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|Posted on December 5, 2020 at 2:05 PM||comments (93)|
Our first Advent Study, last Tuesday, was very interesting. 13 folks were Zooming in with us.
Lots of good involvement! We looked at Mary's prophecy in Luke 2, also known as "The Magnificat."
She glorified God Who had worked mightily in her to begin the process of salvation for all people.
The little one within her was the Son of God. We also read of Elizabeth and Zacharias and the birth of John the Baptist.
This was also a miraculous pregnancy, for Elizabeth was barren and quite old.
This Tuesday, December 8, at 6:30PM, we will look at the first chapter of Matthew's Gospel.
It's the story of how Joseph, Mary's betrothed, reacted when he learned of her being with child.
Both Matthew 1 and Luke 3 have genealogies of Jesus, but they are different, wonder why?
Please read Matthew chapter one in preparation for our conversation.
Each session will be one hour.
And if we have time we will look at some of the Old Testament Prophecies of the First Advent of Messiah, Jesus.
You are welcome, invited and encouraged to Zoom in next Tuesday.
The first three of our Advent studies are on Tuesday and the fourth one is on Thursday, Christmas Eve.
Please reach out to Pastor Thad Collier for your Zoom invite...
|Posted on December 5, 2020 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
Much has been happening at Salem UMC since we were able to resume in-house worship July 12, 2020. Unfortunaly the COVID 19 rate of transmission has continued to increase to the point we must now stop in-house worship for a time.
We will resume when the leadership feels it is safe to do so. Remember, “For nothing will be impossible with God” Luke 1:37"
Brother Thad, Joel, and Laura will be the only people present in the sanctuary.
The bathroom will be available if needed during worship time and remember to wear a mask (cleaning instructions are posted).
You will be able to participate in Sunday worship from your car in the parking lot either on FM 89,3
or FB Live or from your home on FB Live or the website later on Sunday (thank you Joel).
The attendant in the parking lot will be handing out prayer cards and offering elements
along with communion elements this Sunday. We will collect cards and offering as you leave.
Another great way to keep up with our group is by joining us for the Advent Study by Zoom.
We had the opportunity last week to share and learn from each other as we studied God’s word.
Thank you Brother Thad for making this possible.
If you would like to participate in the Zoom Advent Study please reach out to Brother Thad Collier
|Posted on November 15, 2020 at 2:25 PM||comments (1)|
Sunday (Nov.29th) is the beginning of Advent...
If you would like to take part in the Advent readings
this year please see Linda Trebey or pastor Thad Collier...
Advent is a season of the liturgical year observed in most
denominations as a time of expectant waiting and preperation for
both the celebration of the Nativity of Christ at Christmas and the return
of Christ at the Second Coming...
Advent is the the beginning of the liturgical year in Western Christianity.
|Posted on November 15, 2020 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
If you would like to take part in the Hanging of the Greens
this year please sign up or see Linda Trebey...
Due to the pandemic we are doing things abit differently
and therfore doing the decorating in "small groups"...
|Posted on November 15, 2020 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
until the 1st Sunday in December...
Please consider opening hearts and wallets
|Posted on October 25, 2020 at 5:45 PM||comments (0)|
Here is a breif list of things planned here at Salem UMC...
Stay tuned for more details...
Sunday, 11/1/20. All Saints Day and Communion Sunday. Communion offering will be used for the Angel Tree Mission. If you have a loved one who has died in the last year, please send the information to Linda Treby. We would like to recognize these “saints” in the bulletin.
Sunday, 11/8/20. Veteran’s Day Sunday. More information next week.
Tuesday, 11/10/20. Salem Charge Conference. 6 pm, Zoom Meeting. Please let Brother Thad know if you want to attend so he can send you the email link.
All of November we will be collecting for the Angel Tree Mission for children at Salem Elementary.
Make checks payable to SUMC and put Angel Tree in memo line. Please let Beryl know if you are willing to shop for the children.
|Posted on September 25, 2020 at 4:15 PM||comments (94)|
Salem UMChurch Family,
Since we opened the Sanctuary for Sunday Services, we've had five great times of Worship together, with some precautions.
We have four outreaches for our Sunday Service
1. Live service in the Sanctuary @ 8:45
2. Live Parking Lot service @ 8:45 on 89.3 FM radio.
3. FaceBook Live service @ 8:45
4. Church Website, available later Sunday afternoon.
So, we will be in the Sanctuary again this Sunday, 9-27-2020 at 8:45am.
You know the drill: masks, temperature checks, hand sanitizer, social distancing, stay seated, no singing, enter through Fellowship Hall door, exit through front doors of sanctuary, offering in plates as you leave the sanctuary. Thank you for your patience!
This will be the 4th & last message in this series on "Forgiveness," I almost entitled it, "Are You Spittable?" I'll tell you about it Sunday. Some of the Scriptures as which we'll be looking are Micah 7:18-19; Isaiah 43:25; Ephesians 2:11-18; 1Corinthians 13:4-7.
Our Church Yard Sale is going strong today (Friday), it reconveins today from 3:00-5:00 pm and tomorrow, Saturday it runs from 7am-1pm.
God Bless you,
JCILTTGOGTF Philippians 2:11
|Posted on September 4, 2020 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
Salem Church Family,
Thank you for your attendance at Church last Sunday, whether you were in the Sanctuary, the Parking Lot, Facebook Live, or the Website.
I think if we combined all those we'd have our entire congregation back together, plus some.
It was great to be back together again in the Sanctuary. I'm so glad we have several options for worship.
My prayers are for your health and strength as we assemble again on Sunday.
This Sunday will be a bit better and more relaxing as we get used to worshiping together again with some modifications.
This is Communion Sunday. If you are in the Sanctuary or the Parking Lot, you will be given one of our individual sealed communion cups, which includes a small piece of bread, to open at the end of the service. If you are at home, please have a small piece of bread and some grape juice,
or liquid of your choice, ready as we all receive Communion together.
Please enter the church through the Fellowship Hall Door and exit through the front doors of the Sanctuary,
(unless you are in a wheelchair or on a walker or have difficulty with steps. if this is the case please use the ramp at the Fellowship Hall entrance.)
Please stop at the table as you enter the Fellowship Hall for a temp. check, hand sanitizer, and a mask if you don't have one.
Offering Plates have been placed at the exits as you leave the Sanctuary, we will not be passing the plates.
Masks are required for everyone.
We will remain seated during the entire service.
We will not sing the hymns, but will worship as we listen to beautiful hymns of our faith.
The pews are situated to assist in social distancing.
Ushers are needed for inside and outside Sunday services. Call Thad or Linda T.
Please see the "Salem Matters" email Beryl sent for more helpful announcements and info.
Feel free to give me a call if you have questions or advice.
Blessings in Christ Jesus,
|Posted on September 4, 2020 at 4:25 PM||comments (96)|
Now that we are back in the sanctuary
we need folks to volunteer to be ushers
on Sunday mornings!!!!
Please see Pastor Thad Collier or Linda Treby
if you would like to volunteer.
|Posted on September 4, 2020 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
As we prepare for our next YARD $ALE
we need volunteers to help with getting the
church ready for the big event...
We have thrown in one more day
of clean up which will be on
THURSDAY (9/10) from 9am until noon.
Please see Beryl if you are interested.