SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST: • Stand Up • 2015

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SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST: • Stand Up • 2015
August 2015
The Salem Heartbeat
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Stand Up, Stand Strong, Stand Out
“But at the beginning of creation God made them male and female.
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to
his wife and the two will become one flesh.” (Mark 10:6-8a)
SPECIAL
POINTS OF
INTEREST:
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Stand Up
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2015 Relay Wrap-up
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Picnic Time
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Evangelical Assoc.
Nat’l. Convocation
I N S I D E T H I S
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Thank You
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Prayer Calendar
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Other News
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Ministry Schedule /
Events Calendar
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Leadership Ministries
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The U.S. Supreme court changed the direction of this country on
June 26, 2015. They ruled same–sex marriage is now legal across our
land. As Christians, this now requires us to decide to whom we hold our
allegiance. It may require us to get off the fence and have our voices
heard in the halls of our Capitol, White House and any forum in which
our voice could be heard, from organizations to friends and family.
Please stand up!
God created the union of marriage (between a man and a woman according to Matthew 19:4-6, Mark 10:6-8, and Genesis 2:24), not the
nine justices of the Supreme Court. So our voice must be heard in opposition to this decision. For it is not the beginning of removing God from
our society, but it is a leap from His ways, and now by law of the land it
requires we follow along. We must become a united voice of opposition
and persevere to change this new law. One’s beliefs are their own for
God gave us free will and all are invited to be a part of His family, for
all have sinned, but we cannot let this law stand, for it goes against
God’s law and standards. Please stand strong!
This will be a challenge Christians in this country have not faced before. We must become a voice to be heard and visible to our leaders at
all levels. We must create a wave of opposition across this country so
that the tide will turn this nation from its evil ways. We can begin by
praying fervently about this, for God will be the one through the Holy
Spirit who must touch and change the hearts of many. I encourage you
to contact those in positions of leadership at state and federal levels.
Below you will find a sample of what you might say to these individuals. On the next page you will find addresses for your use. You might
also support activist groups that are and have been fighting these problems with your financial support, and get others in your circle of life to
do the same. Please stand out!
Please prayerfully consider your stance on this issue and with God’s
guidance, act on it according to His will. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 says:
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“Test all things; hold fast to what is good.” We must as believers stand on the Word of God for our foundation, which is then one built on solid ground. If we allow man’s interpretation to be our guide, we are
building on a foundation of sand.
Blessings, Butch Rotz , Salem Church Congregation/Ministry Council President
SAMPLE LETTER CONTENT: (of course adjust as you wish, this is just to get you started!)
The Supreme Court’s decision on June 26, 2015 to make same-sex marriage the law of the land has put
many citizens in jeopardy with regard to their beliefs, especially those of the Christian faith. The Supreme
Court has determined they can redefine an institution created and defined by God as a union between a
man and a woman.
This ruling standing on its own is an affront to God and the standards He has established. Moreover, I am
certain this decision will lead to more of a downward spiral in society, creating problems that we can only
imagine in the future. I am very concerned about the overreach of government, especially legislating from
the court.
It is my hope that whatever course can be taken to rectify this ruling will begin with (the congress/house/
state) voicing its disdain and taking action to correct this over step of the court.
