Salem Evangelical Free Church
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Are you searching for meaning and purpose in life? Do joy and peace always seem to elude you? Are you restless and empty inside?
Maybe you're weighed down with burdens, guilt or sorrow. There's Good News!
Looking to connect with others?
We aren't made to do life alone. We all need at least a few people who care for us, encourage us to grow spiritually, share our joys and struggles, and
hold us accountable. We have a care group, Bible study, or Sunday School class just for you!
We'd love to have you worship with us and learn more about Salem. Feel free to look around our website and join us this Sunday.
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Welcome! Salem is a community of people whose
hearts have been captured by God's undeserved
love to us in Jesus Christ. You can find out more
about us here.
God is doing great things at Salem! Join us in
worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30. You're
always welcome at Salem!
You can use Spotify to listen to the songs we
shared in worship last week -- take Sunday's
worship into the week with you.
Join us on Sundays as
we look at the book
together. We'll see
god's amazing glory,
his lavish goodness,
and the fullness of
life he invites us to
Join us in worship on Ash Wednesday, March 5 at 7:00 PM
Ash Wednesday begins a forty-day season of spiritual
renewal and preparation that precedes Easter, called Lent.
Lent originated in the early church era as a time when new
believers studied and fasted for 40 days in preparation for
baptism at Easter, following the biblical pattern of forty days
often related to God’s purifying or judgment. After Christian
faith was legalized in the Roman Empire in A.D. 313, the 40
days of Lent became a period of preparation for Easter by all
Ash Wednesday traditionally focused on repentance and
reflection on our faith and life. The goal was to call us to
remember our mortality, our dependence on God, and our
need of God's help in disciplining ourselves to follow Jesus.
The ashes suggest God’s judgment and condemnation of
sin; our total dependence upon God; repentance and joyful
returning to God; cleansing and renewal. While we don’t use
ashes, our Wednesday night service will focus on self-
examination, corporate confession, and humility. Along with
self-denial, service, and spiritual discipline, those are the
common emphases of Lent.
All this is to remind us that it is our sin that sent Jesus to the
cross. Many people find that intentionally focusing on our
sin, weakness, and need of God’s grace makes Easter much
more joyous, and not just another Sunday.