Announcements for Sunday, April 18, 2021
Prayer of Preparation
Almighty God, through your only Son you overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life. Grant that we who celebrate our Lord’s resurrection, may, through the renewing power of your Spirit, arise from the death of sin to the life of righteousness; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and 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 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 SECRETARY will be out of the office until Thursday, April 22nd on vacation.
ECHO ARTICLES ARE DUE on Wednesday, April 21st.
THE SENIOR YOUTH will be meeting at the church on Sunday, April 25th from 6:30-8:00pm.
MEMBERSHIP SUNDAY—We are planning on having our next Membership Sunday on May 16th. 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 email address is email@example.com.
From the Salem Church Council President:
Members of Salem Church of Darmstadt,
My prayer is this note finds you happy and healthy. Quickly, a note about the Smoked Pork Loin Dinner. The council has decided to postpone the Smoked Pork Loin Dinner for another year. Thought was given by the volunteers and myself as to how it could have been pulled off as a take-out only style meal. The traditional items served with the dinner were thought too awkward / difficult to package, and fear of too little reward for the effort were the two main drivers for the decision. We are still planning to have the Chicken Dinner in August; as by then everyone who wants the Covid vaccine should have had the opportunity to receive it through its full course. Conditions will be monitored, and the final decision will be made as it gets closer to August 28th.
Thanks everyone for your understanding and support.
IF YOU ARE GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE, we want to honor you in the June Echo. We will need the following information: the school from which you are graduating, clubs and activities you have been involved in, honors and awards you’ve received, and what your next move will be. A photo would be nice too, but it is not required. Please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 17th to be included. Thank you!
IN-PERSON SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES FOR GRADES 1-6 AND CONFIRMATION CLASSES are being held on Sundays at 9:00am. We have new safety policies in place including social distancing and sanitizing. Hope to see you there!
THE PRAYER GROUP is meeting at church in the conference room at 6:30pm on Wednesdays. Social distancing is practiced and face masks are encouraged. 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 Sunday’s lectionary passage.
THERE WILL BE NO SENIOR CENTER IN APRIL OR MAY.
THE UPPER ROOM for May-June is available in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall entrance.
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/.
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 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…
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 Women’s Guild will meet the first Tuesday of each month in the conference room at 9:30am. Masks are encouraged, and all women of the church are invited to attend.