Announcements for Sunday, August 20, 2017
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. Again, thank you for coming!
JR CHURCH, SUNDAY SCHOOL, AND CONFIRMATION CLASSES begin today!
CHOIR REHEARSAL will begin again this Wednesday, 8/23, at 6:30pm.
BIBLE MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE — Fill your mind with peace and good news! Simply pick up a Bible Memory Verse booklet in the back of the sanctuary and commit as much to memory as you can! All ages welcome! Booklets will be made available beginning August 20th and must be returned no later than November 26th. During any Sunday school class prior to November 26th, teachers will listen to participants recite what they have memorized. Participants may choose to recite the verses as they are learned, or wait and recite what they have memorized in its entirety. There is no requirement that you attend Sunday school regularly to participate. Cash prizes will be rewarded according to the number of verses memorized, including a grand prize to the participant who memorizes the most. Please contact Lori Schmitt with any questions (812.431.3300 or email@example.com). Good Luck & God Bless!
NOTE FROM THE COUNCIL — In order to keep the congregation informed, the minutes from the monthly Council meetings can now be found on the Church web site under the “More” tab (www.SalemDarmstadt.org). If you have any questions, please contact me or any Council member. Lee Slater — Council President
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP will be studying the New Testament book of Romans, beginning Tuesday night, September 12. This international, interdenominational Bible study features daily questions and weekly lesson notes for personal at-home study, as well as weekly discussion groups and an expository lecture. An introductory welcome class for those new to the program will be held Tuesday, September 5 at 6:55 pm at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. The aim is to equip men to be committed, trained leaders serving their home churches. Contact Kevin Bain at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to RSVP.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL IN AUGUST — We will be looking at biblical references to angels. I do not have any specific references selected. I hope you may have some you would like to share, or if you have questions regarding a reference we will seek together to understand it. If you have never attended the class this is a great time to start. Margi Scott
WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE THE BULLETINS ELECTRONICALLY? We send out an e-mail each Friday including the bulletins, announcements, and prayer requests (and the Salem Echo at the end of the month). If you would like to receive this, please send us an e-mail at email@example.com and we will add you to the list!
SPECIAL MUSIC is needed for 9/24, 10/15, and 11/12. Please sign up by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the church office at 812-867-3142. Also let us know the title and composer of your selection. Thank you!
SALEM CHURCH IS COLLECTING ITEMS for the Christian Life Center. The items for the month of August are canned meat items and shampoo. There is a collection box in the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS will be hosting their Northern Vanderburgh County Community Blood Drive on Sunday, September 10th from 8:30am-12:30pm. This will be held in the Centenary United Methodist Church Gymnasium located at 14340 Old State Road in Evansville. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-REDCROSS or contact Centenary UMC at 812-867-3920. Thank you!
CHICKEN SUPPER ANNOUNCEMENTS —AUGUST 26
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 Narthex for those who don’t already have a yard sign.
CHICKEN SUPPER FLYERS ARE AVAILABLE in the Narthex. 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 Jean Baresic 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. Our delicious kuchens will be available for purchase. We will receive and price donations on Saturday, August 26 only. Donna Gross is the chairperson so please contact her (812-868-0714) if you have questions or are willing to help.
RAFFLE – We are looking for 10 raffle donations of items worth $100 or more. Individuals can donate or families can get together and donate an item. Please let Steve or Jean (812-477-9650) if you plan to donate.
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.
KUCHEN ORDERS – The Country Store will be selling homemade kuchens again this year. We will be making a limited amount of kuchens, so we are asking our church members to please pre-order. This will give us a better idea of how many to make. You can place your order on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall entrance. Orders can be picked up on the day of the Chicken Supper at the Country Store. The kuchens sell for $3.50 for a cinnamon kuchen and $4.00 for a cherry or apple kuchen. Pre-orders will be taken today through August 23rd.
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. Please sign up to help or contact one of the committee members Jean and Steve Baresic (812-477-9650) and Charlie and Ann Farney (812-867-5460). This is a huge moneymaker for our church and we need lots of volunteers.
Prayer of the Day
Merciful God, kindle in our hearts the fire of your love, that we may serve you and our neighbor according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
MINISTER’S PRAYER BOOK, John W. Doberstein, ed.
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