Sunday, July 30 — The 8th Sunday after Pentecost 8:30 a.m. — Morning Prayer in the Chapel Scripture: Genesis 32:22-31 Matthew 15:21-28 Psalm 67 Theme: Wrestling with God 10:30 a.m. — Worship in the Sanctuary Scripture: Genesis 32:22-31
Psalm 67 Matthew 15:21-28 Sermon: The Face of God Music: The Sound Bites Liturgist: Barbara Yonkerr
Sunday, August 6 — The 9th Sunday after Pentecost 8:30 a.m. — Morning Prayer in the Chapel Scripture: Isaiah 55:8-13; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-45; Psalm 126 Theme: How the Kingdom Comes 10:30 a.m. — Worship in the Sanctuary Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:12-13, 16-19; Psalm 146:5-10; Matthew 25:31-40 Proclamation of the Word: Participants in the LOGOS mission trip to NYC will share where they saw God in their work. Music: Dana Tonkinson Liturgist: Emily Davis
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
Rev. Meta S. Cramer, Pastor
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
Mission Interpretation and Stewardship
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.