Weekly ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements for the Week of May 9, 2021

 

WE WELCOME OUR GUESTS:  We are glad you worshiped with us today.  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.

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.

EVANGELISM THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Today we heard Jesus say, 16”You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will endure.” (John 15:16)  Jesus has demonstrated His love to us.  Jesus has given His love to us.  Jesus has chosen us to share His love so others too know Him as their loving Savior.  What incredible and life changing things the Lord has called on us to do!  Share the loving message of Jesus!

QUARTERLY VOTERS’ MEETING:  The reports from the Quarterly Voters’ Meeting for April are on the cabinet in the hallway.

THOSE TO KEEP IN OUR PRAYERS:  Lee Robbert, Trudy Flath, Mike & Linda Buchanan, Steve Porath, Loretta Pepin, Lisa Nord, and Lee & Yvonne McCarthy. 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:  As we continue our study of Heaven and Hell, we look that those are the only two destinations in eternity.  Today we continue our study on The Bible’s Description of Heaven.  Our lesson today looks at certainty of heaven as our home. 

OFFERSING:  The Voters discussed gathering our offerings in worship and decided it would be good to return to passing the collection plate for offerings.  We will be passing the offering plates after the confession of faith in the creed during each Sunday service.

SPECIAL VOTERS’ MEETING:  On Sunday, May 16th after late worship the Voters will meet to discuss what should be done with the monies received from the Norelius Estate.  Recommendations will come from the Church Council.  If you have suggestions please submit them to any church council member.  All suggestions will be discussed at the church council and possibly at the Voters’ meeting on the 16th.  We give thanks to the Lord for this gracious gift and ask Him for wisdom in managing it to His glory and the good of souls.

THE NEW Forward in Christ:  for May has arrived.  You may pick up your copy and share with those around you.

THE NEW MAY CALENDAR:  is available.  Please pick up your copy. 

THE NEW Meditations:  that begins the end of May is out and available to be picked up.  Feel free to share one with someone who you would like to encourage each day with the Word of God.

ELDER CARE MINISTRY:  If you are interested in elder care ministry, rhere is an online 3 credit course that normally costs $960.00 paid for by Martin Luther Elder Care Ministries.  This course has been designed to train lay members to assist Pastors in elder care ministry.  There are only 20 openings for the class this year.  Please contact Pastor Doletzky if you are interested.  He will give you more information.

CLEANING PROJECTS:  There is a list of things that need to be done to help take care of God’s property.  The list is out in the narthex.  Please prayerfully consider if you have the gifts and time to do one or more of those items in your own time.  We thank the Lord for all who help take care of the Lord’s house and property.

CAMP BIRD FOR LUTHERANS: Registration is now open!

Registrations are now being accepted for Camp Bird. Camp Bird for Lutherans is a youth camp for children currently in grades 5-8. It is located near Crivitz in Marinette County on Sand Lake. The price for each child is $175 per week. Swimming, canoeing, boating, hiking, challenge course, kickball, volleyball, archery, arts & crafts, campfires, Bible study, games, camp songs and many other activities are waiting for you this year! Three weeks are available in July:

*Sunday July 4 – Friday, July 9

*Sunday July 11 – Friday, July 16

*Sunday July 18 – Friday, July 23

For more information or to download the registration form, please visit www.campbird.org.

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.

CENTRAL AFRICA MEDICAL MISSION (CAMM) MAY UPDATE LETTER: A copy of the May CAMM Monthly Update Letter can be found on the hallway cabinet by the Christian greeting cards.  The May letter is written by CAMM Stateside Committee Chair, Shelly Sievert. This month’s letter addresses the blessings that God has given us in Malawi of our new staff members and positions that will be held there in the future. Prior CAMM Monthly Letters can be found in the orange binder that is also located by the Christian greeting cards. 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. 

UPDATED WEBSITE ONLINE:  Our website has been updated in many ways.  You will be able to visit it at www.salemescanaba.org.  Our services are now live-streamed to our website and you will not need to go to Facebook.  All videos of the services will be archived there.  If you want to watch an archived service on ROKU, go to the search area and search for “Salem Evangelical Escanaba.”  Our website logo will appear and you can click on it.  Please sign our friendship register.  It helps us know if people are watching.  We thank the Lord for the ability to share His Word all over the world through our website. 

COUNCIL MEETING:  The council will meet on Tuesday, May 11th at 6:00 pm.

CATECHISM CLASS:  Just a quick reminder that the remaining catechism classes are for the 8th grade students that are being confirmed on June 6th.

PRECAUTIONS DURING COVID:  We are thankful for the air sanitizing system we have in our sanctuary, hallways, and bathrooms.  This system kills airborne bacteria, viruses, mold and mildew.  Please wash your hands regularly.  There is hand sanitizer in the hallway along with face masks and face shields for all who would like.  We do ask that if you have any type of sickness or not feeling well, (cold, flu, etc.) please don’t attend during a time of illness.  This is out of concern for all. This does not apply to allergies.  We pray the Lord keep you safe and healthy.  If you have any questions, please ask Pastor.

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.

If you know someone that is interested in learning more about Salem, please give contact information to Pastor Doletzky.

BULLETINS from the previous two Sundays are available in the pamphlet holder on the table in the entryway. 

Next Sunday, Seventh Sunday of Easter, The Ascension of our Lord, May 16(White) Service of Word and Sacrament 

Hymns 171 (st. 1-3)-341-173 Psalm 110 (from the worship supplement) Hymn 171 st. 4 & 5 in place of O Taste and See.

USHERS

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

(10:30) Ron Oberg, Ron Beauchamp, Cole Shepard

Next Sunday, May 16th(8:00) Gary Carlson, Corey Engebretson

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

CLEANING SCHEDULE 

(May 9th – May 22nd)

Vacuuming – Adam Hinch

Sweeping  –  Donna Crlson

Dusting  – OPEN

Restrooms  – Adam Hinch

Communion Ware Clean-up  (May) – Amy Gilner 

MOWING

May 16th – Lawn: Dave Herbst                      Berms: Ken Evans 

COUNTERS

May 9th Brian Thorsen (Melissa Cadeau)

May 16th –  Steve Cadeau (Kaylee Cadeau, Marcie Filteau)

THIS WEEK AT SALEM (May 9th – May 16th)

Today        8:00 am           Worship w/Holy Communion

9:15 am           Bible Class

9:15 am           Sunday School

10:30 am         Worship w/Holy Communion

Mon          9:00 am           Circuit Pastor’s Meeting 9-4pm

Tues          6:00 pm           Council Meeting

Wed.         4:30 pm           Confirmation Class (8th Grade)

Sunday, May 16th

8:00 am           Worship

9:15 am           Sunday School

9:15 am           Bible Class

10:30 am         Worship

Special Voters’ Meeting after late Worship