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 6
The Focus of Our Worship
We Trust in God Even When All Outward Evidence Tells Us Not To

The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?" He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

Mark 4:38-39
July 05, 2015
First Lesson: La 3:22-33 Second Lesson: 2 Co 8:1-9,13,14
Psalm: 30 Gospel: Mk 5:21-24a,35-43

Evangelism Thought for the Week:
Today we heard the Holy Spirit tell us through the Apostle Paul, "God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." (2 Corinthians 5:21) God made Jesus our sin so that we could be His righteousness (perfection). Is there any better news in the whole universe???!!!! Share this most vital message with all!

Thursday Morning Bible Class:
We continue our study of the book of Acts. We marvel at how the Lord blessed those who risked their lives so the gospel would be spread. The Lord is still blessing the spread of His life giving word today.

Sunday Morning Bible Class:
Today, Lord-willing, we will be getting to the end of the paper Pastor wrote on contrition and repentance. If you are unable to make the class but would like a copy of the paper, please let Pastor know.

VBS Preparations:
We have begun to prepare for VBS which will be August 10-13. This year we are visiting Mt. Everest! There are many super fun activities planned throughout the week. Please be sure to mark your calendars and invite all the kids you know!

In the hall you will find a display showing all the supplies that we will need this year. Please take a moment to glance through and see if there is something that you could donate or drop a free will offering into our BACKPACK. If you take one of our "climbers" please be sure to check the number on it and sign your name with the corresponding number on the sign up sheet. If you have any questions at all on this procedure do not hesitate to ask Carrie Doletzky or April Chaillier.

Also, since we are at Everest this year, we need climbing gear. If you happen to have rope, boots (hiking/climbing), or any equipment used to climb a mountain, we would love to borrow it! There will be a table set up in the fellowship hall for all donations and lending items. If your name is not on the item you are lending, please be sure to attach one of the tags that will be provided on the table.

Artificial trees are also part of our decorations. If you have any decorative trees (big Christmas trees/small decorative trees) and are willing to lend them to us we would greatly appreciate it. Please make sure that your name is on both the tree and the box if there is a box.

A few needed odds and ends: brown paper bags and newspapers

All items are needed by JULY 26. Again, any questions, pertaining to VBS are welcome! Just see Carrie Doletzky or April Chaillier.

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.

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.