ADDRESSES FOR LOCAL POLITICAL REPRESENTATIVES
Pennsylvania (Franklin County)
Governor Tom Wolf , Room 225 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg PA 17120
U.S. Senator Robert Casey, Jr., 393 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510
U.S. Senator Patrick Toomey, 248 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510
U.S. Representative Bill Shuster, 2209 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC 20515-3809
State Senator Rich Alloway
Harrisburg Office: 172 Main Capitol, Harrisburg PA 17120
Chambersburg Office: 37 South Main Street Suite 200, Chambersburg PA 17201
State Representative Paul Schemel
Harrisburg Office: 121B East Wing PO Box 202090, Harrisburg PA 17120-2090
Waynesboro Office:1402 East Main Street, Waynesboro PA 17268
State Representative Rob W. Kauffman
Harrisburg Office: 7 East Wing PO Box 202089, Harrisburg PA 17120-2089
Chambersburg Office: 166 S. Main Street, Chambersburg PA 17201
Maryland (Washington County)
Governor Larry Hogan, The State House, Annapolis, MD 21401
U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, 503 Hart Senate Office Bldg, Washington, DC 20510
U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin, 509 Hart Senate Office Bldg.,Washington, DC 20510
U.S. Representative John Delaney, 1632 Longworth House Office Bldg., Washington, DC 20510
State Senator George Edwards, 11 Bladen Street, Room 322 Annapolis, MD 21401
State Senator Christopher Shank, 11 Bladen Street, Room 402 Annapolis, MD 21401
State Delegate Andrew Serafini, 6 Bladen Street, Room 215 Annapolis, MD 21401
State Delegate Neil Parrott, 6 Bladen Street, Room 320 Annapolis, MD 21401
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To My Beloved Salem Church Family,
I want to thank you so much for the 6 wonderful years that you allowed me to serve
you as the church secretary. When the Lord prompted me in May to begin taking steps
to relinquish my duties, it was a decision that evoked deep emotion. You cannot possibly know the profound impact that your beautiful and gracious way of loving has had on me through many
difficult life experiences. I see you as one of God’s special gems - - rare and delicate. You are strong in
love, overflowing in generosity, and sound in Biblical Truth/teaching. Please take heart and do not become weary in well doing nor become overwhelmed with feelings of insignificance because you are not
greater in number - - not everyone likes BIG CHURCH, but everyone needs BIG LOVE and that is what
you have to offer!! I will treasure your ministry to me always. May the blessing and favor of the Lord rest
upon you now and forever!
Sincerely with love and prayers, Kim Kennedy
2015 Relay Wrap-Up
The Relay for Life Wrap-up meeting was held on July 6th at the Methodist Church in Greencastle, PA. The projected net income figure is $220,000 plus! It was a great Relay. The weather was great until Saturday afternoon
and ended at 3:00pm instead of the expected time of 4:00pm due to an impending storm! There were a total of
53 teams in the Relay. Salem Church came in 11th with a total of $6,067.62. Way to go Salem!!! We surpassed
last year’s figure of $6,043.25. There were a total of 963 participants with a lot of support from family, friends and
church family. One of our team members placed 7th in money turn-in.
Let’s get ready for Relay 2016—To be held next May 13th & 14th!!
Please note our sign in front of the church was updated to a GOLD TEAM! To be a GOLD TEAM, you need to
raise over $5,000, which we did. We were mistakenly given a Silver Team sign.
Thanks to everyone who participated in anyway by donating, purchasing luminaries, helping setup/tear down our
tent and by being there to support the event!
SPECIAL OFFERINGS REPORT!
Thank you to everyone for your generous support of our special offerings. Our
Mother's Day “Baby Bottle” offering contributed $876.13 to the work of Pregnancy
Ministries. The “Slap” offering on the Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on
June 7th raised $421 for Open Doors Ministries. And so far this year you have
given $683 for disaster relief through Samaritan's Purse.
2 Cups Sugar and Flour
Carrot Cake
Submitted by Butch Hollenshead
2 Tsp. Baking Soda
2 Tsp. Cinnamon
1 Tsp. Salt (optional)
Recipe of
the Month
1 & 1/4 Cup Wesson Oil
4 Eggs (beaten) to this mix in 2 cups of Raisins
Pour into a 9 x 12 pan, bake for 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees.
Top with cream cheese icing.
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PRAYER CALENDAR FOR AUGUST 2015
Each week we pray for members and friends of our church family, a sister church here in the Waynesboro area and her pastor, one of the countries where Christians are suffering severe persecution, and
one of the ministries we support with our mission funds. Please join us in the ministry of prayer!
August 2nd - Linda and Sam Stoler; Friendship Baptist Church, Pastor Bill Burcher; the persecuted
Christians of Oman; Jamie Dudeck (Costa Rica)
August 9th - Dick Stouffer; Grace Baptist Church, Pastor John Scahill; the persecuted Christians of
Mauritania; Rev. Jim Barnes (Evangelical Association National Minister)
August 16th - Karl and Lesa Warren; Grace Brethren Church, Pastor Timothy Clothier; the persecuted
Christians of North Korea; Fisher House
August 23rd - Neville and Jeremy West; Great Commission Deliverance Ministries, Pastor Franklin
Gordon; the persecuted Christians of Saudi Arabia; Gideons International
August 30th - Fred and Judy White; Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church, Pastor Carl Batzel;
the persecuted Christians of Afghanistan; Liebenzell International, Rev. Bill Schuit
In August
4th
6th
8th
9th
11th
18th
21st
21st
22nd
24th
24th
30th
In August
7th
Terry & Paula Eigenbrode
22nd John & Ruth Ann Helman
22nd Ken & Sandy May
23rd Brian & Robin Eyler
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Joie Rotz
Aurita Rose
Jared Peck
Sandi Barnett
Storm Johnson
Lesa Warren
Bob Hess
Jessica Souders
Robin Eyler
Pete Johnson
Cassie Wilson
Andy Emrick
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m o u s e
I hope everyone is enjoying all of these beautiful summer days. I know I am. Some days get pretty
hot but it is sure better than the freezing temperatures we had last winter. I can’t believe how fast the
summer has gone. It is half over and the children will be heading back to school before we know it. I
had better be careful around the children’s Sunday School classes after saying that. If they see me I am
sure to get chased!
