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Sunday, March 25 — Palm / Passion Sunday Scripture: Mark 11:1-11; Isaiah 42:1-9; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:3-9 Sermon: What Language Shall I Borrow? Anthem: Haviland Choir, Western Reserve Brass and Timpani — “Hosanna to The King of Kings” Liturgist: Carol Ricciardi

Maundy Thursday, March 29 — 7:30 p.m. The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper and The Service of Tenebrae Scripture: Exodus 12:21-17; Mark 14:10-25; Mark 14:26-15:47 Homily: Not Me! Music: Haviland Choir Liturgist: Mark Smith

Good Friday, March 30 — 12 Noon This is a brief service of Word and prayer. Scripture: Isaiah 52:13-53:9 Psalm 22:3-8, 14-18 Mark 15:25-37 Homily: The Last Temptation

Easter Sunday, April 1 — The Day of Resurrection The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. At 10:30 — The Sacrament of Baptism for Maisie Abigail Halverstadt Scripture: Exodus 15:1-6, 16-21; Psalm 118:19-24; John 20:1-18 Sermon: Giving in to Hope Liturgist: Lynn Zocolo (8 am); Lynne Peterson (10:30 am)

Weekly Calendar

Worship Service Broadcast Schedule Salem Time Warner Channel 9
*Schedule subject to change
Sunday – 1 & 9 am / Monday — 1am Tuesday – 3 am, 12 & 4 pm / Wednesday – 1 am, 4 & 9 pm Friday – 1 am / Saturday – 3 am, 12 & 4 pm


About FPC

Rev. Meta S. Cramer, Pastor First Presbyterian Church Salem, Ohio Rev. Meta S. Cramer, Pastor

Our Ministry

At First Presbyterian Church of Salem, “our” ministry really is “our” ministry! Presbyterians believe that no one person has all the knowledge or skills that are needed to serve Jesus Christ in the way we want to serve him. We believe that we make the best decisions when we make them in conversation with one another. In fact, we believe that the Holy Spirit speaks to us most clearly as we listen to each others’ viewpoints.

Decisions in the Church are made by a group called the “Session.” The Session is made up of members of the Church, both men and women, who are elected by the congregation. These persons are then ordained as “elders” who are recognized as having gifts of leadership. The pastor is also a member of the Session.

“Deacons” are also ordained church members. Our Board of Deacons carries out a ministry of sympathy and service. They are concerned to care for the members of the congregation, especially those who are sick or bereaved.

Members of the Session serve as chairpersons, or “moderators,” of the committees of the church. Our committees include:
Worship, Music and the Arts
Christian Education
Mission Interpretation and Stewardship
Congregational Care
Finance and Administration
Property and Maintenance

Each committee includes elders, deacons, and other members of the congregation who have an interest in that committee’s work.