CHANGES TO ONLINE WORSHIP
We began live streaming our Worship services on Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday. Live streaming is a change from our previously pre-recorded services and is the format that we will continue to use going forward. This means that you will receive a link prior to the start of the service that you can use to watch the service in real time from home. Please don’t worry if you can’t watch the service at the designated time. The recording of the service will be posted on our website and Facebook page as it has been up until this time.
BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021 WE WILL BEGIN THE SERVICES AT 9:30 AM.
What does “Live Streaming” mean? Up until now, when you receive the links to our worship services, you are watching a pre-recorded service. When we switch to “live streaming”, it means that the service will be recorded, broadcast and available for you on Sunday mornings to watch from home. For this reason, the services will look more like a regular worship service as opposed to the pre-recorded services that you are receiving now.
Would you like a hymnal to use at home? Please contact the church office if you would like to borrow a hymnal to use at home.
FROM THE COVID-19 TASK FORCE
The Salem COVID-19 Task Force continues to meet on a regular basis and continues to evaluate COVID-19 guidelines at Salem. It will be helpful for the Task Force to know how many Salem community members have received a first and/or second COVID-19 vaccination. This information will be helpful in the planning of future in-person worship services. Please know that you ARE NOT required to share this information, it is strictly voluntary. The information you share with the Task Force will be kept confidential. If you have received a first and/or second vaccination and would like to share the information with us, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
FROM DEB LEE, PARISH NURSE
The state of Minnesota has launched a new tool for all Minnesotans who have not yet been vaccinated. The COVID-19 Vaccine Connector website will notify you when you it’s your turn for a shot – whether you are eligible for a vaccine now or later. Please use the link below to learn more:
Registration opened last week to Salem families for Camp Wapo. Salem’s reserved dates are August 8th – August 13th, 2021. Please note that there are a limited number of spots available due to COVID-19 so it is very important to register ASAP. If you need financial assistance for the camp fees, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
INDOOR BIBLE STUDY
THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2021
Pastor Dave leads Bible Study sessions on Thursdays at 1:00 pm in the Sanctuary. If you are interested in joining, please contact Michelle in the church office (651) 457-6661 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Yo
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!
If you have not made a donation for the Minnesota Foodsare Month campaign, you now have until Sunday, April 11th to send in a monetary donation. So that we get credit, it is preferred that you write your check to Salem Lutheran Church with “March Food Drive” written on the memo line. You can mail your check to Salem or drop it off in the mail slot in the office door. Our donation will be sent to Neighborsinc. Thank you in advance for your donations!
CHRIST IN OUR HOME DEVOTIONAL
The April-June 2021 edition of the “Christ in Our Home” devotional is available to be picked up at the lower level door (#3) entrance. Please contact the church office if you would like one mailed to you.
We have been informed that Thelma Joanne Schlutz passed away recently. She was the oldest daughter of Pastor E.C. Schlutz who served at Salem from 1921-1956. We hold her family and friends in prayer.
THURSDAY PRAYER SERVICES – RESUME NEXT WEEK!
The Thursday Prayer Services will begin again next week on Thursday, April 15th. You will resume a link to the video by 2:00 pm.
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!