Rev. Joseph Bocko with Pastor Capers at the HARAMBE on May 19, 2018.  He is the program director of African National ministries with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America .
Salem Lutheran Church painting by Charles Hirsch
Pastor Bonnie serves Holy Communion during a Service of Farewell as she retires and leaves Salem on Sunday, April 26, 2015, 
33 new members affirm their faith on February 28, 2016. Here they receive Holy Communion. Rev. Ruben Duran from the ELCA was among the guests attending.
These girls from Rwanda/Congo help Upendo Mmari reorganize the Clothing Bank on July 18, 2015.  Donations of gently used items are welcome.
Friends and members of Salem from Zimbabwe sing in their native Shona language on Reformation Sunday, October 26, 2014.  
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Celebrating the Resurrection of Our Lord. Kalamo carries the cross with the gospel of Luke read by Pastor James Capers on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019.
The Sunday Church School makes Mother's Day cards. This is their first for 3 brothers who arrived from Tanzania this spring. May 12, 2019.
The 2018 congregation council meets on Sunday, January 14, 2018.  The Raders are present on Skype from Arizona.
Rachel is experiencing her first Christmas in this country.  She hangs a Crismon ornament on the Salem tree on December 20, 2015.
The choir sings our mission statement during Salem's 175th Anniversary worship with Bishop Bill Gafkjen on October 15, 2011. 
Goat was on the grill while a neighbor's chicken was getting this view of the Families Together picnic in Salem Park on Sunday, July 26, 2015.. 
Helping our students start the school year.  On July 31, 2016, they received free back packs from Shalom Health Care Center. .
Son and father, Kalamo and Adolphe, rake leaves during the fall workday on the Salem campus on November 18, 2015. They came to Indiana from the Congo.
Sister Barbara Collins reads the gospel lesson on Christ the King Sunday, November 25, 2018. Friends and family of Liam Bevins gathered for his baptism.
33 new members commune
Pastor Bonnie's final service at Salem
Rachel adds an ornament on her first Christmas tree in the U.S.
Pastor Bonnie's final service at Salem
The Shona Choir

Free adult English classes 


ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday in the Fellowship Hall building. The morning class meets 9:30 to 11:30 am and the evening class 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Register at the classes.

Pastor James Capers leads us as Interim Pastor.  He has served in that role since December of 2016. 

Learn more about SHALOM and our ministries for African Nationals.  CLICK HERE.
2016 backpacks
Adolphe and son Kalamo rake leaves during Salem fall work day.
Worship with Salem and Shalom Sunday mornings at 10:30.        
Thank you for supporting the 2019 International Harvest Festival on September 14.

Salem is a caring community of believers who offer an open invitation to join us in serving, communing, and growing in Jesus Christ.  Use the links on the yellow banner above to learn about SHALOM and our other ministries for African immigrants and refugees. 

Bible Study on the Gospel of John on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15.  Pastor Capers leads the discussion in the Conference Room.  All are welcome.   
Easter Sunday 2019
2019 children make Mother's Day cards
1940 Centennial Book
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Salem Reformation Sunday 2014, Minister Mmari delivers the message.
Nov 25 2018
Pastor Capers 2017
Dec 20, 2015.  Hanging of the Greens
Capers Muniu
Minister Mmari leads the children to practice their lines for Chirsmas Eve 2015.
 2019 Festival
Rev Bocko with Pastor Bonnie
January 2018 counicil meeting.  Photographer: Devoe Slisher
July 2015
Choir sings our mission statement Oct. 15, 2011
Salem Lutheran Church, ELCA Indianapolis
 Fall Festival 2017