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Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending June 4, 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 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 »

  • Baby items/meal train — through May 31

    Thanks to the amazing generosity of our church family, Katie, teens, and baby have everything they need for now! If you would like to contribute Target or Walmart gift cards, or diapers and wipes for future needs, those are always appreciated. Thank you especially for your love and support! Click on the link below to bless the family with a meal.Read more »

  • 2023 directory available

    The new church directory is now available. Be sure to pick one up on the table in the entryway at the chapel 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.

  • Men's breakfast — June 3

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at The Big Biscuit (12276 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee) on Saturday, June 3 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.

  • Commitment Sunday — June 4

    You are invited to bring forward a formal commitment of your intended generosity for 2023 at the worship services on Sunday, June 4. In preparation for this event, please take time to prayerfully reflect on how Salem, as well as you yourself, are called to share God’s abundance. As you pray about this, remember that steward leaders in our congregation have provided a challenge match of $50 per household for every new pledge that we receive. Then, in celebration of the gifts entrusted to our care, we will return our Statements of Intent during the Commitment Sunday worship service. Additional Statements of Intent are available at the chapel, the church office, or clicking on the link below. Thank you! Read more »

  • Holy Trinity Sunday — June 4

    Holy Trinity Sunday is Sunday, June 4. Trinity Sunday celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We hope you can join us in worship on this special day in the church calendar!

  • BrickWorks at Hollis — June 7, July 12, and Aug. 8

    Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS) is hosting several BrickWorks sorting events this summer on Wednesdays ( June 7, July 12, and Aug. 8) from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Hollis Lodge. They are limiting the number of people attending to 40 per hour, 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. Please sign up by clicking on the link below. Read more »

  • KC PrideFest Truck Decorating Party — June 9

    In preparation for the KC PrideFest parade on Saturday, June 10, we will have a truck decorating party on Friday, June 9, at 6:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church (6400 State Line Road, Mission Hills, KS). Pizza will be provided. All are welcome, even if you don't plan to march in the parade. Please RSVP by clicking on the link below. Read more »

  • Walk in the KC PrideFest parade — June 10

    ELCA Lutherans from around Kansas City are showing up for our LGBTQIA friends by walking in the 2023 Kansas City PrideFest Parade on Saturday, June 10. The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. in Westport and ends at the PrideFest at the Country Club Plaza. (We will gather a bit earlier that morning at the parade start; we will have exact details after a June 5 organizers meeting.) Anyone is welcome to walk with us for the approximately 1-mile-long parade route! Please RSVP by clicking on the link below. Read more »

  • Salem mission trip meeting — June 11

    There will be a meeting for those interested in going on the Salem mission trip to Guatemala in summer 2024 on Sunday, June 11 at the Baugh-Marshall Chapel after both worship services (9:00 and 10:30 a.m.) Contact Pastor Jon with any questions.

  • Women’s Book Club — June 19

    Please join us Monday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall to discuss "Summer Island" by Kristin Hannah. The July 17 book will be "Angels of the Pacific" by Elise Hooper. 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 — June 22

    Salem women and friends are invited to join us at Theatre in the Park Thursday, June 22 to see "Meet Me in St. Louis". We will meet at Salem at 6:30 p.m. to carpool to the show, which starts at 8:30 p.m. (If you don’t wish to carpool, meet at the theater at 7:00 p.m.) Ticket cost is $8 plus tax. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket, as seating is on the lawn. You are welcome to bring a dinner for yourself or snacks/drinks to share. All women are welcome to attend! Contact Chris Wise with any questions. Please click on the link below to RSVP. Read more »

  • Hollis Crossings Summer Day Camp — June 26-29

    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., June 26-29. Click on the link below for more information and/or to sign up. Registration deadline is Monday, June 12. 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.

  • Summer worship schedule

    During the summer, there is no choir rehearsal or 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.

  • The Word in Season

    The April-May-June 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.

  • 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.