Things to Do at St. Mark

Events for July 2020 and the immediate Months afterward are postponed until we are able to resume our normal church actvivites.

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Notes

 

1

5:30pm Spoken

Liturgy of Word

and Sacrament

2

9th Sunday after Pentecost

9:00am Spoken

Liturgy of Word

3

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

4

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

5

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

6

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

7

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

8

5:30pm Spoken

Liturgy of Word

and Sacrament

9

10th Sunday after Pentecost

9:00am Spoken

Worship

With Communion

10

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

VBS Online

11

9:30am Property Committee


11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open


VBS Online

12

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

VBS Online

13

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

VBS Online

14

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open


VBS Closing

15

5:30pm Spoken

Liturgy of Word

and Sacrament

16

11th Sunday after Pentecost

9:00am Spoken

Liturgy of Word

 

Worship and Music Committee

10:00am

17

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

7pm Finance Meeting

18

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

19

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

20

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

21

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

22

5:30pm Spoken

Liturgy of Word

and Sacrament

23

12th Sunday after Pentecost

9:00am Spoken

Liturgy of Word

 

Provide-A-Lunch at HACC

PAL Team #3 9:00am

24

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

25

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

7pm Congregational Council Meeting

in Fellowship Hall (*All are welcome!)

 

26

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

37

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

28

Newsletter assembly

9:00am

 

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

29

5:30pm Spoken

Liturgy of Word

and Sacrament

30

13th Sunday after Pentecost

9:00am Spoken

Liturgy of Word


31

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

Bible Study, Choirs, FISH Club, Bingo and other committee meetings: will all be on hold until the time we can schedule them again.

Virtual Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Monday August 10 -- Friday (August 14)

 

VBS will come to you live through online presence this year. We hope to have music, storytelling, crafts, and even snacks (delivered ahead of time). All children from preshool through 5th grade may sign up.

 

Additional details are provided on the Welcome to St. Mark page of this website, including a link to our 2020 VBS partner, St. Paul's on York Street, where you can register online. 

St. Mark Roof Fund Task Force

 

We know a replacement roof will cost anywhere from a few hundred thousand dollars (asphalt shingle) to over a million (slate shingle). Now we need people to help plan and campaign for this project. If intereseted in helping or being part of the Roof Task Force project, please contact Lynn Peterson. A meeting needs to happen soon.

NEED HELP!!!

Are you Alone? Are you running short?


We live in unusual times, but no matter what comes, we can still be there to help each other. No disease or hardship can stop us from caring and reaching out to offer aid and support for one another. If you find that you are lacking something, please call the church office at 717-637-8904. We have members that have volunteered to do grocery and pharmacy pick ups. We have people that have volunteered to share supplies. We have a loving church that can and will overcome all things to serve in God’s love.


Remember: many grocery stores and pharmacies offer adjusted hours and curbside pickup for seniors – call your store for details.


Other resources that may help in these emotional times:

National Alliance on Mental Health – Covid-19 health care guide

Go to this video   https://www.nami.org/covid-19


Licensed Psychologist Jon Sirkorski offering strategies for combating Fear and

Stress During Coronavirus – Go to this video    https://youtu.be/z_7MSExWnGA


Dr. Shefali Tasbary explains how people/parents deal with the uncertainty of life

          Go to this YouTube video     https://youtu.be/cGKRwE99fc4


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.


Remember

CHURCHES are Life-Sustaining

 St. Mark is OPEN

11am – 3pm Monday through Friday

717-637-8904

If visiting, please protect us and you -- wear a mask. Thanks.


Needs, Concerns or Questions can still be addressed by phone.

Offering Envelopes can still be mailed to the Church office.  

Be Like the Lone Ranger - Wear a Mask

The PA state governor mandated last week that all businesses and employers must provide masks to all staff and make sure they wear them. They also have to mandate that all visitors, clients and shoppers wear the masks also. So anyone going shopping or entering any public building in PA is now mandated to be wearing a mask.   


