What’s Happening at Salem
Sunday Morning Bible Study
Salem Lutheran will begin a new Bible Study this Sunday September 22nd at 9:20 a.m. It’s titled “Who Am I? What Am I Doing Here”? and will be led by Pastor Wayne Huebner. This six-session video-based study will also feature Dr. Joel Biermann of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. This course will talk about the universe, God’s will, speaking the story of Jesus Christ, true human fulfillment, God’s Law, and ask, “What’s the point of it all?” We are God’s creatures, redeemed by Christ and restored through faith. Our role is to fulfill God’s place for us within His creation! People of all ages are welcome. For additional information and additional resources for this Bible study you may visit this page . The course will take place from 9:20 to 10:10 a.m. each Sunday through October 27th.
High School Bible Study
Salem’s high school age students also meet on Sunday mornings from 9:20 to 10:10 a.m. in the church Conference Room. The focus of this weekly class will be the Book of Revelation and will be led by Mr. John Wittmayer. There will be no class on Sunday September 22nd but this study will start September 29th. The book was written by the apostle John while he was in custody on the island of Patmos in the first century A.D. All high school students from ninth to 12th grade are invited to take part in this Bible study.
Affton Christian Food Pantry Cleanup Saturday
On Saturday September 21st Salem will send a team of volunteers to the Affton Christian Food Pantry (ACFP) on Heege Road. The work will entail dusting, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and other general clean up chores at the food pantry inside St. John Paul II Catholic Church. Those interested in helping are asked to meet at the food pantry on Heege Road at 12:00 Noon For more information please email team leaders Dale Decker, Kyle Moellenhoff or Marie Wilson.
Cancer Support Group
Salem’s Cancer Support Group will be viewing a video entitled, “Reflections on Psalm 23 for People with Cancer” on Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. After the showing of this DVD the group will discuss each portion of Psalm 23 as it provides comfort and courage in the cancer journey through our Good Shepherd’s love, care and guidance. Anyone coping with cancer, newly diagnosed, in treatment, post treatment, survivor or caregiver, is invited to attend. For more information please contact Susy Schindler in the church office or at 314 352-4454.
Salem School Benefit Night
Salem Lutheran School and the PATS group is holding its first restaurant benefit night of the year at Fuddruckers in Sunset Hills from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on September 24th. Mention to your server you are from Salem and present this flyer so the school receives a portion of the purchase price of your meals.
Salem’s Voters’ Assembly will meet Sunday September 29th at 11:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. The purpose of this meeting is to elect officers to fill positions in the provisional leadership structure adopted by the congregation in June. For some positions there will be a slate of more than one candidate. Voting will take place by written ballot. All members of the congregation age 18 and older are encouraged to attend this meeting.
Pantry Shower for the Nowak Family
Salem is hosting a pantry shower this month to collect food items and other necessities for our new Vicar Brian and the Nowak family. A table is set up in the Atrium during the month of September to collect items purchased for the Nowaks. Please let God’s love shine through as you bring in food and other items!
Financial Peace University Returning to Salem
Financial Peace University is a program designed to teach you how to pay off debt, budget for expenses, save money and give generously. Salem Lutheran Church and School will offer this nine week course starting Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:45 p.m. in the school building. For more information you may contact Marie Wilson or go to this page. If you are ready to commit to this nine week class and are ready to sign up for the class you may do so here.
Ladies Guild to Meet
Salem Lutheran’s Ladies Guild is scheduled to meet on Thursday, October 3rd in the Fellowship Hall. The meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. with lunch. Members are asked to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and the Guild will provide coffee and desert. Following lunch there will be a brief business meeting to discuss the recently completed rummage and bake sale. All ladies of the congregation are welcome.
Youth Group Paintball
Salem’s Senior High Youth Group will be playing paintball on Saturday October 5th in Millstadt, Illinois. The event is open to all students from 7th to 12th grade, youth group alums and parents. The cost is $30 per person which includes paintball guns, 500 paintballs, all day air and use of a pavilion. Those who plan on playing or going to the event are asked to meet at 9:00 a.m. on the parking lot behind the Youth Room. Drivers are needed. If you plan on playing you must also complete an on-line waiver which you can fill out by going to this page. For more information or to RSVP please contact Youth Group Director Jeff Kullmann.
MOPS Volunteers Needed
MOPS is a group at Salem for mothers of young children from birth to age 5. It’s an important ministry for moms in our area as the group strives to model loving Christian values to the families, and hosting this group at Salem also introduces these families to our church and school. As our MOPS mothers meet twice monthly on Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. September through May, loving and playful men and women are needed to care for their little ones. If you’re able to help out, even if only intermittently, please contact Erica Plumb. MOPS would love to have you join them!
During September Salem Lutheran Church and School is collecting baby diapers. Because the state does not allow the use of EBT cards for diapers, the food pantry is asking that diapers sizes 3 – 4 – 5 be donated. These diapers can be purchased for less than $5.00. Please place your donations in the ACFP bin at the bottom of the atrium stairs.
To donate refrigerated or frozen food items, please contact Mary Wolfram. Your donations of other food and personal items are most welcome and very much appreciated. The clients of the ACFP are grateful for your generosity!
You may also make monetary donations to the food pantry. Please make your check payable to the Affton Christian Food Pantry and mail it to 4960 Heege Road, Affton, MO 63123.
The ACFP will hold its annual trivia night on September 21st at Seven Holy Founders Catholic Church. The event will have a St. Louis Blues ice hockey theme. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the “face off” at 7 p.m. The cost is $20 per person or $160 per table. For more information you may visit this page or call the food pantry at 314 978-5777.
To view everything happening at Salem Lutheran Church and School you may click on the “Spirit” for Sunday September 15th.