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“We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.”
Welcome to believers and questioners, and to questioning believers.

Here’s what is happening at Salem

 This weekend… July 28, 2016

 

Sunday’s gospel lesson is another familiar story, the rich man who wanted to build a bigger barn, only to have God say “Tonight your life is demanded of you.” The parable offers instruction and encouragement for all who are occasionally overwhelmed by the “unhappy business” of life. Jesus urges us to take care and be on guard against all kinds of greed. We who have died with Christ in holy baptism have also been raised with him and are encouraged to elevate our thinking, seeking the “things that are above.” To that end we seek the sustenance of the Lord’s supper and the encouragement of God’s word.

Four weeks ago, 6 youth and 4 adults went to Scranton, PA for a week of Workcamp. This Sunday they will share their experiences from the week. This year the theme was built around one word: EXTRAordinary. Together they looked at how God works through ordinary people and events to accomplish quite extraordinary things! Each day at workcamp they dug into a common reality in our world and discovered what Jesus can do to shift that ordinary to extraordinary when we spend time with him. When we walk with Jesus, there’s no such thing as ordinary! Sunday they will share that exeprience with you.

Food Pantry

When Salem’s Food Pantry first opened in October, barely a quarter of the parish hall was used for the shelves of food. Today almost half of the parish hall is being used for the shelves of food, tables full of fruits, vegetables, and bread products.
The pantry is open every 2nd & 4th Thursday from 4:30 – 6:30. Offering healthy and nutritious food items and everyday supplies. Fresh fruits and vegetables will also be available. Volunteers will be graciously accepted. Interested individuals should contact Joe Bales at joebales39@yahoo.com. Monetary contributions and food donations also graciously accepted. To view our Facebook page, click here.

 Youth ministry

We now have a special place on our website for our youth ministry. Check out upcoming youth events and get information about Hammonasset 2014. You can find it under Ministries on the menu bar at the top or by clicking here!

Aging & disability resource

We have added an aging and disability resource guide. You can find it under Resources above or by clicking here.

Calendar

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