Children and Youth

Sunday morning education activities for children and youth 3 years old – 12th grade are held in-person at 9 am on Sundays.

During this time of pandemic we continue to follow all safety guidance as approved by our Church Council, at the recommendation of the St. Paul Health and Safety Task Force, and in consultation with CDC and Metro Chicago Synod guidelines. Masks are OPTIONAL for all persons and recommended in all Child Care spaces (over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status).

Details for education programs and activities are below:

Children's Education

Sunday School

For all children 3 years old through 5th grade.

Sunday School will take place in-between worship services. We will gather from 9-9:45 am for music, bible stories, crafts, and fun! Please register using the link below this article. Contact Allison Mikyska for more information.

Register for Sunday School

First Communion Instruction

First Communion instruction is offered to all students in first grade or above. Classes will be offered in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. Follow this link to register for classes or contact Pastor Zak for more information. 

Youth Education 

Middle School/Confirmation

For all youth in 6th - 8th grades

Confirmation instruction for youth in grades 6-8 will be on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in-between morning worship services.  Classes will be 45 min long and include check in, games, videos and time to discuss study materials. We use a rotating curriculum and this year we will be exploring life of Martin Luther. Contact Pastor Zak for more information.

Special Events: Middle School/Confirmation students are invited to participate in a variety of service events, retreats, and fellowship opportunities throughout the year. Each summer, the group goes on trip for fellowship and to participate in service opportunities.  Stay tuned on the location of this summer’s trip!

High School

For all youth in 9th - 12th grades

High School Hangout: St. Paul’s Sunday morning high school ministry continues to build on faith and relationships developed during confirmation. We will gather in person for 45 min at 9:00 am in between the morning worship services. A variety of topics will be used for discussion, often accompanied by videos. Most include questions we face in every day life and what our Christian response is. Contact Allison Mikyska for more information.

Logos is a casual gathering that meets over coffee (or beverage of your choice) at 7 pm on Monday nights at Starbucks on Roosevelt Rd. (near Sonic). We share highs and lows and then discuss one Bible verse or question each week.  Our first gathering will be Monday Sept. 12. Contact Allison Mikyska for more information.

Special Events: High School students are invited to participate in a variety of service events, retreats, and fellowship opportunities throughout the year. Each summer, the group goes on trip to either the ELCA Youth Gathering, a mission project, or to the wilds of the Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area. Our plans for a Summer 2023 trip are in progress and we will be announcing dates and a location soon!