Welcome

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.

Mission Statement

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

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December 4 The Second Sunday in Advent “The Remembrance of Christmas Past: Hope from Heartbreak”

Anyone who has ever been in therapy knows that shining a light on our past requires courage … and hope, when the Ghost of Christmas Past makes a visit, Scrooge is immediately afraid of the light that emanates from it. But as he begins the terrifying journey, he sheds a tear for the disappointment of his own past and compassion slowly begins to make an appearance in his life. How will we be inspired to share hope in the midst of the world’s heartbreak? (Scripture: Isaiah 9:2, 6; Luke 2:8-14)

Baptism of Kerry Lynn Kline

 

 

December 11 The Third Sunday in Advent “The Life of Christmas Present: Look upon Me”

Ebenezer Scrooge has a prescription for humanity at the beginning of the story – the poor have only themselves to blame and would be better off dead. So when he is visited by the spirit of the present, he is admonished to “look!” He must really see the truth of the suffering world and his own hand in it. Love is the center of the message this week. What if we modeled out Advent and Christmas comings and goings as if we actually believe that God has already blessed everyone and we are called to make visible and tangible those blessings? (Scripture: Deuteronomy 15:7-11; Matthew 2:1-18)

 

December 18 The Fourth Sunday in Advent “The Hope of Christmas Future: DeathDefying Acts”

Fear of the future. We all have this to varying degrees, affecting our behavior, our relationships, our generosity and our ability to truly know the joy of life. The journey of Scrooge with the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is harrowing. He tries to hide from it, run from it – to no avail. It is only when he realizes that he has the power to change the destructive course he is on that his fear is transformed into joy. Along with Scrooge, we can defy death-like attitudes and reawaken to life. No matter how far off course we might have gone, “we haven’t missed it!” (Scripture: Revelation 1:4; Luke 4:18-19; Romans 8:4b-17

 

December 25 “Christmas Day: God Bless Us Everyone!”

Christmas Day has arrived! The Christ Child is born and we, as the Body of Christ, are reborn with him. Our very essence is peace, hope, love and joy. How will we give this out? Ebenezer Scrooge could not contain his exuberance at being given the gift of living – truly living – another day. On this day of gift-giving, how will our lives continue to be a gift and a blessing for the sake of “every one?” (Scripture: John 1:1-14)

 

CHRISTMAS EVE – DECEMBER 24

7:00 PM Our Early Service on Christmas Eve will be a family-oriented service that will include scripture, carols, candle lighting, special musical offerings and the very special Christmas book by Karen Hill entitled, “The Something Wonderful.”

11:00 PM Our Late Service on Christmas Eve will reflect the awe and wonder of the season as we hear the story of the first Christmas through scripture, song and candle lighting. We will also share in the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

2312 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603   717-397-0141   salemroh@hotmail.com 

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