Easter Lilies

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

Altar Flowers

Due to gathering restrictions Altar Flowers are currently not being ordered.  (However, under normal circumstances, Salem Lutheran Church is dependent on your generosity for providing the altar flowers. Arrangements are $15 each, and the office will contact you prior to the date you have selected. A gift of flowers, whether in ‘Honor of’ or as a ‘Memory of’, is a lovely tribute. Thank you so much for placing flowers in the chancel for services.We are most appreciative of this gift to the church.)

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