This year’s Holy Week worship at Salem Lutheran Church, 10 McClellan Circle, South Buffalo, was enhanced by their newly developed drama program. The centerpiece of the week was a dramatic reenactment of the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. Thirteen characters, in period costume, spoke of their part in the final hours of Jesus’ life preceding the crucifixion. The drama lead into the congregation’s celebration of the Holy Eucharist. On Good Friday the drama continued as costumed soldiers and townspeople accompanied Jesus, carrying his cross, to the place of crucifixion. This took place within the framework of a traditional “Tenebrae,” or “Service of Darkness." Salem has approximately 300 costumes which were used, not only for Holy Week, but also for the congregation’s Living Nativity each December.
We are a family of faith known as Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church located off McKinley Parkway at 10 McClellan Circle in South Buffalo. We’re a group of people dedicated to sharing the love of God in Jesus Christ with those around us. We are here to serve you, in Jesus’ name. The word “Salem” means “Peace.” That’s why we are known as “The Church of Peace on the Circle.” We’re trying hard to live up to our name. We want to invite you and your family to join with us in our worship, prayer, and friendship, and to make our house of God a home of faith, love, and peace for you.
What We Believe
Lutherans believe that salvation comes through faith alone in Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul writes in Ephesians, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God – not the result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)