Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Fontanelle

Oops! The Not-So-Sunday Links, July 5

Yesterday, our website played a trick on us with our logging in, so we apologize for not getting the Sunday Links posted before worship. But, we got our end sorted out and plan to be on time with next week’s Sunday Links on July 12, morning side!

Bulletin from July 5, the 5th Sunday after Pentecost: https://salemfontanelle.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/in-person-worhsip-july-5-2020.pdf 

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A note about yesterday:

Thank you for joining in for worship, online OR in person! Yesterday was our first regathering in person for worship since we felt the local affects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider joining us in person or online for 9:30am worship as you feel healthy and comfortable. See our announcement about Salem’s measures here to make worship safer and healthy for all as we continue to be a beacon of Christ’s light on a hill: https://salemfontanelle.org/2020/06/27/sunday-july-5-we-begin-a-gradual-regathering-in-person-for-worship 

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Sermon Hymn: We reflected on these lyrics to “Beautiful Things” by Gungor.

 

View our worship videos here: www.Facebook.com/SalemLutheranChurchFontanelle

Consider giving an offering gift here: https://salemfontanelle.org/giving

 

 

 

Sunday Links, June 28

Good morning & greetings in the name of Christ this 4th Sunday after Pentecost! Download our bulletin, access the online worship video, and click to join post-worship virtual fellowship here. In-person worship measures that begin on Sunday, July 5 can be found here. Online access on Facebook will still be happening on July 5 & after too! https://www.facebook.com/SalemLutheranChurchFontanelle/posts/3981286951913308?__tn__=K-R

Download the June 28 bulletin here: https://salemfontanelle.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/on-line-version-june-28-2020.pdf

Worship begins Sunday at 9:29am on Facebook! Click this link to get to Salem’s Facebook page. The worship video “Premiere” has been scheduled to appear on the dot at 9:29am on Salem’s Facebook page, so you might have to press “Play” in order for it to begin. This Sunday’s worship video is not live stream, as Pastor Allison recorded the service before her vacation began.

The worship video “Premiere” link is here: https://www.facebook.com/SalemLutheranChurchFontanelle/posts/3981032301938773?notif_id=1593268991502188&notif_t=live_video_schedule_broadcaster

Here is the link to virtual fellowship at 10:30am after worship!

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84938430603?pwd=Sk1xVDI2N2F1cnJtZWdHckluUVZrdz09
Password: 066925
Meeting ID: 849 3843 0603

If want to call in, call this number to join: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Sunday, July 5 we Begin a Gradual Regathering In-Person for Worship!

Tomorrow, on Sunday, July 28 we will worship online only at 9:30. But on Sunday, July 5 we will worship online and… begin a gradual regathering in-person at 9:30!

The following is how we will proceed with in-person worship which will begin on Sunday, July 5. Please read this note & measures we all share below. If you have any questions, please contact Koni Shallberg or Pastor Allison Siburg at 425-301-9122.

After much prayerful consideration the Salem Church Council and Pastor Allison feels it is time to gradually reopen Salem’s in-person church services in the sanctuary. We know there is not a perfect way to begin, but we feel we have given considerable thought to safely opening our doors following CDC guidelines and safe social distancing.

Salem has been here for 160 years and we will continue to spread God’s word. Last year’s flood brought 45 minute commutes that had been 10 minutes yet we persevered, and this year’s pandemic has seen unprecedented closures, unemployment, toilet paper shortages and stay at home orders and again we are tested but continue to want some normalcy back. Fear and uncertainty have replaced our normal existence. We are strong and resilient and we will find a way to move forward safely. If you are not ready to join us in person we will miss you but we completely understand and will continue to provide Facebook Live stream on Sundays for you to watch. We will begin our in-person service on July 5, at 9:30 am. Please read the following steps we are taking to ensure a safer return for all. We hope to see you on the 5th!

Please call me if you have any questions regarding in-person services. Feel free to call Pastor for any spiritual needs or for communion.
God’s Blessings,
Koni Shallberg 402-720-2847

*If you do not feel well or if someone in your household does not feel well, please stay home & join us on Facebook live

*Masks are strongly encouraged but not mandatory

*No bulletins will be available. All information will be provided on the overhead screen

*Pastor Allison will enter and exit service into the Sanctuary from the North back altar stairs, following service she will greet everyone from across the street on the Parsonage walk and wave as they leave so she’s at a safe distance, as per her pregnancy doctor’s recommendation

*Salem worshippers will enter through the West main doors keeping a safe distance between other worshippers as they enter the Sanctuary

*Offering can be placed in a plate located near the entrance

*Worshippers will sit by family groups leaving 2 blocked off pews between groups for social distancing 6 feet

