Ministries Tab, Worship Opportunities
Bible study starting Wednesday October 21.
More info Ministries >Worship Opportunities page. Once there scroll down.
you can call in to be a part of worship.
Call 1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID 216 590 032
Tuesdays 9:00 – 11:45 am,
Wednesdays: 3:30 – 6:00 pm
NO longer open morning hours on
Wednesdays or Thursdays.
We certainly welcome people to join us. For more information go to
Resources - Events on this Website.
Salem Lutheran Church, Sycamore, IL
Join weekend worship Facebook Live on Saturday October 24th at 5:00 p.m. The worship service will then be posted on Facebook for later viewing.
Bulletin for October 24/25 weekend Click Here
Sparks Worship Bulletin for Pre Readers Click Here
Sparks Worship Bulletin for Readers Click Here
10-24/25 Worship Acknowledgements
God Is Here!
Text: Fred Pratt Green, 1903-2000 Music: ABBOT’S LEIGH, Cyril V. Taylor, 1907-1991 Text © 1979 and Music © 1942, ren. 1970 Hope Publishing Company Used by Permission . . . OneLicense.net #A-708303
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Text: Martin Luther, 1483-1546; tr. Lutheran Book of Worship Music: Martin Luther, 1483-1546 Text © 1978 Lutheran Book of worship, admin. Augsburg Frotress Used by Permission . . . OneLicense.net #A-708303
Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart
Text: George Croly, 1780-1860 Music: MORECAMBE, Frederick C. Atkinson, 1841-1897 Public Domain
Liturgy Reprinted by Permission … SundaysandSeasons.com License #20487
Bulletin Cover Reprinted from Icon Four: Visual Images for Every Sunday © 2010 Augsburg Fortress.
Additional art reprinted from Icon One: Visual Images for Every Sunday © 2010 Augsburg Fortress.[Copyrighted elements(s)] [Copyright notice]. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.
All Music Used by Permission: OneLicense.net #A-708303 CCLI License No. 1667288
Streaming License No. 20749225
On Sunday if you don't have internet you can call in to be a part of worship. (You need to call in at 10:30 for this.)Call: 1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 216 590 032
For so long Deacon Carla has been the first call for many in need of prayer or pastoral care, As Deacon Carla is now retired from ministry at Salem, those in need of Pastoral Care have two new options:
1) Call Sue during business hours at the Salem Office
2) Call or Text Salem's new Pastoral Care Line at 815-797-2441. Currently, this Google Voice number will call or text Pastor Preston's cell phone after hours. It may ask you to state your name before the call is connected, this will help weed out spam phone calls.
In the future, this one number will ring/text either Pastor Preston's or our future Associate Pastor's cell phone depending who is on call for the evening.
Non-emergency prayer requests may also be emailed to Pastor or at the Salem@slcsycamore.org address.
Outdoor Worship Canceled
Having just welcomed my first child, I’ve been reflecting on the values and lessons I’d like to pass on to the next generation. As I began planning this year’s stewardship season, I wondered exactly when, where, and how I formed my understanding of money and how it relates to my growth as a disciple. In short, what’s my money story?
We all have a money story whether we realize it or not. Perhaps we are living a story of fear or shame. Or a story that the church is dying and no longer relevant. Or a story that our actions don’t have an impact. Or a story that we don’t have enough.
This stewardship season we will ask the question, where might God be speaking a new narrative into the limited ones that we may have told ourselves? How might we transform our stewardship practices into more full expressions of who we are and what we believe?
I understand that this stewardship theme might seem direct — it doesn’t skirt around the topic. Speaking directly about money often invites tension into a conversation. We so quickly want to avoid it and redirect toward any other subject. But it’s time we reframe this. Money and possessions are one of the most common topics in scripture. In fact, Jesus talked about money as much as he talked about faith and prayer. Our money story, therefore, is a spiritual story. My hope is that thinking about God’s money story can be liberating, inviting, and transforming.
This stewardship season, October 18 – November 15, we invite you to remember, release, reimagine, and restore your money story so that we can write the one God is inviting us to live.
We invite you to explore the topic of our money story in a few different ways:
Personal Reflection: We will widely distribute, both through the mail and electronically, the Our Money Story: Stewardship Study Journal. Through Scripture, poetry, art, and writing prompts, this journal will guide you into personal reflection and growth.
Bible Study and Small Groups: Wednesday evenings, October 21 & 28 and November 4 & 11) from 8:00 – 9:00 pm via Zoom all are invited to a special prayer service using art and scripture, as well as small group reflection on the Study Journal mentioned previously.
Faith Promise Weekend: Celebrate with us on the weekend of November 14 & 15 by sending in your pledge card and indicating how you plan to serve God’s community at Salem Lutheran Church.
Salem Lutheran Church, even during this time of pandemic, is growing and planning for the future. Thanks be to God! Our money story is one part of the larger narrative of our faith journey. Although we may not be able to gather in-person, my hope is that this different approach to our stewardship season can be an opportunity for personal growth as together we begin to set the foundation for the next 150 years of ministry in Sycamore.
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Welcome to Salem Lutheran Church
In this community of faith we value worship, hospitality, education, community outreach and service, diversity, and everyone’s faith journey.
All are welcome. We embrace people of all ages, abilities, races, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
Whoever you are, there is a place for you here as a precious Child of God. You’re invited to worship and Salem activities as we seek
to live Christ’s love together.
- Community Outreach & Service
- Faith Journey
- Teaching the Faith
- Welcoming Diversity
Worship With Us
Sycamore, IL 60178
Sundays at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Education Hour: Sundays 9:15 a.m.