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YouTube Inspirational Music Videos

The following are inspirational YouTube music videos that were included in Pastor Betty Lou’s “Daily Devotion” emails sent to our Salem Lutheran congregation during this pandemic. Listen to them for comfort and hope during these trying times. There will be a day when we all will be able to return to our church building for services.

Patiently Enduring ** God Is Generous In Giving

Lord of the Dance ** My Defense

Wisdom Song ** In Christ Alone

A Soldier’s King ** Build My Life

Give Thanks ** If Not Now

He Will Hold Me Fast ** ABOVE ALL

Open My Eyes That I May See ** The Lord Bless You and Keep You

I Am Not Alone ** Beautiful Savior

The Nature of God ** Lord, Speak to Me

Live Like That ** The More I Seek You

Dear Younger Me ** Perfect Peace

In The Garden ** Every Promise of Your Word

Diamonds ** How Great Thou Art

Leaning On The Everlasting Arms ** 10 Men in Concert

All We Like Sheep ** Love In Any Language

Back to God ** Bridge Over Troubled Water

It’s Always Love ** Tell Your Heart To Beat Again

Greater ** The Potters Hand Worship Video

Bless The Broken Road ** On the Wings of a Dove

You Promised ** O Day Full of Grace

10,000 Reasons ** Make My Heart Your Dwelling Place

Still In Control ** Christ be Our Light

God Who Moves The Mountains ** Knowing You

I Will Cast All My Cares Upon You ** On Christ the Solid Rock

Smile ** Father, Son, Spirit

Wonderful, Merciful Savior ** Create in Me a Clean Heart Oh God

You Do Not Walk Alone ** On Eagle’s Wings

I Choose Christ ** What a Wonderful World

The Hawaii Blessing ** Virtual “America The Beautiful”

Days of Elijah ** Praise to the Lord Almighty

In His Time ** Will You Come and Follow Me

Sometimes It Takes A Storm ** Perfect Peace

O Wondrous Love ** Lord, Prepare Me to be a Sanctuary

It Is Well with My Soul ** I Know The Plans

Open the Eyes of My Heart ** Who Am I

Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God ** Shout To The Lord

When Life Gets Broken ** Create In Me A Clean Heart

Only Jesus ** You Raise Me Up

Savior Like A Shepherd Lead Us ** You Are My Hiding Place

Blessings ** Perfect Wisdom of Our God

God Will Make a Way ** Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

Make Me a Servant ** Lead Me Lord

God Hears Our Prayers ** If God

The God Who Stays ** Let Go

Living Hope ** My Eyes are Fixed on You

The Change in Me ** When We Pray

Speak to Me ** Cornerstone – Hillsong Live 2012

Through My Father’s Eyes ** I Will Trust in You

Cry of the Broken ** Joy of the Lord

You Can Do This Hard Thing ** God of All My Days

Tears ** Power of Your Love

Turn! Turn! Turn! ** Thy Word

God Delights in You ** Waymaker

I Get on My Knees ** Grace

Word of God Speak ** Light Of The World

YouTube Salem Worship Services

During this time of social distancing and suspension of Sunday services at Salem due to the COVID-19 proliferation, Pastor Betty Lou will be providing services via YouTube videos. Click on the links below to view video worship services. Service programs are emailed prior to the video availability to those who provided their email address to the church or Pastor Betty Lou. You may also click the program link to the right of each worship service.

March 15, 2020 SLC Worship Service ******March 15, 2020 Program

March 18, 2020 SLC Lenten Service ******March 18, 2020 Program

March 22, 2020 SLC Worship Service ******March 22, 2020 Program

March 25, 2020 SLC Lenten Service ******March 25, 2020 Program

March 29, 2020 SLC Worship Service ******March 29 2020 Program

April 1, 2020 SLC Lenten Service ******April 1, 2020 Program

April 5, 2020 Palm Sunday Worship Service******April 5, 2020 Program

April 9, 2020 Maundy Thursday Service ******April 9, 2020 Program

April 10, 2020 Good Friday Service ******April 10, 2020 Program/Labyrinth

April 11, 2020 Easter Vigil Service ******April 11, 2020 Program

April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday Service ******April 12, 2020 Program

April 19, 2020 2nd Sunday of Easter Service ******April 19, 2020 Program

April 26, 2020 3rd Sunday of Easter Service ******April 26, 2020 Program

May 3, 2020 4th Sunday of Easter Service ******May 3, 2020 Program

May 10, 2020 5th Sunday of Easter Service ******May 10, 2020 Program

May 17, 2020 6th Sunday of Easter Service ******May 17, 2020 Program

May 24, 2020 7th Sunday of Easter Service ******May 24, 2020 Program

May 31, 2020 Pentecost Sunday Service ******May 31, 2020 Program

June 7,2020 Holy Trinity Sunday Service ******June 7, 2020 Program

June 14, 2020 2nd Sunday After Pentecost Service ****** June 14, 2020 Program

June 21, 2020 Father’s Day Sunday Service ******June 21, 2020 Program

June 28, 2020 4th Sunday After Pentecost Service ******June 28. 2020 Program

July 5, 2020 5th Sunday After Pentecost Service ******July 5, 2020 Program

July 12, 2020 6th Sunday After Pentecost Service ******July 12, 2020 Program

July 19, 2020 7th Sunday After Pentecost Service ******July 19, 2020 Program

July 26, 2020 8th Sunday After Pentecost Service ******July 26, 2020 Program

August 2, 2020 9th Sunday After Pentecost Service ******August 2, 2020 Program

COVID-19 Coronavirus

Click on COVID-19 link to see Pastor Betty Lou’s message to Salem.

