Salem Lutheran Church of Montevideo, MN
Summer Worship Time: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. (May 22 - Sept. 4); Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Sept. - May
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)
Our mission is to bring the message of Jesus Christ to our members and the community through preaching, teaching, evangelism and service.
Salem's annual Ice Cream Social will be at Salem on Tuesday, June 18 from 5-7 p.m. Please join us for food, fellowship, entertainment by the Montevideo Community Band, and ice cream of course!
Salem's Summer Worship Schedule (May 22-Sept 4): Salem has replaced Sunday worship with Wednesday evening worship to accommodate our members' busy Summer weekend schedules. It is Salem's hope that by holding worship on a weekday evening throughout the Summer, it will be easier for our congregation members to attend worship in the Summer months. Please mark your calendars for WEDNESDAY evening worship at 6:30 p.m. this Summer.
Sunday morning (9:30 a.m.) worship will resume September 8
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: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. (May 22-Sept. 4)
Sundays at 9:30am (Sept-May)
1st & 2nd services of each month are a traditional service;
3rd & 4th services of each month are a more contemporary service
Holy Communion: 1st & 3rd service of every month
Sunday School: Sept. - April, 8:30am to 9:15am
Salem's Weekday Office Hours:
Mondays: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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 in recognition of the respective Summer holidays:
Monday, May 27, 2019 (no office hours)
Friday, July 5, 2019 (no office hours)
Monday, September 2, 2019 (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.
SUNDAY JUNE 2
No worship service at Salem - VBS begins at OSLC, 5-7:30pm
TUESDAY JUNE 4
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.
SALEM'S SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE (MAY 22-SEPT 4):
Salem will be replacing Sunday worship with Wednesday evening worship to accommodate our members' busy Summer weekend schedules. It is Salem's hope that by holding worship on a weekday evening throughout the Summer, it will be easier for our congregation members to attend worship in the Summer months. Please mark your calendars for WEDNESDAY worship at 6:30 p.m. this Summer.
JUNE NOISY OFFERING WILL BE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 - to benefit our local St. Martin's Fund
SALEM CONFIRMATION: Salem is launching a new Confirmation program for our students in Grades 7-9 for the 2019-20 school year. Pr. Matt will be thoughtfully making arrangements and lesson plans over the 2019 Summer so we can look forward to an exciting new program come Fall! These classes will be held on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Salem. Salem Confirmation families should receive a primary introduction letter in the Spring (May) of 2019, and should look for more information to come later in the Summer.
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SALEM'S ANNUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Salem's annual Ice Cream Social will be at Salem on Tuesday, June 18 from 5-7 p.m. Please join us for food, fellowship, entertainment by the Montevideo Community Band, and ice cream of course!
SALEM AND FRIENDS RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM CAPTAIN: Salem and Friends Relay for Life team is looking for a new team captain as our current team captain, Carol Westberg, would like to retire from this role. Carol is happy to help train and guide the new captain, or co-captains. If you are interested in more information about fulfilling this role, please contact Carol: firstname.lastname@example.org
SALEM IS SELLING BRANDED APPAREL: Please contact Salem or stop into the office for more information about ordering!
'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.
AMAZON SHOPPERS: Many of us do some (or all) of our shopping online, and shopping with Amazon allows you to complete your shopping list AND help 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 (email@example.com).
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, REHEARSALS & GATHERINGS:
Thank you to everyone who helped 'Salem and Friends' RELAY on Friday, May 17th at the 2019 Chippewa Yellow Medicine Counties Relay for Life in Montevideo. A special thank you goes to our team captain, Carol Westberg, for all of her organizing and fundraising efforts over the last year. We also want to recognize Ann Nordstrom for selling the most luminarias. Thank you to all of our team members, everyone who walked with us, and all those who made purchases or donations through us for the American Cancer Society. Salem raised about $2,100 this year and qualified as a "bronze donor."
Thank you to our Salem quilters who dedicate their time and talent to making Salem member baby and graduation quilts, and mission quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Thank you also to Kathy Leindecker and Ardy Eekhoff for donating quilts annually to the Green Lake Lutheran Ministries quilt auction. The quilt auction will be held on Saturday, July 27th at the Green Lake Bible Camp. Salem had a quilt blessing during worship on Sunday, May 19th, which was a time to recognize our Salem quilters and bless the mission quilts they made this year.
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