Worship Opportunities

On Sunday March 29th at 10:30 a.m. you can call in to be a part of worship.
Call 1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID 216 590 032
Bulletin for March 28-29   Click Here

Bulletin for Midweek Lenten Service March 25   Click Here

IMPORTANT LETTER PLEASE READ

Friends in Christ,

Your staff and leaders at Salem Lutheran urge you to stay home during this time for the health and safety of all God’s people. We have moved our worship services and many activities online. Please check our website, app, and Facebook page for updates. Sunday services will be posted on our Facebook page by 5 pm Saturday evening and midweek Lenten worship will be posted by 7 pm, Wednesdays.

Click here to access the Salem Lutheran Facebook Page.

If you are not a member of Facebook you can still watch the live feed from this link. If a "log in box" pops up, close by hitting the x in the top right corner. Scroll down until you find the video feed. After the live feed, the recording will stay on Salem's Facebook page for later viewing.

In addition, we are providing downloadable bulletins for each service, the can be downloaded here on the website under the “Ministries” > “Worship Opportunities”> Then click the bulletin you’d like to download.

Furthermore, the link to the bulletin will be sent by email, on the Salem App, and made available on the Facebook Page.

A call-in option for Sunday service will also be widely distributed for those who do not have internet. I will need your help getting the call-in option number and meeting code out to our members who need it:

Phone in worship will be Sundays at 10:30 am

Call: 1 312 626 6799

Meeting ID: 216 590 032

Please continue to contact the office by phone and email should you need anything, and of course call our cell phones if there is an emergency.

Although we are not physically close, I know we are united by the Holy Spirit in the Body of Christ.

In Christ,

Pastor Prestor

Lenten Journey

My friends, this season the theme for our Lenten Journey at Salem Lutheran will be Wilderness. The wilderness is where our Gospel readings begin, after Jesus’ baptism when the Spirit leads Him to the wilderness for 40 days. Here Jesus confronts the most basic of human experiences: hunger, loneliness, fear, powerlessness. Through His experiences, His physical weaknesses and temptations, Jesus finds the strength to stay true to His faith and true purpose. In the wilderness Jesus is formed for his ministry. During the season of Lent, the Spirit is leading us into a 40-day season of reflection. Together we will wander through the wilderness of Lent remembering the baptismal promise that we are never alone. Together, during these 40 days we will confront our own weaknesses with courage, while also asking the Spirit to strengthen our hearts to help us discover how brave and faithful we can be. As a community, we will let the wilderness shape and form us for ministry. Using special poetry and images from our friends at A Sanctified Art (@sanctifiedart), we hope this Lenten season will be meaningful for you and your family. We welcome you to journey with us each Sunday, during our midweek Lenten services, and throughout Holy Week.
Pastor Preston
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Midweek Lenten Services 

Midweek Services:
WEDNESDAY 3/4/2020 – 7:00 p.m
Week 1: The wilderness is somewhere we’ve been before Genesis 1:1—2:4a

WEDNESDAY 3/11/20 – 7:00 p.m
Week 2: The wilderness is a place of beginning Genesis: 8:13-18; 9:8-13

WEDNESDAY 3/18/20 – 7:00 p.m
Week 3: The wilderness is a place of disruption Exodus 14:10-31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

WEDNESDAY 3/25/20 – 7:00 p.m Week 4: The wilderness is a place where we find healing. Isaiah 55:1-11 (A special healing service).

WEDNESDAY 4/1/20 – 7:00 p.m Week 5: The wilderness is a place we find connection Daniel 3:1-29

Salem Soup and Salad Suppers Wednesdays During Lent (from 6:00-6:45 p.m.) prior to the 7:00 p.m. worship service. Soups and beverages are provided by the sponsors. A free-will offering will be taken and given to a Salem ministry of the sponsor’s choice. Please bring a salad, bread (crackers), or dessert to share.
See you there!

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Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday Weekend Worship – April 4/5 Saturday, 150th Festival Service (4:00 p.m.) Catered 150th Celebration Dinner (5:15 p.m.) Palm Sunday Worship (8:00 & 10:30 a.m.) Bishop Clements will preach at all 3 services.

Maundy Thursday – April 9 (7:00 p.m.)

Good Friday – April 10 (7:00 p.m.)

Easter Vigil – Saturday April 11 (5:00 p.m.)

Easter Festival Worship – Sunday April 12 (8:00 & 10:30 a.m.)

Image is from A Sanctified Art (@sanctifiedart)