Salem Lutheran Church

Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending March 24, 2019

  • Lenten Supper & Service — through April 10

    All are invited to attend the Lenten supper & service every Wednesday 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.Read more »

  • 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 »

  • Happy Hour Hangout — March 22

    The next Happy Hour Hangout will be Friday (03/22) at Grand Street Cafe (8815 Renner Blvd., Lenexa) from 5:00-7:00 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. Contact Tracy Anderson at tracyander815@gmail.com if you have any questions.

  • 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 Luther 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 »

  • Blood Drive — March 24

    Winter storms and frigid temperatures have prevented people from giving blood, creating a critically low blood supply to meet hospital demands. Salem is hosting a blood drive on Sunday (03/24) in Koinonia Fellowship Hall from 7:00 a.m. to noon. You may donate if you are at least 17 years old (16 years old with written consent from parent or legal guardian), weigh at least 110 pounds, and are in good health. Click on the link below to sign up. Read more »

  • Craft Circle Ministry — March 25

    The next meeting of the Craft Circle Ministry will be on Monday (03/25) 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.

  • Kansas City Women’s Chorus — April 5 (RSVP by March 31)

    Come see Salem mission partner Kathy Fuger and other members of the Kansas City Women’s Chorus in “Unsung” at the C. Stephen Metzler Hall at the Folly Theater on Friday, April 5. This concert features “Unsung” by Eric Lane Barnes, a suite of seven songs written about seven women who helped shape society: Susan B. Anthony, Queen Lili’uokalani, Katherine Johnson, Billie Jean King, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Margaret Cho, and The Most Inspiring Woman We Know. Ticket prices are $21.50 per ticket for adults, and $16.50 for children 18 and younger. We might meet at Salem and carpool if there is enough of an interest. Please sign up by clicking on the link below and indicate how many tickets you would like. RSVP deadline and payment due to Jill Whetter by Sunday, March 31: Contact Jill with any questions at jillrpr@gmail.com.Read more »

  • Stock Drive Fundraiser — March 31, April 7, 14, 21

    All are encouraged to purchase shares of stock in our students. Shares will be available for purchase between services near the sanctuary on 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, and 04/21. You can also purchase on our website by clicking on the ‘Giving’ tab, then click on ‘Make Online Payment’. Proceeds help fund all summer trips, activities, and special projects.

  • Fellowship of the Vine — March 31

    The March Fellowship of the Vine will be on Sunday (03/31) from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. We are going to have a jewelry-making event, finishing our Pantry Pack service project that we started at the women’s retreat (making necklaces and bracelets to give out for Mother’s Day). All ladies are welcome, even if you did not attend the retreat. Please bring a drink/snack or appetizer to share, and RSVP by clicking on the link below. Read more »

  • Salem Seniors Lunch— April 2

    The Salem Seniors are getting together for lunch at Perkins (11200 W. 87th St., Lenexa) on Tuesday (04/02) at 11:30 a.m. ANYONE is welcome, even though most of the attendees happen to be over 50. Contact Terry Love at lluvplanes@aol.com or (913) 441-0466 for more information or to RSVP.

  • Men’s group breakfast — April 6

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at a location TBA on Saturday (04/06) at 8:00 a.m. For location information, please contact Mike Kostroske at (913) 888-3233.

  • 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. This year they are partnering with Bread & Butter Concepts to create a unique menu that will be enjoyed family style. Dinner will be served by volunteers and will feature locally-grown produce and organically raised meats. Monies raised by this event will provide scholarships to their summer camp program, Hollis Crossings, and new partnership with Camp Tomah Shinga. Click on the link below for tickets.Read more »

  • Town Hall Meeting — April 7

    Join us Sunday (04/07) at 9:30 a.m. in the Salem Café or 11:45 a.m. in the sanctuary for a property and first quarter financial update. Contact any council member with any questions you might have.

  • Welcome New Mission Partners — April 7

    Come meet & greet Salem’s new mission partners following both services in the Salem Café on Sunday (04/07).

  • Fellowship of the Stein — April 11

    April's Fellowship of the Stein will be at a location TBA 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.

  • Alzheimer Support Group — April 12

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (04/12) 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.

  • Happy Hour Hangout — April 12

    April's Happy Hour Hangout will be Friday (04/12) at a location TBA from 5:00-7:00 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. Contact Tracy Anderson at tracyander815@gmail.com if you have any questions.

  • Youth needed for reading of passion scripture — April 14

    All youth 5th grade and above are invited to participate in the dramatic reading of the passion scripture on Palm Sunday. We will do a read-through on Saturday (04/13), and present the scriptures in both services on Sunday (04/14). Please contact Heather Lewis (hlewis@salemlutheran-ks.org or 913-485-2739) if you can be a part of this powerful moment during Holy Week.

  • Palm Sunday — April 14

    On Palm Sunday (04/14) 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 — April 14 and 21

    On Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday (04/14 and 04/21), you will have an opportunity to have your photo taken for the 2019 Salem Directory. Pictures will be taken immediately after each service on Palm Sunday, and between the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services on Easter Sunday. They will be in the lower level of the sanctuary building (in the Pantry Pack area) on Palm Sunday, and in the back of Luther Hall for Easter Sunday.

  • 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.

  • Women’s Book Club — April 16

    Please join us Tuesday (04/16) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "One Summer" by David Baldacci. The May 21 book will be "The Order of Things" by Lynne Hinton . Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-3233 or KLJK278@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

  • Maundy Thursday — April 18

    Join us for the Maundy Thursday service on Thursday (04/18). The service will be at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. There will be a reception honoring First Communion following the service in the Salem Café.

  • Good Friday Tenebrae — April 19

    Join us for the Good Friday Tenebrae "It is Finished” on Friday (04/19) at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

  • Bring items for LWR kits through April 21

    On May 5 at 1:30 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall, two Girl Scout troops, along with anyone else who wants to help, will be painting on canvas school bags. These school bags will be filled with school supplies that Salem will be collecting between March 31 and April 21. There will be a storage bin in the narthex for the supplies. Click on the link below for a list of school supplies needed for the Lutheran World Relief school kits and more information.Read more »

  • Easter — April 21

    Spend Resurrection Sunday at Salem! There is a sunrise service at 6:15 a.m., and additional services are at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. The Youth Group is hosting Easter Breakfast, served from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in Luther Fellowship Hall. You won't want to miss it!

  • 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 »

  • Men’s group breakfast — May 4

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at a location TBA on Saturday (05/04) at 8:00 a.m. For location information, please contact Mike Kostroske at (913) 888-3233.

  • Fellowship of the Vine — May 6

    We will be making wooden signs for the May Fellowship of the Vine. We will meet on Monday (05/06) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. You will have a choice between a wooden hello or welcome door hanger and a smaller sign with a choice of three sayings. Please bring a drink/snack or appetizer to share, and RSVP by clicking on the link below. When you sign up, you can select which project you will do. Read more »

  • Fellowship of the Stein — May 9

    May's Fellowship of the Stein will be at a location TBA 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.

  • Happy Hour Hangout — May 17

    May's Happy Hour Hangout will be Friday (05/17) 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.

  • 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 »

  • BrickWorks at Hollis — June 5

    Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS) is hosting a BrickWorks sorting event Wednesday (06/05) from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Attendees will sort through donated LEGO bricks and break apart already assembled LEGO pieces to be donated to the Giving Brick, which is a Kansas City-based non-profit that collects used LEGO bricks, repackages sets, and gives them to children served by CASA of Jackson County. You are welcome to come early or stay after to enjoy a picnic or hike the trails (weather permitting). 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.