in the presence of Christ

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.

Faith Active Through Love


People to People Ministries

Financial and Food Donation, and the Mitten Tree. A special project for 2014 was to make tie blankets for Christmas Toy Project.


Lutheran World Relief.

An ongoing project is making and filling School Bags.


Lutheran Disaster Response

Salem participated inTraining in 2013.

  • We supply volunteer bell ringers for the Salvation Army
  • We help Habitat for Humanity

What's your passion? Talk to Social Ministry liaison or Pastor about ideas for outreach.

In the body of Christ

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.

Blessed to be a Blessing

As members of the ELCA, we believe that

We are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

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.

in the Household of Grace

Wor­ship is the found­a­tion of faith for everything we do.

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)

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