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!

May 01

10am Adult Coloring Group

12:30pm Breastfeeding Support Group

6-9pm Reiki Group

6pm St. Mark Eats - The Outback in York

May 03

9am Sewing Group

3pm Evangelism Comm. Mtg.

6-6:45pm TrebleBells

7-:8:30pm Trinity Choir

May 04

10:30am-12Noon Bible Study

May 06

Music Appreciation Sunday

May 07

2pm Bingo at Utz Terrace (Social Ministry)

May 08

7pm Property Comm. Mtg.

May 10

9am Sewing Group

1:30pm Social Ministry Comm. Mtg.

6pm Ruth’s Harvest

7pm Worship at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church

Ascension of Our Lord

May 11

10:30am-12Noon Bible Study

May 13


10:20am Last Sunday School

Confirmation Class

Mother’s Day

May 15

7pm Christian Ed. Comm. Mtg.

May 17

9am Sewing Group

5:30pm Fellowship Comm.  Mtg.

6-6:45pm TrebleBells (Last practice til Fall)

7:8:30pm Trinity Choir (Last practice til Fall)

May 18

10:30am-12Noon Bible Study

May 19

10am-2pm Greater Hanover Healthcare Community Event in FH

May 20

10:20am Sunday School Carnival

May 21

7pm SOS Support Group

7pm Finance Mtg

May 22

7pm Congregational Council Mtg.

May 23

1pm Greater Hanover Healthcare Comm. Meeting in Parlor

May 24

9am Sewing Group

May 25

10:30am-12Noon Bible Study​​​​​​​

May 27

PAL Team #1

May 28

Memorial Day

May 31

9am Sewing Group

6:30pm Guiding Hearts with Hope in Fellowship Hall

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

Easter Season

The Easter Season begins with Easter Day for which the sanctuary is adorned in gold. White is the sanctuary color for the rest of the Easter Season. (White - the purity of the newborn Christ and to our light and joy in his resurrection. Gold - representing our risen Lord.)


Day of Pentecost: Red as the color of fire is used on this day when we remember the tongues of fire descended on the crowd in Jerusalem. In contrast to the color of scarlet, Pentecost’s red is a bright color.


Easter ends, after fifty days of rejoicing, with end of Pentecost.

Also of Interest


What is FISH?


-- Calling All Parents and Calling All Youth --  

Our youth are a very important part of St. Mark!  We already have an awesome preschool for very young youth but we are now organizing a fun fellowship (“FISH”) for older youth, grade school to middle school ages. Thoughts, ideas, suggestions, volunteering,  you name it, we hope to hear from all of you.  You just need to call the church office at 717-637-8904 or e-mail me at!


Summer Treats


Beginning May 27th, we will switch the after-service snacks to our summer fare -- cookies, muffins, lemonade, and similar goodies.


There is a sign-up ready for these weekly fellowship times during the summer. If we don’t have enough sign-ups we might have no goodies those weeks, and our fellowship time would be much lessened. [Insert sad face here]


So sign up soon. Please do your best to pick a date as soon as possible. Contact Barb Baublitz with any questions (717-637-9076). 

Helpers Wanted for Vacation Bible School


On July 23-27 from 9:00-11:30am is our Bible School 2018.

This year the theme is Shipwrecked—Rescued by Jesus


We are looking for volunteers to teach and help.  Contact Martha Lippy (717-637-8891) or our church office (717-637-8904), if you are available and interested in having fun with the youth of St. Mark and St. Paul on York Street!

Annual Church Picnic


June 16th will be our Annual Church Picnic Potluck Dinner and Worship, at 6:30pm, following our regular Saturday worship.


 Mark your calendars and start planning your delicious, delectable, delightful, drool-worthy dish to share!

Sunday School Project Update 


We collected a total of $684.00 in the barn and piggy banks!  The Sunday School children will decide what to purchase with the money.  Thanks to all who made this project a success!

