January 29, 2023

February Voter’s Meeting

The February congregational voter’s meeting is very important to attend. The Call Committee has three names of candidates to be discussed and possibly issue a call. Registered voters can come to the office to view their information. Please try and make time to view their information before the February 19 meeting. The voter’s meeting begins at 1:30 p.m.

January 23, 2023

PTL Fundraiser

Planning a Super Bowl Party? Salem PTL has your snacks covered! They are selling a variety of dips and dippers to add to your menu. Order forms are available in the Narthex or church office. All orders are due by February 1. For questions, please contact Christina Antemate, 217-371-0442.

Ladies Guild-February Project

February in gathering this year will be donations for Swaddling Clothing.Items needed: clothes; diapers, size 3-5; Pullups 2t, 4t; baby bath; baby lotion; 2t-5t clothing (new or gently used); socks 6 month to 5t; toddler shoes. Place all donations in the Swaddling Clothes box in the narthex.

Easter Breakfast April 9

We are planning an Easter Breakfast on Sunday, April 9. If you want to donate items such as sweets, milk, juice, please have your donations in by noon on Saturday, April 8. Planned menu includes biscuits and gravy, sausage and pancakes and other items to be determined.

January 15, 2023

Ladies Guild Meeting

The Ladies Guild meeting will be Monday, January 16, at 3 p.m., in the Annex.

Pack the House Coming January 19Come socialize with your Salem family at Leo’s Pizza every third Thursday of the month. Mention Salem while dining in or carrying out and Salem receives 15 percent of all sales for the night.

Meet the Church Family

Wednesday, January 25, is Meet the Church Family for National Lutheran Schools Week. Have time to spend with our children? Play games, share a talent or craft? Call the office, 217-243-3419, if you can help.

Chili Cook Off

Have a great chili recipe? Enter our Chili Cook Off on Wednesday, January 26, from 5 to 9 p.m. Call the office with the name of your entry.

January 8, 2023

Ladies Guild Meeting

The Ladies Guild meeting will be Monday, January 16, at 3 p.m., in the Annex.

Pack the House Coming January 19

Come socialize with your Salem family at Leo’s Pizza every third Thursday of the month. Mention Salem while dining in or carrying out and Salem receives 15 percent of all sales for the night.

January 1, 2023

January 8 Adult Sunday School-Special Presentation

Ken and Marilyn Boehs will present a slide show and video of their trip this past fall to the Holy Land on Sunday, January 8, following the 9 a.m. service. The presentation will be in the church sanctuary.

Swaddling Clothes Update

Swaddling Clothes will open January 10. The program is now accepting donations of baby clothes (boys), diapers, wipes and any other baby care items. Volunteers are also needed. Please contact Linda Strubbe with any questions, or if you want to volunteer.

December 24, 2022

Show Your Support for Life!

Life Sunday is January 22, 2023, and the Illinois Valley Lutherans for Life will once again sponsor the signature page in the Journal-Courier. If you want to proclaim your support for the sanctity of human life, please send your name and phone number to Illinois Valley Lutherans for Life, P. O. Box 911, Jacksonville, IL 62650. Deadline is January 17. You may also contact Jeanne Strubbe at [email protected] or 217-408-8896 for more information. Cost is $5 per name.

Church/School Office Closed

The church/school office will be closed periodically Dec. 26-Jan. 2. Please call before stopping by to ensure someone is in the office. If you call and no one answers, please leave a message and Paula will get back to you as soon as possible.

December 17, 2022

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who so generously contributed with baked goods, treats and time to the Cookie Walk. Proceeds will be divided among four groups: Orphan Grain Train, Salem’s Adopt-a-Student program, Jacksonville Salvation Army and Salem Church/School maintenance.

Come Early to Christmas Eve Service

Come early for a Christmas Music Prelude at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, just prior to the 6 p.m. worship service.

Swaddling Clothes

We are now accepting donations! Donations may include diapers, wipes and any monetary contributions. Please contact Linda Strubbe with any questions.

December 4, 2022

Poinsettias

This Christmas season, we are offering a 6-inch poinsettia from All Occasions Flowers and Gifts. Price is $23.40. All orders need to be submitted by Monday, Dec. 12. Please remit payment with your order. Poinsettias will be delivered and placed on the altar on Dec. 21 and can be taken home after the Christmas Day service.

Advent Books

The 2022 Advent books are available in the narthex. Please take one.

Swaddling Clothes

We are now accepting donations! Donations may include diapers, wipes and any monetary contributions. Please contact Linda Strubbe with any questions.

Tendick Anniversary Reception

Randy and Rita Tendick celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 2. Their family is hosting a reception from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Annex. The congregation is invited to attend. No gifts, please.

Christmas Eve Service

Come early for a Christmas Music Prelude at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, just prior to the 6 p.m. worship service.

Salem Families in Need

We have several families with children in our school who need tuition assistance. If you want to help, please put your donation in an envelope marked “Salem Families in Need” and place in the offering plate or bring it to the office.