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Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending June 20, 2021

  • Worship in person or online

    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. Following new directives from the Centers for Disease Control, we no longer require but do strongly recommend that you wear a facemask and maintain safe distancing. Worship sign-ups and limiting attendance numbers are no longer required, as well. Click on the link below for more information. Services also are posted on our Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter pages every Sunday afternoon. 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 »

  • Confirmation Camp — June 13-19

    Follow our confirmation camp youth on the Collective FaceBook page and keep them in your prayers this week. Read more »

  • Serving at the Gathering Table — June 19

    We are happy to announce that we are able to serve hot meals again, so we will serve in person on Saturday (06/19) at the Gathering Table, 5001 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO. (Please note that we recommend servers be fully vaccinated, as the population we serve there are largely unvaccinated. Masks will be required by all who serve.) We need volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal to approximately 100 hungry souls. The meal will consist of macaroni & cheese with ham, rolls, vegetables, bananas, dessert, and lemonade. All items need to be dropped off at Koinonia Hall by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday (06/17). Click on the link below to sign up to donate items or serve the meal. Read more »

  • Amazon Prime Day — June 21-22

    Prime Day is coming up on Monday-Tuesday (06/21-06/22). Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Salem. Sign up for AmazonSmile and select Salem Lutheran Church as your preferred charity at Remember to shop for deals at, or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon app, and AmazonSmile will donate to us at no cost to you. Enjoy those Prime Day deals!Read more »

  • Church office closed — July 5

    The church office will be closed on Monday (07/05), in observance of the Independence Day holiday. We will re-open on Tuesday (07/05) at 8:00 a.m.

  • Alzheimer Support Group — July 9

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (07/09) 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 — July 14 and Aug. 4

    Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS) is hosting a BrickWorks sorting event on Wednesday (07/14) and (08/04) 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. They are allowing 30 minutes between each session for staff to clean & disinfect the space prior to the next group. Please sign up by clicking on the link below.Read more »

  • Senior High Collective Mission Trip — July 18-23

    High schoolers will be headed to Camp Tomah Shinga (an ELCA Central States Synod camp in Junction City, Kansas) for Survivor: Collective Mission Trip 2021. We are taking service to an entirely different level and throwing a competitive twist on one of the most exciting Collective trips of the year! When we aren’t working, we will be enjoying all that camp has to offer, with plenty of Survivor-style games and fellowship. Trip cost is $300, and it is open to anyone who will be completing 9th-12th grade this spring. Click on the link below for more information and/or to sign up.Read more »

  • Women’s Book Club — July 20

    Please join us Tuesday (07/20) at 7:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall to discuss "A Cry From the Dust" by Carrie Stuart Parks. The Aug. 17 book will be "Out of the Shadow" by Darol Rodrock. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-3233 or if you have any questions. Book Club typically meets on the third Tuesday of every month.

  • Hollis Crossings Summer Day Camp — July 19-22 and July 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. Click on the link below for more information and/or to sign up. Read more »

  • 2021 Directory Available

    The new church directory is now available. You can pick one up on the table in the entryway at Sunday worship 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.

  • The Word in Season

    The July-August-September edition of "The Word in Season" has arrived at the church office. You may pick one up in the chapel entry near the bulletins or at the church office Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please contact the church office if you would like one mailed to you.

  • 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 Thanks in advance for your help! Read more »

  • Living a Generous Life

    It’s never too late! Your commitment can still be submitted. Please take the time to prayerfully seek out what living Salem’s mission means to you and further discern how you can support Salem’s ministries as part of living out your generous life.Read more »

  • Program Registration & Parent Consent Form

    The 2021-22 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.