L to R: Doris Foley; Carol Haesemeier, President; Margaret Fett, former chaplain’s wife from Minnesota; Pat Enomoto, 30 year Christmas Store Chair; Leone Morton, former President; Mary Ann Cox, 50 year Sewing chair and Mindi LeFevre, former Historian now living in Iowa.

May 28, 2022

The Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary celebrated its 90th Anniversary on Wednesday, May 18 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Lee’s Summit with nearly 90 people in attendance.

The Auxiliary members support the charitable work of the Lutheran Urban Mission Agency (LUMA) of Kansas City. Through the years the ladies of the Auxiliary have sewed many items and made baby caps, booties and blankets for University Health, formerly Truman Medical Center. For 30 years they ran a Christmas store where parents could select gift items for their family without charge. They also packaged homemade cookies and candy that were given to various institutions including the Jackson County Detention Center. The members also help support food pantries at the urban Lutheran churches. The Auxiliary is a charitable missionary organization dedicated to sharing the love and Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ with those the Lutheran congregations serve in the urban areas.

There were beautiful decorations, a brochure with the Auxiliary history, a table with historical collage of pictures and documents, an opening devotion/message given by Pastor Otto, guest
speakers, installation of officers, a delicious lunch, a choral presentation given by the Peace Lutheran Praise Team, and a “Celebrating 90 Years of Service” presentation.