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Single indoor service at 9am on Sundays
• Masks are required at all times and social distancing will be followed.
• Following the Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines.
• Entry and exit will be through the North (2nd floor) main doors only.   
• Participants are asked to line up outside and ushers will escort you to your seat following pre-defined paths to allow for social distancing and minimize crossing of paths.
Advance registration is required. Registration will close on Fridays at 10am. Please watch your email for a special Bugle Blast, or registration information or register using the link. If you prefer to call and have help registering, please contact Leah Grebner at 309-688-9212 (Salem church office).   
We will also continue to offer the online service for those who are high risk and/or those who are not yet comfortable to gather in person. Each person must make their decision what is right for them.
Thank you for your support as we make our way together through these challenging times and look out for one another.

In-Sanctuary Worship Guidelines

Please take a moment before attending indoor worship services to review the In-Sanctuary Worship Guidelines.

Thank you for your support, understanding and cooperation with state and local leaders who are urging cooperation to help limit the spread of the expanding COVID-19 pandemic. Online resources remain as an effort to continue to gather for worship and prayer. Pastor Craig conducts Services of Prayer and Reflection that will be found on  YouTube and Facebook.


Go live starting at 5pm on Saturday, April 10. Online worship service will be available at that time.  Communion will also be available on Sunday, April 11 from 10am-10:45am for those that wish to partake.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Easter season is a week of weeks, seven Sundays when we play in the mystery of Christ’s presence, mostly through the glorious Gospel of John. Today we gather with the disciples on the first Easter, and Jesus breathes the Spirit on us. With Thomas we ask for a sign, and Jesus offers us his wounded self in the broken bread. From frightened individuals, we are transformed into a community of open doors, peace, forgiveness, and material sharing such that no one among us is in need.

Holden Evening Prayer - Marty Haugen

Written in 1985-86 by Marty Haugen during a musical residency at Holden Village in the North Cascade mountains of Washington state. Holden Evening Prayer is a simple Lutheran vespers service that follows traditional form while using contemporary and inclusive language.


Together, we seek to support and draw strength from one another, reaffirming our values as people who have been called, equipped, and sent, and supporting each other’s work in stewardship and justice for all people.


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In response to the recent Health Advisory issued by Peoria City/County Health Department describing rising levels of COVID cases and concerns, the planned outdoor worship service has been cancelled. Worship will still take place live at 6pm, but with worship leadership only. It will be recorded and available for viewing by 8am on Sunday, July 26.
This decision is not taken lightly but very seriously as we strive to follow health officials recommendations and cautions. We do this because we love one another and want what’s best for one another. In this time of pandemic, that means refraining from indoor as well as outdoor gatherings of larger sized groups.

The drive by farewell for Kristen will still take place on Sunday beginning at 10:30am as we will remain in our cars. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Pastor Craig
Craig Swenson, Senior Pastor