St. Luke's United Church of Christ

No Matter Who You Are Or Where You Are On Life's Journey, You Are Welcome Here! Independence, MO
St. Luke's United Church of Christ
St. Luke's United Church of Christ
St. Luke's United Church of Christ
St. Luke's United Church of Christ
St. Luke's United Church of Christ

Who We Are

St. Luke's United Church of Christ strives to enable members and friends to achieve a journey of life long faith learning.

St. Luke's United Church of Christ provides a nurturing center of worship, music, fellowship, study and life-long learning. We see faith as an ongoing and evolving process. We believe that witness and service flow naturally from our commitment to a living and guiding Jesus Christ. We strive to engage in open tolerant dialogue and conversation with one another and all who work to grow in faith.

About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Inclusive, Multigenerational

Community Service, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Adult Education

Traditional Hymns, Organ

United Church of Christ




Plan Your Visit



727 North Main Street
Independence, MO 64050



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Our Services

What are services like?
Our worship service is traditional with some occasional contemporary twists. We have a chancel choir that shares weekly in the worship service. We also have a handbell choir that plays monthly. We have a historic pipe organ with a Music Director that plays with a creative flair and enthusiasm. We have a Children's Moment for the young people as well as a Sunday School incentive program. We offer Sunday School for all ages from newborn to senior adults.

What is the community like?
St. Luke's is comprised of a very caring group of people. Members and friends support one another during difficult times and celebrate many happy occasions together as well. The congregation supports the activities of our youth and young people. The congregation is open and welcoming to newcomers. Visitors are greeted warmly and invited and encouraged to participate in worship and activities. Many members gather in the narthex before worship to greet both friends and visitors alike. A short fellowship time is held following worship. Visitors are invited and encouraged to attend. St. Luke's UCC benefits from a strong history and what has been described as a "goodly heritage." Through the years, members have tried to follow Christ and work together in community. This heritage is reflected in the congregation as it worships together today.

What if I'm not a Christian?
No matter where you are in your life's journey, you are welcome at St. Luke's United Church of Christ.

Leadership View all

Rev. E. Paul Emily

Rev. E. Paul Emily was called as pastor of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in February of 2015. He brings with him over thirty years of experience in ordained ministry. His ministry has included congregational settings and health care chaplaincy. Paul is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Blue Mountain College in Mississippi and holds a Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He finds the United Church of Christ to be a great fit for the ministry to which he is committed as a pastor. His focus is facilitating the work of God’s transformation in the lives of those with whom he ministers. He utilizes his pastoral care training in the care of the members of his congregation who face issues of crisis, life transitions, aging, death and dying. Making the message of scripture relevant and applying faith to daily living are aims of his ministry. Two of his favorite theologians are Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney.

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