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Wave FormPastor Zieg's sermon from Sunday 11-9-14 is available in two ways: LISTEN and DOWNLOAD

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As we continue to record the sermons, past messages will be available under the "Worship & Celebrate" tab at the top of the home page. 

News from Church Council

Welcome Alex Palmour

Chruch Council has approved the Search Committee's recommendation to hire Alex Palmour as Salem's new Organist and Senior Director of Choirs. Alex has been helping lead us in worship for the past several weeks and will be an important addition to Salem's staff, bringing with him a wealth of God-given musical talent to lead us in worship to the glory of God. Welcome, Alex!

And just as importantly, "thank you" to the Search Committee for their hard work, dedication, and willingness to serve Salem.

Farewell Pastor Lee

The Bishop has asked Pastor Lee to assist St. John Lutheran in Winter Park as they go through a period of transition, beginning November 1st. 

While Pastor Lee had hoped to be with us through the call of our new Pastor, he is confident that the leaders and members of Salem will come through this period of transition successfully. 

He will be with us through the end of October, and will continue the Stewardship Campaign that began today.  He has even committed to still making brunch for us on November 9th.

Pastor Lee has been a tremendous asset to Salem over the past year, and he will be sorely missed!  Please join us in thanking him for this leadership and care over these past 11 months.

Call Committee Update

Lastly, the Call Committee is currently interviewing a slate of candidates for the office of Senior Pastor.  Please continue to pray for them and for Salem's next Pastor.

Recent Happenings at Salem

Our 8:00am service on August 31st "went to the dogs" - or, more specificially, it was a special time outdoors to recognize what an important part our pets play in our lives with our annual Blessing of the Animals.

Pet Blessing 2014

This September also saw the return of Rally Day at Salem, the day on which Sunday School resumes, we put summer behind us (despite the continued hot temperatures) and resume our "normal" fall-through-spring pattern of church life. And, being the good Lutherans that we are, this of course involved food including a special Rally Day breakfast!

Rally Day 2014

Steps in the Calling of a New Pastor

Salem is currently in the process of calling a new Senior Pastor. This is a process of many steps and stages. To learn more about it and find out where Salem is currently within the process, click the "Continue Reading" link below.

Mid-Week Recharge Continues

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On first Wednesday of each month, Roger Kjosa will continue his Bible study entitled "Back to the Basics", an overview of the Bible itself. This is a great "refresher" opportunity for those familiar with scripture, and a perfect introduction for those who aren't as well-aquainted.

On the second Wednesday of each month, we will worship using the Holden Evening Prayer.

On each third Wednesday, Cindy Knodt-Benoit will lead us in a Serivce Project. 

All three events begin at 7:00pm.

Christmas Cantata 2014

ChoirCalling all singers!

Since we aren't sure when our new Organist and Senior Director of Choirs will be hired, Jane Meyer has stepped up and chosen a cantata entitled "Star at the Manger". 

Music CD's can be found in Jane's church mailbox for those interested in singing. 

Please watch the bulletin and keep an eye out for a Constant Contact e-mail soon with rehearsal dates and times. Everyone is invited to join the Christmas Choir. 

Lutheran Services Florida

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They need the support of all Lutherans in order to bring God's healing, hope and help to people in need in the name of Jesus Christ. Please add this ministry to your prayer list.

To receive regular updates so that you know specifically what to pray for, please "like" Lutheran Services Florida on Facebook or send your e-mail address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive their monthly newsletter. 

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