Salem Lutheran Church

Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending February 17, 2019

  • Fellowship of the Stein — no meeting in February

    Fellowship of the Stein will not meet in February. Join them on March 14 for their next get-together.

  • Leaders' Ministry Retreat — Feb. 16

    All of Salem’s faith community is invited to join together with Council in a Leaders' Ministry Retreat on Saturday (02/16) in Koinonia Hall starting at 9:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided. The goal is to come together to gather ideas and implement action plans on how we might grow and evolve our worship and ministries. Please RSVP below so that we have an accurate count for lunch. Thank you for your involvement in the active and thriving ministries Salem provides to our mission partners and to the communities we serve! Contact Greg Beutel or Tanya Trana with any questions. Read more »

  • Gather for Good — Feb. 17

    Join Hollis Renewal Center at Kansas City Bier Co. (310 W 79th St., KCMO) from 4:00-6:00 p.m. as they kick off their next 30 years with an off-site gathering of friends. Enjoy an afternoon of fellowship, authentic German bier, and famous Hollis hospitality. A free-will donation will benefit their new high-school summer service camp, which they are partnering with Camp Tomah Shinga to host in July 2019. Read more »

  • Women’s Book Club — Feb. 19

    Please join us Tuesday (02/19) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "When Mockingbirds Sing" by Billy Coffey. The March 19 book will be "One Summer" by David Baldacci. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-3233 or KLJK278@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

  • Bible Reading Discussion — Feb. 20

    Join pastor in reading the entire Bible this year, and attend a monthly gathering the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the Salem Café to discuss our Bible readings in a large group (except during Lent and Advent; the meeting will be on an alternate day those months). This will be a great opportunity to bring your questions and share your thoughts.

  • Fellowship of the Vine — Feb. 21 (note new date)

    The February Fellowship of the Vine will be on Thursday (02/21) at 6:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. We are going to have a Valentine chocolate and cheese fondue party and watch the movie “Valentine’s Day”. Chocolate and cheese for the fondue will be provided; please bring items for dipping in both (french bread, veggies, corn chips, donut holes, marshmallows, pretzels, strawberries, bananas, pound cake, etc.) and a drink to share. Please sign up by clicking on the link below, and be sure to indicate in the comment what you plan to bring.Read more »

  • Happy Hour Hangout — Feb. 22

    The next Happy Hour Hangout will be Friday (02/22) at the Blue Moose (10064 Woodland Road, Lenexa) from 5:00-7:00 p.m. (Click on the link below for the happy hour menu.) Enjoy appetizers, drinks, friends, conversation, and laughter as we celebrate the end of a week and the beginning of the weekend. Arrive as you are able, even if it’s not right at 5:00. Contact Tracy Anderson at tracyander815@gmail.com if you have any questions. Read more »

  • The MARK Music Show 3.1 — Feb. 24

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Sunday (02/24) at 7:30 p.m. This month will feature A Sunday Evening Of Music With Calvin Arsenia: This harp-driven surrealist soul singing songwriter shares songs to swoon to. This is a fundraiser and public awareness raising event for The MARK Youth & Community Center project. Tickets for this event are $15 through Eventbrite, and $20 at the door. Read more »

  • Craft Circle Ministry — Feb. 25

    The next meeting of the Craft Circle Ministry will be on Monday (02/25) at 7:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-3233 or KLJK278@gmail.com) if you have any questions. The Craft Circle Ministry typically meets on the fourth Monday of every month.

  • Men’s Breakfast — March 2

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

  • Shrove Pancake Breakfast — March 3

    Join us as the men’s group will provide an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Sunday (03/03). Breakfast will be served from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in Luther Fellowship Hall. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, and bananas, with coffee, milk, apple juice, and orange juice.

  • Ash Wednesday Service — March 6

    Please join us for the Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 p.m. on March 6, which will include the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion.

  • Alzheimer Support Group — March 8

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (03/08) 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.

  • Lenten Supper & Service — starts March 13

    All are invited to attend the Lenten supper & service every Wednesday starting March 13 through April 10. Dinner 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. Confirmation will continue to meet at 6:30 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall throughout Lent.

  • Lenten offering

    The Lenten offering this year will go toward Hollis and Camp Tomah Shinga, the new Lutheran high school summer service camp they are partnering with in Junction City, Kansas. Camp Tomah Shinga is owned and operated by the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Association of Kansas (LOMAK). The land is leased from the Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Read more »

  • Fellowship of the Stein — March 14

    March's Fellowship of the Stein will be at Lenexa Public Market (8750 Penrose Lane, Lenexa) on Thursday (03/14) from 6:30-9:00 p.m. All men are welcome to attend! Contact Rob Garza at robgarza43@gmail.com for more information. The group typically meets on the second Thursday of every month.

