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 20
The Focus of Our Worship
God's Calls For Real Repentance and Then Following His Commands

Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. ';

Ezekiel 18:30b-31
October 26, 2014
First Lesson: Isa 5:1-7 Second Lesson: Php 3:12-21
Psalm: 118 Gospel: Mt 21:33-43

Evangelism Thought for the Week:
The temptations of the world and our flesh, not to mention the devil are constant. The only victory comes through Jesus and his call to repentance. Share the message of God, "Repent and live, Jesus covers your sin!"

Thursday Evening Bible Class:
We are in the book of Romans. Come, learn, grow and rejoice in God's gracious Word.

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 Pumpkin Carvers:
We will be carving/decorating pumpkins on Saturday, October 18th, from 1-3 p.m. in the Salem Fellowship Hall. Come with your ideas, favorite knife, and items you want to use for decorating your pumpkin. Snacks, refreshments and pumpkins will be provided. Come and join us for a spooktacular time!

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

Quarterly Voters' Meeting:
Our October Voters Meeting is on Tuesday, October 21st at 6 p.m. Please come to get updated on those items going on here and to give input on items that you would like. If you are not able to make it but would have a concern, please speak with a councilman or Pastor.

Area Reformation Worship:
Area Reformation Worship will be hosted this year by St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Wallace, MI on Sunday, October 26th at 4:30 Eastern Time (3:30 Central), with a Potluck Supper to follow. There will also be a special choir again. If you are interested in being in the choir, please contact Pastor.

New Doors:
Our new doors are installed, but the wiring for the handicap opener is not done yet. If you or another member is interested in the old doors, please let pastor know soon, or they will be gone. May we rejoice in our new doors that help with visibility and handicap accessibility.

Those who have keys to the church will be able to keep using the church keys they have. Our new doors are keyed to the old door locks.

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 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.

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 Mary Ann Thorsen if you have any questions.