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St.Mark's Lutheran Church
Reflections: Lord Jesus, help me love others as you love me Amen.
Dennis Becker, Oshawa ON - Eternity for Today: May 19, 2019

Education


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kids Developing 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.

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.

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