“What’s Happening at Salem”
The Story takes place each weekend at 5 p.m. Saturday and 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Story is a church wide experience that unites and equips participants as they engage the Bible. Reading like a novel, The Story features a seamless, compelling narrative. Condensed into 31 easy to read chapters, The Story sweeps readers into an unfolding chronological progression of Bible characters and events. The goal is to have every man, woman and child at Salem participate. Key elements of The Story at Salem are sermons, Bible studies, family devotions and personal reading. To learn more please visit The Story page.
New Ways to Contribute to Salem
Text to Donate – Now, in a matter of seconds, you may make your weekly offering or respond to a special appeal. No login or account setup is required and easy debit/credit card registration is available through your smartphone. Simply text an amount (no dollar sign needed) to 314-441-7143 and follow the prompts to make your donation.
Give+Mobile App – Download “GivePlusChurch” for free from the App Store or Google Play. Find Salem by zip code 63123, and you can easily make donations from your smartphone using your debit/credit card or your checking/savings account.
A new generic offering envelope is now also available in the pew racks with the attendance and prayer request cards. For more information on these apps and the envelope please visit the Salem Contributions Page.
Affton Christian Food Pantry Cleanup Saturdays
On Saturday April 21st Salem will send a team of volunteers to the Affton Christian Food Pantry (ACFP). The work will entail breaking down cardboard boxes, sweeping, mopping, and other general clean up chores. For more information please contact Vicar Bryan by email or at 314 352-4454.
Square Dancing Coming to Salem
Salem’s Board of Fellowship and Youth Ministry Board will sponsor a Square Dance in the school gymnasium on Saturday night April 21st from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun for some square dancing, circle dancing and line dancing with George Dunbar from the St. Louis Area Square Dance Caller’s Guild, who will
teach the steps and call the dances. Invite your family and friends to form a square of 8, or come join others in dancing and enjoy the fellowship. If you don’t want to dance, you’re invited to come and watch. (You might just decide you do want to dance.) Snacks, soda and babysitting will be available. A free will offering will be taken. This event is open to 6th grade youth up to adult and to 4th and 5th grade youth accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Sandy Siepman.
Preschool Open House
Salem Lutheran’s Preschool will be hosting an open house at Noon on Sunday April 22nd. Students and their parents are invited to meet their teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. Prospective families are also welcome to come and see what Salem has to offer!
Salem Lutheran Cancer Support Ministry
The support group will meet this month on Tuesday night April 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone coping with cancer, newly diagnosed, in treatment, post treatment, survivor or caregiver, is invited to join the group as it continues its discussion of communication with others during their cancer journey. For more information contact Susy Schindler.
Ladies Guild to Meet on May 3rd
Salem Lutheran Church and School’s Ladies Guild will meet on Thursday morning May 3 at 11:30 a.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall. The ladies will gather together for a brown bag lunch. Members are asked to bring a sandwich and the guild will provide coffee and dessert. A short business meeting will follow lunch. All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend.
Church Ushers Needed
If you’ve ever thought about volunteering at Salem one way you can help is ushering. Salem’s ushers are members of Salem just like you using their time and talents to serve the congregation. The ushers are looking for individuals, families or groups who might be interested in serving on an existing team or as substitutes. For more information you may contact head usher Shaye Knowles at email@example.com.
Affton Christian Food Pantry News
During the month of April Salem Lutheran Church and School is collecting the following food items for
donation to the Affton Christian Food Pantry:
peanut butter, jelly, cereal, healthy snacks, canned chicken, tuna, chili and chicken & dumplings. These items are used for “Brown Bag” lunches, which are given to the kids of the pantry while they are home during school breaks and the summer.
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.
To view everything happening at Salem Lutheran Church and School you may click on the “Spirit” for Sunday April 15th, 2018