At Salem United Church of Christ, we are friends, family, young, old, single, married, kids, retired, traditional, open-minded. While we can’t be all things to all people we like to think we have much to offer and can be many things to many people while still maintaining our relationship with God. We invite you to look around and get a feel for our church.
At Salem United Church of Christ of Rohrerstown, we celebrate our unique gifts as a part of the Body of Jesus Christ. We Strive to model the ways of Christ through our worship and prayer life, our practice of discipleship, and our life of fellowship. We commit our energies to live as servants and extend Christian hospitality and mission to our local and world community. Building upond the historical and contemporary, we come together to shape the lives of tomorrow.
We invite you to join us each week to celebrate the life of Jesus Christ...
Adult Sunday School 9:00 am in the Library with nursery available
Worship 10:00 am in the Sanctuary
May 15 Pentecost Sunday WEAR SOMETHING RED !
On this “Birthday of the Christian Church” we will celebrate the powerful gift of the Holy Spirit through Word and the celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion as well as the Sacrament of Baptism on behalf of Molly Miller.
May 22 Trinity Sunday
A continued celebration of the Holy Spirit in our lives through word and song.
New Sermon Series: “The Outsiders”
The first half of the summer will take a close look at how the Gospel of Luke chronicles Jesus' ministry with those on the so-called “outside.” What can we learn from these stories and Jesus’ call to turn the inside out and the outside in?
May 29 “The Worthy” Luke 7:1-10
Who is worthy of the love—of the grace—of God? Too often people in or out of the church live with the belief, “I am not worthy.” They may be referring to their absence of faith, their life choices, or have even started to believe what “society” has declared about their identity. This week Jesus proclaims that what makes us worthy is not whether we are “in” or “out.” As the church, we are called to affirm the worth of all people. How will we welcome the worthy and tear down the division between inside and out?
June 5 “The Lonely” Luke 7:11-17 Sacrament of Holy Communion * We will be in the Fellowship Hall For Summer*
Have you ever felt utterly alone? Even for just a moment? Imagine the widow who has lost both husband and son. The pain must be almost unbearable and yet, Jesus says “do not weep.” Loneliness happens for many reasons and can create feelings of isolation, even in the midst of a crowd. Jesus knows this pain and raises us up to be comfort for one another. How are we called to rise up and comfort the lonely?
June 12 “The Humble” Luke 7:36-8:3
So often, we find ourselves judging the sinners among us, forgetting our own sin and failures. The woman who comes to Jesus in today’s passage presents herself humbly at his feet, perhaps the most vulnerable position possible. Her love and humility open the door to a relationship with Jesus, one of 2 forgiveness and grace. No matter our sins, no matter the sins of others, Jesus forgives those who come with humility and love, removing their outsider identity.
June 19 “The Tormented” Luke 8:26-39
The scripture story describes a man whose demons forced him to live on the outside of community. The story is not only an ancient tale. So many struggle with demons that hold our spirits captive. The stigma of this torment keeps us separated, holding life at arm’s length. Transformation and healing is possible but it may need to start with the work of compassion and truth-telling. How can we stay in conversation, not running and hiding from the reality and pain of mental illness in our communities and be the healing salve of Jesus’ presence?
June 26 “The Homeless” Luke 9:51-62
There are homeless people all around us, some are without a physical home and others without a spiritual home. This passage reminds us that even Jesus was homeless. Even Jesus was cast out and turned away. Whether we are welcoming those without a physical home or confronting our own need to find a spiritual home in Christ, this week we claim the reality of a new home as followers of Jesus. To claim our home in the Kingdom requires us to let go of our former home and look toward our home with God.
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