Bulletin for virtual worship service is on the the website:
Ministries Tab, Worship Opportunities
Sunday School and the First Communion Meeting are canceled for this Sunday
Salem now has a Zoom Worship Services and a drive In Worship Service. Check out info on how to join on Salem web site:
Ministries Tab, Worship Opportunities
NEW HOURS at the FOOD PANTRY Starting: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Tuesdays 9:00 – 11:45 am, same as the current schedule Wednesdays: 3:30 – 6:00 pm – new later hours!! We will NO longer be open morning hours on Wednesdays or Thursdays.
Regular hours at the FOOD PANTRY
Tuesdays 9:00 – 11:45 am,
Wednesdays: 3:30 – 6:00 pm
Lunch and Learn Lunch and Learn Meets Online
We certainly welcome people to join us. For more information go to
Resources - Events on this Website.
Look on the home page for more information and how you can be involved. Campaign Kick Off Weekend

Weekend Worship

Zoom Worship  Service

On Saturdays at 5:00 pm everyone is invited to join us for a live worship service on Zoom

Don’t have a computer or online access?  Please call in  at these times using the information below.  Don’t want to get dressed and embarrassed to be seen in your pajamas?  Join us and don’t turn on your camera!

Coffee time following the services!

Recordings of the service for later viewing will be uploaded on Facebook for those who cannot make it to the Live Zoom Worship.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/216590032?pwd=MHd4c3FyWXFVYUhXR3VTUVowbzdnUT09

or

Dial by your location:
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID:  216 590 032
Passcode:  593537

For later viewing

Click here to access the Salem Lutheran Facebook Page.

To view past services please click here or go to the Sermon page on the Website under Resources.

Drive In Worship

On Sundays at 9:30 a.m. (weather permitting).

Pile the family in the car, drive to the church, and tune the radio to 101.3 FM where we will be broadcasting.

The FM transmitter only has a limited mile radius, so you’ll have to be gathered at the church to hear. So even if it is chilly, you can stay in your car.  If you'd like to sit outside, that OK too. For best audio, I'd recommend bringing a little battery powered radio if you have one to listen.

If anyone would like to volunteer to set-up and break-down for this service or help people park, please contact Sue in the office.  This service will take a village to pull off! 

Bulletin for  April 17/18   Click Here

Bulletin for Pre-Readers Click Here

Bulletin for Readers Click Here

Acknowledgements

Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen (Stanzas 1-4) ELW Hymn 377

Text:  Herbert F. Brokering, b. 1926   Music:  David N. Johnson, 1922-1987  Text © 1995 Augsburg Fortress   Music © 1969 Contemporary Worship 1, admin. Augsburg Fortress Used by Permission  . . . OneLicense.net #A-708303

Lord, You Give the Great Commission (Stanzas 1,2,4) ELW Hymn 579

Text:  Jeffery Rowthorn, b. 1934   Music:  ABBOT’S LEIGH, Cyril V. Taylor, 1907-1991 Text © 1978 and Music © 1942, ren. 1970 Hope Publishing Company Used by Permission  . . . OneLicense.net #A-708303

This Joyful Eastertide  ELW Hymn 391

Text:  George R. Woodward, 1848-1934  Music:  VRUECHTEN, Dutch Folk Tune, 17th Cent.; arr. hymnal version Arr. © 2006 Augsburg Fortress Used by Permission  . . . OneLicense.net #A-708303

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Liturgy Reprinted by Permission … SundaysandSeasons.com License #20487

Bulletin Cover Reprinted from Icon Four:  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

    Click on the video here to hear about our upcoming Campaign Kick Off the weekend of May 1 & 2. Right now we are asking people to pray and volunteer! To volunteer for the campaign, please click this link to fill out our volunteer intent card: https://forms.gle/EgQPAuHtgVjmnCic9

    Things seem to be improving rapidly in our efforts to combat the covid-19 virus and move out of this pandemic, thanks be to God!

    After further conversation and monitoring local trends, the council has decided to set a goal to open for in person worship in the sanctuary by the first weekend in May. Furthermore, we will start outdoor worship again in the back parking lot via FM transmitter Sundays at 9:30 am starting Palm Sunday.

    We realize the decision to  meet in person is an emotional one for many of our members. For some, they would rather us all wait. For others, this is past due. I hope the whole community understands the care and thought that has gone into  these decisions and can respect the good intentions, even when one might disagree with some of the conclusions.

    You might ask, why May? Firstly, this will give us another month of vaccine distribution and more opportunity for our most vulnerable members to get their shots. Secondly, there are often spikes in infection following holiday weekends so, if that is the case for this Easter, this will allow some time for infections to subside again. Finally, the warmer weather will allow for opening windows and more air circulation in the sanctuary, which was a concern when our space was audited for COVID safety.

    In person worship will be limited in capacity following COVID guidelines with reservations required via sign up genius or by calling Sue at the office. the number of members allowed at each service will hopefully increase as time passes. Masks will be required.  If the response is overwhelming, we will look at providing other opportunities for indoor worship to accommodate more people.

    We will continue to provide opportunities for worship for those not ready to come back inside. Starting in May, a regular worship schedule will look something like this:

    Saturday Evening 5 pm: In person worship, live streamed for immediate or later viewing online.

    Sunday Morning 9:30 am: Outdoor worship via FM Transmitter

    Of course, like all things during this pandemic, this plan is subject to change should the infection rate increase.

    There is light ahead my friends! This Easter season is truly one of resurrection! I hope to see everyone at our Easter Sunday drive in service at 9:30.

    Pastor Preston

    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.

    Pastor Preston


    Welcome to Salem Lutheran Church

    Welcome to Salem where you can be part of a community to grow in faith and serve God.

    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.
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    Our Mission

    By Grace, Salem seeks to live Christ's love which nurtures and grows faithful people grounded in God's word.

    Our Vision

    Salem seeks to inspire engagement through Christ-centered programs, build enthusiasm for mission, and foster a joy-filled environment.

    Core Values

    • Community Outreach & Service
    • Faith Journey
    • Hospitality
    • Teaching the Faith
    • Welcoming Diversity
    • Worship

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    Where

    1145 DeKalb Avenue
    Sycamore, IL 60178

    When

    Saturdays at 5:00 p.m.
    Sundays at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
    Education Hour: Sundays 9:15 a.m.

    Contact

    Phone: 815-895-9171
    Fax: 815-895-6266
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    For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.Ephesians 2:8

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    Sunday School & Nursery

    Salem Lutheran Church Sunday School offers Sunday morning Christian education to 3-year-olds through 8th graders.
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    Youth Group

    The High School Youth Group will meet immediately following the second service (11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.) on March 8, and 22.
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    Confirmation Ministry is a partnership between Confirmation leaders, parents, and baptismal sponsors in the nurturing of the students as they grow in faith.
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    Salem Creative Arts/ Music Ministry offers a wide variety of worship support ensembles. Gifts of music and praise enrich and enhance services.
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