Salem Lutheran Church

1700 W. War Memorial Drive, Peoria, IL.

Join Us! Sunday Services 8:00am and 10:45am
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Breaking Bread
Apr 30
Breaking Bread
May 06
Council Meeting
May 07
Breaking Bread


Sermon Audio

Play Sermon Apr 13, 2014 - Pastor David Hofer
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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

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday - April 13

Worship at 8:00 and 10:45 a.m.  With palms waving, we shout "Hosanna!" to the King and yet move to the Passion of Jesus preparing to face the cross. 

Maundy Thursday - April 17

We affirm the Passover becoming our Lord's Supper and prepare with Christ to face the cross. Worship at 11:00 a.m. followed by the Maundy Thursday Luncheon at noon.  Worship at 7:00 p.m. with First Communion for our young people.

Good Friday - April 18

The Way of the Cross presentation at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch and an Easter egg hunt. Worship at 7:00 p.m. is a powerful Tenebrae (service of darkness). Our Prayer Vigil begins after the service.

Easter Sunday April 20

The shroud is pulled from the cross, dawn breaks and the celebration begins as we worship the Risen Christ at 6:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Easter Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m in the Social Hall.

Pastoral Position Announcement

Salem is seeking a dynamic senior pastor to provide vibrant and meaningful worship to a 130 year old geographically diverse congregation with a mission to grow people in Christ.  Attributes of the congregation include financial stability, blessed musical talent and an active, committed, self-guided "core" group of lay members.  Peoria lies mid-way between Chicago and St. Louis and is the world headquarters location of Caterpillar, Inc.  This 2013 All-American City offers many amenities including affordable housing, outstanding medical facilities, a variety of cultural activities, professional sports teams, recreation (parks, zoo, musems), higher education opportunities and an international airport.  Interested individuals can seek further information by contacting Leo Vandervlugt, Chair of the Call Committee at and Rev. Ron Moorman, Assistant to the Bishop, Central-Southern Illinois Synod at


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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