• 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!

     

    ** We have made the decision to cancel all in person meetings and church activities

    until further notice.**

     

    Join us for Drive-In Worship on Sundays at 9am in the St. Mark Parking Lot.

    We are excited about our new adventure in worship!

    You can reserve your space at: https://stmarkmpdriveinworship.eventbrite.com

     

    or Worship On-line with us

    Visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StMarkLutheranIL/

    for worship Live at 9am on Sundays

    as well as posted later on both Facebook and

    our YouTube Channel https://tinyurl.com/stmarkmpyoutube

     

     

  • Offerings & Donations

    Use PayPal for Offerings or Donations by clicking on the button below.

    We also accept contributions through Zelle using our email address - Stmarkmp@stmarkmp.org ,

    Bill Pay through your bank or a check payable to St. Mark Lutheran Church

    and mailed to 200 S. Wille St., Mount Prospect, IL 60056

    The choice is yours!

  • Announcements & Events

    **All Church activities and meetings have

    been moved on-line or canceled until further notice**

    New Members

    Are you interested in officially becoming a member of St. Mark? Pastor Christie is in the process of gathering people to be welcomed as new members and would love for you to be a part of it! Contact Pastor Christie.

     

     

    WOW & FaithWalk

    Children's Christian Education Programs

    (September - May)

     

    WOW & FaithWalk are now in session!

    Contact Deacon David to participate.

     

    WOW - (Preschool (PK3) through 5th grade) meets weekly on Wednesdays 5:15-5:45pm and Sundays 10:15-10:45 am in person & outside on the church lawn (weather permitting). Parents are encouraged to join their child(ren). Masks are required.

     

    FaithWalk - (Confirmation Program for 6th-8th grade) meets weekly on Thursdays

    4:30 - 6:00 pm on Zoom.

    White Rage

    Anti-Racism Conversation
    Join Pastor Carl and Pastor Christie for a conversation about the book "White Rage" by Carol Anderson.
    We will meet on zoom Tuesday,
    September 22nd at 7PM. To access the conversation click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82496719589
    or to dial in by phone, call: 312-626-6799 and enter Meeting ID: 824 9671 9589.
    Pastor Carl requests that you prepare for our conversation in the following ways: 1. Please make some notes as to your understanding of the following words: white privilege, white supremacy, white rage, bigotry, racial prejudice, structural or systemic racism, and finally, racism. 2. Watch Bishop Mariann Budde's sermon on love from August 20, 2020. It's available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX1aZvPDSyI. (It's 18 minutes.) Pastor Carl notes: "I felt she captured the spirit of the epistle lesson for that Sunday (Romans 12: 9-21) in which Paul admonishes Jesus followers to practice love. I found it to be a powerful message which made me think deeper about my own behavior and attitudes toward racial strife and injustice." Join the conversation!

     

    Dessert Church

    Join us for dessert and conversation over Zoom on Wednesday evenings at 7pm. You provide the dessert and we will provide the questions for conversation. We hope you will try out this fun way to connect with our community in this time of physical social distancing. To access the conversation, contact Pr. Christie for the meeting info.

     

    Tastefully Simple Fundraiser

    Help support the youth of St. Mark by purchasing Tastefully Simple products now through September 30 on-line at https://www.tastefullysimple.com/p/11323464
    Products from both the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter catalogs are available. If an item you want is sold out on-line, please contact Melissa Ciske, our Tastefully Simple consultant, directly at 847-380-9143 or by email at melissa.ciske@gmail.com. She has some products available in her inventory. Thank you in advance for supporting our youth!

     

    Taking Faith Home

    Are you missing the colored insert that has been in the bulletin? Or are you not sure what Taking Faith Home is?

    Taking Faith Home are weekly flyers that are a simple tool to help your family extend their faith formation practices at home. Based on the worship scripture text for the week, each flyer contains faith-building scripture, activities and devotions to help you and your family share and live your faith together during the week. Attached is the Taking Faith Home weekly flyers:

    September 6, click here
    September 13, click here
    September 20, click here
    September 27, click here
  • 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