Hi Bertie!
dy. I
Bertie Lawyer has stepped into the shoes of our previous church secretary, Kim Kennemiss spending time with Kim but Bertie is lots of fun too. I enjoy having her around but so
far have been staying hidden. I am still not sure if she will scream when she sees me. I
will have to let her get used to me slowly. I wonder if she has any church mice at her full
time secretary position at First Presbyterian in Chambersburg. I hope so and then I won’t
scare her as much.
Pastor Lin flew to Connecticut to help her mother, Joan Sutton and brother Steve pack and move to
Waynesboro. Joan sold her house up there and moved next door to Lu Kennedy which is in the same
development as Pastor Lin and Andy. She wanted to be closer to Lin and to get away from the New England winters. The church came out in force to help move Joan and Steve into their new home. Joie Rotz,
Linda Stoler and Fern McCloud fed everyone. I heard Tom and Fern shared some of the Popsburgh popsicles they brought back from their visit to see their new grandson. Everyone says they are yummy.
Working up an appetite for all this food was Fred & Judy White, Terry Eigenbrode, Sandi Barnett, Kane
Kochera, Lu Kennedy, Pame Emrick and Greg Scandlen. Joan, Steve, Pastor Lin and Andy really appreciated all the help and support.
Salem had several kids go to Camp Joy El this summer. Let’s see – Madelyn Kennedy, Marlie Honodel,
Jordan Hartzell, Tristin Heyward, Jayden Jacobs, Jared Peck and Leah Blount. While they all had a great
time it was especially fun for Marlie and Jordan as this was their first time to ever go to camp. Thanks to
all the Salem angels who helped make sure Jordon had everything she needed for camp. And thanks to
Salem Church and the Salem Sunday School for covering all the camp registration fees.
With back to school coming up it means it will soon be time for Project Big Love and for our back to
school collection for Waynesboro Human Services. Thank you to all the Salem folks who make donations
to these worthy causes. And a special thanks to everyone who volunteers their time helping set up and
working at Project Big Love.
Well I am going to grab my swimming gear and go enjoy this beautiful weather while I can.
It’s
See you next month - Your friend Timmy
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IN WORSHIP - August 2015
We have two special worship services this month. August 2nd, we celebrate
Summer Communion in both worship services. And on August 30th we will host
Rev. Bill Schuit and 7 young ladies from Germany with the Liebenzell IMPACT
Team. This is one of the missions we support, and we will hear from Bill and the
girls about their ministry this year. This will be a combined worship service at
10:45 a.m. There will be NO Praise service that day. Also at that service, new
members will join the church.
Sunday, August 2nd
*SUMMER COMMUNION CELEBRATED
MESSAGE: "The Challenge of Forgiveness" (Matthew 18:15-35)
8:00 a.m. - Praise! Worship
10:45 a.m. - Traditional Worship
Sunday, August 9th
MESSAGE: "Marriage and Divorce" (Matthew 19:1-12)
8:00 a.m. - Praise! Worship
10:45 a.m. - Traditional Worship
Sunday, August 16th
MESSAGE: "The Goodness Trap" (Matthew 19:16-30)
8:00 a.m. - Praise! Worship
10:45 a.m. - Traditional Worship
Sunday, August 23rd
MESSAGE: "No Fair!" (Matthew 20:1-16)
8:00 a.m. - Praise! Worship
10:45 a.m. - Traditional Worship
Sunday, August 30th
MISSION SUNDAY - Liebenzell IMPACT Team & Rev. Bill Schuit
NO 8:00 a.m. worship
10:45 a.m. - COMBINED Worship Service
-- New Members Join the Church
*PLEASE NOTE: Communion Elder - Jean Kahl
Communion Servers - Duane & Lori Eigenbrode, Ken & Sandy May
EVANGELICAL ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONVOCATION: Convocation is the annual national
gathering of our national association, the Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches. It is a chance to meet fellow EA members from all over
the country and join in worship and learning together. This year's convocation is right
here in Pennsylvania, at Swamp Christian Fellowship in Reinholds. Activities begin Friday,
September 18th and end on Sunday, September 20th. Registration is paid by Salem
Church for those members wishing to attend. You are responsible for your own hotel reservations; there will be several to choose from with special rates. If you are interested
and wish more information, talk to Pastor Lin.
