October 1 - 8, 2023
The Nominating Committee has begun its work. We are currently in the process of contacting members to fill the following open positions:
Property Division Chair
Worship Division Chair
Congregational Life Chair
Male and Female Synod Assembly Delegates (June 1, 2024)
Members of next year’s nominating committee (5)
If you would like to nominate someone or if the Spirit moves you to volunteer for any of these openings, please speak to a member of the committee. Nominating Committee members are: George Spack Jr., Shane Gibson, Vic Maroscher, Jim Meissner, Mark Pasco and Pastor Alan Smearsoll.
You are invited to attend an Ecumenical Evening Prayer celebrating the Lutheran-Catholic Covenant - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown and the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the ELCA invite you to an Ecumenical Evening Prayer celebrating the 23rd Anniversary of the Lutheran Catholic Covenant, on Sunday, October 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alliance. Bishop David Bonnar, Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, will preside and Bishop Laura Barbins, Northeastern Ohio Synod, will preach at this prayerful recommitment to the Covenant. The Covenant, signed on October 29, 2000, between Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin and Lutheran Bishop Marcus Miller, confesses the faith shared by Lutherans and Catholics and dedicates them to prayer, study, and action for Christian unity.
Volunteers are needed to help with Kids' Club! - Can you give just one or two hours a month? Do you have craft skills? Can you serve a snack or lead a game or song? Monitor free play? Contact Janie at ELFaithformation@gmail.com. Emmanuel will host on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Volunteer sign-up sheets are in the narthex. You may sign up to greet, or help with communion or be a reader. We also need volunteers to do Children’s Worship. Please sign up if you can help out.
RightNow Media - Members of Emmanuel have unlimited access to RightNow Media—the world’s largest streaming library of video Bible study resources. This extensive library has more than 20,000 videos. In addition to series on books of the Bible, RightNow Media has videos for everyone in your family on a variety of topics like marriage, parenting, personal finances, mental health and more. There’s also a library just for kids with over 2,000 safe, entertaining videos. You can text the code ELC to the number 49775 to receive a text with the “Invite Link” to sign up for your free RightNow Media account or click on the link on our website: www.elutheransalem.com. Also, you may receive an email invitation for access to RightNow Media . . . please don’t ignore it!
Help us help them! The Salem Police Department gives out $10.00 McDonald’s gift cards to people who stop in and are in need of a meal. Emmanuel can help out both the Salem Police Department and people in need by collecting the gift cards. $10.00 McDonald gift cards may be placed in the offering plate or dropped off at the church office.
Facebook - Emmanuel now has an active Facebook page for church members to follow. You will find service schedules, links for YouTube weekly services videos and Pastor Alan’s sermon each week. Be sure to use the Facebook page with Jesus’ face as the profile picture. (There are two other Emmanuel Lutheran Salem Facebook pages that are not active.)
Your monthly Benevolence envelope supports the following ministries:
♦ Mission Support ♦ The Banquet of Salem ♦ Camp Frederick ♦ Brightside Project ♦ The Salem Community Food Pantry ♦ Mobile Meals ♦ The Tobin Center ♦ The Salem Salvation Army ♦ Wernle Youth and Family Treatment Center ♦ World Hunger ♦ Humane Society
This Week at Emmanuel Lutheran Church
October 1 - 8, 2023