November 17, 2018

By: Susie Bohm

RENEWING GOD’S HOUSE THROUGH LEARNING AND GROWING:  Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.  

As I thought about this verse, I thought of my mother who had taught Sunday School to third graders for 35 years.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bartonville.


Her devotion to teaching children was an inspiration to others.  She felt that teaching children was the foundation they needed to be faithful and devoted members of a congregation.  


In her later years, she liked being in the nursery and caring for very young children and infants.  Her love for children and for God’s word sustained her to end of her life.


She loved to greet people with the words, “Well God Love ya.”  She believed that God had loved her and that love needed to be shared with others.  Her faith guided her throughout her life and inspired her family and friends to follow.  

Dear Lord, Thank you for those you sent to inspire and teach us your love.  May we grow and continue to inspire others in their faith.

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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.

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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