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"SALEM CHURCH 101" - CHURCH INFORMATION AND NEW MEMBER CLASS
Salem Church is a unique church family, and we do things a little differently from many churches in the area. If you would like to know more about what makes us "tick", and/or if you are interested in becoming an official member of the church, we invite you to attend our next series of
"Salem Church 101" classes. We will meet every Monday in August from 7 p.m. to
9 p.m. (Attending the classes does not obligate you to join the church; you can decide that at the last
class!) Membership is open to adults and youth age 13+. New members will join the church
during the Combined worship service (10:45 a.m.) on Sunday, August 30th. Please sign up at
church or talk to Pastor Lin for more information.
IT’S PICNIC TIME! The end of one Sunday School season
and the beginning of the next is always celebrated here at Salem
with our Annual Sunday School picnic. Everyone is invited to
join us! This year the picnic will be held on Sunday, August
16th, at 5:00 p.m. in the Salem Fellowship Center. Chicken,
coffee and place settings will be provided. Please bring a covered dish to share and your own cold drinks. There will be a sign up sheet circulating
during church to give us an idea of how much chicken to order. If you have not been in
church to sign up, please contact Tina Anderson. Come on out and enjoy a fun afternoon
of good food, fellowship, and games for all ages.
HUMAN SERVICES SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Waynesboro Community and Human Services once again is conducting
their annual school supply distribution. Please bring these items to
church by Sunday, August 2nd. We will be collecting school supplies
and new children's clothing, underwear and socks to be distributed to
the less fortunate of our community. All kinds of school supplies, including backpacks, are needed.
Items not needed are: Spiral Notebooks or Permanent Markers.
Thank you for your generosity in this much needed ministry at Salem.
FESTIVAL OF PRAISE
In conjunction with the WaynesboroFest celebration this year, there will be a
Festival of Praise at Otterbein Church. This time of worship and praise will
include a 100-member choir. Everyone who loves to sing is invited to join in.
The Festival of Praise will be on Sunday, September 6th, with two presentations at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Choir rehearsals will be on Wednesdays, August
19, 26, and September 2 from 7-9 p.m. at Otterbein Church. If you would like to join the choir,
there is a sign up list circulating at church, or you can go to www.otterbeinchurch.org and click
on the Festival of Praise '15 link. Choir sign up deadline is August 12th.
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MINISTRY DUTIES FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST
Assistant Leaders
Usher/Greeter
Acolyte
8/2
8/9
8/16
8/23
8/30
8/2
8/9
8/16
8/23
8/30
8/2
8/9
8/16
8/23
8/30
Fred White
Linda Stoler
Greg Scandlen
Lu Kennedy
Jean Kahl
Jim Ressler & Brian Eyler
Mike & Tammy Eisenberger
Lu Kennedy & Jean Kahl
Duane & Lori Eigenbrode
Donald & Helen Main
Nursery (8:00am)
Nursery (10:40am)
Offering Counters
8/2
8/9
8/16
8/23
8/30
8/2
8/9
8/16
8/23
8/30
8/2
8/9
8/16
8/23
8/30
Fern McCloud
Paula Eigenbrode
Deb Kennedy
Aurita Rose
Fern McCloud
Tammy Eisenberger
Abigail Eigenbrode
Nancy Burgesser
Fern McCloud
Wendy Eigenbrode
Organist
Altar Flowers
8/2
8/9
8/16
8/23
8/30
8/2
8/9
8/16
8/23
8/30
Diane Haugh
Sherry Hill
Sherry Hill
Diane haugh
Sherry Hill
Sherry, Josh & Becca Hill
Wendy Eigenbrode
Sandi & Shannon Barnett
John & Vi Eigenbrode
Teresa Baker
CALENDAR EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Every Monday—7:00 to 9:00pm “New” member class
(no class on August 31st)
Every Wednesday—Bible Study at 10 AM & 7 PM
8/6 CPR Class, 7 p.m.
