Hello & Welcome!
Join us for worship at 8:00 and 10:00 AM Sundays
Nursery and Children's Church available at 10:00 AM service
Announcements & Events
Bunco for Breast Cancer
Sunday, October 2
St. Mark Center
Doors open at noon Bunco begins at 1
Tickets = $25
Tickets are available at the door.
Contact Janice at 847-394-5854 for more information.
Wednesday Bible Study
Come join us at 11:00 am
in the Great Room.
Join a Choir!
Choirs have started up again! Adult Handbell Choir meets at 6:30 pm on Thursdays and Adult Vocal Choir meets at 7:30 pm on Thursdays. Youth Choir will begin on September 21 at 6 pm. If you are interested in joining, please contact Tim Spelbring, Music Director.
Bring your pet for a blessing
Sunday, October 9 at 11:30 am
We will meet in the grass outside
Fair Trade Products For Sale
Sunday, October 23
Coffee, chocolate, almonds, olive oil
Food for PADS Reminder
PADS will begin in October. If you are bringing food, please put the date on the item(s) before putting in the refrigerator or freezer marked "PADS". Many items are donated and it is difficult to know how long the food has been around. Thank You!
SENIOR LUNCH BUNCH
(or anyone who would like to attend)
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 1:00 pm
Come and join us for "OKTOBERFEST"
749 W. Golf Road, Des Plaines
$15.00 per person
Lunch includes main dish (one of four choices), beverage and apple strudel for dessert.
RSVP to Marilyn by
Monday, October 17
CHRISTMAS CARD BUFFET
Friday, October 21, 2016
7 pm in the Great Room
Jeanne Kueter will be showing us how to stamp Christmas Cards. Cost = $2 per card with a maximum of 5 cards per person. RSVP to the church office by Monday, October 17 with your name and the number of cards you would like to make.
Come join the FUN!!!
(recommended for 6th grade - adult)
Youth & Family
Our fundraiser has officially started! Thanks to all who came by the tasting party last Sunday to make it a great kickoff! The next tasting party will be on November 6. In the meantime, check out the products online and place your orders there.
Click on Shop & choose your items
Choose St Marks Fundraiser at check out as your HOST
Your order will be shipped DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME within 7-10 business days. You may also have items sent to alternate addresses if you'd like to send an order as a gift!
Other Tasting Party dates: November 6 and December 4 between worship services.
Thank you for your support of our youth!
School has started! and the St. Mark Backpack Food Ministry needs your help! Your donations now will help us stock the pantry for the start of the school year. Below is a list of the food needed and a collection basket is located by the shopping cart in the Narthex or at the Evergreen Entrance. Thank you for your support of this important ministry!
Backpack Ministry Needs:
Single serve cereal boxes
Oatmeal in individual packets
Raisins in small boxes
Individual Jell-O cups
Canned beef stew/chili
Boxes of "Helper" meals
Macaroni and cheese
Shelf ready milk
Cookies in individual packets
No Glass Jars or Microwavable
SAVE THE DATE!
Reach for the Stars
We have a place for you!
Learning for the enrichment of daily living, we participate in midweek Bible Study, Fall and Lenten Focus studies and special topic sessions.
St. Mark, working with School District 57, provides a backpack of healthy food for children in need for over the weekend during the school year.
Caring for the congregation takes many volunteers. Supporting members by sending cards, making calls, delivering flowers, participation on the prayer chain, and making shawls, in addition to providing rides to church or appointments.
Fair Trade Products
We sell Fair Trade Products from Equal Exchange, a worker-owned co-operative. Equal Exchange's mission is to foster mutually beneficial relationship between farmers and consumers by paying producers a guaranteed minimum price that provides a stable source of income as well as improved social services.
Summer BBQs, Mardi Gras Potluck, Lenten Meals, outings and more! Come out and meet some new friends or reconnect with old ones.
People of all ages and levels of experience participate in our music ministry. Come and share your talents: Vocal Choir, Handbell Choir, Youth Choir and Youth Bell Choir.
Collecting food items for Mt. Prospect Emergency Food Pantry and the Lutheran Church of the Cross Food Pantry; participating in the Mt. Prospect 4th of July Parade, the Mt. Prospect Block Party, Feed My Starving Children, Crop Hunger Walk, and helping Refugee One with the relocation of refugee families.
(Public Access to Deliver Shelter)
St. Mark works in conjunction with Journeys|The Road Home and St. Raymond de Penafort Catholic Church to provide meals and shelter for the homeless on Monday nights at the St. Mark Center from October through April.
Do you like to do small projects around the house or yard? The church has projects to do, too! Your special talents/knowledge could be helpful.
St. Mark quilters meet twice monthly to put together quilts for Lutheran World Relief.
Senior Lunch Bunch
Meets monthly to get together with friends for a meal or outing.
Our Goal: to be wise stewards of the resources with which we have been blessed . If you have good financial sense and a heart for doing the work of the church, join us.
The King's Players
St. Mark Community Youth Theatre
As a partner with District 214 Community Education and based in Mt. Prospect, The King's Players is a youth theater group consisting of members from 6th through 12th grade, producing a musical every July. Auditions are usually at the end of April and rehearsals begin in May of each year.
Women of the ELCA
St. Mark Women of the ELCA is our local unit of the churchwide women's organization. Activities range from educational to spiritual to social to charitable.
Serve as an acolyte, greeter, reader, cantor, lay minister, communion assistant, usher, audio-video technician, or serve on altar guild. There are many ways to participate.
Youth & Family Ministry
WOW! - Christian education for children 3 years old through 5th grade, meets weekly (4:30-6 pm)
on Wednesdays mid-September through May; FaithWalk - Confirmation program for 6th through 8th grade, meets on Wednesday nights (6:30-8:00 pm) mid-September through May;
SHINE! -St. Mark's High School group, meets monthly for events, retreats and service;
VBS - Vacation Bible School, weeklong summer program for children 3 years through 5th grade.
Holy Family Ministries
St. Mark partners with Holy Family ministries in their support of Holy Family School in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. This ministry helps support student tuitions, Saturday Morning Academy, Summer School, early morning math enrichment, and after-school homework help.
St. Raymond Ecumenical Ministry
This lay-led group fosters and encourages the special relationship and shared ministries between St. Mark Lutheran Church and St. Raymond Catholic Church. This ministry celebrates our oneness in Christ through our shared Covenant signed in 1999 and renewed in 2010. Its goal is to build upon our long lasting relationship and continue to live our covenant.
St. Mark Foundation
The St. Mark foundation is most known by the scholarships it awards to the students of the congregation, but the Foundation's philanthropy goes far beyond scholarships. Through gifts and member bequests, the Foundation awards grants to support many worthwhile religious and charitable organizations: an ELCA missionary, Journeys/The Road Home, Holy Family Ministries, and Concordia Place, just name a few.
St. Mark Preschool & Enrichment Center
has been developing the confidence and self-esteem of our community's children for over 50 years, providing a welcoming, safe and encouraging environment. Preschool and Kindergarten Enrichment programs offered. See more on their website at: stmarkpreschoolcares.org
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