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Sunday Morning at 9:00 a.m
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Salem Lutheran Church Deerwood MN – a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – is a church alive with vibrant ministries, worship and a commitment to “love and serve God by loving and serving people.”  Come as you are, but know that the God of Jesus Christ loves you too much to leave you that way.  He wants to mold you, shape you, and use you, so that you can make a difference in his name. Come grow with us!  A good place to begin is worship on Sunday mornings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always
excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the
Lord your work is not in vain.”  – I Corinthians 15:58 –
 
It’s August already. For many congregations August is a bit of a down time as families finish up their summer activities and get ready for the beginning of the school year. Not so at Salem! August is filled with activity. For example:
 
August 1st is New Member Sunday. We’ll publicly welcome all the folks who’ve joined our
congregation since December of 2019. There will be a ceremony during worship followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. Be sure to wear your name tag that Sunday (and every Sunday) so that they can start putting names with faces. Introduce yourself and invite them to share coffee with you.
 
August 13th & 14th is Summerfest. There are signup sheets in the narthex (lobby) for all the different volunteer opportunities that Summerfest provides – from rolling lefse to officiating at the silent auction. Every year it’s a work of love that supports Salem Outreach and the Building Fund, and it helps us get to know one another and our community better. Thank you to Steve Pauly, Al Schiffler, and the entire Summerfest Team for their good work coordinating and organizing!
 
Bring your lawn chair to parking lot worship at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday August 15th. Sheltered Reality, Julie Fritz’ drum corps, will lead worship that morning (weather permitting). Those who want to be outside can sit in front, near the loudspeakers. Those who prefer can remain in their cars and listen on 100.9 FM. Offering will be received and Communion served. See you at worship!
 
August 28th is the Lutheran Lounge Act, Salem’s annual talent show. It’s full of laughs and music and talents you never knew Salem members had. It’s a great night. Don’t miss it!
 
August is also the time when the Faith Formation Team is gearing up for fall programs, and the Capital Appeal team is readying Salem’s next 3-year appeal. Please keep them in your prayers as they do their important planning and organizing work, and step in to help where you can.
 
Thank you for all of your energy and enthusiasm and the talents you offer as we serve our Lord together here at Salem!
– Pastor Mike

UPCOMING EVENTS AND NEWS

 
SUMMERFEST AT SALEM  For all of the previous volunteers for Summerfest, we would love to have you back to help. Many of you have great talents that can be used to help Summerfest be a huge success. Watch the church bulletin for a June meeting which will highlight the latest information on volunteer positions and duties.

SILENT AUCTION items can be large, outdoor type items such as boats, lawn equipment, autos, etc. Indoor items are considered to be unique, such as paintings, furniture (sorry—no couches), collectibles, one of a kind items, etc. Pick up of large items is available.
Questions? Contact Steve Pauly, stevepauly46bc@yahoo.com or 612-845-3300.
 
SHELTERED REALITY:  Bring your lawn chair to parking lot worship at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday August 15th. Sheltered Reality, Julie Fritz’ drum corps, will lead worship that morning (weather permitting). Those who want to be outside can sit in front, near the loudspeakers. Those who prefer can remain in their cars and listen on 100.9 FM. Offering will be received and Communion served. See you at worship!
 
LUTHERAN LOUNGE ACT: August 28th is the Lutheran Lounge Act, Salem’s annual talent show. It’s full of laughs and music and talents you never knew Salem members had. It’s a great night. Don’t miss it!

 

IN STITCHES meets on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. to knit or crochet prayer shawls or other items to be given in times of sickness or grief. Meeting times in the fellowship hall. 
 
PIECEMAKERS quilt group meets each Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief, missions and people in need in our community.
 
DIAPER MINISTRY meets on 9:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall.  You are welcome to come and help cut t-shirts to be made into diapers and other items.  
 
SALEM WOMEN’S CIRCLE will meet on the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Salem.
KOFFEE KLATCH at Heartwood.  Come for devotions and fellowship with Pastor Mike and friends.
 
NIFTY NINETIES  “NIFTY NINETIES”  meet once a month, the first Thursday of each month at Heartwood at 1:00 p.m. 
 
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES
Wednesdays, 6:30 a.m. in the library.  
 
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY – THE MEN’S BIBLE STUDY is meeting online by Zoom at 8:00 a.m. on Fridays. They’re studying
the weekly lectionary readings. All are
welcome. Contact Pastor Mike to receive a Zoom invitation.
 
FAITH FORMATION COMMITTEE – Meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
 
GRIEF GROUP – meets every 2nd Thursday at 12:30 p.m. 
Salem Activities 
for the Kids!
 
 
Salem Faith Formation Team –  Please contact Kris Schmidt if you are interested in joining us.  We are always looking for fresh ideas to build our youth and family ministry. Any and all brainstormers are welcome!
 

Sunday School

All children are welcome in our mixed age class, where we play games, do crafts, and learn about Jesus while having fun! 
 
Salem Lutheran Church
21276 Archibald Road – PO Box 100 – Deerwood, MN 56444
Telephone:  (218) 534-3309   Email: office@salemdwd.org
 
Salem WEST
Telephone: (218) 534-4962    Email:  west@salemdwd.org    Website:  salemwestdwd.org
 
The Mustard Seed
Telephone: (218) 534-2945    Website:  salemwestdwd.org