Salem Lutheran Church

Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending August 25, 2019

  • We're hiring — organist

    The congregation has an opening for an organist in our 8:00 a.m. Sunday traditional service. Must be proficient in organ and piano and available for additional evening services (Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve). Contact Heather Lewis with any questions or to apply at

  • Women’s Book Club — Aug. 20

    Please join us Tuesday (08/20) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "Reconstructing Amelia" by Kimberly McCreight. The Sept. 17 book will be "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-3233 or if you have any questions. Book Club typically meets on the third Tuesday of every month.

  • Craft Circle Ministry — Aug. 26

    The next meeting of the Craft Circle Ministry will be on Monday (08/26) at 7:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-3233 or if you have any questions. The Craft Circle Ministry typically meets on the fourth Monday of every month.

  • Blessings Abound Golf Benefit — Aug. 26

    The 2019 Blessings Abound Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday (08/26) from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 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 (913) 894-0392 or by Aug. 18.

  • Acolyte/Crucifer Training — Aug. 28

    All Salem kids in 3rd grade and above are invited to serve as acolyte and crucifer in our worship services. Please join us on Wednesday (08/28) at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary for training and robe sizing. Please contact Heather Lewis with any questions.

  • 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 cash at the door. Read more »

  • Fellowship of the Vine — Aug. 31

    Salem women and friends are invited to join us for shopping at the downtown Overland Park farmer's market, more shopping/wine tasting, and lunch on Saturday (08/31). We will meet at Salem at 9:30 a.m. to carpool to the farmer's market. We will also be doing some shopping/wine tasting around 11:00 a.m., followed by lunch somewhere in that area if folks want to join us later in the morning. Meet at Aubrey Vineyards (7932 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park) at 11:00 a.m. if you want to join us later. All women are welcome to attend! Please RSVP on the SignUpGenius by clicking on the link below.Read more »

  • 2019-20 Program Registration & Parent Consent Form

    The 2019-20 Children’s and Youth Program Registration and Consent Form is now available. It will register your child for almost all programs and ministries. Click on the link below to register.Read more »

  • Men’s group breakfast — Sept. 7

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at a location TBA on Saturday (09/07) at 8:00 a.m. For location information, please contact Mike Kostroske at (913) 888-3233.

  • Outdoor Worship and Day of Service — Sept. 8

    Save the date for “God’s work. Our hands.”! Join us Sunday (09/08) for an outdoor service (weather permitting) at 9:00 a.m., followed by a light meal and sending to serve. We will have several projects from which to choose. This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

  • Fellowship of the Stein — Sept. 12

    September’s Fellowship of the Stein will be at a location TBA on Thursday (09/12) from 6:30-9:00 p.m. All men are welcome to attend! Contact Rob Garza at for more information. The group typically meets on the second Thursday of every month.

  • Alzheimer Support Group — Sept. 13

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (09/13) 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.

  • Children’s choir starts Sept. 15

    All Salem kids and friends age 3 years through 6th grade are welcome to sing in our children's choir beginning Sunday (09/15)! We'll practice every Sunday from 9:00-9:15 a.m. in the Sunday school music room. Please contact Heather Lewis for more information.

  • Adult choir begins Sept. 15

    All teens and adults are welcome to sing with the adult choir. Our adult choir shares our joy for music in both worship services with anthems, Christmas cantatas, and Good Friday tenebrae services. Rehearsals are between services on Sundays in the sanctuary from 9:15-10:00 a.m. beginning Sunday (09/15). We welcome singers 7th grade and above no matter the skill or experience! Please contact Heather Lewis for more information.

  • Women's Bible study resumes — Sept. 19

    The women’s Bible study will begin weekly meetings again on Thursday (09/19) at 9:30 a.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. They will be continuing their study of the Book of Revelation. All women are welcome, even if they did not participate last year. Contact Cheryl Padgett or Joyce Benedict with any questions.

  • Happy Hour Hangout — Sept. 20

    This month's Happy Hour Hangout will be Friday (09/20) 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 if you have any questions.

  • Dinner 4 Eight — sign up by Sept. 23

    Dinner 4 Eight is a great way to build new friendships or develop existing ones in our Salem community! Groups may consist of singles, couples, and/or families with children. We hope you sign up and get excited for some food, fun, and great fellowship. Groups will run from Oct. 2019-Aug. 2020. Please sign up by Monday (09/23); groups will be formed and you will be notified with group members' names and contact information. Read more »

  • Third-grade Bible class — Oct. 9, 23, 30

    Third graders and at least one parent/adult are invited to attend the third grade Bible class this fall. Classes will be held on three Wednesdays, Oct. 9, 23, and 30, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Luther Hall. Students will take a fascinating walk through the Bible and highlight one verse in each book. Parents/adults will then present the Bible to the third graders during worship on Sunday, Nov. 3. Child care is available for siblings. Please RSVP to Lorel Brown at or call/text (913) 251-1490.

  • The MARK Music Show 3.9 — Sept. 28

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Saturday (09/28) at 7:30 p.m. This month will feature Chris Hudson & The Night Of The Gullywasher, an acoustic folk Americana band. 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 »

  • 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.