Weekly ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements for the Week of February 25, 2024

WE WELCOME OUR GUESTS:  We are glad to have you worship with us today. We ask our guests to please sign our guest register.  If you have any questions, please ask any member or Pastor.

EVANGELISM THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:  Today we heard, 8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  (Romans 5:8 EHV)  Do you know people with problems?  Of course!  Sin causes more problems than we can even grasp.  Yet the Holy Spirit reminds us that while we were sinners, Christ died for us.  He also died for all the people who have problems.  Tell others or invite them to join us.  Problems will only get bigger and last forever without Christ, but Christ in the end will solve all the problems of all the people who trust in Him as their Savior and Lord. 

IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE: that is interested in learning more about Salem, please give contact information to Pastor Doletzky. 

COMMUNION PROCEDURE:  Sunday we will use both the Common Cup and 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) The common cup will then be distributed to those who did not take one of the individual cups.  4) 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:  Raymond Herbst, Pastor Dick Winters, Francis Dittrich, Judy Wright, Mary Porath, and Mike & Linda Buchanan. 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.

BIBLE CLASS: If you haven’t attended our Sunday morning Bible class before or for a while, today would be a good time to start or resume coming to Bible Class.  Today we start on the verses that comfort us no matter what the devil or world throws at us, or any evil we may face.  Come and hear some of God’s great comfort for you.

THE NEW Meditations: is out and ready to be picked up.  This daily devotional book with prayers is a great way to start your day or be part of any time of day.  Such time with our Lord will only be a blessing because our Lord has promised that His Word never returns empty.

THE NEW Forward in Christ: for March is on the counter in the hallway.  Please pick up a copy and when you are finished, share it with someone. 

USED Meditations:  When you are done with your Meditations daily devotions booklet, and if you don’t want to keep it, please return it here at church.  We send the used Meditations to our Synod’s prison ministry.  They send them to prisoners around the country.  They must be less than two years old.  Thanks so much.

CHOIR PRACTICE: Anyone interested in singing in the choir for Holy Week, practice will be on Sundays after the late service start today and every Sunday until Easter. Please see Diane Johnson if you have any questions. 

LENT IS HERE:  This year’s Lenten Theme is: God on Trial.  This Wednesday, February 28th, we have soup and sandwiches served by the Boy and Girl Pioneers from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.  Our worship begins at 6:30 p.m. led by Pastor Jason Liebenow. from St. John’s in Florence, WI, He also serves St. Paul in Tipler, WI and St. Mark’s in Iron River, MI. Pastor Doletzky will be preaching at Mt. Olive in Iron Mountain, MI at 5:30 p.m. (Central). 

NO CATECHISM:  Since Pastor Doletzky will be preaching at other churches in the circuit during Lent.  Some of their worship times conflict with Catechism classes.  There will be no Catechism Class this coming Wednesday.  Our next class will be on Wednesday, March 20th at 4:30 p.m. 

NEW MEMBER DIRECTORY:  We would like to get a new membership directory phone and address directory out before Holy Week, especially with all our new members from St. Paul’s in Hyde.  We ask all our new members to fill out a directory information sheet.  Also if any of our members have a new phone number, a new address, or a new email, please fill out an information sheet.  They are on the cabinet in the hallway.  Thanks so much! 

CHOCOLATE! CHOCOLATE!! CHOCOLATE!!!  The Teens are excited to announce they will begin the annual Sayklly’s Easter Chocolate sale today. There are a variety of delicious chocolate items available for purchase. 

THANK YOU:  The Salem Teens would like to thank everyone who donated money towards the ingredients for the pizzas and for purchasing pizzas. They raised $900 which will be used towards their trip to the Teen Rally this coming June in Colorado. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Just a quick reminder to please have any announcements for the service folder to Karin by noon  on Thursday. Karin’s email is [email protected] or [email protected]. Thank you!

THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS:  If you have Thrivent Choice Dollars and you haven’t designated them for 2023, the deadline is March 31st.  Please prayerfully consider donating your choice dollars here to Salem. 

A REQUEST:  Kaylee Cadeau is spending her Spring Break going on a WELS mission trip through Kingdom Workers and Wisconsin Lutheran College to Peridot, Arizona.  They are working to assist with construction work at Our Savior’s Lutheran School.  We used to send our box tops for education there.  It’s on the Apache Indian Reservation.  Kaylee is hoping that people from our congregation could help with some of the expenses.  She is hoping to raise $500.00.  There is a flyer on the bulletin board for more information, Thank you. 

CENTRAL AFRICA MEDICAL MISSION (CAMM) FEBRUARY MONTHLY LETTER:  A copy of the February CAMM Monthly Letter can be found on the hallway cabinet by the Christian greeting cards. The February newsletter this month is an excerpt from a Bible study that was led by the Clinic Administrator, Alisad Banda, and is filled with inspiration for us all. Prior CAMM Monthly Letters can be found in the orange binder that is also located by the Christian greeting cards. Monetary donations can be sent 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.

EASTER CARDS:  There’s a new selection of Easter cards available for purchase in the card display. 

ONE-TIME TASKS:  With Spring approaching, we have some new one-time tasks posted on the board in the hallway next to the coat room. This are a great way to help Salem if you don’t have the time or ability to commit to weekly positions. New tasks will be added periodically so keep checking! If you have any questions, please see Carrie Doletzky.

REMINDER:  Please remember that if you decide to order any flowers to have in church to please make the checks out to Salem Lutheran Church.  Thank you. 

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. 

Hymns for February 28th, 127-116-587 Psalm 119a

Hymns for March 3rd, (Purple): The Second Sunday in Lent –  Service of  The Word

Hymns 532-456-320 Psalm 19 

USHERS

Today (8:00) Ken Evans, Terry Klick

(10:30) Steve Cadeau, Bryan Cadeau

Next Sunday, March 3rd 

(8:00) Mark Juhl

(10:30) Todd Meerstein, Matthew Meerstein, Dave Herbst 

CLEANING SCHEDULE (Feb 25th – March 9th)

Vacuuming – Ken & Teresa Evans

Sweeping – Donna Carlson

Restrooms – Julie Chouinard

Communion Ware Clean-up  (Feb) – Alice Herbst 

COUNTERS  

Feb 25thNoel Bruce (Amanada Bruce)

March 3rdTodd Chouinard (Julie Chouinard) 

SNOW REMOVAL

Feb 18th – Feb 24thSteve Cadeau

Feb 25th – March 2ndBill Herbst

THIS WEEK AT SALEM (Feb 25th – March 3rd)

     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                            NO Catechism Class

                    5:30 pm        Soup & Sandwich Supper

                    6:30 pm        Lenten Worship

     Sunday, March 3rd     

                    8:00 am        Worship

                    9:15 am        Bible Study

                    9:15 am        Sunday School

                 10:30 am       Worship

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