REGULAR WORSHIP SERVICES
SUNDAYS: 8 am & 10:30 am
SATURDAYS: 5:30 pm
SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:15 am
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
Noon & 7:00 PM - Worship
Noon & 7:00 PM - Worship
8:00 AM Festival Worship
CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW CHURCH
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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 email@example.com 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: We are now studying the The New Testament Letter of James! Join us!
WEDNESDAY BIBLE CLASS 10 am: Our Bible study is on the Lutheran Catechism. Please join us.
SUNDAY SCHOOL - GROWING IN CHRIST: Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Alleluia! Today in Sunday School your children are joining in the celebration of Christ’s resurrection as they study Matthew’s account of Easter morning (Matthew 28:1–10). Talk with your children today and this week about the reality of the bodily resurrection and what that means for us and our resurrection from the dead. Christ’s resurrection fills us with confident hope that as Christ has been raised from the dead and that we, too, will rise bodily to eternal life with Him in heaven.
VBS June 10-14, 2013
Click below to see photos
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!
An Easter egg hunt will be held at 10:00 Easter morning after Sunday school. If the weather permits, it will be held outside, otherwise it will be moved to the gym. Children through 4th grade are welcome to participate in the hunt, while older children are encouraged to come and watch or help with the younger kids. Adults are also welcome as spectators. We hope everyone will come enjoy this "EGGcellent" time! Donations of plastic eggs would be appreciated in addition to egg filler.
Preparations are getting underway for Easter breakfast. If you would like to donate sweets for the breakfast, please drop them by the kitchen between Good Friday and Easter morning. Thank you so much for helping make the Easter breakfast a huge success! We would also like to ask the junior and senior youth to mark Easter morning on your calendar. We would greatly appreciate your help in serving the Easter breakfast.
The quarterly meeting of the Guild is Monday, April 21st, at 7:00 P.M. in the annex. Remember to bring your mite boxes as well as $14.00 for the annual dues if you have not already paid them. Don't forget to bring your items for the "Gifts from the Heart" ingathering at the district LWML convention on the 26th. The following items are needed: disposable diapers (all sizes), booties, bottles of baby shampoo or baby lotion, baby powder, baby oil, baby soap, baby bottles, small stuffed animals, bibs, receiving blankets, Q-tips, T-shirts/onesies, baby wipes, new outfits (up to 6 months), pacifiers, sleepers, nail clippers, nose syringes. Please deposit these items in the purple tote in the annex hallway.
Put on your loafers, your running shoes, or your high heels and join the women of Salem as we go "STEPPING INTO SPRING". On Thursday, May 1st, at 6:15 P.M. you are invited to the Salem Annex to celebrate the arrival of spring. There will be delicious food catered by Cookies of White Hall. The talented young people with the Lincoln Land Community College Traveling Theater under the direction of Mr. Ken Bradbury will entertain us with their latest production, "WE CALL HIM GRANDPA", plus more surprises. Come enjoy an evening of food and fellowship. Tickets are available from BETTY SCHONE, RUTH WERRIES, or JUDY RIEMER. You may also call the CHURCH OFFICE at 243-3419. The cost is $8.00 per ticket. We look forward to seeing you there.
Salem has been assigned May 12-16 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.
Orders for new and renewal subscriptions are now being received for the Lutheran Witness, a monthly magazine published by Concordia Publishing House for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Cost: $15.60/yr. Call the church office to place an order or use a Designated Envelope and mark it, “Lutheran Witness”.
Once again, in conjunction with Salem’s school play, we will be holding a Silent Auction to raise money for our Technology Fund. This year’s play (performed by our 5th-8th graders) will be Friday, May 16th. If you have an item you would like to donate or a connection with any local businesses that might be willing to donate please contact LISA HADDEN (370-2029). Thank you!
Scrip is a fantastic way for you to earn money for our church and school by doing nothing more than making your regular retail purchases. You purchase a gift card to a participating retailer, and they give us a percentage of the face value of the card. It doesn't get much easier than that! Orders may be left in the SCHOOL OFFICE or turned in to CRYSTAL SHIREMAN Please call 883-2329 with any questions, and thank you for your continued support of this PTL sponsored program.
Market Day pick up is the third Thursday of the month, 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 Libby Nobis at (217) 491-3026.
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.