Salem Lutheran Church

1700 W. War Memorial Drive, Peoria, IL.

Join Us! Sunday Services 8:00am and 10:45am
Aug 05
Council Meeting
Aug 19
Staff Meeting
Sep 02
Council Meeting
Sep 06
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Church Picnic


Sermon Audio

Play Sermon Jul 20, 2014 - Pastor David Hofer
Play Sermon Jul 06, 2014 - Pastor David Hofer
Play Sermon Jun 29, 2014 - Pastor Elise Rothfusz
Play Sermon Jun 22, 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

Vacation Bible School 2014

Join us for Vacation Bible School 2014 coming the week of July 28 through August 1. VBS is for children ages 3 through 6th grade. This year's theme is Workshop of Wonders.

Come join us each day beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at noon, right here at Salem Lutheran Church. To sign up for this exciting adventure, just print out the VBS Registration Form and send it to the church office.

Vacation Bible School is for children ages 4 through 6th grade.

Volunteers are vital to the program! Please consider serving for all or just part of the week. Print off the Volunteer Form and return it to the church office.

For more information about VBS at Salem, contact Jill Goldhammer at (309) 688-9212.

VBS Registration Form

VBS Volunteer Form

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. Ken Sandlin, Assistant to the Bishop, Central-Southern Illinois Synod at

Music Position Openings

Salem is currently seeking a part-time choir director.  For more information, click the link below.

Choir Director

Church Picnic

The annual church picnic sponsored by the Salem Churchmen will be Saturday, September 6, at 11:00 a.m. at Sommer Park in Peoria. We will have a short worship service at 11:30 a.m. followed by a catered lunch. If you would like to bring a dessert, please do so in a disposable dish. From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. there will be lots of fun activities for children and adults including Barnyard Discoveries, face painting by the Zoo Lady, Fun on the Run attractions, BINGO, water balloon throwing contests, etc. There is no cost to attend the picnic, but free will donations will be accepted.

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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