The Mission of St. Luke KC (MSL) was started by The Rev. Gene Flanery in 2011 to answer the needs of the growing Hispanic community in Wyandotte County and Kansas city, Kansas. Since that call to serve in the inner city, Gene has been ordained into the Anglican Church of North America and serves under the Anglican Diocese of “Church for the Sake of Others,” www.c4so.org.
The desire of MSL is to form a missional community of like-minded believers committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ. Its focus is on the pressing needs of a huge Latino population residing in Wyandotte County, Kansas (34,000 according to the 2010 Census).
Current Outreach Programs
Teaching English Classes for Spanish Speakers
Bible Study in Spanish
Summer Kids Soccer Camp
Vacation Bible School
St. Luke’s Thrift Store in the Heart of Kansas City, Kansas
The mission would like to expand its service as they move forward to include family counseling, tutorial programs for inner city kids and leadership development.
The spirituality of MSL is best described as Anglican-Celtic. Anglicans are called Anglicans because of the English influence on the church during the time of the Protestant Reformation, in the 1500s, but the actual origins of the Anglican church go all the way back to the time of the Apostles. Worship at MSL reflects Anglican liturgy which is centered on the Word (preaching, teaching and exhortation) and the Table (Holy Communion). The term Celtic refers to roots of the early English Church which was profoundly influenced by the vibrant missionary movement that began with the founding of the Iona mission by Irish monks in Scotland in the 6th century.
Our regular Sunday Worship Service is a blend of traditional and contemporary Anglican Eucharist Service, starting at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. It is a reflective and joyous service that combines readings from the Bible, a blend of hymns and modern worship songs, ancient prayer practices, and Holy Communion (Eucharist, which means “thanksgiving.”) Because liturgy is communal by nature, everyone participates.
Once a month (the first Sunday) the entire community gathers in a bilingual service and is followed by a shared meal.
An Invitation from The Rev. Gene Flanery of the Mission of St. Luke
“I want to invite you to visit the Mission of St. Luke. After studying and preaching on the Gospel of St. Luke I have come to the strong conviction that if your life doesn’t intentionally cross the paths of the poor on a regular basis, you may not be truly following Jesus’ example. We at the Mission of St. Luke want to give you opportunities to share your faith with others who are less fortunate. Come, see and experience the Joy of serving at the Mission of St. Luke!”
Become a Supporter
You can become a supporter of The Mission of Saint Luke (MSL). Your financial donations are needed to help us expand our services to the Latinos of Kansas City and Wyandotte County, Kansas.
St. Luke’s Mission volunteers are also needed in all areas. A knowledge of the Spanish language is helpful, but not necessary. All that’s needed is a love for and a desire to help others in need.
For more information about supporting the mission financially or to become involved in other ways please contact:
The Rev. Gene Flanery
The Mission of St. Luke
7552 Richland Ave.
Kansas City, Kansas 66111
Phone or Text 913-706-6766
DONATE SECURELY WITH PAYPAL