8 am & 10 am Traditional Worship
11:30 am Contemporary/Alternative

10 AM & 11:30 AM

Announcements for Sunday, January 16, 2022

Prayer of Preparation

Eternal God, your Son, Jesus Christ, now exalted as Lord of all, pours out his gifts on the church. Grant us that unity which your Spirit gives, keep us in the bond of peace, and bring all creation to worship before your throne; through Jesus Christ our Redeemer, 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 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 17th for Martin Luther King, Jr Day.

ECHO ARTICLES ARE DUE on Friday, January 21st.

THE ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held immediately following the 10:00am service on Sunday, January 30th.  The backup date will be February 6th.  Please plan on attending if possible.  We must have a quorum present or we will have to reschedule the meeting.  We will make the meeting as brief as possible.  There will be no 8am or 11:30am service on January 30th to encourage member attendance at the meeting.  Annual reports are available in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall entrance.

SNOW REMOVAL — The Council is looking for volunteers to help shovel the sidewalks, ramps, and patios around the church during snowy weather.  If can help or have questions please contact me or any Council member.  Thank you, Stew Hall

ATTENTION SENIOR YOUTH!  TIME SENSITIVE — KY TORNADO RELIEF WORKDAY — A ½ day trip is being planned to visit Mayfield, KY on Saturday, January 22, 2022 to assist in the tornado disaster that occurred.  We will be meeting at Salem Church at 9 am and will return around 8-8:30pm.  You will need a sack lunch and money for fast food dinner on the way home.  Tim Pohl, Kimbra Parker, and Julie Mann will be chaperoning, but any parents are welcome to come.  Youth will be picking up trash in that area and would need sturdy shoes and weather appropriate attire.  Safety glasses will be provided.  If you have work gloves, please bring them.  Permission Slips and a Youth Volunteer Release form is required for ages 14-17 (forms will be provided).  Unfortunately, no youth under 14 is allowed to participate on this trip.  We will be working thru the organization Samaritan’s Purse.  Additional information is at their website  Senior Youth interested in this trip must let either Tim Pohl, Julie Mann, or Kimbra Parker know by end of day Sunday, Jan 16, 2022, if they are interested in attending.  If you have questions, please contact them as well.

Anyone in the church congregation is welcome to attend this event as well but will need to provide their own transportation and food.  Please contact Tim Pohl if questions at (812) 228-6627.

SECRET SISTERS FORMS ARE DUE NEXT SUNDAY — Consider doing SOMETHING SPECIAL for yourself this year, and join the secret sisters. Just fill out a form with a bit of information regarding your likes/dislikes and especially prayer needs. Forms are available in the Narthex and on the bulletin board by the Fellowship Hall. Put in the collection plate, take to the office, or give to Margi Scott by SUNDAY, JANUARY 23rd.  You will receive your sister’s information the next week.  During the year you can buy small gifts (leave in church office), mail cards, etc so she knows you are thinking of her.  MORE importantly pray for her as she has asked. Just imagine having your own special person who is praying for your needs. QUESTIONS: email Margi Scott at

MEMBERSHIP SUNDAY—We are planning on having our next Membership Sunday on January 30th.  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

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 IS NEEDED FOR WINTER/SPRING 2022 — There is a sign up sheet outside the church office or you can email or call the office at 812-867-3142.  We currently have openings for January 30th, February 20th, March 27th, April 24th, and May 15th.



Prayer Group

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

THE THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY will start at 6:30pm and will 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…

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.