Salem Lutheran Church

Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending October 19, 2017

  • Mission Conversations

    We invite everyone in the congregation to participate in small group, mission conversations at mission partners' homes or at the church. We will be asking that you share your personal feelings on a variety of topics. Read more »

  • Ornaments in October — Oct. 8-29

    Salem’s Women's Ministry is collecting items to help with the MLM Christmas Store from Oct. 8-29. Please select an ornament with a gift idea from the tree, purchase the gift, and place the unwrapped gift near the tree by Oct. 29. Some ideas include towel sets, CD players, tools, blankets, bath sets, small appliances, pots and pans, razors, and children's clothes. Contact Joyce Benedict at with any questions.

  • Pantry Pack Thanksgiving Boxes — Oct. 22-Nov. 12

    We will be collecting food for Pantry Pack Thanksgiving Boxes. Items needed are: canned green beans, canned corn, canned sweet potatoes, boxed mashed potatoes, boxed stuffing, canned gravy, and canned cranberry sauce. Please drop your donations off at church in the narthex or near the Pantry Pack donation box in the basement of the church. Contact Meghan Harmison at with any questions.

  • Health and Wellness Class — Oct. 23

    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 »

  • Oasis Hayride — Oct. 25

    Join us for a hayride and bonfire on Wednesday (10/25) from 5:45-8:00 p.m. Meet at Shawnee Mission Park (7460 Ogg Road, Shawnee) to enjoy a hayride followed by hot dogs, chips, s’mores, and hot cider by the fire! Cost for the hayride and meal combined is $10/person. Read more »

  • Trunk or Treat — Oct. 28

    Come in costume for Trunk or Treat on Saturday (10/28) from 5:00-6:30 p.m. There will be prizes, treats, and lots of fun for all! Be sure to sign up to decorate a trunk, help with games, or bring food/drinks.Read more »

  • Men’s Breakfast — Nov. 4

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at a location TBA on Saturday (11/04) at 8:00 a.m. For location information, please contact Mike Kostroske (913-888-3233).

  • Hollis Chili Cookoff and Live Auction — Nov. 5

    Bring your friends and family to Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS) on Sunday (11/05) from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sample an assortment of chili, homemade pie, and craft beer, while enjoying live music on the deck. After eating, participate in a live auction, where we raise funds for the mission and ministry of Hollis. This evening is fun, low key, and suitable for the whole family. Cost to attend is $10 per person or $30 per family. Save $10 by bringing a pot of chili to share and enter in the contest. Read more »

  • Fellowship of the Stein — Nov. 9

    The next Fellowship of the Stein will be on Thursday (11/09) at a location TBA. 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 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at an area restaurant for food and fellowship.

  • Alzheimer Support Group — Nov. 10

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (11/10) 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.

  • Christmas Cantata Rehearsals — Sundays, starting Nov. 12

    Do you love singing Christmas music? Our choir is singing a beautiful Christmas cantata in both services on Sunday, Dec. 17, and we'd love for you to join us! All teens and adults are welcome to sing with us. Please come to our rehearsals in the sanctuary from 9:15-10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. We will focus primarily on Christmas music beginning Nov. 12. We will also have an important Saturday morning rehearsal in the sanctuary from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. If you're interested, please pick up music and CDs from Heather, and contact her for more information at

  • Sisters Book Club — Nov. 20

    Join us Monday (11/20) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "Secrets of the Lighthouse" by Santa Montefiore. The December book will be "The Christmas Shoppe" by Melody Carlson. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-5051 or if you have any questions.

  • 2017 Fall Calendar Highlights — August - October

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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.