Renewing God's House Together Updates

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. -Ephesians 3:20-21

A special thanks to those who have completed their 3-year pledges, to those who have given above their 3-year pledges, and a special thanks for those who did not pledge but have contributed to the campaign. Please know that any gift is welcomed and helps with the amount of funds that will be borrowed to complete the project.
Total cash receipts and other gifts as of May 11, 2020 are $1,607,580.
Please continue to pray for Salem and our future as we work our way through this process. A special thanks for all those who have taken an active role to see this to completion. Together we are a community of faith striving to make a real difference in people’s lives. Your support and generosity ensures that worship blesses those who gather and that learning and growth happens for people of all ages. Reaching out in compassion and service to others is a tangible expression of God’s love to our neighbors. Thank you for your consideration in support of this effort!$

Take a tour with Council president Dave Rees, and see Salem's renewal progress.

Project Photographs for Renewing God's House Together at Salem Lutheran Church

Renewing God's House Together Project Update

Completed/In Progress:
• Handicap ramp at main entrance in front of building.
• New Canopy and Main Entrance at Lower Level is Completed
• Exterior updated and HVAC updated
• New Office Wing is Open (although limited hours.)
• Pre-School and Nursery renovations complete
• Kitchen updates

• Fellowship Hall under renovation
• Sanctuary is closed off for Renovations.
• Second Floor Classrooms on North end of building are closed off for Renovations.

*Exterior Updates and HVAC Updates will be made during all three phases.
As construction progresses please continue to follow communication through Salem’s website for continued updates.
Growing People in Christ to Love and Serve through:
  • Dynamic and meaningful worship and prayer as the vital core fostering our sense of belonging
  • Supportive relationships that meet the personal needs of individuals and families at all stages of life
  • Sharing the Gospel with the community and world through both word and deed
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To be a vibrant welcoming Lutheran community that, through the grace of Jesus Christ, is connected within by love and reaching out in hope to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with one another, the community and the world.
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  • To give a legacy gift
  • To express your love for God
  • To remember someone important to you
  • To be generous with others as God has been generous with you
  • To express your understanding that God is at the heart of all you’ve been entrusted with
  • To bolster and strengthen Salem Church
  • To help position Salem for a new chapter of ministry
  • To leave a legacy!
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About us

Salem Lutheran Church affiliated with the E.L.C.A. Salem is a vibrant welcoming Lutheran community that, through the grace of Jesus Christ, is connected within by love and reaching out in hope to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with one another, the community and the world.

Contact Us

  • 309.688.9212
  • 1700 W. War Memorial Dr, Peoria, IL 61614

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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