St. Mark Archives


For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction so that through perseverance

and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4

About the Archives Ministry

The Archives Ministry organizes and records the history of St. Mark.


Our activities include filing and preserving church artifacts and documents as well as providing information for the congregation and others. 


Interesting pieces from our efforts will appear here each month.

We meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month to review existing St. Mark documents, photos, and other artifacts.

 

Email the Archives team at: archivesstmarkhanover@yahoo.com

What We Are Currently Working On:

  • Recording bulletin information starting in 1913
  • Developing our data base format  
  • Confirming alphabetical files' contents using ELCA guidelines

Monthly Tidbits

       It is fitting as we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation [October 31, 1517 – 2017] that we look to the Father of the Reformation for insight.  The following are prayers written by Martin Luther to provide us with strength, courage, and hope in our daily lives.  They have come from his deep and abiding beliefs and witness as he traveled his faith life path.  Timeless in nature, they still resonate with Luther’s love of and absolute trust in God’s Word and Grace through Jesus Christ.

Luther said,

     “Nothing can be said here about the part of faith and Holy Scriptures [in prayer] because there would be no end to what could be said.  With practice one can take the Ten Commandments on one day, a psalm or chapter of Holy Scripture the next day, and use them as flint and steel to kindle a flame in the heart.”

Morning Prayer


My Heavenly Father, I thank You,

through Jesus  Christ, Your beloved Son,

that You kept me safe from all evil

and danger last night.


Save me, I pray, today as well

from every evil and sin,

so that all I do and the way that I live

will please you.


I put myself in your care, body and soul

and all that I have.

Let Your holy Angels be with me,

so that the evil enemy

will not gain power over me.


Amen.

Prayer for Guidance


Dear Lord God,

give us Your guidance

that we may rightly understand Your

Word and more than that, do it.


O most blessed Lord Jesus Christ,

see to it that our search after knowledge leads us to glorify you alone.


If not, let us not know a single letter.

Give only what we, poor sinners,

need to glorify you.


Amen

Evening Prayer


My Heavenly Father,

I thank You, through Jesus Christ,

Your beloved Son,

that You have protected me,

by Your grace.


Forgive, I pray, all my sins

and the evil I have done.

Protect me, by Your grace, tonight.


I put myself in your care,

body and soul and all that I have.

Let Your holy Angels be with me,

so that the evil enemy

will not gain power over me.


Amen.

Interested in Helping?

We need help to Organize many piles of papers into chronological boxes.

Contact Us:​​​​​​​

- If you need information

- If you want to give artifacts to Archives