Birthdays this week: Ryan Shelton, Matt King, Matthew Carpenter, Jill Utz, Macy Myers, Tina Rivers, Danielle Ulrich, Debbie Schmidt, Amanda Beneke, David Ehler, Becky (Unger) Singer, Kylie Rice, Roger Voge, Emily Meyers
Anniversaries this week: Forest and Sue Rivers “56”, Jeff and Katy Mohr Sebald
WA Community Picnic
Annual West Alexandria Business Community and School Partnership Picnic will be Thursday, Aug. 13 from 4-8 p.m. in the Twin Valley South Commons. There are door prizes, informational booths for various organizations, burgers for a buck and dogs for a dollar! Prizes will be given out throughout the evening. See your classroom lists and meet some of your teachers, the football team, cheerleaders, and hear the TVS HS Marching Band perform. If you haven’t received your Community Band Calendar, see Kathy Landwehr or call her at 937-839-4325.
The next Steak Fry will be Aug. 15, from 5-7 p.m.
Rock the Jukebox is back on Friday, Aug. 28, from 8-11 p.m.
Our up-coming SAL Golf Tournament is Sunday, Sept.13, with a tee off at 8 a.m. Sign up in the Canteen.
Enjoy Old-time Country and Western music every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. with the Senior Fun Bunch. This includes coffee and snacks with no cover charge and is open to the public. Call the Canteen at 839-4825 or watch Facebook for any updates.
BBQ Chicken and Pork Chops
Once again, the West Alexandria Celebration Committee is offering half-chicken dinners for $7 or 3/4 lb. pork chop dinner for $8, including your choice of green/baked beans with a roll and apple sauce, prepared by Hog Wild Smokehouse Ribs. Pick up dinners on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 11a.m. – 1 p.m. next to the Subway on Ohio 503 N. Order dinners by Sept. 9 to ensure availability. Orders can be mailed to WACC c/o Michelle Laughlin, 41 W. Second St. W. Alexandria, OH 45381 or drop off orders at The Pin Up Shoppe at 50 W. Second St. Orders can also be phoned-in to Carol Lunsford at 839-4085.
Items needed are tuna, egg noodles, pork & beans, ramen noodles, peas, pancake mix, shampoo and toothpaste. We are now receiving fresh garden produce and school supplies. The The Foodbank is open from 10a.m. to 12p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and is located at St. John Church, 20 E. South Street. Contact the Foodbank at 839-1615 for additional information. Non-perishable donations can also be dropped off at Salem and St. John Lutheran Churches on the first Sunday of each month.
St. John Church
There will be a Free Community Dinner Thursday, Sept. 24, from 4-6p.m. There will also be a program with the meal that is sponsored by the Church Growth and Mission Committee and funded by the Hazel Scott Fund.
We have scheduled a trip to La Comedia on Thursday, Oct. 1 for The Church Basement Ladies in “The Last Potluck Supper”. To reserve your tickets, contact Denise Smith at 533-8006. St. John is located at 20 E. South Street.
Salem Lutheran Church
Salem Lutheran Youth Organization is helping families in Dayton Children’s NICU. Sponsor a thermal tote (or two) and let us stuff them full of goodies and an icepack (for mother’s pumping milk to take to their little ones). The youth group will fill the totes full at their September lock-in as part of a combined service project. If you would like to donate a thermal, you can send money via PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org using the friends/family option), cash, check, or visit this link and add your thermals to your cart. (the thermals are Pampered Chef) https://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/lindsaywatson/guest-landing/8923235433627 All orders must be in by August 30th. Help us show these families that people care, hope, and pray for them and their little bundles of joy! If you would like to include a personal note, please message it to me and I will be sure to add it to a thermal!
The LYO is selling shirts to raise funds for service projects. Shirt front references Matthew 5:13-16, and the back has Salem Lutheran Church, and must be ordered by Aug. 21. Payment varies by style, and is due at the time of order. Orders can be made, starting Aug. 1, in the church library after worship. There are four styles available: unisex t-shirt, ladies cut, long sleeve, sweatshirts and youth sizes. LYO Youth Director, Lindsay Watson can be contacted by calling 733-6560, email, email@example.com or visit the website on Facebook: Salem Lutheran Church Youth Group News and Events.
Social Outings of Salem
Sign up now for a trip to La Comedia for Church Basement Ladies 5, held on Sept. 13. The S.O.S. group has reservations for 25 and they will fill up fast. A sign-up sheet and additional information can be found on the hallway bulletin board. To schedule your reservation, contact Diana Wall at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 839-5326.
Salem’s Big Celebration Weekend is Aug. 22-23!
The weekend begins with Salem’s Annual Ice Cream Social Saturday, Aug. 22 from 4-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Drive-through service is available through the West side entrance. Featured, are eight flavors of home-made ice cream and delicious home-made chicken and noodles, turkey, BBQ, hot dogs and chili dogs, baked beans, potato salad and homemade cakes and pies served with coffee and punch.
Salem’s Annual Rally Day will take place Sunday, August 23, starting with Breakfast at 8:30, advancement to Sunday School class at 9a.m., and a Balloon Launch at 9:40. All school-aged children will celebrate their new, Fall classroom advancement with a celebration.
Salem’s Annual Church Picnic will take place after worship on Sunday, Aug. 23. Join us in fellowship for hamburgers, hotdogs and chili dogs, assorted sides, desserts and games for the whole family. Salem is located at 70 E. Main Street. Contact the church by calling 937-839-4210 or by email at: email@example.com.
The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will meet Saturday, Aug. 15 at 7:30.
200 Year Church Directory
Attention Salem members! We are currently scheduling appointments for our new church directory, to be completed for our 200 year Anniversary! Universal Church Directories will be set up to photograph your family in the Fellowship Hall September 24, 25, and 26 by appointment. Each family will receive a free 8×10 photo and a free 200 Anniversary Church Directory. To reserve the time that works best for your family, call 1-888-742-5823 or go online at: http://www.ucdir.com and use the church code (OH1696) and password (Salem).
Reach Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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