In recognition of the spiritual and public trust given to this faith community, St. Mark's Lutheran Church in San Francisco, CA is committed to being a true sanctuary, both nurturing and protecting its members and visitors. Worship of God requires openness, trust, intimacy, vulnerability and a safe, supportive community. Abuse and harassment are, therefore, violations of the faith shared by this congregation. Accordingly, the congregation will maintain official policies and procedures with the goal of preventing any instances of abuse, intervening appropriately into alleged incidents of abusive behavior, and caring for all involved. These procedures will be reviewed and amended
Child Care ministry at St. Mark's is a very important part of our ministry with families. St. Mark's provides qualified childcare in the Nursery during worship services throughout the entire year. The Nursery is located in the lower level of the church building, next to the kitchen. It is staffed by
Provided on Sundays from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, your child will be safely and kindly cared for while you worship and fellowship. Parents are welcome to stay with their child in the Nursery until she/he is comfortable. Infants through children of nine years of age
Our Sunday School program at St. Mark's has 3 distinct parts:
During the 9:00 service, children are allowed to spend time with our pastors every Sunday.
After Children's Time children are dismissed to Chapel in the Urban Life Center. All age groups gather in Chapel to sing, worship and give weekly offering to our sister parish in El Salvador.
Sunday School Instruction
After Chapel the children divide into their age appropriate classrooms. The classroom teachers prepare weekly lessons or quite often we gather all classes together to celebrate a special occasion.
All children are welcome to join