What’s Happening at Salem

“What’s Happening at Salem”


Thanksgiving Worship at Salem

Salem Lutheran Church and School will host worship services on Wednesday evening November 21st and Thursday morning November 22nd.  The service on Wednesday night will start at 7:00 p.m. and the Thursday service at 10:00 a.m.

Later in the weekend there will be no worship on Saturday evening the 24th at 5:00 p.m. and there will be no Faith Development hour on Sunday morning the 25th at 9:20 a.m.  The church and school offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after it.

Salem Lutheran Church and School wishes you a blessed Thankstiving!  O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good!


Affton Christian Food Pantry Cleanup Saturday

On Saturday November 17th 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 Men’s Club to Meet

Salem Lutheran Church and School’s Men Club will meet on the evening of November 19 to discuss ways of raising badly needed funds for the school and church.  Upcoming Men’s Club events are the annual Christmas Tree lot which will open after Thanksgiving and the yearly Sausage Supper the last weekend of January.  The Men’s Club welcomes all men of Salem to attend their meeting in the school’s lower level.  For more information check out the Men’s Club Page or contact President Tim Nickel at mensclubsalem@aol.com.

Men’s Club Christmas Tree Lot

The Salem Men’s Club Christmas Tree lot will open for business starting Friday November 23rd on the church lawn.  The tree lot will be open weekdays from three until nine p.m. and weekends from nine a.m. until nine p.m. and it will open each day until Christmas Eve or the trees sell out.  There will be a huge number of trees of all types and sizes to fit everyone’s budget.  For more information click here to go to the Men’s Club Christmas Tree Lot page.  Or you may contact mensclubsalem@aol.com.


Youth Group to Host Breakfast

Salem’s Youth Group will host breakfast in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday morning November 25th from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.  The meal will feature biscuits and gravy, pastries, fruit and yogurt parfait, coffee, milk and orange juice.  A free will offering will gratefully be accepted with the proceeds supporting Salem’s youth attending the 2019 LCMS National Youth Gathering.  So, enjoy breakfast, help the youth and enjoy Christian fellowship with our Salem family.


Salem’s Cancer Support Group will meet on Tuesday November 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Anyone who is coping with cancer be they newly diagnosed, in treatment, post treatment, caregiver or survivor is invited to join the support group.  For more information on Salem’s Cancer Support Ministry please contact susanschindler@slcas.org or by phone at 314 352-4454.


New Way to Contribute to Salem

Salem is participating in the trial of a new payment device in the Atrium located at the doors into the Sanctuary.  The device is called a Giveplus+ Sidekick Dip Jar, which takes credit card donations.  It works by inserting your credit card once to donate $5, twice to donate $10, three times to donate $15 and more times to donate more!  Salem appreciates your contributions in any amount!  For more information please contact Financial Coordinator Terry Rooney at 314 352-4454 or terryrooney@slcas.org.  For all of the ways to give to Salem check out our Contributions Page.



It’s that time of year again.  Christmas is coming and kids, tweens, and teenagers can be really difficult to buy for so how about a gift card?  If you’d like to purchase your holiday gift cards from Salem School now is the time!  A list of available gift cards is is located here in this form you may also download and print.  Be aware though, if there’s an asterisk (*) next to the business’ name it may take up to two weeks to get, so please plan ahead.  Small denomination cards are also once again available!  The last day to order gift cards and get them back in time for Christmas is December 12.  Cards may be purchased in the Atrium on Sunday mornings or from the school office on weekdays.  For more information please check out the “Together We’re Better” page or email Nicole Muratovic.


MOPS Volunteers Needed

MOPsMOPS 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 November Salem Lutheran Church and School is collecting items for the Affton Christian Food Pantry.  You can help by donating new gifts to the Food Pantry that may be used for Christmas gifts from the Pantry’s Christmas Boutique.  These items include sports items, toys, baby items and gifts for women and men.  In addition the ACFP is asking for electronic items and Christmas items.

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!  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 November 18th, 2018.