8 am EARLY WORSHIP Service
10 am TRADITIONAL Service
11:30 am CONTEMPORARY Service

9 am Classes for all Ages

Announcements for Sunday, July 14, 2019

Prayer of Preparation

Almighty God, you have taught us through Christ that love fulfills the law. May we love you with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind, and all our strength, and may we love our neighbor as ourselves; through 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 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!

THE CHURCH SECRETARY  will be out of the office on Monday, July 13th and Tuesday, July 16th.  If you need something during that time, please leave a message on the church office phone — 812-867-3142.

THE MEN’S BIBLE STUDY & BREAKFAST is Saturday, July 20th at Stoll’s Restaurant at 7:30am. 

THE WOMEN’S GUILD WILL BE MAKING POTATO  SALAD for the Vanderburgh County 4-H Fair on July 22nd, 24th, & 26th. We need your help peeling potatoes.  We will start peeling around 7:30am.  We would like to thank everyone in advance for your help and support.

ECHO ARTICLES ARE DUE on Tuesday, July 23rd.

THERE WILL BE NO SENIORS’ PROGRAM, Bible study, nor lunch on Wednesday, July 24th due to the Women’s Guild making potato salad.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOME NEW USHERS for the 10:00am church service.  If you are interested, please talk to Eldon Scott or call the church office at 812-867-3142.  Thank you for volunteering!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL —Pastor David is leading the adult Sunday School in a series of discussions on the sermon text for that week. This will give those who have heard the sermon at the 8 am service time to discuss questions or ideas they may have about the text and those who attend the 10 am to prepare to get more out of the sermon by engaging in a more in-depth study prior to the service. The class will meet in the sanctuary immediately after the 8 am service.

SPECIAL MUSIC is needed August 4th & August 25th.  You can sign up by calling the office at 812- 867-3142, sending us an e-mail at salemdarmstadt@gmail.com, or sign up on the sheet outside the church office.  Please let us know the title and composer of your selection and the date you would like to perform.  Thank you to those who have signed up, and to those who are considering sharing your talent!

SALEM CHURCH IS COLLECTING ITEMS for the Christian Life Center.  The items for July are canned meat items and bar soap.  There is a collection box at the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.



 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 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 Karen Emerson Agee (812-774-0777) or Randy Freeman (812-449-2026) to purchase tickets before the dinner.  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.

 DONATIONS OF FLOUR, GRANULATED SUGAR, BROWN SUGAR, EGGS AND BUTTER ARE NEEDED FOR THE CHICKEN SUPPER OR CASH WILL ALWAYS BE ACCEPTED There is a tote box in the kitchen marked “CHICKEN SUPPER” – please place your donations there and thank you for your support.

 CHICKEN SUPPER COUNTRY MARKET The Country Market will need donations of garden vegetables, homemade breads, cakes, pies and cookies.  Aprons, potholders, and new fall decorations are also welcome.  We will receive and price donations on Saturday, August 25th only.  Donna Gross is the chairperson, so please contact her (812-868-0714) if you have questions or are willing to help.

RAFFLE We are looking for 10 raffle donations of NEW items worth $100 or more.  Individuals can donate or families can get together and donate an item.  Please let Eldon or Margi Scott (812-768-5099) know if you plan to donate.

 DESSERT DONATIONS FOR THE CHICKEN SUPPER As has been the practice over the past few years, we will not be contacting you directly for dessert donations to be served at this year’s Chicken Supper.  We usually serve about 1100 dinners and we ran a bit short last year.  Therefore, we are asking each family to please consider donating a cake, cobbler, and/or pie. Sugar-free Desserts are needed as well.

WE WILL NOT BE DOING KUCHENS THIS YEAR Instead, we are asking that in addition to desserts brought in for the meal, we ask for everyone to bring something for the Country Store—crafts, baked goods, plants, etc.

LOOKING FOR A JOB? There is a list of work opportunities on the Fellowship Hall doors.  If you’ve volunteered before, please look for your name and check mark it if you can do the same job again.  If you’d like to volunteer, please look for empty spaces & sign up.  You can also contact one of the committee members — Karen Emerson Agee (812-774-0777) or Randy Freeman (812-449-2026).  This is a huge moneymaker for our church and we need lots of volunteers.  Thank you for your support!



Senior Citizens Program

Seniors from throughout the community meet each Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Salem Church in Darmstadt. A Bible study begins at 10:00 a.m. for those who wish to participate. Others may play cards, walk indoors or out, play games or just enjoy conversation with other seniors. Lunch is served at 11:00 a.m.…

Pastor’s Bible Study

Currently, we’re doing an in-depth study of the biblical book of beginnings, Genesis.

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…

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.


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.

9 am Sunday School Classes – All Ages

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…

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).