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Welcome and 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!

Next Steps to Consider:

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. 

Come to an Event!

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

Serve Beyond Salem Lutheran Church!

  • Salem Lutheran offers many opportunities to serve beyond Salem including through the adopt-a-school program, Midwest Food Bank, Common Place, Crittenton Garden 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: Women of Salem, Salem Churchmen, Primetime for Moms, Primetime for kids, bible studies, and more!

Need some help deciding if Salem Lutheran Church is for you?

Let us know here so we can take care of any questions you might have before diving in. 

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