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, 
Lighting candles to remember loved ones on All Saints Sunday, November 7, 2021. The saints we celebrated included Pastor Bonnie Sparks and Susan Shaw Kunze.
Talented musicians added to our service to celebrate The Resurrection of Our Lord on April 17, 2022.  Bryan Reid, Charles and Rosemary Rader, and Pastor Capers on the euphonium.
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.  
April 17, 2022 we sing "Thankful Hearts" after Holy Communion as we celebrate The Resurrection of Our Lord.
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.
Three new members are received through Affirmation of Baptism.  Pastor James Capers leads worship on Reformation Day, October 31, 2021.
 2018 harambe
The Ambassadors for Christ youth choir with Pastor James Capers at the International Harvest Festival.  Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Salem Park.
Rachel is experiencing her first Christmas in this country.  She hangs a Crismon 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.
Kalamo Adolphe is behind the camera.  He frames up Pastor Capers for our weekly live YouTube broadcast. Sunday, February 7, 2021.
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.
Easter 2022
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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ESL English language classes are suspended.

Our Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, July 31.
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Bible Study on Saturdays at 10:00 am.
We continue to explore the book of Isaiah. Contact the office or Pastor Capers to join the Zoom meeting. 

Celebrating the life and ministry of Pastor Bonnie.

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2020 Communion
Adolphe and son Kalamo rake leaves during Salem fall work day.
Salem is a caring community of believers 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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The Shona Choir
Salem Reformation Sunday 2014, Minister Mmari delivers the message.
Salem on YouTube
Creation's Hallelujah
Minister Mmari leads the children to practice their lines for Chirsmas Eve 2015.
2022 Worship
Rev Bocko with Pastor Bonnie
The Ambassadors for Christ youth choir at 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