The Lord is my light and my salvation... Psalm 27:1

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church - Escanaba, Michigan

   Worship - 8:00 am
   Bible Class - 9:15 am
   Worship - 10:30 am
   Fellowship - 11:45 am
Worship - 6:30 pm
   Bible Class - 10:00 am

This Week


We welcome our guests in the Name of our Risen Savior. We are glad to have you worship with us.

Pentecost 11

August 24, 2014

First Lesson: Isa 55:1-5 Second Lesson: Ro 8:35-39
Psalm: 42-43 Gospel: Mt 14:13-21

Evangelism Thought for the Week:

The Apostle Paul reminds us, "We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him" (Romans 8:28). Only those who love Jesus through faith are able to trust that God works all things, even the dark days, out for our good. Those without Jesus only have darkness, they may think otherwise, but things don't turn out for good for them. Tell others about Jesus. He is the only one who can bring good to the lives of those who don't have him.


Don't forget kayaking/swimming on Wednesday, August 20th at 11:30 a.m. RSVP to Janice Gayan, 789-9096, 280-0907, or

Sunday School:

Sunday school begins on Sunday, September 7th at 9:15 a.m. There will be classes for all ages from 4 years old to 12th grade. Pastor will conduct adult class in the fellowship hall.

Substitute Teachers Needed for Sunday School:

Please prayerfully consider serving your Lord and his little lambs by volunteering to be a substitute teacher for our Sunday School. These are needed for those times that teachers can't be there or are sick. Training will be given to anyone who is willing. There is a sign up sheet in the back of church.

Choir Practice Schedule:

Choir practice for the anniversary service continues each Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 pm through September 17th. It's important that we meet all together as much as possible, however if you are unable to make a practice time, please contact Carrie and schedule to meet after 2nd service the following Sunday. If you have any questions call Carrie at 786-7529 or email

Sunday Morning Bible Class:

We will not have Bible Class today because of Family Fun Day.

Thursday Evening Bible Class:

We are in the book of Romans, come, learn, grow and rejoice in God's gracious Word.

Favorite Hymns Results:

Results from our favorite hymns were compiled and are out on the cabinet for those who would like to see the results. The top two hymns that will be sung at our 3:30 p.m. Anniversary Service on September 21st are "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art." Others will be sung during the morning worship as well as the weeks following the Anniversary.

Your Anniversary Invitation:

Please pick up your anniversary invitation on the table in the hall today. You are invited both to our special worship service, but also to a special catered meal. Since the caterer needs to plan, please return your RSVP to us by August 31st (TWO WEEKS). Thank you so much.

Newsletter Pictures:

What fun things did you do this summer? We'd like to see it! In our September newsletter there will be a page for us all to share a picture (one per family, please) of something fun that we did over the summer. Family reunions to Disney vacations - we want to see it all! Don't be shy! If you are a Grandparent or a parent or a kiddo, share the fun! Please have your pictures to Carrie by August 31st. You may email them, or give her a hard copy (it will be returned). Please include, also, one line describing the picture.

New Doors:

At the July Voters' Meeting, the Voters decided to go forward with the proposed Anniversary Project of installing new doors on the outside of church as well as in the breezeway. The congregation is going to be taking out a loan so that the project can get done by the time of our Anniversary. The doors will have a button to push for those who may use a wheelchair or walker. Prayerfully consider helping with the project. You can mark it on an envelope, or use the Sound System envelopes and all those funds will go towards the anniversary project.

Sound System:

We thank the Lord for all the gifts that have been received in the past couple of years. May we rejoice in the blessings of our new sound system that so many have said help them hear in worship.

There is an audio loop installed with our new sound system. For all those who use hearing aids, please set them to the "T" setting for T-coil or telephone. This will help you focus on what is being said or read. If you don't have the T-coil setting, please speak to your audiologist. All newer hearing aids have it, but some need a software upgrade.

Anniversary Pictures:

We are looking for pictures from different events that have happened here at Salem over the years, especially pictures that were from the time of the old church. If you have such pictures, please label them as yours so that you can get them back, and please give them to Bob Chaillier who is in charge of putting together a video presentation of these pictures from our past for our Anniversary.

Anniversary Display:

As we prepare to celebrate our 125th Anniversary on September 21st (please set that day aside), we want to set up a historic display of items from Salem's history in addition to what is in the hall. So if you have old photos, bulletins, books (Sunday School, Catechism, hymnals, etc.) or anything else that is historic and connected to Salem, please contact Cam Blakeslee who will be in charge of our display. All items will be returned to their owners.


We still have cookbooks for purchase. They are now on the counter in the hallway under the Christian cards. Please see Kathy Grill if you have any questions.

Interested in Salem:

If you know someone that is interested in learning more about Salem, please give the contact information to our Evangelism Chairman, or Pastor Doletzky.

Flowers for Worship:

We all have the opportunity to supply a fresh bouquet of flowers for the altar during a worship service. Whether in celebration, memory, or just for the many blessings we have received, please sign up for a Sunday on the flower chart in the entry hall. The bouquets are $16.00 for one and $23.95 for two. Please make your check out to the Women's Evening Service Group and everything else will be taken care of for you. Please speak to Mary Ann Thorsen if you have any questions.

Sunday Fellowship:

Thanks to all those who have served for the fellowship after the 10:30 services. There are several Sundays available for serving in the next couple of months. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex if you would like to host on a Sunday. If you would prefer to donate money for items to be purchased, you may do so. Or if you would like to make some snacks but have someone serve them, you may do that also. Please contact Kathy Grill or Cam Blakeslee if you have any questions about serving.

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
615 South 30th Street
Escanaba, MI 49829
(906) 786-0363

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Pastor Paul Doletzky