What’s Happening at Salem

“What’s Happening at Salem”


Salem is in the midst of a 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.


Sunday School Special Presentation

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Salem’s Sunday School will feature the puppet ministry from St. Paul Des Peres Lutheran Church this coming Sunday October 22nd.  H.I.S. Puppeteers will present “Anchored in Jesus” in the Fellowship Hall at 9:20 a.m.  Everyone is invited to join our Sunday School students to hear how our hope is found in Jesus Christ!


Salem to Host Reformation Music Festival

Join Salem as it continues the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  On Sunday October 22nd at 3:00 p.m. Salem’s music ministries will present a festival of music based on the three solas of the Reformation: Grace Alone, Faith Alone and Scripture Alone.  There will be choral selections by Salem’s Kids Choristers (K-2nd grade students), Kids Praise Choir (3rd-5th grade students), Middle School Choir (6th-8th graders), and the Parish Choir. There will also be music by the 7th Grade Handbells, Parish Handbells and instrumentalists.  All singers and musicians will be directed by Salem’s Director of Music John Wittmayer.  A reception will follow the concert.


Salem’s Cancer Support Group to Meet

The support group will meet this month on Tuesday night October 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The group will view a video and then discuss relationships. Anyone coping with cancer, newly diagnosed, in treatment, post treatment, survivor or caregiver, is invited to join the group as it continues a discussion of relationships with others during their cancer journey.  For more information please contact Susy Schindler.


“Sewing and Crocheting with Pam”

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to sew or crochet, this is your chance to learn a new skill.  Join Pam Moellenhoff on Tuesday night October 24th at 6:30 p.m.  The class, to be held in a casual setting,  meets twice a month.  If you’d like to attend or need additional information please contact Pam Moellenhoff via email or by calling the church office at (314) 352-4454.


Dine Out for Salem School Benefit Night

On Thursday night October 26th Salem Lutheran School will be the beneficiary of Happy Joes Pizza and Ice Cream.  Food purchases that evening for Salem will receive a percentage of the sale back from the restaurant.  Please take the flyer from that weekend’s Salem “Spirit” with you so the school receives credit for your purchase.  The restaurant is located at 7918 Watson Road.


Christmas Card Make and Take Class

On Saturday November 4th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. a class will be held, by Salem’s Glenda Schuermann, on making Christmas cards.  Those attending the class in the Fellowship Hall will learn to make six different Christmas cards plus a “Thinking of You” card that will go to Salem’s Cancer Support Ministry.   Card making materials will be provided and refreshments will also be included.  If you wish to attend please bring plenty of adhesives, paper snips, bone folder and other supplies you may have.  The cost is $28 per person.  For more information please contact Glenda Schuermann.


Hayride and Bonfire at Queeny Park

Salem’s Youth Group will gather on Saturday night November 4th at 7:00 p.m. for its annual hayride and bonfire.,  The event will take place at Queeny Park and last until 10:30 p.m.  If you’re interested in attending please contact Jeff Kullmann.  The cost of a wagon for the hayride is $150.00 and each wagon holds 20 people.  If you are attending you must bring ten dollars and may also bring in your own beverage and snack plus S’mores fixings.  Should it rain, the youth will spend the night in the Youth Room.


 Free Live Stream of Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money Tour – at Salem

Watch a free live stream of Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money at Salem Lutheran School on Tuesday night November 7th, from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the school’s Computer Lab.  Over the last 25 years, many lives have been changed through Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.  This November, Dave will be live streaming his Smart Money event to churches and Financial Peace University classes across the country.  Salem is excited to  be a host site for this event and the presentation is absolutely free!

Dave and Rachel Cruze will take the stage on November 7th in Phoenix and Salem will stream the event in real time.  Please come to the school Computer Lab and learn the steps you and your family can take to live like no one else.  Space is limited, so if you are interested, please sign up  by using this link to be a part of the event.  If you have questions or trouble registering please contact Deaconess Kristina Paul at 314 352-4454.


Salem’s Reformation Fair

Do you know any German words?  Do pretzels have a religious background?  Did Martin Luther ever save anyone’s life?

Join Salem members after the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday November 12th.  The event will begin in the Fellowship Hall with a “German” lunch of bratwursts, hot dogs, side dishes and root beer.  After lunch you’ll be able to explore various stations presenting aspects of Martin Luther and the Reformation through inter-active fun-filled events.  Salem’s Men’s Club will provide the barbecue items but you’ll need to sign up or contact the church office so there is enough food for everyone.  Learn more about Lutherans at this 500th Anniversary of the Reformation event.


MOPS Volunteers Needed

MOPsMOPS 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 man and women are needed to care for their little ones.  If you’re able to help out, even if only intermittently, please contact Kari  Lovera.  MOPS would love to have you join them.


Affton Christian Food Pantry News

The Affton Christian Food Pantry is seeking hair care products during the month of October.  These items are needed in every home but may not be purchased with food stamps.  If you are able to do so please contribute combs, hairbrushes, shampoos, conditioners, styling products and hairspray.

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.

To view everything happening at Salem Lutheran Church and School you may click on the “Spirit” for Sunday October 22nd, 2017