Prayer is Powerful. Jesus often went out alone to pray. In the Gospel of John, Jesus prays for his followers - those in the room and those who follow him today.
Salem Lutheran Church has an active prayer team ministry. Call the church office or the pastor to put someone on the prayer chain. Our team will be contacted by phone or email to pray specifically and confidentially for your concern.
We also pray each Sunday for those put on our prayer list.
Our Lenten Midweek services in 2015 focused on all the ways that we can add prayer into our daily life. Check out Pastor's Table Talk Lent 2015 and the resource we used for this study: Learning to Pray Again.
Financial and Food Donation, and the Mitten Tree. A special project for 2014 was to make tie blankets for Christmas Toy Project.
An ongoing project is making and filling School Bags.
Salem participated inTraining in 2013.
What's your passion? Talk to Social Ministry liaison or Pastor about ideas for outreach.
We experience God's love in relationship. We fellowship together for mutual care and conversation.
Enjoy coffee and conversation each Sunday following worship. Want to help provide the goodies? Sign up in the narthex and/or contact the Social Concerns committee.
Throughout the year, we have special events - Chili Cook Off, Pie Bake Off, Potlucks, Picnic, Ice Cream Social, etc. A great time to bring a friend.
As members of the ELCA, we believe that
How do we respond to God’s call to serve and love our neighbors? We faithfully steward the gifts God has so abundantly given to us. Although some think of stewardship as only a financial response to God’s love, stewardship encompasses so much more than money. It is about how we use all that God has entrusted to our care — our time, our talents and our treasures — to love God and our neighbors, both inside and outside of the church walls and our homes.
Find out more about the ELCA resources for stewardship HERE.
For Lutherans, worship stands at the center of our life of faith. Through God’s word, water, bread and prayer we are nurtured in faith and sent out into the world.
Connected with and central to everything we do, worship unites us in celebration, engages us in thoughtful dialogue and helps us grow in faith. It grounds us in our Christian and Lutheran roots, while demonstrating practical relevance for today’s world.
Central to our worship life is the presence of God through word and sacrament. The word proclaimed and the sacraments —both Holy Baptism and Holy Communion — are called the means of grace. We believe that Jesus Christ is present in these means through the power of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we describe worship as a “gathering around the means of grace.”
There is also a basic pattern for worship among Lutherans. We gather. We encounter God’s word. We share a meal at the Lord’s table. And we are sent into the world. But we do not think about worship so much in terms of what we do. Worship is fundamentally about what God is doing and our response to God’s action. Worship is an encounter with God, who saves us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
(From the website of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). See more HERE)