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Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending April 18, 2021

  • Worship in person or online

    We worship at the Baugh-Marshall Chapel of the Central Baptist Theological Seminary (6601 Monticello Road in Shawnee). Our traditional worship with organ is at 8:00 a.m., and our contemporary worship with praise band is at 9:30 a.m. Masks and social distancing are required. Please sign up on the link below so we can save a seat for you. Services also are posted on our Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter pages every Sunday afternoon. Links to those are at the top of this page. We encourage you to worship in the style and manner that is best for you and your family! Read more »

  • Serving at the Gathering Table — items needed by April 15

    This month, we will be making 60 sack lunches for the Gathering Table. All items need to be dropped off at the church office by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 15. Assembly is already arranged. Click on the link below to sign up to donate items. Read more »

  • Presiding this week — April 18 and 25

    Please welcome Dave Mareske, executive director of Hollis Renewal Center, as he presides and offers God’s Word during the remaining Sundays in April. Dave is responsible for overseeing the vision and direction of Hollis. Hollis Renewal Center provides a welcoming environment and experience for individuals and groups seeking spiritual growth and renewal. He manages the day-to-day operations of the center and travels frequently to promote Hollis within the extended community.

  • Women’s Book Club — April 20

    Please join us Tuesday (04/20) at 7:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall to discuss "The Book of Longings" by Sue Monk Kidd. The May 18 book will be "The Giver of Stars" by Jo Jo Moyes. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-3233 or if you have any questions. Book Club typically meets on the third Tuesday of every month.

  • Men's Firepit Fellowship — April 24

    Reconnect with an evening of fellowship by the firepit outside of Koinonia Hall (13402 W. 92nd St., Lenexa) on Saturday (04/24) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cigars are welcome, but not necessary. You may even bring your favorite alcoholic beverage to sip. Please bring your own chair. Contact Greg Beutel with any questions. Please sign up by clicking on the link so we know how many people to plan for. Read more »

  • "Dear Church" Book Discussion — starts April 28

    Join us for a book discussion of “Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S.” by Lenny Duncan (an ELCA pastor in Vancouver, WA) on Wednesday evenings from April 28-May 19 (four sessions, 35-40 pages of reading each week). We will meet via Zoom from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Click on the link below for more information and to sign up.Read more »

  • Graduation info — deadline April 25

    Graduation Sunday will be May 2 this year. If your child is graduating from high school or college, be sure to submit his/her information for the bulletin to the church office by Sunday (04/25). We need the name of the school from which they are graduating, the name of the school they will be attending next year (if applicable), and what they plan to study (if known). We also would like a current picture of your child. Please email to

  • Welcome, Pastor Jon Brudvig — May 2

    Sunday (05/02) will be Pastor Jon Brudvig’s first services with us. We will have refreshments after both services. Stop by to say hello and welcome him to Salem.

  • Graduate Reception — May 2

    Join us in congratulating Salem’s graduates on Sunday (05/02) with a blessing at the 9:30 a.m. worship service.

  • Hike for Hollis — May 2

    Register yourself and/or family to HIKE FOR HOLLIS on Sunday, May 2 and share your love of Hollis with family and friends. You can support Hollis monetarily and enjoy the beautiful trails that Hollis has to offer with your family at the same time. Click on the link below for more information and/or to register. You can pick at start time between noon and 6:00 p.m. when you sign up.Read more »

  • Collective Young Adult Mission Trip — May 28-31

    Collective (KC area Lutheran Youth Groups Collaborating) is planning a mission trip from Friday, May 28-Monday, May 31. It is open to ages 18-39. Participants will travel to Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp in Hillside, Colorado, where they will work with local contractors and other church groups to help the camp get ready for their season. Projects have included rebuilding a deck, splitting firewood, and beautification of the campus. Click on the link below for more information and/or to sign up. Read more »

  • Register for Confirmation Camp

    This summer, Salem Confirmation youth will be joining other Collective churches at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp in Hillside, Colorado, from June 13-19. Rainbow Trail is an amazing camp in the mountains where we’ll be doing lots of outdoor activities, such as hiking and whitewater rafting. There is a $100 deposit due at registration (refundable before April 1). Please go to and register your student for the first junior high camp (June 13-19). On the registration page, please put what grade your young person is in during the current school year. (The website asks for what grade they’re going into for fall of 2021). Scholarships are available if needed. Contact the church office for more information on scholarships or with any questions you might have.Read more »

  • The Word in Season

    The April-May-June edition of "The Word in Season" has arrived at the church office. You can stop by Mon-Thurs, 8:00-1:00 to pick up a copy, or contact the church office if you would like one sent to you.

  • Living a Generous Life

    It’s never too late! Your commitment can still be submitted. Please take the time to prayerfully seek out what living Salem’s mission means to you and further discern how you can support Salem’s ministries as part of living out your generous life.Read more »

  • Hollis Summer Art Fair — June 12

    Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS) will hold their annual art fair on Saturday (06/12) from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Hosted both inside and out, there will be ample space to social distance and shop safely. Support local artisans and explore the hills of Hollis after shopping. ​Mediums include pottery, photography, handmade jewelry, hand turned woodworking, and more. Prices range from $5-$250. There is something for everybody! Click on the link below for more information. Read more »

  • BrickWorks at Hollis — June 16

    Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS) is hosting a BrickWorks sorting event on Wednesday (06/16) from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Hollis Lodge. Because of COVID-19, they are limiting the number of people attending to 40 and asking for pre-registration. There will be one table per group, and each table can accommodate up to 8 people from the same party. You are welcome to stay for only 1 hour, or both. If you choose both hours, you need to book both hours. They are allowing 30 minutes between each session for staff to clean & disinfect the space prior to the next group. Please sign up by clicking on the link below. Other dates are July 14 and August 4.Read more »

  • Hollis Crossings Summer Day Camp — July 19-22 and July 26-29

    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. The camp is at Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS), and runs Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Click on the link below for more information and/or to sign up. Read more »

  • Offering counters needed

    Can you spare 30-40 minutes per month? The Finance Team is looking for volunteers to count the weekly offering and take the deposit to the bank. Training and keys to Koinonia Hall will be provided. Even though the SignUpGenius shows a Sunday date, this can be done early in that week at your convenience. We are looking for 4-6 (3 teams of 2) additional volunteers to make sure this vital function is covered for the near future. Please contact Joyce Benedict if you have any questions or concerns or you would like to be trained at Thanks in advance for your help! Read more »

  • Program Registration & Parent Consent Form

    The 2020-21 Children’s and Youth Program Registration and Consent Form is now available. 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.