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St.Mark's Lutheran Church
Reflections: Creator of us all, be present with us when we arrive at our hour. Amen.
Lori Pilatzke, Orillia ON - Eternity for Today: March 18, 2018


kidsDeveloping a relationship with God is important during a child’s early years, and for this reason St. Mark’s considers its Children’s Education a vital part of its ministry.

St. Mark’s currently offers Sunday school for children from age three to Grade 8. Sunday school follows the Children’s Message (approx. 10:15 a.m.) and ends at 11:30 a.m.

St. Mark’s Sunday school has an enrollment of approximately 90 children with an average attendance of 40 – 45 on a weekly basis. Combinations of grades in six classes vary from year to year, depending on the number of students in each grade. Fourteen volunteers share the teaching positions, with a coordinator, assistant coordinator overseeing the Sunday school.

Confirmation classes are held for students in Grades 8 and 9. Confirmation at St. Mark’s is a two year program. 2016-2017 Confirmation Schedule

Confirmation Class forms
Student Information Sheet
VPP Permission Form
Volunteer Activity Tracking Sheet

A portion of the Sunday school offering for each year is designated for a specific benevolence, with the remainder used within the Sunday school.

The Sunday school children sing occasionally at the church services and special events, with an annual Christmas concert held in December. A highlight for the children is always the annual church picnic.

There is NO Sunday School on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday or the May long weekend. Sunday school concludes at the end of May, with the Sunday school and church picnic to follow.