8 am EARLY WORSHIP Service
10 am TRADITIONAL Service
11:30 am ALTERNATIVE Service

9 am Classes for all Ages

Announcements for Sunday, February 17, 2019

Prayer of Preparation

Almighty God, you gave the law to guide our lives. May we never shrink from your commandments, but, as we are taught by your Son Jesus, fulfill the law in perfect love; through Christ our Lord and Master, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 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!

2019 BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION INSTALLATIONToday we will install our 2019 Board of Christian Education officers in the 10:00am service.  They are:

President:  Rachel Day        Secretary:  Tina Dyal      Treasurer:  Denise Peyronnin 

Other members:  Brenda Jeffries, Sue Peterson, Robin Schmidt, Lauren Baumgart, Bethany Harper, and Holly Pugh

THE BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION’S ANNUAL VALENTINE’S BANQUET is TODAY immediately following the 10:00am service in the Fellowship Hall.  We invite all to attend and will be having a free will offering.  This is the BOCE’s only fundraiser so please come out to support the church’s youth.  Farney’s fried chicken and fixings will be served along with some delicious desserts!

WE WILL BE TAKING PICTURES  for a new church directory during the Valentine’s Banquet.  Since church members are taking the pictures this time, there will be no pressure to buy anything.  In fact, we can email you the pictures if you are interested.  We will also have copies of the tentative directory at our picture taking station, so please check to make sure all the information is correct for you and your family members.  We will be taking both individual and family shots.  If you will not be staying for the dinner, we will also be in the Fellowship Hall from 8:45am-10:00am this morning to take pictures as well.  Any questions, please email the church office at salemdarmstadt@gmail.com or call 812-867-3142.

SALEM CHURCH T-SHIRTS – We would like to offer church members and friends an opportunity to order Salem t-shirts.  If you are interested in ordering shirts, we will have order forms at the picture taking station and in the narthex.  You can put it in the offering plate, leave it in the church office, or get it to Dee Ann Johnson, Lynne Washburne, or Holly Pugh.  We will also put the form in the bulletins and Echo, and we ask that you turn in the order form no later than Sunday, March 31st so we can have the shirts ready in time for the Smoked Pork/Smoked Chicken Dinner on May 4th.  We are still working on the design and price (should be under $8 per shirt), and we’ll let you know more details as soon as we can.  These shirts help us spread the word about our church, encourage fellowship and unity, and they make great presents!

THE SR YOUTH will meet tonight, March 17th from 6:30pm-8:00pm.  They will also meet on Sunday, March 3rd from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED on February 18th for President’s Day.

ECHO ARTICLES ARE DUE on Wednesday, February 20th.

POSITION AVAILABLE:  Brandon Buck is stepping down as music leader of the 11:30 am contemporary worship service.  Thank you to him for his years of service!  That leaves a position available. The ability to play an instrument is desirable but not absolutely necessary. We have the capacity to play music accompaniment through a new electronic device. Please contact Eldon Scott (812-768-5099) or Elaine Daniels (812-455-2605) if you are interested or Pastor David (812-867-3142) if you have questions about the music format.

MEMBERSHIP SUNDAY—Our next Membership Sunday is coming up on March 10th.  We invite all those considering church membership to contact the church office to set up an appointment with Pastor David or you may contact him directly.  Pastor David’s email address is salempastor@gmail.com.

THE WOMEN’S GUILD WOULD LIKE TO HONOR those who are celebrating a 50th Wedding Anniversary and those who will have a 90th Birthday in the coming year with a flower or fruit arrangement.  Please email the church office at salemdarmstadt@gmail.com or let a Women’s Guild member know the month and day of the celebration.

SPECIAL MUSIC IS NEEDED FOR 2019 — There is a sign up sheet outside the church office or you can e-mail salemdarmstadt@gmail.com or call the office at 812-867-3142.  We currently have openings for March 17th, April 28th, and May 26th.  Please let me know your selection and composer. 

SALEM CHURCH IS COLLECTING ITEMS for the Christian Life Center.  The items for February are spaghetti sauce and pasta.  There is a collection box at the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.




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.

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…

11:30 am ALTERNATIVE Service

An interactive and collaborative service featuring a worship band, a conversational message, member sharing, coffee, cookies and a very informal atmosphere. Meets in the Salem Fellowship Hall (Gym).

Senior Citizens Program

Seniors from throughout the community meet each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the Salem Fellowship Hall. The program begins with a chair exercise group beginning at 9:00 a.m. The exercises are geared for the senior population and are set to be done at your own pace. No special equipment is needed. At…

Pastor’s Bible Study

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