CHURCH SCHEDULE
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 14
The Focus of Our Worship
We Follow Christ Even When It's Not Popular

But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.

Joshua 24:15
August 30, 2015
First Lesson: Jos 24:1,2a,14-18 Second Lesson: Eph 5:21-31
Psalm: 71 Gospel: Jn 6:60-69



Evangelism Thought for the Week:
Today we heard Peter say, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." (John 6:68) There is no other place to go for eternal life. When you run into others who don't understand this truth, share the truth that Jesus is the only Savior and the one they need who will fulfills all their needs.

Thursday Morning Bible Class:
We will have Thursday Bible Class this week. We are going through important chapters in the Bible, this week will be Luke chapter 10 on the Good Samaritan.

Sunday Morning Bible Class:
We will continue our class on important chapters in the Bible. This morning we will continue our study of 1 Corinthians 13 which tells about God's love and the love he calls us to share.

Circuit News:
Pastor Silas Schmitzer from St. Paul's, Green Garden (near Marquette) has been called to also serve as Pastor at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Stoddard, Wisconsin, (10 miles from LaCrosse, Wisconsin). We pray for Pastor Schmitzer as he deliberates where best to serve the Lord.

Pastor Stephen Lehmann who serves at Mt. Olive in Iron Mountain, just got engaged to his girlfriend, Ruth last week. We congratulate him and his new finance and wish them the Lord's richest blessings as they work towards a wedding date, and a new life together in the Lord.

Mission Sunday:
Sunday, September 20th will be our World Mission Sunday. We will have the privilege of have our Synod's administrator for World Missions, Pastor Larry Schlomer come and preach that Sunday and give a presentation during the Bible Class hour. We will have a Pot-luck dinner after late worship that day. All are invited and welcome. Please come and hear how we are working together to spread the gospel to different nations on earth. We will take a special free-will offering that day for World Missions.

September Calendar:
The September calendar is ready to be picked up.

Sunday School Teachers Meet:
We have a meeting scheduled for Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Please come and go over items for the next school year. Sunday School begins on Sunday, September 13th.

Confirmation Classes:
Confirmation classes for all 6th - 8th graders will begin on Wednesday, September 9th at 4:30 p.m. 6th grade parents please set up a time to meet with Pastor to go over the class. Thank you.

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 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.

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 Nancy Juhl or Mary Ann Thorsen if you have any questions.

Super One Receipts and Labels for Education:
We collect both Super One grocery receipts and Labels for Education (from soup cans, cereals, etc.). Money rebated from the Super One receipts is used to purchase kitchen supplies. The Labels for Education are sent to East Fork Lutheran School in Arizona. Containers for both of these on-going projects are located on the counter in the hallway. Please remember the receipts have to be from 2015. We cannot use receipts from 2014 anymore.

Meditations:
The new Meditations is available. Please pick one up for yourself and share with those who could use the encouragement.