Zoom Worship Service
On Saturdays at 5:00 pm everyone is invited to join us for a live worship service on Zoom
Don’t have a computer or online access? Please call in at these times using the information below. Don’t want to get dressed and embarrassed to be seen in your pajamas? Join us and don’t turn on your camera!
Coffee time following the services!
Recordings of the service for later viewing will be uploaded on Facebook for those who cannot make it to the Live Zoom Worship.
Join Zoom Meeting
Dial by your location:
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 216 590 032
For later viewing
To view past services please click here or go to the Sermon page on the Website under Resources.
Drive In Worship
On Sundays at 9:30 a.m. (weather permitting).
Pile the family in the car, drive to the church, and tune the radio to 101.3 FM where we will be broadcasting.
The FM transmitter only has a limited mile radius, so you’ll have to be gathered at the church to hear. So even if it is chilly, you can stay in your car. If you'd like to sit outside, that OK too. For best audio, I'd recommend bringing a little battery powered radio if you have one to listen.
If anyone would like to volunteer to set-up and break-down for this service or help people park, please contact Sue in the office. This service will take a village to pull off!
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Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen (Stanzas 1-4) ELW Hymn 377
Text: Herbert F. Brokering, b. 1926 Music: David N. Johnson, 1922-1987 Text © 1995 Augsburg Fortress Music © 1969 Contemporary Worship 1, admin. Augsburg Fortress Used by Permission . . . OneLicense.net #A-708303
Lord, You Give the Great Commission (Stanzas 1,2,4) ELW Hymn 579
Text: Jeffery Rowthorn, b. 1934 Music: ABBOT’S LEIGH, Cyril V. Taylor, 1907-1991 Text © 1978 and Music © 1942, ren. 1970 Hope Publishing Company Used by Permission . . . OneLicense.net #A-708303
This Joyful Eastertide ELW Hymn 391
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Things seem to be improving rapidly in our efforts to combat the covid-19 virus and move out of this pandemic, thanks be to God!
After further conversation and monitoring local trends, the council has decided to set a goal to open for in person worship in the sanctuary by the first weekend in May. Furthermore, we will start outdoor worship again in the back parking lot via FM transmitter Sundays at 9:30 am starting Palm Sunday.
We realize the decision to meet in person is an emotional one for many of our members. For some, they would rather us all wait. For others, this is past due. I hope the whole community understands the care and thought that has gone into these decisions and can respect the good intentions, even when one might disagree with some of the conclusions.
You might ask, why May? Firstly, this will give us another month of vaccine distribution and more opportunity for our most vulnerable members to get their shots. Secondly, there are often spikes in infection following holiday weekends so, if that is the case for this Easter, this will allow some time for infections to subside again. Finally, the warmer weather will allow for opening windows and more air circulation in the sanctuary, which was a concern when our space was audited for COVID safety.
In person worship will be limited in capacity following COVID guidelines with reservations required via sign up genius or by calling Sue at the office. the number of members allowed at each service will hopefully increase as time passes. Masks will be required. If the response is overwhelming, we will look at providing other opportunities for indoor worship to accommodate more people.
We will continue to provide opportunities for worship for those not ready to come back inside. Starting in May, a regular worship schedule will look something like this:
Saturday Evening 5 pm: In person worship, live streamed for immediate or later viewing online.
Sunday Morning 9:30 am: Outdoor worship via FM Transmitter
Of course, like all things during this pandemic, this plan is subject to change should the infection rate increase.
There is light ahead my friends! This Easter season is truly one of resurrection! I hope to see everyone at our Easter Sunday drive in service at 9:30.
Those in need of Pastoral Care have two new options:
1) Call Sue during business hours at the Salem Office
2) Call or Text Salem's new Pastoral Care Line at 815-797-2441. Currently, this Google Voice number will call or text Pastor Preston's cell phone after hours. It may ask you to state your name before the call is connected, this will help weed out spam phone calls.
In the future, this one number will ring/text either Pastor Preston's or our future Associate Pastor's cell phone depending who is on call for the evening.
Non-emergency prayer requests may also be emailed to Pastor or at the Salem@slcsycamore.org address.