Salem Lutheran Church

Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending July 28, 2019

  • VBS — July 22-25

    Hatch up some fun this summer at ROAR VBS 2019! This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. VBS is open to kids ages 3 through those entering 6th grade in the fall. Kids should be 3 by Aug. 1, 2019. VBS is July 22-25, with dinner at 6:00 p.m. and activities from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per child, maximum of $45 per family. Scholarships are available. Invite your friends and neighbors! Contact Lorel Brown by email at or call or text (913) 251-1490 for more information or to volunteer. Click on the link below to register your child.Read more »

  • Serving at the Gathering Table — July 27

    Salem will be serving on Saturday (07/27) at the Gathering Table (formerly Children's Memorial), 5001 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO. (Please note change in date.) We need volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal to approximately 80 hungry souls. The meal will consist of mac & cheese, fried chicken, coleslaw, bananas, dessert, and lemonade. If you can help, please sign up on our website or on the sheet in the narthex. Contact Lorel Brown by email at or call or text (913) 251-1490 for more information. Read more »

  • Craft Circle Ministry — July 29

    The next meeting of the Craft Circle Ministry will be on Monday (07/29) 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 last Monday of every month.

  • Pack our pantry packs with summer snacks!

    Hunger doesn’t take a summer break! With an end to school lunches, a greater burden is felt by those families we support with our Pantry Pack program. Again this summer, we will be adding additional snacks for hungry kids to our pantry packs. We need your help! Please consider donating nonperishable snacks such as granola bars, pudding cups, fruit cups, and crackers to our summer snack food drive! Please place your snacks in the Pantry Pack boxes in the lower level of the church. Thank you for your support!

  • Men’s group breakfast — Aug. 3

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at a location TBA on Saturday (08/03) at 8:00 a.m. For location information, please contact Mike Kostroske at (913) 888-3233.

  • Collecting Pantry Pack Necessities for Fall — thru Aug. 4

    The Pantry Pack team would like to provide a bag for the Aug. 15 Pantry Pack containing both toiletries and school supplies. We would like to offer a few necessities as well as a few things the community might not receive through other school supply drives, as this is generally a very expensive time for families. Click here for more information and a list of items. Read more »

  • Send-off celebration for Pastor and Jill — Aug. 4

    Congratulations to Pastor Dave on his new call as the bishop’s associate in the Central States Synod. His final Sunday with us will be Aug. 4. We are planning a special celebration for Pastor and Jill following the 9:30 a.m. service. Watch your bulletin/email for more details as they become available.

  • Bible Challenge Conversations — Aug. 5

    Join Pastor in the Salem Café to discuss our Bible readings in a large group on Monday (8/05) from 6:30-7:45 p.m. This will be a great opportunity to bring your questions and share your thoughts. Read more »

  • BrickWorks at Hollis — Aug. 7

    Hollis Renewal Center (11414 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS) is hosting a BrickWorks sorting event Wednesday (08/07) from 10:00 a.m. to noon. 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. You are welcome to come early or stay after to enjoy a picnic or hike the trails (weather permitting). Read more »

  • Fellowship of the Stein — Aug. 8

    August’s Fellowship of the Stein will be at a location TBA on Thursday (08/07) 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 — Aug. 9

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (08/09) 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.

  • Packing Pantry Pack Necessities for Fall — Aug. 11

    We will be assembling the Pantry Pack toiletry/school supply bags on Sunday (08/11). Join us between services and after the second service if there are bags left to pack. The bags will be offered with our regular Pantry Packs on Thursday, Aug. 15. Please contact Cathy Collett if you have any questions at

  • Backpack Blessing — Aug. 11

    Believe it or not school is right around the corner, so people of all ages, grab your backpacks, briefcases, or lunch bags and bring them to either service on Sunday (08/11). Everyone who participates will receive a blessing and a decorative tag!

  • Happy Hour Hangout — Aug. 16

    August's Happy Hour Hangout will be Friday (08/16) 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 »

  • 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.