Community Thanksgiving Eve Service

Starts: November 22, 2023 at 2:00 am
Ends: November 22, 2023 at 3:00 am

On Wednesday, November 22nd at 2:00pm a community service will be hosted at Salem Lutheran Church.

  • 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.
  • 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.