Day 3 – Having A Blast!

The Salem Youth had another great day during SYNOD Day at the 2018 Youth Gathering in Houston. On Friday, they will all be participating in Service Day where all Gathering attendees go out into the community to show how God’s Love through their hard work.

Day 2 – We Arrived!

Houston Day 2

The Salem Youth and Adult leaders have arrived in Houston!  The total headcount for the 2018 gathering is a staggering 30,827 ELCA youth and adult leaders. “We had an AWESOME lunch today at Irma’s Southwestern Kitchen. Our hosts were Douglas Shoemaker and his son Logan. Doug is the son of Cliff Shoemaker and a former

Day 1 – On The Road

ELCA Gathering 2018

They are on their way! Houston participants appreciated the breakfast bags, sack lunches, and snack bags the Women of Salem prepared for their travel day. Photos were taken while the Houston participants were in Arkansas. Keep checking back here at the Salem website for daily updates on the trip!

DreamLeaders Initiative

Dream Leaders

On Sunday, June 3, Pastor Jeff Linman lead a “Created to Dream” Worship Experience, which was designed to engage the whole congregation in the journey and bring them on-board. Pastor Linman preached and shared a children’s message at our Sunday worship service. If you missed Sunday’s worship service take a moment to watch Sunday’s sermon.

Off To Houston!

The Salem Youth are on their way to Houston for the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering! They will be sending daily updates as well as photos from the Gathering.  Check back daily to see the latest updates from Houston.  THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!

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