The Christian Education Committee promotes the education of the members of St. Mark in the field of Biblical knowledge and in applying that knowledge to the living of the Christian life.

Children's Ministries

Nursery Roll

Parents of children in this group receive periodic mailings on age-appropriate materials for beginning Christian training and ideas.


For those 3 years of age and under, a staffed nursery is provided on the lower level at the 9:30a.m. Sunday worship.

Sunday School

Provides Christian instruction along with a worship experience. Sunday School is held at 8:55am to 9:45am in Luther Room (church basement) every Sunday from September 9th through May for ages 3 (pottty trained) through 12. Vacation Bible School and other activities are available during the summer season. Call the church office for more information: (708) 448-6555.

November 25th - No Class
December 2nd, 9th, and 16th - Christmas Practice
December 16th - Christmas Practice after 10am service with Choir
December 23rd - Christmas Program (Meet at church at 9:40am)
December 30th - No Class
January 6th - Resume regular schedule 

Photos of our Sunday School

Vacation Bible School

This session is one week in length, usually offered in July or the first week of August.

Children's Events

For Easter and Christmas, events are held from 10:00a.m. to 10:45a.m. on Good Friday and Christmas Eve. Children sing songs, hear the special story told by Pastor Jay, share a snack and do a simple craft. Great fun for kids and parents!!! Other activities and children's events are planned throughout the year.

Youth Ministry

First Bible

A two session class offered for 11 year olds and their parents.

Training -  Saturday, May @ 10:00am
Service - Sunday, May @ 10:00am

First Communion

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.

First Communion Training Class - Designed for kids and parents. Please call the church to register. Class meets in May from 9am to noon.
Parents Orientation - Saturday, May @ 10:00am
First Communion -  Sunday, May @ 10:00am Service


This is a three year course of study, beginning in the fall of the 6th grade year and concluding with a Confirmation service in October of the 9th grade year. Students will study and memorize the Lord's Prayer, the Apostles Creed, the 10 Commandments, and the Books of the Bible. 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. The class will take a number of field trips to other places of worship. Each class will include a time of fellowship, where they will play some games and get to know one another better. The class is taught by Pastor Jay Trygstad. Contact Pastor Jay for more details.

Classes - September 12th @ 7pm every Wednesday through May.
Five Paragraphs Assignment Due - Sunday, September 30th
Confirmation Retreat - To Be Announced
Rehearsal - Saturday, October 27th - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Confirmation Service - Sunday, October 28th @ the 10:00am service

Lutheran Youth Organization-(LYO)

LYO is for grades 7-12.  They participate in Bible Studies, discussion groups, fund raisers and activities; some of which are: Acquire the Fire, Missons trips, rope challenge courses, rock climbing, skiing.  Visit the LYO page for more information and list of activities.

Senior High

This group is a part of the LYO. Christian fellowship. Bible study, and discussion groups are just a part of what is available. 


These are awarded annually to deserving graduates who are members of St. Mark Lutheran Church. An application form for the Anita E. Korensky Scholarship Fund is available on this web site and in the church office.

Adult Ministry

Kingdom Weekend 

Offered as a spiritual growth retreat. 

Reunion Groups

Groups of 3-7 people who meet weekly to encourage and support one another in our Christian life. All are welcome.

Adult Bible Study

A group meets every Wednesday morning at 9:30 in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study. There are two Sunday morning Bible Studies available, one at 9:30am  in the Fellowship Hall headed by Mark Kuehner.  A Women's Bible study is available on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm which is held in the narthex. There is a men's Bible study at 7:00pm on Wednesday evenings held off campus headed by John Carey.

Throughout the winter months other opportunities are offered such as Financial Peace University - a course on personal stewardship and The Truth Project, a 13 week course on understanding the Scriptures and Jesus our Savior. Watch the Activities page for information.

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

"I more fear what is within me than what comes from without."  Martin Luther

11007 S. 76th Avenue, Worth, IL 60482  (708) 448-6555

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