8 am & 10 am Traditional Worship
11:30 am Contemporary/Alternative

10 AM

Bulletin Announcements

Announcements for Sunday, July 21, 2024

Prayer of Preparation

Almighty and everlasting God, whom the heaven of heavens cannot contain, much less the temples which our hands have builded, but who art ever nigh unto the humble and the contrite; grant thy Holy Spirit, we beseech thee, to us who are here assembled; that cleansed and illumined by thy grace, we may worthily show forth thy praise, meekly learn thy word, render due thanks for thy mercies, and obtain a gracious answer to our prayers; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  A Book of Worship for Free Churches © 1948 by The Board of Home Missions of The Congregational and Christian Churches

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 in the Narthex.  Also, be sure to stop at the Narthex on your way out for a gift from us.  Thank you for coming!

JULY SALEM ECHO NEWSLETTER — The post office was unable to locate our Echo mailing, so there are printed copies of the July Echo in the Narthex.  So sorry for the inconvenience!

GERMAN POTATO SALAD — The Women’s Guild will be making and selling their famous German Potato Salad this week on Monday, July 22nd & Thursday, July 25th.  Volunteers to peel potatoes at 8am both days would be appreciated.  Come between 9am-10:30am to pick up potato salad if you ordered some.

SUMMER BIBLE STUDY — Consider joining us each Tuesday over the summer at 6:30pm in the conference room where Pastor David will be leading an in-depth Bible study over the book of Isaiah.  The handout for the next lesson is available in the Narthex.

ECHO ARTICLES ARE DUE on Monday, July 22nd.

CHRISTIAN WOMEN FELLOWSHIP will be meeting on Thursday, August 1st at 6:00pm.

RALLY DAY will be on August 4th at 9:00am in the Fellowship Hall.  Children and adults are invited to come and enjoy a continental breakfast and scavenger hunt for the kids.  Then Sunday School students will meet their teachers and be shown their classrooms for this year.  Sunday School classes will start at 9:00am on Sunday, August 11th.

CONFIRMATION CLASS will start on August 11th for 7th & 8th grade students, including Allison Alcorn, Dean Farney, Andrew Day, Owen Farney, Mac Mowrer, and Isaac Pugh.  If you know of another student who will be joining the class, please email us at as soon as possible.

VETERANS PLAQUE  — If you are a Salem member and are a military veteran we would like to honor you by adding your name to the Salem Veterans plaque in the church entrance. Contact the office at or 812-867-3142 so you can be added.

CALLING ALL LADIES OF THE CHURCH!  Our women’s weekly Bible Study Group will begin meeting on Thursday, August 15th.  We will meet in the adult Sunday School room from 6:00–7:30pm. This fall our study will be The Truth Project by Focus on the Family.  Please let Beth Willner (, Susan Straub (, or Jean Baresic ( know before August 7th if you will join us so that we can order a book for you (book cost is $10).  We look forward to seeing you!

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL for the kids goes through July 28th. We’ll be meeting in the Jr Church room at 9:00am. 

THE PRAYER GROUP is meeting at church in the conference room at 6:30pm on Wednesdays.  If you would like the link for the online option, please email Pastor David at

THE THURSDAY FLOCK will not be meeting in July or August.

SUMMER SPECIAL MUSIC is needed at the 10am worship service through September 1st.  You can either sign up on the sheet outside the church office or email  We’d love to know if you are doing instrumental or vocal music, as well as the title and composer of your selection.  We are lucky to be blessed with so much musical talent here at Salem Church! 

SALEM CHICKEN SUPPER SAVE THE DATE — Our annual Salem Chicken Supper will be on Saturday, August 24th from 4-7pm.  Adult meals are $13 and children’s meals are $7.  Our menu: fried chicken or ham, mashed potatoes & gravy, dumplings, green beans, coleslaw, dessert, and drink.  We will be having our Salem Country Market & our raffle.  Carry-outs will be available.

CHICKEN SUPPER RAFFLE The Sr Youth are heading up the raffle again this year, and we are looking for 3 more raffle donations of NEW items worth around $100.  Individuals can donate or families can get together and donate an item.  Please let Lori Feil ( or Holly Pugh ( know if you plan to donate.  All proceeds will benefit the Sr Youth group!  Thank you for your consideration!

9 am Sunday School Classes

Sunday school classes are available for children ages 3 and up.  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 which our Sunday…

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.

Prayer Group

THE PRAYER GROUP is meeting at church in the conference room at 6:30pm on Wednesdays.  We also have the online option for those you can’t make it in person.  If you would like the link for the online option, please email Pastor David at