• 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

    Church Directory Update

    Have you moved in the last year? Changed your phone number or email address? Let the church office know by filling out a Connection Card on Sunday morning, email or call us at 847-253-0631.

    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!

    Love to Clean?

    We are looking for someone(s) once a month to make sure the Kitchen (Refrigerator, freezer, microwave, etc.) is in tip top condition. Contact Pastor Christie if interested in helping.

    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

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    1:00 pm

    Club Casa Cafe

    353 N River Road, Des Plaines

    RSVP to Marilyn by Monday, January 16

    Craft Connection

    Friday, January 20

    7 pm in the Great Room

    Bring a personal craft to work on

    "Get to Know St. Mark"

    Brunch

    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.

    Annual Reports

    St. Mark Lutheran Church Council members, committee chairs, ministry leaders and staff should send their annual reports to stmarkmp@stmarkmp.org 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!!

    Backpack Ministry

     

    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

    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

     

     

     

    Youth & Family

    Tastefully Simple

    Fundraiser

    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!!

  • 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.

    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 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

  • 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