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Welcome to believers and questioners, and to questioning believers.
Here’s what is happening at Salem
January 19, 2017
Tomorrow is Inauguration Day. President-Elect Trump will become President Trump. One of the first things he will do is give an inaugural address. Presidents often use their inaugural address to present their vision and goals. In some ways, Jesus’ words in this Sunday’s lessons could be considered something like his inaugural address for the beginning of his ministry.
Jesus begins his public ministry by calling fishers to leave their nets and follow him. In Jesus the kingdom of God has come near. We who have walked in darkness have seen a great light. We see this light most profoundly in the cross—as God suffers with us and all who are oppressed by sickness, sin, or evil. Light dawns for us as we gather around the word, the font, and the holy table. We are then sent to share the good news that others may be “caught” in the net of God’s grace and mercy.
Please join us in the lounge Sunday at 9:15 a.m. for Adult Forum. This Sunday the Finance Committee will have a presentation of the 2017 Budget.
Sunday, Jan 29 Adult Forum will be on Reconciling in Christ. Sunday, Feb 5 is the Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting.
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.
- Katie Adams’ sermon for Jan 8, 2017
- “Are You the One” (12/11/16 – Advent 3A)
- “Letting in the Light” (11/27/16 – Advent 1A)
- “Pried Open to Paradox” (11/20/16 – Christ the King)