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Saint Luke’s has a rich history of nourishing children and we aim to create an environment of learning, wonder and opportunity to help each child build a spiritual foundation and grow in faith.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT SAINT LUKE’S
Children of every age are always welcome to be a part of the worship service at Saint Luke’s! Feel free to get up, use the bathroom, wiggle, giggle, and squirm. Kids of all ages can help themselves to coloring sheets, crayons, and books at the children’s kiosk right inside the Narthex.
Children are also welcome to participate in our child-specific programs offered on Sunday mornings, whether their participation be week-to-week or when it works best with your family’s plan for worship!
These programs are open to all children; visitors and guests of parishioners are also always welcome to join us!
(Age 3 - 2nd grade)
Beginning September 18!
What: A first liturgical experience for our youngest parishioners! This service includes songs, prayers, readings, and a Children’s homily. All will join the congregation in the Church at the Peace to share in Communion.
Where: Chapel on the main floor of the Education Building
When: Children can be dropped off at the Chapel at 10:00 AM or parents and older siblings are welcome to stay. All will join the congregation in the church at the Peace.
(AGES 3 and UP)
Beginning September 18!
What: At our 9:00 AM Discovery Hour we have learning opportunities for all ages. During this time children ages 3 years old through Kindergarten are invited to participate in Godly Play, a tactile and engaging Montessori model for learning the Bible. Children in 1st through 5th grades are invited to participate in Church School with age appropriate Bible lessons and activities.
Where: The Great Room on the top floor of the Education Building.
When: Grab as snack in the Parish Hall, then drop off children upstairs beginning at 8:55 AM. Children can be picked up before the 10:00 AM service or go straight to Children’s Chapel.
(ages birth - 36 months)
Who: Children ages birth – 36 months can go to the nursery for reading and playtime with two seasoned and certified childcare providers, Bev and Jen. During worship, if your child is in need, they will contact you by text.
Where: The nursery is in Room 104 of the Education Building, adjacent to the main church. It’s a welcoming environment for infants and young toddlers.
When: The nursery is open from 7:45 AM – 11:15 AM Drop off begins 15 minutes before each morning service. Pickup occurs in the same location as drop-off, directly following the service.
Saint Luke’s hosts seasonal events and special programs throughout the year.
Saint Luke's Parish School
The Saint Luke’s Parish School is an Episcopal School that provides a weekday ministry to young children without regard to race, religion, nationality or economic status. The school is committed to fostering a close relationship between home, school and parish. Our school’s goal is to prepare our children educationally, socially and spiritually for their futures by helping the whole child grow in a developmentally appropriate atmosphere.
- Emotionally – To create a positive self-image.
- Socially – To learn to get along with others in an increasingly diverse world and to respect other religious traditions and beliefs.
- Physically – To develop muscle coordination and the ability to care for oneself.
- Intellectually – To encourage a child’s curiosity and to provide an opportunity to learn in a nurturing environment.
- Spiritually – To foster a sense of age-appropriate religious understanding and spiritual wonder and to instill key Christian values of prayer, worship, love of neighbor, justice and peace.