*Worshippers will wait to be dismissed by an usher and then exit with your family through the South doors

*Hand sanitizer will be located at the entrance and exit. Please use on your way in and upon exiting

*We will have communion in worship someday but not now. For now Pastor is also available for anyone wanting to bring wine and bread and come up to church during the week for communion

*We continue to pursue music options at this time

*We will be circulating our air as much as possible by turning the a/c blower fans on and ceiling fans turned up so dress appropriately if you get cool easily

*The balcony will be open however the front pew will be blocked off

*The fireplace/Sunday School wing, kitchen, basement and fellowship hall will remain closed unless needed for extra seating

*Only the main area restrooms and Sanctuary will be open

Sunday Links, June 21

Good morning & greetings in the name of Christ this 3rd Sunday after Pentecost! Download our bulletin, access the live worship video, and click to join post-worship virtual fellowship here:

Download the bulletin here: https://salemfontanelle.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/lbw-no-communion-on-line-version-3.pdf

At 9:30am central as worship starts, Click this link to get to our Sunday worship video on Salem’s Facebook page. The live-stream worship video will pop up: www.Facebook.com/SalemLutheranChurchFontanelle

Here is the link to virtual fellowship at 10:30am after worship!

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84938430603?pwd=Sk1xVDI2N2F1cnJtZWdHckluUVZrdz09
Password: 066925
Meeting ID: 849 3843 0603

If want to call in, call this number to join: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Sunday Links, June 14

Good morning! Welcome to the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost! Download our bulletin, access the live worship video, and click to join post-worship virtual fellowship here:

Download the bulletin here: https://salemfontanelle.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/lbw-no-communion-on-line-version-1.pdf

At 9:30am central as worship starts, Click this link to get to our Sunday worship video on Salem’s Facebook page. The live-stream worship video will pop up: www.Facebook.com/SalemLutheranChurchFontanelle

Here is the link to virtual fellowship at 11:30am after worship!

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84938430603?pwd=Sk1xVDI2N2F1cnJtZWdHckluUVZrdz09
Password: 066925
Meeting ID: 849 3843 0603

If want to call in, call this number to join: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

The Squirrel Story

If you need a little giggle, check out Salem’s secretary’s (Jody’s) remembrance of the squirrel who visited the church building last week…

If you watched Salem’s service on Facebook this morning you might have been wondering about the story of the squirrel that somehow made its way into the church.

It all started on Wednesday, May 27 – as we’ve had some problems with the bathrooms in the newest addition lately, I’ve been trying to check them when I get to church. That morning as I was headed back there I was just walking past the couches in the Sunday School addition when I caught some movement out the corner of my right eye – thinking it was a mouse or something I went on back to the bathrooms; when I came back out and looked over by the couch – there sat a squirrel – a very much alive squirrel. Thinking he went under the couch I immediately called Marvin and told him and then went over and shut the door between the Sunday School addition and the hallway going past the fellowship hall. I thought I had him trapped. Allison came and called Dave to come over and we tipped over the couches and the chairs – looked everywhere – no squirrel. I knew I wasn’t losing my mind (or I was pretty sure I wasn’t) I got on our camera system and watched – sure enough the squirrel was caught on tape red handed. Little did I know when I thought he went under the couch – he ran along the front side the couch and out the door – totally out of my eyesight.

Called Jim and he was going to head to church but would stop and borrow a live trap so we could get it trapped. Right before he came, I looked out the window in the office towards the elevator and there sat the little guy. He sat there for some time, so as Allison had walked across the street I called and told her where he was sitting and said to try and open the doors real slow and maybe he would run out, but when he caught sight of her he ran, she thought she saw him run down to the basement. Jim and I went upstairs and Allison went another direction – broom in hand. Pretty soon we hear her screaming – not sure where she was exactly we followed the screams. We found her on the back set of stairs leading to the basement where the squirrel had met her trying to go up. Once he saw her he turned around and ran back down the basement. Now we knew he was in the basement, but where.

In the meantime, Jim had called Merit Bell and he came after work with another live trap. Set that one up and looked everywhere we could think of but no squirrel and so the waiting began. Tom Monke stopped the next morning and in telling him the story he said he had a live trap and so we set up yet another one. Again, we waited. I stopped on Friday and checked – no squirrel. Merit checked over the weekend and no squirrel. That was when I first started to think that he had died somewhere.

