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Thank you for visiting the website of Salem Lutheran Church!

Founded in 1842, Salem is the oldest Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio.  Today, Salem is a Mission Congregation for People Experiencing Poverty.

SALEM'S MISSION STATEMENTListening to God's call together, we are empowered to WITNESS and to WELCOME all into the Body of Christ.





Spiritual Opportunities at Salem

Sunday Worship:   10:30 a.m.

Tuesday Adult Bible Study:   4:15 p.m.
Tuesday Worship:    4:45 p.m.

Food Ministries:

                   Tuesdays:   5:30 p.m. - Agape Meal - Take out meal.

                                       Doors open at 4:15 p.m.


                   Fridays:      9:30-10:30 a.m. - 2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays Only

                                      Feed Your Neighbor - a 3-day supply

                                      of boxed and canned foods.  Need picture ID,

                                      Social Security numbers for family members, and

                                      proof of residence in the 43604 zip code.


                   Saturdays:  8:30-10:30 a.m. - Just Pancakes - All Are Welcome


Program for Children, ages 5-14

 @ 4:15 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Parish House, next door to the Church Building.

"Grow With Jesus" is an opportunity for the children of our neighborhood to gather together as a group, recieve an after-school snack, make crafts, and hear the Word, as one might in a Vacation Bible School program.  "Grow With Jesus" takes place during the School Year.  For more information, please feel free to contact the church office at 419-243-2345.


Adult Empowerment


The TONY Program - an employment program that seeks to build up individuals and their job resumes through accompaniment and companionship at Salem.  This program is for people who are looking to accomplish life and employment goals.


Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' By World - a program with the Lucas County Family Council that empowers individuals through education and relationship in an equal, level, and "round-table" atmosphere.



1st Tuesday of the Month - 7:00 p.m. - Block Watch – neighbors working towards a safer and healthier community.

4th Monday of the Month - 6:00 p.m. - Citizen Circle - a support group for ex-offenders


“If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.

“Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.

“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

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