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 two Zoom Worship Services. 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.

Weekend Worship

Zoom Worship

We have two ways to worship this winter. Due to cold weather and a desire for communal experience, everyone is invited to join us for a live worship service on Zoom

Saturdays at 5:00 pm or Sundays at 9:30 am.

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



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.

Bulletin for  January 23/24   weekend  Click Here

Bulletin for Pre-Readers Click Here

Bulletin for Readers  Click Here


Jesus Calls Us  (Stanzas 1,3,5)  ELW Hymn 696

Text:  Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818-1895   Music:  GALILEE, William H. Jude, 1851-1922 Used by Permission  . . . OneLicense.net #A-708303 Public Domain

Drawn to the Light   ELW Hymn 593

Text:  John C. Ylvisaker, b. 1937 Music:  LA CROSSE, John C. Ylvisaker  Text & Music © 1990 John C. Ylvisaker Used by Permission  . . . OneLicense.net #A-708303

We Are Marching in the Light ELW Hymn 866

Text:  South African Traditional; tr. Freedom Is Coming, 1984. Music: SIYAHAMBA, South African Traditional Tr. © 1984 Utryck, admin. Walton Music Corp. Used by Permission  . . . OneLicense.net #A-708303

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 

    Annual Meeting Vote Results. These members have been elected to the following positions
    Council Members -3 year terms
    Brandon Graves
    Erin Rowland
    Connie Seraphine
    Linda Linden
    Council Member - 1 year term
    Robert Warfield
    Trust Fund Member - 3 year term
    MaryKate Iaccino
    Trust Fund— 5‐Year Term
    Diane Lundbeck
    Synod Assembly Reps
    Jen Docherty
    Andrew Rex
    Brandon Graves
    Bev Riebe
    Lily Baker
    Nominating Committee
    Patti Beamsley
    Betty Hampa
    Ken Reinhardt
    Kathy Cain
    Budget Approval 2021
    Yes, I approve - 87
    No, I do not approve - 0
    Building Renovation Plan
    Yes, I approve - 78
    No, I do not approve - 7
    Abstain - 2
    Annual Report and Audit Report is now available on the Website. Click Here

    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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    Worship With Us


    1145 DeKalb Avenue
    Sycamore, IL 60178


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


    Phone: 815-895-9171
    Fax: 815-895-6266
    Email Us


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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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    Children in Sunday School

    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 teens

    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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    Puppet Praise

    Creative Arts

    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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