Rev. Joseph Bocko with Pastor Capers at the HARAMBE on May 19, 2018.  He is the program director of African National ministries with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America .
Salem Lutheran Church painting by Charles Hirsch
Pastor Bonnie serves Holy Communion during a Service of Farewell as she retires and leaves Salem on Sunday, April 26, 2015, 
Hearing Chapter 2 of Acts in many languages on the Day of Pentecost - May 28, 2023.  English, Swahili, Shona, German and Spanish.
We returned to the chancel rail for Holy Communion on Maundy Thursday, April 6, 2023.  Pastor Capers, Laura Morgan and Rachel Adolphe served.
These girls from Rwanda/Congo help Upendo Mmari reorganize the Clothing Bank on July 18, 2015.  Donations of gently used items are welcome.
Friends and members of Salem from Zimbabwe sing in their native Shona language on Reformation Sunday, October 26, 2014.  
$494.42 was dropped into the Red Kettle in front of Kroger on West 71st Street on December 2, 2023.  Our bell ringers supported the ministries of the Salvation Army of Central Indiana.
During the pandemic, 4 month old James listens to the sermon radio broadcast to Salem Park and our parking lot on Sunday, July 19, 2020.
We celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord and Pastor James M. Capers shares his message "The Real Christmas" on December 25, 2022.
 2018 harambe
More than 85 gathered to share the cultures of our diverse community at the International Harvest Festival. Musicians from the Kenya Indy Ministry joined us Saturday, September 9, 2023 in Salem Park.
Rachel is experiencing her first Christmas in this country.  She hangs a Chrismon ornament on the Salem tree on December 20, 2015.
The choir sings our mission statement during Salem's 175th Anniversary worship with Bishop Bill Gafkjen on October 15, 2011. 
Praying during worship on Sunday, September 20, 2020.  Richard Alvies and Constance Kadyole sit on the benches listening to the radio broadcast from the closed sanctuary.
Social distancing at the communion rail on March 15, 2020.  This was the last service before the sanctuary was closed during the pandemic.
Our ensemble of flute, bassoons and guitar perform with Pastor James M. Capers his arrangement titled "A Fortress Is God" on Reformation Sunday, October 29, 2023. 
Sister Barbara Collins reads the gospel lesson on Christ the King Sunday, November 25, 2018. Friends and family of Liam Bevins gathered for his baptism.
Maundy 2023
Pastor Bonnie's final service at Salem
Pastor Bonnie's final service at Salem
Rachel adds an ornament on her first Christmas tree in the U.S.
Pastor Bonnie's final service at Salem
The Shona Choir
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The Second Sunday in Lent, February 25.
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ESL - English as a Second Language now meeting.
Free English classes.  Register at the class.  We meet in the Salem classroom building on Pollart Street onTuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30.

Saturday Bible Study meets from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.
Join us on Zoom or from the conference room.  Contact Pastor or the office.

Annual meeting was Sunday, February 25.
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2020 Communion
Reformation Sunday Ensemble
Salem is a caring community of disciples who offer an open invitation to join us in serving, communing, and growing in Jesus Christ.  Use the links on the yellow banner above to learn about SHALOM and our other ministries for African immigrants and refugees.  The Rev. Dr. James M. Capers serves as our Interim Pastor. 



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Minister Mmari leads the children to practice their lines for Chirsmas Eve 2015.
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Rev Bocko with Pastor Bonnie
Christma 2022
The Harvest Festival.
Sept 20 2020
Choir sings our mission statement Oct. 15, 2011
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 Fall Festival 2017  2018 harambe

Nov 25 2018