Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Nestled in the Shenandoah valley, we are a church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. This faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and gives us the freedom and the courage to wonder, discover and boldly participate in what god is up to in the world. Welcome to a community of faith that is warm, inviting, and eager to follow where the holy spirit leads. During the summer months we gather every Sunday morning at 9:45 AM for Sunday School, and begin worship at 10:30 AM.
Salem will host Bishop's Day for the Southern Valley Conference on Sunday afternoon, August 19th, at 4:30 PM. Join us for a time of fellowship and conversation with Bishop Bob Humphrey about building bridges and relationships among the congregations of the Virginia...
Beginning on July 29th and continuing through the month of August, our Gospel readings will come from the 6th Chapter of John. This is widely known as Jesus’ Bread of Life discourse. It starts with the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 and then spends much time...
What to expect on Sunday morning
When do we worship together?
Worship at Salem begins every Sunday morning with Sunday School at 9:45 AM. Worship service follows at 11:00 AM. Our summer schedule begins June 3rd and runs thru August 26th, with worship beginning at 10:30 AM.
How should I dress?
Dress at Salem is casual, so come as you are to worship with us!
What is worship like?
Worship at Salem is liturgical, meaning that it follows a pattern that remains the same from week to week. We gather as the Body of Christ, we hear and respond to God’s Word, we share a meal in Holy Communion, and we are sent as disciples into the world. Worship also involves confession and forgiveness, communal prayer, and lots of singing.
Can I take communion?
Anyone who desires to receive Christ through the healing power of his body and blood is welcome at the table to receive communion.
Will my children be welcome in worship?
YES! At Salem, we encourage our children to be full participants in worship. There is also a time set apart during worship where children are invited to imagine together how God is active in our world and in our lives.
“Faithful participation in society is integral and vital to the mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America”
As children of God and followers of Jesus, each of us is a part of the body of Christ and individually members of it. For the sake of God’s mission and ministry, God’s people gather together to share their gifts and to work together to share in God’s mission to love and bless the world.