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

9 am Classes for all Ages

Announcements for Sunday, January 19, 2020

Prayer of Preparation

Almighty God, your Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world. May your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, shine with the radiance of his glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; 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 Annual Congregational Meeting will be held immediately following the service today.  Please plan on attending.  We must have a quorum present or we will have to reschedule the meeting.  We will make the meeting as brief as possible.  Please pick up your copy of the 2019 Annual Report in the Church Entryway.   (One per family, please.)     

–The Church Council

We will be voting on some by-law changes at the annual meeting. They are as follows:

Proposed Changes to the By-Laws of Salem Church (last revised 12/19/2010):

Article VII – Item 12 shall read “The Council shall be responsible for obtaining supplies for, setting up for, serving, and cleaning up after the Sacrament of Communion.”

Article VII – The current item 12 shall become item 13.

Article VII – Under the new item 13 – Paragraph “C” shall be amended as follows:

Lines 4 and 5 to be deleted. The present lines 6, 7,and 8 shall become lines 4, 5, and 6.

Article IX – Item 3 – Board of Health Ministry – to be deleted entirely

PLEASE HELP RECYCLE BULLETINS — If you do not wish to take your morning worship bulletins home with you, please place them in the blue recycling container in the Narthex to be recycled. This will help keep the sanctuary clean and help the environment.  Thank you!

THE SENIOR YOUTH will be meeting tonight from 6:30pm-8:00pm in Paradise (entrance is across from the choir room).

THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

ECHO ARTICLES ARE DUE on Tuesday, January 21st.

THERE WILL BE NO SENIOR CENTER in the month of January.

JR YOUTH SKY ZONE TRIP — On Sunday, January 26th we will be meeting at Sky Zone from 4:00pm-6:00pm.  The kids will jump from 4-5pm and then eat pizza and make Valentine’s crafts from 5-6pm.  All children up to 6th grade are invited to attend.  Please sign up on Fellowship Hall bulletin board or email salemdarmstadt@gmail.com if you are planning to attend.  Note: Parents will need to complete the on-line waiver for all participants prior to visit (https://www.skyzone.com/evansville/) or when they arrive at Sky Zone.

THE BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION’S ANNUAL VALENTINE’S BANQUET is on Sunday, February 9th immediately following the 10:00am service in the Fellowship Hall.  We invite all to attend and will be having a free will offering.  This is the BOCE’s only fundraiser so please come out to support the church’s youth.  We would like to recognize all couples married 50+ years during the banquet. If you or anyone you know has been married for at least 50 years, please contact Sue Peterson at 812-589-1237 or monkeytoz@yahoo.com.  There will be no 11:30 service on February 9th due to the banquet.     

FALL FESTIVAL CHAIRPERSON — We are looking for a volunteer or a team of volunteers to lead the Fall Festival booth fundraiser this year.  In 2019, the Fall Festival booth raised over $10,278.00 and gives us the opportunity to work together for a great cause (Salem Church and our charitable giving).  If you are interested, please contact Elaine Daniels at 812-455-2605 or elainedaniels1@outlook.com.

SPECIAL MUSIC IS NEEDED FOR 2020 — You can sign up on the sheet outside the church office, email salemdarmstadt@gmail.com, or call the office at 812-867-3142.  Open dates are February 16th, March 22nd, and April 26th.

CALLING ALL WOMEN IN THE CHURCH–YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER — 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 will be available the first Sunday in January 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 26th.  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 at oldcoots2@yahoo.com or call 812-768-5099.  

NURSERY ATTENDANT NEEDED — If anyone is interested in watching adorable babies and infants during the 10:00am service, here’s your chance!  Please contact Holly Pugh at 812-568-6933 or hollyepugh@gmail.com if you are interested.

THE 11:30 CONTEMPORARY SERVICE is looking for volunteers to join our worship team.  If you can strum a guitar, beat a drum, play piano or other musical instruments, sing, enjoy computer technology, then we would love to hear from you.  If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Tammy Welcher at 812-626-0889.  If there is no answer, please leave a voice mail message  including your phone number and Tammy will return your call.

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


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…