CHURCH SCHEDULE
Sundays: Worship - 8:00 am, Bible Class - 9:15 am, Worship - 10:30 am, Fellowship - 11:45 am
Wednesdays through Dec. 17th: Soup and Sandwiches 5:30 pm, Worship Service 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.
Advent 4
The Focus of Our Worship
Don't Join The World Who Rejected The Promised Savior Because He Wasn't What They Wanted!

Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval."

John 6:26-27
December 21, 2014
First Lesson: 2 Sa 7:8-16 Second Lesson: Ro 16:25-27
Psalm: 89 Gospel: Lk 1:26-38


CHRISTMAS SERVICES:
Midweek Advent will continue on Wednesday, December 17th at 6:30 p.m. This year's theme: See The Cross In The Gift. We will have Soup and Sandwich supper at 5:30 p.m. for the midweek Advent services. Everyone is welcome. A free will offering will be taken to help those in need in our congregation.

Children's Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 21 - Fellowship after
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship at 6:30 p.m.
Christmas Day Worship at 9:30 a.m.




Evangelism Thought for the Week:
We are called by a faithful LORD and given His faithful Word to give people the message that they can always trust for the good of their souls. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:24) Trust the faithful Lord as you share his faithful Word. Invite people to hear this great news!

Thursday Evening Bible Class:
We have started studying the book of Acts, come as see how the Lord was with His people as they carried the life giving message of the gospel to every nation. We are still beneficiaries of this work that happened almost 2000 years ago.

Sunday Morning Bible Class:
Today we continue 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. No Bible Class on the 21st.

Christmas Help For Those In Need:
We have a freewill offering plate out in the hallto 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.

Teen Taco Sunday and Football:
Come and root for the Packers and/or Lions. Tacos and refreshments will be provided. Wear your favorite team shirt or jersey. Join us after late service on Sunday, December 28th for tacos and then the game starts at 1:00 pm. RSVP by December 25th to Janice Gayan, 789-9096 or 280-0907 or jgayan@chartermi.net.

Men of His Word:
There is a one day conference for Men of God's Word at Oshkosh, WI on Saturday, January 31st. Pastor Mark Jeske will be the keynote speaker. If you are interested in more information please go to www.menofhisword.org. Early registration ends January 17th. If you are interested in going please let Pastor know. There is at least one member interested at this time. Perhaps travel could be combined.

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.