• 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

     

    Christmas Worship Schedule

    Christmas Eve Worship

    4 PM & 10 PM

    Christmas Day Worship

    10 AM

  • Announcements & Events

    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

    Join us on Wednesday December 19

    at 11am in the Great Room as we study

    Micah 5: 2-5; Luke 1: 39-45; Luke 1: 46-55

    WOW & FaithWalk

    Children's Christian Education Programs

    (September - May)

     

    WOW & FaithWalk are on Winter Break.

    WOW will resume on Wednesday, January 9

    FaithWalk will resume on Thursday,

    January 17

     

    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

    Come Join the Choir!

    Choirs have started up again! Come join us!
    The Bell Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm in the Bell Choir Room, September through May, and plays once a month on Sunday.
    The Vocal Choir rehearses on Thursday nights at 7:30pm in the Choir Room, September through May, and sings three times a month on Sunday.

     

    Refugee One

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

     

    Contact Deacon Dave 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.

    Volunteers Needed to Help with PADs on Christmas &

    New Year's Day Mornings

    This year St Mark will be hosting PADs guests on Christmas Eve, Monday December 24, and New Year's Eve, Monday December 31. For the holidays, we will be extending the morning hours on Tuesday Christmas Day and New Year's Day. To do this, we need volunteers! If you can give 2 or more hours on either day (or both), contact Andy Goodrich or the Church Office. The extended morning hours will be:
    Christmas Day - 7:00 to 10:30am
    New Year's Day - 7:00am to 12:00pm (Noon)

     

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    An Advent Adventure

    We will spend the season of Advent considering Peace and the Prince of Peace whose advent into the world brings peace to us all. Join us for worship each Sunday filled with peaceful moments. Try out Sanctuary: A Peaceful Space, on Thursdays December 6, 13, and 20. The church sanctuary will be open from 6-7:30pm with candles lit, Christmas Trees lit, and some quiet music playing. This is a chance to just catch your breath for a few minutes, or however many you can get! Deacon Dave is offering an hour of Advent Peace for Children 0-9yrs and their parents from 6-7pm each of those Thursday nights. Participants can come to one or all of the sessions of story, art, and spending time with God. Registration for Advent Peace for Children is required. Email Deacon David to sign up now. Devotional materials are available in the narthex to help you find peaceful moments in your daily life. Questions? Contact Pastor Christie.

     

    Star Tree

    The annual Star Tree for Holy Family children, Concordia Place and PADS guests is up in the Narthex. PADS gifts are due back by Dec. 16.

     

    Children's Christmas Program

    Sunday, December 16
    during the 10am worship service

     

    Youth & Family

    Tastefully Simple

    Fundraiser

    Thank you to all who came by the last Tasting and helped support our youth! The next tasting will be on Sunday, December 16 - still in time to stock up for the holidays! If you missed the tasting, you can check out the products online (see below for website) and place your orders there as well. Simply go to:

    www.tastefullysimple.com/web/mciske

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

    COOKIE BAKE

    Sunday, December 16
    5-8:30pm at the Center
    Calling all Middle School and High School Youth...
    Come bake and deliver goodies to our fire fighters, police officers, hospital workers, and church members.
     

     

    Senior Lunch Bunch

    Annual Christmas Lunch
    Thursday, December 20, 1:00pm
    Trezeros Kitchen & Tap
    (302 W. Northwest Hwy, Mt. Prospect)
    with Christmas Music by Tim Spelbring

     

    Lunch includes soup or salad, entree, beverage & dessert. Beer or wine available.

     

    Choose one entree:

    Angus Burger with fries

    Cod Sandwich with fries

    Wedge Salad

    Chicken Parmesan with spaghetti

    Cost = $22 per person

     

    Please bring a pair of children's or adult new, unwrapped, mittens or gloves. We will give them to the LCC Food Pantry in Arlington Heights.

     

    RSVP with entree choice and payment to Marilyn Gosell before Monday, December 17

    Craft Connection

    Friday, December 21
    7pm in the Great Room
    Craft of the Night: Fleece Blankets
    for Project Linus

    Bring your favorite appetizer or plate of Christmas cookies to share. Bring a personal craft to work on or choose one of ours.

    Join the Fun & Fellowship!

    Fair Trade

    November Sale Date: Sunday, December 23

     

    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.

     

     

    CHRISTMAS CANTATA

    Sunday, December 23 at 10am
    Only one Worship Service that day

     

    3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Brunch

    Calling all Young Adults!!!
    Come to the 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Brunch!
    Sunday, December 23rd
    following 10am worship in the Great Room
    RSVP to Deacon David

    Church Office Holiday Hours

    The Church Office will be closed for the holidays on the following days:
     
    Monday, December 24
    Tuesday, December 25
    Wednesday, December 26
    Monday, December 31
    Tuesday, January 1

     

    Food Pantry

    November Collection Date:

    Sunday, December 30

    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.

     

     

    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

     

     

     

    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.

     

  • 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