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

Weekly Announcements

PASTOR SCOTT JAKEL – BRIDGE PASTOR FOR SALEM

Pastor Scott Jakel has begun serving as a Bridge Pastor at Salem. He will remain at Salem until a new permanent Pastor is installed. If you were unable to be at church on Sunday, January, 16, you can use the link below to watch Sunday’s service:
 

BIBLE STUDY 
WEDNESDAYS AT 10:00 AM – FIRESIDE ROOM
(No study on the 1st Wednesday of the month)

Pastor Scott will resume Bible Study on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:00 am in the Fireside Room. Everyone is welcome!


SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 2022
10:30 AM – IN PERSON & VIA ZOOM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

All voting members are invited to attend the Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 30 at 10:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. We will also make the meeting available on Zoom for those who cannot attend in person. A Zoom link will be sent to everyone closer to the date of the meeting. The proposed constitutional changes were approved at the congregational meeting on Sunday, January 16 so the next step is for those changes to be ratified at the Annual Meeting. We will also have elections for leadership positions as needed. Having a quorum is always needed at meetings that include votes so your attendance is very important! We hope to see you all there!


HANDBELL CHOIR REHEARSALS CANCELLED FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022
 
Please note that rehearsals for both the Jubilee Ringers and Learner Bells have been cancelled for Wednesday, January 19, 2022. 
 

NEWS FROM THE CALL COMMITTEE
 
The Call Committee has started the interview process by scheduling interviews with candidates. Thank you for your prayers for the committee.
 

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CAMP WAPO!

Registration is now open for the 2022 summer sessions at Camp Wapo. Please use the link below to register. Salem has been guaranteed two spots at each age/grade level. The spots are guaranteed through Tuesday, February 15th. If you need financial assistance for camp fees, please contact Pastor Scott Jakel.

2022 CAMP WAPO – REGISTER HERE!


BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS WITH DEBBIE LEE (PARISH NURSE) 

Debbie Lee, Parish Nurse, will be available in her office every other Sunday after the 9:30 am Worship Service to conduct blood pressure checks. Everyone is encouraged to stop by for this important health screening. Next screening date: Sunday, January 23, 2022.


FREE AT HOME COVID TESTS

 The website to request free COVID-19 tests is up and running! Please use the link below to place an order.

https://www.covidtests.gov


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LOAVES & FISHES

We are in need of at least 4 volunteers (6 would be great) to help with Loaves & Fishes. The program operates at St. Matthews Catholic Church in West St. Paul. Salem preps and serves meals on the fourth Thursday of January, March, May, July and September. Please contact Janet Sell or the church office if you are able to volunteer.


NEWSLETTER CREW – HELP NEEDED

We are in need of 2 volunteers to help with mailing out the quarterly newsletter. It gets sent out at the end of March, June, September and December. Training will be provided. Please contact the office if you are able to join the crew. Thank you!


CHANCEL FLOWER ORDERS FOR 2022

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 2022


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

The use of face masks is a requirement for all indoor gatherings at Salem due to the increasing incidence of Delta and Omicron variants 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.