We thank God for the blessings that are provided, and the opportunities to share them with others. Thank you for your generosity and partnership with Salem Lutheran Church as we share ministry together.

A convenient way to contribute your annual commitment amount is through our Electronic Funds Transfer program. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that the church is receiving your contribution even if you are unable to attend. All contributions are recorded for you on your bank statement with the date of settlement. There is no cost to you for participating in the program. Just click on the button below to enroll in the program and make a donation. There is also an option for you to use a debit or credit card.

Through your contributions, we’re able to share the message of our faith to our congregation and the larger community, giving people the strength and compassion needed to make it through difficult times such as these.

TextPlusGive eGiving service provides tools to make giving simple even when you’re unable to attend church.  Recurring or one time gifts are able to be set up through this option as well.

Here is a Quick Step Guide for GivePlus Text

Salem Lutheran Church Text Codes
Text Code          Account
General                General Fund
Capital                 Capital Appeal Fund
Flowers                Altar Flowers
Hunger                 World Hunger
Missions              Global Missions
Memorials           Memorials
Example: Text $50 Capital to (844) 916-2307, will contribute $50 to the Capital Appeal Fund.

As all gatherings are currently suspended, however, regular giving is possible by mailing your contribution to church (it is regularly checked and processed.) Please mail your contribution to:

Salem Lutheran Church
1700 W. War Memorial Dr.
Peoria, Illinois 61614

Christmas Poinsettias

Due to the unique nature of our services this year, we will not be having the usual poinsettia tree at Christmas. However, the church is going to purchase some poinsettias for the sanctuary to provide a more festive atmosphere. We will be taking donations to help offset the cost of the poinsettias and to allow people to memorialize or honor their loved ones to be shared in both the online and in-person services for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. lvinar dapibus leo.

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