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 STATEMENT: Listening 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.
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.
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
In this all-out match against sin, others have suffered far worse than you, to say nothing of what Jesus went through—all that bloodshed! So don’t feel sorry for yourselves. Or have you forgotten how good parents treat children, and that God regards you as his children?
My dear child, don’t shrug off God’s discipline,
but don’t be crushed by it either.
It’s the child he loves that he disciplines;
the child he embraces, he also corrects.
God is educating you; that’s why you must never drop out. He’s treating you as dear children. This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; it’s training, the normal experience of children. Only irresponsible parents leave children to fend for themselves. Would you prefer an irresponsible God? We respect our own parents for training and not spoiling us, so why not embrace God’s training so we can truly live? While we were children, our parents did what seemed best to them. But God is doing what is best for us, training us to live God’s holy best. At the time, discipline isn’t much fun. It always feels like it’s going against the grain. Later, of course, it pays off handsomely, for it’s the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God.