What’s Happening at Salem
Affton Christian Food Pantry Cleanup Saturday
On Saturday October 19th Salem will send a team of volunteers to the Affton Christian Food Pantry (ACFP) on Heege Road. The work will entail 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 12:00 Noon For more information please email team leader Dale Decker,
Salem Altar Guild Meeting
Salem Lutheran’s Altar Guild will meet on Tuesday morning October 22nd at 11:30 a.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall. The ladies will discuss the future role of the organization including meeting times and activities. Members attending are asked to bring a brown bag lunch with them. All ladies of the congregation are invited.
Salem’s Cancer Support Group Meeting
Anyone who is coping with cancer be it newly diagnosed, in treatment, post-treatment, survivor or caregiver is invited to Salem’s next Cancer Support Group meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Atrium. The group will continue its viewing of the video entitled, “Reflections on Psalm 23 for People with Cancer.” They will continue to discuss each portion of this well-known psalm as it provides comfort and courage in their cancer journey through the Good Shepherd’s love, care and guidance.
Trunk or Treat…
Salem Lutheran Church and School will host its annual Trunk or Treat on the evening of October 25th on the parking lot between the church and school. Candy must be individually bagged and may be given out between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. For the safety of everyone involved cars will be dismissed at 8:00 p.m. If it rains the event will not take place. For more information you may contact the church or school office.
…and then an After Party
Salem’s youth are invited to an “After Party” on Friday night October 25th right after the Trunk or Treat event. All 6th to 12th graders are invited to meet in the Youth Room about 8:00 p.m. in their favorite costume for a spooky party with food and games. The party is being thrown by youth leaders Sam Rogers and Rachel Schmieder. You may also contact youth group director Jeff Kullmann for additional info.
Cub Scout Trivia Night
Salem Lutheran’s Cub Scout pack will host a trivia night on Saturday evening November 2. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium and the cost is $15 per person. In addition to the trivia there will be a silent auction, raffle and 50/50 drawing. If you would like more information or to reserve your table please contact Ashley Smith.
New Men’s Bible Study Starting in November
Salem’s Men’s Bible Study will begin a course on Thursday night November 7th at 6:30 p.m. looking at the Book of Joshua. This fascinating book is the story of Israel from the conquest of Canaan to the Babylonian exile. All men of the congregatin are invited and encouraged to bring a friend with them to this hour of Bible study and fellowship. The class meets from 6:30 to 7:30 each Thursday night in the Conference Room. For more information please contact Vicar Brian Nowak.
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 October Salem Lutheran Church and School is collecting personal items, for men and women, to donate to the Affton Christian Food Pantry. Items being sought include shampoo, conditioner, bar soap 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 October 20th.