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    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)

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    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 

     

     

    2024 Lent & Easter Worship Opportunities  

     

    Ash Wednesday Worship - February 14 at 11am and 7pm

     

    Midweek Lenten Worship on Wednesdays starting February 21 through March 20

    at 11am & 7pm

    Soup Lunch following worship at 11:45am

    Soup Supper prior to worship at 6pm

     

    Maundy Thursday Worship - Thursday, March 28 at 7pm

    Good Friday Worship - Friday, March 29 at 7pm

     

    Easter Worship - Sunday, March 31 at 10am

  • 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? We are gathering people to be welcomed as new members and would love for you to be a part of it! Contact the Church Office. 

     

     

    WOW & FaithWalk

    Children's Christian Education Programs

    (September - May)

     

    Contact the Church Office for information on these programs.

     

    WOW - (Preschool (PK3) through 5th grade)

     

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

    4:30 - 6:00 pm.

    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:

     

    Feb 4 - 5th Sunday after Epiphany

    Feb 11 - Transfiguration Sunday

    Feb 14 - Ash Wednesday

    Feb 18 - 1st Sunday in Lent

    Feb 25 - 2nd Sunday in Lent

     

     

     

     

     

    Book Club

     

    The St. Mark Book Club welcomes all readers, men as well as women. We meet at 1:00 PM in the Library at St. Mark on the 4th Monday each month, with the exception
    of December. We read a variety of books and authors and have lively discussions
    each month. Here is the reading list for the first part of 2024.
     

    ST. MARK 2024 BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS

    February 26 - Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
    March 25 - The Two Lives of Sara by Catherine Adel
    April 22 - Killer of the Flower Moon by David Grann
    May 28* - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    June 24 - Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
    July 22 - The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

    * Meeting on Tuesday due to Memorial Day Holiday

     

    Contact the church office for more information.

     

     

     

     

    B(older) U

    Here is a list of activities
    that are currently scheduled:

    Movies

    Movies will be on the 4th Thursday of the month at 1:00. The current movie scheduled is:

     

    Feb. 22 - My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

     

    Lunch and Learn

    Lunch and Learn will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11:30 am in the Great Room

     

     

    If there is a topic for the lunch and learn or movie you would like to suggest, please
    contact Linda Olson or the church office.

     

    B(older) U activities take place at

    The St. Mark Center in the Assembly Room unless otherwise noted

    Adult Education

    Sundays following worship

    in the Great Room

     

     

    There will be no regular Adult Ed Forum on Sunday, February 18, in order to provide opportunities to discuss congregational business and to hold the annual meeting. In preparation for the Lenten series of Adult Forums, "Guided to the Cross," please register on the sheet in the narthex. This series will begin on Sunday, February 25, led by Pastor Eric Schaefer.

    Fair Trade Items on Sale

    Sunday, February 18

    following worship

    Coffee, chocolate, olive oil, and more

    Annual Meeting

    Sunday, February 18

    following worship

    Annual Reports are available in the narthex.

     

    Social Justice Group

    Sunday, February 18

    3-4:15pm in the Great Room

     

    Women's Bible Study

    Deacon Pat Gerber leads us through this video study of Priscilla Shirer’s The Armor of God. We will now meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm in the Great Room, with our next session on Monday, February 19. Join us.

    Men's Bible Study

    The men’s bible study/discussion group will now meet the 3rd Monday of each month, with our next session on Monday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library.

    Quilting

    Quilters (knotters) will meet at 9:30am on these upcoming dates in the Quilting room (second floor of the Education wing): 

    Wednesday, February 21 & Tuesday, February 23

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

    Midweek Lenten Worship and Meals

    Join us for Midweek Lenten Worship on Wednesdays starting February 21 through March 20 at 11am and 7pm

     

    Join us for:

    -Soup Lunch following worship at

    11:45 am

    -Soup Supper prior to worship at 6pm

     

    Winter Farmers Market

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

    Next Market Dates:

    February 24

    Sundays @ The Center

    Sunday, February 25

    4-6pm

    Join us for Wiggle Worship, Fun & Games, Service Project and Food & Treats. All ages welcome!

    For more information or to RSVP, contact the church office at 847-253-0631 or stmarkmp@stmarkmp.org

    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 to Mount 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 email

    pamfehling@yahoo.com.

     
    Food List - please check expiration dates before donating
    Single Serving Cereal Boxes
    Oatmeal in Individual Packets
    Raisins in Small Boxes
    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
    Juice Boxes
    Pudding Cups

    Granola Bars
    Cookies/Crackers/Trail Mix in Individual Packets

     

    *No Glass Containers or Microwavable items 

     

  • Our Ministries

    We have a place for you!

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    Adult Education

    Learning for the enrichment of daily living, we participate in midweek Bible Study, Fall and Lenten Focus studies and special topic sessions.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Fellowship

    Summer BBQs, Mardi Gras Potluck, Lenten Meals, outings and more! Come out and meet some new friends or reconnect with old ones.

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    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.

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    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.

     

     

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quilting

    St. Mark quilters meet twice monthly to put together quilts for Lutheran World Relief.

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    Senior Lunch Bunch

    Meets monthly to get together with friends for a meal or outing.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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