Sundays: Worship - 8:00 am, Bible Class - 9:15 am, Worship - 10:30 am, Fellowship - 11:45 am
Mondays: Worship - 6:30 pm    Thursdays: Bible Class - 10:00 am
We welcome our guests in the Name of our Risen Savior. We are glad to have you worship with us.
Pentecost 11
The Focus of Our Worship
We Are God's Agents On Earth

I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Ephesians 4:1-2
August 09, 2015
First Lesson: Ex 16:2-15 Second Lesson: Eph 4:17-24
Psalm: 145 Gospel: Jn 6:24-35

Evangelism Thought for the Week:
Today we heard Jesus ask his disciples how they were going to feed thousands. The disciples couldn't, but Jesus wanted to show how He is generous and can supply even more than can believed. That is what the Lord Jesus does even today. People often scorn at the idea that Jesus will not only provide, but provide more than they need, not only for the body, but also for the soul. Share the good news of what Jesus had given and his promise to continue to give so that they may learn of the Lord who came to give eternal life to all.

Thursday Morning Bible Class:
We will have Thursday Bible Class this week. We continue our study of the book of Acts. We are getting close to the end of the book.

Sunday Morning Bible Class:
Today Pastor Doletzky will continue his class on important chapters in the Bible. This morning we will study John 17 as we hear Jesus pray for himself and us.

Quarterly Voters' Meeting:
The Voters' will meet on Tuesday, July 28th at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. All are welcome to get the quarterly updates on what we have done and are working on.

Vacation Bible School:
Don't forget to mark your calendars for VBS August 10-13, 6:00-8:00pm. Our theme this year is Everest: Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power. It's going to be great! Don't miss it!

Thank you to everyone who took a climber. If you haven't brought in your item(s) please do so right away. Thank you to all who brought newspaper and brown bags. We have enough now to do our projects!

We are still in need of artificial trees. If you have one that you could bring in (large or small) it would be greatly appreciated. Please have them to church as soon as you can. Please see April Chaillier or Carrie Doletzky with any VBS questions.

Family Fun Day:
FFD is Sunday, August 16th after late worship. Please come to worship in casual and comfortable attire. The food will be provided. Games will be organized for all. There will be a pie contest. Please make a pie for the pie contest and desert. The more pies, the more wonderful choices!

Pie Contest:
There will be a pie baking contest held at the Church Picnic on Sunday, August 16th. Award ribbons and prizes will be given for the three best pies. The rules are simple, make and bring a pie to the church kitchen on the morning of the 16th. Mark the bottom of your pie with your name and the kind of pie that you made.
We would like as many pies as possible as this is, excluding ice cream, the only dessert for the picnic and everyone likes pie! Judging will occur prior to the picnic lunch and the winners will be announced and awarded when the pies are served. Thanks.

Upcoming Special Event:
Please join the WELS Historical Institute for a livestream event by Stephen Gurgel as he presents, "The War to End All Germans" on Thursday, August 6 at 8:00 pm Central (9:00 PM Eastern).

Visitors to our churches are a regular occurrence during any year. During the First World War, however, some of these visitors arrived as undercover federal agents on a search for treason. For many agents, "treasonable acts" included not preaching the "Gospel of the War Bond" in the sermon or failing to exhort young men to enlist. Because of these omissions, many of the Wisconsin Synod's pastors received special attention from the Bureau of Investigation. Whenever pastors or synod members spoke something unpleasing to an agent's ears--as in New Ulm, Minnesota--the consequences were swift and total.

During his work for his Master's Thesis in History, Stephen Gurgel extensively searched through old government documents and told their stories--stories of deceit, arrests, undercover missions, and government searches of churches and homes. The response of our synod ranges from sad to humorous to inspiring.

Join the event at For more information visit, or email

Audio Loop:
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.

Salem Worship Service Podcast:
Salem's worship service podcast can be found in the Apple ITunes Store by searching for "Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church" or on the Internet at or

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 Janice Gayan if you have any questions about serving.

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.