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, 
33 new members affirm their faith on February 28, 2016. Here they receive Holy Communion. Rev. Ruben Duran from the ELCA was among the guests attending.
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.  
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.
The Sunday Church School makes Mother's Day cards. This is their first for 3 brothers who arrived from Tanzania this spring. May 12, 2019.
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. 
Goat was on the grill while a neighbor's chicken was getting this view of the Families Together picnic in Salem Park on Sunday, July 26, 2015.. 
Social distancing at the communion rail on March 15, 2020.  This was the last service before the sanctuary was closed during the pandemic.
Son and father, Kalamo and Adolphe, rake leaves during the fall workday on the Salem campus on November 18, 2015. They came to Indiana from the Congo.
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.
33 new members commune
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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Adolphe and son Kalamo rake leaves during Salem fall work day.
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Salem Reformation Sunday 2014, Minister Mmari delivers the message.
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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
The Ambassadors for Christ youth choir at the Harvest Festival.
July 2015
Choir sings our mission statement Oct. 15, 2011
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 Fall Festival 2017