Holy Trinity & Salem Lutheran
We are two congregations joined together as one pastoral charge. As members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we share a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person — questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.
The Capital City Ringers, under the direction of Jane C. Wright, will be in concert at Holy TrinityLutheran Church, 514 3rd Ave, Bethlehem, PA at 7:00pm. CCR’s 30th Anniversary Spring 2014 scripted program is entitled, “An American Montage,” a composite picture of America, featuring places, scenes, and dance tunes that reflect America’s history and majesty. Selections such as Out West, In The Mood, Scenes of Lake Superior, and Salute to our Military, are all part of the excitement that celebrates CCR’s 30 years of promoting excellence in handbell ringing. In addition to more than 150 Malmark handbells and handchimes, CCR’s family-oriented concert includes a variety of percussion and other instruments. Come and experience the music of CCR! A free will offering will be taken. Visit www.capitalcityringers.com for more details or call 610.865.2684.
Parking for Worship – March 9 thru July 13 … is available on the Salem parking lot, on Dr. Joseph Viechnicki’s parking lot (corner of Walnut & Pine Streets), or on the street where available.
SALEM CHRISTIAN EDUCATION BUILDING FOR SALE
The Salem Christian Education building located at 134-E-Broad-Street has been listed for sale with Prudential Realtors. The listing price is $699,999.00.
Like anything of this magnitude, it has many thoughts and emotions attached with it. Certainly it hasn’t been an easy decision.
Generations of our Salem family have participated in and enjoyed the use of the building. Over the years, though, it has become more expensive to maintain. The rent we received from Headstart and the Square Dancers wasn’t enough to offset the maintenance expenses.
Although a decline in Sunday School attendance over the years was a factor in listing the building, we will have Sunday School here at Salem. Anticipating the sale of the building, we continue to work with the Sunday School team here at Salem. Our thoughts at this time are to make accommodations in the Fellowship Room of the main sanctuary.
Other modifications will need to be made to accommodate some of the material that was in the office and for those that count the Sunday offerings.
The final sale of the building will require the approval of the congregation at a special Salem congregational meeting.