What’s Happening at Salem
The Salem Board of Elders has made the decision to reopen our sanctuary the first weekend in June; the 6th and 7th. For more information please visit our Reopening Salem page.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Salem Lutheran Church’s sanctuary and meeting rooms remain closed to worship, Bible study and Sunday school at this time. We realize this creates hardships for our members but you may still worship by watching our streaming presentations from your home on You Tube or Facebook. Or, if you prefer you may dial in to hear our worship services. To learn how to worship this way from home please visit our Home Worship page.
Salem Eighth Grade Confirmation
Salem Lutheran Church and School will hold its annual confirmation worship service for this year’s eighth grade students at Noon on May 31st in the church sanctuary. This will mark the first time the sanctuary will be open to the public since being closed in mid-March due to concerns about the coronavirus. A total of eleven students from Salem School and our Midweek Catechism class will be confirmed at the service. Families will be greeted by Salem’s elders for seating and safety information.
Teklu Ketema Receives Call to Maryland
Salem Lutheran Church and School’s 2018-2019 vicar, Teklu Ketema, has received a call to serve as Pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crofton, Maryland. Teklu served at Salem during the 2018-2019 academic year. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis on May 15th.
Teklu and Tsion, along with their children, Jonah and Selah, will leave for Maryland soon. Crofton is located between Washington D.C and Annapolis, MD. We praise God for this opportunity for them to serve our Lord Jesus Christ!
New Bible Study on King David
David was the greatest king of God’s Old Testament people, the Israelites. Throughout his life, God used many people to mold David into the man and leader he came to be. Our new Sunday morning Bible study looks at those people, but also helps us focus on the people God brings into our lives for the same purpose. Join Pastor Wayne Huebner and our seminarians on line for “Agents of Grace: The People in David’s Life and in Yours,” This online class will premiere on Sunday mornings starting at 9:20 a.m. May 31st and will last at least eleven weeks. You may access the study through our Home Worship page.
Salem’s Summer Sunday School is right around the corner and will begin on Sunday morning May 31st at 9:00 a.m. in a digital format similar to what Salem held during the coronavirus quarantine. Salem Lutheran’s Sunday School leader, Laura Frank, will be creating fun videos for Summer Sunday School students to watch with their parents online then afterwards they’ll have a study guide to use at home. Check back in the coming days for more information!
Virtual Vacation Bible Study
Even though this year is different than past years, Salem Lutheran Church and School will host Vacation Bible School again this year but in a digital way with online videos and activities! V-VBS, with the theme “Rainforest Explorers” will start on Monday morning June 8th and be held online each day through Friday, June 12th. This online VBS is open to all kids age three through eleven. If you’re ready to sign up for V-VBS you may do so online at this location. If you would like more information about this year’s theme “Rainforest Explorers” please visit our 2020 V-VBS page.
Men’s Club BBQ
Salem’s Men’s Club will finally be able to sell it’s world famous BBQ starting on Saturday June 13th, at 10:30 a.m. and lasting until it sells out. In the past the barbecue has sold out as early as 2:30 p.m. So get there early! The club will be closely following St. Louis County Health Department COVID-19 regulations. The event will take place on the church parking lot. After you park, your order will be taken by a Men’s Club member. That person will take your order and have it filled and then bring it to you. For more information about the barbecue and the price list please visit our Men’s Club BBQ page. Proceeds will go to help the children and families of Salem Lutheran Church and School.
During this unusual time Salem Lutheran Church and School is collecting food items to donate to the Affton Christian Food Pantry. Items being sought include rice, pasta and potato mixes as well as Hamburger Helper. The food pantry would also like canned entrees such as chili, chicken, beef stew, Vienna Sausages, chicken & dumplings, peanut butter, dried beans and rice. 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.
To view everything happening at Salem Lutheran Church and School you may click on the Spirit for Sunday, May 31st.