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Announcements for Sunday, November 10, 2019

Prayer of Preparation

O God, your blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of evil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life. Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Reprinted by permission from Book of Common Worship, © 1993 Westminster/John Knox Press.

WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE—Is this your first time at Salem?  If so, welcome. We’re so glad to have you with us.  If you’d like for us to get to know you better you can use a connection card located in the seat pocket in front of you and drop it in the offering plate later in the service. Also, be sure to stop at the narthex on your way out for a gift from us. Thank you for coming! 

TODAY’S SPECIAL BULLETINS are given by Connie Waters in honor of the Veterans in her life; her Dad, Ronald Barton; brother, Randy Barton; husband, David Waters; and son, Randy Waters.     

TODAY IS VETERAN’S SUNDAY.  This year we are taking up a special offering to be given to the local American Legion Funkhouser Post #8.  The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans. There will be special offering envelopes in the bulletin; checks or online gifts should be made to Salem and one check for the total donation presented to them later in November. 

THE SR YOUTH will meet tonight at 6:30pm, and again on Sunday, November 24th at 6:30pm.

THE CHURCH COUNCIL will meet on Monday, November 11th at 6:00pm.

THE MEN’S BIBLE STUDY & BREAKFAST is Saturday, November 16th at Stoll’s Restaurant at 7:30am. 

JR YOUTH THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION — On Thanksgiving Day if you want to be HAPPY give something away!  Come to the Junior Youth Thanksgiving Celebration on Sunday, November 17th after the 10am church service in the Fellowship Hall to make a craft for our Christmas shut ins, play in the big gym, and enjoy pizza.  We look forward to seeing you all!

ECHO ARTICLES ARE DUE on Monday, November 18th.

ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING – Salem’s annual budget meeting is planned for Sunday, November 24th following the 10:00am service. There will be no 8:00am service or 11:30am service that Sunday to encourage member attendance at the meeting.  Should there be a reason Church services are not possible on the 24th or there is not a quorum, the budget meeting will be on December 8th.   Copies of the budget are available in the Narthex.

HOW THE GRINCH FOUND THE CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS — For the next 6 weeks our children will be hard at work to bring you a message of redemption and hope this Christmas. Please join us in the gym on December 15th at 10 a.m. to support our kids and share in the blessings of this wonderful season.  The Children have begun play practice and will continue each Sunday until 12/8. We will also practice with the whole cast on Saturday, December 14th at 10 a.m.

ADVENT BIBLE STUDY – Join us each Tuesday in the weeks leading up to Christmas beginning December 3rd, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, in the adult Sunday school room.  Pastor David will be leading a 3 session in-depth study of the Christmas story in Luke.

2020 TITHING ENVELOPES are ready to be picked up in the Narthex.  If you use the Vanco online giving regularly or requested not to receive envelopes, there will not be a box for you to pick up.  If you need envelopes and there are not any for you, please call the church office.  We ordered some extra  boxes and can get one to you.  We are saving money by not mailing them, and also the hassle of having so many boxes destroyed in transit.  Thank you.  Lori, Accounting

FROM THE PASTORAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE:  Each December we meet with Pastor David.  At that time we share with him any compliments or any suggestions we have been given by those who attend our church. We will include your name when we meet or your comments may remain anonymous.  Please let us know your comments by the end of November.  This is also a time when Pastor David can tell us of things he feels would be an addition to the life of the church.  We regard this meeting as one where we can share your ideas and receive any requests from Pastor David.  In this way, we can encourage each other as we all strive to glorify God by our work in our church.  Thank you, Margi Scott oldcoots2@ yahoo.com or 812-457-2958; Sharon Fesmire safesmire@twc.com or 812-476-3171; Warren Hill mwpxports@msn.com or 812-319-4090.

BLESSING FAMILIES THIS CHRISTMAS!  This Christmas season the Evangelism Committee will be sponsoring our community families. The committee will be collecting donations from the congregation with special envelopes (located in the pews) this Sunday through Sunday, November 24th.  You can also mark your donation as “Christmas Family Adoption” if a special envelope is not available, but please use a special envelope if possible. All donations will be used to purchase gifts to bless these families at Christmas.  We appreciate your consideration as we use this opportunity for community outreach and sharing in the blessings God has provided to us.

POSITION AVAILABLE:  Mary Farney is retiring after many years of taking care of the flower ministry for the church.  Thank you to her for her years of service!  That leaves a position available.  If you are interested, please call the church office at 812-867-3142.

