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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.





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.



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


My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.

Glory to God in the church!
Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus!
Glory down all the generations!
Glory through all millennia! Oh, yes!

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