What’s Happening at Salem
Altar Guild to Meet on November 19
Members of the Altar Guild. who will meet in the Fellowship Hall, are asked to please bring donations of personal and household items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, hand lotions and the like. These items are being sought by the Salem Missionary / Evangelism group to help the homeless.
Members are also asked to bring a brown bag lunch. The guild will provide coffee and a dessert. During the meeting the ladies of the Altar Guild will also discuss its upcoming Christmas cookie sale set for Sunday, December 8th and the organizations Christmas party on Tuesday, December 17th.
Salem School Benefit Dinner Night
You are invited to join Salem Lutheran School by dining out on Tuesday evening November 19th from 5:00– 8:00 p.m. at Chick-fil-A at 3801 Hampton Ave just north of Chippewa. You will need to present a flyer from the school when you order and Chick-fil-A will donate 15% of the sales back to Salem. Please contact Salem School for the flyer.
Missouri District Youth Gathering
All youth members at Salem Lutheran Church and School from eighth through 12 grade are invited to attend the 2019 Missouri District Youth Gathering (DYG) November 22nd to 24th.
This event is an assembly of youths provided by the Missouri Youth Ministry Committee and Lutheran Youth Fellowship Team to renew and re-energize Lutheran youth from across Missouri. Events include community building, music, Bible studies, guest speakers, a Saturday servant event and a worship service to finish the weekend. This year’s theme is “Fantastic Truths And Where To Find Them”. If you’re interested in attending please contact Jeff Kullmann via email, text or phone.
Salem’s Evangelism Team Seeking Donations
This group of Salem members, dedicated to reaching out to the community, is starting a project to prepare “care kits” to be handed out to the homeless. The goal is to make as many kits as possible. not only to keep at church, but also for team members to carry in their vehicles, to offer homeless individuals on the streets of our community.
The team is seeking donations of wool socks, knit/jersey gloves, band aids, lip balm, pocket packs of tissues, energy or granola bars, toothbrushes, travel size toothpaste and gallon size zip-lock bags. Salem’s newest team can always use monetary contributions to support the effort. You may place your items in the atrium area marked “Care Kit Donations.” The Evangelism Team thanks you for your help in seeking to serve!
MOPS Volunteers Needed
MOPS 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 Thanksgiving food items to donate to the Affton Christian Food Pantry. Items sought include stuffing, cranberry sauce, instant potatoes, gravy mixes, canned corn, canned pumpkin and the like. 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 November 17th.