Our Mission

Meet Salem's leaders. Our 2016 council includes (front row) Kenn Anderson Hedgepeth, (Second row) Chuck Doxey, Pastor Provis, Council President Marcia Peterson, (Third Row) Beth Gjermundson, Al Bertke, Kris Erdman, Susan Amundson-Knittel, Gary Gaylord, and Phil Blanding

Meet Salem’s 2016 Council

Salem Evangelical Lutheran church is a community…

“Living a Hospitality of Heart, Hands, and Hope.”

When we speak of mission we refer to the movement of God in the world.  We seek to join God where God is already at work.  For nearly 120 years our calling has been to make the love of God real in the world.    One way we do that is through our sincere and inclusive welcome, as well as through our service and missional partnerships.

As followers of Jesus, we imitate his work by adding our voice and witness to anything that can end oppression and lighten the load for our neighbor, locally or globally.

We see Jesus in every person and in all of God’s creation. Care of God’s creation is also at the heart of how we see mission.  “Caring for Creation” expresses a call to pursue justice for creation through active participation, solidarity, sufficiency and sustainability, and states the commitments of the ELCA for pursuing wholeness for creation — commitments expressed through individual and community action, worship, learning, moral deliberation and advocacy.