Salem Lutheran Church

1700 W. War Memorial Drive, Peoria, IL.

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


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Play Sermon Jul 19, 2015 - Pastor Elise Rothfusz
Play Sermon Jul 12, 2015 - Pastor Elise Rothfusz
Play Sermon Jul 05, 2015 - Pastor Dick Hanson
Play Sermon Jun 21, 2015 - Pastor Elise Rothfusz

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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

VBS - Aug 3-7

Our theme for VBS is Live Generously - We are Called to Care; The Gospel According to Dr. Suess. VBS runs from Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7 from 9:00am-noon.

Salem Church Women summer Bible study - August 12

SCW are invited to the conclusion of "No Catchy Slogans" summer Bible study at 9:30am on August 12. Copies of the study are available in Gather magazine.

Do What Matters: Faith Formation for a New Age - Aug 14 & 15

Salem is hosting a new two-day training experience for church leaders entitled "Do What Matters: Faith Formation for a New Age."  It will be on Friday, August 14 from 1:00-8:00pm and Saturday, August 15 from 9:00am-3:30pm. This event will address the questions: How are faithful Christians formed today? What sustains them through a lifetime? How can congregations make a real difference?

The cost is $50/person which includes two meals. The discount rate is $40/person for congregations who bring groups of three or more people. Click here for more information and registration.

Bulletin cover art

Are you an artist? A budding artist? An as yet unknown artist? Then you are invited to contribute a drawing to be featured on our worship bulletin some time during the summer. Pick up an information sheet at the Welcome Center. Then turn in your artwork to a pastor on Sunday morning.

Pastor Richard Wehrs coming to Salem!

Please welcome Pastor Richard Wehrs who is Salem's new senior pastor! He officially begins July 20 and will be installed at a 10:00am service on Sunday, July 26 with a potluck following. (There will be no 8:00am service that morning.)

We give thanks for the ministry of outgoing interim pastor, Dick Hanson, who touched many here at Salem.

Salem Family Picnic - Sept 12

Our annual picnic will take place from 11:00am-4:00pm on September 12 in Sommer Park.

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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