On this past Monday I walked thru the glass doors and could start to smell it all ready. Looked and looked for him but couldn’t find him. When I got to church on Wednesday and went downstairs to see what I could see – there flying around is a bird. I couldn’t believe it – what was next. Jim was there and caught the bird easily enough and let him go. He had already found a dead mouse in a trap in the sanctuary. Jim again helped look around but by that time we had pretty much decided he was in the closet where the Sunday School and VBS supplies are in the basement. Went to Fremont to buy some totes to start pulling stuff out of the room and see if I could find him. Jim was there on and off helping to look and helped open a couple of windows to get some much-needed fresh air. Tricia and Dave brought their dog over to see if maybe he could sniff him out. The dog could definitely smell something but couldn’t locate the now dead squirrel. On Thursday the smell was definitely getting worse. I didn’t have much time to look any further on Thursday but as there was a chance of rain that night, I thought I better close the windows. Going into the closet the smell was almost overwhelming but as I had opened a small window in there, I thought I better get it shut. Had to climb a step ladder to get to it and the closer I got to the window the worse the smell was. I had cleared a lot of boxes off most the shelves but there were two boxes left on the very top shelf – first one was closed up so I went to pull down the second and as I was coming down the ladder I knew he had to be in the box as it was open on top and the smell was definitely stronger. Sure enough I looked in the box and saw his tail. I let out a yell and proceeded to head up the stairs to get rid of him. Met Allison and Jim at the top of the stairs. Jim took the box and proceeded to throw him in the dumpster as there were other items that the squirrel had buried himself in.

It was quite a week and a half. We are still not sure where the bird and squirrel got in. Matt Cone stopped the middle of the week and looked around to see if there was a spot where they could be getting in but couldn’t find anything.

Not sure what this week will bring but hope it’s a lot quieter around there. Sorry this is so long but this story was just too funny not to share.

Have a great week!!

Jody

Sunday Links, June 7… *9:30am summer worship time starts!*

Good morning! Welcome to Trinity Sunday, the first Sunday after Pentecost–where we start our summer worship time of 9:30am for June, July and August! Download our bulletin, access the live worship video, and click to join post-worship virtual fellowship here:

Download the bulletin here: https://salemfontanelle.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/lbw-no-communion-on-line-version.pdf

At 10:30am central as worship starts, Click this link to get to our Sunday worship video on Salem’s Facebook page. The live-stream worship video will pop up: www.Facebook.com/SalemLutheranChurchFontanelle

Here is the link to virtual fellowship at 11:30am after worship!

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84938430603?pwd=Sk1xVDI2N2F1cnJtZWdHckluUVZrdz09
Password: 066925
Meeting ID: 849 3843 0603

If want to call in, call this number to join: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Sunday Links, May 31

Good morning & greetings in the name of Christ this Pentecost Sunday! Download our bulletin, access the live worship video, and click to join post-worship virtual fellowship here:

Download the bulletin here: https://salemfontanelle.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/pentecost-sunday-2020-.pdf

At 10:30am central as worship starts, Click this link to get to our Sunday worship video on Salem’s Facebook page. The live-stream worship video will pop up: www.Facebook.com/SalemLutheranChurchFontanelle

Here is the link to virtual fellowship at 11:30am after worship!

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84938430603?pwd=Sk1xVDI2N2F1cnJtZWdHckluUVZrdz09
Password: 066925
Meeting ID: 849 3843 0603

If want to call in, call this number to join: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Sunday Links, May 24

Good morning! Welcome to Ascension Sunday. Download our bulletin, access the live worship video, and click to join post-worship virtual fellowship here:

Download the bulletin here: https://salemfontanelle.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/lbw-no-communion-on-line-version-2.pdf

At 10:30am central as worship starts, Click this link to get to our Sunday worship video on Salem’s Facebook page. The live-stream worship video will pop up: www.Facebook.com/SalemLutheranChurchFontanelle

Here is the link to virtual fellowship at 11:30am after worship!

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83641007771?pwd=WUlWbDFVa2dSL2txZGY1SXJTVUVMZz09
Password: 395353
Meeting ID: 836 4100 7771

If want to call in, call this number to join: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Sunday Links, May 17

Good morning! Welcome to the 6th Sunday of Easter. Download our bulletin, access the live worship video, and click to join post-worship virtual fellowship here:

Download the bulletin here: https://salemfontanelle.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/lbw-no-communion-on-line-version-1.pdf

At 10:30am central as worship starts, Click this link to get to our Sunday worship video on Salem’s Facebook page. The live-stream worship video will pop up: www.Facebook.com/SalemLutheranChurchFontanelle

Here is the link to virtual fellowship at 11:30am after worship!

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89780986713?pwd=bHQyVkQ0R2ZwY3JKaXZMdHJVN0dBdz09
Password: 101609
Meeting ID: 897 8098 6713

If you can only call in, I hope you still join us! Call this number: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)