“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
May 25, 2017
Jesus does not leave his followers orphaned. Through the Holy Spirit Jesus comes to abide with his disciples of every generation. As Pentecost draws near, we are reminded that the risen Christ dwells in us as the Spirit of truth. We receive this Spirit in baptism and pray that in our gathering around the Lord’s table the Spirit will transform us to be the body of the risen Christ in the world.
When Jesus makes this string of promises in John 14, saying that he will remain with us in the Holy Spirit as our Advocate, it’s hard to envision how this support comes to us sometimes. When we do not get to see or hear those we love, the simple gifts Jesus offers in body and blood, bread and wine shared with real warm neighbors have great power. Even when life keeps delivering bad news about how far apart we are from another, how broken our relationships are, “I will not leave you orphaned” is the godly reassurance that we are not alone.
At this Sunday’s Adult Forum, Rich Lansing will tell us about “Books That Didn’t Make It Into the Bible”. The church office will be closed on Monday, the 29th in observance of Memorial Day.
Sunday, May 28
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.
- “Clothed with Power” (5/21/17 – Easter 6A)
- “A Powerful Promise” (5/14/17 – Easter 5A)
- “More Than Enough” (5/7/17 – Easter 4A)
- “Do Not Fear” (4/16/17 – Easter Sunday)