What’s Happening at Salem
Tuesday Morning Bible Study Returning in September
This lively Bible Study will return on Tuesday, September 3rd from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The class will be taught by Pastor Wayne Huebner and Vicar Brian Nowak. It will study the Psalms under the theme, Conversations with God. Perhaps no other portion of the Scriptures is so well known and yet so little understood. Most people know a few “literary gems” or “appetizers” from the Psalms. But we are invited to sit down at the table and enjoy the Psalms’ full spiritual feast. We will also see Christ Jesus in the Psalms through the light of His Gospel for our lives. This study is for people of all ages. You will not be called upon to read aloud or comment unless you wish to do so. We hope you will attend each Tuesday morning.
Salem Lutheran Church and School is offering a class to those interested in becoming members at Salem. The class named “Invited by God”, will be held at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday September 11th and then each successive Wednesday evening through November 13th. The course will last from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. each week and is open to those who would like to be members at Salem or those who would like to renew their knowledge of Lutheran beliefs. The “Invited by God” class will be led by Pastor Wayne Huebner. For more information or to register please contact Salem’s Director of Assimilation Pam Moellenhoff by email or by calling 314 352-4454.
Women’s Bible – Study Stepping Up (Psalms of Ascent)
Join Deaconess Kris and other women for an in-depth study of Psalms 120-134, lead by author Beth Moore. Traveling pilgrims sang these psalms both on the way to the great festivals of the Lord and as key elements of the worship at those festivals. Just as a song or poem can express feelings of fear, doubt, hope, and joy, these 15 psalms model how we can voice our own petitions and praises to our God, who is always available and ready to hear us.
This class will start on Wednesday, September 4th and continue each Wednesday through November 20th. The class will last from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each week at Salem. It will alternate weeks of DVD teaching from Ms. Moore and group discussion of home study questions. Free childcare will be available but please RSVP. The cost of the workbook is $14 but scholarships are available. Please contact Deaconess Kris before August 29th to reserve your workbook.
Volunteers Needed for Sunday School
Salem is looking for a few teachers to make its Sunday School program a great place to learn about Jesus! Sunday School will meet each Sunday beginning September 8th in several locations on the Salem campus between 9:20 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. Kindergarten students through those in eighth grade are scheduled to meet in the school building. High School students will meet with Mr. John Wittmayer in the church conference room.
If you are ready to commit to teaching this year or would like to have more information please contact Laura Frank. In addition an office assistant is being sought. This person will be responsible for buzzing parents and students into the school building so everyone is secure.
Music Ministry Opportunities
Salem’s Parish Choir will hold a workshop on Saturday, August 24th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon in the church music room and atrium. Breakfast snacks will be served in the morning and a light lunch will follow this choral event. In addition Salem has openings in its Handbell choir. For more information on both of these opportunities please contact Salem’s Director of Music Ministries John Wittmayer at 314 352-4454.
Salem’s Cancer Support Group Meeting
Salem’s members hearts overflow with God’s love for those living with cancer. 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, August 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the Atrium. The discussion will continue to focus on seeing God at work in the cancer experience and finding hope in Christ, who is our Good Shepherd, the Light in our darkness, and our Living Lord, who has come to give abundant life!
Ladies Guild to Meet on September 5
After taking the summer off Salem Lutheran Church and School’s Ladies Guild will meet on Thursday morning September 5th at 11:30 a.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall. The ladies will gather together for a brown bag lunch and to discuss its upcoming rummage sale later in the month.. Members are asked to bring a sandwich and the guild will provide coffee and dessert. All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend.
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 August Salem Lutheran Church and School is collecting canned tuna, and meal supplements such as hamburger and tuna helper, Rice-A-Roni, Stove Top mixes and the like. The food pantry is also seeking donations of personal care items such as soap, shampoo and toothpaste. 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 August 18th.