As we distance ourselves physically,

know we are together spiritually!

Dear Members of First Presbyterian Church, Salem, Ohio,

I am retiring from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) at the end of this year due to health reasons. My current health status regarding my diabetes requires me to take time away from ministry and tend to my well-being. I informed the Session of my decision and they accepted it with regrets. Session agreed that I will work through December 31, 2020.

My time at FPC Salem has been a blessing for which I am truly grateful. I thank everyone, especially the Session, for all their good work this year while the church has been in transition and in dealing with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. I pray for the completion of the Pastor Search process and for the future success of the church.


God’s blessings to everyone at First Presbyterian Church of Salem. Sincerely,

Rev. Paul K. Phillips Interim Pastor


Note: Live viewing will only be available through FaceBook.

December 27 

1st Sunday

of Christmas 


Psalm 148 

Luke 2:22-40 


“Presented to the Lord!” 


Brad Stephens 

January 3, 2021 

2nd Sunday

of Christmas 


Isaiah 60:1-6 

Ephesians 3:1-12 

Matthew 2:1-12 


“Seeing—and Sharing

— the Light” 

Rev. David Houdeschell 

December 24 

Christmas Eve 

7:30 and 10:00 p.m. 


Isaiah 9:2-7 

Luke 2:1-20 


“A Country Road Well-Lit” 


Lynn Zocolo (7:30) 

Lynne Peterson (10) 




Saturday, April 24 @9:00 a.m.

Outside Work Days will be held
on the following Saturdays:
April 24, May 1, and May 8 at 9:00 a.m.
We will be pulling weeds, spreading mulch,
and making the church grounds look great!
If you have, please bring rakes, shovels,
and wheelbarrows.
~ Weather Permitting ~



Saturday, May 1

9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Place items in designated area in Fellowship Hall. Please, no clothing

and no electronics.

LOGOS Youth Fundraiser

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ZOOM Prayer Meeting

FPC Salem is continuing our Zoom prayer meetings. They will take place every Wed. at 7:00 p.m.

RUN-WALK Devotional 

Enjoy an exciting new way to add a bit of exercise and devotion together! Join together on Sunday's @ 8:30 am in the church parking lot as we walk and look for new ways God may reveal himself around us.

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Until further notice, FPC Salem’s church building is closed. The Governor and the State Health Department issued a health order that all Ohioans stay home, unless you work in an essential business. Unfortunately, the church is not considered essential although we know better. This is another precaution against the spread of the coronavirus and was made effective at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 23rd.