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 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!
By clicking this button, you will be opening a congregational vitality survey pertaining to Salem - all Salem members, age 13 and above, are encouraged to honestly fill out one survey each. All responses are anonymous. Thank you for your help!
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.
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.
Salem's Daily Schedules
A monthly calendar can be found in Salem's Newsletter.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26
Click here to open Salem's congregational vitality survey - we encourage all Salem members (age 13 and older) to take the survey! Thank you!
Sun. December 9: Santa Lucia Festival + Craft and Bake Sale!
Sunday School Christmas Program performance during worship time on Sunday, December 16
Salem's Christmas Eve Worship: 5pm candlelight service with Communion (come early at 4:40pm for a Christmas hymn-sing!), and an 11pm candlelight service
Christmas Eve Dinner after the 5pm service - everyone is welcome! Stew & bread provided; feel free to bring a side dish
New Salem Directory for the New Year! Please send a current individual or family photo to our e-mail address with your name(s) and main phone number, as soon as possible.
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.
VISIONING SUNDAY: All Salem members, age 13 and older, please click here and take the "congregational vitality survey" to help Salem plan for the future!
SANTA LUCIA FESTIVAL SUNDAY:
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM:
CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
CALLING ALL ACOLYTES: All Salem 4-6 Graders are encouraged to sign-up to Acolyte on Sundays throughout the year. Kids/parents can sign-up on the "worship details" sheet on the Usher stand.
SALEM'S DAYS/TIMES ON CABLE ACCESS CHANNEL 180
UPCOMING MEETINGS, REHEARSALS & GATHERINGS:
SALEM'S GIVING TREE IS UP, AND CHRISTMAS PLANT FORMS ARE AVAILABLE (in the office or Sunday bulletins)! Take a closer look at Salem's giving tree - there are tags representing ways to give locally and nationally/globally this holiday season!
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT SALEM AFTER OUR 5PM CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICE (everyone is welcome! stew & bread provided - feel free to bring something to share)
SALEM IS UPDATING ITS 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 for the new year (2019). Thank you for your help with this!
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 HOLIDAY SHOPPERS: Many of us do some (or all) of our holiday shopping online, and shopping with Amazon allow you to complete your gift 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 part of your purchase price with 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).
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 generously donated to the Luther Haven Christmas Gift Drive!
Thank you to Salem's Council for arranging Salem's Thanks4Giving Sunday on November 18. A special thank you to Tom Fossell for his stewardship message and leadership on our first "Fall Festival and Offering Potluck" following worship. Thank you also to everyone who set up, served and contributed to the potluck!
Salem News Deadlines