Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church

friendly, active, outreaching, small group ministries Catonsville, MD
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church

Who We Are

A community gathered by the grace of God...

A community serving Christ in one another, and Christ in his world...

A family nourished, affirmed, challenged, blessed, and redeemed by the gospel of God's love beyond our deserving.

About Us

Vibe
Friendly, Spirit-filled, Traditional Liturgy, Inclusive, Multigenerational, Lots of kids, Young families

Programs
Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Young Adults, Choir, Missions, Adult Education, Community Service, Nursery

Music
Traditional Hymns, Contemporary

Denomination
Lutheran (ELCA)

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1849

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
905 Frederick Rd
Catonsville, MD 21228

Phone
410-747-0720

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
Expect to be greeted with a warm welcome from our members, even if it's your first time. Expect vibrant, high quality traditional music. Expect a style of worship with ancient roots, that appeals to all five senses. Expect weekly Communion, the meal of God's forgiveness. Expect to hear thoughtful, grace-filled preaching, that proclaims what God has done for us. Expect to hear the Good News: God loves us, forgives us, and invites us to live our lives in the light of Christ!

What is the community like?
Salem places a high priority on welcoming visitors, including people of every age, race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation and walk of life in our ministry. We welcome children in worship, but we also have a nursery available. We offer education from preschool through adulthood in between services. We also believe we are called by God to recognize and supporting God's work outside our walls. We provide many ways to respond compassionately to hunger, homelessness, disease, pollution, and poverty, among other things. We are a community marked by God's grace, determined to share it with others.

What if I'm not a Christian?
As Lutherans, we believe faith is a gift from God, not a human decision, nor a requirement before you come through the door. We do not come together because we have it all figured out, but rather because we need guidance, healing, forgiveness. Whether you're born and raised Lutheran, you come to us from another part of the Church, you've been away from church a while, or even if you've never been to church before and just have some questions, we encourage you to come see what God is up to at Salem.

Leadership View all

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David Asendorf

Pastor Dave Asendorf is a 2007 graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. After serving his internship at Salem in 2005-2006, he began his ministry here on January 1, 2007. Prior to entering seminary, Dave worked 25 years for the Federal government. He and his wife Nancy have two children. Pastor Asendorf has experienced the Salem congregation as a welcoming community grounded in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The people of Salem are generous and seek to share their abundant gifts with those in need. The Salem congregation is healthy and growing and open to newcomers. Pastor Dave serves as the Vice-President of the Catonsville Emergency Assistance, serves on the DE-MD Synod’s Campaign Action Team and is Chairman of the Synod’s Candidacy Committee. Candidacy in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is the churchwide process of preparation and formation leading to approval for the public ministries of our church: commissioned associate in ministry, consecrated deaconess or diaconal minister, or ordained pastor. He just finished a three co-chairing the Synod’s Malaria Campaign which helped raise over $330,00 to eradicate malaria.

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