Adult or Intergenerational Studies


Are you a visitor to Salem who is interested in finding out about what Salem has to offer you as a member?
If you are, you are invited to attend a “New Member Inquiry Brunch” on Sunday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. in Chapel Lounge. There will be a brief introduction to our Lutheran heritage and ELCA congregation. We will also introduce you to the ministries of Salem. There will be time for questions and answers. If you can join us for this informal time of sharing and getting to know one another, please let us know of your interest by contacting the office ( or 815/895-9171) or there is a form in the church bulletins that you can fill out and drop in the offering plate.

Capital Campaign

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

Salem’s Diversity Initiative Zoom Organizational Meeting is July 6

A committed group of Salem members, under direction from the Church Council, will organize Salem’s Diversity Initiative in a Zoom session on Tuesday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m.

You can join in the efforts for diversity by attending this Zoom using this invitation and link:

Topic: Salem Lutheran Church Diversity Initiative Zoom

Time: Jul 6, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Lunch and Learn Resumes In-Person Sessions July 8

Join old friends and make some new ones at our Lunch and Learn get-togethers. We resume in-person discussions on Thursday, July 8, and will meet weekly at the same time of 11:30 a.m. in the chapel lounge near Salem’s offices.

Contact John Seraphine at 815-895-9736, or at for more information or a link to the Zoom sessions.

Online Bible Study Awaits You on Mondays

The Northern Illinois Online Bible Study continues its Zoom sessions on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. We are currently studying 1 and 2 Thessalonians.

We prepare with the free online Yale Bible Study materials and then discuss via Zoom for one hour each week. We also bring on board some of the world’s greatest Bible scholars to enrich our discussions.

Contact John Seraphine at 815-895-9736, or at for more information or 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