Salem Lutheran Church 1700 W. War Memorial Dr. Peoria, IL 61614-6724 The Bugle USPS 477-460 January 30, 2015 Volume 69, Number 4 Miracle of Miracles – Jesus is the Bread of Life Souper Bowl Kick-off - Feb 1 SALEM FAMILY Growing People in Christ Larry Olson of Dakota Road Music in concert Saturday, February 7 7:00pm in the Salem Sanctuary Admission: a nonperishable food item Larry has recorded numerous CDs and written and published hundreds of songs that have been passed to the corners of the US and beyond. Larry’s songs come alive with stories of his rural roots, ponderings of parenthood, stirrings from our global family and journeys of faith. The voice of the LORD is upon the waters. Psalm 29:3 Let’s think about bread. “What?” you say. Did I just read, “think about bread”? Yes, you did! If we think about bread in a spiritual sense, many thoughts and stories come to mind. Perhaps the most important is the Last Supper for we are reminded of the great sacrifice of Jesus dying for our sins. Then he took a piece of bread, gave thanks to God, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in memory of me.” (Luke 22:19). We can also think of bread in a more earthly manner as it is truly a staple in our diet. It fills us and gives us the sustenance to live. Think about the importance of bread in the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 people. Jesus knew all those people were hungry – and what did they eat? Bread and fish. Of course, the miracle of taking five loaves of bread and two fish to feed 5,000 men and then all the women and children is truly amazing. Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never be hungry; he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35). We, the Salem Family, can be the instruments of those words and help those who are hungry. The goal is to collect at least 5,000 cans of food (or nonperishable food items) to help those in need. We have done this ministry in the past and are kicking off the collection with Souper Bowl Sunday, so bring in cans of soup! The project will continue through Lent and conclude on Easter Sunday. As we kick off this project and approach the Lenten season, think about the difference you can make by bringing cans of food to church. Perhaps this could be your Lenten discipline! Think about the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000. The (Miracle...cont on pg 6) Worship With Us! Sundays 8:00 & 10:45am Fellowship Hour 9:15am nursery provided www.salemofpeoria.com Office Email: [email protected] Dick Hanson, Interim Senior Pastor [email protected] Elise Rothfusz, Associate Pastor [email protected] Lori Herold, Editor [email protected] Deadline for copy is Tuesdays at 12:00pm in the church office. The Bugle is published by Salem Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1700 W. War Memorial Dr. Peoria, Illinois 61614-6724 phone: (309) 688-9212 fax: (309) 688-9266 Published Weekly Periodicals Postage Paid at Peoria, IL 61601 Annual Subscription $10.00 POSTMASTER: Send Address Changes to: Salem Lutheran Church, 1700 W. War Memorial Dr., Peoria, IL 61614-6724 Parish Record for January 25 Worship Services 244 RISE UP! for the 2015 Youth Service - Feb 8 The 2015 Kappa Chi Youth Service is Sunday, February 8 at both worship services with a reception in the Fellowship Hall starting at 9:15am. This year’s theme is ”RISE UP!” which is also the theme of the 2015 ELCA National Youth Gathering in Detroit, Michigan. The students and their leaders are hard at work putting all the details together and having a great time doing so. Larry Olson will be our guest musician at the Youth Service and will be in concert at Salem on Saturday evening, February 7 at 7:00pm. Your admission is a canned food item which will be used for our Miracle of Miracles Lenten Feeding the 5000 food drive (see page 1). Ella to take the plunge! (Global Plunge, that is) The Global Plunge is an opportunity for young adults to experience the Church in an ecumenical and diverse setting. Ella Vandervlugt, former Salem member and current director of Youth and Family ministry at Advent Lutheran Church in Morton, has been accepted into this program, and will spend 12 days (May 27-June 8) in Geneva, Switzerland at the Lutheran World Federation and World Council of Churches, and in France with the Taizé community. Following her trip she will be available to speak to congregations about her experiences. Ella is interested in someday working in an international, ecumenical setting so this is a great opportunity for her to explore what that might look like, as well as share with us what the Church is doing around the world. If you would like to help support this ministry opportunity with a financial gift, please speak with one of the pastors. 