Our Lord invites us to give back to Him the first and best of what he has entrusted to us, in thanksgiving for all his blessings of body and soul. Your gift to Salem Lutheran Church and School allows us to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in our community and our world.  Whether your gift is large or small, we appreciate your generosity.

Ways to Support Salem Lutheran Church and School

Every act of support makes a difference! Here are some ways to get involved.

Planned Giving

Planned giving is another way you can support Salem Lutheran Church and School. You can set up an endowment to honor or remember a loved one or include Salem in your estate. These planned gifts provide a legacy for you and your family and ensure the ongoing financial support of Salem's ministry for generations. To get started, speak with your financial professional. You may also call the church office for a referral to a planned giving counselor.

Checks and Cash

At the end of each church service, guests can leave a check or cash donation. Checks can be made to Salem Lutheran Church and School with a note in the memo line specifying that the donation is for Salem Lutheran Church and School. Cash can be placed in an envelope with a note that the donation is for Salem Lutheran Church and School.

Electronic Giving

We accept credit cards as a way of giving. Click the "Donate" button ABOVE to give through a secured link. Enter your credit card information and indicate the amount of your offering.

Text Your Gift

You can give to Salem by sending a text message. Text the amount you would like to give to 314-441-7143, and you will receive a link to complete your donation. No login or account setup is required, and easy debit/credit card registration is available. It's quick, easy, and secure! You'll receive a confirmation text once your gift has been processed.

Automated Electronic Gift

This is a safe and convenient way to make recurrent offerings on a schedule. It can be set up to easily withdraw from your checking or savings account. Complete the form and submit it via an email to our Finance Coordinator, Terry Rooney, at


Thrivent Financial also offers a way of making contributions to Salem Lutheran Church and School. If you are a member of Thrivent, you may designate funds to be donated to Salem through this Lutheran financial company.

Other Ways to Support Us

In addition to regular giving, you can also direct offerings to these special ministries:

Beautification Fund

This fund helps to pay for things like new paint, landscaping, and other projects that make our campus look more inviting.

Capital Improvements

These projects can range from minor repairs to major renovations and help keep the church and school looking their best.

Music Ministry

Provides funds for special music events, sheet music for memorials, cantatas, additional musicians, and various equipment needs.

Parking Lot Re-Pavement

Provides funds to repave the parking lot every 3 or 4 years.

Vacation Bible School

Your support of Vacation Bible School ensures that Salem Lutheran Church and School can continue to provide a week-long summer program.

Cancer Support Ministry

The ministry provides funding for a safe space for individuals to share their experiences and to receive support from others who understand what they are going through.

Lorrie Rehmer Scholarship Fund

Provides tuition assistance for students pursuing careers in church work (teacher, pastor, deaconess, DCE).

Organ Maintenance

Provides funds for the maintenance and upkeep of Salem’s pipe organ.

Student Aid

Funding is used to assist families in need to continue or begin their children’s education at Salem Lutheran School.

Youth Gathering

Contributions collected support our youth and adult chaperones who attend the LCMS Youth Gathering that is held every three years since 1980. This event provides thousands of young people the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people, learn more about their Christian faith and their Lutheran identity, and be encouraged in their walk with Jesus.

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