JANUARY 31, 2021 at 11AM

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have questions or need assistance for registering please contact the church office (309-688-9212 or office@salemofpeoria.com). If you want to join via the internet, you will need to download Zoom beforehand.  Please make sure you have logged off your last meeting on Zoom before trying to connect to this one. 

The Zoom access availability will begin (at 10:40am or 20 minutes prior) to avoid everyone trying to access it right at 11am and to confirm that we have a quorum of 50. You do not have to turn on your video. You can use this time to locate the chat box or polling function. Everyone will be put on mute at 11am, so the meeting can start promptly. We ask that you remain muted unless directed by Council President Dave Rees.

The 2020 Annual Report will be available online as a PDF unless otherwise requested.

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.


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, January 23. Online worship service will be available at that time.  Communion will also be available on Sunday, January 24 from 10am-10:45am for those that wish to partake.

Third Sunday after Epiphany As we continue through the time after Epiphany, stories of the call to discipleship show us the implications of our baptismal calling to show Christ to the world. Jesus begins proclaiming the good news and calling people to repentance right after John the Baptist is arrested for preaching in a similar way. Knowing that John was later executed, we see at the very outset the cost of discipleship. Still, the two sets of brothers leave everything they have known and worked for all their lives to follow Jesus and fish for people.

Safety of members and staff is of utmost importance and we will start small and proceed conservatively. Therefore, we ask your patience and understanding in advance. We will follow CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines and ELCA best practices.  Services will be different from pre-pandemic, for example no singing and no group recitation.
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, we will limit participants to 40 at this time. 
• 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 be open on Mondays at 8am and 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).   
If registration reaches it 40 participant limit, and you wish to be placed on a waitlist please click here. Waitlist registration does not guarantee a seat reservation.
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.

Faith at Home Resumes

Faith at Home Sunday School resumed on January 10. Celebrate Epiphany and listen to the stories as Jesus begins his ministry.


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