Salem Lutheran Church

Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending July 15, 2018

  • VBS supplies needed

    Donations for VBS supplies and dinner items are much appreciated. Please take a look at the sign-up table in the narthex for more information or to sign up to bring a needed item or two. Contact Lorel Brown with any questions. Please bring items by Sunday, July 15.

  • 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.

  • Fellowship of the Vine — July 19

    Salem women and friends are invited to Hamburger Mary's (3700 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO) for dinner and charity bingo on Thursday (07/19). Plan to arrive around 6:15 p.m. for dinner, and bingo begins at 7:00 p.m. Please use the SignUpGenius so we know how many to plan for.Read more »

  • Happy Hour Hangout — July 20

    The next Happy Hour Hangout will be Friday (07/20) at Ignite Wood Fire Grill (8721 Ryckert St., Lenexa), at 5:00 p.m. Enjoy appetizers, drinks, friends, conversation, and laughter as we celebrate the end of a week and the beginning of the weekend. Happy hour there runs from 4:00-6:00 p.m., and both appetizer and drink specials are available. 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 Musical Performance — July 22

    Join us to watch Salem kids and friends present “The Bigger They Are!" during Sunday worship services on July 22. Watch as young David trusts that God is with him when he fights Goliath. You won't want to miss it!

  • Craft Circle Ministry — July 23

    The next meeting of the Craft Circle Ministry will be on Monday (07/23) at 7:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-5051 or salem-secretary@salemlutheran-ks.org) if you have any questions. The Craft Circle Ministry meets on the fourth Monday of every month.

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

    We're going to Speak OUT, Stand OUT, and Step OUT! This year is all about serving the hungry in our communities. We'll learn about who's hungry and why — and what we can do about it! Register for VBS today! 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. Contact Lorel Brown with any questions. Read more »

  • Sebring Thrivent Builds Trips — register for September trip by July 26

    Do you want to be part of rebuilding the lives of some hurricane victims? Join Thrivent Builds to work with Highlands County (Florida) Habitat for Humanity to help build new homes for people who lost their homes in the 2017 hurricanes. You can choose from 1 of 4 trips: Sept. 9-16, Oct. 7-14, Oct. 21-28, or Nov. 4-11. Cost is $350 for Thrivent benefit members and $650 for non-members. Registration and payment deadline is July 26. 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.

  • Serving at the Gathering Table — July 28

    Salem will be serving on Saturday (07/28) at the Gathering Table (5001 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO). We need 10-15 volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal to approximately 80 hungry souls. We only need macaroni and cheese and lemonade, as well as paper products and cleaning products, this month. The rest of the food will be prepared during VBS. Sign up by clicking on the link below.Read more »

  • Men’s Breakfast — Aug. 4

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at a location TBA on Saturday (08/04) at 8:00 a.m. For location information, please contact Mike Kostroske at (913) 888-3233.

  • Collecting Pantry Pack Necessities for Fall — thru Aug. 5

    The Pantry Pack team would like to provide a bag for the Aug. 16 Pantry Pack containing both toiletries and school supplies. We would like to provide a few necessities as well as a few things the community might not receive through other school supply drives, as this is generally a very expensive time for families. We will be collecting these items from July 8-Aug. 5. We will pack the toiletry/school supply bags on Sunday, Aug. 12 between services, and if there are still bags to pack, then after the second service, too. Please contact Cindy Harmison if you have any questions. Read more »

  • Brick Works at Hollis — Aug. 8

    Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS) is hosting a Brick Works service hour on Wednesday (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 — Aug. 9

    The next Fellowship of the Stein will be at a location TBA on Thursday (08/09) 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 — Aug. 10

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (08/10) 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.

  • Fellowship of the Vine — Aug. 11

    Salem women and friends are invited to a day at the museum and lunch. We'll meet at the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures (5235 Oak St., Kansas City, MO) at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday (08/11). We will have a 50-minute guided tour led by a docent if we have 10 or more people at 11:00 a.m. After the museum, we'll head over to Tomfooleries Restaurant & Bar (612 W. 47th St., Kansas City, MO) for lunch. Cost will be $6 for the museum, plus whatever you spend for lunch. Read more »

  • Council and Mission Partners in Conversation — Aug. 12

    Council members will be available for discussion following both worship services on Sunday (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.

  • Backpack Blessing — Aug. 12

    Believe it or not school is right around the corner, so people of all ages, grab your backpacks, briefcases, or lunch bags and bring them to either service on Sunday (08/12). Everyone who participates will receive a blessing and a decorative tag!

  • Packing Pantry Pack Necessities for Fall — Aug. 12

    We will be assembling the Pantry Pack toiletry/school supply bags on Sunday (08/12). Join us between services and after the second service if there are bags left to pack. The bags will be offered with our regular Pantry Packs on Thursday, Aug. 16. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Harmison.

  • Happy Hour Hangout — Aug. 17

    The Happy Hour Hangout group typically meets on the third Friday of every month, and everyone is welcome. The next meeting will be Friday (08/17), place and time TBD. Contact Tracy Anderson at tracyander815@gmail.com if you have any questions.

  • Women’s Book Club — Aug. 21

    Please join us Tuesday (08/21) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "Unbreakable" by Nancy Mehl. The Sept. 18 book will be "Left Behind" by Tim LaHaye. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-5051 or salem-secretary@salemlutheran-ks.org) if you have any questions.

  • 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.

  • Blessings Abound Golf Benefit — Aug. 27

    The 2018 Blessings Abound Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday (08/27) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Falcon Lakes Golf Club, 4605 Clubhouse Drive, Basehor, KS. Once again we hope to have two or three teams represent Salem. If you are interested, please contact Bob Roediger at rroediger@sbcglobal.net or (913) 894-0392 by Aug. 19.

  • 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.

  • 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.