Welcome to Salem!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Greetings, and welcome to the website of Salem United Church of Christ. Here is a bit of what we are concentrating upon at the present time. We are an Open and Affirming Congregation, and we invite your participation in these and other ministries of this church.

Beginning at 9 o’clock the morning of March 25 we will hold a Palm Sunday Pilgrimage. This event, for children, youth, and adults, commemorates our Lord’s entry into Jerusalem for the last week of his life and teaching. Our pilgrimage begins at the UW Clinic on the corner of Mark Drive and Nine Mound Road, and then continues with a walk to the church followed by presentations at various “stations” at the church. The presentations mark the events of the Lord’s last days.

This day in the life of the church remembers the night of our Lord’s Last Supper and his later arrest. We will mark the day with a worship service in our sanctuary at 7 PM. The service will include Holy Communion, which at Salem is open to all, and a set of readings with candlelight known as the Office of Tenebrae. Selections by Salem’s Chancel Choir and Barry Robinson Chorus will be interspersed between the readings. The readings recall how the disciples all forsook Jesus and fled. In recognition of the deep solemnity of this night, worshipers forego all greeting of one another at the end of the service and depart in silence.

We mark the day of Crucifixion with an austere worship service at 7 PM.

6:30 AM            Sunrise Service in the Sanctuary
7:30 AM            Breakfast at the Church (freewill offering)
10:30 AM          Worship in the Sanctuary