Find Your Treasure — Aug. 14 & 15
If you were unable to attend the Find Your Treasure event last weekend, we will have access to the items again Friday and Saturday (08/14 and 08/15) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Luther Hall. We still have lots of furniture, toys, dishes, housewares, etc. available. Take what you can use for a free-will donation.
Faith Statements — Aug. 16
Please join us Sunday (08/16) at our worship services as our Confirmation youth read their faith statements.
First Communion — Aug. 16
Several Salem children will celebrate first Communion at our 9:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday (08/16).
Women’s Book Club — Aug. 18
Please join us Tuesday (08/18) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles. The Sept. 15 book will be "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens. 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.
Wednesday Evening Services — through Aug. 19
Please join Pastor Cynthia for a Zoom service every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. We will start the meeting with a short devotional, followed by prayers and Communion. It will be a special time with your Salem family. Click on the link below for more information on how to access our Zoom call.Read more »
Confirmation — Aug. 23
Please join us Sunday (08/23) at our 9:30 a.m. worship service to celebrate Confirmation for our Salem youth.
Worship — Aug. 23
Our final worship services in the sanctuary will be on Aug. 23. Join us for traditional worship at 8:00 a.m. or contemporary worship at 9:30 a.m. We will bless our sanctuary as we prepare for our next worship space. We also will celebrate Confirmation for our Salem youth at the 9:30 a.m. service.
Outdoor Worship — Aug. 30
We will have an outdoor combined worship and celebration on Sunday (08/30) at 9:00 a.m. in the spacious grassy lot outside of Koinonia Hall. Please join us as we thank God for 135 years of Salem's history, and look forward to our future with much hope and joy!
Open House — Aug. 30
After outdoor combined worship and celebration on Sunday (08/30), we will have an open house at our interim worship space at the Central Baptist Theological Seminary (6601 Monticello Road, Shawnee) from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Confirmation Begins — Aug. 30
We are excited to announce that Salem & Atonement Lutheran Church will be joining together for the 2020-21 confirmation year. Confirmation begins Sunday (08/30) at Atonement (9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park) from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the parking lot. Please bring masks and lawn chairs.This event is for 7th & 8th graders AND parents. We will be going over the schedule for the semester, so you don't want to miss it.
Blessings Abound Golf Benefit — Aug. 31
At this time, they are still planning on holding the Blessings Abound Golf Benefit. It is scheduled for Monday (08/31) from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Falcon Lakes Golf Club, 4605 Clubhouse Drive, Basehor, KS. They are monitoring state and local guidelines for gathering size, and working with Falcon Lakes to ensure all participants are safe. Once again we hope to have a few teams represent Salem. If you are interested, please contact Bob Roediger at (913) 894-0392 or email@example.com by Aug. 24.
Interim Worship Location — beginning Sept. 6
We are pleased to announce that Salem’s interim location for worship is the Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 6, we will have our traditional worship with organ at 8:00 a.m., and our contemporary worship with praise band at 9:30 a.m. in the seminary’s beautiful Baugh-Marshall Chapel, located at 6601 Monticello Road in Shawnee.
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.