• 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

     

    Midweek Lenten Worship - Wednesdays March 13-April 10

    Mornings: 11AM Worship, 11:30AM Soup Lunch, 12Noon Bible Study

    Evenings: 6PM Soup Supper, 7PM Worship

     

    Holy Week Worship Schedule

    Maundy Thursday, April 18: Worship at 7:00 PM

    Good Friday, April 19: Worship at 7:00 PM

    Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 20: Worship at 7:00 PM

    Easter Egg Hunt at 6:00 PM

    Donuts & S'mores following worship

    Easter Sunday, April 21: Worship at 8:00 and 10:00 AM

    Easter Breakfast from 8:30-9:45 AM

     

  • Announcements & Events

    St. Mark Foundation Educational Gift Application

    Are you a graduating high school senior? Are you pursuing further education such as college? If you have not previously received a scholarship or gift from the Foundation, we invite you to apply for a St. Mark Foundation Educational Gift. We will award a one-time gift to each student who has graduated high school and is pursuing further education. The application is available here.
    Applications are due Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by 4:00 PM, so get your application now! Completed applications can be emailed to stmarkmp@stmarkmp.org.

     

    New Members

    If you are interested in learning more about St. Mark and exploring becoming a member, contact Pastor Christie 847-253-0631

     

    Wednesday Bible Study

    Bible Study is taking a short break.

    Join us on again Wednesday, May 1 at

    11am in the Great Room.

    WOW & FaithWalk

    Children's Christian Education Programs

    (September - May)

     

    WOW & FaithWalk are on Easter Break.

    They will resume on May 1 & 2.

     

    WOW - (Preschool (PK3) through 5th grade) meets weekly on Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm

     

     

    FaithWalk - (Confirmation Program for 6th-8th grade) meets weekly on Thursdays

    4:30 - 6:00 pm

    Book Club

    All are welcome to take part in the St. Mark Book Club!
    We have our list for 2019 readings and want to share it with you. We meet in the Great Room at 1:00pm on the 4th Monday of the month for discussion. Take a look at the list and join us if this interests you!
     
    April 22-Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
    May 27-Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan
    June 24-The Hillbilly Eligy by J.D. Vance
    July 22-Beartown by Fredrik Bachman
    August 26-Ruthless Tide by Al Roker
    September 23-America for Beginners by Leah Franqui
    October 28-The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright
    November 25-To be determined
    December 23-To be determined

     

    Refugee One

    Check out the Refugee Ministry part of the Bulletin Board for more information.

     

    Contact Deacon David to find out about future projects .

     

     

    Columbarium & Memorial Garden

    Reservations are being accepted for the inurnment of ashes in the new St. Mark Columbarium.

     

    Donations are also being accepted to help fund the Columbarium and/or Memorial Garden. To make a donation, see any member of the committee.

    Craft Connection

    Craft Connection will not meet in April.
    Join us on Friday, May 17 for
    Smorgasbord of Crafts.

    Easter Church Office Hours

    The Church Office will be closed
    Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22

    Easter Breakfast

    Join us for Breakfast on Easter morning from 8:30-9:45am in Fellowship Hall.  Free will offering will support the summer youth trip to Holden Village.

     

    Men's Golf

    Organizational Meeting:
    Wednesday, April 24 at 7 pm
    at the St Mark Center

    1st Night of Golf:

    Wednesday, May 1 at 4:30 pm

    Sign-up in the Narthex or Contact:

    Les Ashton at 847-977-1062;

    Jack Adams at 847-804-2403; or

    Mark Sorum at 847-833-4915

    Preschool Fundraiser at Capannari's

    Thursday, April 25, 3-9pm
    Come to Capannari's! Enjoy some treats, help raise extra money for the Preschool and give them a chance to be ...
    Capannari's Coolest School!!!
     
