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Salem, MO 65560
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Morning Messages

A Morning Message Friday, May 5, 2017

Good Morning! It is Friday and the sun is shining!  What a great day!  We got a run in this morning thanks to dry weather.  Carol and I preparing for our first Salem Garage Sale.  Everything must go, it literally must go.  We are decluttering in a big way.  I am so thankful the water is…

A Morning Message Thursday, May 4, 2017

Good Morning! Thursday has arrived and issued in “Star Wars Day”.   May the 4th be with you!  The rain continues, however the forecast indicates it ending today.  We indeed hope for some dry weather.  We had a packed house at church last night.  I am glad Jimmy let his gut be his guide in preparation, we…

A Morning Message Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Good Morning! The rain is back and we still have some leaks.  We had a roofer in yesterday and I think got most of the leaks stopped we still have one.  Yes, I called him this morning and he is on his way.  Persistence may be the only way to get ahead of this.  I am so concerned for folks…

A Morning Message Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Good Morning!  We have a little break from the rain, but it looks like rain returns tomorrow.  Additional rain of course means new flooding, so keep up the prayers.  We need for the rain to stop and get this ground dried out.  The little trees in front of the church are leaning due to the ground…

A Morning Message Monday, May 1, 2107

Good Morning!  What a weekend!  Rain and more rain, flooding, school cancelled, what a mess.  The church took on lots of water.  Not really sure the cause, I think just the volume was too much to handle.  I walked the building this morning, it is better than I had anticipated.  Ceiling tile will have to be…

A Morning Message Friday, April 28, 2017

Good Morning!  The rain continues and it will continue.  I was up at 4:30 and sprinkles, but let loose about 5:00.  No run today, hoping sometime this weekend to squeeze a run in.  We are in the transition phase at SUMC, what do we all need to know and who will do what.  Typical stuff, but still needed.  We…

A Morning Message Thursday, April 27, 2017

Good Morning!  What a stormy last couple of days.  We returned late last night to hard rain and cold weather.  Meeting with Doug Anderson and several churches from around the Ozarks was time well spent.  Our next past Barry was able to attend and along with the board some great info was digested.  Salem UMC has a bright future.  It was great to spend the…

A Morning Message Monday, April 24, 2017

Good Morning!  A chilly morning in the Ozarks!  We had a good run and ready for a new week.  We made the formal announcement of the next pastor, Barry Baugh on Sunday.  The work of transition begins to make this handoff smooth.  Please keep all in your prayers.  I have blood work this morning and will be in Springfield…

Meet the next Pastor

Barry and Tina Baugh currently serve Smith Chapel United Methodist Church outside of Marshall, Missouri. Barry has been the pastor at Smith Chapel for 10 years.   Barry will be the next pastor at Salem United Methodist Church and will deliver his first message in Salem on July 2, 2017. I welcome you to be in…

A Morning Message Thursday, April 20, 2017

Good Morning!  A beautiful day in the Ozarks!  Carol had an early meeting so we did not run this morning.  I loaded the Burb to take Mark his stuff.  Carol and I are doing a little house hunting and will deliver the things Mark could not pack home last weekend.  The kid’s stuff is all out…