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

9 am Classes for all Ages

Announcements for Sunday, October 21, 2018

Prayer of Preparation

God of grace, you have given us minds to know you, hearts to love you, and voices to sing your praise. Fill us with your Spirit, that we may celebrate your glory and worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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!

HURRICANE MICHAEL RELIEF OFFERING If you would like to help storm victims in Florida through Samaritan’s Purse, you may give by using the envelopes in the bulletins or go online to www.salemdarmstadt.org, click give online, click memorial fund & special offering, and enter your information.  If you would like updates on what they are doing to help, go to www.samaritanspurse.org.

ECHO ARTICLES ARE DUE on Tuesday, October 23rd.

CHURCH WORK DAY will be held on Saturday, October 27th at 8:00am. There are several jobs to be done including trimming the shrubs and flowers, planting replacement shrubs that died from last winter, light painting of the handrail around the church sidewalk, and other tasks.  Come join us!

THE BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HALLOWEEN PARTY is Sunday, October 28th from 5pm-7pm in the Fellowship Hall.  They will serve terrifying tacos and ice cream from 5-6.  There will be a costume contest for the kids, and the senior youth will have a haunted museum for those brave enough to try it.  Any bagged candy donations are greatly appreciated.  There is a box outside the Fellowship Hall.  Also, please bring a canned good donation for entry to the party.  We are collecting for the Salvation Army for their Thanksgiving Dinner.  We look forward to seeing you!!

THE BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION will meet on Sunday, November 4th at 12:45pm.

THE SENIOR YOUTH will meet on Sunday, November 4th from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONNAIRES — Thank you to everyone who has turned in their questionnaires so far!  If you have not had a chance to fill one out, we are updating the information and interests of everyone in the congregation.  You can pick up a questionnaire in the narthex or on the Fellowship Hall table, fill it out, and drop it in the offering plate or leave it in the church office.  Thank you!

FREE BOOKS — There are some free books on the trophy case at east end of basement corridor in the old fellowship hall.  Please take any you can use.  The remainder will be donated to Goodwill at end of October.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – It is that time of year again and I would ask that each and every one of you would pray about putting a shoebox together for a needy child.  This is a wonderful mission and it is easy and fun to do!  There are boxes in the narthex for you to pick up to put your items in.  Please note: they have excluded food, candy, toothpaste, or any type of liquid due to the federal regulations.  Please include $9.00 for shipping costs for each box you do (or you can pay the postage on-line and track your shoebox).  Please leave your shoebox by the choir room (there will be a table). The last Sunday for collection of the shoeboxes will be Sunday, November 11th.  If you have any questions, you may call 812-867-6553 or email Kathy Day at kdtooth@aol.com.

EVANSVILLE RESCUE MISSION– We are collecting boxed stuffing mix (like Stove Top) for ERM’s Thanksgiving baskets.  Please drop your donations off on the table located in the Fellowship Hall Entrance by Sunday, November 4th.  It is their 96th Annual Gobbler Gathering Thanksgiving food giveaway.  We are in need of 200 boxes.  Thank you!

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVERS – If you would like to donate special bulletin covers in honor of, in celebration of, or in memory of a loved one, please sign up on the clipboard located in the narthex.  Since your total will depend on the number of bulletins donated, we will send you a bill.  There are only a few spots left!  Please sign up today!

SALEM CHURCH IS COLLECTING ITEMS for the Christian Life Center.  The items for the month of October are cold cereal and bar soap.  There is a collection box at the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.  Thank you!



Around the community. . .

ZION UCC ANNUAL FALL SUPPER, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 4:00pm-6:30pm –Turkey, dressing, corn, green beans, noodles, potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, pie or cake, and       beverage.  Adults $10, Children $5, ages 5 & under FREE.  Carry-outs available at adult price only.  The church is located at Second and Elm Streets in Elberfeld.

2018 SWIRCA & MORE VETERANS CELEBRATION — Wednesday, November 7th — free event for all veterans and one guest ($7 each additional guest).  9:00am Vendor Fair, 10:00am Veterans Celebration and Recognition Program, 11:30am Complimentary Luncheon.  RSVP by Tuesday, October 30th — 812-464-7804.










































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…

Church Work Day

CHURCH WORK DAY will be held on Saturday, October 27th at 8:00am. There are several jobs to be done including trimming the shrubs and flowers, planting replacement shrubs that died from last winter, light painting of the handrail around the church sidewalk, and other tasks.  Come join us!  

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).