Salem Lutheran Church

Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending January 18, 2018

  • Serving at Children’s Memorial — Jan. 20

    Salem will be serving on Saturday (01/20) at Children’s Memorial Lutheran Church (5001 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO). We need 30-40 volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal to approximately 80 hungry souls. The meal will consist of chili, cornbread, layered salad, bananas, dessert, and lemonade. Read more »

  • Town Hall Meeting — Jan. 21 and Jan. 24

    Join us Sunday (01/21) at 9:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall for information regarding the annual meeting topics. There will also be a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday (01/24) at 6:45 p.m. as part of Oasis.

  • Jeff Haneberg Memorial Service — Jan. 27

    It is with deep sorrow that we share with you the sad news that Jeff Haneberg died Monday, Jan. 15 at his home in Bradenton, Florida. A memorial service for Jeff will be held here at Salem on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 2:00 p.m.

  • Annual Congregational Meeting — Jan. 28

    Join us Sunday (01/28) at 11:45 a.m. in the sanctuary for our Annual Congregational Meeting. The 2017 annual report is now on the Forms & Information page of the website. Please read through it when you have a chance, and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting!Read more »

  • Oasis Service Event — Jan. 31

    We will be having an Oasis Service Night on Wednesday (01/31). We will meet for dinner at 6:00 p.m. in Luther Fellowship Hall, followed by worship at 6:40 p.m. Molly Mendenhall from ReStart and Synergy Services will be coming to talk about homelessness in Johnson County among teens. Then all ages will join together with Holy Cross and pack “warm bags” for her and her case managers to take with them when they meet with kids.

  • Winter Calendar Highlights — November - January

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  • Men’s Breakfast — Feb. 3

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at a location TBA on Saturday (02/03) at 8:00 a.m. For location information, please contact Mike Kostroske (913-888-3233).

  • Scout Sunday — Feb. 4

    Salem will celebrate Scout Sunday on Feb. 4. We invite all scouts to wear their uniforms on that Sunday. Salem is pleased to sponsor Troop 401, Pack 3298, and Troop 1963.

  • Fellowship of the Stein — Feb. 8

    The next Fellowship of the Stein will be at Stagecoach Tavern (9617 W. 87th St., Overland Park) on Thursday (02/08) at 6:30 p.m. (Note: They will not meet in January.) Bring friends and stop by for some good food, spirits, and fellowship. Contact Rob Garza at for more information. The group typically meets on the second Thursday of every month. All men are welcome to attend!

  • Alzheimer Support Group — Feb. 9

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (02/09) at 10:00 a.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. For more information or to participate, contact Courtney Goin at (913) 609-1891. The group typically meets on the second Friday of every month.

  • Shrove Pancake Breakfast — Feb. 11

    Join us as the men’s group will provide an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Sunday (02/11). Breakfast will be served from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in Luther Fellowship Hall.

  • Fellowship of the Vine — Feb. 11

    Please join us for the next Fellowship of the Vine on Sunday (02/11) at KC Wine Co. (13875 S. Gardner Road #1, Olathe) for their Valentine's Chocolate Fountain Party! Feel free to carpool from church after the late service, or meet us at KC Wine Co. at 12:15 p.m. Bring money to purchase drinks and other food they will have available. Come, hang out, and enjoy fellowship time with your friends. Read more »

  • Ash Wednesday Service — Feb. 14

    Please join us for the Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 14, which will include the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion.

  • Bingo Bash & Potluck — Feb. 18

    Join us for a bingo bash & potluck on Sunday (02/18) from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Luther Fellowship Hall. Bring a potluck dinner item to share. A Brown Bag Prize Table will add to the fun! All ages are welcome! Bingo supplies will be provided.

  • Women’s Book Club — Feb. 20

    Join us Tuesday (02/20) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult. The March 20 book will be "Inescapable" by Nancy Mehl. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-5051 or if you have any questions.

  • First Communion Class — RSVP by Feb. 25

    First Communion is quickly approaching. Pastor Dave will hold a series of three training sessions to educate the participants about First Communion (Mondays, March 5, 19, and 26 in Koinonia Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m.). The sessions are designed for a parent and child to attend together. There will be childcare provided for siblings. The participants will receive their First Communion on Maundy Thursday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. If you are ready to prepare your child for First Communion, please RSVP to by Feb. 25.

  • Spring Calendar Highlights — February - April

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  • Adult Sunday School Schedule — 2017-2018

    Our Adult Sunday School meets at 9:15 a.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. We plan to study a variety of things this year. Please join us! Read more »

  • Salem is Officially an RIC Congregation!

    Salem Lutheran Church has been recognized by Reconciling Works (formerly Lutherans Concerned/North America) as the most recent Reconciling in Christ Congregation in Kansas. This comes after the congregation officially adopted the following public welcome statement in January of 2015. We, the members of Salem Lutheran Church, affirm the belief that we are all created in God’s image and are called to love one another as God loves us. We are a community that welcomes people of all ages, cultures, economic statuses, ethnic backgrounds, family blends, gender identities, physical and mental abilities, races, and sexual orientations. We seek to provide a safe and caring community where all people can grow in their faith. We encourage you to join us as we develop relationships with each other and discover the depth of God’s love for us all.