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Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending May 22, 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 9:30 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 »

  • Kansas City Women’s Chorus concert — May 20 and 21

    The Kansas City Women’s Chorus will present "Hello Goodbye" on Friday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., at the Lyric Opera's Michael & Ginger Frost Production Arts Building (712 E. 18th St., Kansas City, MO). "Hello, Goodbye" will be a joyous celebration reminding us that “You Can’t Stop the Beat" and that our “True Colors” continue to shine through. Click on the link below for more information and/or to purchase tickets. You can also purchase tickets at the show. Read more »

  • Summer schedule resumes May 22

    Our summer worship schedule starts Sunday, May 22. During the summer, there is no choir rehearsal and Sunday school between services. Traditional worship is at 8:00 a.m., and contemporary worship is at 9:30 a.m. The education/music hour resumes in the fall, usually after Labor Day. Watch for announcements on the change in schedule in August.

  • Scripture study — starts June 1

    Attend a weekly in-person gathering or monthly meeting via Zoom throughout the summer to discuss the lectionary for the upcoming Sunday in a small group setting. We will meet on Wednesdays at noon starting June 1 in Koinonia Hall, or the first Wednesday of the month (June 1, July 6, and Aug. 3) via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Please contact the church office for the Zoom login information. Contact Pastor Jon with any questions.

  • Men's breakfast — June 4

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at The Big Biscuit (12276 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee) on Saturday, June 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.

  • Summer Musical Camp — July 18-22 (RSVP by June 5)

    All Salem kids and their friends going into 1st - 6th grade are invited to participate in the musical "Jehoshaphat and the Power of Prayer." Join us as King Jehoshaphat teaches his people how to pray and to trust God even when things seem impossible! Our musical camp is at Central Seminary (6601 Monticello Road in Shawnee) Monday through Friday, 9:00-10:30 a.m., July 18-22. We will perform this awesome musical during both worship services on Sunday, July 24. Contact Music Director Heather Lewis at or (913) 485-2739 with any questions. Please RSVP with the SignUpGenius on the link below by June 5, or fill out a paper registration form at church. Read more »

  • Hollis Crossings Summer Day Camp — June 6-9 and July 11-14

    Hollis Crossings is a fun, active, and faith-filled week during the summer for children who have completed grades K-5. During the week, kids explore the outdoors and make new friends while experiencing God’s love for all. The camp is at Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS), and runs Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Click on the link below for more information and/or to register for camp.Read more »

  • Alzheimer Support Group — June 10

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday, June 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.

  • BrickWorks at Hollis — June 15, July 20, and Aug. 3

    Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS) is hosting several BrickWorks sorting events this summer on Wednesdays (June 15, July 20, and Aug. 3) from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Hollis Lodge. Because of COVID-19, they are limiting the number of people attending to 40 and asking for pre-registration. There will be one table per group, and each table can accommodate up to 8 people from the same party. You are welcome to stay for only 1 hour, or both. If you choose both hours, you need to book both hours. Sign up by clicking on the link below. Read more »

  • Women’s Book Club — June 20

    Please join us Monday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall to discuss "Golden Girl" by Elin Hilderbrand. The July 18 book will be "The Music of Bees" by Eileen Garvin. Contact Kathy Kostroske at or (913) 888-3233 if you have any questions. Book Club typically meets on the third Monday of every month.

  • VBS — July 22-24

    Save the date for Salem's weekend VBS, Friday-Sunday, July 22-24, for age 3-entering 6th grade. Click on the link below to register.Read more »

  • The Word in Season

    The July-August-September 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.