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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 



    December Worship Opportunities  


    Advent Worship - Sundays December 3, 10, 17 & 24 at 10am


    Blue Christmas - Monday, December 18 at 7:30pm in the Great Room


    Christmas Worship - Sunday, December 24 at 4pm


    Lessons & Carols - Sunday, December 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:


    Nov 26 - Christ the King Sunday

    Dec 3 - 1st Sunday of Advent

    Dec 10 - 2nd Sunday of Advent

    Dec 17 - 3rd Sunday of Advent





    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.


    December - No discussion


    2024 Reading List coming soon...

    B(older) U

    Here is a list of activities
    that are currently scheduled:


    Now - December 14, Meghan Crisp, MS, OTR/L will led a Qigong Exercise Group. This group will be on Thursdays from 10-11am. Qigong is a Chinese healing practice that combines meditation, controlled breathing, and gentle movement. Engagement in qigong has been found to improve balance and gait, as well as reduce stress levels. It has also been found to lower the risk of developing a chronic health condition and improve concentration.


    Movies will be on the 4th Thursday of the month at 1:00. (No movies in November or December.) The current movies scheduled are:

    No Movies in November & December due to the holidays.

    Lunch and Learn

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


    December Lunch & Learn

    Thursday, December 14


    In the Great Room

    Cost: $10


    You are invited to join us for lunch and to make a Christmas gnome ornament. RSVP to the church office 847-253-0631 or stmarkmp@stmarkmp.org by December 11.


    If there is a topic for the lunch and learn or movie you would like to suggest, please
    contact Linda Olson at lolsonotr@gmail.com

    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


    Join us for a four-part Bible study based on the themes and scenes of It's a Wonderful Life, emphasizing that it is Christ who makes our life precious.


    Even when the daily news causes us to question whether "it's a wonderful life", this four-session study will help you see the wonderful things Christ has done in your life.


    Final Session: Sunday, December 17


    in the Great Room

    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:

    December 9

    December 23

    Budget Meeting

    Sunday, December 10

    following worship

    *Copies of the 2024 proposed budget are now available in the Narthex



    Holiday Outing:

    A Christmas Carol

    Tickets are still available for the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre's performance of A Christmas Carol on Sunday, December 10 at 3pm.

    Tickets: $32. Contact Kathie Hetland or the Church Office.


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

    No Quilting in December

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

    Christmas Cantata

    Sunday, December 17

    during the worship service at 10am

    Fair Trade Items on Sale

    Sunday, December 17

    following worship

    Coffee, chocolate, olive oil, and more

    Sundays @ The Center

    Jesus' Birthday Party

    Sunday, December 17


    Join us for the story of Christmas, cookie decorating, gift games and baby foods.

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

    Blue Christmas

    Monday, December 18

    7:30pm in the Great Room

    If Christmas isn't the same - feeling isolated, missing loved ones, too rushed - come spend some time in peace and reflection.

    Senior Lunch Bunch

    Annual Christmas Lunch

    Thursday, December 21

    1:00 pm

    Trezeros Kitchen & Tap

    (302 W. Northwest Hwy, Mt. Prospect)

    With Christmas Music by Tim


    $25 per person includes choice of entree, coffee, tea or soda & of course, Christmas Cookie Gelato

    (Beer/wine available)


    Menu Choices:

    Grilled Chicken Wedge Salad

    Gnocchi (slow braised pork Ragu)

    Chicken Parmesan Marinara/ Spaghetti


    RSVP: Menu choice and cash or check made out to St. Mark Lutheran Church to Marilyn by Monday, December 18

    847-508-5512 or gosell94@astound.net


    Please bring a pair of children/adult new unwrapped mittens or gloves to go to the Mt. Prospect Food Pantry

    Holiday Worship

    December 24 - 10am Advent Worship

    Come spend some time in final reflection on the scriptures and songs before we gather in the evening for Christmas worship.

    December 24 - 4pm Christmas Worship


    December 31 - 10am Lessons & Carols

    Come hear a mix of scriptures and favorite Christmas songs you may not have had a chance to sing yet!

    Holiday Office Hours

    The Church Office will be closed for the holidays:


    Monday, December 25


    Monday, January 1


    Women's Bible Study

    Deacon Pat Gerber leads us through this video study of Priscilla Shirer’s The Armor of God. We meet on the 4th Monday of each month at 7pm in the Great Room, with our next session on Monday, January 22. There will be no session in December. Join us.

    Men's Bible Study

    The men’s bible study/discussion group will meet next on Monday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the library. There will be no session in December.


    Thanks to everyone for your support of the PADS program. Your contributions of time and
    food towards our homeless neighbors are greatly appreciated.

    If you have some gently used coats, sweatshirts, or sweatpants you would like to donate, please bring them to the church center on Mondays after 4:00p.m. or on Saturday mornings between 10:00-11:00a.m or contact Mike Mokate at 847-846-6576
    Thank you.

    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


    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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    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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    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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    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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    (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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    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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    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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    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.


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    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.

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    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