Weekly ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements for the Week of September 25, 2022

WE WELCOME OUR GUESTS  We are glad to have you worship with us today. We ask our guests to please sign our guest register.  There are welcome sheets in the pews next to the hymnals.  If you are interested in finding out more information, or would like to be contacted by the Pastor, please fill out a sheet and place it in the offering plate or hand it to an usher.  If you have any questions, please ask any member or Pastor Doletzky. 

EVANGELISM THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:  Today we heard, 10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. (Proverbs 9:10)  So many today are looking for answers to life, to finding joy, to having good relationships, to having a fulfilling life.  It’s all connected to Jesus and the wisdom of His Ways.  Share the good news of Jesus because of how much He has done for you. 

COMMUNION PROCEDURE:  Sunday, we will use the Individual Cups as we celebrate Communion.  The procedure will be as follows: 1) The bread will be distributed; please hold out your hand for the bread.  2) The individual cups will be distributed. Take an individual cup if you wish.  3) Please leave the individual cups in the rack on the communion rail.

If you are unable to come to the Altar for communion please   speak to one of the Ushers.  Pastor will bring communion to you in the pew.

THOSE TO KEEP IN OUR PRAYERS:  Pastor Dick Winters, Dave Herbst, Cathy Crimmel, Dick Nelson, Paul Drefs, Mike & Linda Buchanan and Lisa Nord. We pray for all of our shut-ins. We pray for our Synod and our missionaries. We pray for our troops, our leaders in the congregation, and in our city, state and nation. We pray for our straying members and those who don’t know Jesus. 

SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS:  Today we will continue our study on the chapter titled:  The Narrow Lutheran Middle Between an Idolatrous Love of the World and an Ungrateful Contempt for the World.  Even if you didn’t get the book, please join us as we learn how to find the middle road between loving the world and despising it. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES:  today for all children ages 3 through 8th grade.  Classes begin at 9:15 a.m.  All children are welcome are also encouraged to bring other friends to Sunday School.

THANK YOU:  We thank the Lord for all those people who helped with all that was in involved in painting the outside of church.  Working together we saved a lot of money and helped maintain the Lord’s property.  To God be the Glory! 

UPCOMING PASTY SALE:  This is the last Sunday to sign up to purchase pasties! The Lutheran Girl and Boy Pioneers will be hosting the annual pasty sale to help raise money for summer camp and other activities throughout the year. Pasties will be prepped on Friday, September 30th and assembled on Saturday, October 1st.  There is a signup sheet for ingredient donations and volunteers to help as well as a preorder signup sheet. They are aiming to make and sell roughly 200 pasties. They will fill preorders first and any extra pasties will be sold on a first come first serve basis after. Signup today to make sure you get yours! 

WELS/ELS Singles events: There are some events coming up throughout Wisconsin this fall for WELS/ELS Singles if you or anyone you know in the following areas would be interested in. 

* Hiking at Parfrey’s Glen

     Spend some time outside at one of the most beautiful     

     places in Wisconsin! Meet at Parfrey’s Glen (E1377 CR-DL,

     Merrimac WI) on Saturday October 8 at 2:30 pm. It is a

     hike of about .75 of a mile to the waterfall. Questions?

     Please contact Rachel Fritz at rachelfritz@yahoo.com.

* Boardgame Afternoon

     The WELS-ELS Singles group invites

     single/widowed/divorced individuals to a board game

     event on Saturday, October 22 at 1:30 pm at Star of

     Bethlehem School, 3700 S. Casper Drive in New Berlin.

     Bring your favorite games and a snack to share.

     Questions? Please contact Dawn Fanning Jansen at 920-

     427-9258 or djansen8@hotmail.com

* WELS/ELS Singles Retreat Nov 11-13, 2022 at Camp Phillip

     Did you know that November 11 is International Singles

     Day? If you’re widowed, divorced, or have never been

     married, we invite you to join us at the 2022 WELS/ELS

     Singles Retreat on November 11-13 at Camp Phillip,

     Wautoma, Wisconsin for a weekend of fun and

     fellowship. For more information and to register: wels-els-

     singles.com/2022-retreat. Registration deadline of

     October 11, 2022. 

