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Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending January 24, 2021

  • Worship online

    Join us on Sundays for online worship. We offer both traditional and contemporary services. They are posted on our Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter pages every Sunday morning. Links to those are at the top of this page. We will resume in-person worship on Feb. 7, but continue to post our services on social media for those who do not attend in-person to enjoy.Read more »

  • Town Hall Meeting — Jan. 24

    Join us Sunday, Jan. 24 at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom or Facebook Live for information regarding the annual meeting topics. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81431354663?pwd=VlRzVXVBbHJTSzdFL251VVJ0TjBoUT09. Meeting ID: 814 3135 4663 Passcode: 11221885

  • Epiphany Word Generator

    Remember at the beginning of 2020 when we gave out stars with a word on it? Well, since we can't do that in 2021, we created a generator that can give you your word! Just click on the link to find your word for this year.Read more »

  • Church Council openings

    Salem is on a positive trajectory going in to 2021, and the next few years will shape our next chapter. We are 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 for Church Council, please contact Lynn Ross or Tanya Trana.

  • Representatives needed for Synod Assembly

    The Central States Synod will meet virtually this year on June 4-5. We are looking for one male and one female alternate, and one youth representative to be part of the assembly. If you are interested in representing Salem, please contact Lynn Ross. Click on the link below for more information. Read more »

  • Fellowship of the Vine Reconnect via Zoom — Jan. 28

    Fellowship of the Vine will have a reconnect on Thursday, Jan. 28 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. for a Zoom scavenger hunt from the comfort of your own house. Call in to catch up with your friends from church. We miss seeing everyone in person. Come with ideas for other monthly get togethers. Contact Angela Osheim or Chris Wise with any questions. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86114048064?pwd=UDJXd3BhcGxJb0xrai8vQlpCd2Fqdz09. Meeting ID: 861 1404 8064 Passcode: Salem

  • Annual Congregational Meeting — Jan. 31

    Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 11:00 a.m. You will be able to attend via Zoom or Facebook Live, or in-person (limited to 50 people) in our regular worship space at the Central Baptist Theological Seminary in the Baugh-Marshall Chapel, located at 6601 Monticello Road in Shawnee. If you want to attend in-person, you must sign up ahead of time on the SignUpGenius by clicking on the link below. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81431354663?pwd=VlRzVXVBbHJTSzdFL251VVJ0TjBoUT09. Meeting ID: 814 3135 4663 Passcode: 11221885Read more »

  • In-person worship resumes — Feb. 7

    We are resuming in-person worship in February. Masks and social distancing will be required. Please sign up on the link below to make sure you have a spot by Thursday each week so we can plan worship. We worship at the Baugh-Marshall Chapel of the Central Baptist Theological 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 9:30 a.m.Read more »

  • Palm Burning — Feb. 7

    We invite you to bring your palms from last year to burn them into ashes for Ash Wednesday. We will have a fire pit outside the Baugh-Marshall Chapel on Sunday, Feb. 7 and will burn palms between services, 9:00-9:30 a.m. Treats will be provided.

  • Women’s Book Club — Feb. 16

    Please join us Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall to discuss "Murder at the Breakers" by Alyssa Maxwell. The March 16 book will be "The Boy From the Woods" by Harlan Coben. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-3233 or KLJK278@gmail.com) if you have any questions. Book Club typically meets on the third Tuesday of every month.

  • Ash Wednesday — Feb. 17

    Individual Ash Wednesday blessings will be given outside Koinonia Hall by the fire pit on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Please stop by anytime between 12:00-1:00 p.m. or 6:00-7:00 p.m. for blessings and prayers. We will offer the imposition of ashes using Q-tips, and families may choose to give ashes to each other or receive them from Pastor Cynthia. Please come and begin your Lenten journey together.

  • 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 13-19. Rainbow Trail is an amazing camp in the mountains where we’ll be doing lots of outdoor activities, such as hiking and whitewater rafting. There is a $100 deposit due at registration (refundable before April 1). Please go to www.rainbowtrail.org and register your student for the first junior high camp (June 13-19). On the registration page, please put what grade your young person is in during the current school year. (The website asks for what grade they’re going into for fall of 2021). Scholarships are available if needed. Contact Pastor Cynthia for more information on scholarships or with any questions you might have.Read more »

  • 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 »

  • The Word in Season

    The January-February-March edition of "The Word in Season" has arrived at the church office. You can stop by Mon-Thurs, 8:00-1:00 to pick up a copy, or contact Stephanie in the church office if you would like one sent to you.

  • Weather-related closings

    Click on the link below for information on how to find out if church events have been canceled.Read more »

  • Salem college scholarship — deadline April 1

    Each year Salem awards a $500 college scholarship to one of our graduating seniors. Applications must be turned in to the church office no later than April 1. More information and an application can be found on the forms page of the Salem website. 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.