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Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending October 25, 2020

  • Ornaments in October — Oct. 4-29

    Salem’s Women's Ministry is collecting items to help with the MLM (Metro Lutheran Ministry) Christmas Store from Oct. 4-29. Look for the Christmas tree just inside the sanctuary. Please select an ornament with a gift idea from the tree, purchase the gift, and place the unwrapped gift near the tree or drop off at the Salem office by Oct. 29. You can also purchase a gift online from an Amazon list at and the items will be sent directly to MLM. Thank you for making Christmas a little more special for those in need.Read more »

  • Reformation Sunday — Oct. 25

    Please wear red to church on Sunday (10/25) for Reformation Sunday.

  • Volunteer(s) needed to serve as Salem financial secretary

    Our current financial secretary is planning to retire from her volunteer position by the end of the year, and we are seeking 1 or 2 people to fill this role. The financial secretary is primarily responsible for keeping member contribution records up to date, recording annual pledges, and sending out quarterly & annual statements. The second role is assisting the treasurer by entering all of Salem's invoices into the church's accounts payable system. Each role averages around 5-6 hours per week, but it does vary. The church will provide a dedicated computer for the financial secretary and training for both positions. Interested individuals should contact Pastor Cynthia ( or Lynn Ross ( for more information.

  • Daylight Savings Time ends — Nov. 1

    Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday (11/01). Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night!

  • All Saints Day — Nov. 1

    We will celebrate All Saints Day in worship on Sunday (11/01). All Saints celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who are the body of Christ.

  • New hats, gloves being collected — thru Nov. 16

    Salem is collecting new hats and gloves to distribute at the Thanksgiving Pantry Pack. Please bring them to church on Sundays or to the church office by Monday, Nov. 16. If you don't like shopping, you can order them online and have them delivered to Koinonia Hall, or send money and we will shop for you!

  • Women’s Book Club — Nov. 17

    Please join us Tuesday (11/17) at 7:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall to discuss "The Woman in the Window" by A.J. Finn. The Dec. 15 book will be "A Winter Dream" by Richard Paul Evans. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-3233 or if you have any questions. Book Club typically meets on the third Tuesday of every month.

  • Serving at the Gathering Table — items needed by Nov. 20

    Salem will be making sack lunches again for the Gathering Table in November. All items need to be dropped off at the church office by noon on Friday, Nov. 20. Watch for a SignUpGenius next week.

  • Christ the King — Nov. 22

    We will celebrate Christ the King in worship on Sunday (11/22). We gather this day to celebrate the reign of Christ and his victory over death. Acknowledging Christ as our merciful ruler, we go forth that his reign may be known in our loving words and deeds.

  • Pantry Pack closures

    There is no Pantry Pack on Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve (Nov. 26 and Dec. 24). However, there will be Pantry Pack on New Year's Eve (Dec. 24).

  • Interim Worship Location

    We are pleased to announce that Salem’s interim location for worship is the Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee. Our traditional worship with organ is at 8:00 a.m., and our contemporary worship with praise band is at 9:30 a.m. in the seminary’s beautiful Baugh-Marshall Chapel, located at 6601 Monticello Road in Shawnee.

  • Pantry Pack in Koinonia Hall

    Pantry Pack has moved!! We are now in Koinonia Hall. Distribution times are the same: 8:15-9:15 a.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. every Thursday. Read more »

  • Program Registration & Parent Consent Form

    The 2020-21 Children’s and Youth Program Registration and Consent Form is now available. Read more »

  • Salem is Officially an RIC Congregation!

    Salem Lutheran Church has been recognized by Reconciling Works (formerly Lutherans Concerned/North America) as the most recent Reconciling in Christ Congregation in Kansas. This comes after the congregation officially adopted the following public welcome statement in January of 2015. We, the members of Salem Lutheran Church, affirm the belief that we are all created in God’s image and are called to love one another as God loves us. We are a community that welcomes people of all ages, cultures, economic statuses, ethnic backgrounds, family blends, gender identities, physical and mental abilities, races, and sexual orientations. We seek to provide a safe and caring community where all people can grow in their faith. We encourage you to join us as we develop relationships with each other and discover the depth of God’s love for us all.