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Update


There were 32 children present to find 400 plastic eggs stuffed with candy.  Two lucky children found prize eggs and received Easter baskets filled with toys and candy.  All children attending received an Easter bag full of prizes.  Our Evangelism Committee contributed to the items in the bags.  Thanks to them and everyone who provided candy for the eggs.

Sunday School Update


The last regular Sunday School class will be May 13th. 


The following Sunday, May 20th, will be a carnival with games and prizes for all children present.  The hour will end with ice cream sundaes.

St. Mark Eats at Fratelli's

June 05, 2018


Our next fun eating event is scheduled for 6pm on Tuesday, June 5th at Fratelli’s in Hampstead, MD. In order for us to make an appropriate reservation, a sign-up sheet can be found in our narthex.  Car-pooling may be possible with enough interested drivers.  

Sign-up sheets for these events are always posted on one of our narthex bulletin boards. Please do  your best to sign up as soon as possible because we will be doing our utmost to confirm our reservation two weeks in advance.

St. Mark Coloring Book Group

The Adult Coloring Group continues on Tuesdays, from 10:00am to 12:00 noon in the Bible Study/Sewing Room.


IMPORTANT SCHEDULE CHANGE:  November 6th Coloring Group is rescheduled to November 20th!

Escape Room Mystery 

Feed your insatiable desire to solve mysteries, love of the board game Clue, Sherlock Holmes, and more. (Like, where did I put my keys?).

Want to participate in an evening in an Escape Room? Do you think you can work as a group to figure out the clues and get out of the room in less than an hour? Does that sound like fun?

Let Fellowship Committee know by signing up in the narthex!  These events are available in Hanover, York and Gettysburg for an approximate cost of $25.00 per person.

Super Seniors Luncheon

June 20th at 12:00pm

Our Social Ministry will be hosting our annual Super Senior Luncheon so make sure you mark your calendars!  Invitations will be sent as the event approaches but we want to make sure we have an awesome turn-out by letting you know right way. 


Anyone who wishes to assist in the meal preparation just needs to contact Diana Weaver, Pat Brooks, Nancy Mummert, or Nancy Bittinger!


Who's Graduating in 2018

NOTICE to Graduates and/or Parents:  Please contact the church office with names of any and all students we have graduating this year.  As you know, we have a Sunday in June to congratulate our graduates from high school, college, graduate school, trade school, so we want to make sure we don’t miss anyone.

Block Party

Remember when we all knew our neighbors, the kids could play outside until after dark and churches had ice cream socials and other get-togethers in the summer. Remember how, once a summer, the neighbors would get together, block off their street from traffic and have a party? The grills would cook, favorite summer dishes would be prepared and shared, music would play and everyone would have a great time.


We might not be able to recreate all those memories BUT, we can bring people together at the church for food, fun and music and start new traditions with St. Mark as the gathering place. Our Block Party is set for Labor Day Weekend on Saturday afternoon, September 8, 2018. There are going to be food trucks, including ICE CREAM (Dairy Dan), music, and entertainment.  Your help is needed to make this successful! 

Did You Know?


Anyone may dedicate a Bulletin or Newsletter: Did you know that next to the flower chart on the bulletin board in the narthex, there is a sign-up sheet for newsletters (for $40.00) or bulletins (for $20.00) that can be donated in honor or memory of someone dear to you? Please sign up or contact the church office if interested at (717)637-8904.

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!

Ruth's Harvest


Please join the Thursday evening group to pack bags on May 10th.  Simply come to the Methodist church on Middle Street at 6:00pm and help us fill the bags. It takes less than an hour, usually only 30-40 minutes. For information see Pastor.

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!!!

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 May we are given the opportunity to contribute to HACC PAL (Provide-a-Lunch) Program which serves a free hot, nutricious home-cooked lunch seven days a week, prepared by churches in the Hanover area.  

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.

Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things which have been accomplished among us, just as they were delivered to us by those who from the beginning…

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.