Salem Lutheran Church, Mahtowa · Home of the Holy Hootenanners
Mission: Energetic Christian community of all ages called to love, accept, and grow through Discipleship
Our vision at Salem Lutheran is to be a stable foundation and vibrant hub for disciples new and old.
Food Shelf Donation Request! Needed now: Peanut Butter, Rice and Oatmeal. March Madness is coming soon - matching funds are available for any money donated to the food shelf in the month of March. Last year during March, Salem collected 200 pounds of food. Lets try to beat ourselves and collect 300 pounds of food in March 2017! Volunteers are also needed during the daytime on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to unload delivery trucks. Talk to Joanne Bislow for details.
Sunday School Schedule: No Sunday School on February 19th and April 16th. Last Day of Sunday School on May 21st.
Busy Bags are now available at the back of the sanctuary, by the main doors, for kids to use during worship. Thank you to Steph Marsh for putting them together! You are welcome to add things to them, just please nothing with small parts that can be swallowed by the littlest ones.
Attached at this link is a Pastoral Letter on Refugees from Bishop Tom Aitken, bishop of our Northeastern MN Synod of the ELCA. If you have any questions or would like to have a conversation around what the Bishop writes or topics that he brings up, feel free to contact Bishop Tom directly, or Pastor Beth for a time to talk.
2017 Salem General Budget: $101,247
Monthly Average Needed to meet our budget: $8437
Weekly Average Needed to meet our budget: $1947
Month of January: $7779
Offering 2/5: $1709
Offering 2/12: $883
Running total for Feb: $2592
Council Meeting: February 21, 6:30pm
Coffee and treats following worship
Weekly Activities at Salem:
Sunday School (PreK-6th grade): 10:15-11:15am at Salem's Hall
Men's Club: 9-10am Coffee, 10-11am Bible Study at Salem Church
7-8th grade Confirmation Class: 6-8pm at Salem's Hall
Sr. High Youth Group (8th-12th grade): 6:30-8pm at Salem Church
AA - Alcoholics Anonymous: 6pm at Salem Church. The only requirement is the desire to quit drinking. (This group functions independent of Salem Church but meets in the building)
Where are The Hoots?
February 18-20 - Recording CD #3, Cannon Falls MN
February 26 - Worship at Salem
February 28 - at St Scholastica with Nuns