Announcements for the Week of January 29, 2023

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. 

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:  The apostle Paul writes30But because of [God] you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us the wisdom from God, namely, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption. 31God did this so that, just as it is written, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”  (1 Corinthians 1:30-31 EHV)  God called us to be His own through Jesus life, death, and resurrection.  What a high position and calling we have as children of God!  God grant us the love and strength to share Jesus so that no one boasts except in our Lord and the great things He has done.

THOSE TO KEEP IN OUR PRAYERS:  Gary Grill (husband of Kath Grill), Dan Chouinard (brother of Todd Chouinard) and the Chouinard family, Mary Porath, Cathy Crimmel, 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. 

SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS:  Our plan today is to finish The Final Stretch on The Middle Road.   We will look at the struggle between our focus on this life and heaven as our home.  We will look at our home in heaven and what we should be focused on in this world.  Even if you didn’t get the book, please join us as we learn how to best serve the Lord in the church.

NEW BIBLE CLASS COMING:  Our next Bible Class next week will focus on Things to consider as you prepare for your Christian funeral. 

PINE CAR DERBY:  The Lutheran Pioneers would like to extend a big thank you to everyone that helped make the Pine Car Derby a success. It was great to have you cheer on our racers! 

LGP AND LBP FEBRUARY MEETING:  Please note that the February meeting for the LGP and LBP have been moved from February 12th to February 19th.

JANUARY VOTERS’ MEETING:   was on Sunday, January 22nd after late worship in the fellowship hall.  The reports are on the cabinet in the hallway.  Highlights included that we received by transfer Andrew Sivula, Coni Bruce’s brother, from Holy Cross in Daggett, MI.  We also received as communicant members Dan and Melissa Lehman from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Midland, MI.  They currently reside in Gladstone.  We transferred out Sara Deno and her two sons, Zachary and Jayme, her mother Patricia Couillard and her grandmother, Linna Dupont all to St. Paul’s in Hyde, MI.

FEBRUARY CALENDAR:  The February Calendar is available to be picked up today.  Please mark the Wednesday services at Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 22nd.

THE NEW Forward in Christ: for February has arrived and is available to be picked up on the cabinet in the hallway.  Please feel free to share your copy with someone else to take them one.

FACILITY USE POLICY PROPOSAL:  The final version was passed at the voter’s meeting.  Copies will be made available through Karin Lanaville to any and all who would like.  Please keep in mind this document is for people who are not members of Salem that would like to use our facility. We still recommend that any member who would like to use the facility for an event to please contact Pastor about guidelines that need to be followed.  Thanks so much.  May we continue to use all that God has given us to His glory. 

PIZZA FUNDRAISER:  The Salem Teens will be holding a pizza sale – just in time for your Super Bowl Party or just to eat because they’re so delish! Pick up will be on February 12th.  You can place your order thru the presale before February 5th via the sign up order sheet in the hallway or by contacting Theresa Shepard by text or phone at 906-553-2586 or emailing her at uphomebase@yahoo.com. Prices are as follows:

Cheese Only Pizza – $5:50

Sausage Pizza – $6:50

Pepperoni Pizza – $6:50

Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza – $8:00

The Fourteenth Annual Men of His Word Conference: The conference, “MAN UP: in a man down world”, will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2023 with Keynote Speaker Pastor Dan Solofra and the Worship Band Koine’. There will be 16 Challenging Breakout Sessions and will be held at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Convention Center in Oshkosh, WI. You can register at www.menofhisword.org.

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

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 5th, The Fifth Sunday After Epiphany (Green): 241-280-491  Psalm 111  Service of The Word  


January 29th – Theresa Shepard (Cole Shepard)

February 5th – Todd Chouinard (Julie Chouinard) 


Today – (8:00) Tim Bruce, Noel Bruce

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

Next Sunday, Feb 5th – (8:00) Ken Evans, Terry Klick

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

CLEANING SCHEDULE (Jan 28th – Feb 11th)

Vacuuming – Ken & Teresa Evans

Sweeping – Laura Thomas

Restrooms – Ken & Teresa Evans

Communion Ware Clean-up (Jan) – Teresa Evans

                                                   (Feb) – Alice Herbst 


Jan 29th – Feb 4th – Dave Johnson

Feb 5th – Feb 11th – Bernie Clements

THIS WEEK AT SALEM (January 29th – Feb 5th)

      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

      Wed          4:30 pm          Catechism Class 4:30 – 5:40pm

      Sunday, Feb 5th     

                        8:00 am          Worship

                        9:15 am          Bible Class

                        9:15 am          Sunday School

                        10:30 am        Worship 

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