Salem Lutheran Church of Montevideo, MN
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)
We are dedicated to living out and sharing God's grace and forgiveness made known to all through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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 Pastor is Pastor Matt Philaya. Reach him 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.
Worship: Sunday mornings at 9:30am
1st & 2nd Sundays of each month are a traditional service;
3rd & 4th Sundays of each month are a more contemporary service
Holy Communion: 1st & 3rd Sun. of Every Month
Sunday School: Sept. - May, 8:30am to 9:15am
Sunday School will begin on September 16, 2018!
Salem's Weekday Office Hours:
Mondays: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
(Office Admin. will be out of the office on Mon. July 23)
Tuesdays: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.;
(No Tuesday office hours on July 17 or 24)
Wednesdays: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
No office hours on Thursdays
Fridays: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Salem's Daily Schedules
A monthly calendar can be found in Salem's Newsletter.
SUNDAY JULY 1
Salem Office will be Closed
Salem News Deadlines
Pastor Matt will be away July 16 - 30 for a combined continuing education and vacation trip. To reach an on-call Pastor in the event of an emergency during this time, please contact Salem's Office Administrator at 320-905-2875.
Pie Day at Luther Haven and Copper Glen will be Tuesday, July 31. Salem needs volunteers to bring pie and serve pie (please have pies to Luther Haven by 1 p.m.; servers should also arrive at 1 p.m.)
Salem is updating it's member directory! Please send a current individual or family photo to our e-mail address with your name(s) and main phone number.
Salem Quilters are not meeting in the month of July. Will begin meeting again in August, at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays.
Save the Date for Rally Sunday (1st day of Sunday School) on September 16!
Below is Salem's latest newsletter.
Scroll down to see more information in the SLC Announcements column!
WORSHIP & EDUCATION NEWS:
Click here to open our Worship & Education page with more details, and dates/times of Holiday & other special event services.
PASTOR MATT WILL BE AWAY JULY 16 - 30 FOR A COMBINED CONTINUING EDUCATION AND VACATION TRIP. LAY PREACHER GWEN EVENS WILL LEAD WORSHIP ON SUNDAYS JULY 22 AND 29.
Emergency Contact Number provided above (in priority announcements).
SAVE THE DATE FOR RALLY SUNDAY: SEPTEMBER 16
4TH-8TH GRADE YOUTH GROUP AT SALEM: A Salem youth group for kids in grades 4-8 has been formed by some of the 4th-8th grade parents at Salem. The main contact person for more information, and to get involved, is Alyson Helgeson. Reach her by e-mail: email@example.com.
SALEM'S DAYS/TIMES ON CABLE ACCESS CHANNEL 180
UPCOMING MEETINGS, REHEARSALS & GATHERINGS:
SALEM QUILTERS HAVE DECIDED NOT TO MEET IN THE MONTH OF JULY DUE TO TOO MANY CONFLICTING SCHEDULES: The quilters will resume meeting in August on Tuesdays, but at a new time. Please note the quilters will meet on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. (Strombeck Room) beginning in August.
SALEM IS UPDATING IT'S MEMBER DIRECTORY! Please send a current family or individual photo to our e-mail address with your name(s) and main phone number. Our goal is to be able to print an updated member directory this Fall/Winter. Thank you for your help with this!
SUNDAY SCHOOL 1ST DAY WILL BE SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
THE TABLE IS A MINISTRY OF SALEM!
The Table is a 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 on Sunday mornings at Salem.
SALEM COUNCIL ON SUMMER BREAK UNTIL AUG. 15 - CLICK HERE TO VIEW COUNCIL MINUTES
AMAZON SHOPPERS: If you are an Amazon shopper, please remember to start at the AmazonSmile homepage (smile.amazon.com) and shop in support of "Salem Lutheran Church of Montevideo." It is really that simple and no extra cost; just shop as you normally would a portion of your purchase will support Salem. Here is a direct link: smile.amazon.com
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).
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.
THANK YOU to everyone who made the Better Together event in Montevideo on July 10 such a success! Through the efforts of everyone involved- planning, coordinating, fundraising, publicizing, setting up, cleaning up, and the helping hands of about 400 volunteers- an amazing 127,000 meals were packaged!! These meals will be distributed to local food shelves, area school backpack programs, disabled Veterans and others in need. Thank you again for coming together to make this all possible!
Thank you to Swedish musical group "Trio con Brio" for playing for us during worship on Sunday, June 24!
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR MUSIC!
Thank you to everyone, and especially the willing workers, who again made our annual Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, June 20 a success! A special thank you goes to the Community Band for providing us with lovely music.
Thank you to Salem & Friends Relay Team for their involvement with the 2018 Chippewa Yellow Medicine Counties Relay for Life on May 18. Thank you to everyone who helped in any way - contributing to sales, selling or purchasing at sales, selling or purchasing luminaries, and to those who participated in the event and helped with set up or clean up. Thanks to Carol Westberg for being the Salem & Friends team leader, and to Ally Buseman for help with advertisement through Salem. Through the efforts of all these people, Salem & Friends raised over $2,000 to aid in the fight against cancer!!