Announcements for Sunday, February 25, 2018
Prayer of Preparation
God of all times and places, in Jesus Christ, lifted up on the cross, you opened for us the path to eternal life. Grant that we, being born again of water and the Spirit, may joyfully serve you in newness of life and faithfully walk in your holy ways; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 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!
INFANT BAPTISM—During the 10:00am service, we will baptize Eli John Langton, son of Victoria and Daniel Langton. Matt and Michelle Robertson are Eli’s sponsors. Following the practice of the early church we baptize the children of believers, believing that such children belong to the household of faith. God bless Eli and his family on this special day!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR SPECIAL LENTEN BIBLE STUDIES each Thursday at 6:30pm in the adult Sunday school room. Pastor David will be leading the 5 session study every Thursday night through March 22nd.
THE SENIOR YOUTH will meet on Sunday, March 4th after the 10:00am church service to eat pizza and go play paintball. Please contact Julie Mann for more information — firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-483-9158.
THE WOMEN’S GUILD will be meeting on Tuesday, March 6th at 9:00am in the choir room.
UPDATED DIRECTORIES — There are updated copies of the church directory in the narthex. Please let the church office know if any of the information needs to be updated — email@example.com or 812-867-3142. We are trying to keep the most accurate records possible, and we could use your help. Thank you!
MEMBERSHIP SUNDAY—Our Next Membership Sunday is coming up at the end of March or the beginning of April. We invite all those considering church membership to contact the church office to set up an appointment with Pastor David or you may contact him directly. Pastor David’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL MUSIC IS NEEDED FOR 2018 — There is a sign up sheet outside the church office. You can call 812-867-3142 or e-mail email@example.com. We currently have openings for March 11th and April 15th. Please let me know your selection and composer. Thank you!
SAVE THE DATE — The Smoked Pork/Smoked Chicken Dinner has been set for Saturday, April 14th from 4:00pm-7:00pm.
WHAT? YOU HAVEN’T “LIKED” US YET?— It’s easy. Just do a quick search of “Salem Church of Darmstadt” on Facebook. Hit the “like” icon to follow us. We post pictures and reminders, and it’s a great way to see what’s going on!
SALEM CHURCH IS COLLECTING ITEMS for the Christian Life Center. The items for February are spaghetti sauce and pasta. There is a collection box in the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.
Brothers and Sisters of Salem,
As many of you know, Salem Church of Darmstadt has updated the Church Management Software (ChMS) which includes the list of members of our Church. During the migration of data from the obsolete ChMS, a review of the membership was conducted. From the review, there were several people listed as members that have moved to a different church or left the Evansville area and no longer attend or support the church. The matter has been discussed in a council meeting. A meeting of the Spiritual Council was called and a review of the Salem Constitution Bylaws has been conducted. Article 5, section 6 in the membership section of the Salem Constitution and Bylaws requires a review and update of the members that attend worship services and/or contribute to the support of the Church. We wish to respectfully inform the Church that a letter will be sent to inactive members asking if they wish to continue their membership at Salem. We apologize in advance if anyone receives a letter in error.
Yours in Christ,
Salem Spiritual Council (Pastor and Church Council)
EASTER EVENTS COMING UP
March 18 Easter Egg Hunt & Bible Scavenger Hunt 2:00pm
March 29 Maundy Thursday Service, Meal, and Communion 6:00 All Adults who plan to attend the meal are asked to bring a covered dish. The Evangelism Committee will provide the meat and drinks.
March 30 Good Friday Tenebrae Service 7:00pm
April 1 Easter Sunday Sunrise Service with Communion 6:30am
Easter Breakfast 7:30am
Easter Festival Service with Communion 10:00am
Contemporary Easter Service with Communion 11:30am
A slightly less-traditional service, featuring gospel piano accompaniment.
Salem’s classic traditional worship service, featuring organ music and a choir. Experience worship as it has been done for generations.
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…
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).
Confirmation Make Up Class
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…
Currently, we’re doing an in-depth study of the biblical book of beginnings, Genesis.
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…
Please join us for special Lenten Bible Studies starting Thursday, 2/22 through Thursday, 3/22. Our class will meet in the adult Sunday School room at 6:30pm. Pastor David will be leading the 5 session study every Thursday night until Palm Sunday.