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!

June 01

Evangelism Comm Meeting 3pm

June 02-03

Lutheran Synod Assembly

June 04

Pentecost Sunday WEAR YOUR RED!

Worship and Music Comm 10:30am

June 06

Coloring Group 10am-12:00

St. Mark Eats 6pm Outback West York    

Hospital Reiki Group 7pm

June 11

Trinity Sunday

June 18

Father's Day


June 19

Finance Comm Mtg

SOS Support Group

June 20

Property Comm Mtg 7pm

June 21

July/Aug Newsletter Deadline

June 24

Outside Worship with Potluck

    Picnic 5:30pm

June 25

PAL Team #2 at HACC

June 27

Council Meeting

June 30

Assemble Newsletter


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 Event

Time After Pentecost Begins

The sanctuary color for the season is dark green, although other shades of green are commonly used. Green has traditionally been associated with new life and growth.


Even in Hebrew in the Old Testament, the same word for the color “green” also means “young.” 


In Christian tradition, green came to symbolize the life of the church following Pentecost, as well as symbolizing the hope of new life in the resurrection. 

Welcome to Our New Organist


Mrs. Martha Lobaugh will be starting as our organist on June 25th. Martha is finishing up her eighth year as the organist at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Littlestown, PA.


She will begin with us after the season of Easter and festivals of Pentecost and Holy Trinity are over. 


We eagerly look forward to having Martha help lead us in worship every Sunday. 

Also of Interest

Guiding Hearts with Hope Fundraiser

Saturday, June 3, 2017 The Mini Golf Fundraiser, Benefiting Guiding Hearts with Hope, held at Hickory Falls Family Entertainment Center, was a great success. 'Thank you' to all who participated.

Preschool Registration - 2017-2018

Registration update for the 2017-2018 school year: The class for 3 Year-Olds is now full for the 2017-2018 School Year.  We are still accepting registrations for the class for 4 Year-Olds.

To learn more about registering your child and for more informatin about our preschool, click the link below.

The Community Garden

The Hanover Council of Churches Community Garden space (hosted at St. Mark) will again this year help stock the food bank and PAL lunch with fresh vegetables and to educate people to proper diets and proper gardening techniques.

If interested in helping with this project, our contact person is Tom Long who can be reached

at 225-3494.

Volunteers Needed at HACC

There is an opening on the Public Worship committee, with Fr Doug Smith’s retirement later this month. 

There is a need for a Co-chair of the clothing bank and clothing bank volunteers.

There is a need for a first vice-president now that Rev. David Miller has announced his retirement in the summer.

Additionally Pastor Kirk could use more members on the Community Needs Committee that he chairs and we are still looking for a coordinator of the community garden projects.

And if you would like to serve on any of our PAL teams (we serve on the 4th Sunday of each month) simply talk with Sally Hershey, Shellene Griffin or Carol Pado.

Many other areas need who people can volunteer at HACC’s homeless shelter, PAL lunch, Ruth’s Harvest, medical clinic, Hispanic Center, resource center, or office work. Just contact Carol Hinkle at 633-6353 to serve.

Ruth's Harvest is on Hiatus for the Summer

Program is on hiatus for the summer – so any donations need to have expiration dates past September 15th. Donations sought in June with Fall or later expiration dates would be Cereal, Oatmeal packets, Breakfast bars.

All single serving please!

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 June our designated need will be the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) of Hanover & Spring Grove Hospice program that provides services at home and in nursing homes for people who are at the end of life. To contribute to this month’s designated need, please mail your donations to our office or place them in our weekend collection plates by specifying “VNA” on your check and the “other” line of your offering envelopes.

For your donations, please use the “other” category on your regular offering envelope or note April designated need or Medical Mission International 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.

Heroic Proportions: a CD of Worship Music

Featuring the St. Mark Organ

Now you can purchase a CD of worship music by reknowned organist

Felix Hell, played on the fabulous St. Mark organ.

Military Appreciation Day

May 21st


Thanks to all who participated in our service recognizing those who are and have defended our country. 

He leads me beside still waters;

He restores my soul.