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 a yearly 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Salem E-Offering Available:
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!
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