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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.

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Church Announcements

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner / Fundraiser

The Men's Group will again serve Shrove Tuesday dinner from 5:00 - 7:00 PM on February 13th. Pancakes and sausage gravy are homemade, and will include chocolate chip, blueberry, and plain. This event will benefit Salem's Special Health Needs Fund. Please bring your...

Pastor’s Corner

Pastor’s Blog – July, 2018 – “Vocation” Bible School

Vacation Bible school is something just about every congregation I know of participates in each year. Leaders come together, decide on a theme and curriculum, find volunteers, and begin the sometimes difficult task of putting it all together. VBS is a time to stop in...

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.