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Become a part of the Salem Lutheran Church Community

Located in the heart of Peoria, Illinois, Salem is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Salem Lutheran 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.

Whether you are seeking a place to connect with others who are curious about matters of faith and life, looking for fellowship, meaningful worship or have deeper questions about God’s love and grace in the world – there’s a place for you at Salem. Visitors are always welcome!

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Come to Worship!

Salem Lutheran Church is a come as you are atmosphere. If you feel comfortable in a suit or blue jeans you will be comfortable here.

A liturgical format along with lectionary readings, hymns, sermon, prayers, holy communion and special music accompanied by pipe organ and grand piano are the basis for weekly worship. A praise team leads a contemporary style of worship on the third Sundays September – May.

There will be times of singing, silence, teaching, and prayer interspersed. The entire service will last about an hour. 

To comply with CDC and state protocols a mask policy has been reissued. Anyone in the building  regardless of vaccination status must wear a mask.

Come to an Event!

Salem Lutheran Church holds events outside of worship as well. This includes picnics, classes, outings, trips, vacation bible school, and more! Explore the full calendar. 


Salem Lutheran offers many opportunities to serve beyond Salem including through the adopt-a-school program, Midwest Food Bank, Common Place, Lutheran Social Services, Lutheran World Relief and more!

Join a Group!

We believe that we are designed to live intentionally in community with others. There are specific groups for adults and children a like including: Bible Study, Women of Salem, Salem Churchmen, Grown and Flown mom's group, Faith for Life, Kappa Chi and more!

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