Earth Day – God’s Work Our Hands Cleanup & Picnic

Following the Sunday Worship Service, we will partake in an Earth Day activity a day early.  We will break into groups to do one hour of service work outside of the church or if inclement weather inside the church.  Bring gardening gloves and tools to assist in your outside activity.  Come to church dressed for service work.  A potluck picnic lunch with time of fellowship will follow.

Pentecost Sunday and Youth Confirmation

Please join us at our 10:00 am service as we celebrate and remember the day when the Holy Spirit descended on the first followers of Christ.  New youth confirmands will be received during the worship service.

 

Special Congregational Meeting

A special congregational meeting will be held immediately following the worship service on Sunday, April 21st.

We will hear the progress status from the church beautification committee.  In order to begin this undertaking, the Church Council requires approval of the congregation to obligate money for the initial process to enter into contracts due to the level of this effort above that authorized for the council.

Mother’s Day Tea

Come to have a fun time with good food, door prizes and a program with audience participation.  The program theme is “Mom, Queen of Our Hearts”.  See Lynn for tickets.

See flyer for information.

 

Wednesday In-person Bible Study

Salem’s weekly bible study is usually held each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in the Narthex.

Sunday Worship Service

We are having in-person worship this Sunday with fellowship time following the service.  We have one service at 10:00am.  We revert back to the 9:00am time in the spring, beginning the Sunday after Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.  We are returning to a pre-pandemic service routine, except for the following:
  • Thank you for arriving by 15 minutes prior to the service to allow time for parking and seating.
  • Masks are optional.
  • Holy Communion will be served using the following protocol:
  • Distribution of communion elements will be served at the railing in front of the altar.
    • An usher will provide directions to approach the altar using the center aisle.
    • At the railing, the Pastor and an assistant will distribute the bread then wine or grape juice either via the pre-filled cup or the common chalice.
    • If you prefer the common chalice to receive the wine, indicate this to the assistant at this time.
    • After receiving the elements and blessing return to your seat following the outer path located to the outside of the pews and dispose of your used cup in the basket at each end of the front pews (close to the windows). Example: If seated on the left side of the church as facing the altar, return using the left side aisle and so on.
  • One restroom is available: the first one in the back hallway.
  • Childcare and nursery are not available.  However, a children’s Sunday School class may begin following the children’s message from the pastor.
  • Worship will last approximately 60 minutes.
  • We ask people not to attend worship if they are feeling ill, have a temperature of 100.4 degrees F or higher, have been exposed to COVID-19, or have a compromised immune system.

Our Daily Bread Casserole Deadline

Attention: The next Our Daily Bread casserole pickup will be Wednesday, May 1st at 11:30am.  Please have your casseroles placed in Salem’s freezer by this date.

Baking instructions and pans are provided in the Narthex.

Deadline for Inclusion of Items into the Next Newsletter

Please have any items you wish included in the next issue of the Salem Light newsletter sent to Glenn Deuchler in Microsoft Office format (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) or the article embedded in the body of an email.  See the church directory for Glenn’s email.

Church Council Meeting

Our Church Council will now normally meet on the first Tuesday of each month, September through June at 7:00 pm.  This meeting is at the church.  Masks are optional.