SALEM AT EXPLORE WEST ST. PAUL DAYS PARADE – SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 10:30 AM
Salem will be participating in the Explore West St. Paul Days parade on this Saturday, June 10 at 10:30 am. Please contact the church office if you would like to join the group that will be walking the parade route. Please use the link below for more information about the event:
EXPLORE WEST ST. PAUL DAYS – LEARN MORE!
Salem will be holding a church family reunion on Sunday, June 11. There will be a special service, followed by a potluck! Please add this date to your calendars and spread the word to any former members you think would like to attend. A letter has been mailed to all active and inactive members in Salem’s database with more information about the reunion. We hope to see you there!!!
PICTURES FOR NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY!
SUNDAYS AFTER THE WORSHIP SERVICE: JUNE 11
The last Sunday that we will be taking individual/family photos for our new church directory will be this Sunday, June 11 after the worship service and before the Family Reunion Potluck. We want to include everyone! Please plan to stay a few extra minutes after the worship service and have your photograph taken by our wonderful volunteer, Brianna! Please contact the church office if you have any questions. Thank you!
If you have not already done so, please return your household directory information sheet to the church office as soon as possible. We want to make sure we have your most current information for the new church directory. If you did not receive a letter with your household record information, please contact the church office at email@example.com or 651-457-6661.
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR MAGOME MISSION TRIP!
A group of Salem members and friends will be traveling to Magome, Tanzania on a mission trip in late July. We are in need of the following donations: Medical supplies such as bandages and gauze, soccer balls and pumps, school supplies such as pencils, pens, chalk and erasers (please NO NOTEBOOKS, they use a specific kind that will be purchased directly in Magome), baseball caps, netted hats, beanie babies and personal hygiene products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, etc. There will be a collection bin available in the Narthex. Monetary donations are welcome too! If you write a check, please include “Magome Mission Trip” in the memo line. Thank you for your support of our ministry partners and their families!
NEWBORN KITS NEEDED FOR JULY MAGOME MISSION TRIP
We are taking donations of both supplies and/or monetary donations to assemble Newborn kits for the mission trip to Magome, Tanzania in July. Please use the link below to view the supplies list and instructions. Thank you!
BIBLE STUDY – TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2023 AT 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 will now be meeting every Tuesday at 10:00 am in the Fireside Room. Masks are now optional but recommended.
MEN’S RENEWAL GROUP – FRIDAY, JUNE 16 – 8:00 AM – GALLAGHER’S IN WEST ST. PAUL
Pastor Aaron and other men from Salem have joined members and Pastors of St. Stephen’s for breakfast at Gallagher’s (888 Ohio Street, West St. Paul) every other Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. This group focuses on conversation and Bible discussions. All men are welcome – parishioners or non-parishioners. June meeting dates: 2nd, 16th, 30th.
PADELFORD RIVERBOAT RIDE
TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2023 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Boat Ride: The group will gather in Salem’s Fellowship Hall at 1:00 pm for a brief meeting and social hour with refreshments. Then they will carpool to the Padelford Riverboat departure dock. The ride leaves at 2:30 pm and lasts about 90 minutes. Tickets are $18.90 per person and will be purchased the day of the event. Please contact the church office if you have any questions.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2023
“TREE OF HEALING” (ELCA World Hunger)
JUNE 12-16 (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM)
Salem will be hosting Vacation Bible School this summer from June 12-16 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. This year’s theme will be “Tree of Healing” from ELCA World Hunger. Kids are invited to come for a fun time of songs, stories, and crafts centered around the healing of mind, body, spirit, community, and creation. Registration is now open! Please use the link below to register your child, grandchild, etc. We also need volunteers to help lead this awesome program! Please use the link below to sign up to volunteer. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions! Thank you.
GENTLY USED CLOTHING SALE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2023 (9:00 AM – 7:00 PM) & SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2023 (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Salem will once again be having a gently used clothing sale on Friday, August 25 (9:00 am – 7:00 pm) and Saturday, August 26 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm). If you have a key to the church, you can now begin leaving your donations (gently used clothing items and accessories; hats, shoes, etc., ONLY) in classroom 109 (“red” room). There will be a sign on the door. Proceeds will go one-half to Salem’s outreach ministries and one-half to Lutheran Disaster Relief to help those affected by the war in Ukraine. Clothes will be sold at a fraction of the cost at Goodwill and other thrift stores to make them affordable for community members.
Donation hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays (9:30 am – 11:30 am). Beginning on Wednesday, June 28 donations will also be accepted from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm every Wednesday through, August 23. Please come to door #2 (metal door facing Humboldt Avenue) and ring the doorbell. If you need to make a donation outside of the normal hours before June 19, please contact the church office at 651-457-6661 for scheduling information.
