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October 19, 2017

A young Jesuit named Dan Schutte was asked by a friend on a Wednesday if he could write a song for the friend’s upcoming ordination to be held the following Saturday. Mr Schutte often uses Scripture as the basis of his songs. When composing the song, he thought about the idea of vocation for the ordination mass. He turned to the stories of the prophets who asked God to give them the right words to say.

He found inspiration in the words of Isaiah 6:8, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”” and in the story of “The Call of Samuel” from 1 Samuel 3. “In all those stories, all of those people God was calling to be prophets have expressed in one way or another their humanness or their self-doubt,” Mr. Schutte said.

This Sunday we hear the story of God calling Samuel. Samuel was lying down in the temple when he heard a voice calling “Samuel! Samuel!” Three times he heard the voice and three times he went to Eli the priest, thinking it was Eli who was calling him. After the third time, Eli realized it was God who was calling to Samuel. Eli tells Samuel the next time to answer “Speak, Lord, for you servant is listening.”

Oh, Mr Schutte was able to finish the song in time for the ordination. You may have heard or sung it. “Here I Am, Lord” (ELW #574)

Worship is 9:30 Sunday morning, followed by coffee hour at 10:30 and Adult Forum in the Music Room at 10:45. Sunday afternoon at 4:30 is Dinner Church in the parish hall.

Thursday, October 19
Choir 7:30
Saturday, October 21
Inner View Chat n Chew 11:00
1475 Noble Ave, Bridgeport
Sunday, October 22
Worship 9:30
Coffee Hour 10:30
Adult Forum 10:45
Dinner Church 4:30
Monday, October 23
Council 7:30
Wednesday, October 25
Bible Study 9:30
Thursday, October 26
Food Pantry 4:30
Choir 7:30

Food Pantry

When Salem’s Food Pantry first opened in October, 2015, 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. 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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