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Sunday Morning Worship @ 9:30 am
Located in West St. Paul

Weekly Announcements

SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2024 – 10:40 AM – FIRESIDE ROOM
“HISTORY OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH – PART 1”

Everyone is invited to this Sunday’s Adult Forum. The topic will be History of the Lutheran Church – Part 1″, led by Pastor Aaron Holmgren. Grab a beverage and treat and come and learn more about the Lutherans in America through the decades. All are welcome!


THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2024 – 4:30 PM – 6:15 PM – ST. MATTHEW’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

Volunteers are urgently needed to help at Loaves & Fishes on Thursday, May 23 from 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm. Meals are prepared and served at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church (510 Hall Ave., St. Paul, MN., 55107). Thank you for your support!


SUBMIT REQUESTS BY SUNDAY, MAY 26

Please use the sign-up board in the Narthex to submit names of any favorite hymns you’d like included during the summer worship services. We will use as many as possible. Thank you!


HELP BUILD UP THE BUILDING FUND – SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2024 

The building fund needs your help! The most recent building projects (outdoor lighting upgrade/repair, building security upgrade and window repair) have depleted the fund. We will have special offering envelopes available in the back of the sanctuary on Sunday, June 2 for designated giving. Any extra help you can contribute would be greatly appreciated, thank you for your support!


 

 

Everyone is invited to an outdoor Pet Blessing Worship Service on Sunday, June 9 at 9:30 am. Please bring lawn chairs/blankets to use. We will also have a limited supply of folding chairs. The event will take place on the landing/lawn facing the Sanctuary entrance on Hall Ave. Pets of all sorts (including stuffed animals) are especially invited to participate. We look forward to meeting these special members of your families!


“A SWINGIN’ AFFAIR – #2”- FREE JAZZ CONCERT!
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2024 – 2:00 PM – SANCTUARY
 
Everyone is invited to a free jazz concert on Saturday, June 15 at 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary (60-80 minutes, no intermission). The concert will feature Jon Pemberton (piano) with Tom Lewis (upright bass). Jon Pemberton is a Twin Cities based jazz musician, enjoying an active career as a pianist, trumpeter, composer, and private lesson instructor. Heralded as “one of the most versatile musicians in the Twin Cities,” Jon is a beloved member of the local music community. 
 

TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY
MAY 28, 2024 – 10:00 AM – FIRESIDE ROOM 

 Everyone is invited to join Pastor Aaron for lively and engaging conversations about the scriptures during our Tuesday Bible Study sessions. The group meets every Tuesday at 10:00 am in the Fireside Room. 


WEDNESDAY MORNING PRAYER SERVICES – 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Are you looking for an open and inviting space to spend time in prayer? Salem hosts weekly 30 minute Word & Service Prayer Worship Services Wednesday mornings in the Sanctuary. Everyone is welcome to come. There is time for quiet, contemplative prayer and worship. 


DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VBS

The supplies listed below are needed for this year’s VBS. Please be sure to THOROUGHLY RINSE the containers before donating them. A collection bin will be available in the Narthex by this Sunday, May 19. Thank you for your help and support!

CLEAR SMALL JUICE CONTAINERS – 40 
PAPER JUICE CARTONS (CAP NOT NEEDED) – 40
OLD KIDS AND/OR ADULT SUNGLASSES – 40


2024 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – JUNE 10-14 (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM)

Salem will be hosting Vacation Bible School this summer from Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. This year’s theme will be “Breaker Rock Beach” from Lifeway VBS. Kids are invited to come for a fun time of songs, stories, and crafts centered around discovering that God’s truth never changes! Please use the link below to register your child(ren). Parents/guardians can drop off their kids or stay and participate!

REGISTER HERE


2024 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – JUNE 10-14 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

We need great volunteers to help with VBS! Please use the link below to sign up to volunteer for as many days as you’re able to! Thank you! Any adult who has not volunteered within a year will need to complete a background check form. 

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP
(After you select the volunteer activity(ies) and date(s), scroll to the bottom of the page and click the SAVE & CONTINUE button to complete your sign-up)


COLLECTION BOX AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH THURSDAY, MAY 30

Everyone is invited to participate in a Shoe Drive for Pet Haven in St. Paul now through Thursday, May 30th. Pet Haven is collecting gently worn, used, and new shoes that will be shipped worldwide and given a second life! AND every pair of shoes donated turns into funds for Pet Haven! All types of shoes are needed: sneakers, boots, dress shoes, sandals, athletic, and casual. The goal is to get enough shoes to fill 300 bags (25 pairs per bag)! There is a collection box under the awning at the sanctuary entrance that faces Hall Ave. Thank you for your support!


