Announcements for Sunday, August 12, 2018
Prayer of Preparation
O God, by your power may we, with all the saints, comprehend the breadth and length and height and depth of the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that we may be filled with your fullness. Amen.
Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook, © 2004, CRC Publications.
WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE! Is this your first time at Salem? If so, welcome. We’re so glad to have you with us. Following the service, we will be having a social time in the Fellowship Hall, including ice cream and a “sundae” bar. 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. Thank you so much for coming!
THE CHURCH COUNCIL will meet on Monday, August 13th at 6:00pm.
THE MEN’S BIBLE STUDY & BREAKFAST is Saturday, August 18th at Stoll’s Restaurant at 7:30am.
JR CHURCH AND SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin on Sunday, August 19th.
CONFIRMATION KICK-OFF is Sunday, August 19th. Confirmation classes will begin for 7th and 8th grade students. Letters with more information and registration forms will be mailed to all 7th grade students shortly.
CHOIR PRACTICE WILL BEGIN again on Wednesday, August 22nd at 6:30pm.
IT’S ALMOST CHOIR TIME! Salem “Back to Choir” Meal is on Wednesday, August 15th at 6:30pm at Reed and Lori Schmitt’s House. Please bring a casserole, salad, and/or dessert for the annual carry-in pot luck get together. All choir members (previous, present, and new) and their families are invited. Please RSVP to Lori Schmitt if you are going to attend — 812-431-3300. Come join the choir! Come sing with us!
ONLINE GIVING IS NOW AVAILABLE! If you are interested, please pick up a green flyer on the table in the narthex or Fellowship Hall. It contains instructions, as well as the benefits of online giving. Please call the office at 812-867-3142 if you have any questions.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP will return to the Old Testament this year, with a study called People of the Promised Land, beginning Tuesday night, September 11 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. This international, interdenominational Bible study features daily questions for solo study, weekly discussion groups, a live lecture on the passage, and next-level notes from scholars. An introductory welcome class for those new to the program will be held Tuesday, September 4 at 6:55 pm at Eastminster. The aim is to equip men to apply what they’re learning, becoming committed, trained leaders serving their home churches. Contact Kevin Bain at email@example.com with questions or to RSVP.
SPECIAL MUSIC is needed August 26th. There is a sign up sheet outside of the office. Or you can sign up by calling the office at 812-867-3142 or sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know the title and composer of your selection and the date you would like to perform. Thanks for sharing your talent!
SALEM CHURCH IS COLLECTING ITEMS for the Christian Life Center. The items for August are canned meat items and shampoo. There is a collection box in the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.
SAVE THE DATE! THE SALEM ANNUAL CHICKEN SUPPER is Saturday, August 25th from 4pm-7pm. The menu consists of fried chicken or ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, dumplings, green beans, coleslaw, desserts, and drinks. Live music will be provided by Shelby Lynn. Carry-outs are available. We will also have a country market with garden vegetables, homemade breads, cakes, pies, cookies, and much more. You don’t want to miss it!
NEW DATES FOR THE CHICKEN SUPPER SIGNS ARE AVAILABLE TO BE PICKED UP – If you have a yard sign from prior years, new date numbers are available to be picked up in the church Narthex and at the Fellowship Hall Entrance. We also have signs available in the Fellowship Hall Entrance for those who don’t already have a yard sign.
CHICKEN SUPPER FLYERS ARE AVAILABLE in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall entrance. If you know of a spot where you can advertise the Chicken Supper, please pick one up and post it.
CHICKEN SUPPER TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE now. Please see Karen Emerson (812-774-0777) or Randy Freeman (812-449-2026) to purchase tickets before the dinner. Tickets to the dinner make a great gift to say thank you to someone, get a new face to come to the dinner, or just invite your friends that might not come without enticing.
CHICKEN SUPPER COUNTRY MARKET – The Country Market will need donations of garden vegetables, homemade breads, cakes, pies and cookies. Aprons, potholders, and new fall decorations are also welcome. We will receive and price donations on Saturday, August 25th only. Donna Gross is the chairperson, so please contact her (812-868-0714) if you have questions or are willing to help.
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DESSERT DONATIONS FOR THE CHICKEN SUPPER – As has been the practice over the past few years, we will not be contacting you directly for dessert donations to be served at this year’s Chicken Supper. We usually serve about 1100 dinners and we ran a bit short last year. Therefore, we are asking each family to please consider donating a cake and/or pies. Sugar-free Desserts are needed as well.
WE WILL NOT BE DOING KUCHENS THIS YEAR – Instead, we are asking that in addition to desserts brought in for the meal, we ask for everyone to bring something for the Country Store—crafts, baked goods, plants, etc.
DONATIONS OF FLOUR, GRANULATED SUGAR, BROWN SUGAR, EGGS AND BUTTER ARE NEEDED FOR THE CHICKEN SUPPER OR CASH WILL ALWAYS BE ACCEPTED-There is a tote box in the kitchen marked “CHICKEN SUPPER” – please place your donations there and thank you for your support.
LOOKING FOR A JOB – There is a list of work opportunities on the Fellowship Hall doors. If you’ve volunteered before, please look for your name and check mark it if you can do the same job again. If you’d like to volunteer, please look for empty spaces & sign up. You can also contact one of the committee members — Karen Emerson (812-774-0777) or Randy Freeman (812-449-2026). This is a huge moneymaker for our church and we need lots of volunteers. Thank you for your support!
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