Announcements for Sunday, August 9, 2020
Prayer of Preparation
Eternal God, you have called us to be members of one body. Join us with those who in all times and places have praised your name, that, with one heart and mind, we may show the unity of your church, and bring honor to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 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!
WE WILL BE HAVING AN INDOOR/OUTDOOR SERVICE at 8:00am on Sunday mornings. We will meet on the west end of the Fellowship Hall by the cemetery, and people can bring lawn chairs to sit apart outside in the shade. The Fellowship Hall will also be open for those who feel comfortable sitting inside. Pastor David will conduct the service in the doorway between the two groups. Come join us!
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE-STREAM BIBLE STUDY will be held on Thursdays at 6:30pm. The study will be over the lectionary passage for that Sunday. The link is https://www.facebook.com/SalemChurchDarmstadt/.
THE CHURCH COUNCIL has changed their meeting to Monday, August 17th at 6:00pm.
CONFIRMATION CLASSES for 7th and 8th grade students will begin after the EVSC starts school. Letters with more information and registration forms will be mailed to all 7th grade students shortly, and Pastor David will email all returning 8th grade students. Classes will meet on Messenger Rooms for now.
THERE WILL BE NO SENIOR CENTER OR MEN’S BREAKFAST AT STOLL’S IN AUGUST.
SUNDAY SCHOOL AND JUNIOR CHURCH were scheduled to begin in August. However, due to the virus, we are going to delay the start of these until later in the fall. We will let you know once a new start date has been set. Thank you for your understanding!
THE CONFIRMATION SERVICE AND RECEPTION are also going to be delayed until later in the fall. Pastor David will work with the confirmation families to determine a new date.
THE UPPER ROOM for September/October is available in the Narthex.
NURSERY — If anyone would like to take their children to the nursery during services, it is available for use. We currently do not have volunteers manning the nursery due to social distancing guidelines.
CHICKEN SUPPER UPDATE — With thoughtful care and concern, we are sad to announce that the 2020 Chicken Supper has been cancelled due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID19 Pandemic. We will look for opportunities to host some type of event in the Fall on a smaller scale for church members, their families and friends.
SALEM CHURCH IS COLLECTING ITEMS for the Christian Life Center. The items for August are canned meat item and shampoo. There is a collection box at the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.
WEEDING VOLUNTEERS — Thank you to everyone who has taken time to do some weeding around the church. We now have a sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall foyer for those who would like to regularly weed each area between the months of April and September. The first time could take a little extra time and the follow up visits would be to maintain what you’ve worked on. The five areas remaining are as follows: the patio area, north side of church by stairs and parking lot, west side of church by basement door and air conditioner units, Fellowship Hall entry and north side of Fellowship Hall, and the south side of Fellowship Hall & Parish Hall. You can sign up on the sheet or call the church office at 812-867-3142. Thank you!
You are invited to the join the group at any time simply by coming to the church at 6:30 pm on Wednesday. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall. Social distancing will be practiced and face masks may be worn if one desires. The prayer group welcomes anyone who would like to join us in…
Join us on our Facebook page for our Thursday night live stream Bible study at 6:30pm. 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.
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.
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 be meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30am in the adult Sunday School room. All women of the church are invited to attend.
Currently, we’re doing an in-depth study of the biblical book of beginnings, Genesis.