“What’s Happening at Salem”
Two New Sunday Morning Bible Studies
Salem will begin two new Bible Studies on the morning of January 27th. One is called “Sacred Marriage” and the other is “Colossians: a Study of Paul’s Imagination”. Both classes will take place from 9:20 – 10:10 a.m. each Sunday morning through March 3rd.
What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? Your marriage is much more than a union between you and your spouse. It’s a spiritual discipline ideally suited to help you know God more fully and intimately. Whether it’s delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God. Everything about your marriage—everything from the history you and your spouse create, to the love you share, to the forgiveness you both offer and seek by turn—is filled with the capacity to help you grow in Christ’s character. Join Pastor Huebner and Deaconess Kris Paul each Sunday morning in the Chapel for “Sacred Marriage“ starting Sunday January 27th. For more information you may view a video by clicking on the image above.
You are invited to join Concordia Seminary field education students Ben Oelschlaeger and Jennifer Wientge for “Colossians: A Study of Paul’s Imagination.” This Bible study points to Paul’s work in Colossians as a key to how Christians construct their world view. The class will dive into a variety of perspectives of this world view found in Colossians and their parallels to the dominant secular world views of our time. The study will meet Sundays from 9:20 to 10:10 a.m. January 27th through March 3rd in the Fellowship Hall.
New Thursday Night Men’s Bible Study
Salem’s Men’s Bible Study has started a six week study of the book of First John which teaches of love and fellowship with God. All men in the congregation are invited to attend this class that starts at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday and lasts about an hour. For more information on this class please email Vicar Teklu Ketema or call him at 314 352-4454.
Men’s Club Sausage Supper
The Men’s Club will be holding its annual Sausage Supper on Sunday January 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Salem School Cafeteria. The dinner features Salem’s special recipe pork sausage, mashed potatoes & gravy, sauerkraut, green beans, apple sauce, a homemade desert and your beverage. The cost is just $10 for adults and $5 for children six to ten. Kids under five eat for free! For more “information please visit the Men’s Club Sausage Supper page.
Salem Lutheran School will be holding an open house during the supper. The school will be open for visitors and prospective students from Noon to 2:00 p.m. Contact the school office at 314 353-9242 for more information.
Salem’s Altar Guild will have a cookies and craft booth during the supper. The ladies of the Altar Guild invite those attending to come visit their booth in the gymnasium.
National Lutheran Schools Week
Salem Lutheran School will participate in National Lutheran School Weeks the last week of January with a number of events. This celebration of Lutheran schools will take place from January 28 – February 1st. Each day will have a dress down day theme. The week will end on Friday February first with Grandparents Day. Make sure you mark your calendar for this fun filled week!
“Souper Bowl” for Hunger
Bayless High School culinary and art students will host the Seventh Annual Souper Bowl for Hunger on Friday evening February 1st from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. to benefit the Affton Christian Food Pantry. The event will be held at the St. John Paul II Parish Center on Heege Road. The Bayless students will be serving chili, mac & cheese and hot dogs at the dinner. The price of admission is five canned food items or five dollars. For more information contact the Affton Christian Food Pantry at 314 580-3138. Salem is a member congregation of the Affton Christian Food Pantry.
Salem’s Senior High Youth Group will be hosting its tenth annual Valentine’s Dinner on Saturday evening February 16th from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The meal will feature Mostaccioli or Fettuccini with salad, bread, desert and beverages. All of this will be available for a free will offering. There will be hourly seatings and reservations are reccomended. For more information please visit the Valentine’s Dinner page.
During January Salem Lutheran Church and School is collecting items for the Affton Christian Food Pantry. You can help by donating Personal Hygeiene Products. Items you might wish to donate include toilet tissue, facial tissue, wetwipes, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, hair products, bar soap, deoderaant and women’s sanitary products. 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 January 20th.