• 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 .


    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:


    June 4 - Trinity Sunday

    June 11 - 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

    June 18 - 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

    June 25 - 4th Sunday after Pentecost



    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.



    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

    September 25 - Foster by Claire Keegan





    On April 24, we hosted the last night of PADS for the current shelter season. Thank you to all the volunteers and donors who helped us during this year.

    This was an important year for us as we resumed providing shelter after two seasons of being closed during the pandemic. Several other churches were not able to resume this important ministry to our neighbors.

    Over 150 people contributed food, time, or money to this effort. Due to your wonderful support, we provided shelter on 30 nights and hosted almost 600 guests.

    Your support has made it possible for our community to respond to Jesus’ call to Love our Neighbors and serve others.
    We will reopen as a shelter site for the 2023-2024 season beginning in October.
    If you are interested in volunteering to help with PADS this fall, please contact Mike Mokate or the church office.

    Adult Education


    You are invited to our summer Adult Education series: "Growing the Family of God."
    Each week during worship we will hear one of the stories from Genesis. After worship we will gather for an hour of conversation, story sharing and Bible study. Come when you can and join us! (The group will not meet on June 18 and July 9 when we gather for Summer BBQs after church.)

    Caregiver Support Group

    Are you doing the important and challenging work of providing care to a loved one? Join our Caregiver Support Group meeting Tuesday,

    June 6 at noon in the Great Room. Bring your own lunch. Questions? Contact Pastor Christie by calling the church office.

    Interfaith Prayer for

    Healing and Peace

    Sunday, June 11 at 2:00pm

    in the Great Room


    Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Interfaith Council

    Community Meal

    Wednesday, June 14


    From 5-6pm: Water Play (Sprinklers, water games, activities to cool off)
    From 6-7pm: Dinner: Seafood Bake: Salmon, Shrimp, Potatoes, Corn, Squash, Zucchini, Onions, Tomatoes, Peppers and Sausage. (shellfish allergies will be considered). S’Mores Bar


    Summer BBQ's are back!


    Lunch will be served once a month following worship. Join us on June 18 to start the summer off right. A free will offering will be collected to help cover expenses. Come by for food,
    fun and fellowship! Anyone interested in assisting with the BBQs or providing a
    salad or dessert for any of these BBQs, please contact Kim Perlich or call the church office.

    Future BBQ dates: July 9 & August 13

    July Community Meal at the Chicago Dogs Game

    Friday, July 14


    We’ll carpool and meet at Impact Field in Rosemont for 9 innings of fun. RSVP to Deacon David or the Church office by June 19th to guarantee your spot. More info on ticket prices to follow (Our best guess is between $10-$17 depending on how many people sign up). You don’t want to miss a night out at the ball game!



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

    Wednesday, June 21 & Tuesday, June 27

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

    Hymns, Hops & Pops

    Friday, June 23

    7pm at the Center

    Come and enjoy singing your favorite hymns with beverages and snacks too.

    Fair Trade items on Sale


    Fair Trade items

    will be on sale Sunday, June 25

    Coffee, chocolate, olive oil, and more

    Sundays @ the Center

    Sunday, June 25


    Theme: Giving

    Dinner: We'll fire up the grills. You're invited to bring anything you want to grill (we'll have extra hot dogs). Salad & dessert will be provided.

    Service Project: Care Kits for the Homeless or experiencing financial hardship.

    Women's 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 June 26 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

    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.


    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.


    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.




    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.


    (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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Women of the ELCA


    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.


    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