“What’s Happening at Salem”
2019 National Youth Gathering is Over but Lives on in Memories
The 2019 National Youth Gathering has come and gone ending this morning with worship and Holy Communion prior to the closing ceremoney. Thousands of youths and adults from every state in the US and 20 foreign nations attended the service at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. 34 youth and adults from Salem spent the past week in Minnesota working on projects to help many communities, in prayer and worship and fellowship with other Lutherans. At this morning’s service Maggie Huebner played percussion in the orchestra, while Aleina Harper and Chris Burns sang in the choir. Here are a few pictures from the closing worship service courtesy of the LCMS NYG. By clicking on the images you may see the full size pictures. Salem’s full delegation also participated in the worship service by singing, hearing a sermon from LCMS President Matthew Harrison and partaking of the body and blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Affton Christian Food Pantry Cleanup Saturday
On Saturday July 20th 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 at 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.
During July Salem Lutheran Church and School is collecting canned fruits, apple sauce, BBQ sauce, catsup, mustard and pickles. 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.
To view everything happening at Salem Lutheran Church and School you may click on the “Spirit” for Sunday July 14th.