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Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending January 23, 2022

  • Worship in person or online

    We worship at the Baugh-Marshall Chapel of the Central Seminary (6601 Monticello Road in Shawnee). Our traditional worship with organ is at 8:00 a.m., and our contemporary worship with praise band is at 10:30 a.m. We offer education and music for all ages between services at 9:15 a.m. Following updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, local health authorities, and Bishop Susan Candea, we are recommending the wearing of masks in all indoor gatherings regardless of one’s vaccination status. Click on the link below for more information. Services also livestreamed on our Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter pages. Links to those are at the top of this page. We encourage you to worship in the style and manner that is best for you and your family! Read more »

  • Women’s Book Club — Jan. 18

    Please join us Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall to discuss “Christmas Angels” by Nancy Naigle. The Feb. 15 book will be “Angel Sister" by Ann Gabhart. Contact Kathy Kostroske (KLJK278@gmail.com or 913-888-3233) if you have any questions. Book Club typically meets on the third Tuesday of every month.

  • Tell us your story!

    Has a Salem ministry impacted your life? We want to hear your story! We will be highlighting our ministries in the next few weeks, and would like to hear how they have made a difference in your life. If you have a story to share, please contact Greg Beutel.

  • Church Council openings

    Salem is on a positive course going in to 2022 and working to shape our next chapter. We are currently looking for volunteers or nominations to fill openings on Church Council. If you are interested in serving in this way or would like to nominate someone, please contact Tanya Trana or Vance Thomas.

  • Representatives needed for Synod Assembly in June

    Our Central States Synod Assembly will meet in Olathe this year from June 9-11. We are looking for one male and one female adult representative to be part of the assembly, as well as one youth. If you are interested in representing Salem at the assembly, please contact Tanya Trana.

  • Salem Showcase — Jan. 23 & 30

    We will have an event on Sunday, Jan. 23 & 30 at the Baugh-Marshall Chapel to experience and recognize the ways the Salem community is at work in the world. There will be a variety of presentations and displays from Salem’s ministries and programs highlighting how we are making a difference. Contact Lynn Ross or Greg Beutel with any questions. Please join us for this celebration of the impact Salem is making in the world!

  • Financial Review — Jan. 26

    Join us Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 7:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall or via Zoom for information regarding the annual meeting topics. Contact the church office for more information and/or the Zoom link.

  • Annual Congregational Meeting — Jan. 30

    Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be Sunday, Jan. 30 at 11:45 a.m. at the Baugh-Marshall Chapel or via Zoom. Contact the church office for more information and/or the Zoom link.

  • Fellowship of the Vine — Feb. 5

    Salem women and friends are invited for a morning of jewelry shopping, followed by lunch, on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 10:30 a.m. We will meet at the Thompson Barn (11184 Lackman Road, Lenexa) at 10:30 a.m. for the Cupid's Gems Artisan Jewelry Show, where you can purchase a variety of original, handcrafted jewelry items. Jewelry artists in this show offer one-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry; no imported or manufactured jewelry is accepted. After the jewelry show we will have lunch at Grinders Stonewall, 10240 Pflumm Road, Lenexa. If you wish to only join us for lunch, you can meet us at Grinders at 12:30 p.m. Click on the link below to RSVP.Read more »

  • Men's breakfast — Feb. 5

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at The Big Biscuit (12276 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee) on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to Greg Beutel at gbeutel@everestkc.net so he can reserve a table. The men's breakfast typically meets on the first Saturday of every month.

  • Alzheimer Support Group — Feb. 11

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday, Feb. 11 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. For more information or to participate, contact Courtney Goin at (913) 609-1891. The group typically meets on the second Friday of every month.

  • The Word in Season

    The January-February-March edition of "The Word in Season" has arrived. You may pick one up in the chapel entry near the bulletins or at the church office. Published quarterly by Augsburg Fortress, it offers a daily scripture reading, devotional, and prayer from several different authors. Please contact the church office if you would like one mailed to you.

  • Register for Confirmation Camp

    This summer, Salem Confirmation youth will be joining other Collective churches at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp in Hillside, Colorado, from June 12-18. There is a $100 deposit due at registration. Click on the link below and register your student for the first junior high camp (June 12-18). Scholarships are available if needed. Contact the church office for more information on scholarships or with any questions. Read more »

  • Nursery ministry

    Do you love working with children? We would love for you to assist Toni in our nursery this fall! Please let us know if you are age 14 to adult and are interested in sharing God’s love with our little ones.

  • Program Registration & Parent Consent Form

    The 2021-22 Children’s and Youth Program Registration and Consent Form is now available. Read more »

  • Children’s/Youth Bibles available

    We will be ordering Bibles for certain fall programming participants. Salem provides those at no cost to those children and youth, but if you would like to purchase one for yourself or a gift, please contact the church office. The cost of the Spark Story Bible and Spark Kids Bible is $23, and the cost of the Lutheran Study Bible is $28.

  • 2021 Directory Available

    The new church directory is now available. You can pick one up on the table in the entryway at Sunday worship or at the church office. If you have any changes or if you would like to submit a picture for our next printing, please notify Shari in the church office.

  • Offering counters needed

    Can you spare 30-40 minutes per month? The Finance Team is looking for volunteers to count the weekly offering and take the deposit to the bank. Training and keys to Koinonia Hall will be provided. Even though the SignUpGenius shows a Sunday date, this can be done early in that week at your convenience. We are looking for 4-6 (3 teams of 2) additional volunteers to make sure this vital function is covered for the near future. Please contact Joyce Benedict if you have any questions or concerns or you would like to be trained at huskerjoyce@gmail.com. Thanks in advance for your help! Read more »

  • Living a Generous Life

    It’s never too late! Your commitment can still be submitted. Please take the time to prayerfully seek out what living Salem’s mission means to you and further discern how you can support Salem’s ministries as part of living out your generous life.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.