We are God's hands in the world

At St. Mark's, we take seriously our responsibility to put faith into action by serving, caring, and loving our neighbors, wherever they are. Our outreach efforts reflect our priority to care for the poor and marginalized, both to alleviate short-term struggles and to build capacity for long-term change.

We are not just a weekend church. We believe God is present and active both inside and outside our building walls. We gather and are fed by God’s grace during worship, so that we can be sent out into the world to join in God’s work. At St. Mark’s we don’t just go to church, we are the Church for the sake of the world. 

Our work with local organizations and global partners has four primary points of focus: Food, HousingEducation, and Global Needs. In all of these areas, we live out our mission to use our hands, feet and voice to spread Christ’s abundant love with the world. Click any of these areas to find out more.


  • Hesed House/PADS
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry


  • The Neighbor Project


  • McCleery Elementary School


  • ELCA World Hunger/Good Gifts
  • Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR)
  • Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)

If you are interested in getting involved in any of these service projects, please email the church office (or call 630-897-6891), and we will assist you in getting started.