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
Worship with our 6th graders - April 19
Our 6th graders will participate in worship with readings and special music. They have been learning about Lutheran worship and will receive study Bibles. Way to go, Salem 6th graders!
Good Shepherd Sunday - April 26
On this Sunday, many ELCA churches in the state of Illinois will celebrate their shared social ministry with Lutheran Social Services.
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.
Salem Church Women luncheon - May 3
Men and women are welcome to the annual SCW spring luncheon on May 3. The baked potato and salad bar will be served after the 11:00am service (approximately 12:15). Et. Cetera will be the entertainment.
Pink Flower Planting Party - May 6
Hey gardeners! Pass down your skills to a younger generation! Salem will plant pink flowers in beds and pots to beautify our church and show support for breast cancer awareness. The party will be between 3:00 and 6:00pm on Wednesday, May 6 at Salem's grounds.
Pray for the Cure - May 7
The 12th annual Prayer for the Cure will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 7 in the Salem Sanctuary. This is an ecumenical prayer service to enhance the breast cancer survivor's spiritual well being in healing and recovery. Music by Women of Vision and Southside Mission Youth Motion Praise Dance Ministry.
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.