Tuesday, May 31, 2011

2011 Confirmation

Another class was confirmed at Salem on May 15th.  The confirmands this year were Zach, Zoe, Kaitlyn, and Kati.  All are very active members in the Salem Youth Program.  Congratulations to all of you!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pie Auction

This year's pie auction was an incredible success with donations coming to a grand total of $2,335!  This is a tremendous help in funding the summer mission trip to La Puente.

Some words from Laura Kolden:
Youth, you did a fabulous job creating the video, making pies, auctioning, walking, selling, cashiering and promoting pies!  I think one of the most successful parts of this year's auction is that YOU were the ones who prepped it, ran it, and made it happen.

Parents, we couldn't pull this off without you, and we thank you for making and buying pies, and encouraging others to bid! :)

Special thanks go to John Bass, Angie Shaw, Chris Worley, Frank Westphal, Lisa Hart, Kris Wilbricht, Colleen and Greg Bass, for being our Special Support Team, giving us a hand with whatever was needed.

We are all greatly blessed by a church family that cares about us so well, and who support our service to others.  Let's give prayers of thanks to God for our church, and voice our thanks to the people we see.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fellowship on Easter

Christ the Lord is Risen!  During the Easter service, Pastor Mark was given a beautiful new stole made by the children in Sunday school.  After the service, there was a wonderful, joyful atmosphere in the packed fellowship hall.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Name That Tune

The Salem Congregation was treated to a very fun event held on April 10th.  There was a Name That Tune contest held by Larry and Judy Skupien, two of Salem's newest members.  This contest has been a special hobby of Larry's for a number of years, and he was very excited to share it with the members of Salem.  With an impressive library of songs from the 50's, 60's, and beyond, it was a great time for those in attendance.