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

9 am Classes for all Ages

Announcements for Sunday, October 14, 2018

Prayer of Preparation

Merciful God, in Jesus Christ you do not call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Draw us away from the easy road that leads to destruction, and guide us into paths that lead to life abundant, that in seeking your truth, and obeying your will, we may know the joy of being a disciple of Jesus Christ our Savior, 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!

PASTOR APPRECIATION DAY RECOGNITION (OCTOBER 14th) — The Council and congregation would like to thank Pastor David for his continued leadership, teaching, and support of our church.  As part of this appreciation, over the past few weeks, the congregation has contributed to a special offering which will be presented to Pastor David later this month.  Brad Willner, Council President

TODAY IS MEMBERSHIP SUNDAYDuring the 10:00am service, we will receive Wilma Heilman and Holly Pugh (Children: Jacob, Eli, and Isaac) as members of Salem Church. Church members are those who having received Christ as savior and Lord pledge to regularly experience and express Christ in this local gathering of believers.   Join us in the Fellowship Hall (after the 10:00am service) to Welcome our New Members with a cookies and punch reception.

THE SENIOR YOUTH will be meet tonight, October 14th at 6:30pm.

THE MEN’S BIBLE STUDY & BREAKFAST is Saturday, October 20th at Stoll’s Restaurant at 7:30am.

ECHO ARTICLES ARE DUE on Tuesday, October 23rd.

CHURCH WORK DAY will be held on Saturday, October 27th at 8:00am. There are several jobs to be done including trimming the shrubs and flowers, planting replacement shrubs that died from last winter, light painting of the handrail around the church sidewalk, and other tasks.  Come join us!

THE BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HALLOWEEN PARTY is Sunday, October 28th from 5pm-7pm in the Fellowship Hall.  They will serve terrifying tacos and ice cream from 5-6.  There will be a costume contest for the kids, and the senior youth will have a haunted museum for those brave enough to try it.  Any bagged candy donations are greatly appreciated.  There is a box outside the Fellowship Hall.  Also, please bring a canned good donation for entry to the party.  We are collecting for the Salvation Army for their Thanksgiving Dinner.  We look forward to seeing you!!

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONNAIRES — We would like to update the information and interests of everyone in the congregation, so if each adult would please fill out the enclosed questionnaire, we would really appreciate it!  There are extra copies in the narthex and in the Echo.  Please drop them in the offering plate or leave them in the church office.  Thank you!

FREE BOOKS — There are some free books on the trophy case at east end of basement corridor in the old fellowship hall.  Please take any you can use.  The remainder will be donated to Goodwill at end of October.

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 are boxes in the narthex for you to pick up 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 11th.  If you have any questions, you may call 812-867-6553 or email Kathy Day 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 located in the Fellowship Hall Entrance by Sunday, November 4th.  It is their 96th Annual Gobbler Gathering Thanksgiving food giveaway.  We are in need of 200 boxes.  Thank you!

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVERS – If you would like to donate special bulletin covers in honor of, in celebration of, or in memory of a loved one, please sign up on the clipboard located in the narthex.  Since your total will depend on the number of bulletins donated, we will send you a bill.  Please sign up today!

SPECIAL MUSIC IS NEEDED FOR 2018 — There is a sign up sheet outside the church office, or you can call 812-867-3142 or e-mail salemdarmstadt@gmail.com.  We currently have an opening for November 25th.  Please let me know your instrument, selection, and composer.  Thank you!

SALEM CHURCH IS COLLECTING ITEMS for the Christian Life Center.  The items for the month of October are cold cereal and bar soap.  There is a collection box at the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.  Thank you!



A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all that suffered through the heat to work at the Fall Festival Booth.  Salem has a wonderful, dedicated group of volunteers that work very well together and adapt to change well!  We certainly appreciate the people that volunteered on a daily basis to keep the booth on track and to those who chose to work more than one shift!  The early morning Monday, Wednesday, Friday crew did a wonderful job making 550 pounds of potatoes into the Award Winning Salem German Potato Salad.  A special thank you to Joe Gish who does a tremendous job of restocking the booth at 5:30 in the morning with food and supplies.

A truly heartfelt thanks to all who participated and donated items and time to make this year’s booth one of the best ever.  Please continue to give us feedback and suggestions to make the 2019 Fall Festival Booth even better! Mark your calendars now to volunteer October 7-12, 2019.

From the Stock’s and the Straub’s


The guest musician on October 7th, World Communion Sunday, was Beth Vance.  Beth and her husband Paul reside in Birdseye, IN and are owners of Hometown Music in Huntingburg.  Beth teaches piano and plays at Immanuel Lutheran Church (Evansville) on a rotating basis.  We appreciate Beth for sharing her talent.  We appreciate Paul for singing in the choir.  Gloria Elder, Sanctuary Choir Director


Around the community. . .

ELBERFELD VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT FISH AND CHICKEN FRY will be held on  Saturday, October 20th from 4:00pm-7:00pm.  Fried Fish and/or Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Drinks (Iced Tea or Lemonade), and a Homemade Dessert.  $12.00 per Adult Plate, Children’s Meals $5.  Carry-outs available at the adult price.  Come join us!

ZION UCC ANNUAL FALL SUPPER, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 4:00pm-6:30pm –Turkey, dressing, corn, green beans, noodles, potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, pie or cake, and       beverage.  Adults $10, Children $5, ages 5 & under FREE.  Carry-outs available at adult price only.  The church is located at Second and Elm Streets in Elberfeld.









































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.

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.

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).