We have a ton of awesome stuff going on at the church! Make sure you check the calendar for all the dates and times. Go to the Ministry pages for more information on our events. We are sure you will want to join!

If you have any questions about the events feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you!

Mar 01

3pm Evangelism Committee

Mar 04

Worship and Music Committee Meeting

Mar 05

6pm Bingo@Utz Terrace

Mar 06

10am Adult Coloring Group

6 pm St. Mark Eats

Mar 08

1:30pm Social Ministry

Mar 13

7pm Property Commitee

Mar 15

5:30pm Fellowship Committee

Mar 19

7pm Finance Committee

Mar 20

7pm Christian Education 

Mar 25

Palm Sunday

PAL Team #2 serves lunch at HACC

Mar 27

7pm Church Council Meeting

Mar 29

Maundy Thursday

Mar 30

Good Friday

Weekly Events

Some activities at St. Mark occur regularly. Here is our current list of Weekly Events.

5:30pm Saturday

9:00am Sunday

9:00am Thursday

6-6:45pm Thursday

7-8:30pm Thursday

6:30-8pm 2nd & 4th Thursday

10:30am Friday


Spoken Worship Service

Traditional Worship Service

Sewing Group

TrebleBells Thursday

Trinity Choir Thursday

“Guiding Hearts”

Bible Study

Private Counseling

This Month's Main Events

Lent - A Solemn and Reflective Season

Purple is the Lenten season's sanctuary color. Purple suggests repentance and solemnity.


Lent is a season of the Christian Year where Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God.


It is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a "mini-Easter" and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.


The Lenten period is marked by solemnity and contemplation, and it is common for Christians to fast and sacrifice certain things during this time.

Also of Interest

Faith Movies Showing in March

Showing at R/C THEATRES HANOVER MOVIES 16, 380 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover, PA 17731

“I Can Ony Imagine” - Friday, March 16th 

(special early show the evening of March 15th)


It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many and beginning March 16, Bart Millard’s inspiring real-life story behind the beloved MercyMe song will encourage people in a whole new way. I Can Only Imagine is a gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness, beautifully illustrating that no one is ever too far from God’s love—or from an eternal home in Heaven. 

“Paul The Apostle Of Christ” - Friday, March 23rd 


Paul, the Apostle of Christ is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church.

“God's Not Dead: A Light In Darkness”

- Friday, March 30th

(with special Evening Show on Thursday, March 29th)

From the college classroom of God's Not Dead to the public square in God's Not Dead 2, the name of Jesus is welcomed less with each passing day. If Christians don’t take a stand today, will we even have an option tomorrow?

Welcome back to Hope Springs … home not only of Hadleigh University, but also Martin Luther King Jr. High School. That’s where beloved teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart), a strong Christian, helps her students understand and enjoy history.

Easter Flowers


Envelopes are already in the pews for ordering your Easter flowers.  This year, you may order tulips, lilies, and/or hyacinths for $11.00 per plant.  The order deadline is Sunday, March 18th.  Order forms may be given to Alison or dropped off at the church office. 

World Day of Prayer

Don’t forget: Friday, March 2nd at 7:00pm at Grace UCC is the Hanover Area World Day of Prayer event.

Lenten Soup Dinners

The Lenten Soup Dinners will be held on March 7th, 14th and 21st. 

The Florence deHaven Stick

Memorial Scholarship 


The VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove is excited to share their annual application process for this scholarship in memory of the first visiting nurse in Hanover is now underway.  Scholarships in the range of $1,000-$2,000 will be awarded by the VNA to students enrolled in an accredited nursing program or accepted for classes beginning in the fall of 2018 for a career as an RN or LPN.  The deadline is March 16, 2018 and applications may be obtained at or by calling (717)637-1227.

Happy Golden Anniversary HACC

Well, officially, it was the entire month of February, but 2018 is the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Hanover Area Council of Churches.  A lot of things have changed since the beginning.  This next year follow HACC as it continues to follow and expand the path that the Lord has led the dedicated volunteers who started this organization.  The Annual meeting on February 5th was the kick off. 

An Open House Thank You will be on April 8th at the HACC building.

Giant A+ School Rewards Program

If you are a Giant shopper, don’t forget to participate in the Giant A+ School Rewards Program to benefit our preschool.

This program does not cost you anything or take from your own bonus points, it is a separate program to help local schools like our preschool. The preschool ID # is 22783. 

You can sign up on-line at under “Savings and Rewards” by having your rewards card number handy, or call 1-888-814-4268, Option 1.  If you registered last year, you do NOT need to re-register.  Thank you!

Guiding Hearts with Hope Fundraiser

Don’t forget November 11 for designing your own etched stemless glass(es) at the Art Therapy Studio in Hanover.  Contact Martha King at for more information and to register or visit

Join Our Archiving Effort

The Archives Committee is interested in volunteers who might be willing to help organize and label current materials, type archival records into the computer, assist with creating an online resource for St. Mark and others.  Any time or talent that you might be willing to give is more than welcome.  Contact Martha Howells or Vivian Cullison for information.  Just think what you might learn about the history of Hanover and St. Mark!!!

The Concert Series

Emmanuel United Church of Christ has posted its 2018 Concert Series.  The annual concert series serves as an outreach to Hanover and surrounding communities.  All concerts are free and open to the public.

Schedule information can be gotten from their web site ( or by contacting their church (717-632-8281 or via email at

Preschool News - 2018

We have a GoFundMe page online where you can make a donation to the preschool.  If you would like to donate, the web address is You may also donate to the preschool using your offering envelopes.  Just write “Preschool Donation” on the “Other” line.   

            The local clothing bank has expressed a need for children’s clothing.  Miss Jean has offered to collect clothing at the preschool and deliver it to the clothing bank.  If you have any children’s clothing new or gently used that you would like to donate, there is a collection bin located by the preschool classrooms.

            We had a wonderfully successful registration for the 2018-2019 school year and our classes for 3-4 year-olds and for 4-5 year-olds are now filled. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please email us at and indicate the class you are interested in.

St. Mark’s Monthly Offering for Designated Needs

St. Mark’s Monthly Offering for Designated Needs gives us an opportunity as a congregation to support specific domestic and international needs which are predetermined by our council each year. 

During March we are given the opportunity to contribute to the American Red Cross, a very active organization around the world responding to fires, natural disasters, and collecting blood to be distributed to local hospitals.   

For your donations, please use the “other” category on your regular offering envelope or note March designated need or American Red Cross on the memo line of your check. Please remember, however, that whenever a donation is made on the “other” line that does not have a written designation, it will automatically be given to the ministry fund designated for that month.

The Lord called Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel, and say to them, When any man of you brings an offering ...

The Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt…