Salem Lutheran Church

Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending May 26, 2019

  • Summer schedule begins May 26

    We will begin our summer Sunday morning schedule starting Memorial Day weekend. Our traditional worship service will remain at 8:00 a.m., but the contemporary worship service will move to 9:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday school, children’s/adult choirs, or youth breakfast. Praise band practice will move to 9:00 a.m. We will remain on this schedule until Labor Day weekend (approximately).

  • Lenexa BBQ planning meeting — May 28

    Salem will have a booth at the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle on June 21-22. There will be a planning meeting for those interested in helping at the Salem booth on Tuesday (05/28) from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Koinoinia Fellowship Hall. If you have expressed interest or would like to express interest in taking part ... please attend the meeting. RSVP to Jim Roy at djamesroy@hotmail.com.

  • KC PrideFest volunteer meeting — May 28

    There will be a volunteer orientation meeting on Tuesday (05/28) from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in Koinoinia Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Lorel Brown at lorel.fox@gmail.com or by phone or text at (913) 251-1490. Click on the link below to sign up to help at the booth.Read more »

  • KC PrideFest — May 31, June 1-2

    Salem is partnering with five KC-area Lutheran churches to host a booth at KC PrideFest, Friday-Sunday (05/31, 0/6/01, and 06/02), at Berkley Riverfront Park (1298 East Riverfront Drive, Kansas City, MO). Let's show the LGBTQIA+ community that LOVE WINS! Help us spread the love by volunteering in our booth to hand out brochures and drink koozies. There will be a volunteer orientation meeting on Tuesday (05/28) from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in Koinoinia Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Lorel Brown at lorel.fox@gmail.com or by phone or text at (913) 251-1490. Click on the link below to sign up to help at the booth.Read more »

  • Men’s group breakfast — June 1

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at a location TBA on Saturday (06/01) at 8:00 a.m. For location information, please contact Mike Kostroske at (913) 888-3233.

  • Bible Challenge Conversations with Pastor — June 5 and 19

    Join Pastor in the Salem Café to discuss our Bible readings in a large group on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month (June-August) from 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the Salem Café. This will be a great opportunity to bring your questions and share your thoughts. (We will meet on the 3rd Wednesday only starting in September.) 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 »

  • MLM Summer Breakout — June 5

    Enjoy an evening of food trucks, live music, art, inflatables, a silent auction, and more! All proceeds benefit Metro Lutheran Ministry’s Christmas Store. Summer Breakout will be held on Wednesday (06/05) from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church (7815 W. 119th St., Overland Park). For more information and/or to sign up to donate a basket, please click on the link below, or contact Becky Poitras at (816) 694-7849 or beckypoitras@mlmkc.org. Read more »

  • Mark Music Show 3.5: Lullabies Till Dawn Release — June 8

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Saturday (06/08) at 8:00 p.m. This month will feature a release party for "Lullabies Till Dawn", an illustrated songbook. It features illustration and design, musical scores for twelve lullabies, and stories for each song that connect it to a larger narrative about fatherhood, music-making, and sleep-deprivation. Tickets for this event are $15 through Eventbrite, and $20 at the door. Read more »

  • Wear Red for Pentecost — June 9

    Sunday, June 9 is Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost is the day that we celebrate the birth of the church. Please wear red in celebration. Please notice the use of the color red in church as we remember the power and fire of "the Lord and Giver of Life," who revealed himself as the promised one.

  • Hollis Crossings Summer Day Camp — June 10-14 and July 8-12

    Hollis Crossings is a fun, active, and faith-filled week during the summer for children who have completed grades K-5. During the week, kids explore the outdoors and make new friends while experiencing God’s love for all. Click on the link below for more information and/or to sign up. Read more »

  • Fellowship of the Stein — June 13

    June's Fellowship of the Stein will be at Servaes Brewing Company, 10921 Johnson Drive in downtown Shawnee (near the intersection of Johnson Drive and Nieman Road) on Thursday (06/13) 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 — June 14

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (06/14) 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.

