Announcements for Sunday, April 22, 2018
Prayer of Preparation
Almighty God, you sent Jesus, our good shepherd, to gather us together. May we not wander from his flock, but follow wherever he leads us, listening for his voice and staying near him, until we are safely in your fold, to live with you forever; through Jesus Christ our Lord, 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!
ECHO ARTICLES ARE DUE on Monday, April 23rd.
THE SENIOR YOUTH will meet on Sunday, April 29th at 6:30pm in Paradise.
THE WOMEN’S GUILD will be touring the Evansville Christian Life Center on April 24th at 9:00am. The tour will include a look into the daily operations of the clothing department, hot meal program, food co-op, and parenting rewards program. The speaker will discuss the Anti-Poverty initiative program to illustrate what is being done to help families move forward out of poverty. The staff at Evansville Christian Life Center are excited to share information on the programs that further their mission of helping families move from a state of need to their God given potential. We will meet at church at 8:15am and carpool. After the tour we will go to Friendship Diner, 834 Tutor Lane, for lunch. If you would like to join us, please call Susan Straub 812-480-8878 or Della Stock 812-963-3197.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL CHAIRPERSON — The Board of Christian Education is in search of one or more individuals who would be interested in leading our Vacation Bible School program, beginning in 2019. The program traditionally takes place over a 4 day time period in early June, and it is one Salem’s biggest outreach opportunities for the children of our church and in our community. If you enjoy working with children, this once-a-year endeavor would be an excellent opportunity for you to serve! With the support of members of the Board of Christian Education, the Chairperson chooses a theme for VBS and selects the content and activities (typically from a published curriculum) that will help provide children with 4 fun and faith-filled evenings of learning and fellowship. Also, because we have advanced notice, our new Chair(s) will have the opportunity to observe a “VBS in the making” in 2018 to help prepare them for the following year. If you are interested, please contact Rachel Day at email@example.com or (812) 760-6714. The BOCE would like to give a heartfelt thank you Kimbra Parker for her many years of time, leadership, and love organizing our VBS program. Thank you!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC on Sunday, June 3rd. We will gather at 4:00pm and eat at 5:00pm. This year we will have a bounce house and slide coming for the kids and a Kona Ice truck with frozen treats for everyone! Please bring a side dish or dessert. Burgers, brats, hot dogs, & drinks will be provided.
SALEM VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be Sunday, June 10th through Wednesday, June 13th for all children ages 3-completing 5th grade. A light meal will be served from 5:30-6:00pm, then VBS will run from 6:00-8:00pm. There are registration forms in the Fellowship Hall foyer. The theme this year is Time Lab — Discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future. You won’t want to miss it!
DERBY DINNER PLAYHOUSE DAY TRIP — Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 6th to see The Church Basement Ladies in “RISE UP O MEN,” a brand new musical featuring the men of the church and the Church Basement Ladies. More information to follow. Salem Senior Center and Harold Mann
SALEM CHURCH IS COLLECTING ITEMS for the Christian Life Center. The items for April are canned fruit and toothbrushes. There is a collection box in the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.
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…
Currently, we’re doing an in-depth study of the biblical book of beginnings, Genesis.
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…
A slightly less-traditional service, featuring gospel piano accompaniment.
Salem’s classic traditional worship service, featuring organ music and a choir. Experience worship as it has been done for generations.
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…
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).
There will be a Sr Youth meeting at 6:30 in Paradise (the room across from the choir room).