Announcements for Sunday, May 19, 2019
Prayer of Preparation
O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Lutheran Service Book
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!
JUNIOR CHURCH—Our Junior Church program will be taking it’s break for the summer. Today is the last Sunday that Junior Church will be offered until Sunday, August 11th. See you then!
SUNDAY SCHOOL BREAK/CAMP SALEM: Today is the last day of Sunday School prior to Summer break. We have once again reached out to families for their input, and due to very low expected attendance we will not be holding Camp Salem this Summer. We are so thankful to the families that responded to our survey, and we promise to continue asking for input from you each year to help make decisions about our Summer curriculum. Regular Sunday School classes will resume on August 18th. As a reminder, Vacation Bible School will be running from June 9th – 12th, and we encourage all of Salem’s kids (and their family and their friends!) to attend. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rachel Day.
ECHO ARTICLES ARE DUE on Wednesday, May 22nd.
THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.
OLD TOWELS NEEDED — The custodians are looking for some old towels they can use for cleaning rags. If you have any, please leave them in the Fellowship Hall kitchen. Thank you!
SPECIAL MUSIC is needed beginning June 16th until August 25th. You can sign up by calling the office at 812-867-3142, sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign up on the sheet outside the church office. Please let us know the title and composer of your selection and the date you would like to perform. Thank you for sharing your talent!
OUR DAILY BREAD for June, July, and August is available to be picked up in the Narthex.
SALEM VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be Sunday, June 9th through Wednesday, June 12th 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 or in the Narthex. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered! If you have any questions, please contact either Pam Schuck at 812-483-2468, email@example.com or Holly Pugh at 812-568-6933, firstname.lastname@example.org. It is a safari theme this year: ROAR—Life is Wild, God is Good. You won’t want to miss it!
COOKIES ARE NEEDED FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL—Please place all donated cookies in the Fellowship Hall kitchen and label them “VBS”. Thank you!!
LENTEN OFFERING — Thank you to everyone for their Lenten offerings. We collected $2,034 for the Tri-State Food Bank. What a blessing!
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. 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. We are looking forward to this exciting performance.
SALEM CHURCH IS COLLECTING ITEMS for the Christian Life Center. The items for May are cold cereal and toilet paper. There is a collection box at the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.
The Women’s Guild will be meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:00am in the choir room. All women of the church are invited to attend.
SALEM VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be Sunday, June 9th through Wednesday, June 12th 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. Come join us!