“What’s Happening at Salem”
Thanksgiving Worship at Salem
You and your loved ones are invited to join us at Salem Lutheran Church this Thanksgiving. Salem will host worship services at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday night November 22nd and at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning November 23rd.
Salem School will close at the end of the day on November 21st and the Church Office will close at 4 p.m. on November 22nd. The school, school office and church office will re-open on Monday the 27th.
Salem is about a third of the way through its 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.
Girl Scout Nut and Candy Fundraiser
Salem Girl Scout Troop 204 will host a fall nut and candy fundraiser this Sunday November 19th between the 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. worship services. These items would make great Christmas gifts. While you’re buying your candy and nuts you may also donate cash to the “USO Project Thank You” to give nuts and candy to our military troops this Christmas. Your support helps girls build a lifetime of skills and confidence. Thanks for supporting Salem’s Girl Scouts.
Altar Guild to Meet
All members of Salem’s Altar Guild are asked to attend the meeting on Tuesday night November 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The Altar Guild will be electing a new president of the organization at this meeting. The ladies of the Altar Guild are also asked if possible, to bring donations to the Affton Christian Food Pantry for its November goal of coats for those in need. (See the ACFP article below). All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend this meeting.
Dine Out for Salem School
Salem Lutheran School will hold another in its series of “Eat Out for Salem” nights on Tuesday evening November 28th. This fund raiser will take place at Chick-Fil-A. Salem will receive a percentage of the sales that evening but you must take the flyer from the Salem Spirit from the previous weekend with you so Salem gets credit for those members who dine out at the restaurant.
“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 November 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 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 352-4454.
Salem’s Cancer Support Group to Meet
The support group will meet this month on Tuesday night November 28th 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 a discussion of relationships with others during their cancer journey. For more information please contact Susy Schindler.
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 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
During the month of November the Affton Christian Food Pantry is collecting gently used coats of all sizes for those in need. In addition the ACFP is also collecting hats, mittens, gloves and scarves. Please place your donations in or around 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. 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 November 19th, 2017