About Us

Our Vision

“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 the ELCA.

Our Mission Statement

St. 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.

Who We Are

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.

Our Motto

Loving God Serving Others

Our Church

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St. Mark Introduction DVD
St. Mark Introduction DVD

To get your own St. Mark DVD, contact the church office, or stop by and pick one up.

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"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." Martin Luther

"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 

11007 S. 76th Avenue, Worth, IL 60482  (708) 448-6555

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