Everyone is welcome to worship with us at Salem Lutheran Church in Montevideo! Each service is different and there are many unique services throughout the year! Our Sunday morning worship services are at 9:30 a.m. September - May, and for the Summer of 2019 (May 22 - September 4), Salem will hold worship on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. With an average worship attendance of around 100, Salem is a place where you will get to know people and they will get to know you! Please join us - you are always welcome here!
Salem's Summer Worship is Wednesdays at 6:30pm from May 22 - September 4
Sunday Morning Worship at 9:30am will resume on Sunday, September 8
Salem replaces Sunday worship with Wednesday evening worship in the Summer to accommodate our congregation members' busy Summer weekend schedules. Church attendance is very affected by the Summer months as people often spend their weekends away from home, and thus, away from their home church. 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.
The service volunteer list is posted to the daily schedule on our home page; click here to redirect to our homepage.
Below is Salem's typical monthly worship schedule:
When there is a fifth Sunday of the month, those will be dealt with individually.
Below is a list of Holidays and Special Events at Salem:
Rally Sunday: September 15, 2019
Reformation Sunday: October 27, 2019
All Saints' Sunday: November 3, 2019
Thanks4Giving/Stewardship Sunday: November 17, 2019
Christ the King Sunday: November 24, 2019
Thanksgiving Eve Worship: November 27, 2019 at 6:30pm
Santa Lucia Sunday: December 8, 2019
Christmas Program Sunday: December 15, 2019
Christmas Eve Worship: December 24, 2019 at 5&11pm
Ash Wednesday Worship: February 26, 2020 at 6:30pm
Lent is the season between Ash Wednesday and Holy Week. Each Wednesday of Lent, we have worship at Salem at 6:30pm with a meal beforehand at 5:15-6:15pm. Everyone is welcome!
Holy Week 2020:
Palm Sunday Worship: April 5, 2020 at 9:30am
Maundy Thursday Worship: April 9, 2020 at 6:30pm
Good Friday Worship: April 10, 2020 at 6:30pm
Easter Sunday Worship: April 12, 2020 at 9:30am
Confirmation Sunday: April 26, 2020
High School Senior Recognition Sunday: May 17, 2020
Members of Salem take turns serving Sunday morning coffee, serving at funerals, and at other events through assignment to an SOS (Servants of Salem) Family. There are three SOS "families" and each family is assigned certain serving tasks for the duration of three years. Refer to a Salem SOS Booklet (available in the church office) for more information.
Milestones take place during the Sunday School year as a special part of the worship service. Together with their parents and the congregation, children (babies-High School Seniors) are recognized for having reached a special milestone in their life of faith. There is usually a special gift associated with each Milestone.
Salem Sunday School
Fall 2019 1st day of Sunday School: September 15
On Sundays in September-April, Salem offers Sunday School at 8:30a.m. for children PreK(age 3)-Grade 6. Our Sunday School calendar coordinates with the Montevideo Public School's calendar so that Sunday School is not held during school vacations. To register for Sunday School, please click the grey registration button below for our registration form.
Confirmation classes begin in the Fall of the 7th Grade year and students are Confirmed in the Spring of their 9th Grade year. Please scroll down for more information under the "Salem Confirmation" header.
To register for the 2019-20 Sunday School year, please click the grey link button above to open our registration form; fill out and return the form (one per child please) by September 15th. Paper forms are available in Salem's office.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS SCHEDULE
At 8:30 a.m., children meet in the Sanctuary with Pr. Matt for music and a Bible lesson. At 8:45 a.m., children go to their Sunday School classrooms for class, which is taught by parent volunteers. At 9:15 a.m., class is dismissed and worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Parents are reminded that it is important for their family to worship together regularly in addition to attending Sunday School.
Throughout the year, each Sunday School grade participates in a special faith learning/recognition event called a Milestone.
Salem's Sunday School students practice and perform a Christmas Program each year. Practices take the place of Sunday School class for about one month leading up to the performance date in December.
Salem's 2019 Sunday School Christmas Program performance date will be Sunday, December 15.
SUNDAY SCHOOL REMINDERS
Please be sure to sign-up for 'Remind' which is a service that allows Salem to quickly and conveniently contact our Sunday School families via text with important messages, reminders or cancellations related to Sunday School.
To sign-up, please do the following:
Text this: @salemsu
To this number: 320-334-2145
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
The 2019 Community Vacation Bible School (VBS) was hosted by Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo on Sunday, June 2 - Thursday, June 6. All PreK-4th Grade children were invited to participate in programming each night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thank you to Our Savior's for their partnership and leading the planning and organizing.
Salem is launching a new Confirmation program for our students in Grades 7-9 for the 2019-20 school year. These classes will be held on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Salem. Click here to watch a video about our new curriculum!
The 2019-20 Confirmation Orientation date will be Wednesday, September 11.
If you are not a Salem member, but are interested in enrolling your child in this Confirmation class, please contact Pr. Matt: firstname.lastname@example.org
Salem E-Offering Available:
Salem has paired with Vanco to make giving easier! Click the green button below to open Salem's online giving page. Vanco receives a small fee for providing this service. Thank you for your stewardship!
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