• St. Mark Lutheran Church (ELCA)

    200 South Wille Street, Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056

    Phone: 847-253-0631

    Fax: 847-253-5387

    Email: stmarkmp@stmarkmp.org

     

  • 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

    Thankoffering Sunday

    This Sunday, September 24, Women of the ELCA will celebrate Thankoffering Sunday.
    Besides displaying and blessing some of the quilts and health & school kits that will go to Lutheran World Relief, it is also the time we collect our annual Thanksafferings, gifts of thanks to God for His many blessings. This offering is sent, in total, to support churchwide Women of the ELCA ministries. Please use the blue envelope in your bi-monthly packet, or a pew envelope. Please clearly mark either envelope "WELCA Thankoffering."

     

     

     

     

     

    Worship Field Trips

    Have you ever wanted to experience worship in different communities? Have you ever wondered what worship at a Roman Catholic or Orthodox Church is like? Have you wanted to learn more about worship at a synagogue or mosque? If so, join us at 9:15am on Sunday, September 24th. We will plan 4-6 worship experiences in the community, so bring your curiosity and your calendar. If you cannot make it that Sunday but are interested contact Deacon Dave.

    Food Pantry Donations

    September collection date: Sunday, Sept. 24

    You are invited to bring your non-perishable foods to church on the last Sunday of the month. Please place the items in the shopping cart. The food will be taken to the Mt. Prospect Food Pantry or Lutheran Church of the Cross Food Pantry. There are food lists in the narthex. If we each bring in 1 can, over 100 food items can be given to the Food Pantry. Take the challenge!!

    Fair Trade Items for Sale

    September sale date: Sunday, September 24

    Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Almonds, Olive Oil and more. On Sale the 4th Sunday of the month.

    Help Needed for PADs

    The PADs program will be beginning again in October. Many volunteers make this program work! Can YOU help?

    Below are the current volunteer opportunities:

    1st Shift (6:30-11pm Monday)

    2nd Shift (11pm-3am Monday-Tuesday)

    3rd Shift (3-7am Tuesday)

    Laundry-fold linens after they have been laundered (usually Tuesday)

    Food-Bring specific food items once or twice a month.

     

    Contact Marilyn Gosell at 847-508-5512 if you would like to volunteer for any of the open positions or would like more information.

    Wednesday Bible Study

    Join us for Bible Study on Wednesday,

    September 27.

    Learn about the scripture texts for the upcoming Sunday. Join the group at 11:00 AM in the Great Room.

    WOW & FaithWalk

    Children's Christian Education Programs

    (September - May)

    Classes have begun.

    Registration forms are still available.

    Contact Deacon Dave to get yours.

    WOW - (Preschool through 5th grade) meets weekly on Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm

    FaithWalk - (Confirmation Program for 6th-8th grade) meets weekly Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm or Thursdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm twice monthly

    Join the Choir!

    Choirs have started up again! Come join us!

    The Adult Bell Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm in the Bell Choir Room, September through May, and plays once a month on Sunday.

    The Adult Vocal Choir rehearses on Thursday night at 7:30 pm in the Choir Room, September through May, and sings three times a month on Sunday.

    Bunco for Breast Cancer

    A Benefit for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

     

    Sunday, October 1, 2017

    BUNCO begins at 1:00 pm

     

    Tickets: $25

    Reservations required.

     

    Contact Janice Serafini @

    847-394-5854 for ticket information

     

    St. Mark Lutheran Church

    200 S. Wille St., Mount Prospect, IL

     

    Pet Blessing

    Sunday, October 8

    Following 10 am worship

    Corn Maze & Cookout

    Sunday, October 8 at 4 pm

    6th graders through High Schoolers join us on our adventure to Richardson Farms in Spring Grove, IL. Enjoy the Corn Maze, hot dogs over a campfire, s'mores, and more. This year's maze is 108 Years in the Making for a Cub's World Championship. Don't worry about being out late on Sunday night (Middle Schoolers), Monday is Columbus Day and NO SCHOOL!! Contact Deacon Dave or Mrs. G. for more information.

    Men's Corned Beef Dinner

    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    at the St. Mark Center

    6:00 pm Doors open

    7:00 pm Dinner is served

    Ticket = $35 per person

     

    Harrington's will be providing the dinner.

    Tickets now on sale Sundays in the Narthex

    Youth & Family

    Tastefully Simple

    Fundraiser

    Thank you to all who came by the last Tasting! The next tasting will be Sunday, October 15. In the meantime, you can check out the products online (see below for website) and place your orders there as well. Thank you for supporting St. Mark Youth!!! Simply go to:

    www.tastefullysimple.com/web/mciske

    Shop, choose St. Mark(St. M) as your HOST at check out. SIMPLE!!

    Backpack Ministry

    The St. Mark Backpack Food Ministry needs your help! Your donations now will help us stock the pantry for 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

    Cereal bars

    Raisins in small boxes

    Granola bars

    Individual Jell-O cups

    Peanut Butter/Jelly

    Canned spaghetti/ravioli

    Canned beef stew/chili

    Boxes of "Helper" meals

    Canned tuna

    Vienna sausages

    Chicken pouches

    Macaroni and cheese

    Canned soup

    Canned fruit

    Fruit cups

    Canned vegetables

    Juice boxes

    Shelf ready milk

    Pudding cups

    Cookies in individual packets

     

    No Glass Jars or Microwavable items

     

     

     

  • Our Ministries

    We have a place for you!

    Adult Education

    Learning for the enrichment of daily living, we participate in midweek Bible Study, Fall and Lenten Focus studies and special topic sessions.

    Backpack Ministry

    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.

    Congregational Care

    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.

    Fellowship

    Summer BBQs, Mardi Gras Potluck, Lenten Meals, outings and more! Come out and meet some new friends or reconnect with old ones.

    Music Ministry

    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.

    Nibblers

    Enjoy food? Come and join the Nibblers as they find new places to eat around our community each month.

     

     

    Outreach

    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.

    PADS

    (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.

    Property

    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.

    Quilting

    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.

    Stewardship

    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.

    www.thekingsplayers.org

    Women of the ELCA

    (WELCA)

    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.

    Worship

    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. Mark/

    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 educational gifts it awards to the students of the congregation, but the Foundation's philanthropy goes far beyond these educational gifts. 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 to 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

  • Contact Us

    Don't be afraid to reach out. You + us = awesome.

    200 South Wille Street
    Mount Prospect, IL 60056
    Church Office Hours
    Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-4:30 pm
    Friday 8:30 am - 12 noon
    847-253-0631