Salem Lutheran Church

Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending September 22, 2019

  • Salem Sunday school volunteers needed

    Sign up today for a short-volunteer opportunity in Sunday school for kids in preschool through 5th grade. We explore Bible stories through cooking, making art, living out stories through drama, playing games, exploring through videos and discussions, and experimenting with ideas through science.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 »

  • Happy Hour Hangout — Sept. 20

    This month's Happy Hour Hangout will be Friday (09/20) at Grinder's Stonewall (10240 Pflumm Road, Lenexa) 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.

  • Serving at the Gathering Table — Sept. 21

    Salem will be serving on Saturday (09/21) at the Gathering Table (formerly Children's Memorial), 5001 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO. We need volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal to approximately 80 hungry souls. The meal will consist of baked spaghetti and meatballs, Caesar salad, garlic bread, bananas, lemonade, and dessert. If you can help, please sign up on our website or on the sheet in the narthex. Contact Lorel Brown by email at lorel.fox@gmail.com or call/text (913) 205-1599 for more information. Read more »

  • Three-year-old Bible distribution — Sept. 22

    All 3-year-olds starting Sunday school will receive a Spark Story Bible during both services on Sunday (09/22).

  • 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 »

  • Craft Circle Ministry — Sept. 23

    The next meeting of the Craft Circle Ministry will be on Monday (09/23) 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 typically meets on the fourth Monday of every month.

  • October third-grade Bible class — RSVP by Sept. 25

    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 by Sept. 25 to Lorel Brown at lorel.fox@gmail.com or call/text (913) 205-1599.

  • Blessings Abound Golf Benefit — Sept. 27

    The 2019 Blessings Abound Golf Tournament was postponed to Friday (09/27) from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Falcon Lakes Golf Club, 4605 Clubhouse Drive, Basehor, KS. Salem will have 2-3 teams at the event.

  • 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 »

  • KCLYC Sporting KC game — Sept. 29

    Youth in grades 6-12, join our KCLYC friends for the final home Sporting game against the Portland Timbers. Meet at Salem on Sunday (09/29) at 5:30 p.m. Your $30 ticket includes dinner and a drink! Tickets are limited, so sign up soon on the SignUpGenius by clicking on the link below. We also need adult drivers/chaperones. Read more »

  • Men’s group breakfast — Oct. 5

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at a location TBA on Saturday (10/05) at 8:00 a.m. For location information, please contact Mike Kostroske at (913) 888-3233.

  • Fall Community Picnic — Oct. 6

    Join us for a fun afternoon with a potluck picnic, softball, and fellowship at Swarner Park (6220 Lackman Road, Shawnee) on Sunday (10/06) at 4:00 p.m. This is a Salem community event; whether you play softball, want to watch and eat good food, or just come hang out, we’d love to see you there! Sign up online to bring a main dish, side, or dessert. Read more »

  • Ornaments in October — Oct. 6-27

    Salem’s Women's Ministry will be collecting items to help with the MLM Christmas Store from Oct. 6-27. Please select an ornament with a gift idea from the tree, purchase the gift, and place the unwrapped gift near the tree by Oct. 27. Contact Joyce Benedict with any questions.

  • Alzheimer Support Group — Oct. 11

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (10/11) 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 — Oct. 15

    Please join us Tuesday (10/15) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "Educated" by Tara Westover. The Nov. 19 book will be "The Deepest Waters" by Dan Walsh. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-3233 or KLJK278@gmail.com) if you have any questions. Book Club typically meets on the third Tuesday of every month.

  • Happy Hour Hangout — Oct. 18

    This month's Happy Hour Hangout will be Friday (10/18) 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 tracyander815@gmail.com if you have any questions.

  • The MARK Music Show 3.10 — Oct. 18

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Friday (10/18) at 7:30 p.m. This month will feature The Summer Storms & The Nite Owls. 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 »

  • The MARK Music Show 3.12 — Nov. 2

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Saturday (11/02) at 7:30 p.m. This month will feature Julie Bennett Hume and A Release of Vinegar. Julie Bennett Hume is a singer-songwriter from Stilwell, Kansas. She has been playing folk music for over 35 years in the Lawrence/Kansas City area. 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 »

  • Third-grade Bible distribution — Nov. 3

    Parents/adults will present a Spark Children’s Bible to the third graders who have completed the October third grade Bible class during worship on Sunday (11/03).

  • The MARK Music Show 3.11 — Nov. 15

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music show on Friday (11/15) at 7:30 p.m. This month will feature Joy Zimmerman & Jimmie Dykes. Joy Zimmerman and Jimmy Dykes 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 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 »

  • 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.