Youth Programs at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
It all began with 16 children in the upstairs room of the Madam Brett House through the efforts of one Hannah Teller in 1832. Miss Teller, with the aid of her sisters Caroline Teller and Margaret S. Teller, taught the Christian faith to these children and this was the seed for St. Luke’s’ Congregation. To this day the focus of St. Luke’s’ parish is largely the children and on nurturing their spiritual growth within our community. St. Luke’s offers:
- Church School on Sundays for all ages up through Grade 7.
- Youth Group Activities for Middle and High School teens, including regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month immediately following the 10 a.m. service in the Common Room of the Church Hall. The meeting involves sports, discussion and lunch. $3 per individual is asked to defray the cost of lunch.
- Opportunities for the children to play crucial roles in the liturgy by becoming acolytes and/or lay readers during the 10 a.m. service.
- Parish programs for all ages.
- Traditional pageants involving the children.
- Involvement in the Mid Hudson Regional Youth Council participating in and planning programs for the surrounding region.
We invite all children and teens to come and participate in these activities. Church school begins on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. with a chapel service in the Church Hall. The children help to conduct this service. Following Church School class time, the children join their parents and the rest of the congregation for the remainder of the worship service at 10:30 a.m.
St. Luke’s Choir
Opportunities are open to any and all individuals who would like to participate in the Junior or Senior Choirs. No auditions required. Feel free to contact Bill Metzger for Senior Choir and Denise Betz for Junior Choir. Please call 845-831-2643