newcomers will find a friendly welcome and plenty of encouragement regardless of previous experience.

Ascension Lutheran Church has a love and passion for music and you can see that each service. We also want all local college students to know we treasure each student who makes us their church family during their time in East Lansing and can plug them into our music ministry quickly.

This page features our choir and handbell ringers as well as highlights performances, concerts, and more that occur around our area.

Friends of Jesus is a group for young children together with their parents meeting in the Cry Room gathering at 8:45 am to 9:25 am. The class engages children infant to 3 years using music, movement, and activities employing singing, instruments and recorded music for use at home. Music Director Alix Jenkins facilitates the class. This class is open to members and nonmembers. Questions? Contact Alix or Kenda Bultman.

Lansing Matinee Musicale will again be meeting monthly at Ascension from October through May. If you were a volunteer last season, you know what a marvelously musical group this is. If you have not heard their performances, which are free, please mark your calendar and come! If you can spare a few hours and assist as a host, please sign up on the sheet on the kiosk. Basically what you do is unlock and lock the doors, show people where the coat racks are, the bathrooms, and assign a classroom for the musicians to warm up (such as the cry room and the main classroom). There is a slim guidebook on how to do that in the cupboard marked “Matinee Musicale” which is in the closet behind the table where refreshments are served after church on Sunday.