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Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending February 12, 2023

  • 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. 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 »

  • Representatives needed for Synod Assembly in June

    Our Central States Synod Assembly will be held online via Zoom on Saturday, June 3. 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, please contact Vance Thomas.

  • No scripture study — Feb. 8

    There will be no scripture study Wednesday, Feb. 8. We will resume meeting at noon in Koinonia Hall next Wednesday, Feb.15. Have a blessed week!

  • Alzheimer's Support Group — Feb. 10

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

  • Salem Youth Big Game Watch Party — Feb. 12

    All Salem youth in 6th-12th grade are invited to the Lewis house on Sunday, Feb. 12 for a Big Game Watch Party. Come anytime after 5:00 p.m.; the game starts at 5:30 p.m. Please bring a snack to share; friends are always welcome! Contact Heather with any questions.

  • The Good Faith Network meeting — Feb. 15

    The Good Faith Network's Salem team will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. Network members are encouraged to attend to receive updates and begin preparing for the Nehemiah Assembly. This meeting is for current team members, as well as those who might be interested in finding out more about the Good Faith Network. Contact Renee Loya with any questions.

  • Serving at the Gathering Table — Feb. 18

    Salem will be serving on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Gathering Table (5001 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO). (Please note that proof of vaccination is required for those who sign up to serve.) We need volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal to approximately 80 hungry souls. We will be serving sloppy joes, macaroni salad, mixed veggies, bananas, and dessert. Click on the link below to sign up to donate items and/or help serve. Contact Lorel Brown with any questions or for more information. Read more »

  • Women’s Book Club — Feb. 20

    Please join us Monday, Feb. 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall to discuss "The Moment of Lift" by Melinda Gates. The March 20 book will be "This Close to Okay" by Leesa Cross-Smith. Contact Kathy Kostroske at or (913) 888-3233 if you have any questions. Book Club typically meets on the third Monday of every month.

  • Fellowship of the Vine — Feb. 21

    Salem women and friends are invited for some pampering at Nails Mirage (5428 Roberts St. in Shawnee) on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. You can come for a pedicure ($25-$40, depending on what type you choose) or just to hang out. Please bring a drink and snack to share if you want. Please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 17 by clicking on the link below.Read more »

  • Ash Wednesday Service — Feb. 22

    Join us for the Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Baugh-Marshall Chapel. The service will include the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion.

  • Midweek services in the season of Lent — March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

    Please plan to join us Wednesday evenings during Lent as we worship with Unfailing Light, a beautiful service by Marty Haugen, the creator of Holden Evening Prayer. We will create space for prayer, lament, and healing as we journey through Lent together with Christ, our unfailing Light, as our guide. Services will be Wednesdays in March (March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29), from 7:00-7:30 p.m. at the Baugh-Marshall Chapel.

  • Men's breakfast — March 4

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at The Big Biscuit (12276 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee) on Saturday, March 4 at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to Greg Beutel at so he can reserve a table. The men's breakfast typically meets on the first Saturday of every month.

  • Salem Kids Hangout at KC Ice Center — March 5

    Salem kids age Kindergarten-12th grade are invited to ice skate together at KC Ice Center (19900 Johnson Drive in Shawnee) on Sunday, March 5. Open skate is 1:00-2:30 p.m.; please bring $5 to help cover entrance and skate rental. Youth 6th-12th grade will meet at the chapel after worship at 11:30 a.m. to have lunch together before we skate; elementary school families are invited to meet us at the rink at 1:00 p.m. We will purchase discounted tickets ahead of time, so please sign up by clicking on the link below ASAP. Contact Heather with any questions. Read more »

  • 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.

  • Parent signup for middle school/high school

    Thank you for offering to help with Sunday school, service, fun, and fellowship for our middle school and high school youth! Please sign up on the link below on the dates when you can assist on Sunday mornings and during our special events planned for this spring. Two adults are needed at each event. Please contact Heather Lewis with any questions or ideas!Read more »

  • Weekly scripture study — every Wednesday

    Attend a weekly gathering to discuss the lectionary for the upcoming Sunday in a small group setting. We meet on Wednesdays at noon in Koinonia Hall. Contact Pastor Jon with any questions.

  • Register for Confirmation Camp at Rainbow Trail

    This summer, Salem Confirmation youth finishing 6th-8th grades will be going to Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp in Hillside, Colorado, from June 11-17. There is a $100 deposit due at registration. Please go to and register your student for the Junior High #1 camp (June 11-17). Scholarships are available if needed. Please contact the church office for more information on scholarships or with any questions.

  • Register for High School Camp at Rainbow Trail

    This summer, Salem high school youth finishing 9th-12th grades will be going to Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp in Hillside, Colorado, from July 23-29. There is a $100 deposit due at registration. Please go to and register your student for the Senior High #2 camp (July 23-29). Scholarships are available if needed. Contact the church office for more information on scholarships or with any questions. This particular camp will fill up quickly; please register as soon as possible to assure a spot for your youth.

  • Program Registration & Parent Consent Form

    The 2022-23 Children’s and Youth Program Registration and Consent Form is now available. It will register your child for almost all programs and ministries. Click on the link below to access the form. Children’s and youth programming begins on Sept. 11, so be sure to have a form filled out by then. 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.

  • Join the Fellowship Team!

    The Fellowship Team is looking for more members. If you love planning events, organizing, and seeking ways to connect with your Salem family, this is the team for you! Contact Jarred Schubert for more information.

  • Sharing God’s Abundance

    It’s never too late! Your Statement of Intent can still be submitted. Please take the time to prayerfully consider how God is inviting you to share the abundance entrusted to your care.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.