You can purchase one inexpensively. Miller's Market on the Abbottstown Road has them, for example.


Here is information about how to make your own, whether you can sew or not. We've also noted the sources (GoodHousekeeping.com and AllinaHealth.com) in case you want a greater level of instruction. Here's the info.


Sewing a Face Mask

Source: https://www.allinahealth.org/-/media/allina-health/files/mask-sewing-how-to.pdf

What you will need

• Cotton fabric, a pretty print is best.

• Rope Elastic, beading cord elastic will work (you may also us 1/8” flat elastic)

• Cut the elastic 7” long and tie a knot at each end (DO NOT knot the ends of the flat)

You can make two sizes: adult or child

1. Put right sides of cotton fabric together

o Cut 9x6 (adult) or 7.5 x 5 (child)

o Elastic 7 inches (adult). If elastic is not available, you can sew ties made of 100% cotton or use bias tape.

2. Starting at the center of the bottom edge, sew to the first corner, stop. Sew the elastic with the edge out into the corner. A few stitches forward and back will hold this.

3. Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of the same elastic to the corner and sew a few stitches forward and back.

4. Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again, put an elastic with the edge out.

5. Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic.

6. Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5”to 2” open. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out. Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are the same direction.

7. Sew around the edge of the mask twice.

It is so easy to make this. Be sure any fabric design is place horizontally.


View an instructional video by copying this link and pasting it onto your Interenet addres box:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=21&v=9tBg0Os5FWQ&feature=emb_logo



From GoodHousekeeping.com:

Source: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/a32084240/how-to-make-no-sew-homemade-face-masks/


How to Make a No-Sew Face Mask During the Coronavirus Outbreak


Homemade face masks have now become essential items during the COVID-19 pandemic, after the CDC recently changed its guidelines to say that everyone should wear some form of a cloth face covering in public places. If buying a mask or sewing one isn't ideal for you, it's surprisingly easy to make a DIY face mask with materials you already have at home.


Keep in mind: just because you're supposed keep your face covered doesn't mean you should go on the hunt for hospital-approved N-95 respirators. These are not recommended for anyone other than healthcare professionals working directly with coronavirus patients. Hospitals are in dire need of these types of masks, so it's best to save the N-95 ones for them. Homemade versions are still a great choice and can be more comfortable and effective than simply tying a bandana or scarf around your face.


Do fabric face masks really protect you from coronavirus? The CDC has reported that wearing face masks can help slow the spread of COVID-19. But it's not as simple as it sounds and it works best if they're worn by everyone in places where social distancing is difficult, like grocery stores and pharmacies.


The real reason the CDC recommends covering your face in public is because people can have no symptoms and still be COVID-19 positive without realizing it. As a result they can spread the novel coronavirus by coughing, sneezing, or even just speaking around others. Wearing the masks can help prevent the transmission of the virus from people that are contagious without knowing it.


Just remember that fabric face masks are not as effective as CDC-approved ones like surgical masks or N-95 respirators. You should still practice social distancing by staying at home as much as possible and follow other recommendations, like the six-foot rule to keep space between yourself and others.


Which fabric is best for a face mask? The best fabric for a homemade face mask is tightly woven, 100% cotton. You can use a bandana or fabric from pillowcases, curtains, woven shirts, or anything else you might have in your home. You can also use a T-shirt, but it's not our top choice because the fabric is knit (i.e. it can create holes when it stretches).


You'll also need something to keep the mask snug on your face. You can use hair ties or rubber bands to secure them on your ears, but shoelaces, string or ribbon that you can tie around the back of your head may feel more comfortable.

To make the mask even more protective, you can use a coffee filter inside to help block particles. You can also add a metal piece (like a paper clip or twist tie from a bag of bread) to help it fit more securely around your nose.

