Salem Lutheran Church

Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending December 7, 2017

  • Pastor’s Discretionary Fund — please contribute by Dec. 10

    As the holidays quickly approach, we are once again reminded that, for many, these times are not filled with joy, but with angst and hardship. As a way to make the holidays a little brighter for a few families, we ask you to once again consider giving a small donation to our Pastor’s Discretionary Fund. Last year, we raised more than $1,250, which meant we were able to assist four different households in a significant way. Any amount you can offer will be much appreciated. If you are able to donate to this fund, we ask that you do so no later than Dec. 10 so the pastor has time to disburse the funds before the Christmas holiday. Please mark your donation “Pastor’s Discretionary Fund.”

  • Salem Seniors — Dec. 13

    The Salem Seniors are getting together for lunch at Perkins (11200 W. 87th St., Lenexa) on Wednesday (12/13) at 11:30 a.m. They also will be assembling Christmas bags for the homebound. ANYONE is welcome, even though most of the attendees happen to be over 50. Contact Terry Love at for more information or to RSVP.

  • Midweek Advent Supper and Service — Dec. 13 and 20

    Our Wednesday supper and service continues throughout Advent. Join us Dec. 13 and 20 at 6:00 p.m. for dinner, with the service beginning at 7:00 p.m. This year’s Advent offering will go toward Salem’s Pantry Pack. The Dec. 20 meal will be a potluck and packing of Pantry Pack Christmas boxes. Please bring a dish to share and enjoy a meal with friends! Note: Oasis is on a break for the holidays until Jan. 10.

  • Fellowship of the Stein — Dec. 14

    The next Fellowship of the Stein will be on Thursday (12/14) at Saints Pub + Patio (16804 W. 89th St., Lenexa) at 6:30 p.m. 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!

  • Don Frazier Memorial Service — Dec. 15

    The memorial service for Don Frazier will be on Friday (12/15) starting at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. Join us for a luncheon following the service in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. If you would like to provide a side dish for the luncheon, Please click on the link below.Read more »

  • Confirmation Camp Registration — Due Dec. 15

    It's time to register for Confirmation Camp at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp in Colorado! Each summer, KCLYC churches head to Rainbow Trail for an amazing week in the Colorado Rockies. Students in 7th and 8th grades can attend this awesome outdoor adventure with God! Please register by Friday (12/15) to ensure your spot for this summer. Read more »

  • Let’s Decorate Salem for Christmas — Dec. 17

    All are welcome to join the Design Team in decorating our beautiful sanctuary for Christmas on Sunday (12/17) following the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

  • Women's Book Club — Dec. 19

    Join us Tuesday (12/19) at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Lisa Grayson to discuss "The Christmas Shoppe" by Melody Carlson. The Jan. 16 book will be "The Mistletoe Secret" by Richard Paul Evans. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-5051 or if you have any questions.

  • Children's Christmas Program

    All children 3 years through 6th grade are invited to participate in "Guess Who's Coming to Bethlehem?". Our children's Christmas program will be performed Sunday, Dec. 24 at 9:30 a.m. We will have two Saturday morning practices, Dec. 16 and 23, from 9:45-11:15 a.m. in the sanctuary, and Wednesday evening practices are 6:30-6:50 p.m. before the Advent services on Dec. 6, 13, and 20 in the Salem Café. Please contact Heather at (913) 485-2739 or if you would like a solo or speaking part. All are welcome!

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Services — Dec. 24

    Join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ with a family service at 5:00 p.m., traditional service at 7:30 p.m., and Starry Night service at 10:00 p.m.

  • Lessons & Carols — Dec. 31

    Join us on Sunday (12/31) for a special service of Lessons & Carols at 8:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Please contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-5051 or if you would like to read a lesson.

  • Men’s Breakfast — Jan. 6

    The Salem Men’s Group will gather for their monthly breakfast at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday (01/06) at a location TBA. All men are welcome. Please contact Mike Kostroske at (913) 888-3233 for more information.

  • Fellowship of the Vine — Jan. 6

    All ladies are invited to the next Fellowship of the Vine on Saturday (01/06). We will meet at Savory Spice Shop in Brookside (6245 Brookside Blvd., Kansas City, MO) at 11:00 a.m. We will participate in a private tour of a real spice store and learn about basic uses for spices and storage, and even get to sample! We will be at the spice shop from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and then we will have lunch at a local Brookside restaurant after the tour. The tour is free, but please bring money for lunch and if you'd like to purchase any spices. Please RSVP by Thursday (01/04). Read more »

  • Alzheimer Support Group — Jan. 12

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (01/12) 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.

  • Winter Calendar Highlights — November - January

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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.