• 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 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)

     

    WOW & FaithWalk are happening now!

    Contact Deacon David for information on these programs.

     

    WOW - (Preschool (PK3) through 5th grade) meets weekly on Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 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 for Advent:

    Bible Study

    Wednesdays 11:00 am in the Great Room

    Come study the Word with us!

     

    There will be NO Bible Study on December 1.

    New Small Group Opportunity:

    Prayer Practices

    One of our first new small group options will be a group that tries out prayer practices together and enjoys the joy of praying, meditating, journaling, gratefulness, and reflecting on life with like-minded people. If this catches your attention, contact Deacon Dave (dwebb@stmarkmp.org)

     

    Walk the Gym

    Come walk the St. Mark gym!

    Thursdays from 10 to 11am starting

    November 11 through December

    (excluding Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 25)

    Bring your friends and get your steps in!

     

    Winter Farmers Market

    Winter Farmers Market is back!

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

    Upcomimg Market Dates: November 27th

     & December 11th

     

    Christmas Organ Concert

    Sunday, December 5
    3:30pm in the Sanctuary

     

    Senior Lunch Bunch

    Annual Christmas Lunch

    Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 1 pm

    Trezeros Kitchen

    (302 W. Northwest Hwy, Mt. Prospect)

    $23.00 per person to include salad, entree, coffee, tea or soda and dessert (Yes! It's Xmas Cookie Gelato) Cash bar available

    Entree Choices:

    Angus Burger with cheese and fries

    Gnocchi (Slow braised pork ragu)

    Wedge Salad with Chicken

    Parmesan Chicken over Spaghetti

     

    RSVP to Marilyn with Entree choice and payment (cash or check made out to St Mark Lutheran Church ) by Monday, December 13th

    847-508-5512 or gosell94@wowway.com

    Quilting

    Quilters (knotters) will meet at 9:00am on the following dates in the Quilting room, (second floor of the Education wing):
    Wed. 12-15 and Tues. 12-28

     

    Book Club

    The Book Club meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 1:00pm in the Great Room. We'd love to have you join us! Contact Nancy Snell at

    847-431-9116 if you have any questions.

     

    St. Mark Book Club 2021 Reading List

    December - No book this month

     

    Stay tuned: St Mark Book Club 2022 Reading List coming soon...

    St. Mark Bridge Club

    The St. Mark Bridge Club has started up again and are in need of new members. They meet on the 1st Monday of each month, October—June, at Elly’s Pancake House on Golf Rd. in Arlington Heights. Lunch at 11:30am with Bridge starting at 12:30pm. Contact Donna Camp (847-398-3663) if interested or want more information. You do not need to be a member of St. Mark to play, so invite your friends!

     

    PADS: Food Help Needed

    12,232+ = the number of meals we’ve provided to PADS guests staying in hotels since the pandemic began.

     

    We need YOUR HELP to continue this effort. Sign up to bring something this week: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040844ABAC22A4F58-stmark

     

    Able to bake or prepare portions of a dinner meal? Contact Maura Reschke mhreschke@icloud.com. Questions? Contact Mike Mokate - mike.mokate56@gmail.com or 847-846-6576.

     

    Thank you for helping us Nourish God’s People!

     

  • 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