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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, May 15. Online worship service will be available at that time.  Communion will also be available on Sunday, May 16 from 10am-10:45am for those that wish to partake.


Single indoor service at 9am on Sundays

• Please continue to adhere to cautious guidelines while in the building

• Do not congregate in the building.

• Remain in your seat and resist moving about once in the sanctuary.

• Ushers will dismiss. Please proceed to exit to allow proper distancing.  

• Maintain six foot physical distance.

• Wear face covering at all times.

• Sanitize hands when entering the building.


Please remain cautious in the community to reduce contact and thereby spreading of the virus which remains a threat. Thank you.


Registration is limited and will close on Friday, May 14 at 10am or when registration reaches the set limit (currently 70). If you prefer to call and have help registering, please contact Leah Grebner at 309-688-9212 (Salem church office)

Pentecost Celebration!

Join Sunday School families for an outdoor Pentecost Celebration from 6pm-7pm at church on Sunday, May 23.

• Registration is required. Please use the link provided to register your family. (CLICK HERE)
There will be activities to celebrate and share the story of Pentecost. We will also work on assembling Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. This event is organized to be a safe event for all. Some of the precautions being taken are:
• Masks are necessary for everyone attending.
• Seating will be by families at their own table. Tables will be set up and appropriately spaced, but PLEASE bring your own lawn chairs!
• Ushers will direct families to tables and will be dismissing by tables at the end of the event.
• All materials needed will be at your table in advance.

The Holy Spirit is alive and working in all of us! We hope to see your family as we gather (safely) to celebrate this wonderful gift!


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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