  • Happy Hour Hangout — March 15

    The next Happy Hour Hangout will be Friday (03/15) at a location TBA from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Enjoy appetizers, drinks, friends, conversation, and laughter as we celebrate the end of a week and the beginning of the weekend. Arrive as you are able, even if it’s not right at 5:00. The group typically meets on the third Friday of every month, and everyone is welcome. Contact Tracy Anderson at tracyander815@gmail.com if you have any questions.

  • Bible Reading Discussion — March 19

    Join pastor in reading the entire Bible this year, and attend a monthly gathering the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the Salem Café to discuss our Bible readings in a large group (except during Lent and Advent; the meeting will be on an alternate day those months). This will be a great opportunity to bring your questions and share your thoughts.

  • The MARK Music Show 3.2 — March 23

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Saturday (03/23) at 7:30 p.m. This month will feature A Night With Kelly Hunt & Even The Sparrow. Kelly Hunt is a singer-songwriter of Americana/Roots music; accompanied by her 1920s tenor banjo, 5-string clawhammer banjo, and guitar, Kelly’s songs meld traditions of folk, classic country, and old-time music for a sound that is both timeless and fresh. This is a fundraiser and public awareness raising event for The MARK Youth & Community Center project. Tickets for this event are $15 through Eventbrite, and $20 at the door. Read more »

  • Mission Partner Exploration Luncheon — March 24

    Are you interested in learning what it would mean to be a mission partner at Salem? Then we would love for you to join us for our Mission Partner Exploration at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday (03/24) in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. We will learn about what we believe is our call as a faith community in God’s mission in this world. Even if you decide not to become a mission partner, we would love to have you join us to see what God might be up to here. Please RSVP by clicking on the link below by March 17 so we can ensure we have enough materials and food. Child care will also be offered; please indicate if you will need this service. A light lunch will be served. The Mission Partner Reception will be held Sunday, April 7. Read more »

  • Farm to Fork Dinner — April 6

    Come to Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS) for a dinner party with friends at their next Farm to Fork Dinner on Saturday (04/06). GOOD FOOD. GOOD MUSIC. GOOD FRIENDS. GOOD CAUSE. Tickets will be available in February 2018. Read more »

  • Fellowship of the Stein — April 11

    April's Fellowship of the Stein will be at Red Crow Brewing Company (1062 W. Santa Fe St., Olathe) on Thursday (04/11) from 6:30-9:00 p.m. All men are welcome to attend! Contact Rob Garza at robgarza43@gmail.com for more information. The group typically meets on the second Thursday of every month.

  • Bible Reading Discussion — April 16

    Join pastor in reading the entire Bible this year, and attend a monthly gathering the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the Salem Café to discuss our Bible readings in a large group (except during Lent and Advent; the meeting will be on an alternate day those months). This will be a great opportunity to bring your questions and share your thoughts.

  • The MARK Music Show 3.3 — April 27

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Saturday (04/27) at 7:30 p.m. This month will feature Havilah Bruders & A Night of Jazz Again. This is a fundraiser and public awareness raising event for The MARK Youth & Community Center project. Tickets for this event are $15 through Eventbrite, and $20 at the door. Read more »

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  • Explore the New Testament with our kids in Sunday school!

    Sign up today to lead a rotation in our Sunday school program. Commitments are only three weeks, and it is a fun and fabulous way to get to know our kids and share your faith and love of the Bible with them. Choose a rotation that interests you from among art, games, drama, science, cooking, music, or video. Click here to visit the signup page to choose the story that you love the most or the three-week session that fits your schedule best.Read more »

  • Fellowship of the Stein — May 9

    May's Fellowship of the Stein will be at Granite City Food & Brewery (15085 W. 119th St., Olathe) on Thursday (05/09) from 6:30-9:00 p.m. All men are welcome to attend! Contact Rob Garza at robgarza43@gmail.com for more information. The group typically meets on the second Thursday of every month.

  • The MARK Music Show 3.4 — May 17

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Friday (05/17) at 7:30 p.m. This month will feature The Lost Cowgirl Review. Straight from the heartland and prairies of the U.S., the Lost Cowgirls are four acclaimed singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. This is a fundraiser and public awareness raising event for The MARK Youth & Community Center project. Tickets for this event are $15 through Eventbrite, and $20 at the door. Read more »

  • The MARK Music Show 3.5 — June 29

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Saturday (06/29) at 7:30 p.m. This month will feature A Night of Fingerstyle Guitar with Dan Bliss: a performer with a well traveled repertoire of traditional blues, folk, and swing tunes. This is a fundraiser and public awareness raising event for The MARK Youth & Community Center project. Tickets for this event are $15 through Eventbrite, and $20 at the door. Read more »

  • Fellowship of the Vine — 2019

    We are looking for women to host the monthly Fellowship of the Vine in 2019. The hostess chooses the date and time that works best for her and the activity. If you would like to host a month, please click on the link below.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.