11 Bernard St, West St. Paul, MN (651) 457-6661 Email Facebook
Sunday Morning Worship @ 9:30 am
Located in West St. Paul

Weekly Announcements

Pastor Marilyn Breckenridge will be a guest preacher at this Sunday’s (September 19) service. Please be sure to give her a warm welcome!


O.W.L.S. (OLDER WISER LUTHERANS AT SALEM)
JONATHAN PADELFORD RIVERBOAT CRUISE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

The O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Lutherans at Salem) will be going on a “Jonathan Padelford Riverboat Cruise” on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 2:30 pm. Anyone 55+ is welcome to join in on the fun! The senior rate is $18.90. You must purchase your own ticket. You can do so by phone: 651-370-8986, online: www.riverrides.com, or in person the day of the cruise at the dock between 2:00 pm and 2:25 pm. This is a rain or shine event. Parking is free. Please bring a face mask. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE! If you have any questions, please contact the church office.


HAND BELL AND CHOIR REHEARSALS
WEDNESDAYS
6:00 PM AND 7:15 PM

The Hand Bell Choirs and Chancel Choir rehearsals are every Wednesday. Times listed below. New members are always welcome! Please contact Carl Lipke (Choir, 651-484-3723) or Keith Irwin (Hand Bells, 612-810-1669) if you are interested in joining!

HAND BELL CHOIR – 6:00 PM – SANCTUARY
CHOIR – 7:15 PM – SANCTUARY
LEARNER BELLS – 7:15 PM – CHOIR ROOM (FIRST REHEARSAL, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021)


DAKOTA GRAND SQUARES
SQUARE DANCING LESSONS AT SALEM!
BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM FELLOWSHIP HALL

Dakota Grand Squares, a West St. Paul area Square Dance club, will be offering weekly beginner classes from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, September 21 in the Fellowship Hall. As a way of giving thanks for the use of our building, the classes are FREE OF CHARGE for Salem members. Dress is always casual. Lessons progress each week as new steps are taught and previous steps reviewed until the complete series of figures is completed. Modern square dancing is a great social mixer, combining a healthy atmosphere and stimulating exercise to promote good fun and fellowship.  Singles and youth over the age of 10 are all welcome. If you have any questions or to sign up for classes, please contact Art Janota at (651) 454-2942 or artjanota3@gmail.com.


FAITH FORMATION & FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

Faith Formation begins this year on Wednesday, September 15 at a “Feed My Starving Children” event in Eagan. Please click on the link below to learn more about the program and register to volunteer!

FAITH FORMATION 2021 – LEARN MORE & REGISTER!


HELP SUPPORT NEIGHBORSINC.!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Neighbors’ annual Duck Races are back at On The Road Again this year in October! This annual fundraising event helps support the essential services programs at Neighbors. Ducks are $5 each and there are prizes for each race. This year’s grand prize is a Weber SmokeFire grill! Do not need to be present to win. Click here to get your ducks.

Save the date! Neighbors will be the benefitting organization for this year’s Hold the Line police and fire department charity hockey game. Join us for a fun afternoon of hockey, food and raffles/prizes. Puck drops at 3 p.m. on October 9. Come cheer on our local heroes!


STAY CONNECTED TO LYNGBLOMSTEN!

2ND HALF WITIH LYNGBLOMSTEN ONLINE PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE FOR SEPTEMBER! 

The September Programming eBulletin for 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten is now available! Participate in a variety of online opportunities for older adults that will have you learning, laughing, and discovering with others from across the Twin Cities. View offerings and sign up today at www.lyngblomsten.org/2ndHalfRegister

 JOIN TEAM LYNGBLOMSTEN IN WALKING TO END ALZHEIMER’S – SEPTEMBER 18, 2021

Join Lyngblomsten in the fight against Alzheimer’s by walking with us or making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The event is on September 18 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Registration opens at 8 AM, with the opening ceremony and walk beginning at 9:30 AM. Route length is 1‑­3 miles.  Visit www.lyngblomsten.org/walk2021 to register or donate to Team Lyngblomsten.  

Our congregation is a member of Lyngblomsten, a Christian nonprofit organization providing healthcare, housing, and community-based services for older adults since 1906.  Lyngblomsten is located at 1415 Almond Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108.  


UPDATED CHURCH DIRECTORY

We will be working on creating an updated directory to reflect many of the changes that have taken place since the previous directory was printed in 2016. If you have moved, have a new phone number(s), new email address, etc. and have not updated the information with the church office, please contact us with the details. You can call in (651-457-6661) or email: secretary@salemluth.org. Thank you!


PLEASE NOTE: THE USE OF FACE MASKS IS REQUIREDFOR ALL INDOOR ACTIVITIES AT SALEM. 

The COVID-19 Task Force met on Thursday, August 12, 2021 and has re-instated the use of face masks as a requirement for all indoor gatherings at Salem due to the increasing incidence of Delta variant in both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons. A limited number of face masks will be available in the sanctuary if you need one on Sunday morning. The requirement is for both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons. The COVID-19 Task Force will continue to monitor the pandemic and keep everyone updated on guidelines.  If you have any questions, please contact a member of the committee: Debbie Lee, Judy Belland, Louise Nesdahl, Norma Johannsen and Jack Schlukebier. It is always our top priority to keep everyone in the Salem community as safe and healthy as possible. Please be aware of Health Screening Questions and review them before you come to church. We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.


THANK YOU!

Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered at this year’s Garage Sale! Thank you to everyone who donated items and also to everyone who shopped the sale! We made over $7,000! Proceeds from the sale will go to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, hardware and software to improve our live streamed services and scholarships for students in Guatemala and Tanzania.


Volunteers in Office: Tuesday & Wednesday (9-12), Thursday (9:30-12:30), Friday (10-1)

Michelle in office*: Monday (3:15 – 7:00), Tuesday (3:15 – 6:45) Wednesday (3:30 – 7:00), Thursday (3:30 – 7:00), Friday (3:15 – 7:00)
(Michelle’s hours will vary depending on class schedule, class letting out early, test days, etc., please call or e-mail if you need to see her in person)


The 2021 Chancel Flower Calendar is now available online. Please use the link below to sign-up. Each arrangement is $20. Please complete the form and send in payment to the church office. If you send a check, please write “chancel flowers” in the memo line. If you send in cash, please include a note indicating “chancel flowers”. If you need help placing an order, please call the office at (651) 457-6661. Thank you!

CHANCEL FLOWER 2021 SIGN-UP CALENDAR