High School Youth

ClimbingHigh School students are invited to participate in various leadership, educational, fellowship and service opportunities in the congregation, which help them explore individual next steps in their faith journey.

Youth Forum for high school youth meets Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:45. Bible studies and “hot topic” discussions keep the forums fresh and interesting for the active teens.

Summer Mission Trip is a week long servant opportunity that occurs during the last week of July in a non-Youth Gathering year.  In 2016 the youth traveled to the Oaks Indian Mission in Oaks, Oklahoma. View the pictures from the youth trip to Oklahoma and in 2017 to Toronto View Pictures from the 2017 trip to Toronto.

Service Projects area a part of youth activities. Here are pictures of the youth packing pasta for the Greater Chicago Food Depository

ELCA Youth Gathering. is a five day national event that brings together Lutheran youth from across the country for worship, service, learning, and fellowship every three years.  St. Luke’s has a longstanding tradition of bringing a large group of youth to the Gathering Detroit in 2015. The next Youth Gathering will be in Houston 2018

Graduates Blessing in June honors our high school graduates.  Our prayer shawl  ministry provides all graduates with a prayer shawl.

Alumni Youth meet on the Sunday after Christmas for a brunch.  The Education Cabinet works to maintain contact with our alumni throughout the years, sending them care packages and keeping the congregation updated on where our students are continuing their education.

For more information contact: Gerry Mears, Director of Youth Ministry (847) 254-7135, email

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