Salem Lutheran Church

Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending October 20, 2019

  • Ornaments in October — through Oct. 27

    Salem’s Women's Ministry is collecting items to help with the MLM Christmas Store through Oct. 27. Suggestions for the most needed items can be found hanging on the tree in the narthex. MLM is also in need of $15 Walmart gift cards for teens, blankets, appliances, and adult coats in size small, 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL. Please select an ornament with a gift idea from the tree or bring some of the other requested items, purchase the gift, and place the unwrapped gift near the tree by Oct. 27. Contact Joyce Benedict with any questions. Thank you for making Christmas a little merrier for families in need!

  • Women’s Book Club — Oct. 15

    Please join us Tuesday (10/15) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "Educated" by Tara Westover. The Nov. 19 book will be "The Deepest Waters" by Dan Walsh. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-3233 or KLJK278@gmail.com) if you have any questions. Book Club typically meets on the third Tuesday of every month.

  • LGBTQ Support Group at Atonement — Oct. 17

    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 (10/17 in October) from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Room 102 at Atonement. Please email Angie Brickson with questions or for more information at bricksonangie@gmail.com.

  • Happy Hour Hangout — Oct. 18

    This month's Happy Hour Hangout will be Friday (10/18) at Jerry's Bait Shop (13412 Santa Fe Trail Drive, Lenexa) 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 3.10 — Oct. 18

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Friday (10/18) at 7:30 p.m. This month will feature The Summer Storms & The Nite Owls. 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 »

  • Installation of new bishop — Oct. 20

    The installation of the Rev. Susan Candea as bishop of the Central States Synod of the ELCA will be on Sunday (10/20) at Atonement Lutheran Church (9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park). A gathering reception will be held at 3:00 p.m. and the installation service will be at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.Read more »

  • Bible Reading Discussion — Oct. 23 and Nov. 13

    Attend a monthly gathering on Wednesdays (10/23 and 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.

  • Craft Circle Ministry — Oct. 28

    The next meeting of the Craft Circle Ministry will be on Monday (10/28) 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.

  • The MARK Music Show 3.12 — Nov. 1

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Friday (11/01) at 7:30 p.m. This month will feature Julie Bennett Hume and A Release of Vinegar. Julie Bennett Hume is a singer-songwriter from Stilwell, Kansas. She has been playing folk music for over 35 years in the Lawrence/Kansas City area. 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 »

  • Men’s group breakfast — Nov. 2

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at a location TBA on Saturday (11/02) at 8:00 a.m. For location information, please contact Mike Kostroske at (913) 888-3233.

  • Third-grade Bible distribution — Nov. 3

    Parents/adults will present a Spark Children’s Bible to the third graders who have completed the October third grade Bible class during worship on Sunday (11/03).

  • Fellowship of the Vine — Nov. 7

    Salem women and friends are invited to a five course dinner with five wine pairings at Tasso's (8411 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO) on Thursday (11/07). Come enjoy some great food, delicious wine, and live entertainment with your Salem sisters! The cost for the five courses with wine is $35, but just for dinner would be $25 for those who don’t want to drink wine. For more information, click here: https://www.tassosgreekrestaurant.com/upcoming-events/. If you want to carpool from Salem, please meet there at 6:00 p.m. Otherwise, meet at Tasso's at 6:30. Please indicate your preference when you sign up on the link below. Contact Chris with any questions at scrmwise@everestkc.net.Read more »

  • Alzheimer Support Group — Nov. 8

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (11/08) 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.

  • 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 »

  • Happy Hour Hangout — Nov. 15

    This month's Happy Hour Hangout will be Friday (11/15) 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.

  • 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 hlewis@salemlutheran-ks.org.

  • 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 hlewis@salemlutheran-ks.org.

  • 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 »

  • 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 scrmwise@everestkc.net. Please sign up by clicking on the link below.Read more »

  • 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.