Salem Lutheran Church of Montevideo, MN
Worship Time: Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Phone: 320-269-7624; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Scroll down for more information, news & events!
Salem is a Christian congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Our mission is to bring the message of Jesus Christ to our members and the community through preaching, teaching, evangelism and service.
NOTICE: The position of Salem's Office Administrator will be vacant after Thanksgiving. In the short-term, there may be delays in communication until this position is filled. Thank you for your understanding.
Santa Lucia Sunday is December 8!
Sunday School Christmas Program Performance Sunday is December 15 (during worship, 9:30am).
The Table: A Free Community Breakfast, is hosted by Salem on the last Saturday of each month. Our next breakfast: Saturday, November 30 at 8:30-10 a.m.
Worship: Sundays at 9:30am
1st & 2nd services of each month are a traditional service;
3rd & 4th services of each month are a more contemporary service.
Time for fellowship follows each service.
Holy Communion: 1st & 3rd service of every month
Sunday School: Sundays Sept. 15 - April 19 at 8:30-9:15am
Confirmation: Wednesdays Sept. 11 - April 26 at 6:15pm
Click the grey button above to view Salem's latest worship bulletin.
Salem has paired with Vanco to make giving easier! Click the button above to open Salem's online giving page. Vanco receives a small fee for providing the service. Thank you for your stewardship!
Salem Contacts & Schedules
Salem's Office Administrator, Ally Buseman, is the main contact for questions, scheduling and announcements. She may be reached at Salem's number and e-mail provided below. Salem's Pastor, Matt Philaya, can also be reached at Salem's number; his cell number is provided on the answering machine for emergencies when no one is available to take your call at Salem. Pastor Matt's e-mail is also provided below.
Salem's Weekday Office Hours:
Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Salem's office will be closed on the following dates:
Tuesday, December 24 (no office hours)
Wednesday, December 25 (no office hours)
Wednesday, January 1 (no office hours)
Salem's Daily Schedule
A monthly calendar can be found in Salem's newsletter; our newsletter is also made available here on our website.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1
No office hours today/No Friday morning coffee today
Below is Salem's latest newsletter.
Scroll down to see more information in the SLC Announcements column!
WORSHIP & EDUCATION:
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Salem Sunday School classes for PreK - Grade 6 meets at Salem on Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. for music and a Bible lesson with Pastor Matt before splitting into small groups for class time until 9:15 a.m. Worship begins at 9:30 a.m.
SALEM CONFIRMATION: Salem confirmation classes for Grades 7-9 meet at Salem on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. (meal provided at 6:15 p.m.).
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SANTA LUCIA SUNDAY DECEMBER 8: Our 'Santa Lucia Festival of Lights' celebration is Sunday, December 8th. We will welcome Ross Sutter and his group of musicians again this year for a wonderfully musical worship service, followed by fellowship with singing, dancing and many Swedish treats! There is no craft or bake sale this year, but since Santa Lucia helped the poor, we invite you to bring a donation for our local food shelf: either boxed, canned, or monetary. In appreciation, you will receive a complimentary Christmas ornament made by a Salem church member...while they last!
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM SUNDAY DECEMBER 15: Save the date for our Sunday School Christmas program performance of “UnFrozen” on Sunday, December 15 at 9:30 a.m.
CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP DECEMBER 24 AT 5PM and 10PM
BITTERSWEET NEWS: Our Office Administrator, Allysan Buseman, will be stepping out of her staff role here and into a full-time Office Administrator positon at Trinity Lutheran Church, Montevideo, beginning in December. Ally and her family will continue to be involved here as Salem members. Thank you to Ally for her hard work over the last few years to help us update and develop the role of Office Administrator at Salem. Ally has a sense of God's calling and a passion for this type of work, and while I'm sad to lose her at Salem, I'm delighted for her in this new opportunity at Trinity. –MP
'THE TABLE' IS A MINISTRY OF SALEM! The Table is a free community breakfast at Salem on the last Saturday of every month, 8:30 - 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome! The Table is also looking for volunteers to help prepare and serve the meals. Click here to open our "Community" page to see what dates volunteers are needed. Sign-up by contacting Salem's office, or use the sign-up sheet provided at Salem on Sunday mornings.
OUR NEXT FREE COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: Saturday, November 30, 8:30-10am. These meals are open to everyone in the community.
SALEM'S CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE IS CALLING FOR MORE MEMBERS: Please contact the Salem office if you are interested in joining this group!
ANNUAL REPORTS: Reminder to Salem Committees/Teams to please begin putting together your reports for the annual report/meeting in January. We need these reports into the office by the end of December. Please e-mail to: email@example.com
AMAZON HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Many of us do some (or all) of our holiday shopping online, and shopping with Amazon allows you to complete your gift list AND gift Salem (or other non-profits) for no extra cost to you! All you need to do is start at the AmazonSmile homepage (smile.amazon.com) and choose to shop in support of "Salem Lutheran Church of Montevideo" and a portion of your purchase price will be donated to Salem!
SALEM PRAYER CHAIN: The Salem Prayer Chain is a volunteer group of Salem members who pray by request for the needs of others. Prayer requests may be for yourself or someone else, and may be for healing or other challenges in life. Requests can remain anonymous if you wish, and privacy of individuals is always respected. Please contact Ruby Flickinger at 269-2220 or 226-8591 with any requests you may have. This is different from the Sunday prayers listed in the bulletin. To be included in the Sunday prayers, please call the Salem office (269-7624) or e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
HOMEBOUND VISITS: If you are interested in visiting our homebound, others who would like a visit, or if you yourself would like a visit, please contact Robin Schwaegerl at 269-7576 or Meredith Brown at 269-5676.
UPCOMING MEETINGS & GATHERINGS:
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