Our Vision: As a welcoming community our vision is to help everyone obtain a deeper love for God, themselves, and their neighbor.

Mission: Putting God’s love into action within ourselves, our Church and our community through worship, service, and outreach one step at a time, one day at a time.

Regular Mission activities include:

  • First Sunday Food Drive distributed to local Food Banks
  • Lake Barrington Woods Sunday Communion Service
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • Revive Shelter Christmas Basket Program

Peaceful, Spiritual, Inclusive.


St. Mark's is a parish within the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and part of world-wide Anglican Communion.


We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world. 

We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world. 

We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God's love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation. 

We believe that God loves you - no exceptions. 

Excerpted from www.episcopalchurch.org/what-we-believe