Adult or Intergenerational Studies

Capital Campaign

Here are some photos of Salem members working with Rudi, our Walsh and Associates representative on organizing the Capital Campaign. 

Civil Rights Tour June 1-8th 2021

Check out the Civil Rights Tour that Pastor Janet Hunt from First Lutheran Church in DeKalb will be leading this summer through Compass Travel. Information about the tour can be downloaded here

Lunch and Learn Meets Online

You Are Invited to Lunch & Learn Thursdays

Lunch & Learn Fellowship and Study Is for You!
Yes, you are invited to join Salem’s Lunch & Learn bunch, meeting each Thursday for an hour’s worth of prayer, mutual encouragement, and study.
Through April we will continue our study of Luther’s Small Catechism.  We have finished looking at the Ten Commandments and now will continue with the Lord’s Prayer, Apostle’s Creed, the Sacraments, daily prayer and family responsibilities.

Come for all the sessions, or just for a taste or two. Conversations of Lunch & Learn are inspiring.  For more information and to receive a link to our Zoom sessions, contact John Seraphine at 815-895-9736 or

Keep God’s Word a Lamp Unto Your Feet

Our Northern Illinois Online Bible Study travels on through the Bible. In April we will turn again to the New Testament, picking up one of the Yale Bible Study series eight week courses.

Each week we prepare ourselves by reading a portion of Scripture, then watching a 15 minute video and studying other print materials from Yale.  Then, on Mondays at 7:00 p.m., and for an hour or so, we gather to support each other in prayer, and then discussing these materials.  It bucks us up.  It helps us stand tall in our faith.  It gives us the wonderful strength of community.

Our company of Bible searchers now numbers lay people and pastors from all over Northern Illinois and even out-of-state.  And we have been blessed by top-notch scholars from Yale, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and even Flinders University in Australia.

If you are interested in joining us, or just learning more about NIOBS, contact John Seraphine at 815-895-9736 or  for more information and a link to the Zoom sessions.

Household Dedication to Jesus, the Good Shepherd

What is a household dedication to Jesus, the Good Shepherd? A household dedication is a ceremony in your home in which you ask Jesus to guide and protect your family in a special way. In other words, you invite Jesus to be the Shepherd of your home. If you would like a copy of this please call the Church Office.  815 895-9171