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 Sunday Worship Services

Salem’s Sunday morning worships services:
Traditional 9:00 a.m.
Contemporary 11:00 a.m.
Seating will be limited for worship services if you would like to join us in-person, we ask that you reserve your seat in advance HERE. Mask-wearing and social distancing will be expected for those meeting in person.

Sunday Morning Worship Services will also be available via Livestream at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Join us via livestream.

Adult Christian Education Classes are available on Sundays between the worship services. Please Note: There will not be Adult Christian Education Classes hosted on Easter Sunday.

  • Register for Faith 20/20 which meets via Zoom.
  • Adult Sunday School will be livestreamed and available for limited in-person capacity.

Worship Services will also be livestreamed on Salem’s Facebook page. Sunday Morning Playlists are available under the Resource Tab on the website and on Salem’s YouTube channel. The services will continue to be available online for later viewing. 

 

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God help us. These are difficult and opportune days. Exhausting. Uncertain. Difficult beyond words.  In recent days, I’ve had conversations with:

  • Parents fearful for their children, mothers anxious for their Black sons, parents trying to parent and work amid the demanding, ever-changing circumstances of a pandemic and of racially charged, politically divided, constantly stressful times. They are exhausted. God is calling us to offer them support and join them in striving for a safer, more equitable world for all.
  • Children losing hope for the future, not sure what to do with the emotions swirling around and within them. Fearful and exhausted. God is calling us to stand alongside them, encourage them, and join them in their longing for a safer, more equitable world for all.
  • African American friends breaking down in tears as they recount repeated experiences jarringly close to those of Black men whose lives ended during an encounter with the police. They are sad, angry, perplexed, and fearful. Things just don’t seem to change. They are exhausted. We can listen to their stories and believe them, feel their pain and frustration, and cry with them. God is calling us join them in demanding and striving for a safer, more equitable world for all.
  • Police officers, firefighters, emergency workers, and protesters all longing for the same thing for their families, their neighbors, and world, all striving to do their best for the sake of others, and finding themselves suddenly serving as our society’s lightning rods on the receiving end of pent-up rage and mistrust that they personally had nothing to do with creating. They are sad, angry, perplexed, and fearful. They care deeply, work tirelessly. They are exhausted. God is calling us to join them in shouldering the burden of serving and striving to ensure a safer, more equitable world for all.
  • Teachers uncertain of what to say, how to be helpful to students whose lives and emotions and thoughts are spinning. What a year it has been, and it just doesn’t stop. They have to get back up and teach yet another day, care for their students again, though they are in desperate need of respite and tender care themselves. They are exhausted. God is calling us to get up again alongside them, one more day and then another, to serve and love and strive with them for a safer, more equitable world for all.
  • Students trying to find their way, online, in-person, online again, trying to connect with friends, wanting to just be a kid, wanting to help the world be a better place, fearful about the present, uncertain about the future, wanting to put a bold face on it all, not sure what to do but pretending, and pretending some more, that they do. Sound familiar? They are exhausted. God is calling us to do better for them. We know enough already, and we can learn more if we are willing, to do better. God is calling us to strive for and alongside our young people for a better, safer, more equitable world for all.

Good Lord, we are exhausted. Some members of our congregation are right there at ground zero, living, serving, and working precisely where so much of what we’ve been seeing in the news is taking place. None of us are very far away from it. They are exhausted. We are exhausted. God help them, God help us, and God help especially those for whom this world is neither safe, nor equitable. We cannot give up. Forward we must go, if not for ourselves, then for the generations to come. God is calling us to join together in praying and working for a better, safer, more equitable world for all.

As we encourage one another forward, we invite you to take time to pray on your own and with others. The following prayer, adapted from The Book of Common Prayer, is one way to do so:

Adapted Prayer Amid Times Like These


 

Mornings with Mark || 04.14.2021

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


Sunday, April 18, 7:00 PM, Season Premier
We’ll watch an early episode of Season 1 together, then show you how to view the rest of the series from the comfort of your own home or mobile device.

Sunday, May 23, 7:00 PM, Season Finale
We’ll finish by watching the season finale, episode 8,  and have a chance to talk about the series together.   

This a great opportunity to invite friends and family to encounter the life of Jesus and have deeper spiritual conversations. 

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