LWMS FALL RALLY: The LWMS Fall Rally will be hosted by Grace Lutheran Church in Powers, MI on October 15, 2022.  Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) with the opening service at 11:00.  Please sign-up on the sheet provided at the presentation table in the hallway if you plan to attend. 

OCTOBER CALENDAR: The calendar for October is available for pick up!

LWMS FREE-WILL OFFERING: Today, September 25th, we will have a free-will offering for the LWMS (Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society).  The organization provides additional funding for WELS missions here and abroad.  All monies go directly to the Lake Superior Circuit which our church is a member, and is then given at the Fall Rally.  Please make your offering to the Women’s Evening Service Group if writing a check, cash will be collected in the plate placed at the presentation table in the hallway. 

LUTHERAN CHRISTIAN COUNSELING:  There is a donor who is willing to provide free Lutheran Christian Counseling through Wisconsin Lutheran Child and Family Service (a WELS organization) to all members of WELS congregations in the U.P.  If you, or any of your brothers and sisters in Christ, are going through some type of difficulty or “bump” in the road in of life, and would like some guidance, or some confidential counseling through a secure video connection in the privacy of your home, please contact Pastor Doletzky for more information.  Normally such a service would be $75.00 per session. 

WINTER COAT COLLECTION:  At the upcoming LWMS Fall Rally that is being held on October 15th at Grace Lutheran Church in Powers, we are asking for winter coats of any size as well as other winter gear. These coats will be taken to Northside Ministries, Milwaukee, WI and they will distribute to those in need. If you have winter coat(s) and would like to give to a worthy cause, please bring in and we will make sure they get to the LWMS Fall Rally. Any questions, please talk with Cam Blakeslee or Kathy Grill. Please Note:  We only need to collect these winter items before the LWMS Fall Rally. Thank you!

CENTRAL AFRICA MEDICAL MISSION (CAMM) SPETEMBER MONTHLY LETTER: A copy of the September CAMM Monthly Letter can be found on the hallway cabinet by the Christian greeting cards.  The CAMM Monthly Letter was written by Gary Evans, CAMM Field Director and talks about how both fields, Malawi and Zambia, are moving forward with changes in staff and clinic standings. Prior CAMM Monthly Letters can be found in the orange binder that is also located by the Christian greeting cards. Reminder to only send any monetary donations to:  WELS Gift Processing, N16 W23377 Stone Ridge Drive, Waukesha, WI  53188 with checks made out to Central Africa Medical Mission. Please continue to pray for CAMM and the people we serve in Malawi and Zambia.  Any questions about CAMM can be directed to Kathy Grill, CAMM Contact Woman for the WELS Lake Superior Circuit. 

FACILITY USE POLICY PROPOSAL:  The Church Council has put together a facilities use policy to be adopted by the Voters of the Congregation.  It was resolved to put it out publicly for dissemination to the congregation.  There are copies out on the cabinet in the hallway.  Please read it through and give your feedback to any council member, especially if you think changes are needed.  Thanks so much.  All suggestions will be taken into account and the final document will be presented at the October Voters’ Meeting. 

AUDIO LOOP:  There is an audio loop installed.  For all those who use hearing aids, please set them to the “T” setting for T-coil or telephone. 

BULLETINS FROM THE PREVIOUS TWO SUNDAYS are available in the pamphlet holder on the table in the hallway. 

