• 200 South Wille Street, Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056

    Phone: 847-253-0631

    Fax: 847-253-5387

    Email: stmarkmp@stmarkmp.org

     

    St. Mark Lutheran Church (ELCA)

  • Hello & Welcome!

     

    Join us for In Person Worship on Sunday mornings at 10am.

     

    Join us for Worship On-line!

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

    as well as

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

     

    Sunday Worship Services are LIVE on Facebook at 10am then posted to YouTube afterward

     

     

  • 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

    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)

     

    Contact Deacon David for information on these programs.

     

    WOW - (Preschool (PK3) through 5th grade) meets weekly on Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 pm
    (in person).

     

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

    4:30 - 6:00 pm (in person).

    Taking Faith Home

    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 are the Taking Faith Home flyers:

     

    January 29 - 4th Sunday after Epiphany
    February 5 - 5th Sunday after Epiphany
    February 12 - 6th Sunday after Epiphany
    February 19 - Transfiguration of Our Lord
    February 22 - Ash Wednesday
    February 26 - 1st Sunday in Lent
     

    Book Club

    We meet to discuss the selected book on the 4th Monday of each month at 1:00 PM in the Great Room (February & March in the Library). If you'd like to be part of the group, please join us! All are welcome! Contact Nancy Snell for more information or contact the Church Office at 847-253-0631.

     

    2023 BOOK SELECTIONS

    February 27 - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

    March 27 - Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara

    April 24 - The Other Americans by Laila Lalami

    May 22 - The Boys from Biloxi by John Grishom

    June 26 - A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

    July 24 - The Stationery Shop by Kamali Marjan

    August 28 - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

     

     

    PADS UPDATE

    On Monday, October 3, St Mark welcomed PADS guests for the first time since March of 2020. This has only been possible through the kindness and generosity of our church members, our partner churches including St Raymond and St Philip and members from the community. More than 100 people have volunteered to support PADS in some way during the 2022-2023 season. Thanks to all of you for demonstrating your concern for our vulnerable neighbors.

     

    Several different groups have volunteered to provide dinners for the guests each week. We are also collecting donations to provide the food for breakfast and lunch for the guests as well as supplies for the shelter program. If you would like to contribute or you are interested in volunteering to assist the PADs program, please contact Mike Mokate at 847-846-6576 or mike.mokate56@gmail.com.

     

    Thanks for making it possible to continue our rich history of supporting our homeless neighbors.

    Walk the Gym

    Come walk the St. Mark gym! Thursdays from 10am to Noon. Bring your friends and get your steps in!

    Winter Farmers Market

    Starting in November, the Winter Farmers Mark will be back at the Center on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 9am-12:30pm through April.

    Upcoming date: Jan. 28 & Feb. 11

    Quilting

    Quilters (knotters) will meet at 9:00am on these upcoming dates in the Quilting room (second floor of the Education wing):

    Wednesday, February 15 &

    Tuesday, February 28

    For more information, contact the Church Office 847-253-0631.

    Sundays @ the Center

    Family, Faith, Friends, and Community

     

    Center your life on what's important

    Date: January 29 Time: 4-6pm

    St. Mark Community Center

    205 S. Wille St., Mount Prospect

     

    St. Mark is hosting a monthly afternoon at the center for anyone interested in sharing in community and making our world a better place. We will gather to do a service project, learn together, sing a little bit, share a meal, and have a little bit of fun.

     

    This month we will be reflecting on where and how our hearts are calling us to share some love with the world. We will collect donations for PADs’ breakfast and make Valentine gift bags for our PADs guests. There will be additional age-appropriate activities for children and families. Dinner will be a build your own Chicken, Black Bean, and Sweet Potato Enchilada or Salad. Vegetarian, Dairy Free, and Gluten Free Options will be available. Please Contact Deacon David Webb by email dwebb@stmarkmp.org or via the church office to RSVP.

    Caregiver Support Group

    Are you doing the important and challenging work of providing care to a loved one? Join our Caregiver Support Group meeting Wednesday, February 8 at noon in the Great Room. Bring your own lunch. Questions? Contact Pastor Christie by calling the church office.

    Super Bowl Party

    Sunday, February 12 starting at 4:30pm

    In the Assembly Room at the Center

    Come watch the game (or just the commercials) on the BIG screen with friends. Bring your favorite appetizer/snack to share. Pizza provided. BYOB. Food, Fellowship and Fun! What more do you need if your favorite team isn’t in the game!

    Senior Lunch Brunch

    (or anyone else who would like to join us)

    Thursday, February 16 at 1:00pm

    In the St. Mark Great Room

    Come and join us for a Buffet Lunch catered by Dave's Specialty Foods. $15 per person

    RSVP by Monday, February 13.

    SAVE THE DATE!

    Mardi Gras Potluck Dinner

    Tuesday, February 21 starting at 5:45pm

    In Fellowship Hall

    Start thinking about what favorite dish you will bring to pass.

    Last names beginning with

    A-M: Bring a salad or dessert

    N-Z: Bring a pasta or meat dish

    Pop, coffee & lemonade provided.

    Palm burning service to end the night.

    Ash Wednesday Worship

     

    Wednesday, February 22

    at 11am & 7pm

    St. Mark Preschool's Annual Pasta Dinner Night

    Friday, February 24

    5:30-7:30pm

    Fellowship Hall

     

    Advanced Meals Tickets

    Adults: $12 Seniors: $10

    Children (ages 3-12): $6

    Children 2 & under: Free

     

    Dinner includes: Pasta, Salad, Bread, Dessert

    Lemondae, Wine & Beer

     

    Silent Auction/Raffles/Children's Performance

     

    See the St Mark Preschool Facebook page or Instagram for ways to register or call the Preschool at 847-873-1110

    WELCA Bible Study

    Women's Bible Study is back

    “Listening For The Voice Of God” led by Deacon Pat Gerber

    Subject: “The Holy Spirit”

    The Bible Study will meet once a month on the 4th Monday at 7 pm in the Great Room.

    Next session is February 27 at 7pm.

    For more information, contact the Church Office 847-253-0631.

    Backpack Ministry

     

    With food and monetary donations from our Congregation and the Mount Prospect Lions Club, St. Mark is supplying a backpack of healthy food for five Mt. Prospect school children every week. These are children who were identified by their school as at risk for hunger at home. You can support the ministry by making a monetary or food donation. If you would like to help pack the backpacks, please contact the Church Office at 847-253-0631.

     

    Food List - please check expiration dates before donating

    Single Serving Cereal Boxes

    Oatmeal in Individual Packets

    Raisins in Small Boxes

    Granola/Fruit Bars

    Peanut Butter

    Jelly in squeeze bottles

    Canned Spaghetti/Ravioli

    Canned Beef Stew

    Canned Chili

    Soup in kid friendly flavors

    Boxed 'helper' Meals

    Canned Tuna/Tuna Salad kits

    Vienna Sausages

    Canned Chicken

    Macaroni & Cheese

    Noodle / Rice side dishes

    Canned Fruit / Fruit Cups

    Canned Vegetables

    Cookies/Crackers/Trail Mix in Individual Packets

     

    *No Glass Containers 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