Educational Milestones Preparing Children for Full Membership in the Church

Sunday School

Sunday School for children ages PreSchool through Grade 6 is available via our Online Worship page.

Vacation Bible School

A one week series of evening sessions including Bible stories, songs, and coordinating activities centering around a faith-concept, usually in August.

Communion Preparation

At Saint Luke Church, children may commune at any age, generally when they are able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the sacrament and willingness to participate regularly in this new dimension in their life of faith.


Parents and children meet with the pastor for educational sessions after which the child is invited to assume his role as a communicant member. Contact the Church Office (773-472-3383) to set up an appointment.


Students in Saint Luke Academy's Grade 3 will receive communion preparation as part of their classroom religious instruction and make their 1st communion at the conclusion of the sessions.


Students in Grade 7 who are interested in receiving confirmation instruction register in the church office. Saint Luke Academy students receive instruction as part of the religion curriculum in their classroom. Students attending other schools receive instruction in Sunday morning classes.


The Rite of Confirmation, the public affirmation of baptism, occurs within a regular service of Holy Communion, usually on the Sunday immediately preceding the observance of the Feast of the Ascension.

Educational Opportunities for Adults

Bible Class

Discussions and conversations with Pastor Bouman on various books of the Bible as

well as books addressing faith issues.


Membership Classes

Individuals who are interested in learning about the Lutheran tradition with an eye toward membership are invited to contact Pastor Bouman (773-472-3383, to set up a series of discussions to learn about the Lutheran Church.



Baptism Preparation

Adults who desire to be baptized are invited to contact Pastor Bouman (773-472-3383, to set up a course of study/discussion on

the tenets of the Christian faith.