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Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending October 2, 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. 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 »

  • 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. (Please note that there is no class on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5.) Contact Pastor Jon with any questions.

  • Men's breakfast — Oct. 1

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at The Big Biscuit (12276 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee) on Saturday, Oct. 1 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.

  • Help fill our Pantry Packs with toiletries — through Oct. 2

    The Pantry Pack team plans to provide a bag containing toiletries for distribution this fall. We would like to collect as many of these items as possible from the congregation, and then use a Thrivent Action Team to supplement them as needed. Our goal is to have 40-45 bags available for distribution. Click on the link below for items needed. You can bring your items to church and place them in the tub provided or you can drop your items off at Koinonia Hall during the week. Please contact Cindy Harmison at if you have any questions. Read more »

  • Youth Hang Night — Oct. 2

    All youth and friends are invited for a hang night on Sunday, Oct. 2 at Koinonia Hall. We'll start games with 6th-8th graders at 3:30 p.m., 9th-12th graders will join us for pizza at 5:00 p.m., then high schoolers will hang together 5:30-7:00 p.m. Please contact Heather Lewis with any questions.

  • Good Faith Network Listening Meetings — Oct. 5

    If you were not able to attend the Good Faith Network listening session last month, the final opportunity is Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Koinoina Hall and via Zoom. You are invited to share concerns and issues you see in our community. We encourage you to participate in one of these sessions, and to learn more about this important ministry. If you are interested in attending, please register on the SignUpGenius by clicking on the link below. Contact Renee Loya with any questions. Read more »

  • Hollis Fall Fest — Oct. 9

    Come to Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS) on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. for a fun fall evening. The famous Hollis hospitality, pies, craft beer from 23rd Street Brewery, live music, and unorthodox auction remain the same, but this year they are serving Slap's BBQ instead of the traditional chili! All proceeds raised will benefit the mission and ministry of Hollis Renewal Center. This evening is fun, low key, and suitable for the whole family. It is free to attend, but free-will donations will gladly be accepted at the door. Click on the link below for more information.Read more »

  • Ornaments in October — through Oct. 31

    Salem’s Women's Ministry is collecting items to help fill the MLM Christmas Store throughout the month of October. Help make Christmas a little merrier for more than 1,000 Kansas City families. Suggestions for the most needed items can be found hanging on the tree at the chapel, or click on the link below for a list. Place the unwrapped gift near the tree or drop it off at the Salem office by Oct. 31. Contact Joyce Benedict with any questions. Read more »

  • Alzheimer's Support Group — Oct. 14

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday, Oct. 14 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.

  • Youth Gathering Table prep — Oct. 14-15

    Middle and high school youth and friends will prepare a meal they have planned at Koinonia Hall on Friday, Oct. 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and will serve at the Gathering Table on Saturday, Oct.15. If you plan to serve, please meet at Koinonia Hall on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. Thank you to our youth for demonstrating your faith in action!

  • Serving at the Gathering Table — Oct. 15

    Salem's youth will be preparing and serving a meal on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Gathering Table. They are requesting donations to feed approximately 80 hungry souls. If you can help, please sign up on the link below. (Please note that Salem youth will be serving the meal, so no volunteers from the congregation will be needed this time.) All items must be dropped off at Koinonia Hall (13402 W. 92nd St., Lenexa) by Thursday, Oct. 13 at 1:00 p.m. Read more »

  • Hayride, bbq, and bonfire — RSVP by Oct. 16

    Come for a hayride and bonfire on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5:15-7:30 p.m. Meet at Shawnee Mission Park (7460 Ogg Road, Shawnee) to enjoy a hayride followed by hot dogs, chips, s’mores, and apple cider by the fire! Cost for the hayride and meal combined is $10/person. Click on the link below for more information and/or to sign up. Please RSVP by Sunday, Oct. 16 so we know how many hayracks to reserve. Cash or check will be accepted the day of the event. All friends and families of the church are invited!Read more »

  • Women’s Book Club — Oct. 17

    Please join us Monday, Oct. 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall to discuss "The Secret Stealers" by Jane Healy. The Nov. 21 book will be "Burning Sky" by Lori Benton. Contact Kathy Kostroske at or (913) 888-3233 if you have any questions. Book Club typically meets on the third Monday of every month.

  • Confirmation — Oct. 30

    Join us in celebrating the Rite of Confirmation for six Salem youth at both worship services on Sunday, Oct. 30. There will be a cake reception following both services.

  • Reformation Sunday — Oct. 30

    Please wear red on Sunday, Oct. 30 for Reformation Sunday. The color red represents the Holy Spirit and the martyrs of the Christian church.

  • 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 fall. Two adults are needed at each event. Please contact Heather Lewis with any questions or ideas!Read more »

  • 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 »

  • The Word in Season

    The October-November-December 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.