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

9 am Classes for all Ages

Announcements for Sunday, March 17, 2019

Prayer of Preparation

God of mercy, you are full of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in mercy, and always ready to forgive. Grant us grace to renounce all evil and to cling to Christ, that in every way we may prove to be your loving children; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one 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!

THE SR YOUTH will meet tonight, March 17th at 6:30pm.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR SPECIAL LENTEN BIBLE STUDIES every Tuesday night until Palm Sunday.  Pastor David will be leading the class which will meet in the adult Sunday school room from 6:30pm-7:30pm. 

ARTICLES ARE DUE on Monday, March 25th.

EASTER EGG AND SCAVENGER HUNTSThe Junior Youth will have their Annual Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunts on Sunday, April 14th at 1:00pm.  All children are welcome!  The Junior Youth is asking for candy donations for the annual Easter Egg Hunt.  Please label and leave all donated candy in the kitchen or give it to Susan English or Holly Pugh by April 7th.

SALEM CHURCH WILL BE HOSTING THE LAND OF LAKES CHOIRBOYS on June 29th & 30th.  The choir consists of boys ages 8-18 and a total of 26 in the group.  We are currently looking for housing for the boys (minimum 2 boys per house) so a maximum of 13 sponsor families.  Their program is scheduled for 7:00pm Saturday evening.  They will also provide special music on Sunday morning at the 10:00am service.  The choir is in their 43rd season.  They have performed in all 50 states as well as Canada, Austria, France, Germany, Iceland and Australia. They have also performed at St. Ben’s here in Evansville.  If you would like further information about the choir their website is lolcb.org.  If you would like to host some boys or have questions please contact Stew or Ann Hall (812-449-3651) annhall401@gmail.com, Eldon Scott (812-768-5099) oldcoots2@yahoo.com, or Elaine Daniels (812-455-2605) elainedaniels1@outlook.com.  We are looking forward to this exciting performance.

VIDEO OPERATORS NEEDED —If you are interested in helping with the church service video recordings, please contact Brad Willner at 812-746-8344 or bgwillner@gmail.com.  There will be a training session today after the 10am service.

POSITION AVAILABLE:  Brandon Buck is stepping down as music leader of the 11:30am contemporary worship service.  Thank you to him for his years of service!  That leaves a position available. The ability to play an instrument is desirable but not absolutely necessary. We have the capacity to play music accompaniment through a new electronic device. Please contact Eldon Scott (812-768-5099) or Elaine Daniels (812-455-2605) if you are interested or Pastor David (812-867-3142) if you have questions about the music format.

THIS WILL BE OUR FINAL WEEK TAKING PICTURES for the new church directory.  If you have not had your picture taken, we will be here today in the Fellowship Hall from 8:45am-11:30am.  You can also email good quality pictures to the church office at salemdarmstadt@gmail.com.

SAVE THE DATE — The Smoked Pork & Smoked Chicken Dinner will be Saturday, May 4th.  Linda Thomas, Kristi Wilzbacher, and Lee Slater will be chairing the dinner this year and will be reaching out to all who have been involved in the past to help support this event.

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRAYER TEAM:  Our desire is to pray for your needs.  In an effort to be sure we are doing this in the most effective way, we need your help.  In the future we will leave names on the list for a period of 3 months.  (All names on the current list will remain for a three month period.)  After this time the name will be removed.  If you desire to have your name relisted, please call the church office.  In addition, it would be helpful if you notified the office of any changes you wish listed in the  bulletin. Any member of the prayer team would also be glad to hear from you if there are details you would wish us to know that are too lengthy for the bulletin. 

SALEM CHURCH T-SHIRTS – We would like to offer church members and friends an opportunity to order Salem t-shirts.  Please fill out the form, and you can put it in the offering plate, leave it in the church office, or get it to Dee Ann Johnson, Lynne Washburne, or Holly Pugh.  We ask that you turn in the order form no later than Sunday, March 31st so we can have the shirts ready in time for the Smoked Pork/Smoked Chicken Dinner on May 4th.  Please see the design below for the front & back of the shirt, and shirts should be $7.50 or less, with 2XL and up costing a bit more.  These shirts help us spread the word about our church, encourage fellowship and unity, and they make great presents!

SPECIAL MUSIC IS NEEDED FOR 2019 — There is a sign up sheet outside the church office or you can email salemdarmstadt@gmail.com or call the office at 812-867-3142.  We currently have openings for April 28th and May 26th.  Please let me know your selection and composer.  Thank you!

SALEM CHURCH IS COLLECTING ITEMS for the Christian Life Center.  The items for March are canned ravioli/beef-a-roni items and stick deoderant.  There is a collection box at the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.




Lenten Bible Study

PLEASE JOIN US FOR SPECIAL LENTEN BIBLE STUDIES starting Tuesday, March 12th.  Our class will meet in the adult Sunday school room from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  Pastor David will be leading the 5 session study every Tuesday night until Palm Sunday.  

Senior Citizens Program

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…

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.

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 ALTERNATIVE 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).