Salem Lutheran Church of Montevideo, MN
Phone: 320-269-7624; E-Mail: email@example.com; 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 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.
Weekday Office Hours:
Mondays: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.;
Wednesdays: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
No office hours on Thursdays
Fridays: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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
Salem's Daily Schedules
A monthly calendar can be found in Salem's Newsletter.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1
Salem News Deadlines
Other Site Pages to Visit
About Us: Click here to learn about "who" Salem is as a congregation and how we came to be through history.
Worship & Education: Click here to learn more about Salem's worship services and our Christian education.
Click here for a look at our Sunday School calendar.
Click here for a look at our Confirmation page & schedule.
Click here for a look at our Sunday School registration page.
Community Page: Click here for community resource information and our community outreach groups.
Member Resource Page Links:
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Salem Online Giving:
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WEDNESDAY LENTEN SERVICES ARE AT 6:30PM; MEAL AT 5:15PM
Throughout the season of Lent, there will be Wednesday night worship at 6:30 p.m. with Lenten suppers beforehand, at 5:15 p.m.
SALEM SUNDAY SCHOOL SINGS DURING WORSHIP ON FEBRUARY 25
Below is Salem's latest newsletter.
Scroll down to see more information in the SLC Announcements column!
WORSHIP & EDUCATION NEWS:
SALEM'S MONTHLY WORSHIP SCHEDULE:
WEDNESDAY LENTEN SERVICES ARE AT 6:30PM; MEAL AT 5:15PM
SALEM'S DAYS/TIMES ON CABLE ACCESS CHANNEL 180
UPCOMING MEETINGS, REHEARSALS & GATHERINGS:
A COMBINED JANUARY/FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER WAS SENT IN JANUARY; NEXT NEWSLETTER WITH MARCH CALENDAR WILL BE SENT END OF FEBRUARY
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 & no extra cost, just shop as you normally would and a portion of your purchase will support Salem. Here is a direct link: smile.amazon.com. Happy shopping!!
THE TABLE IS NOW 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. Please contact Amanda Blom about how to get involved: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to view our "community" page with other community meal and local resource information.
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, or Arlys Tilberg at 269-8440 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 (email@example.com).
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 all of those who contributed to the Chili Supper at Salem on February 15, 2018 and to all those who came out to enjoy the meal! Thank you also to those who gave donations to the Bring it Home Backpack Program and our local Food Shelf - supported by a Thrivent Action Team!
Thank you to all of the musicians and volunteers who contributed to the Midwinter Concert at Salem on January 21, 2018. The Midwinter Concert is a free musical event which raises awareness and funds for our local "St. Martin's Fund."
Thank you to everyone who made the "Generosity Multiplier" food drive at Salem (sponsored by Thrivent Financial) such a success! We had three weeks to collect at least 500 non-perishable food items with the encouragement that Thrivent would match our 500 items with a 500-dollar donation to our local food shelf! On November 30, 2017, we reported to Thrivent that we BEAT our goal, with a total of 543 items collected! Thank you to the group of Salem members who organized and encouraged the food drive, and to all those who donated!
Thank you to Salem's Sunday School children for your hard work practicing and performing your Christmas Program on December 17, 2017! Great job! Thanks also to the volunteers who helped teach and organize the performance!
Thank you to all of the organizers, volunteers, guest musicians, and "Santa Lucias" for making Santa Lucia Sunday on December 10, 2017 so successful! Thanks also from "Salem and Friends" Relay for Life team to those who contributed to their fundraiser on Santa Lucia Sunday!
Thank you to everyone who donated items to the Luther Haven gift drive for the 2017 Christmas season. The donations were given to Luther Haven residents as Christmas gifts.
Thank you to all of the planners, cooks, waiters, and other volunteers who put together Salem's Stewardship Steak Supper on November 18, 2017! The food was wonderful! Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and came out!
"Janis' Crew," lead by Salem member Karla Buseman, would like to thank everyone who came/donated to and purchased from their Alzheimer's Association fundraiser at Salem on Sunday, September 24, 2017. They raised $260! These funds were given to the Alzheimer's Association during the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" event in Willmar, MN (Robbin's Island) on September 30, 2017.
Salem had a goal to raise $5,000 for the Salem High School Senior Scholarship Fund by the end of September 2017 in response to a matching challenge presented by Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (OSLC) of Montevideo. The challenge was presented to Salem in October of 2016, and OSLC pledged to match every dollar up to $5,000 from then-October 1, 2017 (a one-year term). The matching challenge was funded and inspired by the OSLC member bequest of Ethel Lukken. Her bequest was left to OSLC with the purpose of funding High School Senior Scholarships because of Ethel's passion for education. We are sure that she would be so proud of OSLC’s decision to grow and extend her gracious gift further with this matching challenge. We are so blessed by OSLC’s spirit of Christian outreach to have been presented with this opportunity, and by the positive response to the challenge at Salem. Thank you to everyone who donated during the matching challenge which helped Salem EXCEED the $5,000 goal in June of 2017!! The scholarship funds raised through this challenge will help fund Salem scholarships for many years, and for that, we are especially grateful.