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New Beginnings

For many, the new school year has just started, or will start soon. Notebooks, folders, pencils, crayons, and markers are all squeaky-clean in that brand-new backpack (with the Salem backpack tag on it). Who knows what will unfold from August to May? The year is a blank slate.

Most schools have a back-to-school night. Some elementary schools have a “sneak-a-peek” night where you drop off your school supplies, see your child’s classroom, and meet your child’s teacher for the year.

Well, for Salem, it is a new year, a new beginning. This Sunday we can preview where we will worship after Labor Day. Overland Park Lutheran Church (OPLC) has graciously invited us to worship with them at 9:30 a.m., and they will treat us to breakfast following that. We can “sneak-a-peek” into the future of Salem, and fellowship with our new friends at OPLC.

Here is an interesting fact, as well. According to the OPLC website, “Formally organized on January 14, 1951 with thirty adult members signing the constitution, OP Lutheran Church actually traces its roots back to the Spring of 1949 when a branch of the Sunday School of Salem Lutheran Church of Lenexa was organized to meet the needs of area residents. The Sunday School originally met at Overland Park grade school, later moving to a residence very near our current location.” So Salem already has a history of partnering with OPLC!

Don’t miss this opportunity to see what the future holds for Salem!

Shari Van Baale
Salem Communications Coordinator

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