In-Person Worship Services
8 am EARLY WORSHIP Service
10 am TRADITIONAL Service
11:30 am CONTEMPORARY Service

FACEBOOK LIVE STREAM
10 AM & 11:30 AM

Announcements for Sunday, May 31, 2020

Prayer of Preparation

Holy Spirit, God and Lord, come to us this joyful day with your sevenfold gift of grace.  Rekindle in our hearts the holy fire of your love that in a true and living faith we may tell abroad the glory of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Father, one God, now and forever.

from WELS CW Lectionary

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!

TODAY’S SPECIAL BULLETINS are given by Pastor David and Sue Peterson in memory of Herdis W. West.

WELCOME TO COMMUNION—Regardless of church affiliation, we welcome all baptized Christians who have professed their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation to receive Holy Communion with us.  Pre-packaged communion is available in the Narthex.

TODAY IS PENTECOST SUNDAY—Fifty days after Jesus’ resurrection the disciples received the gift of God’s empowering presence in their lives.  Peter proclaimed that this gift is for all who believe (Acts 2:39). We celebrate and recognize this gift in our children through the rite of confirmation.  This year the confirmation celebration will be held sometime after July 4th.

SPECIAL OFFERING FOR VETERANS — We are taking up a special offering for our local veterans to be split between the local American Legion Funkhouser Post #8 and the local V.F.W. Post 1114.  There are special offering envelopes in the narthex; checks or online gifts should be made to Salem and one check for the total donation will be presented to them in June. 

BOOK SHOWER — Let’s celebrate Violet, Pastor David and Sue’s new granddaughter, with a book shower for Amelia.  “Instead of a card, we have one small request.  Please bring a book that you like best.  We hope you write a special line or two, so each time we read it, we think of you!”  If you would like to participate, please bring your book to church by June 30th.  Either drop it off Sunday morning in the Narthex or bring it by the church office Monday-Friday 8am-noon (except Thursdays).  If you have any questions, please contact Dee Ann Johnson.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  It was supposed to be June 7th through June 10th.  We are discussing some possible different options for VBS and will reevaluate in mid-June, then let everyone know how we will proceed.

THE PRAYER GROUP will be meeting online through Facebook Messenger Rooms on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm.  They are continuing to pray for any needs and concerns, so please communicate those to the group.  If you would like to be added to the online group, please email Pastor David at salempastor@gmail.com.

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE-STREAM BIBLE STUDY will be held on Thursdays at 6:30pm.  The study will be over the lectionary passage for that Sunday.  The link is https://www.facebook.com/SalemChurchDarmstadt/.

THE FOLLOWING ARE CANCELLED FOR JUNE:  Women’s Guild meeting, Senior Center, in-person Prayer Group (meeting online), and Men’s Breakfast at Stoll’s.

THE CHURCH COUNCIL will meet on Monday, June 8th at 6:00pm.

TITHING – We are so grateful for the tithing that everyone has been doing, and we have seen an increase in online giving.  We would encourage you to click the offset fee button so the church will get your entire donation.  If you have any questions at all, please email or call the church office.  Thank you so much for your support!

IF SOMEONE NEEDS HELP picking up groceries, food, or pharmaceuticals, please call or email the church office or contact Elaine Daniels.  We have volunteers available to help them.

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.

Online Prayer Group Meeting

THE PRAYER GROUP will be meeting online through Facebook Messenger Rooms on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm.  They are continuing to pray for any needs and concerns, so please communicate those to the group.  If you would like to be added to the group meeting online, please email Pastor David at salempastor@gmail.com.

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.

8:00 AM EARLY WORSHIP SERVICE

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.

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).

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…