• 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

    Come & Learn

    about all LSSI has to offer

    on June 25

    Terri Gens, Sr. Director of Development for Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), will be joining us on June 25. She will be preaching at both services as well as leading an informational forum between services.

    July Nibblers

    Enjoy food? Come and join the Nibblers as they experience places to eat around our community each month. All adults (18+) are welcome!

    July Nibblers will meet at the Mt. Prospect Lions Club 4th of July Village Festival at Melas Park on Saturday, July 1 at 6:30 pm. Choose from the food vendors in the food tent and enjoy the evening's entertainment - 6:30 pm Classical Blast; 8:30 pm The Chicago Experience. Bring a chair or blanket.

    Patriotic Music - Sunday, July 2

    In recognition of the 4th of July, Music Director Tim Spelbring will play Patriotic songs for 10 minutes following the 8am worship service and then again for 10 minutes before the 10am worship service. Please come & enjoy the music!

    4th of July Parade

    Join the Parade! Help Feed the Hungry!

    St. Mark/St. Raymond Ecumenical Ministry is again coordinating the Shopping Cart Brigade for the Mt. Prospect 4th of July Parade. Come push a cart or walk along collecting food items for the Food Pantry. There will be a short shopping cart brigade rehearsal on July 3 around 5:45 pm in the St. Mark parking lot. Parade line up time on July 4 will be forthcoming. Please contact

    Pat Lenius if you would like to push a cart in the parade or help out in any way.

    Summer BBQs are Back!

    Sunday, July 9

    on the Center Lawn

    (or inside, in case of rain or heat)

     

    The Fellowship Committee is again hosting lunch following 10am worship. A free will offering will be collected to help cover expenses.

    Come by for food, fun & fellowship!

    The King's Players

    Present

    Mary Poppins

    Performances: July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30

    at Rolling Meadows High School Theatre

    Tickets now on sale at thekingsplayers.org

    Leadership Lab 2017

    Mountains...Rivers...Valleys

    July 24th - July 29th

    at Augustana College

    Rock Island, IL

    All current 8th graders through Adults can participate. Leadership Lab is a week of study, worship and relationship building. Previous St. Mark participants have raved about this experience - learning about leadership skills and themselves.

    Do you have the desire to be a leader?

    Come to Leadership Lab!

    Contact Deacon Dave or Jill Galyon for registration information.

    Registration is progress.....sign-up TODAY!

    leadershiplab.net

     

     

    Fair Trade Items for Sale

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

    Food Pantry Donations

    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!!

    Youth & Family

    Tastefully Simple

    Fundraiser

    A big THANK YOU to all who came by our last tasting! Our next tasting will be in the Fall. In the meantime, you can 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!!

    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

     

     

     

    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

  • 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