Salem Lutheran Church

Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending October 28, 2018

  • Explore the New Testament with our kids in Sunday school!

    Sign up today to lead a rotation in our Sunday school program. Commitments are only three weeks, and it is a fun and fabulous way to get to know our kids and share your faith and love of the Bible with them. Choose a rotation that interests you from among art, games, drama, science, cooking, music, or video. Click here to visit the signup page to choose the story that you love the most or the three-week session that fits your schedule best.Read more »

  • Hayride and BBQ — Oct. 24

    Join us for a hayride and bonfire on Wednesday (10/24) from 5:45-8:00 p.m. Meet at Shawnee Mission Park (7460 Ogg Road, Shawnee) to enjoy a hayride followed by hot dogs, chips, s’mores, and hot cider by the fire! Cost for the hayride and meal combined is $10/person. Read more »

  • Trunk or Treat — Oct. 27

    We are partnering with Lenexa UMC for a Trunk or Treat on Saturday (10/27) from 4:00-5:30 p.m. There will be prizes, treats, games, popcorn, cotton candy, and lots of fun for all! This is a safe trick-or-treating environment and a great time to fellowship with others in our Lenexa community. Please sign up to decorate a trunk, help with games, or bring candy.Read more »

  • Confirmation Reception — Oct. 28

    Join us in celebrating the Rite of Confirmation for 10 Salem youth in the Salem Café on Sunday (10/28) following the 10:30 a.m. service.

  • CSS Border Conference Gathering — Oct. 28

    Salem is hosting the Central States Synod Border Conference Gathering on Sunday (10/28) from 3:30-6:30 p.m. The gathering will include inter-generational activities/mission projects, worship, meal, Synod updates, and viewing of the Reformation 500 DVD. Because a meal is being provided, please register by clicking on the link below. Read more »

  • Bring items for Adopt-A-Troop through Oct. 28

    The Salem Craft Circle Ministry is hosting an Adopt-A-Troop event on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 1:00 p.m. All are invited to come help the Salem Girl Scouts make cards for the troop and veterans in time for Veteran’s Day. Click on the link below for a list of the items we will be collecting in October for the military troop we will be adopting and more information. If you know of veterans to send a card to, please send the name and address to Kathy by Oct. 31 at kljk278@gmail.com. Read more »

  • Volunteers, desserts needed for CSS Border Conference Gathering — Oct. 28

    We are expecting 60-70 people at the CSS Border Conference Gathering on Sunday (10/28) and need your help. We need volunteers to sign up to bring two dozen desserts each. Please sign up by clicking on the link below. Read more »

  • Craft Circle Ministry — Oct. 29

    The next meeting of the Craft Circle Ministry will be on Monday (10/29) at 7:00 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. (Note that it is not the fourth Monday.) They will be discussing the event details for the Adopt-a-Troop event on Nov. 4. Contact Kathy Kostroske (KLJK278@gmail.com or 913-888-3233) if you have any questions.

  • Women’s retreat planning meeting — Oct. 30

    The next meeting for the women’s retreat planning committee is on Tuesday (10/30) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room. All women who are interested in planning and providing ideas for the retreat are invited to attend. The retreat is scheduled for Friday, March 1 through Saturday, March 2 at The Barn Bed & Breakfast Inn in Valley Falls, Kansas. Contact Chris Wise with any questions.

  • Bring items for cornucopia through Nov. 3

    The Design Team would ask for your help once again in making a cornucopia to decorate for fall/Thanksgiving. Please bring an abundance of items for a cornucopia, large and small — pumpkins, gourds, pomegranates, artichokes, dried ears of Indian corn, acorn squash, fruits and vegetables (that don’t perish quickly) — and we will make it beautiful! Look for a basket marked “Cornucopia Items” in the narthex from Sunday Oct. 21 until Sat. Nov. 3. Thank you!

  • Men’s Breakfast — Nov. 3

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at a location TBA on Saturday (11/03) at 8:00 a.m. Breakfast will be on the second Saturday in September due to the Labor Day holiday. For location information, please contact Mike Kostroske at (913) 888-3233.

  • Adopt-A-Troop event — Nov. 4

    The Salem Craft Circle Ministry is hosting an Adopt-A-Troop event on Sunday (11/04) at 1:00 p.m. All are invited to come help the Salem Girl Scouts make cards for the troop and veterans in time for Veteran’s Day. If you know of veterans to send a card to, please send the name and address to Kathy by Oct. 31 at kljk278@gmail.com.

  • Fellowship of the Stein — Nov. 8

    The next Fellowship of the Stein will be at a location TBA on Thursday (11/08) 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.

  • Alzheimer Support Group — Nov. 9

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (11/09) 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 — Nov. 13

    The November Fellowship of the Vine will be on Tuesday (11/13) at 6:30 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. We will be making winter or Christmas wreaths. Cost is $25, and please bring scissors and hot glue guns if you have them. Also bring a snack and drink to share. Please sign up online, and indicate which wreath you want to make so our leader can purchase the supplies. Read more »

  • Happy Hour Hangout — Nov. 16

    The next Happy Hour Hangout will be Friday (11/16) at a location TBA from 5:00-7:00 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 — Nov. 16

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Friday (11/16) at 7:30 p.m. This month will feature Joy Zimmerman & Jimmy Dykes. The two 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 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. Read more »

  • Women’s Book Club — Nov. 20

    Please join us Tuesday (11/20) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "A Christmas Snow" by Jim Stovall. The Dec. 18 book will be "Santa's Secret" by Donna McGuire. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-3233 or KLJK278@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

  • Craft Circle Ministry — Nov. 27

    The November meeting of the Craft Circle Ministry will be on Monday (11/27) 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 meets on the fourth Monday of every month.

  • Bishop's election survey deadline — Nov. 30

    Every six years, the members of the Central States Synod of the ELCA elect a bishop. When we gather in Assembly on June 6-8, 2019, we will participate in electing a bishop for the next six-year term. If you would like to review the new process of how we will elect our bishop next year you can click on the link below to the synod website. As part of that process, our synod leadership is seeking your input through a survey. The survey is available on the Synod website, or you an request a printed survey and mail it in. The deadline for submission of this survey is Friday (11/30). Read more »

  • Annual women's retreat — registration deadline Dec. 1

    All women are invited to the annual Salem women's retreat. We will be exploring the theme of “Women with Purpose” and focusing on outreach/advocacy. The retreat will be Friday, March 1-Saturday, March 2 at The Barn Bed & Breakfast Inn, 14910 Blue Mound Road, Valley Falls, KS. Please RSVP by Saturday (12/01) by clicking on the link below. The cost is $125 per person for a shared room. Dinner, breakfast, and lunch will be provided by the retreat center. Contact Chris Wise with any questions at scrmwise@everestkc.net. Read more »

  • Pantry Pack monetary donations doubled through Dec. 1

    Salem has received a "Challenge Grant" for its Pantry Pack ministry. If we can raise $2,000 between now and Dec. 1, 2018, we will receive another $2,000 from an anonymous donor. Just indicate "Pantry Pack" on your donation to be counted in the total.

  • Fellowship of the Vine — 2018-19

    We are looking for women to host the monthly Fellowship of the Vine. 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.