Worship Times

In-Person Service at 9am on Sundays

Safety of members and staff is of utmost importance and we will start small and proceed conservatively. Therefore, we ask your patience and understanding in advance. We will follow CDC, IL Public Health Department guidelines and ELCA best practices.  Services will be different from pre-pandemic, for example no singing and no group recitation.
 
Single indoor service at 9am on Sundays
• Masks are required at all times and social distancing will be followed.
• Following the Health Dept guidelines, we will limit participants to 50 at this time. 
• Entry and exit will be through the North (2nd floor) main doors only.   
• Participants are asked to line up outside and ushers will escort you to your seat following pre-defined paths to allow for social distancing and minimize crossing of paths.
 
Advance registration is required. Registration will be open on Mondays at 8am and close on Fridays at 10am. Please watch your email for a special Bugle Blast, or registration information or register using the link. If you prefer to call and have help registering, please contact Leah Grebner at 309-688-9212 (Salem church office).   
 
We will also continue to offer the online service for those who are high risk and/or those who are not yet comfortable to gather in person. Each person must make their decision what is right for them.
 
Thank you for your support as we make our way together through these challenging times and look out for one another.

In-Sanctuary Worship Guidelines

Please take a moment before attending indoor worship services to review the In-Sanctuary Worship Guidelines.

OUTDOOR WORSHIP CANCELLED
DUE TO PEORIA HEALTH ADVISORY
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