Recent Events at Salem
Salem is an active and engaged congregation, offering many opportunities to gather for worship, service, study, outreach, and fellowship. Here are some recent highlights captured by Salem photographer Pat Bock.
This week at Salem, we honored our high school and college graduates during Sunday morning worship. We also lit candles in memory of those who lost their lives in the Oklahoma tornadoes last week.
Salem's Spring Fling was a great success this past Saturday. Salem disciples and neighbors in the community alike enjoyed the sunny early summer weather and took advantage of the opportunity to either do a bit of housecleaning or pick up a few items they just couldn't live without (or both!).
Members of Halau Hula Kaleookaiwa entertained the Spring Fling crowds with music and hula dancing. Salem has a large and active Hawaiian community which offers the "Nu Oli" Hawaiian worship service on the first Monday of each moth at 7:00pm at Salem.
From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013, Salem offers a single worship service on Sunday mornings at 9:30am with a light breakfast and fellowship beginning at 8:30am.
Our worship theme this summer is "Water of Life". Each service will focus on a particular scripture passage or topic that relates to water:
- June 2nd - Baptism of Jesus
- June 9th - Noah and the flood
- June 16th - Jesus turns water into wine
- June 23rd - Jonah and the whale
- June 30th - The woman at the well
- July 7th - Moses in the basket/River Nile
- July 14th - Fish for people
- July 21st - First plague
- July 28th - Walking on the water
- August 4th - Parting of the Red Sea
- August 11th - Calming the storm
- August 18th - Creation and oceans
- August 25th - Jesus is the Living Water
- September 1st - Labor Day Theme
We will return to our regular Sunday morning worship schedule on September 8th, with services at 8:00am and 10:30am.
Our Nu Oli Hawiian worship service and our Mid-Week Recharge through worship opportunities will also concentrate on the "Water of Life" theme:
- June 3rd - Nu Oli - The Water and Wine of God (Baptism and Communion)
- June 12th - Mid-Week Recharge - Thirsty for Righteousness
- June 26th - Mid-Week Recharge - Grace Blockers
- July 1st - Nu Oli - Splashing in the Freedom of Christ
- July 10th - Mid-Week Recharge - Redefining Prayer
- July 24th - Mid-Week Recharge - Choosing Peace
- August 5th - Nu Oli - God's Love Is Like the Ocean, Deep and Wide
- August 14th - Mid-Week Recharge - Abiding in God's Love
We are looking for a Core Ministry Coordinator for the Fellowship Ministries here at Salem.
This person(s) would be responsible for coordinating (that is, bringing the people together to plan and execute) our Fellowship events, such as Sunday morning coffee hours after both services, the annual Easter Breakfast, an Easter Egg Hunt, the Church Picnic, Spring Fling/Fall Festival, "7900 Club", Lunch Bunch, etc.
Many of these ministry events already have people in place who are willing to take the lead in planning, but our newly approved organizational and ministry structure calls for an overall coordinator in this area of ministry.
Our other Core Ministry Coordinators are: Pat Bock (Witness), Roger Kjosa (Worship), Kelly Scott (Faith Formation), and Paula Strode (Service).
Please speak with one of them or Pastor Julie to let us know of your willingness to serve in this way.
Our regular Wednesday mid-week worship has been on hiatus for several weeks, but Wednesday nights at Salem are back in a new and exciting way!
We know that many people in our area work in the tourism, entertainment, and hospitality industries where there is no such thing as a "Monday throgh Friday, Nine to Five" schedule, making worship on Sunday mornings difficult if not impossible. We also know there are times when even those of us who felt renewed when we left church on Sunday are dragging a little spiritually by mid-week. Thus, the reason for what we're calling the Mid-Week Recharge.
The first Wednesday of each month will be devoted to worship in the form of Bible study, led by our own Kawehi Punahele.
The second and fourth Wednesdays of the month will offer worship with Holy Communion led by Pastor Julie and Salem's Praise Team.
On the third Sunday of each month, we'll worship through service, focusing on a current service project at Salem, or, at times, venturing out into our community and outside of our four walls.
On months with a fifth Wedesday, which inclue May, July, and October in 2013, we'll worship through fellowship in the form of a pot-luck supper.
Join us and spread the word!