We believe that our relationship with God is determined not by our wisdom or even our goodness, but by His love for us which is beyond all our deserving. And that He calls us to faith, that we may live a life of peace, forgiveness, joy, service, and blessing. Whether you come for one Sunday, or to stay, we are glad for the opportunity to proclaim, contemplate and celebrate this gospel with you.
Salem and the Catonsville Community
Salem Church is one of the over 30 churches in Catonsville and is now the oldest continuing Christian congregation in Catonsville. Catonsville churches have a long history of being an important part of the community. In the 1980’s Christian congregations were instrumental in supporting the effort to create the Catonsville Emergency Food Ministry which is now called Catonsville Emergency Assistance. CEA has been feeding the hungry and assisting the needy in our neighborhoods. Christian congregations in Catonsville came together to create Suburban Pastoral Counseling, now named Suburban Crossroads Counseling, a faith-based counseling center with several locations. And Catonsville churches have been at the forefront in helping the men at the Homeless Shelter in Catonsville. Christians formed the Lazarus Caucus which provides a variety of services to help homeless men achieve independence. Salem is grateful for our sisters and brothers in other Christian congregations who have joined together to help meet the needs of our community.
Salem strives to be a Christ-centered, caring community experiencing God’s grace and sharing God’s goodness with all people.
Our Lutheran Beliefs
We believe that our relationship with God is determined not by our wisdom or even our goodness, but by God’s love for us, which is beyond all our deserving. We believe that God calls us to faith, so that we may live a life of peace, forgiveness, joy, service and blessing. Whether you are visiting for one Sunday, or looking for a new church home, we are glad for the opportunity to proclaim, contemplate and celebrate the gospel with you this day.
You are invited to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion with us. We believe and teach that in the bread and wine we receive the very Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. The table of our Lord is for all those who need grace, forgiveness, strength and wisdom for ministry and mission to the world. Salem offers communion wafers that are gluten-free, vegan and absent the top eight food allergens. Please inform the Pastor or Communion Assistant of this requirement during distribution.
A nursery is available for young children as a cry room during worship services.
Assistance for the Sight and Hearing Impaired
Salem provides a limited supply of large-type bulletins for individuals with vision restrictions. Additionally, personal sets of earphones are available to individuals with hearing impairments. Please notify an usher if you require either of these aids.
Salem is handicap accessible with no steps from the parking lot to the chancel and communion railing.