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 May 17, 2015 - Pastor Elise Rothfusz
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Play Sermon May 03, 2015 - Pastor Dick Hanson
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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

Salem Spring Formal - May 30

In the mood for a romantic dinner? Or, would you like to enjoy a meal with good friends? Then make your reservation for Salem's Spring Formal to take place on the Saturday evening of May 30. Choose from three times and three entrees. A $20 donation is requested and will go toward our high school student trip to the ELCA National Youth Gathering. Find out more by calling the church office.

2015 Pedal for a Purpose

This year, participating cyclists will ride for 260 miles to raise funds for a 5-year commitment of our Synod to assist comapnion synods of the Malagasy Lutheran Church in the training of lay catechists and pastors. Those interested in learning more can log onto the Synod website.

Midway into their ride, we are invited to join them for a meal and presentation followed by an informal worship service! The potluck will be at 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 2 at Advent Family Life Center (1211 S. Main St. in Morton). A main dish, drinks and table service will be provided; participants are asked to bring a salad, side dish or dessert.

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.

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.

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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