The Christian Education Committee
promotes the education of the members of St. Mark in the field of Biblical knowledge and in applying that knowledge to the
living of the Christian life.
Parents of children in this group receive periodic mailings on age-appropriate
materials for beginning Christian training and ideas.
those 3 years of age and under, a staffed nursery is provided on the lower level at the 9:30a.m. Sunday worship.
Provides Christian instruction along with a worship experience. Sunday
School is held at 8:55am to 9:45am in Luther Room (church basement) every Sunday from September 9th through May for ages 3
(pottty trained) through 12. Vacation Bible School and other activities are available during the summer season. Call the church office for
more information: (708) 448-6555.
Vacation Bible School
session is one week in length, usually offered in July or the first week of August.
For Easter and Christmas, events are held from 10:00a.m. to 10:45a.m. on Good Friday and Christmas
Eve. Children sing songs, hear the special story told by Pastor Jay, share a snack and do a simple craft. Great fun for kids
and parents!!! Other activities and children's events are planned throughout the year.
A two session class offered for 11 year olds and their parents.
Saturday, May @ 10:00am
Service - Sunday, May @ 10:00am
First Communion is celebrated at
St. Mark each year when our members who are 10 years old participate in an overnight retreat and learn about Holy Communion. Each
year the participants paint their own chalice, form their own beeswax candle, make a group banner, bake communion bread
for Sunday worship services, and reenact the Last Supper in a drama.
First Communion Training Class - Designed for kids and parents. Please call the church to register. Class
meets in May from 9am to noon.
Parents Orientation - Saturday, May @ 10:00am
First Communion - Sunday, May @ 10:00am Service
This is a three year course of study, beginning in the fall of the 6th grade year and concluding
with a Confirmation service in October of the 9th grade year. Students will study and memorize the Lord's Prayer, the Apostles
Creed, the 10 Commandments, and the Books of the Bible. This small group focuses on: today's issues that
teens are facing, developing peer support, enhancing their Christian worldview, and reinforcing God's direction in their lives. The
class will take a number of field trips to other places of worship. Each class will include a time of fellowship, where they
will play some games and get to know one another better. The class is taught by Pastor Jay Trygstad. Contact Pastor Jay for
Classes - September
12th @ 7pm every Wednesday through May.
Five Paragraphs Assignment Due - Sunday, September 30th
Confirmation Retreat -
To Be Announced
Rehearsal - Saturday, October 27th - 6:00pm to
Confirmation Service - Sunday, October 28th @ the 10:00am service
Lutheran Youth Organization-(LYO)
LYO is for grades 7-12. They participate in Bible Studies, discussion groups, fund raisers
and activities; some of which are: Acquire the Fire, Missons trips, rope challenge courses, rock climbing, skiing.
Visit the LYO page for more information and list of activities.
This group is a part of the LYO. Christian fellowship. Bible study, and discussion groups are just
a part of what is available.
These are awarded
annually to deserving graduates who are members of St. Mark Lutheran Church. An application form for the Anita E. Korensky
Scholarship Fund is available on this web site and in the church office.
Offered as a spiritual growth retreat.
of 3-7 people who meet weekly to encourage and support one another in our Christian life. All are welcome.
Adult Bible StudyA group meets every Wednesday morning at 9:30 in the Fellowship Hall
for Bible Study. There are two Sunday morning Bible Studies available, one at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall
headed by Mark Kuehner. A Women's Bible study is available on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm which is held in the
narthex. There is a men's Bible study at 7:00pm on Wednesday evenings held off campus headed by John Carey.
Throughout the winter months other opportunities are offered such as Financial
Peace University - a course on personal stewardship and The Truth Project, a 13 week course on understanding the Scriptures
and Jesus our Savior. Watch the Activities page for information.