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Announcements for Sunday, August 1, 2021

Prayer of Preparation

Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry with the bread of his life and the Word of his kingdom. Renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your true and living bread, 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!

David and Kathy Klueg are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, August 7th!  They will be receiving a lovely flower arrangement from the Women’s Guild.  Happy Anniversary, Kathy and David!

COMMUNIONRegardless 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.

THE CHURCH COUNCIL will meet on Monday, August 9th at 6:00pm.

SUNDAY SCHOOL, NURSERY, AND JR CHURCH — We are so excited to be resuming our children’s programming on Sunday, August 15th!  If you are interested in volunteering in the nursery or in Jr Church during the 10am service, please email Holly Pugh at  We’d love to have you as a volunteer!

CONFIRMATION KICK-OFF is Sunday, August 15th.  Confirmation classes will begin for 7th and 8th grade students.  Letters with more information and registration forms will be mailed to all 7th grade students shortly, including Claire Coe, Kh’mara Eastwood, Jacob Feil, Grady Mowrer, Eli Pugh, Kaila Rickard, and Zoe Sawyer.  If you are starting 7th grade and are not on this list, please call the church office at 812-867-3142.

11:30AM SERVICE UPDATE — The decision has been made to suspend the 11:30am contemporary service for the present time due to low attendance.  We encourage attendance at the 10:00am service and will include contemporary songs in the special music from time to time.

THE PRAYER GROUP is meeting at church in the conference room at 6:30pm on Wednesdays.  We will also continue 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

THURSDAY NIGHT ONLINE BIBLE STUDY is held at 6:30pm on Thursdays.  It is livestreamed at the link study is over Sunday’s lectionary passage.

SPECIAL MUSIC for the 10am service is needed August 22nd, and 29th.  To sign up, you can call 812-867-3142, email, or you can sign up on the sheet outside the church office.  Thank you for sharing your talent!



Saturday, August 28th from 4pm-7pm

Carry-Out Only — Meal $10

Out of an abundance of caution this year, the Chicken Supper chairs have decided to make this year’s chicken supper carry-out only without dine-in, the country store, or the raffle.  We hope to have our dine-in and carry-out dinner next year around the same time.  We still have plenty of opportunities to volunteer your time and give monetary donations to this fundraiser. 

Thanks for your patience and giving of your time and resources.  Robin and Elaine Daniels, Reed and Lori Schmitt

NEW DATES FOR THE CHICKEN SUPPER SIGNS ARE AVAILABLE TO BE PICKED UP If you have a yard sign from prior years, new date numbers and stickers showing carry out only are available to be picked up in the church Narthex and at the Fellowship Hall Entrance.   We also have signs available in the Fellowship Hall Entrance for those who don’t already have a yard sign.

CHICKEN SUPPER FLYERS ARE AVAILABLE in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall entrance.  If you know of a spot where you can advertise the Chicken Supper, please pick one up and post it.

CHICKEN SUPPER TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE now.  Please see Lori Schmitt, Reed Schmitt, or Elaine Daniels to purchase tickets before the dinner.  Tickets will also be sold in the church office Monday-Thursday 8am-noon (please bring exact cash or a check made out to Salem Church of Darmstadt).  Tickets to the dinner make a great gift to say thank you to someone, get a new face to come to the dinner, or just invite your friends that might not come without enticing.

MONETARY DONATIONS INSTEAD OF DESSERT DONATIONS FOR THE CHICKEN SUPPER We are breaking tradition.  Since we are doing carry-out only, we are planning to make large cobblers only for dessert.  Instead of donating pies and cakes, we are asking for monetary donations to offset the costs of ingredients for the cobblers and the meal.  We really appreciate your gifts to our only fundraiser dinner this year.  You are welcome to put your donations in the offering plate marked with “CHICKEN SUPPER” or give online to special offering denoted as “CHICKEN SUPPER”.

LOOKING FOR A JOB? There is a list of work opportunities on the Fellowship Hall doors.  There are several different jobs available and several past jobs not needed since we will not have dine-in.  If you’d like to volunteer, please look for empty spaces & sign up.  Masks are optional in alignment with latest CDC guidelines.  You can also contact one of the committee members — Lori Schmitt or Elaine Daniels.  This is a huge moneymaker for our church and we will still need many volunteers.  Thank you for your support!

HELP NEEDED MAKING COBBLER Join us on Friday afternoon, August 27th from 1-4pm to make  cobbler for the Chicken Supper in the kitchen.  You don’t have to be a master baker to join us.  There will be experts there to guide us through it.  If you have any questions, contact Elaine Daniels.


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.

9 am Adult Sunday School

THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the conference room on Sundays at 9:00am.  If you have never attended please consider joining us. Any questions email Margi at

Prayer Group

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 Bible Study

THE THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY will be held at 6:30pm in-person in the church conference room, with fellowship time from 6:00-6:30pm.  The study will start at 6:30pm and will also be livestreamed at the link  The study is over Sunday’s lectionary passage.

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…

Men’s Bible Study and Breakfast

THE MEN’S BIBLE STUDY & BREAKFAST will be in the church conference room at 8:00am.  Breakfast will be provided.  The men will be continuing their study of the Holy Land Revealed.