REGULAR WORSHIP SERVICES
SUNDAYS: 8 am & 10:30 am
SATURDAYS: 5:30 pm
SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:15 am
CONSTRUCTION ON THE NEW CHURCH HAS BEGUN!
pdf documents now available for download
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RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS AUGUST 25, 2013
THE GROUNDBREAKING RITE FOR THE NEW CHURCH was celebrated on Sunday, August 18, at 9:15 in the north parking lot. Honored guests in attendance were Mayor Andy Ezard, Jacksonville; Ginny Fanning, Chamber of Commerce; David Goetz, a representative of our contractor R. D. Lawrence; Elmer Wind, our architect; a representative of the Central Illinois Church Extension Fund, provider of our mortgage; and about 150 members and guests. Gary Hadden graciously took many photographs including “keepsake” photographs of families. If you would like a high resolution photograph, please contact the church office 243-3419 or even better, by email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email the photographs to you at no cost. Click here to see photos of the groundbreaking http://www.salemjax.net/photos.php?albumID=47662
SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE CLASS: Please join us for adult Bible class at 9:15 a.m. in the cafeteria.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE CLASS 10 am: Our Bible study is on the New Testament letter of 2 Peter. Please join us.
SUNDAY SCHOOL - GROWING IN CHRIST: Today in Sunday School, the children heard about Mary’s visit to Elizabeth (Luke 1:26–56). In the presence of the Son of God growing within Mary’s Womb, John the Baptist leapt inside Elizabeth’s womb. God fills us with Himself in Word and Sacrament and we, like Mary, offer our praise and worship. Mary’s song, “The Magnificat,” is sung by Christians as part of the Matins Liturgy. Talk to your children about this wonderful Bible story and how God fills us with His presence through Word and Sacrament. Review the Second Article of the Apostles’ Creed, “born of the virgin Mary.
WEDNESDAY EVENING PRAYER NIGHT: Prayer night has completed its schedule and will no longer meet this fall.
VBS June 10-14, 2013
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Click below to see photos of the trip
by members of Salem on May 24th to deliver
supplies and monetary gifts to St. John's Lutheran, Moore Oklahoma
A VIDEO OF SALEM'S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
INCLUDING OUR BUILDING OF A NEW SANCTUARY!
Salem has been assigned December 16-20 to deliver the noontime lunches for Doorbell Dinners. RITA TENDICK, Salem’s Doorbell Dinner Coordinator, is asking for help for the five (5) routes assigned to Salem. Dinners are picked up at 11:30 AM each day at Passavant Hospital. Needed is two (2) individuals per route: one for driving and the other to deliver to the door. Call RITA at 245-5767 or cell phone 473-5017 to volunteer your time for all five (5) days or the number of days you are available. Thank you.
The Christian Education Committee will host a Happy Birthday Jesus Party Sunday, December 22, at 9:15 A.M., in the Annex cafeteria. As a service project, the Sunday School classes will be collecting items for the Women's Crisis Center in Jacksonville. Anyone is invited to bring your items to Sunday School class or place in the box in the Annex hallway. Jo Turner, assistant director, has asked for baby diapers, bath towels, and regular size toiletries. Thank you for sharing with families who find themselves in emergency situations. Please join us for this joyous time which will include refreshments, music, and the telling of the story of Christ's birth.
The Central IL District office reports the greatest need right now is having funds available to distribute to the community. A sufficient amount of emergency supplies i.e. water, food, clothing etc. has been and is being received. Our Savior Lutheran Church, Washington has set up a fund to be used for the tornado victims. Send a check to “OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1209 KINGSBURY RD, WASHINGTON, IL 61571" or you can use a Designated Envelope and mark it “Wahington Tornado” and place it in the offering plate.
A Sunday School Superintendent and/or Sunday School teacher is needed. Please contact the church office if interested.
Scrip order forms are available outside the church or school office. Orders are due by 8:30a.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month and may be left in the school office at any time or given to Crystal Shireman in the church annex between Sunday morning services.
The next Market Day pick up is Thursday, September 19, from 5:15-6:00 PM in the Annex, Order forms are available in the Annex, school and church office and in the church narthex. Internet orders are to be placed online at www.marketday.com. Direct your questions and phone orders to the school office (217-243-3419).
Please consider contributing to our food bank by indicating For Food Bank.
booklets that were distributed at the All Church Fellowship Picnic are available in the narthex. Feel free to pick one up for yourself and take one to share.