Week of October 25, 2020
INDOOR BIBLE STUDIES
Pastor Dave will resume leading indoor Bible Study sessions on Thursdays at 1:00 pm in the SANCTUARY (please note room change). If you are interested in joining, please contact Michelle in the church office (651) 457-6661 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You must pre-register to attend. We ask that you bring your own Bible, a mask (we will have a few masks and Bibles if needed), and follow all protocols set by our COVID-19 Task Force. Your temperature will be taken when you arrive and you will be asked a few health screening questions It will be under one hour as advised by our task force. A maximum of 10 people may attend. We will contact you with times and dates on a regular basis.
NOVEMBER MONETARY FOOD DRIVE
We will be having a monetary food drive for Neighborsinc. during the month of November. We invite everyone to make a financial gift so that persons and families in our community have enough to eat during this particularly difficult holiday season. Please make your check out to Salem and write “Neighbors’ Food Drive” in the memo line. You can mail in your donation or drop it off through the mail slot in the office door. You can also give a gift online. Thank you!
ADOPT-A-FAMILY GIFT PROGRAM
Salem will be working with Neighborsinc. again this year to help spread joy and cheer to families and seniors in need in our community. We will be “adopting” 2 families and 1 senior. Shirley Peterson has received a list of their names and their Christmas wish lists. Lana Pemberton will be working with members of the choir to shop for gifts and Debbie Lee will be working with members of the Care Ministry Team to do the same.
If you would also like to participate and buy a gift to donate, please contact Shirley Peterson at 651-426-0005 (home) or 651-315-4481 (cell). If you have a key to the church, you can stop by the church beginning on Monday, November 9th to drop off your gift(s). Labeled donation boxes will be available by the lower level handicap access door (number 3).
THINGS TO KNOW:
Please, return your gift wrapped.
Have a name tag with the gift recipient’s name written on it.
Write the contents of the gift on a slip of paper and securely attach it to the gift.
Place the gift in the corresponding box (boxes are labeled) and check off your gift on the list that’s taped to the box.
If you DO NOT have a key to the church, Shirley will be at the lower level handicap access door (number 3) entrance on Friday, November 13th between 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm and again on Tuesday, November 17th between 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm to assist you.
IMPORTANT – NOVEMBER 17TH WILL BE THE LAST DAY TO RETURN YOUR GIFT.
EARLIER SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP TIME & COMMUNION SERVICE
This Sunday, November 1, the worship service will be available to watch by 8:00 am instead of 8:30. We are posting the regular worship a little earlier so that you can watch it first and then watch the Communion service that will be posted only from 10:00 am to 10:30 am. However, don’t worry if you don’t finish watching the worship video before the Communion video, you can always pause it or return to it.
If you have bread and wine or grape juice at home, you may use that for the sacrament. If you do not have access to the elements, we can deliver a kit to your home. Each kit is prepackaged long before the virus arrived and we will take utmost precaution in handling. Each kit will be placed in a small baggie and can be delivered on Friday or Saturday.
If you would like a kit delivered, please call the church office at 651-457-6661 with your name and the location you designate, porch, patio, inside screen door, etc. The deliverer will knock or ring the doorbell. Please wave or indicate you received the kit. If we missed you for some reason, please call Jack before 6:00 pm on Saturday. He will keep some extra kits on hand.
If you know of someone who has no access to the internet, Pastor Dave is willing to call them after the service and proclaim the Word over the phone. Please contact the office with those folks and their phone numbers.