St. Mark's Nursery

Children are welcome and appreciated as participants in worship!  Children have their own unique relationship with God.
Being in church helps them learn how to pray, listen, sing and worship while they strengthen that special relationship.

 Children ages 0-6 who need some space to rest and play can do so in St. Mark's nursery. Our nursery is open Sundays from 8:45 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Our nursery coordinator, Edda Mai Johnson, has over 30 years of experience working with infants and young children and has completed masters degree work in child development. Edda Mai works with nursery attendants, Elvira Markov and Johanna Najera, who have been at St. Mark's for 11 and 8 years, respectively.
 All nursery staff are CPR certified. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL AT ST. MARK’S

We meet at 10:05 – 10:55 in the youth room (Auditorium) every Sunday from September until May/June.
If you are interested, please contact either Pastors Elizabeth or Tita for more information.

Our Sunday School ministry at St. Mark’s has 3 distinct parts

 -Children’s Time: during the 9:00 service, children are invited to spend time
with our pastors every Sunday during the Children's time.

 -Chapel: After Children’s Time, children are dismissed to Chapel located in
the ground floor of 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
we gather all classes together to celebrate a special sacred occasion. 

All children are welcome to join us for Children’s Time and Chapel.
Classroom instruction is open to children over 3,
or younger with parent, through the 5th grade.  

 

Confirmation
A journey to grow as Christ’s disciples.

The Confirmation Ministry at St. Mark’s is a three-year journey offered to our young people from Grade 6-8. We do not see it as an obligation to tradition but an experience in which we are all invited to participate, grounded on our baptismal covenant and communal responsibility to grow together. It is a time to deepen our faith, widen our views by raising difficult questions about faith and living and strengthen our relationship with God in Christ and one another.  

This three-year journey includes studying the Old and New Testaments, Lutheran History and Catechism, Lutheran Living and Spirituality, and other relevant issues and challenges our youth face in our context and times. This journey includes service and advocacy opportunities in the city and other communities through the Interfaith Food Pantry, Lutheran Social Services and more. We also encourage fellowship with other youth from other sister Lutheran and ecumenical congregations. We hope to provide a safe and welcoming space for our youth where questions and dialogue are invited, both fun and serious.

We meet at 10:05 – 10:55 in the youth room (Auditorium) every Sunday from September until May/June.
If you are interested, please contact either Pastors Elizabeth or Tita for more information.

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