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Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending January 19, 2020

  • Leadership Opportunities

    We are looking for one more person to fill a three-year term on church council. Also, at the annual meeting we will be asking for one male and one female volunteer to serve as Salem's delegates and volunteers to be alternates to the Central States Synod Assembly. Click on the link below for more information.Read more »

  • Happy Hour Hangout — Jan. 17

    This month's Happy Hour Hangout will be Friday (01/17) at Burg & Barrel (7042 W. 76th St., Overland Park) from 5:30-7:30 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 5:30. 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 4.1 — Jan. 17

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their first monthly music show of season four on Friday (01/17) at 7:00 p.m. This month will feature John Statz. One of the more prolific thirty-something songwriters working in the folk/Americana genre today, John Statz has released eight studio albums and performed all over North America and Europe over the course of his thirteen-year career. This is a fundraiser and public awareness raising event for The MARK Youth & Community Center project. Tickets for this event are $15 in advance, and $20 cash at the door. Beer, wine, soft drinks and light snacks are available for a donation. Click on the link below for more information and to purchase tickets. Read more »

  • Serving at the Gathering Table — Jan. 18

    Salem will be serving on Saturday (01/18) at the Gathering Table (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 chili, cornbread, layered salad, bananas, 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 »

  • Town Hall Meeting — Jan. 19

    Join us Sunday (01/19) at 9:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall for information regarding the annual meeting topics.

  • Women’s Book Club — Jan. 21

    Please join us Tuesday (01/21) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "Godwink Christmas Stories" by Squire D. Rushnell. The Feb. 18 book will be "Ripple Effects" by Pam Tebow. 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.

  • Adult Sunday school — Jan. 26

    Join us for the final session of adult Sunday school on Sunday (01/26) in Koinonia Fellowship Hall at 9:15 a.m. The topic for this final session with be "Table Memory" — Set the table for one another. Share with one another. Serve one another. Feast with one another. Savor one another. Save one another. Do this in remembrance of him. If you missed one of the videos from our Sunday "Grateful" study, you can join our Facebook group and watch it there: www.facebook.com/groups/601544477247492/.Read more »

  • Annual Congregational Meeting — Jan. 26

    Join us Sunday (01/26) at 11:45 a.m. in the sanctuary for our Annual Congregational Meeting. Confirmed voting members who meet the current constitutional procedural requirements will need to sign in to receive their ballot at the annual meeting. Council members will assist at the sign-in table, which will be located by the elevator on the sanctuary level.

  • Craft Circle Ministry — Jan. 27

    The next meeting of the Craft Circle Ministry will be on Monday (01/27) 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 typically meets on the fourth Monday of every month.

  • Men’s group breakfast — Feb. 1

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at a location TBA on Saturday (02/01) at 8:00 a.m. For location information, please contact Mike Kostroske at (913) 888-3233.

  • Discernment Discussions — February and March

    Starting on Sunday (02/02), we will host Discernment Discussions between services in the Salem Café from 9:15-10:15 a.m. to discuss Salem's past and future. These gatherings will be held every Sunday through February and March. More details will be available at the annual meeting.

  • Fellowship of the Vine — Feb. 7 and 8

    Salem women and friends are invited to attend the Inspired for Life Conference 2020 at the Leawood campus of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection (13720 Roe Ave., Leawood).The conference is Friday night and Saturday (02/07 and 02/08). Cost is $65, and includes a full experience of keynote speakers, worship vocalist, breakout speakers, refreshments, brunch, take-home gift, and special elements. There is no separate pricing per day. Be sure to RSVP by clicking on the link below AND register and pay on the COR page (link on our SignUpGenius). Otherwise you will not be signed up. If you want to carpool from Salem, please meet there a half hour before the conference on each day; otherwise, meet at COR. Please indicate your preference when you sign up. Contact Angela with any questions at angelaosheim@gmail.com.Read more »

  • Alzheimer Support Group — Feb. 14

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (02/14) 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.

  • Happy Hour Hangout — Feb. 21

    This month's Happy Hour Hangout will be Friday (02/21) at a location TBA from 5:30-7:30 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 5:30. 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.

  • Shrove Pancake Breakfast — Feb. 23

    Join us as the men’s group provides an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Sunday (02/23). Breakfast will be served from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in Luther Hall. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, and bananas, with coffee, milk, apple juice, and orange juice.

  • Bingo Bash & Potluck — Feb. 23

    Come join us Sunday (02/23) for a fun night of bingo, prizes, and fellowship to celebrate Mardi Gras! Dinner will be potluck (5:00-6:00 p.m.) in Luther Hall, and drinks are BYOB (both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks allowed). Bingo will follow until around 7:00 p.m. Prizes are free-will donations from members of the church, so recycle your unwanted treasures! (There is a box for collection of prizes in the Salem Café through Feb. 23.) There is no cost to the event, and all bingo supplies will be provided.

  • The MARK Music Show 4.2 — Feb. 28

    Come to The MARK (3800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO) for their monthly music on Friday (02/28) at 7:30 p.m. This month will feature The Matchsellers & A Night of Bluegrass Fun. The Matchsellers are Warsaw, Indiana, native Andrew Morris and Julie Bates of Kansas City. Their exciting, gritty, and often hilarious stage show has been developed over years of touring across the U.S. and Europe. This is a fundraiser and public awareness raising event for The MARK Youth & Community Center project. Tickets for this event are $15 in advance, and $20 cash at the door. Beer, wine, soft drinks and light snacks are available for a donation. Click on the link below for more information and to purchase tickets. Read more »

  • BrickWorks at Hollis — March 18

    Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS) is hosting a BrickWorks sorting event on Wednesday (03/18) from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Hollis Lodge. 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. All attendees are also welcome to come early or stay late to explore the trails & hills of Hollis (weather permitting). All ages are welcome. You are welcome to drop in, but please pre-register to ensure enough supplies. Read more »

  • 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 »

  • 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.