For Children & Families
Children are a gift from God and are treasured members of his Kingdom. St. Luke’s Church strives to provide an atmosphere where children can feel safe, valued, loved, and be nurtured in their growing relationship with Jesus. By providing quality care for young children (ages infant through 5th grade), the goal of the Children and Family Ministry Team is also to enable parents to pursue their own relationship with God through our worship, formation, and fellowship offerings.
Parent’s Night Out is offered by the St. Luke’s childcare staff on the first Friday of the month during the school year (September-May) where parents may enjoy an evening out while their children, ages infant through 5th grade, are in the safe and loving care of St. Luke’s wonderful childcare staff! The cost is $15 per child, with a maximum cost of $35 per family. For more information on upcoming Parent’s Night Out dates, contact Suzanna Frey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children & Worship
- Preschool Chapel is for ages 2 years-old through Kindergarten from 11:20-11:35 a.m. in Room 209. 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.
- Children’s Chapel for 1st-5th graders is also during the 11:00 a.m. service. Children begin the 11:00 a.m. 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 homily,” 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.