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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… August 25, 2016

 

In this Sunday’s gospel lesson from Luke Jesus tells us when we give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.

That once again Luke situates a narrative about Jesus at a meal suggests the importance of the meal gathering for his readers. Jesus’ call for generous hospitality to those who cannot reciprocate is found only in Luke and suggests that the evangelist, who assumes that some Christians are wealthy, urges that they will welcome the poor at their meals. The final sentence expresses the Jewish belief that one reason for the final resurrection was as reward to righteous people who died before God’s final judgment.

Invited and inviting—that is the nature of the church. By God’s grace in holy baptism we have a place at the banquet table of the Lord. When, by the power of that same Spirit, humility and mutual love continue among us, the church can be more inviting still.

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.

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