When Our Words Fail Us

a message from Pastor Mark Pattie



The church building remains closed at this time.
Online ministry resources are being developed and will be ongoing.

The main office phone number will be staffed from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Watch our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and website for exciting and meaningful ways
that we will continue ministry during this time of social distancing.



Mornings with Mark || 06.01.2020

Join us each weekday as Pastor Mark shares
some thoughts from his devotional time.


Online Worship Services

Sunday Morning Playlists are available under the
Resource Tab and on Salem’s YouTube channel.


June 2020 Sermon Series
When God Seems Silent

Some feel they have never heard God speaking, connecting with them in a deep, meaningful way. Others, who have long enjoyed a close, vibrant relationship with God sometimes find themselves in a season of silence in which a word or touch from God is only a distant memory. There are times when all seems far too quiet in our spiritual lives. Join us for our June sermon series as we look to the Scriptures, exploring ways to make sense of and grow through these experiences and become more awake and attuned to the life-giving Word of God.


Sundays, June 7, 14, 21, and 28
9:30-10:30 a.m.

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receive the Zoom information.

This class will be led by Pastor Jonna Fantz and Outreach Director Shelli Streeper.

Each Sunday morning in June, we will be looking at stories from the wilderness, a key lesson from that story, and a spiritual practice that could help us reap the benefits of the wilderness we find ourselves in. We will begin with a 30-minute large group teaching, then participants will be placed into virtual small groups for further discussion. 


Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17, and 24
7:00-8:00 p.m.

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receive the Zoom meeting information.

Listening for the Word of God 
A prayerful practice for meeting with God in the Scriptures led by Pastor Mark

Jesus often said, “Let anyone with ears to hear listen!” and we invite you to join Pastor Mark in doing just that through an ancient method of listening for the Word of God called Lectio Divina. For centuries, people have used this method both as individuals and in groups to meditate on the Scriptures and invite God to speak to and shape their hearts and minds. Join us as we gather in Zoom meetings to explore and experience this prayerful, powerful way of listening to God.


Monday, June 8 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

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Times are challenging right now for many of us and it makes sense that we are experiencing strong emotions. Please join us for this opportunity to learn more about emotions and how to manage to make the most of the situation we are in. Donna Pattie, MSW, LICSW, is a Linehan Board Certified DBT Therapist and will be talking about coping options for difficult times.




Children and Family Ministry (CFM)

Please watch this 6-minute video from Director Hannah Jacobson on how Salem Children and Family Ministry plans to continue serving our students and community.

Join Salem’s CFM Facebook page!


Youth Ministry

Watch this update from Pastor Luke describing what we are going to be doing as we transition over to online youth ministry during this time!

Follow Salem’s Youth Group on Instagram!


Update from Pastor Mark


Congregational Letter – May 21, 2020
Link to online survey for Salem’s congregation




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