Salem Lutheran Church of Oxford
26950 Furman Street NE
North Branch, Minnesota 55056
Church E-mail Address:
Pastor Rob Krajewski - (651) 261-7333
Pastor Rob Krajewski joined this parish as pastor in January, 2013. Since then, the congregation has grown substantially but, more importantly, its demographics has undergone a dramatic shift in which the average age has trended clearly downward… that is, we are getting younger!! Not only is the congregation growing and getting younger (average age), we are gaining children! The Sunday school is, on most Sundays, thriving! We have young mothers teaching the Sunday school! God has, quite apparently, chosen to bless this parish in both visible and invisible ways… for all of which we are deeply grateful.
Kid's Christmas Program
December 15th, 2019
If you are looking for a church-home that has a small but vibrant congregation with which to bond into a church family, this place is for you! Please read on and learn more about us… worship specifics, associations, what we believe, who we are and more. This congregation is a welcoming congregation. If you decide to visit, you will be welcomed like a long-lost friend!
Sunday Service Hours
Worship Services - Inside @10:00am Sundays
Download PDF file Services/Covid-responsive; for more information
- October 25, 2020
Check It Out
For the next few months the service will be inside the Church Sanctuary with all Covid precautions set. For those not wishing to be "in public", the Virtual Church page will remain updated weekly.
PDF - Current Newletter
A Little History...
Salem was built in 1893 by a handful of Swedish immigrants who needed a place of worship. The dirt-poor immigrants had been walking nearly six miles every Sunday morning to an established Lutheran Church. At times they took food for their meal, and walked 6 miles back home. The few immigrants somehow raised $500 and built the Chapel over a hundred years ago. Salem has grown a lot in the last years. We have gone through a building project which increased the size of the facility and gave us more space for youth gatherings and adult meetings. Our kitchen facilities have been modernized and we have a lovely narthex. Our altar features a beautiful stained glass window, reconditioned pulpit and communion rail.
We happily remain a smallish and friendly country church anxiously awaiting your arrival!
After several years' absence, Sunday school has returned to Salem! Over the past few years we have been blessed with a sizable growth in our weekly worship attendance. This growth is inclusive of several younger people who have children of Sunday school age. Interested? Send us an E-mail with your contact information and we will get things going!