COUNTERS  

September 25thBrian Thorsen (Terry Klick)

October 2ndSteve Cadeau (Melissa Cadeau) 

USHERS

Today – (8:00) Dewey Klein, Marvin Krause

(10:30) Todd Chouinard, Glen Meunier, Brian Thorsen

Next Sun, Oct 2nd – (8:00) Gary Carlson, Cory Engebretson

(10:30) Mark Kuehn, Luke Gilner, Dave Johnson

CLEANING SCHEDULE (Sept 25th – Oct 8th)

Vacuuming – Glen & Pam Meunier

Sweeping – Laura Thomas

Restrooms – Julie Chouinard

Communion Ware Clean-up (Sept) – Vicky Solis 

LAWN MOWING

September 25th – October 1st  

    Lawn – Noel Bruce             Berms – Bernie Clements

October 2nd – October 8th

     Lawn – Dave Jonson          Berms – Dave Johnson

 

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 2nd , Service of The Word (Green)Hymns:  375-392-588 Hymn 379 st. 1-2 in place of O Taste and See  Psalm 51a 

THIS WEEK AT SALEM (Sept 25th – October 2nd)

     Today      8:00 am        Worship w/Holy Communion

                    9:15 am        Bible Study

                    9:15 am        Sunday School

                    10:30 am       Worship w/Holy Communion

     Wed        4:30 pm        Catechism Class

     Sunday, Oct 2nd                  

                    8:00 am        Worship

                                        Pasty Pick Up after Worship

                    9:15 am        Bible Study

                    9:15 am        Sunday School

                    10:30 am       Worship

                                        Pasty Pick Up after Worship    

THAT WE MAY KNOW — Over both the last few years and the last few months many Christians have found themselves “in the dark” – fearful and unsure of what’s coming, surprised and upset by events they couldn’t see coming, or unprepared (perhaps even embarrassed) as they realized how much they didn’t know about certain important things. There is a lot that our loving Lord wants us to understand – to bring us comfort and confidence, and to help us better make our way through and communicate with the troubled world we live in. We therefore invite you to attend “That We May Know,” the 2022 National Convention of Christian Life Resources.

You can expect:

* An engaging and informative day either in person among your Christian friends or, for those unable to attend in person, a live streaming virtual attendance option.

* Topics of interest: the wonder of life in the womb; the pro-life culture in a post-Dobbs worldGod’s wisdom during times of crisis; live Q&A with CLR’s Life Challenges podcast; and the state of marriage.

* Words to inform and inspire you from our experienced speakers in a concise “TED Talk” format.

* Continental breakfast and a delicious catered boxed lunch plus snacks and refreshments throughout the day.

* Opportunities to view displays from a variety of ministries and Christian agencies.

* A chance to help our mothers at New Beginnings or clients at our pregnancy care centers (by bringing diapers, baby wipes, non-expired formula, or gift cards from Target, Amazon, or Walmart).

“My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,”
Colossians 2:2

FINANCIAL UPDATE: As we all face these ever changing and challenging times, we would graciously encourage our members to please remember our church in your prayers and also through your offerings. If you are unable to attend church in person, we encourage you to worship with us via our live feed that can be watch on our church website and also on Facebook.  You may send your offerings by mailing them directly to Salem or contribute via our online giving link at www.salemescanaba.org. Together, we can work to continue to bring God’s Word to our brothers and sisters! 

Financial Summary for August & Year-to-Date

General Fund

      Needed each month:        $      11,961.75

      Received in August:           $       9,240.60  (-$2,721.15)

      Year-to-Date needed:       $      95,694.00

      Year-to-Date received:       $      84,596.43  (-$11,097.57)

Missions

      Needed each month:        $        1,666.67

      Received in August:           $        2,070.00   (+$403.33)

      Year-to-Date needed:       $      13,333.33

      Year-to-Date received:       $      13,824.00   (+$490.67)

Property/Grounds

      Needed each month:        $       1,000.00

      Received in August:           $         870.00  (-$130.00)

      Year-to-Date needed:       $       8,000.00  

      Year-to-Date received:        $       6,062.00    (-$1,938.00)