St. Paul Lutheren Church & School

Our Neighborhood

Unlike many parishes or people, we've lived in the same neighborhood all our life. Northeast Leavenworth is the historic section of the city — bounded by the Missouri River on the east and Ft. Leavenworth on the north. The city's business district sits to our south and we are surrounded by some of Leavenworth's oldest and most historic homes ... and, by some of her oldest and declining homes as well.

Much of our mission focuses on ministering to the needs of those who call this quadrant home — including a long-standing relationship with military families who are a part of our school during their tenure on Post. We also serve the needs of children in an after-school ministry operated in partnership with two other neighborhood churches: St. Paul's Episcopal and Independent Missionary Baptist ... together "Connecting Kids with Christian Community" as adult volunteers serve as mentors providing a safe after-school environment for at-risk elementary children (there's always homework assistance, games, a Bible story time, computer access, and popcorn!).

The "7th Street Feast" is our annual Thanksgiving Dinner, serving nearly 1,500 meals that day — "Paul's Buffet" does the same thing on the 3rd Saturday of each month, providing over 400 meals to those needing either a nutritious meal or someone to share it with ... or both.

We also provide several low-income rental homes near the church through the ministry of Pin Oak Acres Apartments, our 152-unit apartment complex on Leavenworth's south-side.

For so many years, the northeast neighborhood served us, and we are now committed to serving it!