  • Men's cigar party — June 15

    Jim Roy is hosting a men's cigar party on Saturday (06/15) at his home (4527 Grove St., Shawnee) at 2:00 p.m. Terry Love has offered to provide cigars for an afternoon of fellowship (and a little bourbon). Jim will host the event on his screen porch, and Terry will provide the fun! Please RSVP to Jim Roy at djamesroy@hotmail.com.

  • Women’s Book Club — June 18

    Please join us Tuesday (06/18) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate. The July 16 book will be "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-3233 or KLJK278@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

  • Happy Hour Hangout — June 21

    June's Happy Hour Hangout will be Friday (06/21) 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.

  • Great Lenexa BBQ Battle — June 21-22

    Salem is officially registered for the Lenexa BBQ on Friday and Saturday (06/21 and 06/22) at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park (87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road, Lenexa). All are welcome to stop by to say hello on Friday night from 6:00-11:00 p.m., and sample some great BBQ ($5 admission). Contact Jim Roy if you are interested in helping.Read more »

  • Children's Musical Performance — June 23

    Join us to watch Salem kids and their friends present “Hey, Joshua" during Sunday’s services (06/23). Watch as Joshua leads the Israelites into the promised land. You won't want to miss it!

  • Craft Circle Ministry — June 24

    The next meeting of the Craft Circle Ministry will be on Monday (06/24) 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.

  • Pack our pantry packs with summer snacks!

    Hunger doesn’t take a summer break! With an end to school lunches, a greater burden is felt by those families we support with our Pantry Pack program. Again this summer, we will be adding additional snacks for hungry kids to our pantry packs. We need your help! Please consider donating nonperishable snacks such as granola bars, pudding cups, fruit cups, and crackers to our summer snack food drive! Please place your snacks in the Pantry Pack boxes in the lower level of the church. Thank you for your support!

  • The MARK Music Show 3.6 — June 28

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Friday (06/28) at 7:30 p.m. This month will feature A Night of Acoustic Blues & More 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 »

  • BrickWorks at Hollis — July 7

    Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS) is hosting a BrickWorks sorting event Sunday (07/07) from 1:00-3:00 p.m. 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 3.7 — July 20

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Saturday (07/20) at 7:30 p.m. This month will feature Bill Abernathy: A Night of Crossing Willow Creek. 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 »

  • Hollis High School Summer Service Week Camp — July 21-26

    New this summer, Camp Tomah Shinga is offering an exciting opportunity for high-school students wanting to give back. This program, in partnership with Hollis Renewal Center, is for youth looking to realize new opportunities for service! Students will be lodged at Hollis for the week, and each day they will have the opportunity to serve in a different part of our Kansas City community. The program is open to high-school students 9-12th grade, and limited to 12 students. Click on the link below for more information and/or to sign up.Read more »

  • VBS — July 22-25

    Hatch up some fun this summer at ROAR VBS 2019! This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. VBS is open to kids ages 3 through those entering 6th grade in the fall. Kids should be 3 by Aug. 1, 2019. VBS is July 22-25, with dinner at 6:00 p.m. and activities from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per child, maximum of $45 per family. Scholarships are available. Invite your friends and neighbors! Contact Lorel Brown by email at lorel.fox@gmail.com or call or text (913) 251-1490 for more information or to volunteer. Click on the link below to register your child.Read more »

  • BrickWorks at Hollis — Aug. 7

    Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS) is hosting a BrickWorks sorting event Wednesday (08/07) 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 3.8 — Aug. 30

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Friday (08/30) at 7:30 p.m. This month will feature The Charles Williams Trio & A Night of Jazz. 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 »

  • Bible Reading Discussion — Sept. 18

    Join Pastor in reading the entire Bible this year, and attend a monthly gathering on the 3rd Wednesday of every month (09/18 in September) from 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the Salem Café to discuss our Bible readings in a large group. This will be a great opportunity to bring your questions and share your thoughts.

  • 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.