Children's ministries

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!  Please complete the following registration form which is non-contingent on frequency of program participation. 

Children’s Communion awareness class

The Episcopal Church invites every baptized member to receive communion so instead of a First Communion Class that you may remember from your youth, this class teaches an age appropriate instructed Eucharist for children ages 4 and older.  You may either attend a three-week course, 30 minutes each on three Thursday afternoons (9/23, 9/30, 10/7) OR a one-time Saturday morning course on 10/2. We will celebrate our children’s participation in this course at the 10:00 AM service on Sunday, October 10.

Nursery
(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: Drop off begins 15 minutes before each morning service.  Pickup occurs in the same location as drop-off, directly following the service.

Masks must be worn in the Education Building, regardless of vaccination status, for those above 3 years old. 

Godly Play
(AGES 3 and UP)

What: Godly Play—a tactile and engaging Montessori model for learning the Bible—is designed, at Saint Luke’s, for our children ages 3 and up. This model of sacred teaching allows young children to enter into the story and learn of God’s profound love in a welcoming, age-appropriate way. Recognized around the world as an optimal way to tell the stories of the Bible, Godly Play provides the children of Saint Luke’s with the gift of mystery and wonder.

Where: Children can be dropped off to the Great Room on the top floor of the Education Building.

When: Drop off begins at 9:50 a.m. and can be picked up following the 10:00 a.m. service. 

Masks must be worn in the Education Building, regardless of vaccination status, for those above 3 years old. 

 

First grade to
Fifth Grade

What: Sunday School offers children in 1st – 5th grade lectionary based lessons and integrates worship and education.  Each age group (1st Grade, 2nd&3rd Grade, 4th&5th Grade) has the opportunity to engage in age appropriate activities, conversation and reflection. 

Where: Children can be dropped off to the Parish Hall on the bottom floor of the Education Building.

When: Drop off begins at 9:50 a.m. and they’ll join you in worship at the Peace.

Masks must be worn in the Education Building, regardless of vaccination status, for those above 3 years old. 

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.