“What’s Happening at Salem”
New Faith Development Classes at Salem
With the start of a new school year comes an opportunity to grow in our faith. There are new Bible studies starting, a class for those interested in joining Salem or for learning more about the Lutheran faith and a new year of Sunday School. For more information on all of these classes and studies please go to our Faith Development Page.
Affton Christian Food Pantry Cleanup Saturday
This Saturday August 18th Salem will send a team of volunteers to the Affton Christian Food Pantry (ACFP) on Heege Road. The work will entail sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and other general clean up chores. Those interested in helping are asked to meet in the church conference room for snacks and a prayer at 12:15 p.m. and then will walk over to the food pantry on Heege Road at 12:30 p.m. For more information please email team leaders Dale Decker, Kyle Moellenhoff or Marie Wilson.
Salem Choir Workshop
If you’re interested in learning more about Salem’s Music Ministry a choir workshop will be held on Saturday morning August 25th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon in the church music room and atrium. The workshop will provide those attending a chance to learn more about the ministry and enjoy Christian fellowship. In addition snacks will be available and a light lunch will be served For more information please email John Wittmayer or by telephone at 314 352-4454 x 104.
Salem Lutheran School Pool Party
Gather up the kids, grab your flip flops, towels and swimming suits and join your Salem friends for a pool party on Sunday August 26th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Sunset Hills Aquatic Center at 12512 West Watson Rd. The cost is $5 per person with children under three getting in free. For more information contact the school office at 314 353-9242. The event is sponsored by PATS who hopes to see everyone at the party.
NYG Registration Festival
Salem Lutheran’s Youth Group will be holding a “Registration Festival” on Sunday afternoon August 26th at 5:30 p.m. for all students from eighth through 12th grades who are interested in attending next summer’s LCMS National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis. All youth who plan to attend the NYG are asked to bring at least one of their parents with them. For more information on the event and the NYG please visit Salem’s youth page.
Salem’s Cancer Support Group will meet on Tuesday August 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The discussion will focus on healthy living and the strength needed to cope with cancer and the side effects of its treatment. Anyone who is newly diagnosed, in treatment, post treatment, a survivor or caregiver is invited to attend.
Financial Peace University is Returning to Salem
Financial Peace University is an online course available in a group setting with other Salem friends and members to help you take control of your money, plan for your future and transform your life. You will receive financial coaching assistance, stay on track with digital tools and learn how to budget, save and pay off debt. You will also learn to plan and save for major expenses, identify the necessary types of insurance, invest in your future and give generously.
Financial Peace University will be held at Salem each Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., beginning September 4th and continuing each Tuesday through October 30th in the school. To register for this class please CLICK HERE. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
An Open Invitation from the Salem Men’s Club
Salem’s Men’s Club is looking for new members interested in becoming a part of the organization. The Men’s Club will be serving a light dinner and drinks in the school cafeteria on Monday September 10th at 6:30 p.m. before the regular meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. The Men’s Club is a service organization focused on raising money for the church and school, primarily focusing on the needs of the children. The organization has fund raising events every month. The events include a Christmas Tree lot, golf classic, BBQ’s, trivia night and Easter egg hunt. It also sponsors and supports school and church related events.
I invite you to join us for dinner on September 10th to see what the organization is all about. There is no commitment required. The club is seeking Dad’s and Grandpas interested in building a better future for the children and families at Salem! We hope to see you soon and if you don’t mind sending me an RSVP to email@example.com, it would help in our planning for the evening.
President of Salem Men’s Club
Salem School Quarter Auction
Looking for something fun to do and support Salem School at the same time? The School Board is hosting a “Quarter Auction” on Saturday evening September 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. To learn what a quarter auction is and more details on this event you may go here to download a flyer. For more information please call the school office at 314 353-9242 or email Glenda Schuermann or Jackie Crews.
16th Annual Salem Lutheran Golf Tournament
Salem Lutheran Men’s Club will be hosting its annual golf tournament on Saturday morning September 29th at the Prairies Golf Club in Columbia, Illinois. The cost is $100 per player or $400 per team. In addition hole sponsorships are available at three different levels. For more information check out the Salem Golf Tournament Page or please contact Men’s Club President Tim Nickel by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the month of August Salem Lutheran Church and School is collecting shelf safe foods for the Affton Christian Food Pantry Items requested are dry beans, one pound bags or boxes of rice, canned tomatoes, ramen noodles and canned vegetables. At this time corn and green beans are not needed. Your donations of other food and personal items are also welcome. Please place your donations in the ACFP bin located at the bottom of the atrium stairs.
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.
You may also support the Affton Christian Food Pantry by attending the “Pints for the Pantry” Beer Festival. The event takes place on Saturday August 25th in the American Czech Education Center at 4690 Lansdowne. Tickets are $45 each which you may purchase online. Proceeds from this festival will support the work of ACFP feeding hungry families.
To view everything happening at Salem Lutheran Church and School you may click on the “Spirit” for Sunday August 19th, 2018.