Salem Lutheran Church

Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending March 15, 2018

  • No Children’s/Youth Sunday School — March 18

    There will be no Children’s and Youth Sunday School during spring break (03/18). Children’s choir practice will also be cancelled. Adult Sunday School will still take place as scheduled.

  • Lily Donations — submit by March 19

    Help us decorate the sanctuary on Easter with an array of lilies. Lilies can be dedicated to the glory of God, in loving memory of, in honor of, or other. Please submit request by March 19. You can click on the link below to purchase one, or fill out a paper copy of the form in the narthex.Read more »

  • First Communion Class — March 19 and 26

    Pastor Dave will hold a series of three training sessions to educate the participants about First Communion (Mondays, March 5, 19, and 26 in Koinonia Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m.). The sessions are designed for a parent and child to attend together. There will be childcare provided for siblings. The participants will receive their First Communion on Maundy Thursday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m.

  • Women’s Book Club — March 20

    Please join us Tuesday (03/20) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult. The April 17 book will be "Inescapable" by Nancy Mehl. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-5051 or if you have any questions.

  • Lenten Supper & Service — ends March 21

    All are invited to attend the Lenten supper & service. The March 21 meal will be a potluck in Luther Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m., followed by the service at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. When planning for the potluck, please be aware that we will have approximately 40 additional people, as the Midland University choir will be joining us. The Lenten offering collected this year will be split between Pieces of Hope Tanzania and reStart/Synergy Services.

  • Midland University choir visit — March 21

    A choir from Midland University will be visiting during our Wednesday night Lenten supper & service on March 21. They plan to perform during our Wednesday night service, as well. We will be taking a special offering for their ministry Sunday (03/18) and also on Wednesday night (03/21).

  • Pantry Pack volunteer meeting — March 22

    With the Adult Ministries and Outreach position ending March 31, we are asking for help with Pantry Pack and the formation of a team to continue this ministry. We have compiled a list of duties with which we are asking for help. Those interested in volunteering with this ministry should meet on Thursday (03/22) at 6:30 p.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. Contact Meghan at (913) 638-4592 or with any questions.

  • Serving at Gathering Table — March 24

    Salem will be serving on Saturday (03/24) at the Gathering Table (formerly Children's Memorial), 5001 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO. We need 30-50 volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal to approximately 100 hungry souls. The meal will consist of macaroni and cheese with ham, dinner rolls, mixed vegetables, bananas, dessert, and lemonade. If you can help, please go to the “Weekly Announcements” page on our website, or sign up on the sheet in the narthex. Read more »

  • Holy Week Schedule

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  • Palm Sunday Procession — March 25

    On Palm Sunday (03/25) all children and youth are invited to process down the aisle waving palms during the opening hymn. Please meet in the narthex 10 minutes before each service.

  • Annual Pictorial Directory Photos — March 25 and April 1

    On Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday (03/25 and 04/01), you will have an opportunity to have your photo taken for the 2018 Salem Directory. Pictures will be taken immediately after each service on Palm Sunday, and between services on Easter Sunday. They will be in the lower level of the sanctuary (in the Pantry Pack area) on Palm Sunday, and in the back of Luther Hall for Easter Sunday.

  • Maundy Thursday Service & Potluck — March 29

    Join us for the Maundy Thursday potluck and service on Thursday (03/29). The potluck will be at 6:00 p.m. in Luther Fellowship Hall, and the service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. There will be a reception honoring First Communion following the service in the Salem Café. Please refrain from bringing a dessert to the potluck, as we will be having cake at the First Communion reception.

  • Men’s Breakfast — April 7

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at a location TBA on Saturday (04/07) at 8:00 a.m. For location information, please contact Mike Kostroske at (913) 888-3233.

  • Fellowship of the Stein — April 12

    The next Fellowship of the Stein will be at a location TBA on Thursday (04/12) at 6:30 p.m. Bring friends and stop by for some good food, spirits, and fellowship. Contact Rob Garza at for more information. The group typically meets on the second Thursday of every month. All men are welcome to attend!

  • Alzheimer Support Group — April 13

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (04/13) 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.

  • Mission Partner Exploration Class — April 15 (RSVP by April 8)

    Are you interested in learning what it means to be a mission partner at Salem? Then join us for the Mission Partner Exploration Class on Sunday (04/15) at 11:45 a.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. You will learn about what we believe is our call as a faith community in God’s mission in this world. Sign up by April 8 on the website or contact Kathy Kostroske ( or 913-888-5051). A light lunch and child care will be offered; please let us know if you need child care. A Mission Partner Reception will be held Sunday, April 29. Read more »

  • Women’s Book Club — April 17

    Please join us Tuesday (04/17) at 7:00 p.m. in the Koinonia Conference Room to discuss "Inescapable" by Nancy Mehl. The May 15 book will be "The Life List" by Lori Nelson Spielman. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-5051 or if you have any questions.

  • Salem Children's Choir

    Children's choir is a great opportunity for kids to see how fun it is to sing for a caring, loving audience, and to build confidence by leading in worship with their peers. Please bring your children 3 years through 6th grade 10 minutes early for Sunday School (9:05 a.m.) to sing together in Luther Hall. Contact Heather with any questions at or (913) 485-2739.

  • Spring Calendar Highlights — February - April

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  • Adult Sunday School Schedule — 2017-2018

    Our Adult Sunday School meets at 9:15 a.m. in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. We plan to study a variety of things this year. Please join us! 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.