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Welcome to believers and questioners, and to questioning believers.
Here’s what is happening at Salem
This weekend… October 27, 2016
Next year, Lutheran churches throughout the world will mark the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation. The anniversary remembers 1517, when Martin Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. That action sparked a series of reforms in theological understanding of grace, liturgical practice, accessibility of scripture in the common language, and much more. But the sixteenth-century Reformation was not a one-time event. Reformation is ongoing. The church of Christ always stands in need of reform. As in Luther’s age, so in ours: God’s word is alive, speaks truth, and surprises with grace. Ancient texts speak to contemporary contexts to enliven our faith. Jeremiah’s vision of God’s new covenant is seen this day at the table when the cup is raised. Paul’s declaration of justification by faith is shared this day at the font. Christ’s truth sets us free for mission and ministry in Jesus’ name.
This Saturday there will be a mini-cleanup day Starting at 9:00. If the weather holds out, we’d like to get ahead of the leaves, so bring your leaf blowers and extension cords. If the weather is not good for outdoors, there are some things we can do inside like straightening out the kitchen, steam cleaning chairs, possibly even putting up a door between 2 Sunday school rooms.
This Sunday following the 10:30 worship service there will be the annual Stewardship Luncheon potluck.
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.
Click on the event for more details. Click here for calendar format
- “When It Seems God Has Not Answered…” (10/16/16 – Pentecost 22)
- “Mystery, Miracles and Magic” (10.2.16 – Pentecost 20C)
- “Hope and Faith” (9/25/16 – Pentecost 19C)
- “Time for a Shearing???” (9/11/16 – Pentecost 17C)