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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 


  • 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) is currently not meeting.


    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:


    Sept 17 - 16th Sunday after Pentecost

    Sept 24 - 17th Sunday after Pentecost

    Oct 1 - 18th Sunday after Pentecost

    Oct 8 - 19th 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.


    October 23 - An Elephant in My Kitchen by Francoise Malby-Anthony

    November 27 -Anxious People by Fredrick Backman
    December - No discussion

    Adult Education


    On Sunday, October 1, there will be NO Adult Education Forum. On Sunday, October 8, “Good Neighbors” from Mt. Prospect Human Services will join us to discuss services offered by the village. Growth in knowledge and understanding enables us to grow in our Christian faith and life.


    Sunday, October 1

    at the St. Mark Center

    Doors open at 11:30am

    Bunco begins at 1pm

    This event is Sold Out

    Caregiver Support Group


    Are you doing the important and challenging work of providing care for a loved one? Are you looking for mutual support in the midst
    of that? Join our Caregiver Support Group meeting Tuesday, October 3 atnoon in the Great Room. Bring your own lunch. Questions? Contact the
    church office.

    Adult Education:

    Good Neighbor Sunday

    Please join us on Sunday, October 8th at 11:00am to meet staff from the Village of Mount Prospect’s Human Services Department. The Village’s Senior Services Social Worker and Public Health Nurse will discuss resources and services offered to Mount Prospect residents. The Department is committed to the health and well-being of the senior population. The Human Services
    Department offers a wide variety of services that address both Public Health and Social Service needs. These services can be accessed at Village Hall and the Community Connections Center. This is a great opportunity to learn about resources available that may be of assistance to you or a loved one—now or in
    the future!”


    Social Justice


    Sunday, October 8

    3-4:15 pm in the Great Room

    The Social Justice Group will meet on Sunday, October 8. We will take up the threefold program of education, moral deliberation and advocacy. All are welcome. Questions? please contact

    Les Weber l-jweber@sbcglobal.net

    B(older) U

    B(older)U Is Back!

    Starting atthe end of September, B(older) U will be back. Here is a list of activities
    that are currently scheduled:


    Now – November 2, the Rush Occupational Therapy students will be back leading the Exercise Group. This group will be on Thursdays from 10-11 am. The students will be focusing on balance and core strengthening.


    Movies will be resuming on the 4th Thursday of the month at 1:00. The current movies scheduled are:

    October 26: Get ready for Halloween with Arsenic and Old Lace starring Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, and Raymond Massey

    Lunch and Learn

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


    October 12 Lunch & Learn

    Topic: Making your home safe & accessible.

    Northwest Housing Partnership will be presenting simple ways to increase your safety and independence and resourses on handyman & rehab programs for folks 55 years of age +.

    RSVP to the church office at 847-253-0631 by October 9. Suggested donation is $10 to cover the cost of lunch.


    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


    All B(older) U activities take place at

    The Center in the Assembly Room.

    ST. MARK


    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2023



    77 years of Worship & Service

    65 years of Preschool Enrichment

    35 years hosting the PADS program



    Doors open at 5:00pm

    Catered Buffet Dinner begins at 6:00pm

    Sidemen Little Big Band

    Silent Auction



    $50.00 per person


    Tickets now on sale Sundays in the Narthex


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

    Wednesday, October 18 & Tuesday, October 24

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

    Women's Bible Study

    Deacon Pat Gerber leads us through this video study of Priscilla Shirer’s The Armor of God. We will meet on the 4th Monday of each month at 7pm in the Great Room, with our next session on Monday, October 23. There will be no session in December. Join us as we reap the benefits of this bible study:
    · equip us to get serious, specific and strategic in our discipline of prayer
    · turn challenges and discouragement into opportunities for prayer
    · grow spiritually as we dig deeper into Scripture and expand our understanding of prayer
    · developand implement practical, purposeful prayer strategies.

    The Study Guide is available for $15. Contact Kim Perlich to reserve your copy TODAY!

    Men's Bible Study

    The men’s bible study/discussion group will meet on Monday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the library. We will continue reading and discussing the book by Michael Guillen Believing is Seeing. This is a highly acclaimed and very readable book that addresses the faith vs. science tension. The book is widely available and there is a Kindle version.

    October Nibbers


    October Nibblers celebrate Oktoberfest

    Saturday, October 28

    6:30pm at Schnell's Brauhaus

    45 W. Slade St.

    Palatine, IL

    Please RSVP to Kim Perlich or the church office

    Limited Seating


    St Mark will be reopening as a PADS shelter site beginning Monday October 2. This will mark 35 years of St Mark and our church and community partners providing this support to our homeless neighbors. This is an important part of our mission to show love and compassion to others.

    We are currently reaching out to our past volunteers to seek their help for the coming season.

    If you have not volunteered in the past but are interested in helping this year, please contact Mike Mokate – 847-846-6576 or mike.mokate56@gmail.com.

    We are especially in need of help for these areas:

    Second shift (10:45pm Monday – 3:00am Tuesday) – working with a partner, you welcome any guests who are arriving late in the evening, help guests with any support that they need during the night and make the bag lunches which are distributed to the guests in the morning.

    Third shift (2:45am – 7:00 Tuesday) – working with a partner, you awaken the guests at the times they have requested, prepare and serve a simple breakfast and assist in closing the site by 7:00am.

    On the 4th Monday of each month, members of St Mark work together to provide the evening meal. Each donor will be asked to prepare a recipe to contribute to the dinner meal or donate milk, juice, dessert, or other items needed for the meal. Members of other churches and community groups provide the dinner meal for the other weeks of each month.

    If you can assist our efforts in one of these ways, your help would be greatly appreciated.

    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
    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