Salem's 100th Anniversary and the 500th Anniversary of

the Reformation Celebration Planning Update

Our committee and multiple smaller sub-committees have been actively planning these Anniversary celebrations. We do ask that the congregation pray for our efforts and success and also that the members of the congregation volunteer their time and skills when the committee asks for your help.

Project Agenda & Updates:

1. ELECTION DAY CHILI SALE – November 7th.

2. Note Cards – Please make sure to take the time to look at those note cards which feature colored pictures of four (4) of the stained glass windows in the church. The note cards can be found on a table in the Good Shepherd Room. The cost is $10 for a packet of eight cards and eight envelopes. These note cards make wonderful gifts.

3. Sweatshirts, Hoodies, T  Shirts, etc.–There is clothing available celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the church with this logo in red and blue. All proceeds will go to the fund set up to defray the cost of the banquet held in October. If you would like to place an order, please fill out the form with checks made payable to Salem Lutheran Church. Postage will be added for those who need items mailed to you. If you would like to pick up from church, Julie Schmidt will contact you when the items(s) are ready to let you know to get them from church. Order forms are available and samples are displayed in the Good Shepherd Room.  Any questions regarding the clothing items or sizing, please contact Julie directly at 716-863-5848.
For pictures of the sweatshirts, hoodies, etc. and the order form click here→ 100th Anniversary Apparel

4. Cookbooks – Salem cookbooks are for sale again. There is a limited supply. They make great Christmas gifts.

5. Lutheran Chorale Concert – December 17th – 4:00 pm – Pie & Coffee reception following – Freewill offering.

6. THANK YOU – A special thank you to Joyce Vassallo for making our beautiful 100th Anniversary banner and to Beth Pfohl for creating the 100th Anniversary History booklet cover.
Also our appreciation goes to those who helped with the banquet invitation mailings:
Gretchen Putzman, Jim & Judy Carr, Judi Feltz, Sandy Mulvaney, Gladys Matson, Maxine Ford, Norrine Nagel, Marie Radtke, Lois Mudie, Elinor Jentsch, Ernelle Ponivas, Gloria Pfohl, Maria Eitler, Claire Carlson, Dave & Barb Bartholomew.

7. Lutheran Witness – In the October issue of the “Lutheran Witness” the following was published: “Salem Lutheran Church, Buffalo, N.Y., is celebrating its 100th anniversary October 29, with guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Chris Wicher, also a son of Salem. A banquet will be held October 28. For more information, contact the church office at 716-824-2787 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .”

Our next committee meeting date is: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 9:00 am.

Janet Overdorf 655-1929        Norrine Nagel 826-6745