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Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending May 26, 2024

  • Worship in person or online

    We worship at Overland Park Lutheran Church (7810 W. 79th St., Overland Park). The traditional service is at 8:30 a.m. in the chapel, and the contemporary service is at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. Education and music is between worship services, 9:45-10:45 a.m. (Labor Day-Memorial Day). Adult Sunday school meets year-round. Services are also posted on our social media pages. 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!

  • Life Line Screening — May 24

    Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings, will offer affordable, non-invasive, and painless health screenings at Overland Park Lutheran Church in the parish hall on Friday, May 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a simple, convenient way for you to get preventive health screenings and learn your risk for stroke, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. These painless screenings go beyond your regular checkup to identify dangerous plaque buildup or blockage, a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease. The screenings are accurate and affordable, and will give you valuable information about your health that you can share with your doctor. These four vital screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Register by calling toll free 1-844-591-7160, text the word "circle" to 216-279-1607, or online by clicking on the link below.Read more »

  • Guatemala mission trip — May 25-June 2

    Remember to keep those who are going on the Guatemala mission trip in your prayers. They will be gone from May 25-June 2.

  • Holy Trinity Sunday — May 26

    Holy Trinity Sunday is Sunday, May 26. Trinity Sunday celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We hope you can join us in worship on this special day in the church calendar!

  • Church office closed — May 27

    The church office will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 28 at 8:00 a.m. We hope you have a happy and safe Memorial Day!

  • No scripture study — May 29

    There will be no scripture study on Wednesday, May 29 due to the Guatemala mission trip. Their next meeting will be at noon in Koinonia Hall the following Wednesday (June 5). Have a blessed week!

  • Technology volunteers needed

    We are looking for volunteers to help livestream our services on Sunday mornings. No previous experience is required; we will train you. Contact Lorel Brown for more information or if you are interested.

  • VBS volunteers

    You're never too old for VBS! Overland Park Lutheran Church, Salem Lutheran Church, and Overland Park Presbyterian Church are hosting VBS 2024 together, June 17-20 at Overland Park Lutheran Church. We need volunteers before and during that week. Opportunities include leading kids as well as helping with decoration, registration/check-in, and meals. For more information, call or text Lorel Brown. Click on the link below to complete the registration form and we will contact you. Read more »

  • No men's breakfast — June 1

    There will be no men's breakfast in June due to the Guatemala mission trip. or in July due to the Independence Day holiday weekend. Their next meeting will be Saturday, Aug. 3. The men's breakfast typically meets at 8:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month.

  • KC PrideFest meeting and decorating party — June 2

    All are welcome to help at the booth and march in the parade at KC PrideFest June 7-9. We will meet at Atonement Lutheran Church (9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park) at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 2 to go through what to expect for the parade and booth at KC PrideFest. Please plan to be at this meeting if you will be volunteering. After the meeting, feel free to stay and help make decorations for our float and booth. Please sign up on the link below to help at the booth. Read more »

  • Creation Care Team meeting — June 4

    Members of all three congregations (Overland Park Lutheran Church, Overland Park Presbyterian Church, and Salem) are invited to attend the Creation Care Team meeting on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Contact the church office for more information. They typically meet on the first Tuesday of every month.

  • Volunteers needed for Synod Assembly — June 6-8

    Volunteers are needed to host the Central States Synod Assembly, June 6-8, at the Embassy Suites (10401 S. Ridgeview Road, Olathe). If you are interested in helping with registration or serving as a floor volunteer for part of one day or the whole event, please contact Noni Strand at nonistrand@gmail.com. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the ministry of our Synod and get to know people from congregations across Kansas and Missouri.

  • Volunteer at KC PrideFest — June 7-9

    Salem is joining other Kansas City area ELCA Lutherans for PrideFest on June 7-9. Please sign up to help at the booth June 7-9 and march in the parade on June 8. The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. in Westport and ends at the PrideFest in Theis Park. Anyone is welcome to walk with us for the approximately 1-mile-long parade route! Please sign up on the link below to walk in the parade. Read more »

  • Confirmation camp — June 9-15

    Remember to keep our confirmation camp youth and leaders in your prayers. They will be gone June 9-15.

  • Women’s Book Club — June 17

    Please join us Monday, June 17 at 4:00 p.m. in Koinonia Hall to discuss "Hope Harbor" by Irene Hannon. The July 15 book will be "Fast Girls" by Elise Hooper. Contact Kathy Kostroske at KLJK278@gmail.com if you have any questions. Book Club typically meets on the third Monday of every month.

  • VBS 2024 — June 17-20

    Get ready to dive into a splash-tastic adventure at SCUBA, our VBS 2024 program, where we’ll be diving into friendship with God. This year, Overland Park Lutheran Church, Salem Lutheran Church, and Overland Park Presbyterian Church will be hosting VBS together for ages 3 through entering 6th grade. Joining together to learn about the love of Jesus is going to be an unforgettable week of fun! VBS kicks off at 6:00 p.m. each evening with dinner, and the VBS program is from 6:30-8:30 p.m.. We’ll spend four days immersed in hands-on activities like learning unforgettable Bible songs, performing incredible science experiments, playing team-building games, exploring important Bible stories, making new friends, getting closer with old ones, and much more. Click on the link below to register. Read more »

  • Coffee and Conversation — June 18

    Join Pastor Jon for Coffee & Conversation on Tuesday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. at Foundry Coffeehouse (inside Foundry Church, 8835 Lackman Road, Lenexa). Contact Pastor Jon with any questions. Coffee and Conversation typically meets on the third Tuesday of every month. All are welcome!

  • Fellowship of the Stein — June 20

    Fellowship of the Stein will meet at Limitless Brewing (9500 Dice Lane, Lenexa) on Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. They typically meet on the third Thursday of every month at a variety of breweries and restaurants. All men are welcome to attend!

  • Hollis Crossings Summer Day Camp — June 24-27

    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., June 24-27. Click on the link below for more information and/or to sign up. Registration deadline is Friday, June 14. Read more »

  • No men's breakfast — July 6

    There will be no men's breakfast in July due to the Independence Day holiday weekend. Their next meeting will be Saturday, Aug. 3. The men's breakfast typically meets at 8:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month.

  • Men's breakfast — Aug. 3

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at Santa Fe Cafe (9946 W. 87th St., Overland Park) on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to Greg Beutel at gbeutel@everestkc.net so he can reserve a table. The men's breakfast typically meets on the first Saturday of every month.

  • Weekly scripture study — every Wednesday

    Attend a weekly gathering to discuss the lectionary for the upcoming Sunday in a small group setting. We meet on Wednesdays at noon in Koinonia Hall. Contact Pastor Jon with any questions.

  • 2024 directory available

    The new church directory is now available. Be sure to pick one up at worship on Sunday or at the church office. If you have any changes or if you would like to submit a picture for our next printing, please notify Shari in the church office.

  • It’s not too late ...

    If you have not yet offered your commitment toward the 2024 mission and ministry plan, there is still time! Please take the time to prayerfully consider how God is inviting you to share the abundance entrusted to your care. Then, in celebration of the gifts entrusted to our care, please submit your Statement of Intent. You can submit it in the offering plate, to the church office, or by email to the financial secretary. Additional Statements of Intent are available at the chapel, the church office, and on Salem’s website (under Giving). Thank you for supporting Salem in your faith journey. Your commitments impact Salem mission partners and those whom we serve.

  • 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.