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
He Tore Down the Wall
It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.
Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.