Salem Lutheran Church

Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the week ending April 22, 2018

  • Stock Drive Fundraiser — April 22 and 29

    All are encouraged to purchase shares of stock in our students. Shares will be available for purchase between services near the sanctuary on 04/22 and 04/29. Proceeds help fund all summer trips, activities, and special projects.

  • Seniors Serving Salem Lunch — April 25

    Seniors Serving Salem will be having a lunch get-together on Wednesday (04/25) at noon at Ronnie's Restaurant (12812 W. 87th St., Lenexa). It is located right behind Gomer's liquor store on the north side of 87th Street. ANYONE is welcome to attend, even though most attendees happen to be over 50.

  • Oasis Year-End BBQ — April 25

    Join us for an end-of-the-year BBQ celebration for Oasis on Wednesday (04/25) at 6:00 p.m. Let’s come together as a community to celebrate a year of learning and fellowship! Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided; please bring a side dish to share.

  • New Mission Partners Reception — April 29

    Come meet & greet Salem’s new mission partners following both services in the Salem Café on Sunday (04/29).

  • Men’s Breakfast — May 5

    All men are invited for fellowship and breakfast at a location TBA on Saturday (05/05) at 8:00 a.m. For location information, please contact Mike Kostroske at (913) 888-3233.

  • Fellowship of the Stein — May 10

    The next Fellowship of the Stein will be at a location TBA on Thursday (05/10) from 6:30-9:00 p.m. 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 — May 11

    A support group for families caring with early to late stage Alzheimer's disease will meet Friday (05/11) 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.

  • Sunday School End-of-Year Celebration — May 13

    We invite you to join us on Sunday (05/13) for our year-end Sunday school celebration. We will be honoring all women on Mother’s Day to say thank you for the inspiration they are, the care they show, and the love they provide to each of us that helps us grow in our faith. Our Sunday school kids will serve breakfast at 9:15 a.m. in Luther Fellowship Hall. They'll share some of what they've been learning in Sunday school this year. We hope you can join us!

  • Women’s Book Club — May 15

    Please join us Tuesday (05/15) at 6:30 p.m. We will be gathering at Panera Bread (87th Street and Lackman Road, Lenexa) for dinner, followed by a discussion of discuss "The Life List" by Lori Nelson Spielman. The June 19 book will be "Same Kind of Different as Me" by Ron Hall. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-5051 or if you have any questions.

  • Serving at Gathering Table — May 19

    Salem will be serving on Saturday (05/19) at the Gathering Table (formerly Children's Memorial), 5001 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO. We need 30-40 volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal to approximately 80 hungry souls. The meal will consist of beef taco bake, corn salad, rolls, 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 »

  • Congregational Update and Summer Kick-off BBQ — May 20

    We invite you to join us on Sunday (05/20) for the switch to the summer service schedule with worship times at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. After the 9:30 a.m. service, Council will share an update with additional details on options and costs associated with a relocation. Following the update will be a community summer kick-off potluck BBQ, where discussion and signups on new outreach and growth opportunities will be available. Please bring a side dish to share. All are welcome!

  • Craft Circle Startup — May 21

    Ladies of all ages are invited to attend a craft circle brainstorming session on Monday (05/21) in Koinonia Fellowship Hall. Please bring a variety of ideas or samples to present for possible outreach projects. Contact Kathy Kostroske (913-888-5051 or if you have any questions.

  • Summer Facility Plans

    We will again be reducing the utility and maintenance cost for Luther Hall during the summer by not operating the refrigerator, freezer, and air conditioner in the kitchen area. The time frame for this will be from May 21 until mid-August, when we begin to prepare the facility for Sunday School in the fall. The building is not closed for use if it is needed and neither of our other two buildings can be used for the event. If a member or organization wants to use the Luther Hall facility, the request should be communicated to the Salem office per the regular process, and a member of the Property Team will contact the requester to arrange use. Please note that the refrigerator and freezer cannot be used during this time due to the lengthy process to power the units on and off.

  • Hollis Crossings Summer Day Camp — June 11-15

    Hollis Crossings is a fun, active, and faith-filled week during the summer for children who have completed grades K-5. During the week of June 11-15, kids explore the outdoors and make new friends while experiencing God’s love for all. Registration is now open. Click on the link below for more information and/or to sign up. Read more »

  • Summer Musical Camp — July 16-20

    All Salem kids and their friends going into 1st – 6th grade are invited to participate in the musical "The Bigger They Are!". Join us as young David trusts that God is with him when he fights Goliath this summer in a fun musical camp: Monday through Friday, 9:00-10:30 a.m., July 16-20. We will perform this awesome musical during church on Sunday, July 22. Contact Music Director Heather Lewis at or (913) 485-2739 with any questions. Read more »

  • VBS (Vacation Bible School) — July 23-26

    Save the date for a fun-filled week of Salem's VBS July 23-26. Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the program will run from 6:00-8:30 p.m. There will be a VBS celebration at church on Sunday, July 29. Watch for volunteer and kids’ sign-ups soon.

  • 2018 Children, Youth, and Family Summer Opportunities

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  • 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. The children's choir does not rehearse during the summer. Contact Heather with any questions at or (913) 485-2739.

  • 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.