Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church Services are streamed on Salem Lutheran's Facebook Live page at 10 a.m. Later in the day it can be viewed on the Salem website (https://www.salemevangelicallutheran.church and the Salem You Tube channel. It should also be shown on the local Blue Valley Channel 3 cable channel (one week delay) at 2 p.m. Sunday. We will continue to observe Holy Communion on the 1st and 3rd Sundays during the future telecasts.
What should I expect at 10 AM Sunday worship in Church
Worship is at the center of our faith life at Salem and ALL are warmly welcomed, but we also respect your privacy. We won’t ask you to stand up and identify yourself as a visitor, and we won’t pounce on you as you come in or as you leave!
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church is a safe, loving place where everyone can explore a relationship with God, no matter where they are on their spiritual journey.
You can expect to hear a compelling sermon instilled with a strong biblical foundation, and a focus on the gospel through singing hymns and using a traditional liturgy. Our service includes Old and New Testament scripture readings, prayers, the creeds and Bible based sermons. Now, entering 2023, Salem is in the Call Process to search for and to call a Pastor. Beginning May 1, Pastor Jeff Swanson has graciously agreed to become Salem's Interim Minister on a part-time basis...please read Pastor Jeffs profile in the About US section. David Winquist, Salem's Parish Ministry Associate, is Salem's Worship coordinator during the Call Process. David conducts some Worship Services, and he schedules other Supply Pastors and Worship leaders to preach the Word and offer Sacraments. There is a wide variety of Worship Leaders who make Worship relevant and inspiring for worshippers. Our worship service is a traditional expression of Christianity that include liturgies and hymns led by our restored Hinner organ and piano. The focus is on the Lord and His grace and singing and speaking of Scripture – God’s Holy Word.
During the service, offerings are received from those present. As our guest, there is never an obligation to make an offering, but naturally your gifts are always welcome.
What should I wear?
Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. You’ll see that some people are in suits and dresses, some are “casual,” and others are in jeans. You’ll fit in no matter what!
Where do I park?
You have the option of parking in the large parking lot on the East side of Church or "street parking" on the South side of Church.
What about my children?
All Children are always welcome at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Will I be welcome if I come to communion?
We celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays of the month and with other announced schedules during Holy seasons. Salem Lutheran Church is committed to Eucharistic hospitality of Open Communion. All baptized Christians who have been admitted to the Table in other traditions are invited to share the bread and wine of the sacrament. Lutherans traditionally receive both bread and wine in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. At Salem Lutheran, the host or bread is in the form of an unleavened wafer, and the wine is administered in individual glasses. Nonalcoholic white grape juice is also available to be served for those who prefer it.
What should I expect at 9 AM Sunday School in church?
Adult Sunday School is held every Sunday morning at 9AM in the adult Sunday School Room off the sanctuary. Youth and Children's Sunday School is held every Sunday Morning during the public-school year in the Fellowship Hall, downstairs.
What if I need level walking or wheelchair accessibility to the sanctuary?
You can use the ramp on the East side of the Church to safely enter from ground level to the Sanctuary. We have a wheelchair in the Narthex for Church use.
Where is the front door? There are two entrances into the Church Narthex that lead into the sanctuary. The South double door entrance is at the top of series of steps leading into the Narthex. The Red door on the East side of the Church can be accessed by either walking up the steps or walking up the ramp.
You are Cordially Invited To A
Guest of Honor: Jesus Christ
Date: Today (and every day). Traditionally December 25, but He’s always around, so the date is flexible.
Time: Whenever you’re ready (please don’t be tooooo late though or you’ll miss all the fun)
Place: In your heart. He’ll meet you there (you’ll hear him knock)
Attire: Come as you are, grubbies are okay. He’ll be washing our clothes anyway, and He said something about new white robes and crowns for everyone who stays ‘il the last
Tickets: Admission is free. He’s already paid for everyone (He says we would not have been able to afford it...it cost him everything he had)
Refreshments: New wine, bread, and a far-out drink He calls “Living Water”...followed by a supper that promises to be “out of this world”
Gift Suggestions: Your heart. He’s one of those people who has everything else. He’s very generous in return though, wait “til you see what he has for you!”
Entertainment: Joy, Peace, Truth, Light, Life, Love, Real Happiness, Communion with God, Forgiveness, Contentment, Miracles, Healing, Power, Eternity in Paradise, and much more. All rated “G”, so bring your family and friend's
R.S.V.P.: Very important. He must know ahead so He can reserve a spot for you at the table. Also, He’s keeping a list of His friends for future reference...He calls it the “Lamb’s Book of Life.”
Party Being Given By: His kids...that’s us! We hope to see you there!
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