CHURCH SCHEDULE
Sundays: Worship - 8:00 am, Bible Class - 9:15 am, Worship - 10:30 am, Fellowship - 11:45 am
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.
Advent 1
The Focus of Our Worship
Christ The King! Lord, Keep Us Joyful in Christ Our King!

For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For he "has put everything under his feet." Now when it says that "everything" has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:25-27
November 30, 2014
First Lesson: Is 63:16b,17; 64:1-8 Second Lesson: 1 Co 1:3-9
Psalm: 24 Gospel: Mk 13:32-37


Evangelism Thought for the Week:
Everyone has to face death, unless Jesus returns first. There is only One who has conquered death and longs to free all from the fear of death, Jesus! Tell others about Jesus for Scripture says, For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22

Thursday Evening Bible Class:
There is no Bible Class on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.

Sunday Morning Bible Class:
We are continuing our study on the book of the Revelation. There is a lot of misunderstanding about this book. Come learn what the Lord tells us in the final book of Scripture.

Attention Ladies:
All ladies are invited to a special Advent program and tea on Saturday, December 6. It begins at 2:00 p.m. and will conclude by 4:00 p.m. The program "Good News of Great Joy for All People" is an opportunity for women of all ages to set aside the hustle and bustle of holiday preparation and focus their minds and hearts on the birth of Christ.

Please take a flyer from the table in the hallway and invite a relative, friend, or neighbor to come with you.

In order to have an idea of how many to expect, please sign up on the sheet on the hallway table. We have invited our sisters from our neighboring WELS congregations.

Salem Teens:
Come and join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship while we create gingerbread houses. We will have fun nibbling our way through graham crackers, frosting, sprinkles, etc.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided after late service on Sunday, November 23. Bring a teen friend and your ideas! We will provide the rest! RSVP by Wednesday, November 19 to Janice Gayan, 789-9096 or 280-0907 or jgayan@chartermi.net.

Looking Ahead:
Monday, November 17th was our last Monday worship service until after Easter in 2015. We will have Wednesday evening worship beginning on Thanksgiving Eve at 6:30 p.m. (Nov 26th). Midweek Advent will begin on Wednesday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Our Wednesday evening worship will continue through Christmas Eve on December 24th.

Christmas Decorating:
We will be decorating the church for Christmas after 10:30 worship on November 30th. Please stay and help as we beautify the house of our Lord. The more hands makes it more enjoyable and quicker for all.

Christmas Cookies For Our Shutins:
The Women's Evening Service Group will be putting together tins of Christmas cookies for our shut-ins. We are asking for your help in providing the Christmas cookies. We will need at least 24 dozen Christmas cookies. If you can help with providing cookies, please sign up on the sheet located on the table in the hallway. We will need these cookies by December 7th. Should you have any questions, please contact Lorry Flath at 786-3427. Thank you in advance for your help!

Poinsettias For Christmas:
The poinsettias are $14.00. Orders should be placed by December 7th with Mary Ann Thorsen or Nancy Juhl. Checks are to be made out to Women's Evening Service Group. Thank you.

Christmas Help For Those In Need:
Beginning at our Thanksgiving Eve Worship we will have out in the hall a free offering plate to help those who are in need in our congregation. If you are aware of anyone in our congregation who is struggling with a financial hardship, please let Pastor or Mr. Mark Kuehn, our head elder, know. While members and their families will take priority, if you are aware of any other hardship situations, please get that information to Pastor or Mark Kuehn as well.

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 http://www.salemescanaba.org/rss.xml or https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/salem-evangelical-lutheran/id918960511.

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.

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.