Sisters and brothers,
As always, new information is included in this so please read until the end.
Here is the link for the Salem Pastor YouTube page. This Sunday's service will be available Sunday morning. If you are unable to connect to any services on your computer let us know, and we can make a DVD or CD for you. You can also view previous services on this page. Online services and additional messages can be accessed via our website or Facebook. Check out salemcob.org .
Don't forget if you need pastoral care or anything else, the contact list is below. Please continue to communicate your needs to Pastor Lee and the Deacons.
Pastor Lee Saylor; 937-540-4533; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Hissong, Board Chair 937-931-3099; Tanger15@aol.com
Randy Schaurer, Deacon Chair; 937-231-7627; email@example.com
We have been gathering via Zoom on Wednesday evenings to just say hi and connect. You are invited to join us using this link each Wednesday from about 7:00-8:00pm.
Meeting ID: 851 4380 3031
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+19292056099,,85143803031#,,#,022471# US (New York)
Carrie is back in the office from 9:00am-12:00noon, Monday-Friday. Don’t hesitate to call her if you need anything.
Salem Pandemic Quilt
Salem members and friends can help create a quilt to remember this time. The quilters will compile squares from members and friends representing this time in our lives. The square needs to be 10.5 inches with an additional inch border on all sides. The fabric does not have to be stitched. You can use markers, fabric paint or some other way to make a square to represent you or your family during this time. If you have any further questions, please reach out to Carol Shroyer.
Offerings and tithes can still be mailed to the church or put in the church mailbox. Your offering supports the work of Salem in the community and world!
Much continues to be sent out via One Call. If you are not on One Call, have changed your number, need to add a number, or know of someone who needs to be added, please respond to this email or call the church office at 937-836-6145.
If you have a prayer request you’d like to go through the prayer chain, please call Deacon Sue Wampler at 937-286-4590. If she cannot be reached, please call Pastor Lee at 937-540-4533.
We are continuing to follow the State and Federal guidelines for this pandemic. This is a fluid situation and we will continue to communicate and make changes as necessary. Sunday Worship, Sunday School, Salem Bells, Shepherding Prayer Group, Sew What, and Wednesday Activities will resume at a later date. Watch for more information.
I've received a lot of positive feedback about the "celebrating community section" in the last two newsletters.
Why is Salem your church home? Or what do you love most about Salem?
Please submit ASAP. All are welcome and encouraged to submit a response!
Most District events have been suspended or cancelled including traditional Summer Camp. There will be an “online camp” for all ages! Check out sodcob.org for information.
The Brethren Retirement Community (BRC) has an immediate need for PPE gowns. Sewers are needed to help meet this safety measure for staff and residents. BRC has purchased fabric, and Barb Brower is making kits for sewers to use. Each kit contains instructions, cut-out fabric, and binding for five gowns. Make arrangements to pick them up in Eaton or to have them delivered to your home. Contact Barb by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your assistance in meeting this urgent need is greatly appreciated!
John E.-will be having major eye surgery on Thursday, March 28. Please be in prayer for him and Sue.
Genevieve F.-fell and broke her hip and a vertebrae
Bonnie L.-Sam Parker's sister in Florida has been diagnosed with Covid-19
Joy M.-recovering from kidney an infection and kidney stones
Phyllis W.-recovering from a stroke
Other Prayers: Barbara C., Shirley C., Janet H., Bill L., Leon & Waneta M., Kasey S., Phyllis W.
Long Term Needs: Elois C., Aaron M., Sam P., Chad P., Reta S.
Churches and more: Our district churches, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (Godiya Bitrus), Bethany Theological Seminary, for those struggling during this difficult time, for essential workers
Send a letter of encouragement...
Our shut-ins could use letters and cards as well. Addresses can be found in our current directory or by emailing or calling Carrie in the office.