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Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending November 17, 2019

  • Bible Reading Discussion — Nov. 13

    Attend a monthly gathering on Wednesday (11/13) from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Salem Café to discuss our weekly Bible readings in a group setting. This will be a great opportunity to bring your questions and share your thoughts.

  • Happy Hour Hangout — Nov. 15

    This month's Happy Hour Hangout will be Friday (11/15) at Wallaby's Grill & Pub (9562 Lackman Road, Lenexa) from 5:30-7:30 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 5:30. The group typically meets on the third Friday of every month, and everyone is welcome. Contact Tracy Anderson at if you have any questions.

  • The MARK Music Show 3.11 — Nov. 15

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Friday (11/15) at 7:30 p.m. This month will feature Joy Zimmerman & Jimmie Dykes. Joy Zimmerman and Jimmy Dykes join forces for an eclectic array of Joy's original songs and cover tunes. Joy and Jimmy's dynamic instrumentals and vocal harmonies create acoustic electricity.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 cash at the door.Read more »

  • Serving at the Gathering Table — Nov. 16

    Salem will be serving on Saturday (11/16) at the Gathering Table (formerly Children's Memorial), 5001 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO. We need volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal to approximately 80 hungry souls. The meal will consist of chicken noodle casserole, mixed vegetables, dinner rolls, bananas, lemonade, and dessert. If you can help, please sign up on our website by clicking on the link below. Contact Lorel Brown by email at or call/text (913) 205-1599 for more information.Read more »

  • Children's Christmas program rehearsals begin Nov. 17

    All children 3 years through 5th grade are invited to participate in our children's Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 5:00 p.m. We will begin practicing 9:00-9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings on Nov. 17, and Wednesday evenings 6:30-6:45 p.m. beginning Dec. 4. We will have two important Saturday rehearsals on Dec. 14 and 21 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. CDs and lyric sheets will be passed out during Sunday school. Please contact Heather with questions at (913) 485-2739 or

  • Christmas cantata rehearsals — Sundays, starting Nov. 17

    Do you love singing Christmas music? Our choir is singing a beautiful Christmas cantata in both services on Sunday, Dec. 15, 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. 17. We will also have an important Saturday morning rehearsal in the sanctuary from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. If you're interested, please pick up music and CDs from Heather, and contact her for more information at

  • Women’s Book Club — Nov. 19

    Please join us Tuesday (11/19) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "The Deepest Waters" by Dan Walsh. The Dec. 17 book will be "The Christmas Train" by David Baldacci. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-3233 or if you have any questions. Book Club typically meets on the third Tuesday of every month.

  • LGBTQ Support Group at Atonement — Nov. 21

    Atonement Lutheran Church (9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS) has a LGBTQ support group ministry, offering encouragement, growth, and hope through thoughtful conversations and support. They meet on the third Thursday of each month (11/21 in November) from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Room 102 at Atonement. Please email Angie Brickson with questions or for more information at more »

  • Make a family Advent calendar — Nov. 24

    All are welcome for an intergenerational event as we make Advent calendars on Sunday (11/24) at 9:15 a.m. in Luther Hall. Single people, couples, families with children: All are welcome! The event is free, but donations for supplies are welcome and will be accepted that morning.

  • Pastor’s Discretionary Fund — please contribute by Dec. 1

    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, pastor is asking you to once again consider giving a small donation to our Pastor’s Discretionary Fund. If you are able to donate to this fund, we ask that you so do no later than Sunday (12/01). Please mark your donation “Pastor’s Discretionary Fund.”

  • Collecting for Pantry Pack Christmas boxes — thru Dec. 1

    We’re collecting for Pantry Pack Christmas boxes. We need cans of corn, brownie mix, canned fruit, and chicken broth. We also would love money donations to purchase the protein for the boxes! All donations need to be in by Dec 1. Contact Emily with any questions.

  • Hanging of the Greens — Dec. 4

    We will begin our first Wednesday evening Advent service with the Holden Evening Prayer, and then hang the greens and prepare our church for the Advent and Christmas seasons. We’ll eat, play music, and make our space festive and beautiful! It’s a great way to get into the Christmas spirit! Join us in Luther Hall at 6:00 for the meal, and 7:00 in the sanctuary for the service.

  • Midweek Advent supper and service — Dec. 4, 11, 18

    Join us on Wednesday evenings beginning Dec. 4 at 6:00 p.m. for Advent supper and service. We will enjoy a meal and fellowship together at 6:00 p.m., then a short service at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome!

  • Hollis Winter Art Fair — Dec. 7

    Come to Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS) on Saturday (12/07) from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for their annual art fair. Enjoy baked goods, hot apple cider, and coffee while shopping for that unique gift! Mediums include pottery, photography, handmade jewelry, hand-turned woodworking, and more. Prices range from $5-$250. There is something for everybody, and admission is free! Click on the link below for more information.Read more »

  • Men’s group breakfast — Dec. 7

    The Salem Men’s Group will gather for their monthly breakfast at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday (12/07) in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. After a hot, homemade breakfast, they’ll be putting up the manger scene in front of Luther Hall. All men are welcome. Contact Mike at (913) 888-3233 for more information.

  • Fellowship of the Vine — Dec. 12

    The December Fellowship of the Vine will be on Thursday (12/12) at 6:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. We plan to have a wrapped ornament exchange and play games (possibly Bunco), along with the cookie exchange. Please bring 3-4 dozen cookies, brownies, fudge, etc. and a snack and drink to share. Some wine and soda will be provided. Contact Chris Wise with any questions at Please sign up by clicking on the link below.Read more »

  • Alzheimer Support Group — Dec. 13

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (12/13) 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 — Dec. 15

    Be sure to join us on Sunday (12/15) at either worship service for our Christmas cantata. "The Heart of Christmas" tells the timeless story that we remember each year in a creative, profound way — by probing the hearts of those most directly involved in St. Luke's account of that first Christmas. All are welcome to attend!

  • Packing Christmas boxes for Pantry Pack — Dec. 18

    Our final Advent supper and service will be on Wednesday (12/18). Join us for dinner at 6:00 p.m., followed by our Advent service and packing of Pantry Pack Christmas boxes at 7:00 p.m.

  • Children's Christmas program — Dec. 22

    Watch the Salem children and friends perform "The Heart of the Story" on Sunday (12/22) at 5:00 p.m., followed by a cookie reception in Luther Hall. Please sign up to bring your favorite holiday goodies to share. Cookies can be dropped off in Luther Hall on Sunday morning or prior to the program on Sunday evening.

  • 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. There will be a supervised nursery at the 5:00 p.m. service only. All are welcome!

  • Lessons & Carols — Dec. 29

    Join us on Sunday (12/29) for a special service of Lessons & Carols at 8:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Please contact Mikki (913-888-5051 or if you would like to read a lesson.

  • Men’s group breakfast — Jan. 4

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast on Saturday (01/04) at 8:00 a.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. Following breakfast, they will be taking down the manger scene. All men are welcome! Please contact Mike at (913) 888-3233 for more information.

  • Craft Circle Ministry — Jan. 27

    The next meeting of the Craft Circle Ministry will be on Monday (01/27) at 7:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-3233 or if you have any questions. The Craft Circle Ministry typically meets on the fourth Monday of every month.

  • Salem Sunday school volunteers needed

    Sign up today for a short-volunteer opportunity in Sunday school for kids in preschool through 5th grade. We explore Bible stories through cooking, making art, living out stories through drama, playing games, exploring through videos and discussions, and experimenting with ideas through science.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.