THE RIVER HEIGHTS CHORALE – OPEN AUDITIONS
MONDAY, AUGUST 19 (6PM-8PM)

The River Heights Chorale is hosting open auditions at Salem on Monday, August 19 from (6pm-8pm). Anyone interested in singing with the choir is encouraged to participate! Please use the link below to sign-up!

SIGN UP HERE TO AUDITION!


OFFICE CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY – MONDAY, MAY 27

Michelle will be out of the office on Friday, May 24. A volunteer will be in the office from 9 am – 12 pm. The office will be closed on Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day Holiday.


Monday: 9-11:15
Tuesday: 9-2:30
Wednesday: 9-2:30
Thursday: 9-12:15
Friday: 9-2:30

CHANCEL FLOWER ORDERS FOR 2024

Salem will be working with Hills Floral to give members the opportunity to order chancel flowers. We are also offering the option for members to provide their own flower arrangement. You must sign-up online for either option. Please use the link below and follow the instructions. Please contact the office if you need assistance or have any questions. The cost to have the flowers provided by Hills Floral is $40.00. Please write “chancel flowers” on the memo line of your check and make it out to Salem or include a note if you send in cash. If you provide your own arrangement, it must be brought to the sanctuary no later than 9:15 am for your chosen Sunday so that they can be placed on the stand prior to the start of the service. The diameter of the flower stand is 11 inches. Arrangements from a wedding or funeral are permissible provided they are still fresh and no banners or inserts other than greenery or flowers are included. Thank you!

CHANCEL FLOWER SIGN-UP CALENDAR 2024


LIFE AT SALEM

Don’t forgot to visit the “LIFE AT SALEM” page on the website to see pictures of recent events!


SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2024 – 2:00 PM – ST. STEPHEN’S

Come on by and browse the huge collection of things that people are willing to share with others at no cost. If YOU would like to give stuff away too, that’s even better! We have limited space, so you will have to make a reservation to be a giver at this event. You can get more information and reserve a spot HERE.


Please use the link below for information about upcoming programming offered by Lyngblomsten such as free concerts, presentations and classes!

LYNGBLOMSTEN APRIL E-BULLETIN
LYNGBLOMSTEN UPCOMING EVENTS & RESOURCES

Lyngblomsten has openings for The Gathering, a group respite program for those living at home with memory loss.  For four hours once per week, participants engage in brain-stimulating activities and make social connections while their caregivers (friends and family) enjoy a much-needed break.  The Gathering is offered by Lyngblomsten Community Services and is held at the Lyngblomsten Como Park and Lino Lakes campuses and at St. John in the Wilderness Church in White Bear Lake.  For information, contact Lisa Brownwith Lyngblomsten Community Services at (651) 632–5320

Live vibrantly at Lyngblomsten at Lino Lakes.  Our campus in Lino Lakes offers a variety of housing options and an array of amenities that can help older adults live their best life.  

Transitional care and long-term care are available at the Lyngblomsten Care Center. The Lyngblomsten Care Center on the St. Paul campus has openings for those who need long-term care or transitional care following a hospital stay. Our skilled nursing team is committed to providing compassionate and individualized care to all who are served. 

Our congregation is a member of Lyngblomsten, a Christian nonprofit organization providing healthcare, housing, and community-based services for older adults since 1906.


Please use the link below to read about news and upcoming events through the St. Paul Area Synod. The news & events link is updated weekly.

ST. PAUL AREA SYNOD: NEWS & EVENTS


DAKOTA COUNTY PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES

Please take a moment to look over these community resources shared with us from Dakota County! Please feel free to share with family and friends too.

Dakota County Intake Phone Numbers

Dakota County Programs and Resources 

Children’s Mental Health Brochure

Adult Mental Health Services Brochure-Dakota County

Aging In Place Resource List

Aging in Place Self-Assessment Checklist


The use of face masks in the church building is recommended IF YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER ARE AT RISK. Please note that they are not required.