“Called into being by the undeserved love
of God, we are a caring community where people are changed by the amazing grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In grateful
response to God’s love, we are called to obey the Great Commandment to love God with our whole heart, and love our neighbor
as ourselves, and to carry out the Great Commission to make disciples and send them out to bring the good news to the world.”
St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1954, as a mission church
of the American Lutheran Church, and incorporated in 1955. Today, St. Mark is part of the Metro-Chicago Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, better known as
Mark Lutheran Church, established in Worth, Illinois, for the purpose of: Preaching the Word of God, Administering the sacraments,
Ministering to the spiritual and physical needs of all of God's people, solely to the glory of God.
We are a Lutheran church and a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
in America. We strive to offer programs and ministry
that are both culturally relevant and helpful to the needs of people in our community, and faithful to the tradition of our
Christian faith. We recognize the Bible as the inspired
word of God, (1 Timothy: chapter 3, verse 16) and the highest authority in all matters of faith and life. We gather
regularly to hear God’s message read and preached, to baptize, and to receive communion. We practice “open
communion,” which is to say that all baptized Christians who understand that Christ is truly present in the bread and
wine are welcome at the table. We strive to be a youth-friendly congregation. Children receive first Bible training
at age 9, and first communion training at age 10. We offer Sunday School beginning at age 3, and confirmation for 6th through 8th grade. We have
a children’s ministry for ages 5 through 12, and a Youth Ministry for Jr. and Sr. High School age.
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|Voices from St. Mark - Click to watch the video
|St. Mark Introduction DVD
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Welcome to Church Video
"All who call on God in true faith earnestly from the heart, will
certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."
"Grant that I may
not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart. " Martin Luther
"Forgiveness is God's command." Martin Luther