Chapel at Salem
Salem Lutheran School seeks to follow God’s word in growing in grace as His people and fulfilling the purpose He has for every life as seen in God’s call to train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not part from it (Proverbs 22:6).
- We believe that God is our loving Father and we are His children.
- We believe because of our imperfection, everyone needs a Savior.
- We believe God sent His only Son, Jesus, to die for our sins.
- We believe that those who believe in Jesus’ death and resurrection are His disciples.
To this end, on most Wednesday afternoons, the students of Salem gather to worship and praise our loving Heavenly Father. Parents are invited to worship with us weekly. Chapel offerings collected in our weekly services are designated for various mission projects on local, national, and international levels. Once a month Salem students meet with their cross-age teams for devotions and activities that support the monthly chapel theme. At these team meetings older students are leaders and mentors for younger students. Our goal in spiritual development is to lead students to be more like Jesus and to help others be more like Jesus.
Each year, Salem has a chapel theme.
This year’s theme is Love Like Jesus – John 13:34-35
34 [Jesus said, ] “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Kids Choristers is a school choir comprised of all students in Kindergarten, First and Second Grades. The choir concentrates on learning to sing as a group with proper vocal technique. The choir sings monthly for worship, chapel and other school and community events. Kids Choristers rehearses on Wednesdays from 9:15 to 9:45 pm and is directed by Mr. John Wittmayer
Kids’ Praise is a school choir comprised of all students in Third, Fourth and Fifth grades. The choir concentrates on proper choral technique and singing in parts. The choir sings monthly for worship, chapel and other school and community events. Kids’ Praise rehearses on Wednesdays from 9:50 to 10:35 am and is directed by Mr. John Wittmayer.
Middle School Choir and Handbells
Middle School Choir is a school choir comprised of all students in Sixth, Seventh and Eighth grades. The choir continues to emphasize proper choral and vocal singing with an eye to singing as a life-long endeavor. The choir sings monthly for worship, chapel and other school and community events. Rehearsals are Wednesday mornings from 8:20 to 9:05 am. The choir is directed by Mr. John Wittmayer.
Seventh and Eighth grades students will also participate in a semester of handbells. This is an opportunity to work together as a musical team. Proper handbell technique and working together as an ensemble are stressed. The handbell choir rings monthly for worship, chapel and other school and community events. During this Spring semester, 8th graders will be participating, rehearsing Tuesdays from 1:35 to 2:20 pm. The choir is directed by Mr. John Wittmayer.