We wanted to invite you to come to our Christmas Lights Extravaganza Kick-Off Saturday, December 11th. At 5:30, we will be having our Contemporary Advent service, with a kid-friendly theme of how wild animals get ready for winter. At 6:30, we will head outside and turn on the lights! We have decorated over a football field length of our building with a gazzilion Christmas lights timed to music! There will be music, The Donut Hut Donut Truck with free donuts, hot chocolate, apple cider, ugly Christmas sweaters, and more! If you are looking for a fun family-friendly way to kick off your Christmas season this is it! Come to either or both! Saturday, December 11th here at St.Mark's!
Saturday Services at 5:30 pm
My name is Colin and I’m the pastor at St.Mark’s Church, an open and affirming, and incredibly warm Lutheran congregation in Waukegan. We are starting a brand new worship service on the 2nd Saturday of every month, the next one is coming up on December 11th at 5:30 pm. It’s a creative blend of modern songwriting, updated hymns, and heartfelt liturgy. Once a month we infuse art, music, and story into something we think is relevant to our times and will feed your heart and soul! We hope that you will carve out an hour on November 13th at 5:30 pm to join us!
Dates: Second Saturday of each month, Next one is December 11th!
Where: St. Mark's Ev. Lutheran Church, 3350 N Delany Rd, Waukegan, IL
(Large brick church on the corner of Delany and Yorkhouse roads)
When: 5:30 - 6:30 pm, with optional coffee hour downstairs as you're comfortable
Covid precautions: We are wearing masks and allowing family groups to distance in our sanctuary, no congregational singing until vaccines are available for our youngest friends
What to wear: Anything you are comfortable in, jeans and a T-shirt to business casual is all standard
Who is this for: Everyone! Most specifically, this service is aimed at anyone who loves the progressive theology of churches like the ELCA that allows for all races, genders, sexualities and more to be invited to the table of Christ, but is looking for worship that is modern in feel. If you love traditional services, check out our weekly Sunday service!
Facilities: St. Mark's is a ADA compliant church, with handicapped parking in our main lot and easy access to our lower level with elevator to our middle and upper floors. Our front entrance has a ramp for drop offs and simple access to our sanctuary. There are accessible bathrooms on all our public levels and a gender-neutral/private bathroom located in our library near the sanctuary. It also has hearing loop capability for those with hearing aids.
Childcare: At this time, childcare is not available as most families have expressed that they would rather have their kids with them. As the need evolves, so will we! Busy bags are available to take and keep for all our youngest friends.
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Everyone is welcome at St. Mark’s, all are worthy of God’s love and grace. We celebrate diversity and seek to be inclusive and celebrate every race, ethnicity, faith background, age, economic status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental ability, or anything else that divides us. Christ’s church is not ours to control, nor is it our job to sort, divide, categorize or exclude. But it is our place to love all our neighbors, aid the less fortunate, and be a voice on their behalf. Welcome!