• 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

    St. Mark Foundation

    Educational Gift Application

    Are you a high school graduate? Are you pursuing further education such as college? If you have not previously received a scholarship or gift from the St. Mark Foundation, we invite you to apply for a St. Mark Foundation Educational Gift. We will award a one-time gift to each student who has graduated high school and is pursuing further education. Applications are available here.

    Applications are due by Thursday, June 30, 2022 by 4:00pm. Completed applications should be emailed to stmarkmp@stmarkmp.org.

    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 and FaithWalk are on summer break.

    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).

    Bible Study

    Wednesday Bible Study at Noon.

    REVELATION BIBLE STUDY Join us Wednesdays at noon in May and June as we explore the last book of the Bible. Controversial, hard to understand, often fear-inducing, Revelation is also full of wonderful things to LEARN (one of the practices of the Way of Love). We are using a book study written by Barbara Rossing, a professor of Pastor Christie’s in seminary. The books are available for purchase for $8, or simply come to the study. Bring your own lunch! Can’t make it in person? Join us over the lunch hour wherever you are on Zoom - contact

    Questions? Contact Pastor Christie.

     

    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:

    May 22

    May 29

    June 5

    June 12

    June 19

    June 26

    Book Club

    We meet to discuss the selected book on the 4th Monday of each month at 1:00 PM in the Great Room. If you'd like to be part of the group, please join us! All are welcome! Contact Nancy Snell for more information (847-431-9116 or 604snell@gmail.com).

     

    2022 BOOK SELECTIONS

    May 23 - Us Against You by Frederick Backman

    June 27- All Adults Here by Emma Straub

    July 25 - Leave the Gun and Take the Cannoli by Mark Seal

    August 22 - The Elephant Company by Vicki Croke

    September 26 - The Growing Season by Sarah Frey

    October 24 - The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher

    Quilting

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

    Tuesday, May 24

    Wednesday, June 15

    Tuesday, June 21

    Walk the Gym

    Thursdays at 10am through May 26

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

    Summer BBQs Are Back

    Lunch will be served once a month following worship. Join us on June 12 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 at kim.perlich@gmail.com

    Future BBQ dates: July 3 & August 7

    PADS UPDATE

    Many thanks to all for your support of the

    St. Mark PADS food program. For two years, we have been supporting for our neighbors who have been and continue to be sheltered in the hotel program during the pandemic. Through the kindness of your donations, we were able to provide food for some families to prepare their own breakfast and lunches each week. We also supplied a hot dinner each week to about 40 people. Your generosity has allowed us to provide approximately 17,000 meals to these friends.

    We will be pausing this program for the summer months. During this time, we will be working with Journeys and the church council to determine how we will support the PADS program during the 2022-2023 season.

    Thank you again for following our call to Love Our Neighbors.

    St. Mark Preschool & Enrichment Center

    NOW INTERVIEWING! Seeking college or older high school student to assist at daycare/summer camp, May 31st through July 31st. Experience with children required. 10 - 15 hours a week - Monday through Friday.
    We are also interviewing for Substitute Teachers and Substitute Teachers’ Aides for 2022-2023 school year. Please call or email Allison Finnegan, Director, St Mark Preschool & Enrichment Center at: 847-873-1110 or
    afinnegan@stmarkpreschoolmp.org
     
    Open Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year at St Mark Preschool & Enrichment Center continues! We have limited spots available in our Threes and Fours Preschool/Day Care and are wait listing Kindergarten Enrichment – please visit our website: www.stmarkpreschoolcares.org to learn more. Tours are available by appointment only: please call 847.873.1110 or email Allison Finnegan: afinnegan@stmarkpreschoolmp.org. Thank you and we look forward to meeting you!
  • 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