Wednesday In-person Bible Study

Salem’s weekly bible study is usually held each Wednesday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in the Narthex.

In-Person 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 in a continuous single line in front of the altar.
    • An usher will provide directions to approach the altar using the center aisle.
    • Walk toward the altar where the Pastor and an assistant will distribute the bread and wine or grape juice.
    • After receiving the bread, wine or grape juice, and blessing continue to the side of the Pastor, based on which side you sit, to the table where you will give yourself the elements and dispose of your used cup in the basket.  Note: Three kneeling rails at the sides and back of the altar are open to those who would like to kneel by the altar for a few moments. This time may be used for personal prayer and thanksgiving. When you are finished, please return to your pew after discarding the communion cup.
    • Return to your seat following the outer path located to the outside of the 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 F or higher, have been exposed to COVID-19, or have a compromised immune system.

Apple Butter Preparation

The making of this year’s apple butter will take place the Wednesday October 4th during the day.

Look for the signup sheet in the Narthex in the coming month to volunteer to setup, stir, and/or cleanup with the making process and contact or to volunteer to help with the canning process.

Children’s Sunday School

We have a fun and educational year planned, consisting of teamwork, games, prizes, laughter, get to know each other and Jesus.  Bring your kids with you to Sunday morning service.  They will be dismissed to the Sunday School classroom during the service following the children’s message.

Our Daily Bread Casserole Deadline

Attention: The next Our Daily Bread casserole pickup will be Wednesday, September 6th 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.

Fall Craft Fair & Flea Market!

Salem’s Craft Fair and flea Market is planned to be held on Saturday, October 7th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  We will have a flea market, activities for children, live music, and of course our apple butter.  Please join us for a day of fun, food and shopping!

More information about the Fair will be forthcoming.