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

9 am Classes for all Ages

Announcements for Sunday, February 24, 2019

Prayer of Preparation

Almighty God, you have taught us that all our deeds without love are worth nothing. Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the very bond of peace and of all goodness; 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 SR YOUTH will meet Sunday, March 3rd from 6:30pm-8:00pm. 

THE WOMEN’S GUILD will meet on Tuesday, March 5th at 9:00am in the adult Sunday School classroom.

ASH WEDNSDAY SERVICE IS MARCH 6th AT 7:00pm—Join us as we begin the season of spiritual renewal known as Lent.  During this service we reflect on the brevity of life and the call to receive Christ.  Ashes will be offered to those who desire this reminder of our mortality and communion will be served that we might draw near to the Lord.

MEMBERSHIP SUNDAY—Our next Membership Sunday is coming up on March 10th.  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 salempastor@gmail.com.

THE CHURCH COUNCIL will meet on Monday, March 11th at 6:00pm.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR SPECIAL LENTEN BIBLE STUDIES starting Tuesday, March 12th.  Our class will meet in the adult Sunday school room from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  Pastor David will be leading the 5 session study every Tuesday night until Palm Sunday.  

POSITION AVAILABLE:  Brandon Buck is stepping down as music leader of the 11:30 am contemporary worship service.  Thank you to him for his years of service!  That leaves a position available. The ability to play an instrument is desirable but not absolutely necessary. We have the capacity to play music accompaniment through a new electronic device. Please contact Eldon Scott (812-768-5099) or Elaine Daniels (812-455-2605) if you are interested or Pastor David (812-867-3142) if you have questions about the music format.

SPECIAL MUSIC IS NEEDED FOR 2019 — There is a sign up sheet outside the church office or you can email salemdarmstadt@gmail.com or call the office at 812-867-3142.  We currently have openings for March 17th, April 28th, and May 26th.  Please let me know your selection and composer.  Thank you!

SALEM CHURCH WILL BE HOSTING THE LAND OF LAKES CHOIRBOYS on June 29th & 30th.  The choir consists of boys ages 8-18 and a total of 26 in the group.  We are currently looking for housing for the boys  (minimum 2 boys per house) so a maximum of 13 sponsor families.  Their program is scheduled for 7:00pm Saturday evening.  They will also provide special music on Sunday morning at the 10:00am service.  The choir is in their 43rd season.  They have performed in all 50 states as well as Canada, Austria, France, Germany, Iceland and Australia. They have also performed at St. Ben’s here in Evansville.  If you would like further information about the choir their website is lolcb.org.  If you would like to host some boys or have questions please contact Stew or Ann Hall (812-449-3651) annhall401@gmail.com, Eldon Scott (812-768-5099) oldcoots2@yahoo.com, or Elaine Daniels (812-455-2605) elainedaniels1@outlook.com.  We are looking forward to this exciting performance.

SALEM CHURCH T-SHIRTS – We would like to offer church members and friends an opportunity to order Salem t-shirts.  Please fill out the form located in the bulletins, Salem Echo, or the church narthex, and you can put it in the offering plate, leave it in the church office, or get it to Dee Ann Johnson, Lynne Washburne, or Holly Pugh.  We ask that you turn in the order form no later than Sunday, March 31st so we can have the shirts ready in time for the Smoked Pork/Smoked Chicken Dinner on May 4th.  We are still working on the design and price (should be under $8 per shirt), and we’ll let you know more details as soon as we can.  These shirts help us spread the word about our church, encourage fellowship and unity, and they make great presents!

WE WILL BE TAKING PICTURES for a new church directory at your convenience.  If you have not had your picture taken, we can take pictures Sunday after the 10:00am service, or you can call 812-867-3142 to schedule a time on a weekday morning.  If you’d rather, you can email good quality pictures to the church office at salemdarmstadt@gmail.com.  Thank you!

THE WOMEN’S GUILD WOULD LIKE TO HONOR those who are celebrating a 50th Wedding Anniversary and those who will have a 90th Birthday in the coming year with a flower or fruit arrangement.  Please email the church office at salemdarmstadt@gmail.com or let a Women’s Guild member know the month and day of the celebration.

OUR DAILY BREAD for March, April, and May is available in the church narthex.

SAVE THE DATE — The Smoked Pork & Smoked Chicken Dinner will be Saturday, May 4th.  Linda Thomas, Kristi Wilzbacher, and Lee Slater will be chairing the dinner this year and will be reaching out to all who have been involved in the past to help support this event.

SALEM CHURCH IS COLLECTING ITEMS for the Christian Life Center.  The items for February are spaghetti sauce and pasta.  There is a collection box at the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.


THE 2019 BOCE VALENTINE’S DINNER was a huge SUCCESS! Thank you to each and every one of you that attended the dinner.  We collected over $3,000 in donations, which will go a long way in benefiting the youth of Salem Church.  A special thanks to the Farney family for our wonderful meal, the Washburne Family and Shelby Lynn for our beautiful music, and Kimbra Parker and Susan English for our yummy   desserts. We are also so appreciative of everyone who helped with set up, clean up, and in other ways big and small.  We are blessed to have so much love and support for the kids of our church!    Thank you, The Board of Christian Ed






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 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 ALTERNATIVE 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).

Senior Citizens Program

Seniors from throughout the community meet each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the Salem Fellowship Hall. The program begins with a chair exercise group beginning at 9:00 a.m. The exercises are geared for the senior population and are set to be done at your own pace. No special equipment is needed. At…

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…