Welcome to St. Paul's Leavenworth
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Welcome and thank you for your interest in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Leavenworth, Kansas. We sincerely and cordially invite you to join us at St. Paul’s and experience for yourself our generous community, enduring worship and gracious welcome.
St. Paul’s is the mother parish of the Diocese of Kansas, organized with the support of St. Paul’s Church, New Haven, Connecticut on December 10, 1856 three years before the diocese itself was established. The history and tradition of this, the first Episcopal congregation in Kansas, are important touch points for our parishioners and constant reminders of who we are and what we are asked to do as members of the Body of Christ in our community, the region and the world.
St. Paul’s plays an active role in ministering to the needs of the local community with outreach programs supporting the Leavenworth Interfaith Community of Hope (serving the homeless and underprivileged members of our community); a community meal program feeding up to 500 people one Saturday each month; Backpack Buddies, a nutritional augmentation program serving underprivileged children in our local unified school districts; Kids’ Connection, an after school activity and mentorship program, again serving underprivileged children in the local area and the parish maintains a supply of medical and home health devices and equipment which are available to members of the community, as needed. While currently inactive, St. Paul’s has historically supported the Haitian Episcopal Learning Partnership fostering educational support for Haitian children and has assisted in several medical mission to people in the Torbeck area of southwestern Haiti. The ‘Dress a Girl’ program, providing clothing fashioned from old pillowcases for young girls in Haiti remains in place. We anticipate restoring our support at a future date when the program’s administrative and financial processes have been restructured.