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Nursery and Children's Church available at 10:00 AM service
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St. Mark Preschool & Enrichment Center
Annual Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction
The 4th Annual Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction hosted by the St. Mark Preschool will be Friday, February 17th in Fellowship Hall. If anyone has baskets to use to make gift baskets or anything they would like to donate to the auction, please contact the school's director Barb Zediker by email or phone - 847-873-1110. Donations could be anything from sporting event tickets, passes to the museum, gift certificates to local restaurants or other establishments, toys, art, hotel accommodations, movie passes, or anything you yourself would love to bid on at such an event!
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Midweek Bible Study
Bible Study meets on Wednesdays at 11 am, in the Great Room.
WOW & FaithWalk
Children's Christian Education Programs
(September - May)
WOW - (Preschool through 5th grade) meets on Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm
FaithWalk - (Confirmation Program for 6th-8th grade) meets Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Senior Lunch Bunch
Friday, January 20
7 pm in the Great Room
Bring a personal craft to work on
"Get to Know St. Mark"
Recently joining our community? Want to meet people and get to know and be known here? Full of questions about what we do and why we do it? Interested in learning learning about membership? If you answered yes or almost answered yes to any of these, this is for you! You are invited to join Pastor Christie and Deacon David for brunch and conversation on Saturday, January 21 from 10-noon. We want to know you and see where your questions and our questions lead us to together. Childcare will be provided. Contact Pastor Christie or call 847-253-0631 with questions and to RSVP.
Fair Trade Items for Sale
Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Almonds, Olive Oil and more. On Sale the 4th Sunday of the month.
St. Mark Lutheran Church Council members, committee chairs, ministry leaders and staff should send their annual reports to email@example.com on or before
February 3, 2017. The Annual Report will be made available to all members prior to the Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 26.
Ladies Bunco & Dessert Night
Friday, February 3 at 7:00 pm
in Fellowship Hall
Gather for a sweet treat, followed by an evening of Bunco. Even if you don't know the game - yet - come join in the fellowship and fun! It's SOOOOO easy to learn! Bring a wrapped "White Elephant" gift for the prize table.
Food Pantry Donations
You are invited to bring your non-perishable foods to church. 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!!
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
Youth & Family
Thank you to all who have been supporting this fundraising effort! The next tasting party is being planned. In the meantime, check out the products online (see below for website) and place your orders there. 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!!
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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