Announcements for Sunday, January 17, 2021
Prayer of Preparation
Almighty God, you gave your one and only Son to be the light of the world. Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and believed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary, Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
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!
THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
ECHO ARTICLES ARE DUE on Wednesday, January 20th.
THE PRAYER GROUP is meeting at church in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30pm on Wednesdays. Social distancing is practiced and face masks are encouraged. The prayer group welcomes anyone who would like to join us in prayer. They will also be continuing the Messenger Rooms group as well for those who are not comfortable meeting in person. If you would like to be added to the group meeting online, please email Pastor David at email@example.com.
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE-STREAM BIBLE STUDY is held on Thursdays at 6:30pm. The link is https://www.facebook.com/SalemChurchDarmstadt/. The study is over the lectionary passage for that Sunday.
THERE WILL BE NO SENIOR CENTER OR WOMEN’S GUILD MEETING IN JANUARY.
CHANGE IN PLANS FOR THE ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 24th. You will have two meetings to choose from. We will be holding one immediately following the 8:00am service and another one immediately following the 10:00am service. Agendas for the meetings are the same. There will be no 11:30am service that Sunday to encourage member attendance at the meetings. We are planning to have both the church services and the congregational meetings in the Fellowship Hall. In order to have a quorum, we will be broadcasting both meetings over our radio station 87.9FM if you would like to drive-in and participate (submit questions and vote) from the parking lot. The back-up date will be January 31st. Nominees for Church Council: Reed Schmitt-Elder, Beth Willner-Deacon, Jerry Baack-Trustee. Nominees for Board of Christian Education: Nichole Alcorn, Barb Huber, and Leah Rickard-Dick. Annual reports are available in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall.
JOIN THE SECRET SISTERS AND JOIN THE FUN. Maybe you haven’t done this before, or took time off and would like to join in again. Since many of us are not attending in person services we will not hand out signup forms this year. Please call or email Eldon and Margi Scott to be included. Let us know if you prefer a form sent email or snail mail and you can return it by JANUARY 24 the same way. This is just for fun, we do NOT meet every month, but try to get together once in the summer and again in January when we reveal who has been our sister all year. The form gives information like birthday, anniversary dates and preferences on color etc. With this information we are able to buy small gifts throughout the year. These are left in the church office and that will be where you receive yours. Some people prefer to send things in the mail, and sometimes a simple card may seem the best option. The special thing to me is the place to list areas in your life where you want special prayers. It is a great comfort to know someone is secretly praying for me throughout the year. – Margi Scott
RADIO LISTENING OPTION FOR OUR 8AM SERVICE on Sunday mornings. If you would like to park your car at the far end of the lot by the cemetery, you can tune your radio to 87.9FM and listen to the service. The Fellowship Hall is also open for those who feel comfortable sitting inside.
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.
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).
THE PRAYER GROUP is meeting at church in the new Conference Room at 6:30pm on Wednesdays (in the old Jr Church room). Social distancing is practiced and wearing a face mask is encouraged. The prayer group welcomes anyone who would like to join us in prayer. They will also be continuing the Messenger Rooms group…
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE-STREAM BIBLE STUDY is held on Thursdays at 6:30pm. The study is over the lectionary passage for that Sunday. The link is https://www.facebook.com/SalemChurchDarmstadt/.
THE ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held immediately following the 10:00am service on Sunday, January 24th. There will be no 8:00am service or 11:30am service that Sunday to encourage member attendance at the meeting. We are planning to have both the church service and the congregational meeting in the Fellowship Hall. In order to have a quorum,…
Sunday school classes are available for children in grades 1st – 6th. 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…