To celebrate God’s love for you, Shalom is setting up a photo booth on Sunday, February10th and February 17th. You can take photos to keep, to share, to cherish. As always, we welcome you to our 9am worship where we reach out our hands in dependence on Jesus’ holy meal.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV) 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Guest Pastor, Wayne Gallipo inspired people to ask about worshiping at St. Dysmas inside the penitentiary in Sioux Falls. Shalom is answering this calling - this nudging of the Holy Spirit - and we'll carpool in the bus on Thursday, April 11th. Pick up a packet of information in the church office (or we'll mail one to you). Return paperwork by Sunday, March 24th so we can send together. I look forward to the visit with you! ~Pastor Trisha.
February 24th, 2019 following Worship in the Fireside room
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
"In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism--but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive. One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her. A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions"-
The Shalom Church Council meets the second Tuesday of every month. Individual Ministry Teams meet at your agreed-upon times; council representatives will meet for one hour, beginning at 7 pm.
An 'Altar Guild' has been formed and is seeking additional volunteers. Duties will include preparing the worship space, decorating the gathering space and sanctuary. Also included, will be cleaning and maintaining the candle holders and all things brass. Click on: ALTAR GUILD ROCKS! to sign up.
Joy Circle meets every third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall
If you are interested in local community events, check out the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce web page!
Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the first Tuesday every month at 7 p.m. in the Fireside Room
Mr. Doug Blomker is teaching martial arts at Shalom on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. If you would like to join one of his classes, call him at 605-940-9480.
Be sure to mark your calendar for the WELCA Spring Gathering in Sioux Falls! Pastor Trisha will drive the bus for easy transportation. More details to come.