Salem Lutheran Church

1700 W. War Memorial Drive, Peoria, IL.

Join Us! Sunday Services 8:00am and 10:45am


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Welcome to Salem

We are the Salem family, growing people in Christ! It is our desire to follow our Lord more fully each day and offer others help in their faith journey as we grow together. Salem is a congregation where all ages have place and purpose. Our worship is "child friendly" with a Children's message each week. We hope you will take the time to look through our web site and visit us for Sunday worship. It is very important that everyone feel a sense of belonging, and we hope Salem may be that place for you.

News and Announcements


Your Brain, Our Faith: Guest presenter, Dr. Steven Hamon from the Antioch Group, will offer a 4-part series on how faith, prayer and meditation affect our brains. Class is taking place through March 29 on Sundays at 9:30am.

Preschool enrollment

Do you have children who turn 3 or 4 by September 1? If so, you may enroll them in Salem's preschool which provides a loving and Christian-based atmosphere for your children to learn and grow. Contact Pam at the church to enroll and learn more.

Maundy Thursday luncheon - April 2

Following our 11:00am Maundy Thursday service, a delicious meal will be served. Cost is $6/person.

Family Easter Breakfast - April 5

Salem Churchmen and Kappa Chi high school students invite you to a meal of pancakes, eggs, meats, fruit, coffee cake and beverages from 7:30am-9:00am on Easter morning. Tickets available from office.

Lent/Easter schedule

February 25-Mar 25 on Wednesdays: Lenten services at 11:00am (followed by lunch) & 7:00pm (following a 6:00pm soup supper)

March 29: Palm Sunday; services at 8:00 & 10:45am

April 2: Maundy Thursday; services at 11:00am (and lunch) & 7:00pm

April 3: Good Friday; 10:30am children's service & 7:00pm Tenebrae

April 5: Easter Sunday; services at 6:30, 9:00 & 11:00am

Cans, cans and more cans!

Salem is collecting cans and non-perishable food items for the "Miracle of Miracles, Jesus is the Bread of Life" mission during Lent. The items will go to local food pantries and banks. Can count as of March 25: 2,736

Faith and Science Retreat - May 2

Youth of the Northern Conference in 8th-12th grades are invited to attend the Faith and Science Retreat from 9:00am-3:30pm on Saturday, May 2. Those who would like may also register for the Friday evening movie, "Contact," and overnight beginning at 9:00pm on May 1. Please register here.

Summer worker applications

Applications are being accepted for one or two positions during the summer for students who have completed at least one year of college and are members of Salem. Primary responsibilities are office coverage, membership coordinator duties and more. Interested students can find applications in the office. Questions can be directed to Jill Goldhammer or Brenda Newcomb.

Part-time position

Salem is looking for a part-time director for the Sonshine Singers vocal choir, which is made up of K-5 children. The choir meets from 5:30-6:00pm on Wednesday evenings during the school year and sings in worship about three-four times per year. This position will be open in fall of 2015. Contact is Marcia Richardson.

Vibrant Faith @ Home

Salem subscribes to Vibrant Faith @ Home, a ministry that supports families who are intentional about their faith and religious practice as they raise the next generation of committed Christians. It seeks to equip and empower households to : TALK with each other about their faith, PRAY together in ways that are comfortable and comforting, RITUALIZE their important moments, REACH OUT in service and support of others. More than 60 faith activities are published each season -- spring, summer, fall and winter.



Salem Lutheran Church
1700 W. War Memorial Drive
Peoria, IL. 61614-6752
(309) 688-9212

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