Outreach Ministries
PADS Homeless Ministry
St. Mark hosts PADS on Friday nights from October through April. We provide a warm, safe place for homeless individuals to eat and sleep through colder months. Volunteers are always needed to help set up, clean up, serve dinner or breakfast, or take a watch shift.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator Jill Decker at padsatstmark@gmail.com.
Click Here to volunteer for 2019-2020 (beginning October 4, 2019)
Click Here to learn more about PADS Lake County.
St. Mark Prison Ministry
In partnership with Bill Glass Prison Ministries, we help to put on events at prisons in the Chicago area. Your help is needed not only in ministering to inmates, but also in event logistics (such as picking up a guest speaker from the airport). 
Contact Jeff McKenzie at lorijeff@hotmail.com or Gary Olson at Olson1014@yahoo.com
Meeting Needs
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministers are people from our congregation who have completed several months of intense formal training through Stephen Ministries. They aim to serve those in our congregation who are hurting due to a myriad of problems: family tragedy, financial instability, disability, etc.
To request help from a Stephen Minister, or to find out about becoming one, please contact Janet Breum at revsbreum@comcast.net or Ian Griffith at ianhgriffith@me.com.
Serving the Church
Altar Guild
Altar Guild prepares the sanctuary for worship by arranging flowers, filling candles with oil, baking communion bread, maintaining pastors’ robes, and other important duties.
Contact Gae Michal at gmichal48@gmail.com.
Music Ministry
We have several worship opportunities throughout the year for musically gifted members and guests. Click to learn about our traditional and contemporary worship teams.
Tuesday Prayer Group
This group meets every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm in the St. Mark sanctuary. They pray for local and worldwide church needs, along with praying for individuals. 
Contact Barb Ewert at b1182ray@aol.com.
Other Opportunities
St. Mark has many other opportunities to serve in and outside of the church throughout the year. Please download a copy of our Ministry Catalog to scope out these opportunities!
Email smlc@smlc.info with any questions.