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

10 AM & 11:30 AM

Announcements for Sunday, October 17, 2021

Prayer of Preparation

Fill our worship with grace, Lord Jesus Christ, that every thought, word, and deed may be acceptable to you, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen.

Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook, © 2004, CRC Publications.

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!

SALEM TRUNK OR TREAT — October 24, 2021 from 3-5pm in the Salem Church parking lot.  There will be lots of candy, Donut Bank cookies, a photo opportunity area, crafts to take home, and a haunted hayride by the Sr Youth.  Trunks wanted: Decorate your trunk and you could win a prize!  Candy will be provided or you can bring your own.  Sign up in the Fellowship Hall foyer or call/email the church.  Donations of individually wrapped candy would be greatly appreciated (there is a donation box in the Fellowship Hall foyer).  Bring canned goods for the Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving Dinner.  Rain date: Saturday, October 30th.

ECHO ARTICLES ARE DUE on Friday, October 22nd.

2022 TITHING ENVELOPES have been moved to the Narthex, so please pick them up.  If they are not picked up in the next few weeks, we will store them in the church office.  Thank you!

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!  You can build one online at for $25 (which covers box contents and shipping).  Or if you’d like to make one, pick up a brochure in the Narthex, which gives detailed instructions on how to pack your shoebox, and also a FREE box to put your items in.  Note: they have excluded food, candy, toothpaste, or any type of liquid due to federal regulations.  Please include $9.00 for shipping costs for each box you do (or you can pay the postage online & track your shoebox) and leave your shoebox on the table by the choir room by Sunday, November 14th.  If you have any questions, call email Kathy Day at

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 14thWe are in need of 200 boxes.  Thank you!

THE UPPER ROOM for November-December is in the Narthex (regular print version).

POINSETTIAS –  The Women’s Guild is giving you the opportunity to purchase a poinsettia to be placed at the front of the church during the advent season in honor, in memory, or in celebration of a loved one.  Forms are available in the Narthex, bulletin announcements, and November Echo, and may be either mailed to the church or placed in the offering plate The cost is $10 per plant, and please make checks payable to the Salem Women’s Guild.  If you mail the form, clearly mark the envelope “Poinsettia”.  The deadline to order is Sunday, November 14th.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PLAY – Have you ever wanted to know what all the symbols of Christmas mean?  The children of Salem would like to tell you all about it at 10am on Sunday, December 12th!  This will be pre-recorded and viewed on the big screen and live on Facebook.  Each family will tell about a different symbol and what it means.  The ornaments, stars, even the cookies?  Who knows what we will find out!  I need some families to help make this play spectacular!  This will require minimal effort on your part, but will reap huge amounts of much-needed joy and encouragement for the whole congregation.  All parts will be pre-recorded on your smartphone and sent to me to be assembled into the final production.  If you don’t have a way to record your child, I can meet you at the church and we can record there.  No stage fright!  No pressure!  No masks!  Email me at  The deadline to let me know your child will participate is November 14th.  Thank you so much!  Holly Pugh

FALL SPECIAL MUSIC is needed on November 28th.  You can sign up by emailing, by calling 812-867-3142, or you can sign up on the sheet outside the church office.  Thank you for sharing your talent!

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.


ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FALL SUPPER — Carry Out Only — November 6th from 4:00-6:30pm — Adults $10, Children 7-10 $5.00, Age 6 & under FREE — Drive thru available for handicapped only — Second & Elm Streets in Elberfeld, IN



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.

Prayer Group

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…

Thursday Night Bible Study

THE THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY will be held at 6:30pm in-person in the church conference room, with fellowship time from 6:00-6:30pm.  The study will start at 6:30pm and will also be livestreamed at the link  The study is over Sunday’s lectionary passage.

Trunk or Treat

Come join us for a festive outdoor Halloween Trunk or Treat including lots of candy, Donut Bank cookies, a photo opportunity area, and crafts to take home. The Senior Youth will also be having a haunted hayride for the kids to enjoy. Please bring canned goods for the Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving Dinner. In case we…