• 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

     

    Advent Midweek Study and Worship - begins November 29

    Tuesday Nights

    Conversation 7:00 pm

    Compline Worship 8:00 pm

    Wednesday Mornings

    Morning Prayer 10:30 am

    Conversation 11:00 am

     

    Christmas Worship Schedule

    Saturday, December 24

    Worship at 4 pm Family Service

    & 10 pm Candlelight Service

    Sunday, December 25

    Worship at 10 am

    Sunday, January 1

    Worship at 10 am

  • Announcements & Events

    Senior Lunch Bunch

    Annual Christmas Lunch

    Thursday, December 15 at 1:00 pm

    Des Plaines Elks Club

    495 Lee Street, Des Plaines, IL

     

    Lunch includes Caesar salad, veggie medley, choice of entree, coffee, tea, or iced tea and dessert. Cash bar available.

    Choose one Entree:

    London Broil with baked potato

    Chicken Kiev with rice pilaf

    Lemon Pepper Sea Bass with rice pilaf

    Cost is $18 per person

     

    Bring a wrapped "White Elephant" gift

     

    RSVP with entree choice and payment to Marilyn before Friday, December 9

     

    ADVENT COFFEE HOUR

    Sundays in Advent, join us during coffee hour for seasonal beverages to help us prepare for all festivities of the season. Youth & Fellowship Committees are joining forces to bring specialty coffees and tea to the coffee hour between services and following 10 am worship. Hope to see you there, enjoying a warm beverage.

    Children's Christmas Program

    Sunday, December 11

    during the 10 am worship service

    Star Tree

    The annual Star Tree is in the narthex. All gifts should be returned by Sunday, December 11.

    Holiday Outing

    Sunday, December 11

    At the Metropolis Theatre

    in Arlington Heights for
    "It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"

    3:00 pm performance

    Tickets: $24 each seat (reserved seats)

    Contact Kim Perlich

    Cookie Bake

    Sunday, December 11

    5:00 - 8:30 pm

    Calling all Middle School and High School youth!  Join us at the Center to bake cookies, make treats and eat pizza.  We will then go out and deliver our goodies.

    Advent Midweek Study and Worship

    Weekly until Christmas

    Join us for worship, community, coloring (optional) and conversation as we did into Isaiah and what these words of hope, peace, joy and Emmanuel mean in our lives.

    Tuesday Nights

    Conversation 7:00 pm

    Compline Worship 8:00 pm

     

    Wednesday Mornings

    Morning Prayer 10:30 am

    Conversation 11:00 am

    Craft Connection

    Christmas Cookie Exchange & Christmas Craft

    Friday, December 16

    7 pm in the Great Room

    Bring 2 dozen cookies to exchange then we will make a craft.

    LWR Fair Trade Products on Sale

    Sunday, December 18

    Remember to stock up for the holidays and come check out some new products.

     

    CHRISTMAS CANTATA

    Sunday, December 18 at 10 am

    Only one Worship Service that day

     

    Tailgating and Chili Cook-off

    Sunday, December 18

    following 10 am worship

    Come one and all and join us at the Center to watch the Bears vs. Packers game and taste delicious chili. Bring your chili or favorite snack food to share.

    Calling all College Students!

    Home for break?

    Come to the 1st Annual Ugly Sweater Brunch!

    December 24th at 11:30 am

    in the Great Room

    RSVP to Deacon David Webb

    dwebb@stmarkmp.org

    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. 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!!

    Youth & Family

    Tastefully Simple

    Fundraiser

    Thanks to all who came by the tasting party last Sunday! The next tasting party will be in the new year. 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!!

    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

     

     

     

  • 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