Salem Lutheran Church

Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending June 24, 2018

  • Happy Hour Hangout — June 22

    Join this new group of Salem friends to find the best happy hours the area has to offer. Enjoy appetizers, drinks, friends, conversation, and laughter as we celebrate the end of a week and the beginning of the weekend. Our first gathering will be at Chez Elle (1713 Summit St., Kansas City, MO), at 6:00 p.m. on Friday (06/22). This group will meet monthly, and everyone is welcome. Contact Tracy Anderson at tracyander815@gmail.com if you have any questions.

  • Craft Circle Ministry — June 25

    We have begun a new Craft Circle Ministry! The next meeting will be on Monday (06/25) at 7:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. At the May meeting it was decided that the new outreach projects Salem will be working on are sensory and weighted blankets, adopt-a-troop cards and care packages, and ELCA Lutheran World Relief school bags. At the June meeting we will be discussing how to go about these outreach projects. If you would like to be a part of this planning session, please join us. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-5051 or salem-secretary@salemlutheran-ks.org) if you have any questions. The Craft Circle Ministry plans to meet on the fourth Monday of every month.

  • Fellowship of the Vine — June 26

    Salem women and friends are all invited to the next Fellowship of the Vine on Tuesday (06/26) at the home of Angela Osheim. We will be watching the movie recently in theaters “I Can Only Imagine.” Bring a snack or appetizer and drink to share and enjoy fellowship and a great movie and discussion. Please use the SignUpGenius so we know how many to plan for. Read more »

  • The MARK Music Show 2.3 — June 30

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Saturday (06/30). This month will feature Gullywasher, an acoustic folk Americana band. This is a fundraiser for The MARK After School Project. Admission is $15 cash at the door. The MARK is a youth center with programming and after-school activities for high-school age youth in the urban core of Kansas City. The MARK Music Shows are designed to provide income for The MARK After School Programs and the local independent musicians. The show will usually occur on a day in the last week of the month at 7:30-9:30 p.m.

  • Men’s Breakfast — July 7

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at a location TBA on Saturday (07/07) at 8:00 a.m. For location information, please contact Mike Kostroske at (913) 888-3233.

  • Council and Mission Partners in Conversation — July 8 and Aug. 12

    Council members will be available for discussion following both worship services on the second Sunday of July and August (07/08 and 08/12). Conversations will take place in the Salem Café following the 8:00 a.m. service, and in the sanctuary following the 9:30 a.m. service. Let us engage and walk with one another as we move forward to the Aug. 19 Special Congregational Meeting and vote.

  • Brick Works at Hollis — July 11 and Aug. 8

    Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS) is hosting a Brick Works service hour on three Wednesdays this summer (07/11 and 08/08) from 10:00-11:00 a.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. At the conclusion of the hour, all will be treated to popsicles. All attendees are also welcome to bring sack lunches, and explore the trails and hills of Hollis, play a game of GAGA ball, or sand volleyball. All ages are welcome; this is a FREE kid-friendly, as well as a kid-at-heart, event. Please RSVP by clicking on the link below.Read more »

  • Fellowship of the Stein — July 12

    The next Fellowship of the Stein will be at a location TBA on Thursday (07/12) from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Contact Rob Garza at robgarza43@gmail.com for more information. The group typically meets on the second Thursday of every month. All men are welcome to attend!

  • Alzheimer Support Group — July 13

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (07/13) 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.

  • Women’s Book Club — July 17

    Please join us Tuesday (07/17) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "Defending Jacob" by William Landay. The Aug. 21 book will be "Unbreakable" by Nancy Mehl. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-5051 or salem-secretary@salemlutheran-ks.org) if you have any questions.

  • VBS (Vacation Bible School) — July 23-26

    Save the date for a fun-filled week of Salem's VBS July 23-26. Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the program will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be a VBS celebration at church on Sunday, July 29. Read more »

  • The MARK Music Show — July 27

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Friday (07/27). This month will feature AJ Young with Jay Bennett. This is a fundraiser for The MARK After School Project. Admission is $15 cash at the door. The MARK is a youth center with programming and after-school activities for high-school age youth in the urban core of Kansas City. The MARK Music Shows are designed to provide income for The MARK After School Programs and the local independent musicians. The show will usually occur on a day in the last week of the month at 7:30-9:30 p.m.

  • 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!

  • Summer Facility Plans

    We will again be reducing the utility and maintenance cost for Luther Hall during the summer by not operating the refrigerator, freezer, and air conditioner in the kitchen area. The time frame for this will be from May 21 until mid-August, when we begin to prepare the facility for Sunday School in the fall. The building is not closed for use if it is needed and our other two buildings are booked. If a member or organization wants to use the Luther Hall facility, the request should be communicated to the Salem office per the regular process, and a member of the Property Team will contact the requester to arrange use. Please note that the refrigerator and freezer cannot be used during this time due to the lengthy process to power the units on and off.

  • 2018 Children, Youth, and Family Summer Opportunities

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  • Congregational Meeting — Aug. 19

    At the May 20 congregational update, Council shared a recommendation to sell the properties and relocate. Mission Partners will be coming together to vote on this recommendation on Sunday (08/19) following the 9:30 a.m. service in the sanctuary.

  • The MARK Music Show — Aug. 24

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Friday (08/24). This month will feature Eems, a ukulele loop artist blending styles from pop and dance to hip hop and folk to create lucid soundscapes that get you moving! This is a fundraiser for The MARK After School Project. Admission is $15 cash at the door. The MARK is a youth center with programming and after-school activities for high-school age youth in the urban core of Kansas City. The MARK Music Shows are designed to provide income for The MARK After School Programs and the local independent musicians. The show will usually occur on a day in the last week of the month at 7:30-9:30 p.m.

  • Summer Sunday Morning Schedule — May 20-Sept. 2

    After Mother’s Day, our traditional service will remain at 8:00 a.m., but the contemporary service will move to 9:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday school or middle school/senior high school breakfast. The praise band will continue to meet, but the children’s choir and adult choir will be off for the summer.

  • The MARK 2018 Music Schedule

    ​The MARK is a youth center with programming and after-school activities for high-school age youth in the urban core of Kansas City, Missouri. The Mark Music Shows are designed to provide income for The Mark After School Programs and the local independent musicians. The show will usually occur on a day in the last week of the month at 7:30-9:30 p.m.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.