Special Services

ANNUAL WORSHIP IN THE WOODS

Once a year, we celebrate as one church on a Sunday in July (next year’s date to be determined). Normally we have our three services offered on Sunday. This in our annual outdoor worship time when we all come together at one time, at one place and be one church. Worship in the Woods is a great opportunity to bring someone to church with you!

After worship in the woods , we will have our annual church picnic. It all takes place at Albrights Woods on Grove Street in Orwigsburg.

Our church picnic is pot-luck style in which everyone can volunteer to bring a dish! We will provide the drinks. Sign ups for main dish-es, side dishes and desserts will be needed. You may want to bring a table covering or a lawn chair. We look forward to worshiping with you at (Albright’s Woods Park, located off of Grove Street, Orwigsburg, PA). We hope to see you there!

Take a Look at some pictures of previous year’s Worship In the Woods. For questions or more information you may contact the Church Office by emailing [email protected] Or sign-up for our monthly newsletter to get instantly notified about our upcoming events and activities! Sign up Here!

EASTER SUNDAY SPECIAL SERVICES

CHILDREN’S EASTER EGG HUNT
We offer an Annual Easter Egg Hunt for kids up to age 10 years. Bring your own basket! Treats, Crafts, Pictures with the Easter Bunny and an Easter Goodie-Bag for all that attend. 


MAUNDY THURSDAY COMMUNION
You are invited to worship with us on Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, for worship and communion. We will share in the sacrament of Holy Communion and Pastor Warner will share a message reminding us of the power of God’s grace even during the darkest time of Jesus’ life.


AT THE CROSS & SUNRISE SERVICE & EASTER BREAKFAST
Easter At the Cross and Sunrise Worship on Easter Sunday. Make your first stop on Easter morning at the Cross outside the church. Place a flower on the Cross. Then join us for Sunrise Worship at 6:30 AM in the church. An Easter Breakfast takes place right after Sunrise Worship at 7:30 AM. All are welcome! We will also offer our 8:45 AM and 10:45 AM Services on Easter Sunday. He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

NOVEMBER SPECIAL WORSHIP TIMES

November brings some special worship times. This year (2019), November 3rd is All Saints Sunday where we remember those who have passed away in the last year. November 24th is Thank  Offering Sunday where we support our Food Pantry in town with gifts and food.  We will need worship participants to serve at these special worship times. We appreciate all of our volunteers here at Salem! Please consider volunteering and serving on one or more Sundays.

THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP SERVICE

Every year we come together as a whole community to celebrate Thanksgiving. This year’s Community Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 at 7:00 pm. We invite you all to come and join us for this special community worship service. All are welcome! Bring a friend or family member with you to rejoice and give thanks. Take this day to come together as a community and share in all that we are thankful for as we worship. The Church and Church Office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day as we take time to celebrate with our loved ones.

CHRISTMAS IS AROUND THE CORNER!

Tis the season to worship! We offer three unique worship services on Christmas Eve that you can read more about below. We also will have many holiday, fun and festive activities available! We offer poinsettias that can be ordered for you for Christmas Eve from Blue Mountain Farms. We host Annual Advent Workshops  with supper and continues with “make and take” crafts. We will also have so much musical spirit! You don’t want to miss The God Squad holiday handbell performance, Music Sunday, or Christmas Caroling to Shut Ins. What better way to share the love and light of Christ than to sing songs during this Christmas season. Sign up Here for our monthly newsletter so you can stay informed with our holiday events! Send us an email and let us know you’d like to sign up!

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE LIGHT WORSHIP

We will offer three unique worship times on Christmas Eve. The three special worship times are as follows:

  • 4:00 PM Christmas Eve – Early Worship

  • 7:00 PM Christmas Eve – Contemporary Worship

  • 9:00 PM Christmas Eve – Traditional Worship

It all starts at 4:00 PM for people with young children, or for those that don’t like to be out at late at night, and those that have evening family activities. This is then followed by 7:00 PM worship, where our Praise Band will lead in worship. Followed by our 9:00 PM traditional worship time. All three worship times end with a candle lighting which represents the Light of Christ coming into our dark world. Everyone is invited to worship here at Salem, a place where are hearts are open to all people. Worship with us!

Accessibility. If you need help getting into Church, we have greeters at the entrance doors who are equipped to help you.  We have a wheelchair ramp and chair lift on site, if that would make it easier for you to come to church (just drive to the entrance and ask for assistance). Our building was designed for accessibility and the sanctuary can easily accommodate your own wheelchair, walker or other assistive device.