Salem Lutheran Church

Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending September 21, 2017

  • Youth-led Worship Music Practice — Sept. 19

    All 7th-12th grade students are invited to plan and lead worship Sunday (09/24) at both services. There will be a practice on Tuesday (09/19) at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary for all volunteers playing music.

  • Sisters Book Club — Sept. 19

    Join us Tuesday (09/19) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "Proof" by Bill Bright and Jack Cavanaugh. The October book will be "The Noticer Returns" by Andy Andrews. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-5051 or if you have any questions.

  • Oasis Kickoff — Sept. 20

    Please join us for food, fellowship, and activities for all ages as we kick off Oasis on Wednesday (09/20). We will offer a catered meal for $7/person, $25/family maximum. Dinner is 6:00-6:40 p.m. in Luther Hall, large group opening is at 6:40-6:50 p.m. in Luther Hall, and activities for all ages are from 6:50-7:50 p.m. Read more »

  • Usher, Communion Assistant, and Greeter Revised Training — Sept. 20

    During the Oasis Kickoff on Wednesday (09/20) we will be having Usher, Communion Assistant, and Greeter training in the sanctuary from 6:50-7:20 p.m. This training is for all who currently serve, as well as those who are interested in serving. Pastor Dave will then provide the adult Oasis schedule for this year.

  • Kids Singing and Ringing at Oasis — begins Sept. 20

    Heather Lewis will lead a children's choir (age 3 - 3rd grade) and a chimes choir (4th - 6th grade) during Oasis on Wednesday evenings, beginning Wednesday (09/20). All are welcome; bring your friends and come sing and ring with us! Contact Heather with any questions at

  • Youth-led Worship — Sept. 24

    All 7th-12th grade students are invited to lead worship on Sunday (09/24) at both services. Students will have the opportunity to usher, read, assist Communion, greet, lead music, lead worship, and much more. There will be two planning meetings — on Wednesday, Aug. 30 and Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. There will also be an additional practice on Tuesday, Sept. 19 in the sanctuary for all volunteers playing music. Read more »

  • Three-year-old Bible Distribution — Sept. 24

    All 3-year-olds starting Sunday School will receive a Spark Story Bible during both services on Sunday (09/24).

  • Senior High Hang Night — Sept. 24

    All senior high students are invited to meet at Park Lanes (7701 Renner Road, Shawnee) on Sunday (09/24) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for some bowling fun. The cost will be $12 per person, plus money for concessions. Friends are always welcome!

  • Health and Wellness Class — Sept. 25 and Oct. 24

    Diane Doolin, a registered nurse with Reach Into Wellness, will be offering three health and wellness classes, free for you to attend. The classes will be held at Lenexa United Methodist Church from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of August, September, and October. Read more »

  • Dinner 4 Eight — sign up by Sept. 30

    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 October 2017-August 2018. Please sign up by Sept. 30; groups will be formed and you will be notified with group members' names and contact information. Read more »

  • Acolyte and Crucifier Revised Training — Oct. 1

    We will be having a training session for all those who are interested in being acolytes and crucifiers on Sunday (10/01) from 11:30 a.m. to noon in the sanctuary. This training is for all who currently serve, as well as those who are interested in serving.

  • Salem/Islamic Center Oasis Potluck — Oct. 4

    Our friends from the Islamic Center will be joining us for a potluck during Oasis on Wednesday (10/04). We will begin at 6:30 p.m. (note the different time), and all ages are welcome to join us in sharing food and fellowship with our friends. Please refrain from bringing any dishes that contain pork. We will still have games for the kids, and the adults are invited to share in conversation over a good meal!

  • Men’s Breakfast — Oct. 7

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at a location TBA on Saturday (10/07) at 8:00 a.m. For location information, please contact Mike Kostroske (913-888-3233).

  • Fall Community Picnic — Oct. 8

    Join us for a fun afternoon with a potluck picnic, softball, kickball, and other activities at Swarner Park (6220 Lackman Road, Shawnee) on Sunday (10/08) at 3:00 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! Please sign up online and let us know if you'll be bringing a main dish, side, or dessert.Read more »

  • Alzheimer Support Group — Oct. 13

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (10/13) 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 — Oct. 16

    All women are invited to the next Fellowship of the Vine on Monday (10/16) at the home of Angela Osheim. Plan to arrive around 6 p.m. and bring an appetizer and drink to share! Come to hang out with your friends and make some new ones! We will be outside, so plan accordingly. Read more »

  • Building an Inclusive Church (BIC) Training — Oct. 20-21

    Salem is hosting a Building an Inclusive Church (BIC) training on Friday and Saturday (10/20 and 10/21). The training will help our congregation to publicly and intentionally welcome people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. BIC equips you with ways to create dialogue, deepening relationships throughout the congregation rather than sparking debate and division.Read more »

  • Trunk or Treat — Oct. 28

    Come in costume to Lenexa UMC for Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 28, 5:00-6:30 p.m. There will be prizes, treats, and lots of fun for all! The event will be in the south and west parking lots. Be sure to sign up to decorate a trunk, help with games, or bring food/drinks. Read more »

  • 2017 Fall Calendar Highlights — August - October

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  • 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.