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
Salt and Light
“Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.
“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.