    Capannari's Ice Cream
    10 S. Pine St., Mt. Prospect

    Food Pantry

    April Collection Date: Sunday, April 28

    Bring your non-perishable foods and place items in the shopping cart. The food will be taken to the Village of Mt. Prospect Food Pantry. There are food lists in the narthex.

     

     

    Fair Trade

    April Sale Date: Sunday, April 28

    Coffee, chocolate, almonds, olive oil and more!

    Come check out what we have to offer and help support the small farmers through Lutheran World Relief.

     

     

    Organ Recital

    Monday, April 29

    Music Director, Timothy Spelbring, will play a recital at Presbyterian Homes in Evanston on Monday, April 29 at 1:30pm. The recital will be in Elliott Chapel on the Presbyterian Homes campus at 3200 Grant St., Evanston, IL 60201. The works of Mendelssohn, Bach, and others will be performed.

     

    May Nibblers

    Enjoy food? Come and join the Nibblers as they experience places to eat around our community each month. All are welcome!
    May Nibblers will meet at Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co., 110 N. Brockway St., Palatine on Saturday, May 4 at 6:30pm. Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 1 to Jill Galyon.

     

    Rachel's Day Awareness

    Sunday, May 5
    11am-1pm
    Join us outside the Center for the annual
    BAKE SALE & BARBECUE LUNCH
    Donations will go to support the Intact Family Recovery Program at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI)

     

    St Mark PADS Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

    Monday, May 6th, 6:00 pm
    St. Mark Center

    Come and let us say "Thank You" for your help and support this past year. Hopefully a representative from Journeys will be with us to share information about Journeys and the PADS program.

     

    RSVP by May 1 if you WILL attend.

    Marilyn at 847-508-5512

    or Beth at 847-577-7862

    Gratefulness Gathering

    May 13 from 6:30-8 pm

    In 2019, St. Mark is hosting Gratefulness Gatherings for the local community. It is a time for sacred space, belonging, simple meal, warm conversation, and chances to listen and be heard as we explore the deep of living gratefully. Learn more at: https://gratefulness.org/ and https://gratefulness.org/connect/gratefulness-gatherings/

     

    RSVP to Deacon David

    Playgroup

    Wednesday, May 15, 5-6pm
    For children 0-3yrs and their parents!
    Gather for songs, stories and free time in the nursery. Contact Pastor Christie for more info.

    Senior Lunch Bunch

    (or anyone who would like to join us)
    Thursday, May 16
    1:00 pm
    Restaurant to be determined
     
    Stay tuned for more information

    Holy Family School Fun Day

    This year we will host thirty 4th graders for Fun Day at the St. Mark Center on Tuesday, May 21. The event runs from 10am-1:15pm. Here's your chance to interact with students we support. Volunteers are needed, new volunteers are welcome. Contact Char or George Elder at 847-392-4370.

     

    Tastefully Simple Fundraiser

    Thank you to all who came by the last tasting to help support the youth. Our next tasting will be in June. In the meantime, check out the products online and place your order there. Simply go to:
    tastefullysimple.com/web/mciske, shop and choose St Mark (St M) as the host at check out. Simple!

    Volleyball Players Wanted!

    The St. Mark Wednesday Morning Volleyball Group is looking to increase our numbers. Are you a person over 21 and under 100 who has a pair of gym shoes and knows what a volleyball looks like? Then, we want YOU!

    We play on Wednesday mornings in the Center from 9:30-11:00 am, all year round. You do not have to commit to every Wednesday...come as often as your schedule permits.

    We look forward to welcoming you! Don't forget your gym shoes.

     

    Backpack Ministry

    The St. Mark Backpack Food Ministry needs your help! Your donations 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.

    Typically, Fair Trade Products are sold on the 4th Sunday of each month.

    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. Typically, Nibblers meets on the 1st Saturday of 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 Thursday afternoons (4:30-6 pm) mid-September through May;

    SHINE! -St. Mark's High School group, meets monthly for events, retreats and service;

    VBS - Vacation Bible School, week-long 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