Sunday, September 22 The 15th Sunday after Pentecost Scripture: Psalm 136:1-9 1 Kings 19:4-19 Sermon: “Dreaming a New Dream” Ruling Elder Beth Loresch Music: Haviland Choir Liturgist: David Stephens Ruling Elder Beth Loresch is a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Cuyahoga Falls. She also serves on the Committee on Preparation for Minis-try of Eastminster Presbytery.
Sunday, September 29 The 16th Sunday after Pentecost Missionary Rev. Lydia Neshangwe of Zimbabwe will be sharing her experi-ences during worship. She is an or-dained minister of the Uniting Pres-byterian Church in South Africa (UPCSA), a transnational Presbyteri-an denomination with churches in South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. She currently serves as clerk of the Presbytery of Zimbabwe and minister of St. Andrew’s Church, a culturally diverse congregation. A Light Luncheon will be held follow-ing worship for further discussions. Music: Haviland Choir Liturgist: Rev. Cathy Ulrich
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
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.