THURSDAYS – JUNE 29 – AUGUST 24 (9:00 AM – 10:30 AM)
EYEGLASS AND HEARING AID DONATIONS FOR LIONS CLUB
Outside the Parish Nurse office, we have placed a bucket for old sunglasses, prescription eyeglasses, and hearing aids. We are collecting them for the Lions Club who determines if they can be recycled and distributed to eye programs around the world to those in need. Thank you for donating!
NEW OFFICE HOURS
Please note that effective Monday, May 1 through Monday, August 8, office hours will be as listed below:
Monday – 9:00 am – 11:15 am
Tuesday – 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Wednesday – 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday – 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Friday – 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
SPRING GIVEAWAY AT ST. STEPHEN’S
SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2023 – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
St. Stephen’s will be having a Spring Giveaway on Saturday, June 10 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. All items will be FREE!! Please use the link below to learn more about the event and how you can participate.
SPRING GIVEAWAY AT ST. STEPHEN’S
CHANCEL FLOWER ORDERS FOR 2023
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 2023
LIFE AT SALEM
Don’t forgot to visit the “LIFE AT SALEM” page on the website to see pictures of recent events!
Greetings from 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten!
Please use this link to view many of the upcoming events offered through Lyngblomnsten! UPCOMING EVENTS – CLICK HERE!
LINO LAKES FACILITY – JOB OPPORTUNTIES FLYER
Volunteering with The Gathering – You may have seen in the recent edition of Lyngblomsten Lifestyle (Winter–Spring 2023) that we’re expanding our volunteer pool for The Gathering, our group respite program for adults living at home who are experiencing memory loss. Please consider joining our team of volunteers who are making a difference in the lives of those with memory loss and their caregivers! What you’ll do as a volunteer: Spend 4+ hours once a week (9:30 AM–2:15 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays) engaged in meaningful, fun activities with those experiencing early to mid-stage memory loss. What you’ll receive as a volunteer: Not only will you make rewarding connections with participants, staff, and other volunteers, but you’ll be providing a much-appreciated break for participants’ informal caregivers.
To learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please join us for a free, online information session. Details: Volunteer Information Session for The Gathering: Thursday, March 23, from 3–4 PM. Learn more about The Gathering and what happens during a program session, hear about the types of activities you’ll be doing as a volunteer, and have your questions answered. Please register by March 22 by calling (651) 632-5330 or by email. Once you’re registered, you’ll receive a link via email to the Zoom session. Can’t make the information session but want to learn more? Contact Melanie Jagolino at (651) 632-5499 or email. We hope to see you on March 23!
The Caregiver Services team of 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten can help you on your caregiving journey
From support groups and coaching to education and access to resources, we offer a variety of services and programs to support you in your caregiving role. Let us know your needs! Give us a call at (651) 632-5320, email us at email@example.com, or visit www.lyngblomsten.org/
Lyngblomsten at Lino Lakes is taking reservations for assisted living, memory care, and independent apartments, as well as townhomes
Lyngblomsten invites YOU to be part of our vibrant senior living community that’s expected to open this summer! Our campus will include one-level detached rental townhomes, independent and assisted living apartments, memory care, and an abundance of amenities to enrich your life. Reserve your new home today! Contact Stacy Herink, Director of Resident Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 341-0483. Or, visit www.MyLinoLakesHome.com.
Tour the lively community at The Heritage at Lyngblomsten
Our new Housing Director, Cosmina Strain, would love to chat with you and give you a tour of The Heritage at Lyngblomsten, our assisted living apartment community for adults 55+ in St. Paul’s Como Park neighborhood. Tenants enjoy personalized living without the worries of maintaining a home, plus opportunities for social activities and other services. For more information, contact Cosmina at (651) 632-5428 or email@example.com.
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:
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 Self-Assessment Checklist
Because of our partnerships in the ELCA, we can help those in need around the world. Checks or money orders can be sent to:
Lutheran Disaster Response
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009
Because we want to be sure that the money goes to where it’s intended and is used efficiently, this is a great option to give! Your gifts to this cause will be used in full (100%) to address the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and neighboring countries. No money goes toward advertising nor administration. Write “Eastern Europe Crisis Response” on your check memo line. You can watch this video from ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton about the situation in Eastern Europe and the ELCA’s response.
PLEASE NOTE: THE USE OF FACE MASKS IS NOT REQUIRED BUT RECOMMENDED IF YOU OR A FAMILY ARE AT RISK.
The COVID-19 Task Force is now recommending the use of face masks in the church building IF YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER ARE AT RISK. Please note that they are not required. 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.