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Time to Get Busy Waiting

Grace and peace to you from God, our Creator and Sustainer, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit that abides in each of us.

So, throughout the fall our stewardship campaign theme was Now is the Time. As we focused on that theme we talked about how Now is the Time to get going; now is the time to make changes; now is the time to step up and do what…

Weekly Word

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

I pray you all had a blessed Thanksgiving, and that it was a day that you were able to be with loved ones and a day that you were able to give thanks for the many blessings in your life.

As most of you know, I have been on vacation this week. I am on a cruise with my whole family (15 of us!). My mom, my sisters and their families, and my…

Weekly Word

Salem friends and family,

I was blessed to partake in packing Thanksgiving bags with some great people this past Wednesday. Kids and adults came together to pack food for those that face food insecurity. After we packed the bags, we all sat down and discussed food insecurity and what it means to pack the bags. The kids had some great responses about feeling happy that they were able…

Hope Abounds!

Grace and peace to you from God, our Creator, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, who abides in each of us.

Whenever we read texts like Luke 21, and then we look at the world around us, it is awfully tempting to think Jesus was predicting the very times we are living in. In fact, there are many famous religious leaders who insist on interpreting scripture this way.…

Weekly Word

Hey Salem Community-

Over the past two weeks our ninth grade students have shared their statements of faith and affirmed their baptisms. I have had the privilege to work with each of these amazing young people over the past 2 years in our confirmation program. It is truly a blessing to walk with our middle schoolers as they learn, share, questions, struggle, and walk with…

Who is Blessed?

Grace and peace to you from God, our Creator, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, who abides in each of us.

 “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled….” (Luke 6:20-21). What kind of nonsense is that? I wonder how many of the poor in Jesus’ day, or today, feel blessed? I…

The Upload

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

There are many people in my life who love to make homemade bread. My friend bakes with her 3 young daughters to share her excitement of creating and eating, and experimenting with ingredients. My uncle takes out his frustrations on the dough as he punches and kneads. My mom makes sweet bread coffee cake for Christmas morning. My friend who homeschooled…