Sunday School Room Remodel Work Days will be Saturday (08/26 and 09/09) at 9 a.m. in the lower level of Luther Hall. All are invited to help clean, tape, paint, de-clutter, and help prepare the Sunday School classrooms for the 2017-18 program year! We could use some extra rollers, paint brushes, paint trays, drop cloths, and other paint or cleaning supplies if you are willing to donate or share. Coffee and donuts will be provided!
Diane Doolin, a registered nurse with Reach Into Wellness, will be offering three health and wellness classes, free for you to attend. The classes will be held at Lenexa United Methodist Church from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of August, September, and October. Read more »
All 7th-12th grade students are invited to plan and lead worship Sunday (09/24) at both services. There will be two planning meetings — on Wednesday, Aug. 30 and Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. There will also be an additional practice on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary for all volunteers playing music.
All ladies are invited to the September Fellowship of the Vine on Saturday (09/16) from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We will meet in Koinonia Fellowship Hall to paint a fall acorn. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, Aug. 30 so we can be sure to have enough supplies on hand.Read more »
Please join us for the next Adult Mission Trip planning meeting on Thursday (08/31) at 6:30 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. We will be working in Garden City, KS, on Sept. 21-23. Questions can be directed to Joyce Benedict.
Our Confirmation Faith Statement Class and 9th grade orientation will be Tuesday (09/05) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. All 9th grade confirmands are required to attend with at least one parent. Please contact John Holt if you have a conflict.
All 7th-12th grade students are invited to plan and lead worship Sunday (09/24) at both services. There will be a second planning meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. There will also be an additional practice on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary for all volunteers playing music.
A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (09/08) 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.
All men are invited for fellowship, breakfast, and a guest speaker from Habitat for Humanity on Saturday (09/09) at 8:00 a.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. Please contact Mike Kostroske for more information or to RSVP.
Are you interested in learning what it would mean to be a mission partner at Salem? Then join us for the Mission Partner Exploration Class on Sunday (09/24) at 11:45 a.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. You will learn about what we believe is our call as a faith community in God’s mission in this world. A light lunch and child care will be offered. Please RSVP by Sept. 10 so we can ensure that we have enough materials and food. Read more »
Join us Sunday (09/10) for an outdoor service (weather permitting) at 9:30 a.m., followed by a pancake brunch. (We also will have our regular service at 8:00 a.m.) Come enjoy a bounce house for the kids and pancakes, sausage, and a coffee bar. Get a sneak peek of Sunday School and ministry program information.
We are excited to gather our middle school youth and parents to kick-off the 2017-18 confirmation program on Wednesday (09/13) at 6:30 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall! All parents and students are expected to attend the kick-off orientation. Parents and students will spend time getting to know each other and learning about our program and expectations. Please contact John Holt if you have a conflict.
The next Fellowship of the Stein will be on Thursday (09/14) at Granite City, 15085 W. 119th St. in Olathe, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Contact Rob Garza at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Salem will be serving on Saturday (09/16) at Children’s Memorial Lutheran Church (5001 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO). We need many volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal to approximately 80 hungry souls. The meal will consist of baked spaghetti, Caesar salad, garlic bread, bananas, lemonade, and dessert. Please contact Lorel Brown with questions. Read more »
Sunday School is taking on a whole new look and energy this fall! We're starting a rotational program that will provide an engaging, exciting experience for our youngest members (ages 3 through 6th grade). We will spend this school year diving into Old Testament stories about Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, Joseph (along with his brothers and Pharaoh) and then will explore the life of Moses. We'll get to hear, see, touch, taste and live each Bible story through rotations like games, science, cooking, creative drama, art, music, and video. Your kids won't want to miss it, and neither will you! Our new program will offer many volunteer opportunities, both short (three weeks at a time) and longer (semester or longer, if desired). You can lead a specific rotation in your interest area, or you can be a shepherd guide for an age group, getting to know our kids and helping them get the most out of each Bible story exploration. Do you have questions? Do you want to volunteer? Please contact Lorel Brown at Lorel.email@example.com or 913-251-1490.
We are kicking off Youth Sunday Morning on Sunday (09/17). All 7th-12th grade students will meet in the youth room for breakfast and then head next door for faith discussion and highs & lows! Reminder — please sign up to bring breakfast for the group one or two times during the year on our website. Read more »
The Adult Choir will begin rehearsing again on Sunday (09/17) in the sanctuary at 9:15 a.m. Praise Band practice will follow at 10 a.m.
All 7th-12th grade students are invited to plan and lead worship Sunday (09/24) at both services. There will also be a practice on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary for all volunteers playing music.
Join us Tuesday (09/19) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "Proof" by Bill Bright and Jack Cavanaugh. The October book will be "The Noticer Returns" by Andy Andrews. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-5051 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
All 7th-12th grade students are invited to lead worship on Sunday (09/24) at both services. Students will have the opportunity to usher, read, assist Communion, greet, lead music, lead worship, and much more. There will be two planning meetings — on Wednesday, Aug. 30 and Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. There will also be an additional practice on Tuesday, Sept. 19 in the sanctuary for all volunteers playing music. Read more »
All 3-year-olds starting Sunday School will receive a Spark Story Bible during both services on Sunday (09/24).
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.