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For the foreseeable future, we will not be having public worship services or class meetings here at St. John’s.  However, this does not mean that we can’t worship together.  Visit our Facebook Page or our website at 10:45 am each Sunday to view the current message.  In a time when people need one another the most, the best advice that we are given is to keep physically away from one another.  But that doesn’t have to completely cut us off from our church friends and family.  Be creative and let’s make sure we stay in touch with one another.  Through all of this, please remember the words of the Apostle Paul who said “For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything in all of creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord


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Live Worship 4.5.2020

Palm Sunday

Worship Series:  The Grace of Les Misérables

More information to come.

Journey With Us This Lenten Season

“The Grace of Les Misérables” | Pop culture has expanded our collective imagination taking classical novel and turning them

into plays, motion pictures, and musicals. Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is one of the classics adapted into these forms. Now the

church is getting into the act empowering us to examine several themes through the lens of Christian faith. During the season

of Lent and Easter we will study characters from the story and how they represent ideas like grace, justice, poverty, and love.

We are indebted to the work of Matt Rawle and his thoughts from The Grace of Les Misérables for it will be the seed for our

growing conversation. You are invited to join us each week during Lent and Easter.


All of us seek and want to find a place where we are welcomed and can belong. Some feel like they can belong anywhere; others question if they belong, even in a local church. We, the people of St. John’s, want you to know that all are welcome here! We want to emphasize that everyone ~ and we mean everyone ~ can come and belong here. St. John’s United Methodist church proclaims God’s unconditional love and grace that is for everyone. We celebrate and welcome the diversity of God’s family. Thus, we are open to all who are seeking after God and desire to be in unity with others. So, there it is. You are welcome here!


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We strive to offer inspiring and excellent classical traditional worship.  Our choir-led service is filled with stirring music, sermons, stories, and opportunities for spiritual growth all led by our laity and pastoral staff.  We believe anyone attending worship will be stimulated emotionally, physically, and spiritually for the purpose of leading a holistic and faith-filled life.


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Living Streams is our mid-week worship experience focusing on the practices of story sharing, centering prayer, and communion.  On the first Wednesday of each month the ritual of Anointing and healing is incorporated into our service. 


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When & Where


Early-Risers Service | 8:30 AM | Chapel (SUSPENDED)

Family Service | 10:45 AM | Sanctuary (ONLINE)


Living Streams | 5:30 PM | Guice Library (SUSPENDED)

6900 Ward Parkway

Kansas City | MO 64113


Previous Series


2.9 - 3.1.2020

“What does the Lord require of you?” The prophetic words of God say that we should do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God. The Bible goes on to describe it actively as letting “justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” We talk a lot about justice, love, humility, and righteousness but how often do these words take form and action. “Require” implies that there is no other option. “Roll down” indicates action. In these vacillating and tense times, the church needs to be clear about its God given mandate and requirement – to let justice roll! St. John’s UMC is proud to announce a guest speaker series designed to help us engage in justice ministries in the Kansas City area. Our aim is to help all move from talk to positive action that will bring about justice and transformation in our community. You are invited to join us as we take time to hear from leaders in our city and United Methodist Church (UMC).

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