2 God’s Work. Our Hands. Planning Meeting - Jan 31 In the past two Septembers, ELCA members in our area have gathered for an afternoon of service in our communities. Another workday for this spring is in the planning process, and we would like your input for worksites and contacts. Join us for a planning meeting on Saturday, January 31, from 9:00-10:00am at Grace & Peace Lutheran Church on Knoxville in Peoria. Please contact Pastor Elise if you plan to attend. Prayer requests u For Luan Borquist. u For Marge Fanning who is recovering from hip surgery. u For the men and women of our armed services. u For Midwest Food Bank and the agencies it serves. Would you like a request for prayer or to be added to the prayer chain? Please contact Norma Hartman (240-8387; [email protected]). Tri-M Scotch Doubles bowling Saturday, February 21 5:30pm – Dinner at church 7:00pm – Bowling at Landmark $10/person for meal & bowling No bowling experience required Sign up in the welcome center or contact Jeff & Pam Machacek. Cross+generational Sing Along - Feb 11 We invite everyone to join the children’s choirs for a cross+generational Sunday School sing along on Wednesday, February 11 from 5:306:00pm in the social hall. There will be musical favorites that appeal to every generation. This event will conclude our winter session of children’s choirs and Breaking Bread. Please come and show the children your support by joining us in song! Breaking Bread dinner will follow at 6:00pm. If you are interested in joining us for the meal, but do not regularly attend our meals on Wednesdays, please sign up at the Welcome Center to help us plan the amount of food. (Sign up is not necessary for the sing along. Just join us!) 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Spread some joy by sending a message of love with a Valentine to our Salem members who are not able to attend worship and church activities on a regular basis. Valentine bags for our homebound members will be in the Gallery on Sundays, February 1, and February 8. They will be labeled with names of these members: Luan Borquist, Walter & Betty Bennett, Marge Fanning, Miriam Fuller, Mildred Getz, Berthena Hayes, Don & Bev (Share... cont on pg 7) Missionary support O’Connors Doughtys Pastor Elise David & Paula Sydow For the month of January, these members are supporting the work of Austin & Tanya Propst in Madagascar. (Miracle...cont from pg 1) disciples did not believe that Jesus could feed all those people with the five loaves of bread and two fish. We, the Family of Salem, can collect 5,000 cans to feed the hungry in our community. When you eat that piece of toast in the morning, or your sandwich at lunch, or your roll at dinner – think about the importance of bread in your earthly life. When you take communion on Sunday at church, think about the importance of bread in your spiritual life. Bring a can of food to church (or other nonperishable item) every time you come! And together, we will collect 5,000 cans to feed the hungry. You are invited to join all the youth of Salem in the Sanctuary at 9:15 am for a music opening where we will collect our cans of soup. You will be able to “vote” for the team you think will win the Super Bowl by placing your can(s) of soup in the collection boxes marked for each Super Bowl team. Every can of soup counts as one “vote” for your favorite team. So...remember to bring your can(s) of soup this Sunday for Souper Bowl Sunday! Watch for more information about this ministry in future issues of The Bugle. Changes to the Kroger SCRIP Program The Kroger re-loadable SCRIP program for nonprofit agencies came to an end on December 31, 2014. We thank those of you who have used Kroger SCRIP to benefit Salem Ministries in the past and hope you, along with the entire congregation, will take advantage of Kroger’s new reward program for not-for-profit organizations. The new program and enrollment process is quite simple. If you already have a Kroger Card, you just need to sign in or register online at www.kroger.com and choose Salem as your Community Rewards recipient. Then, Salem will earn a small percentage of your grocery purchases each time you swipe your Kroger card. If you do not already have a Kroger card, they are available at the service counter at all Kroger stores. If you have difficulty registering, the church office staff can help you. You can learn more about the program at www.kroger.com. (Share... cont from pg 6) Holmes, John Johnson, Norma Larson, Lilas Riddle, Fran Riley, Dorothy Ryberg, Vera Sass, Judy Webster, Boots Saxhaug, Vi Gruber, Evelyn Wright, Lillian Ries, and Forrest Richman. Would you like to deliver the bags from February9-13? There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Desk. Midwest Food Bank Our next help session at Midwest Food Bank will be Wednesday, February 4 from 9:0011:00am. Please sign-up at the Welcome Desk. 6 7 Breaking Bread Menu February 4 barbecue sandwiches corn, tater tots fruit, dessert Women’s Circles for February Rebecca – Tuesday, February 3 @ 9:15am Bible Study: “Making Conversion Last” by Roxanne Vandervlugt Hostesses: Gail Serrahn, Suzanne Ligon Naomi – Wednesday, February 4 @ 6:30pm Lydia – Tuesday, February 24 @6:30pm Hostess: Sue Bohn Devotion: Jennifer Gregg; Lesson: Mary Shinn Anna/Esther – Tuesday, February 10 @ 9:30am Sermons on web If you’re not in worship, you can still listen to the sermon! They are posted on our website.
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