Children in Worship

At. St. Luke’s we wholeheartedly encourage children to be in worship with their families. We believe children learn to worship in the community of faith; which includes all of us. We recognize that children might get the wiggles and feel the need to move about during worship; please know that is ok. To help you during these times, we have provided a “Kid’s Corner” station in the foyer. There you will find Children’s Worship Folders, crayons, books and Helpful Tips. We also offer two chapel services during the 11:00 AM. service; Preschool Chapel and Elementary Chapel. All that said, we understand that there are times when children need the opportunity to play, and so we offer childcare for all morning services.
 

Childcare/Nursery

  • Sundays: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM
  • Located in the Noah’s Ark Room 102 & the Sheppard’s Room 103
  • Children Infant to 5 years’ old
  • Meet our Nursery Staff

Children’s Chapel

Children’s Chapel

for 1st-5th graders during the 11:00 AM service. Children begin the 11:00 AM worship service with their families. Following the “Song of Praise,” children are invited to follow the “crucifer” (a child carrying the children’s cross) down the center aisle and to the Children’s Chapel upstairs. This Children’s service includes music, a Gospel reading, a brief “children’s sermon,” and prayers. Children are invited to participate as “crucifers,” “acolytes” (lighting the candles), and by reading the lessons. Children rejoin their families in worship during the Peace.

Preschool Chapel

for ages 2 years-old through Kindergarten from 11:20-11:35 AM in Room 201. This worship time includes music, a Bible story, and prayer time. Children are invited to serve as “crucifers” (carrying the cross) and “acolytes” (lighting the candles and passing the offering basket). Parents can send an offering with their children if they wish. (No offering is too small…even pennies!) Children already in their childcare rooms are accompanied to this service by the Childcare/Nursery staff. Children return to their childcare room afterwards.

Sunday School Classes

We offer Godly Play curriculum during our Sunday School time for the following age groups: Pre-K 3’s & 4’s, Kindergarten & 1st Grade and 2nd & 3rd Grade. Our 4th & 5th graders will have fun as they “Journey Through the Bible” and during the Fall we offer a 9 week First Communion Instruction Class.

 

Class times: 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

  • Pre-K 3’s & 4’s – Room 201
  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade – Room 204
  • 2nd & 3rd Grade – Room 202
  • 4th & 5th Grade – Room 219
  • First Communion Instruction (Fall Only) – Room 215

 Opportunities for Children & Families

4th & 5th Grade Sunday School
Advent Wreath
Angel Tree
Backpack Blessing
Baptism Brunch
Bible Blessing for 2 year olds
Bible Presentation for 5th Graders
Children’s Chapel
Christmas Pageant
Easter Sunday Egg Hunt
Fall Festival
First Communion Instruction
Godly Play/Sunday School
School Supple Drive
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Summer Activities
Vacation Bible School

 

Join our Children & Family Ministry Team!

We always need more volunteers to staff our many formation programs. Want to help, but don’t know how? Would you like to work with a certain age group? Want to work behind the scenes, but not with the children? There are opportunities for all, whether you wish to serve once a week, once a month, or once a year.
 
If interested, please contact Jill S. Martinez.