• 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

     

    Lent 2018: written on our hearts

    Wednesdays in Lent

    February 21 & 28, March 7, 14, & 21

    Mornings: 11am Worship, 11:30am Soup Lunch, Noon Bible Study

    Evenings: 6pm Soup Supper, 7pm Worship & Prayer Stations

  • Announcements & Events

    Church Office Phones

    The office phones are not working properly-especially our voicemail system. If you have called recently and left a message but have not gotten a return call, please call again during office hours or email us. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.

     

     

     

    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 next Wednesday, February 21.

    Learn about the scripture texts for the upcoming Sunday. Join the group at Noon during Lent

    in the Great Room.

    WOW & FaithWalk

    Children's Christian Education Programs

    (September - May)

     

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

    FaithWalk - (Confirmation Program for 6th-8th grade) meets weekly Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm or Thursdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm twice monthly

    Refugee One

    The Refugee Family arrived on November 30.

    Contact Deacon Dave if you would like to be apart of the visiting team.

     

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

    Lenten Devotionals

    Now available

     

    Explore "I Am" statements of Jesus this Lent as we journey our way to the new covenant in Christ, written on our hearts in love.

     

     

    Craft Connection

    Friday, February 16

    7pm in the Great Room

     

    Bring a personal craft project to work on.

    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 February 18. In the meantime, 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!!

    Lent 2018: written on our hearts

    Hear again the powerful stories of God's redeeming work

     

    Noah and Family

    Abraham and Sarah

    Moses

    The Israelites

     

     

    Wednesdays in Lent
    February 21 & 28, March 7, 14, & 21

    Morning: 11am Worship, 11:30am Soup Lunch, Noon Bible Study

    Evening: 6pm Soup Supper, 7pm Worship & Prayer Stations*

     

    *FaithWalk class time will continue following worship until 8pm

     

    St. Mark Preschool

    Annual Pasta Dinner

    Friday, February 23
    5:00-8:00 pm in Fellowship Hall

    Ticket order forms are available in the Narthex.

    Pre-order your tickets and SAVE!! (by 2/9)

    Adults: $10, Seniors: $8 and Children (3-12): $5

    Adult & Senior ticket each $2 more at the door

    Food Pantry Donations

    February collection date: Sunday, Feb. 25

    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!!

    Fair Trade

    February Sale Date: Sunday, February 25

     

    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.

     

     

    ANNUAL MEETING

    Sunday, February 25

    immediately following 10am worship

     

    Copies of the 2017 Annual Report will be available beginning Sunday, February 11.

     

    Nibblers

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

    March Nibblers will meet at Plateia Mediterranean Kitchen-Bar (Greek Restaurant), 9860 N Milwaukee Ave, Glenview on Saturday, March 3 at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to Tina Molini.

     

    Dr. Seuss Day

    at Holy Family School

    Monday, March 5

    Join us to read to Holy Family students as we celebrate Read Across America Day... Contact Pastor Christie if you are interested or need more details.

     

    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 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.

    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