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January 2017 Newsletter

FROM PASTOR MEYER’S DESK: It was a brutal battle – one that could very easily have gone either way.  The participants were well-equipped and well-prepared to engage the enemy.  Spears and arrows were sharpened; cannons were loaded; the troops were summoned and assembled for what may go down in history as “The Battle of the…

DECEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

FROM PASTOR MEYER’S DESK: As I sit down to write this opening article for this last newsletter of 2016, it is the morning of November 3.  I would normally wait another week or so to do it, but something happened last night that is worthy of my time to write it now.  Amid all the…

November 2016 Newsletter

FROM PASTOR MEYER’S DESK: For the past 24 years I have had the privilege of serving as the pastor of Salem Lutheran Church.  For each one of those years you have observed Pastor Appreciation Month.  In fact, I believe you were one of the first congregations in our community to do that for their pastor. …

October 2016 Newsletter

FROM PASTOR MEYER’S DESK: Life is full of milestones, isn’t it?  And I would say that a majority of those milestones occur during the first 18 years.  We’re getting close to one of those milestones with our grandson Ryder who can crawl like a little army tank, but who is also real close to taking…

SEPTEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

FROM PASTOR MEYER’S DESK: Back on July 24 Pastor Perry preached a sermon here that dealt with the subject of prayer.  Earlier that week he had asked me for some specific answers to prayer that different people in our church had received recently, so I shared a couple of them with him.  But the day…

July and August 2016 Newsletter

FROM PASTOR MEYER’S DESK: It’s a story that most of us learned when we were just young children. And because that story was found in the Bible and because we had the faith of a little child, we never doubted it. We believed it and accepted it as one of the most important events the…

June 2016 Newsletter

FROM PASTOR MEYER’S DESK: So what are you afraid of? I’ve been asking that question of people lately, even some of my fellow pastors in the Salem Ministerial Alliance, and I’ve been hearing some of the usual and some not-so-usual answers. Snakes seem to be at the top of the list. As many of you…

May 2016 Newsletter

FROM PASTOR MEYER’S DESK: Have you ever heard someone say, “They just don’t make things like they used to”?  Perhaps you’ve said that yourself.  I know I have, especially recently.  Let me explain.  A couple months ago our 5 or 6 year old refrigerator began to beep.  The beeping sound was caused by a built-in…

April 2016 Newsletter

FROM PASTOR MEYER’S DESK: I would imagine most of you have heard of Murphy’s Law. And if you haven’t, I’ll bet you’ve experienced it a time or two.  Basically, Murphy’s Law states: “What can go wrong, will go wrong.”  If you’ve ever had a day where Murphy’s Law is in effect, you have quite possibly…

March 2016 Newsletter

FROM PASTOR MEYER’S DESK: If my mom could see me now, she would be nothing short of amazed.  Why, you might ask?  Because the child she gave birth to on August 11, 1955 (yours truly) is not the same person he was when he was growing up.  Let me explain. For as far back as…