What’s Happening at Salem
Salem’s sanctuary is open on a limited basis to worship and Holy Communion. The Board of Elders has updated our worship policy for July. To read the new policy and for more information please visit our Reopening Salem page. Even though the sanctuary is open Salem Lutheran Church is continuing to stream worship services, Bible studies, Sunday school and daily devotions indefinitely. To worship from home please visit our Home Worship page.
Fourth of July Weekend at Salem
The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year and Salem has made the decision to not hold its 5:00 p.m. Saturday worship service that evening. The church will reopen the next morning on Sunday, July 5th holding worship with Holy Communion at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. But, keep in mind there will be no Summer Sunday School or Bible Study that morning. Saturday evening worship will continue again on Saturday July 11th with Sunday school and Bible study resuming on July 12th. In addition, the church office will close on July 3rd to observe the holiday. The office will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6th.
New Men’s Bible Study of Romans
Salem’s Thursday night Men’s Bible study will begin a new class on July 9th in the Church Fellowship Hall looking at Paul’s letter to the Romans. This book was written by the apostle in the mid first century. It tells the Romans and us about the love of God, who He is and what He has done for us. It tells us of Jesus Christ’s resurrection and our salvation because of it. The course is one hour long and will take place each Thursday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. All men of Salem are invited to take part in the fellowship and Bible study, and encouraged to bring their friends and neighbors. Masks are required as is social distancing.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Tuesday morning Bible study this spring and summer. The shelter-in-place restrictions led us to put our study on the internet and our telephone ministry. In a strange and wonderful way, this allowed many more people to study God’s Word here in St. Louis and across the country. Our usual custom is to conclude our Tuesday study by Memorial Day. This year we ran He Is I Am through June 23rd. We will now take a summer break until after Labor Day. We hope to meet again in person starting Tue. September 8th. Regardless of whether this is possible, we will continue streaming the Tuesday Bible study on line and by telephone for those at home. Information on our next study will be available in August. May the Lord keep you in his care until we meet again! – Pastor Wayne Huebner
Salem Grocery Pickup / Delivery Program
Salem has organized a group of volunteers who are willing to pick up and deliver
groceries or prescriptions to Salem church members, school families and friends and
neighbors in our community who are unable to leave their homes. This is a free
service. However, the family or individual requesting it is required to pay for the items. Salem is not collecting donations of food or supplies for delivery, but simply offering to pickup needed items from the grocery store or pharmacy and deliver them. To schedule your order pickup and delivery, please contact Vicar Brian Nowak by email or phone at (314) 352-4454.
Men’s Club July Barbecue
Salem’s Men’s Club will be back at it on Saturday, July 11th providing the Salem and Affton communities with its “World Famous” BBQ! The barbecue will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the upper parking lot. You will be met by a Men’s Club member who will take your order, fill it and then return it to you at your vehicle so you never have to leave the safety of your vehicle. To learn more about the monthly barbecue please visit our Salem Men’s Club BBQ page. Proceeds from this month’s event will go to help the children at Salem Lutheran School.
Affton Christian Food Pantry Cleanup Saturday
On Saturday July 18 Salem will send a team of volunteers to the Affton Christian Food Pantry (ACFP) on Heege Road. The work includes disinfecting, 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 July team leader Dale Decker.
During this unusual time Salem Lutheran Church and School is collecting items to donate to the Affton Christian Food Pantry. Items requested this month include all food items, especially canned vegetables. The pantry is also seeking laundry detergent, toilet tissue and personal hygiene products. If you are able, 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.