Colorado Springs, Colorado
A Member Of The
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
In 2020, Salem installed nine new stained glass windows in our sanctuary. The windows and frames were made and donated by our members. The overall theme of our windows is The Calling. Christians are called to faith and called to serve.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
(I Peter 2:9)
The five windows on the left side of the church depict Old Testament events, those on the right depict four events from the New Testament. The center of our sanctuary, our beliefs, and our salvation is the Cross of Christ.
Creation • Genesis 2
The Lord God said,Sadly, this peace and perfection did not last. Yet it was here also that the Lord showed His love for sinful mankind. When Adam and Eve sinned against Him, the Lord, in love, called them to repentence. He also called them to faith in the first promise of the Savior, Jesus Christ, who would crush Satan and win for all salvation in Heaven above.It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is a suitable partner for him.The Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. As the man slept, the Lord God took a rib and closed up the flesh where it had been. The Lord God built a woman from the rib that he had taken from the man and brought her to the man.
Sermon on Genesis 2:7-9, 15-24
Creation - Adam And Eve
Noah’s Ark and Rainbow • Genesis 9
I have set my rainbow in the cloud, and it will be the sign of a covenant between me and the earth. The rainbow will be in the cloud. I will look at it so that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of every kind that is on the earth.God said to Noah,This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.
Sermon on Genesis 9:8-17
Noah's Ark and Rainbow
Abraham and the Stars • Genesis 15
Abram believed in the Lord, and the Lord credited it to him as righteousness.The Lord, who called Abraham to faith, declared him to be righteous through faith in that promise.
Sermon on Genesis 15:1-6
Abraham and the Stars
The Burning Bush • Exodus 3
Moses said to God,If I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what should I say to them?
So God replied to Moses,I am who I am.He also said,You will say this to the Israelites: I am has sent me to you.
Sermon on Exodus 3:1-15
The Burning Bush
The Prophet and Scroll • Isaiah 6
For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit(II Peter 1:21). The prophets were called to serve, often under severe circumstances, to bring God's Word ultimately to all people.
Sermon on Isaiah 6:1-8
The Prophet and Scroll
The Cross Of Christ
It Is Finished!(John 19:30). No punishment for sin remains. No further sacrifice is needed. Not a single work is required. Salvation has been paid in full and the open, empty tomb on Easter morning proves God's acceptance of Christ Jesus' payment for sin. This Cross is the center of our faith. It is the center of our teachings. It is the center of our church.
The Nativity • Luke 2
And so it was that while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son, wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn(Luke 2:6-7).
Sermon on Luke 2:1-20
Pentecost • Acts 2
Go and gather disciples from all nations by baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and by teaching them to keep all the instructions I have given you. And surely I am with you always until the end of the age(Matthew 28:19-20).
Sermon on Acts 2:1-21
Road To Damascus • Acts 9
This man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the people of Israel(Acts 9:15). Saul, later known as the Apostle Paul, wrote almost half of the New Testament and travelled throughout the Roman world proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Sermon on Acts 9:1-20
Road to Damascus
The River of Life • Revelation 22
The angel showed me the river of the water of life, which was as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb. In the middle of the city's street and on each side of the river was a tree of life that yielded twelve kinds of fruit. The tree yields its fruit every month, and its leaves are for the healing of the nations.