St. Paul's Episcopal Church, established as a mission in 1872, fully organized as a parish in 1878. Today, St. Paul's is a vital but small church in Southeast Kansas.
Our mission statement: to be a welcoming community of Christian love wherein the Good News of Jesus Christ is proclaimed, the Sacraments are celebrated and lived out, the kindling fire of the Holy Spirit is present and active among us in the faithful worship of our Lord.
This past year, we have had a very successful Pancake Feed on Shrove Tuesday, a lovely Mother's Day brunch and reciprocated Father's Day brunch as well. St. Paul's is the site of the Coats for Kids Motorcycle Run with a noon luncheon for all the riders and collectors in the Run the third Saturday of October.
Our Sunday service is at 9:00 a.m. for a said Holy Communion with music. On Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., there is a said Holy Communion service in the chapel downstairs.
The adult Sunday School class at 10:15 a.m. has lively discussions and fellowship with coffee and treats. The children's Sunday School, also at 10:15 a.m., is led by Ms. Lois Hendrix with her colorful, child-friendly class room. She has begun a Bible based curriculum which children of all ages will enjoy, thrive on, and learn from.
Each third Sunday, we have the Women's and Men's groups in which the genders separate for their own discussion group at 9:00 a.m.
On the second Sundays and Wednesdays, we have Holy Unction in addition to the regular service of Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer in which anyone can come forward to be anointed with the holy oil of healing.
The Third Sundays are designated as "Can Sunday" with people bringing non-perishable goods to donate to Genesis, the local food bank.
Our pastoral care teams go out to visit the sick and homebound as needed. Eucharistic Ministers assist the Vicar during each Sunday service and special service during the year. Acolytes are schedule for each Sunday service and all special services.
Our Thrift Shop has a thriving ministry at St. Paul's. Every Thursday, faithful workers man the shop for many people who come through to find clothes and household items that they need.
We are a small, friendly, informal church and enjoy having guests come and worship with us. You come as a friend; we welcome you all!