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, 
Lighting candles to remember loved ones on All Saints Sunday, November 7, 2021. The saints we celebrated included Pastor Bonnie Sparks and Susan Shaw Kunze.
Talented musicians added to our service to celebrate The Resurrection of Our Lord on April 17, 2022.  Bryan Reid, Charles and Rosemary Rader, and Pastor Capers on the euphonium.
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.  
April 17, 2022 we sing "Thankful Hearts" after Holy Communion as we celebrate The Resurrection of Our Lord.
During the pandemic, 4 month old James listens to the sermon radio broadcast to Salem Park and our parking lot on Sunday, July 19, 2020.
We celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord and Pastor James M. Capers shares his message "The Real Christmas" on December 25, 2022.
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The Ambassadors for Christ youth choir with Pastor James Capers at the International Harvest Festival.  Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Salem Park.
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. 
Praying during worship on Sunday, September 20, 2020.  Richard Alvies and Constance Kadyole sit on the benches listening to the radio broadcast from the closed sanctuary.
Social distancing at the communion rail on March 15, 2020.  This was the last service before the sanctuary was closed during the pandemic.
Our Fifth Sunday musicians lead us in "Give Thanks" as the offering is received on Reformation Sunday, October 30, 2022. 
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.
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Easter 2022
Pastor Bonnie's final service at Salem
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
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Ash Wednesday is February 22.  Plans for online or in-person worship have not been announced.
The first Sunday in the season of Lent is February 26.


Sunday School meets at 10:00 for children ages 7 to 10.

ESL English language classes are suspended.


Saturday Bible Study at 10:00 am.
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Minister Mmari leads the children to practice their lines for Chirsmas Eve 2015.
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The Ambassadors for Christ youth choir at the Harvest Festival.
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Choir sings our mission statement Oct. 15, 2011
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