Click on the additional links below for more info from the government.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland Department of Health

World Health Organization

Ash Wednesday Anthem

Members of Salem’s adult choir presented the anthem at the 2020 ecumenical Ash Wednesday service at the Norrisville United Methodist Church. Pastor Betty Lou also participated in the service along with other ecumenical church leaders.

Welcome Cathy Hoefler, Interim Organist/Choir Director!

Salem’s interim organist and choir director.

2019 Salem Craft Fair & Flea Market

On October 5th, Salem Lutheran Church sponsored their annual Craft Fair and Flea Market. There were flea items, crafts and baked goods to purchase along with children activities and food to enjoy. This is an annual event usually held the first Saturday in October. Come early next year to enjoy everything there is to offer.

Apple Butter Preparations
Craft Tables
Baked Goods Table

Salem Church Feeds Homeless People from Harford County Shelter

On March 10th, members of our congregation provided a dinner for a group of homeless people from the Harford County Shelter.  We met at the Norrisville Methodist Church Social Hall and prepared the meal there.  The folks really seemed to enjoy the hot meal and the company.  These are  photos of the group saying cheese in the kitchen after preparing the dinner. 

Annual Ladies Tea at Salem Church

Poppins Party Invite    Please come and join us at our annual ladies tea in the Rainbow Room at Salem Church on May 7th at noon.  It will be a Mary Poppins theme.  Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children.  Rumor has it that Mary Poppins herself may drop in to visit us!!!

Meet Our New Synod Bishop Bill Gohl

Rev. Gohl was elected as our new Synod Bishop on June 4th of this year, and installed into Office at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick, MD on October 9 by Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.

Education:  He has a BA from Gettysburg College and a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.  He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

Congregations:       Peace Lutheran in Glen Burnie  2000-2007, Epiphany Lutheran in Baltimore 2007-2016

Family:    Married to Arwyn Gohl of Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Baltimore.  Children  Saliese age 16, David age 15, Andrew age 13 and Joyanne age 8.

Most Joyful Parts of Ministry:  Working with small groups of disciples in areas needing renewal and revival of ministries.   Celebrating the gift of baptism for children and young adults

Synod’s Greatest Strengths:   Strong Council Leadership, “Vision 2018”, Campus ministries, Lutheran Community Services, youth and family ministries,

Synod’s Challenges:    Congregational Health, fostering a sense of connection with our synod at large and ELCA.

Plans for First 100 Days in Office:    Shape 2017 agenda from planned visits with rostered leaders in the 11 conferences, October retreats with Synod Council, deans and rostered leaders, November calls for new staff leadership.

Bishop Gohl will be preaching at a workshop series on November 5th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, MD.  The theme for this Saturday event is “Disciples Together”  Please come join with neighboring ELCA congregants to hear Bishop Gohl and participate in two of four offered workshops.

El Salvador Mission Trips

Lynn Larsen from our congregation has participated in two mission trips to El Salvador in 2014 and one each in 2015 and 2016.

In February 2014, 2015 and 2016, he served with others from around the USA as a volunteer for Eye Care International.  A Facebook link to that organization is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eye-Care-International-El-Salvador/163391223765260.  The website is http://www.eyecarint.org.

Photos, left to right:  top row – Fitting prescription glasses, optician examination, Lynn with a near-vision screening patient; bottom row –  distance vision screening, registration line, cataract surgery.

In August 2014, he joined a delegation from the Metro-DC Synod on its “Accompaniment” journey to El Salvador to visit and worship with sister congregations in that country.  The Lutheran Church in El Salvador is a sister synod to the Metro-DC Synod.  The visit included participation with three other ELCA synods and congregations throughout El Salvador in an annual procession and ceremony to celebrate the anniversary (28th) of the Lutheran Church in El Salvador as a national church.  The delegation published a blog about their trip:  http://2014metrodcelsalvadormissiontrip.blogspot.com.

Photos:  top row left to right – chapel altar where Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated in 1980, chapel at the Univ. of Central Am. (UCA)  dedicated to Oscar Romero and near to the UCA residence where the 6 Jesuit priests were assassinated in 1989, youth group at one church we visited (Iglesia de Rios de Agua Viva); bottom – our delegation in the procession celebrating the 28th anniversary of the El Salvador Lutheran Church as a national body.

The featured image for this post is a worship service at Iglesia Nueva Esperanza.  Our delegation was seated on the porch of a congregation leader’s house, and the the local congregation was seated in the sunshine in the yard.