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

9 am Classes for all Ages

Announcements for Sunday, September 15, 2019

Prayer of Preparation

Undaunted you seek the lost, O God, exultant you bring home the found. Touch our hearts with grateful wonder at the tenderness of your forbearing love. Grant us delight in the mercy that has found us, and bring all to rejoice at the feast of forgiveness. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. 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! 

BAHAMAS HURRICANE RELIEF OFFERING If you would like to help storm victims in the Bahamas, you may give by using the envelopes in the bulletins.  Please make checks out to Salem Church of Darmstadt, and then Salem will issue a check for the total received to the Salvation Army Relief Fund.  You can also give online at www.salemdarmstadt.org under special offerings. 

SALEM JR YOUTH “LET’S END SUMMER WITH A SPLASH” PARTY — Sunday, September 15th from 2pm-4pm at Salem Church.  Wear your swimsuit & bring a change of clothes, a towel, and your favorite squirt gun for some water fun!  We’ll also have a devotional, some songs, and an ice cream sundae bar!  You won’t want to miss it!

THE MEN’S BIBLE STUDY & BREAKFAST is Saturday, September 21st at Stoll’s Restaurant at 7:30am. 

SALEM CHURCH PICNIC— Sunday, September 22nd — Come at 4:00pm, eat at 5:00pm.  Come and enjoy food, fun, and fellowship!  We’ll have a food truck, yard games, an inflatable and scavenger hunt with prizes for the kids, and BINGO fun for all ages!  Burgers, brats, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and drinks provided.  Please bring a covered dish or dessert, along with a wrapped white elephant bingo gift labeled boy, girl, or anyone.  Can’t wait to see you there!

THE SR YOUTH WILL MEET on Sunday, September 22nd at 6:30pm.

ECHO ARTICLES ARE DUE on Monday, September 23rd.

FALL FESTIVAL – Take this wonderful opportunity to volunteer October 7-12 at the Salem Church Fall Festival Booth.  We promise you a fun filled 4 hours to socialize and work with your fellow Salem supporters.  There is a sign up sheet on the doors of the Fellowship Hall for shifts 10-2, 2-6, and 6-10. You may sign up for multiple shifts.  If you have any questions, please contact Richard Straub 812-480-4777 or John Stock 812-963-3197. Thanks for your help!

THE WOMEN’S GUILD will be making potato salad for the Fall Festival on October 7th, 9th, and 11th, and we need help peeling potatoes.  We start peeling about 7:30am.  Donations of white sugar (we are low on sugar), green, red, or yellow bell peppers would be very much appreciated.  You can leave them in the kitchen marked Fall Festival.  We would like to thank everyone in advance for your help and support! 

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 SIGN UP FOR FALL — We need special music for October 20th and November 17th.  If interested, you can sign up outside the office or call 812-867-3142.  Thank you!

SAVE THE DATE!!!  All church prayer meeting is Sunday October 20th at 6:30pm.

CHURCH WORK DAY will be held on Saturday, October 26th starting at 8:00am. We will be working outside in the morning and working inside during the afternoon.  Lunch will be provided.  Come join us!

OPERATION MAIL CALL — Consider writing a letter or making a card for Honor Flight Veterans.  The information is on the Fellowship Hall entrance bulletin board, & they are due by September 28th.

SALEM CHURCH IS COLLECTING ITEMS for the Christian Life Center.  The items for September are canned fruit items and toilet paper.  There is a collection box at the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.

JOHN THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH CHICKEN OR BEEF DINNER — 5301 Daylight Drive in Evansville — Sunday, October 13th from 10:30am – 1:00pm – Menu: Fried Chicken or beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, homemade chicken & dumplings,  homemade slaw, vegetables, dessert & drink —   Adults: $10, Children (12 and under): $5 — Carry-outs will be available — Also a Country Store with baked goods, dried dumplings, and crafts.


Senior Citizens Program

Seniors from throughout the community meet each Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Salem Church in Darmstadt. A Bible study begins at 10:00 a.m. for those who wish to participate. Others may play cards, walk indoors or out, play games or just enjoy conversation with other seniors. Lunch is served at 11:00 a.m.…

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.


A classic Protestant service accompanied by piano. This service is slightly less formal than our 10 am service but it still includes two Bible readings, sermon, unison prayers and affirmations of faith, and songs from the hymnal. The pastor wears a robe and the congregation sits in pews in a beautiful sanctuary.

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 CONTEMPORARY 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).