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                       Worship Service 9:00 am
                       Sunday School 10:15 am 
 This coming Sunday, September 11th 2022, we will start a new series in the book of Ephesians. As we look at the first few verses, we immediately encounter the mystery of God's will. This book focuses on who we are in Christ and how to live out that identity. But it also describes a mystery that is bigger than, grander than, we could ever imagine. In the first section, we hear about God's work for us and see that the story of the gospel is bigger than we think. Many of my friends, family, and co-workers, attend via Facebook live. More people watch the Sunday messages as they are posted on our churches Facebook page. Whereas I appreciate, so much, to be able to reach out to all of you in this manor, I would also love to see those of you who can, attend our Sunday Service in person. So, I invite you to come to Salem Reformed Independent Church Sunday September 11th at 9am for our first teaching in the book of Ephesians!
Sunday May 15th we will start a series titled; "Out of the Shadows"   Over the next six weeks, we're going to take on some tough topics; fear and shame and doubt and addiction. You may find yourself in a dark place and those things cast a long shadow, but let me tell you why we're bold enough to believe that you can come out of the shadow of shame, that you can overcome addiction, that you can operate by faith, even in the face of fear, one simple reason, because the tomb is empty. Now, listen, you aren't going to solve those problems with a 30 minute message any more than a 50 minute counseling session. Okay? You're going to have to make some difficult decisions. You're going to have to take some next steps if you want to come out of those shadows. But what if we take the first step together toward mental health, towards emotional health, towards spiritual health and I think it starts at an empty tomb. The resurrection, it reframes reality of the resurrection it redefines possibility.
To introduce our series on the most famous of Jesus' sermons, I will ask a few questions. What led up to these words? What was Jesus trying to say? How should we listen to him? We are going to discover that Jesus has a radical and beautiful invitation in store for us. Could these words open the door for us to find a new way to live? 
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus shares the surprising idea that it is possible for us to live our lives on earth, but actually, be living as part of the kingdom of the heavens. Jesus shows us the path to living in his kingdom through a series of shocking statements and vivid illustrations. His words help us to complete the sentence, "Blessed Are…"
 Join Us!!  Beginning Monday, May 3rd, 7pm, as we begin a Bible Study titled; "From Garden to City!"  We will start at the beginning, Genesis, and work our way through the Bible, hitting major points, as we bring the work of God into focus. 
Ephesians tells us; "For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be Holy and blameless in His sight. In Love.  So our story begins before creation.  What does it mean for God to choose us?  Why is there evil in the world? Where did sin begin? Who was Satan and when did he fall?  What does God's process of creation tell us about Him?  Why did God choose Abraham.? Before the flood, why did it not rain upon the earth?.....And many more questions will be discussed.  
 Our church is conducting a flower bulb fund raiser. ( information below)