Announcements for Sunday, January 21, 2018
Prayer of Preparation
Loving God, through your Son you have called us to repent of our sin, to believe the good news, and to celebrate the coming of your kingdom. Like Christ’s first apostles, may we hear his call to discipleship, and, forsaking old ways, proclaim the gospel of new life to a broken world; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 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!
The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held immediately following the service today. Please plan on attending. We must have a quorum present or we will have to reschedule the meeting. We will make the meeting as brief as possible. Please pick up your copy of the 2017 Annual Report in the Church Entryway. (One per family, please.) –The Church Council
THE SENIOR YOUTH will meet tonight at 6:30pm in Paradise (the Senior Youth room is across from the choir room). They will also meet on Sunday, February 4th, at 6:30pm.
ECHO ARTICLES ARE DUE on Tuesday, January 23rd. Thank you!
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 let a Women’s Guild member know the month and day of the celebration.
POSITION AVAILABLE: Mary Jane Seebode has retired after 10 years of being on the leadership team for the Senior Center. Thank you to her for her years of service! That leaves a position available. If interested, please contact Becky Jones, Nancy Epperson, or Glenda Hauschild for more information.
THE BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION’S ANNUAL VALENTINE’S BANQUET is on Sunday, February 11th 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! Also, we would like to recognize all couples married 50+ years during the banquet. If you or anyone you know has been married for at least 50 years, please contact Robin Schmidt at email@example.com (812-499-5097) or Brenda Jeffries at firstname.lastname@example.org (812-430-2766).
SPECIAL MUSIC IS NEEDED FOR 2018 — There is a sign up sheet outside the church office. You can call 812-867-3142 or e-mail email@example.com. We currently have openings for February 25th, March 11th, and April 15th. Please let me know your selection and composer. Thank you!
ADULT SANCTUARY CHOIR FUNDRAISER — If you have not yet picked up your Schnucks e-script card, they are available in the choir room. Register on-line or call 1-800-931-6258 and present the card at the time of checkout. 3% of the purchase price automatically comes back to the Salem Church of Darmstadt Adult Choir Music Fund. Thanks for your help!
LOST AND FOUND — We have a silver Casio men’s watch that was left in a pew in the sanctuary at one of the church services on December 24th. We also have a gold glasses case that no one has claimed yet. Please call or visit the church office to retrieve these lost items.
CALLING ALL WOMEN IN THE CHURCH–YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER — Consider doing SOMETHING SPECIAL for yourself this year, and join the secret sisters. Just fill out a form with a bit of information regarding your likes/dislikes and especially prayer needs. Forms are available at the church entrance and on the bulletin board by the Fellowship Hall. Put in collection plate, take to the office, or give to Margi Scott by next SUNDAY JANUARY 28th. You will receive your sister’s information the next week. During the year you can buy small gifts (leave in church office), mail cards, etc so she knows you are thinking of her. MORE importantly pray for her as she has asked. Just imagine having your own special person who is praying for your needs. QUESTIONS: call Margi 812-768-5099 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SALEM CHURCH IS COLLECTING ITEMS for the Christian Life Center. The items for January are canned meat items and toothpaste. There is a collection box in the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.
NO 8:00 am or 11:30 am SERVICES DUE TO CONGREGATIONAL MEETING AFTER 10am SERVICE
THE ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held immediately following the 10:00am service on January 21st. The backup date will be January 28th. Please plan on attending if possible. We must have a quorum present or we will have to reschedule the meeting. We will make the meeting as brief as possible. There will be no…
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).
Confirmation Make Up Class
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…