8/7 Trip to Sight and Sound to see "Joseph"
8/13 Ministry Council, 7 p.m.
8/16 All-Church Sunday School Picnic, 5:00 p.m.
8/16 Newsletter deadline
8/20 Salem hosts Evangelical Association Pastor's Lunch, Noon
8/21 Game Nite, 7 p.m.
8/23 House to House, Noon
8/28-30, Liebenzell IMPACT Team visits
8/30 New Members join the church, 10:45 a.m.
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Brian Eyler
Jean Kahl
Tristin Heyward
Andy Smalec
Joie Rotz
Bob Crouse/Terry Eigenbrode
Wendy Eigenbrode/Fred White
Troy Johnson/Terry Eigenbrode
Linda Stoler/Ruth Ann Helman
Troy Johnson/Terry Eigenbrode
Summer Communion (8/2)
Elder
Jean Kahl
Communion Servers
Duane & Lori Eigenbrode
Ken & Sandy May
Ministry Teams
CHURCH LEADERSHIP
Ministry Council Members 2015
Council/Congregation, President:
Butch Rotz
717-762-6961
Council/Congregation, Vice President:
Bob Crouse
717-762-3040
Secretary:
Greg Scandlen
717-830-1590
Treasurer:
Terry Eigenbrode
717-762-4720
Financial Secretary
Linda Stoler
717-816-0588
Members:
Pame Emrick
Troy Johnson
Lu Kennedy
Donald Main
Aurita Rose
Bill Stoler
Linda Wilson
301-416-0392
717-762-4426
717-762-9692
717-597-8118
717-762-8582
717-372-2279
717-762-9072
Ex-officio members –
voice but no vote:
Terry Eigenbrode (Treasurer)
Linda Stoler (Financial Secretary)
Pastor Lin Smalec
Elders:
John Eigenbrode (retired)
Terry Eigenbrode
Jean Kahl
Jim Ressler
Jeff Rhodes
Butch Rotz
Linda Stoler
762-2564
762-4720
977-0867
762-2643
762-9435
762-6961
597-7709
Ministers to the Community: All members
Pastor: Reverend Linda (Lin) Smalec
Church phone: 762-8531
Administrative Ministry Teams - *Bill Stoler
Finance - Terry Eigenbrode
H.E.L.P. - Linda Stoler
History - Pastor Lin
Personnel - Linda Stoler
Caring Ministry Team - *Lu Kennedy
Called to Care - Lu Kennedy
Funeral Meals - Paula Eigenbrode
Nursery - Pastor Lin
Prayer Chain - Jean Kahl
Rides & Meals - Bonnie Rhodes
Family Assistance Fund - Linda Stoler
Christian Education Ministry Teams -*Aurita Rose
Bible Studies, classes, seminars - Pastor Lin
Adult Sunday School - Andy Smalec
Children’s Sunday School - Tina Anderson
Fellowship Ministry Teams - *Bob Crouse
Women’s Fellowship - Lu Kennedy/Fern McCloud
Men’s Fellowship - Tom McCloud
Game Nite - Pastor Lin & Andy
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - Tom & Fern McCloud
Outreach Ministry Team - *Donald Main
Mission Team - Pastor Lin
Relay for Life Team - Linda Stoler
Scrapbooking Team - Judy Peck
Property & Maintenance Ministry Team - *Troy Johnson
Cemetery - Troy & Pete Johnson
Property & Maintenance - Troy & Pete
Columbarium/Scattering Garden - Paula E
Spiritual Council - *Pame Emrick
Pastoral Relations Ministry Team - Jim Ressler
Worship Ministry Teams - *Linda Wilson
Worship Team - Pastor Lin
Communion Server Team - Pastor Lin
Praise Music Team - Wendy Scott
Tech Team - Sam Rose
Acolytes - Pastor Lin
Choir & Bells - Sherry Hill
*The names with an asterisk are the liaisons for that
particular ministry
Visit us:
4881 Salem Church Rd., Waynesboro, PA 17268
www.salemchurchpa.org
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