What’s Happening at Salem

“What’s Happening at Salem”


 The Story 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.


Places of the PassionLent 2018

Each week during this Lenten season a different section of the Gospel according to St. Luke will take us to a different place – the Places of the Passion.  You’re invited to gaze in wonder on the spiritual work that our Lord does in those places.  Jesus will share His strength in your times of weakness.  When Jesus enters a place, He never leaves it as he found it.  The most troubling places in your life become the most amazing places of God’s grace when Jesus visits them.  In the Places of the Passion, your Lord Jesus is waiting to share with you a love that was set in place before the foundations of the world.  To view the entire worship schedule for Lent at Salem please visit our Places of Passion – Lent 2018″ page.


“Eat Out for Salem School”

Bandana's BarbecueSalem Lutheran School has scheduled another “Eat Out for Salem Night” where the proceeds will benefit the school.  This event is at Bandana’s BBQ in Sunset Hills on Tuesday February 27th from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Please make sure to take the insert from Sunday’s “Spirit” with you, so the school gets credit for your purchase.  For more information please contact the school office.


Salem’s Cancer Support Group to Meet

The support group will meet this month on Tuesday night February 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Anyone coping with cancer, newly diagnosed, in treatment, post treatment, survivor or caregiver, is invited to join the group as it continues its discussion of communication with others during their cancer journey.  For more information contact Susy Schindler.


Ladies Guild to Meet on March 1

Salem Lutheran Church and School’s Ladies Guild will meet on Thursday morning March 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall.  The ladies will gather together for a brown bag lunch.  Members are asked to bring a sandwich and the guild will provide coffee and dessert.  A short business meeting will follow lunch.  All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend.


Salem School Spring Musical

Courtesy California, Mo. Democrat

Salem School invites you to its Spring musical “Once Upon a Lily Pad” in Salem School’s Luepke Auditorium.  This event will take place on Friday night March 2nd at 7:00 p.m.  The musical will be presented by Pre-K through 4th grade students.  This musical production follows a family of frogs as they discover God made them just the way they are with their own special talents.  Those unable to attend  the performance are invited to attend the dress rehearsal at 9:00 a.m. that same morning.  Everyone is invited to this colorful musical event!


Salem Spring Clean Up in March

You are invited to help clean up the Salem Church and School Grounds each Saturday morning in the month of March.  The cleanup will take place from 8:00 a.m. to Noon on March 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th; weather permitting.  Everyone’s help is needed picking up trash, raking leaves, trimming bushes, pulling weeds, adding mulch and in general making our grounds pleasing to God and the community.  Everyone is invited to help.  There will be a short meeting of volunteers on March 3rd at 8:00 a.m. in the circle drive in front of the church addition.  Please bring shovels, rakes and hand tools with you to help with the cleanup.  For more information please contact Board of Property Management Chairman Roger Gardner by email at cbrwgard@att.net.


Affton Christian Food Pantry Cleanup Saturdays

Starting March 17th Salem will volunteer the third Saturday of every month at the Affton Christian Food Pantry (ACFP).  The work will entail breaking down cardboard boxes, sweeping, mopping, and other general clean up chores.  For more information please visit our Affton Christian Food Pantry Cleanup Saturdays page or contact Vicar Bryan  by email or at 314 352-4454.


MOPS Volunteers Needed

MOPS is a group at Salem for mothers of young children from birth to age 5. It is 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 Anne Wanless or Kari  Lovera.  MOPS would love to have you join them!


Affton Christian Food Pantry News

February is “Healthy Heart Month” so the Affton Christian Food Pantry is requesting healthy food items for the
Food Pantry.  Items being sought are low sodium canned vegetables (no green beans please), low sodium / low fat soups and broths, whole grain cereals, oatmeal, nuts, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts and macadamia nuts.  The Affton Christian Food Pantry is also collecting legumes and extra virgin olive oil and green tea.

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 February 25th, 2018