“What’s Happening at Salem”
Advent and Christmas Worship at Salem
Advent is the time of year when we prepare are hearts for the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Salem will offer numerous opportunities to worship and prepare for the birth of Jesus in the coming days. For a full list of worship services and times please go to our Advent & Christmas 2017 Worship Schedule.
Salem is about a third of the way through its nine-month study of The Story which 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.
Stewardship at Salem
Everything we have belongs to God, our time, talents, and treasure. We are to manage what we have been given to His glory. A steward does not own anything. Stewardship means we are to manage our gifts to serve the Lord. To learn more about stewardship of our gifts please visit the Salem Stewardship Page.
Christmas Tea on December 17
All women of Salem Lutheran Church and School are invited to a Christmas Tea, hosted by Crystal Huebner at the Huebner residence. The event will take place on Sunday afternoon December 17th from Noon until 2:00 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments, Christian fellowship and the joy of this Christmas season! For directions or more information you may contact the Salem Church Office at 314 352-4454 or email@example.com.
Altar Guild Christmas Party
Salem’s Altar Guild will gather on Tuesday evening December 19th at 6:30 p.m. for its annual Christmas Party. The ladies of the Altar Guild will enjoy a meal at the party and then discuss the just completed Christmas Cookie sale. The party will be held in the Salem Church Fellowship Hall.
Men’s Club Christmas Tree Lot
The Salem Lutheran Men’s Club Christmas tree lot is open for business everyday from now until Christmas Eve on the church lawn. There are Christmas trees and other items for every need and every budget. The tree lot will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays. For more information visit the Men’s Club Christmas Tree Lot page.
Together We’re Better Gift Cards
With Christmas rapidly approaching, Salem’s PATS organization can help take some stress out of your life by providing you with gift cards for those hard to shop for family members and friends. The cards are being sold in the school office weekdays or on Sunday mornings in the Church Atrium. A list of available cards may be viewed by clicking here. Please be aware if there’s an asterisk (*) next to the business name, it may take up to two weeks to obtain that specific card, so please plan ahead. The final day to order gift cards and receive them in time for Christmas is December 13. For large orders, you may e-mail Jill Cody.
And now, for a limited time, a number of special small denomination gift cards are available. These make great stocking stuffers but are available only while supplies last.
Affton Christian Food Pantry News
During the month of December the Affton Christian Food Pantry is collecting the ingredients needed to bake Christmas cookies. Ingredients being sought include sugar, flour, chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles, toppings and similar items. Please place your donations in or around 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. Your donations are very much appreciated by those in need in our community.
An Evening of Improv Presented by the Youth Group
Salem’s Senior High Youth Group will bring the improvisational comedy group, 321 Improv to Salem in January. The group has performed at the last two LCMS National Youth Gatherings and has appeared in 40 US States and four Canadian provinces. If you are a fan of comedy this is a can’t miss event. 321 Improv will appear in Salem School’s Gymnasium on January 12, 2018. Tickets are now available and priced at $10, $15 and $25 each. For more info please contact Bill Castiaux. You don’t want to miss this family friendly event. Proceeds will go towards sending Salem youth to the 2019 National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis.
To view everything happening at Salem Lutheran Church and School you may click on the “Spirit” for Sunday December 10th, 2017