• 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

     

    Outdoor Worship on September 15 at 10am (one service only)

    followed by our final Summer BBQ

     

  • Announcements & Events

    New Members

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

     

    Wednesday Bible Study

    Join us on September 18th at 11am in the

    Great Room as we study Amos 8: 4-7,

    1 Timothy 2: 1-7 and Luke 16: 1-13.

    WOW & FaithWalk

    Children's Christian Education Programs

    (September - May)

     

    WOW & FaithWalk: Registration has begun!

    Contact Deacon David for info and forms.

    WOW begins Wednesday, September 18 at 4:30pm.

    FaithWalk Student/Parent Meeting is Thursday, September 19 at 6pm

     
    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 meet in the Great Room at 1:00pm on the 4th Monday of the month for discussion. Take a look at the upcoming books and join us if this interests you!
     
    September 23-Ruthless Tide by Al Roker
    October 28 - America for Beginners by Leah Franqui

    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, use the Memorial Garden envelopes available in the narthex.

    Outdoor Worship &

    last Summer BBQ!

    Sunday, September 15
    One Worship Service at 10am,
    Blessing of all Ministries,
    followed by Food & Fellowship!

    Bell & Vocal Choirs have started up again...Come join us!

    Join us on Thursday nights. The Bell Choir rehearses at 6:30pm, and the Vocal Choir rehearses at 7:30pm. Contact Music Director, Timothy Spelbring, if you have any questions.
    All are welcome!

     

    Senior Lunch Bunch

    (or anyone who would like to join us)
     
    Thursday, September 19
    1:00 pm
    CLUB CASA CAFE
    (353 N. River Rd., Des Plaines)
     
    Bar B Q Ribs
    (includes 1/2 slab ribs, potato, salad, beverage)
    $21 per person
    Cash bar available
     
    RSVP: cash/check(payable to St. Mark) to Marilyn Gosell by Monday, September 16

    Craft Connection

    Friday, September 20
    7pm in the Great Room
    for Smorgasbord of Crafts
    Bring your own craft to work on or work on one of ours: tie a fleece blanket for Project Linus or help with the process of making mats for the homeless.
    Come join the fun & fellowship!

     

    Fair Trade

    Next Sale Date: Sunday, September 22

    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.

     

     

    Interfaith Potluck for Peace

    Please join us for a night to share a meal and strengthen interfaith dialogue between Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities.
    Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
    Time: 5:00-7:00 PM
    Place: St. Viator High School, 1213 E. Oakton St., Arlington Heights, IL
    Please bring a dish to share from your culture or faith tradition. PLEASE NO PORK OR SHELLFISH.
     
    Event organized in solidarity with the International Interfaith March for Peace & Justice and the Children of Abraham Coalition
     

     

    Playgroup

    Wednesday, September 25

    5-6 pm

    For children 0-3yrs and their parents!

    Gather for songs, stories and free time in the nursery.

    Contact Pastor Christie for more information.

    Community Meal

    ALL are invited for Food, Fun, & Fellowship!!!
     
    Wednesday, September 25
    at 6pm
    in Fellowship Hall

     

    Drive In Movie

    at the St. Mark Center

    Saturday, September 28
    6pm-Free Dinner and Open Gym
    7pm-A Family Friendly Movie
    with Free Popcorn
     
    Invite your neighbors!

     

    Bring a box car (a car made from a cardboard box) or make one there, and drive right up to a good time.*

     

    *Chairs will also be provided if you choose that kind of "car."

    Food Pantry

    Next Collection Date: Sunday, September 29

    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.

     

     

    Thankoffering Sunday

    Sunday, September 29
    Besides displaying and blessing quilts, health & school kits that will go to Lutheran World Relief, it is also the time we collect our annual Thankofferings, gifts of thanks to God for the many blessings in our life. This offering is sent, in total, to support the churchwide Women of the ELCA ministries. Please use the blue envelope in your bi-monthly packet, or a pew envelope. Please clearly mark either one "WELCA THANKOFFERING."

     

    Tastefully Simple Fundraiser

    Thank you to all who have supported our youth through this fundraiser. Our next tasting will be October 6. In the meantime, check out the products online. Simply go to:

    Bunco for Breast Cancer Fundraiser

    Sunday, October 6
    St. Mark Center
     
    Doors open at noon, Bunco begins at 1pm
    Tickets are on sale on Sundays in the narthex
    $25 thru September 15, $30 thereafter

     

    St. Mark Bridge Club

    The St. Mark Bridge Club is starting up again and is in need of new members. They meet on the 1st Monday of each month - October through June, at Elly's Pancake House on Golf Rd. in Arlington Heights. Lunch at 11:30am with Bridge starting at 12:30pm. First Day of Play will be Monday, October 7. Contact the Church office if interested. You do not need to be a member of St. Mark to play.

    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