Salem Lutheran Church

Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending February 22, 2018

  • Women’s Book Club — POSTPONED

    Women's Book Club, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 20, has been postponed until March. Thanks!

  • Lenten Supper & Service — starts Feb. 21

    All are invited to attend the Lenten supper & service every Wednesday starting Feb. 21 - March 21. A variety of soups, salad, and dessert will be served in Luther Fellowship Hall from 6:00-6:45 p.m., followed by the service at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. The Lenten offering collected this year will be split between Pieces of Hope Tanzania and reStart/Synergy Services. The March 21 meal will be a potluck, and there will also be a potluck on Maundy Thursday (March 29) before the service.

  • 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.

  • Men’s Breakfast — March 3

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

  • Alzheimer Support Group — March 9

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (03/09) at 10:00 a.m. in Salem Café. For more information or to participate, contact Courtney Goin at (913) 609-1891. The group typically meets on the second Friday of every month.

  • Fellowship of the Stein — March 15

    The next Fellowship of the Stein will be at Boulevard Brewing Company (2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, MO) from 7:00-10:00 p.m. on Thursday (03/15) for the Metro Lutheran Ministry 3B event. Join friends to watch basketball, enjoy Joe's KC BBQ, and sample Boulevard beers while supporting MLM ministries. Contact Rob Garza at for more information. Read more »

  • Lily Donations — submit by March 19

    Help us decorate the sanctuary on Easter with an array of lilies. Lilies can be dedicated to the glory of God, in loving memory of, in honor of, or other. Please submit request by March 19. You can click on the link below to purchase one, or fill out a paper copy of the form in the narthex.Read more »

  • Women’s Book Club — March 20

    The February Women's Book Club has been cancelled. Please join us Tuesday (03/20) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult. The April 17 book will be "Inescapable" by Nancy Mehl. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-5051 or if you have any questions.

  • Death and Dying class — through March 25

    Everyone wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die! We fear death; yet, Jesus promises us that in death we will experience new life. As we journey to the cross this Lenten season, join Pastor Dave for Sunday School as we learn about the one thing that is absolutely certain in life, and that is our own death. When we can learn to embrace death, we will be freed to live more fully. Please join us during the 9:15 a.m. Adult Education hour from Feb. 18 - March 25 as Pastor Dave leads a series on Death and Dying.

  • Palm Sunday Procession — March 25

    On Palm Sunday (03/25) all children and youth are invited to process down the aisle waving palms during the opening hymn. Please meet in the narthex 10 minutes before each service.

  • Annual Pictorial Directory Photos — March 25 and April 1

    On Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday (03/25 and 04/01), you will have an opportunity to have your photo taken for the 2018 Salem Directory. Pictures will be taken immediately after each service on Palm Sunday, and between services on Easter Sunday. They will be in the lower level of the sanctuary (in the Pantry Pack area) on Palm Sunday, and in the back of Luther Hall for Easter Sunday.

  • Maundy Thursday Service and Potluck — March 29

    Join us for the Maundy Thursday potluck and service on Thursday (03/29). The potluck will be at 6:00 p.m. in Luther Fellowship Hall, and the service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. There will be a reception honoring First Communion following the service in the Salem Café.

  • Salem Children's Choir

    Children's choir is a great opportunity for kids to see how fun it is to sing for a caring, loving audience, and to build confidence by leading in worship with their peers. Please bring your children 3 years through 6th grade 10 minutes early for Sunday School (9:05 a.m.) to sing together in Luther Hall. Contact Heather with any questions at or (913) 485-2739.

  • 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.