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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.

 


 

 
   

SALEM HAPPENINGS....

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.

 

Community

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

 


A David Psalm

God, brilliant Lord,
    yours is a household name.

Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you;
    toddlers shout the songs
That drown out enemy talk,
    and silence atheist babble.

I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
    your handmade sky-jewelry,
Moon and stars mounted in their settings.
    Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,
Why do you bother with us?
    Why take a second look our way?

Yet we’ve so narrowly missed being gods,
    bright with Eden’s dawn light.
You put us in charge of your handcrafted world,
    repeated to us your Genesis-charge,
Made us lords of sheep and cattle,
    even animals out in the wild,
Birds flying and fish swimming,
    whales singing in the ocean deeps.

God, brilliant Lord,
    your name echoes around the world.

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