• 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

    Bunco for Breast Cancer

    Sunday, October 2

    St. Mark Center

    Doors open at noon Bunco begins at 1

    Tickets = $25

     

    Tickets are available at the door.

    Contact Janice at 847-394-5854 for more information.

    Wednesday Bible Study

    Come join us at 11:00 am

    in the Great Room.

    Join a Choir!

    Choirs have started up again! Adult Handbell Choir meets at 6:30 pm on Thursdays and Adult Vocal Choir meets at 7:30 pm on Thursdays. Youth Choir will begin on September 21 at 6 pm. If you are interested in joining, please contact Tim Spelbring, Music Director.

    PET BLESSING

    Bring your pet for a blessing

    Sunday, October 9 at 11:30 am

    We will meet in the grass outside

    the sanctuary

    CORN MAZE

    Calling all Middle School &

    High School Youth

    Sunday, October 9, 2016, 4-10 pm

    to Richardson Farm in Spring Grove

    Cost=$20

    (for admission, hot dogs, s'mores, etc.)

    Friends are Welcome!

    Adult drivers needed too!

    RSVP to Deacon Dave or Mrs. G. by October 5th.

    Signed Permission form needed

    day of the event.

    Nibbler's Dining Out Group

    The Nibbler's Group has decided that the 1st Saturday of the month will be the night to go out and dine. All are welcome to join in the fun! Contact Rich Schultz or Tina Molini for more information.

    Fair Trade Products For Sale

    Sunday, October 23

    Coffee, chocolate, almonds, olive oil

    & more

    Food for PADS Reminder

    PADS will begin in October. If you are bringing food, please put the date on the item(s) before putting in the refrigerator or freezer marked "PADS". Many items are donated and it is difficult to know how long the food has been around. Thank You!

    SENIOR LUNCH BUNCH

    (or anyone who would like to attend)

    Thursday, October 20, 2016, 1:00 pm

    Come and join us for "OKTOBERFEST"

    KUHN's Delicatessen

    749 W. Golf Road, Des Plaines

    $15.00 per person

    Lunch includes main dish (one of four choices), beverage and apple strudel for dessert.

    RSVP to Marilyn by

    Monday, October 17

    847-508-5512

    CRAFT CONNECTION

    CHRISTMAS CARD BUFFET

    Friday, October 21, 2016

    7 pm in the Great Room

     

    Jeanne Kueter will be showing us how to stamp Christmas Cards. Cost = $2 per card with a maximum of 5 cards per person. RSVP to the church office by Monday, October 17 with your name and the number of cards you would like to make.

     

    Come join the FUN!!!

    (recommended for 6th grade - adult)

    Youth & Family

    Tastefully Simple

    Fundraiser

    Our fundraiser has officially started! Thanks to all who came by the tasting party last Sunday to make it a great kickoff!  The next tasting party will be on November 6.  In the meantime, check out the products online and place your orders there.
     

    To Order:

    Go to www.tastefullysimple.com/web/mciske

    Click on Shop & choose your items

    Choose St Marks Fundraiser at check out as your HOST

    Your order will be shipped DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME within 7-10 business days. You may also have items sent to alternate addresses if you'd like to send an order as a gift!

     

    Other Tasting Party dates: November 6 and December 4 between worship services.

     

    Thank you for your support of our youth!

    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

     

     

     

    SAVE THE DATE!

    Reach for the Stars

    Holy Family Ministries Annual Benefit

    Saturday, November 12, 2016

    Stonegate Banquet Center

    2401 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates

     

    For more information, please contact events@hfm.org or 773-273-0013 x8

  • 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.

    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