Sunday Morning Worship
With the Corona virus outbreak, we are living in unprecedented times. Church leadership is evaluating the risks and determining whether or not to have worship service on a week to week basis.
We are working to balance health concerns with the need to come together as a community both to worship God and comfort each other. Church council is checking in with "high risk" members to help with any needs they may have. If you are able to help, please do. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, offers to help or if you have already checked in on someone/know of a need.
Our Nutrition Center was closed on 3/16 and 3/17 as they prepared to move to a "to-go" boxed lunch option. This option allows us to protect our volunteers while still offering meals to those who so desperately need them. They will resume meal service on 3/23.
Please remember that, like you, Salem still has financial obligations to meet during this time. If you are able, please mail in your pledge or donate online. We have temporarily moved our "donate" button to our main web page to make it easier to find.
This is a scary time for many. Please remember that God has a plan, though we may not understand it. Take the recommended precautions: wash your hands for 20 seconds (a good time to pray), stay home if you're sick and limit outside contact when possible. If you are in need of supplies but can't go out, please let us know. Salem is family and together we will get through this. Please also keep in your prayers all those who continue to go to work to keep us safe and keep supplies coming.
Our service is traditional with some contemporary aspects. The vitality of our worship reflects our understanding that we worship the God who prevails.
Each week, our pastor preaches a sermon which is bibically based, sensitive to the original context of the scripture lesson and related to contemprary living. We understand that our faith is a treasure handed down from those who have gone before us. We also understand that the best of our tradition is God's redeeming power among us, in the present and the future. "Behold, I am doing a new thing" God, through Isaiah tells us of His intention for His people.
Children in Worship: We welcome children in worship (as we think all churches should!) and encourage them to be involved when possible. Each week, our children signal the start of worship by ringing our church bell. About 10 minutes into worship they share in a "Time with Our Young People" led by our pastor or other youth leader. After such time they may join their peers in Sunday School, or remain in service with their family. On the first Sunday of each month our Junior Deacons collect the offering and bring in the elements for Holy Communion.