First Communion Training Class 4th Grade and older. Class designed for kids and parents. Sign up on the sign up poster in the narthex  and/or call the church office to R.S.V.P. Class meets on Saturday, May 19th from 9am to noon. First communion services on Sunday morning May 20th. 


KFC - Darkness into Light (Kids ages 3 – 8) (Pk to 3rd grade) I John 1:7 - 2:10

KFC – Pebbles to Stones (Kids 4th Grade through 6th Grade) 1 Peter 1:14 - 2:11


Click here: Link to LYO Page for more activities:


FELLOWSHIP Schedule for Grades 1-5

October - Annual Pet Blessing - October 2017 @ 10:00am (Date and place TBD)

December 24 - 10:00am - Birthday Party for Jesus ages 3-10 (Pastor Jay)




VBS - Vacation Bible School

Contact the church office to register.



Vacation Bible School 2015 with Southpaw
@ St. Mark Lutheran Church



SUNDAY SCHOOL - 8:55am in Koetz Hall (Ages 3 to 12)  September through May

Vacation Bible School - July or August (TBD)

Confirmation Classes begin in September @ 7pm every Wednesday through April

Confirmation Rehearsal - Saturday, October 27th Check for times.

Confirmation Ceremony - Sunday, October 28th @ the 10:00am service.  

* TBD - To Be Determined 


Developing and promoting youth activities is an important part of our church. The church offers several activities for our younger members.

* Kids For Christ aka Kids Fun Club (Grades 1 - 6th /Ages 5 -12)
* Sunday School (Beginning at age 3)
* Confirmation
(Grades 6, 7, and 8)
* Vacatioin Bible School
* Special Children's Events
* First Bible Training
(Age 9)
* First Communion Training (Age 10)


Sunday School is held at 8:55am in Koetz Hall every Sunday from September through May for ages 3 (potty trained) through 12.  (Call the church office for more information (708) 448-6555)


This is the time of year these students are attending confirmation, 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.


CONFIRMATION CLASSES 7:00pm Wednesday's,  

beginning September and going through May.

Confirmation Dates and Times 2018 

June 29th 7:00 pm Tent Event @ St. Mark

Sunday, September 30th (Confirmation: 5 Paragraphs Due)

Sunday, October 28th Confirmation Service @ 10:00 am



Rehearsal Date -  6 to 6:30pm  (Date TBA)
Confirmation Service - 10:00am (Date: TBA)


Every year on Good Friday there is an Easter Egg Hunt from 9:05am to 9:45am for children ages preschool through thrid grade.


DomesticPets.jpghappylab.jpgAnnual Pet Blessing

September 2018,  Saturday @ 10am - Date and place To Be Determined.

All pets are welcome (even the stuffed ones). A leash or carrying case will be needed. Be sure to bring a donation for the local animal shelter.


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.



We are in need of Worship Technicians. If anyone feels that they would like to serve in this manner please contact the church office at (708) 448-6555.


Link to Youth Activities Pictures from the past.


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"I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth." Martin Luther