WOMEN’S GUILD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM — The Women’s Guild invite all women of the church to our Annual Christmas Program and luncheon on Tuesday, December 3rd at 10:30am.  We have invited the women of 10 neighboring churches to be our guest.  Please come and bring a vegetable or salad and a dessert.  The Guild is furnishing the meat, potatoes, and drinks.  We look forward to seeing you!  If you plan to attend, please sign your name on the list located in the Fellowship Hall lobby.

WANT TO GET IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT?  Join us Saturday, December 7th at 9:00am to go Christmas caroling to our shut-ins.  Everyone is invited to join us.  A bus and a light lunch along with a lot of fun will be provided!

PAINTING WITH A TWIST — Ready for a fun night out?  Join us on Tuesday, December 10th from 6-8pm to make a holiday themed painting.  The cost is $35 which covers the teacher fee and supplies.  Light refreshments will be served.  We need at least 8 people to participate, so feel free to invite a friend or your teenager!  RSVP by December 3rd to Karen Emerson Agee — 812-774-0777.

POINSETTIAS — The Women’s Guild is giving you the opportunity to purchase a poinsettia to be placed at the front of the church during the advent season in honor, in memory, or in celebration of a loved one.  Forms may be either mailed to the church or placed in the offering plate by Sunday, November 17th.

MEMBERSHIP SUNDAY—Our next Membership Sunday is coming up in the next few months.  We invite all those considering church membership to contact the church office or you may contact Pastor David directly.  His e-mail address is salempastor@gmail.com.

SALEM CHURCH IS COLLECTING ITEMS for the Christian Life Center.  The items for November are canned soups and shampoo.  There is a collection box at the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – It is that time of year again and I would ask that each and every one of you would pray about putting a shoebox together for a needy child.  This is a wonderful mission and it is easy and fun to do!  There will be brochures in the narthex for you to pick up, which give detailed instructions on how to pack your shoe box, and don’t forget to also pick up your FREE box to put your items in.  Please note: they have excluded food, candy, toothpaste, or any type of liquid due to the federal regulations.  Please include $9.00 for shipping costs for each box you do (or you can pay the postage on-line and track your shoebox).  Please leave your shoebox by the choir room (there will be a table). The last Sunday for collection of the shoeboxes will be Sunday, November 17th.  If you have any questions, call Kathy Day at 812-568-6443 or email her at kdtooth@aol.com.

EVANSVILLE RESCUE MISSION– We are collecting boxed stuffing mix (like Stove Top) for ERM’s Thanksgiving baskets.  Please drop your donations off on the table that will be located in the Fellowship Hall Entrance by Sunday, November 17th.  It is their 97th Annual Gobbler Gathering Thanksgiving food giveaway.  We are in need of 200 boxes.  Thank you!

BOXES FOR OUR SERVICEMEN – The Women’s Guild will again be sending boxes to our servicemen for Christmas.  We will also be delivering cookies to our shut-ins on Saturday,  December 7th.  We are in need of cookies and ask them to be brought to the kitchen on or   before Thursday, December 5th.  Please mark the containers for “shut-ins” or “servicemen”.  Thank you!


Senior Citizens Program

Seniors from throughout the community meet each Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Salem Church in Darmstadt. A Bible study begins at 10:00 a.m. for those who wish to participate. Others may play cards, walk indoors or out, play games or just enjoy conversation with other seniors. Lunch is served at 11:00 a.m.…

Pastor’s Bible Study

Currently, we’re doing an in-depth study of the biblical book of beginnings, Genesis.

Prayer Group

You are invited to the join the group at any time simply by coming to the church at 6:30 pm on Wednesday.  We meet in the adult Sunday School room, downstairs in the old Salem parish hall. The Wednesday prayer group meets every week to pray for the needs of the church and all the…

10 am TRADITIONAL Service

Salem’s classic traditional worship service, featuring organ music and a choir. Experience worship as it has been done for generations.


A classic Protestant service accompanied by piano. This service is slightly less formal than our 10 am service but it still includes two Bible readings, sermon, unison prayers and affirmations of faith, and songs from the hymnal. The pastor wears a robe and the congregation sits in pews in a beautiful sanctuary.

9 am Sunday School Classes – All Ages

Sunday school classes are available for all ages from Toddler (ages 2-3) through Adult. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 9:45 a.m.  Each classroom follows a Bible-based curriculum specifically geared for that age group. Safe Church Policy Salem has instituted a safe church policy in order to create a safe environment in…