What’s Happening at Salem
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Salem Lutheran Church’s Board of Elders has decided to close its sanctuary and meeting rooms for worship, Bible study and Sunday school. We realize this will create a hardship for many of our members but you may still worship by watching our streaming presentation on You Tube or Facebook. Or, if you prefer you may dial in to hear our worship services. For more information on these ways to worship from home please visit our Home Worship page.
While we are not meeting in the sanctuary, Salem’s financial obligations will continue just the same as if we were meeting corporately. To see how to continue giving please visit Salem’s Donation page.
Sunday Home Schooling
Salem’s Sunday School has been cancelled on campus, but the head of Sunday School Laura Frank is creating videos each week so home Sunday school can continue with parents teaching their kids what they would have learned if we were all together in the school classrooms.
This week’s lesson was “The Crucifixion”. You may view the video on Salem’s Facebook page, download the study guide to teach your children and get much more information by going to our Home Sunday School page.
Matching Funds for Donations to Salem
From now until the end of June, Thrivent Financial will match every two dollars you give to Salem Lutheran Church with one dollar of its own! Anyone, not just Thrivent members, can donate and take part in this giving program through the Thrivent Choice online personal donation platform offered in partnership with InFaith Foundation. As an example, if you donate $200 to Salem this month Thrivent will give an additional $100 to Salem Lutheran Church. For more information and to get started on the Thrivent website, enter “Salem Lutheran Church St. Louis”. Follow the instructions and it will send you to the InFaith website where you may complete your donation. For more information please contact Salem’s Financial Coordinator, Terry Rooney by email or at 314 352-4454.
Salem Featured in LCMS Publication
The official newspaper of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, The Reporter, has published an article in it’s current issue dealing with online worship. In this article Salem is featured and Pastor Wayne Huebner is quoted liberally. To view the article you may visit The Reporter’s website.
The director of Salem’s Youth Ministry has posted an update on this summer’s planned mission trip / servant event in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. To see Jeff’s message please visit Salem’s Youth Ministry page.
Men’s Club April Barbecue – Cancelled
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Salem’s Men’s Club has decided to cancel its first BBQ of the season. So, the barbecue originally scheduled for Saturday, April 11th will not take place. Instead, the Men’s Club is hopeful of opening up for its scheduled May barbecue on Saturday, May 9th. The men’s club appreciates your understanding and looks forward to serving you again soon!
Cancellations at Salem Lutheran Church Due to COVID-19 Virus
Due to concerns about Coronavirus Salem has postponed or cancelled a large number of events. Here is a listing of cancellations at Salem through mid April:
-Worship services, Bible studies and Sunday school have been cancelled to the public through at least Easter Sunday, April 12th. (However, they are being live streamed on the Internet).
–Tuesday evening Jazzercise classes have been postponed until further notice.
–The Men’s Club Barbecue on April 11th has been cancelled.
–The Salem Men’s Club Easter egg hunt and “Boy Scout Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” have been cancelled on April 11th.
Affton Christian Food Pantry Cleanup Saturday
On Saturday April 18th Salem will send a team of volunteers to the Affton Christian Food Pantry (ACFP) on Heege Road. The work will entail dusting, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and other general clean up chores at the pantry inside St. John Paul II Catholic Church. Those interested in helping are asked to meet at the food pantry on Heege Road at Noon For more information please email team leader Dale Decker.
During this unusual time Salem Lutheran Church and School is collecting food items to donate to the Affton Christian Food Pantry. Items sought this month include canned meats and vegetables, canned meals (soups, pastas) dried pasta and boxed foods (hamburger helper, rice and potato side dishes). 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, April 5th.