Welcome to Salem Lutheran Church

Salem Lutheran Church of Sycamore, IL is a friendly, vibrant congregation of the Northern Illinois Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with the goal of Living Christ’s Love.  Browse our worship, education, and outreach ministries, participate in worship or visit one of our programs, and see if Salem is the community of faith for you or your family.

Birthed in 1870 by a small group of Swedish immigrants, Salem celebrates 148 years in 2018 and offers its facility at 1145 DeKalb Ave as a center for worship and mission.   Blessed by the gifts of many, many people of faith, Salem continues to teach, serve, and celebrate God’s gift of grace in the person of Jesus Christ, and all are welcome.



News and Upcoming Events

(click on the links below for more information)


Check out the Commentary on the Eucharistic Liturgy for this weekend -Transfiguration Sunday Weekend February 10-11, 2018 on the Worship tab.


 Check out our New First Communion Information  Click Here


Click on     Salem Creative Arts Schedule January-May 2018

for information on the Creative Arts Schedule.


Click on Kidz under CONSTRUCTION Building Futures on THE ROCK!  for more information about the Musical


Youth Group Fundraiser to raise funds to attend 2018 National Youth Gathering at Culver’s March 8.  Click here for more information.

For more information about Youth Group with First Lutheran and their overnight Click here


SHS School Supply Drive click here



Calling all 3rd-5th Graders  Overnight Camp Opportunity click here


One more Sponsor is  Needed for Salem Soup and Salad Suppers on Wednesdays 6:00-6:45 p.m. prior to the 7:00 p.m. service. 

A free-will offering will be taken and will be designated to the Salem ministry of the sponsor’s choice. 

Wednesday                      Sponsor

February 21            Diakonia Group

February 28       

March 7                  Benson Family Soup Buffet

March 14                Youth and Family Team

March 21                Altar Guild




Lunch and Learn Bible Studies 

Casual, conversational Bible Studies over the lunch hour.  Please bring a brown bag lunch.

Truly the Community

Our next Lunch and Learn series will begin on Thursday, February 15th at 11:30 a.m.  We will use the book Truly the Community, by Marva J. Dawn.  The subtitle is “Romans 12 and How to Be the Church”.  This book is published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.  

There are 31 short chapters in the book  The class will go until May 24th.  We will not meet on Maundy Thursday, March 29th. 

The first class will cover the Preface and Chapter One.  Please try to read the assignment ahead of time.  Pastor Hank will be leading this series.  If you have any questions, she can be reached through the church office 815 895-9171 or prhank81@live.com. 

Bring your brown bag lunch, and your mind brimming with questions, and get ready to grow in your faith!

All sessions will be in Chapel Lounge.





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Salem Lutheran Church - Sycamore, IL

Salem Lutheran Church – 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178

P: 815-895-9171  –  F: 815-895-6266  –  Email: salem@slcsycamore.org