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
“I planned what I’d say if you returned to me:
‘Good! I’ll bring you back into the family.
I’ll give you choice land,
land that the godless nations would die for.’
And I imagined that you would say, ‘Dear father!’
and would never again go off and leave me.
But no luck. Like a false-hearted woman walking out on her husband,
you, the whole family of Israel, have proven false to me.”
The sound of voices comes drifting out of the hills,
the unhappy sound of Israel’s crying,
Israel lamenting the wasted years,
never once giving her God a thought.
“Come back, wandering children!
I can heal your wanderlust!”
“We’re here! We’ve come back to you.
You’re our own true God!
All that popular religion was a cheap lie,
duped crowds buying up the latest in gods.
We’re back! Back to our true God,
the salvation of Israel.
The Fraud picked us clean, swindled us
of what our ancestors bequeathed us,
Gypped us out of our inheritance—
God-blessed flocks and God-given children.
We made our bed and now lie in it,
all tangled up in the dirty sheets of dishonor.
All because we sinned against our God,
we and our fathers and mothers.
From the time we took our first steps, said our first words,
we’ve been rebels, disobeying the voice of our God.”