Some seamstresses have found that polyester shop towels (normally used by auto-mechanics) can filter particles better than other at-home face mask materials. At this point, these haven't been tested by medical labs and aren't yet recommended by the CDC, so for the sake of personal-use masks, you can stick with the materials you already have at home.


How to make a DIY face mask without a sewing machine:

[We consulted Amanda Perna, Project Runway alum and fashion designer behind House of Perna, who has been donating homemade face masks to hospitals after having to close her studio during the coronavirus outbreak.] Here is Amanda's quick and easy tutorial for making a no-sew face mask at home without having to buy new supplies:

1)    Lay out a bandana or cut a 22"x 22" square of cotton fabric

2)    Place a flat coffee filter in the center of the square (optional)

3)    Fold the top and bottom in towards the center

4)    Place a twist tie, paper clip, or other metal piece close to the top (optional)

5)    Fold the top and bottom in towards the center

6)    Fold the sides in towards the center, placing your ties at the folded crease. If you're using rubber bands or hair ties, loop these around the fabric. If you're using shoelaces or string, place the center of the string in the folded crease and pull the straps tight

7)    Tuck one end of the fabric into the other

8)    Lift the mask to your face and secure the straps. For hair ties and rubber bands, loop them over each ear. For shoelaces and string, tie them behind your head

9)    Adjust as needed, making sure your mouth and nose are completely covered


Check out the video of these step-by-step instructions in action at the Good Housekeeping website above.


We want exeryobne to stay safe and to stay healthy all the way through this virus epidemic.


Worship Happenings

Since we are not handing out announcements each week, we will be listing here all the flower dedications and worship leaders for the coming few weeks. Please consider helping fill the needs.

Altar Vases - August Weekends

Weekend 1st & 2nd –   

        Altar Vases – In memory of my husband, Wayne, by Pat Keefer

 

Weekend 8th & 9th –  

       Altar Vase – In memory of Callen & Brayden by Stephen & Melissa Keefer

       Altar Vase - In memory of my brothers, Callen & Brayden, by Nathan Keefer

                                                                     

Weekend 15th & 16th – *both vases are still available for flower dedications


Weekend 22nd & 23rd – *one vase is still available for flower dedication   

        Altar Vase – In memory of James Crisfulli by Bob & Maria Martin


Weekend 29th & 30th – *one vase is still available for flower dedication

    Altar Vase – In memory of Loved Ones by Vivian Cullison


If you would like to sponsor a dedication for one of these vases, they are $14 per vase. Please call the church office at 717-637-8904 (11am-3pm Mn-Fri) to tell us your dedication.

St. Mark Worship on the Internet - by 3pm Sundays

 

Online worship videos will be posted on this website every Sunday evening. We have begun to video record the Sunday morning worship and then add in the music (that cannot be sung in person) in order for all those who are at home to join in a time of prayerful worship of God. It will generally be posted on this website by 3 pm each Sunday and left all week for those who can connect online.

Chancel Basket - August

Weekend 1st & 2nd – In memory of my husband, Dr. Mark Tome, and my mother-in-law, Mrs. John Tome, by Jennie Tome

Sunday Worship Helpers - August


Altar Care - Martha Lippy

Sunday, August 2, 2020

CPIC - Need a Volunteer

Lector - Karen Feeser

 

Sunday, August 9, 2020

CPIC - Need a Volunteer

Lector - Carol Reese

Sunday, August 16, 2020

CPIC - Need a Volunteer

Lector - Susan Miller

 

Sunday, August 23, 2020

CPIC - Need a Volunteer

Lector - Alison Peterson

 

Sunday, August 30, 2020

CPIC - Need a volunteer

Lector - John Peterson

Sunday Worship on the Radio

 

While St. Mark has posted worship videos online, we know some still can’t get access. But, we have heard that St. Matthew Lutheran in York PA., is broadcasting their worship every Sunday at 11am on the radio at 98.9 FM.  Meg Folkemer, whom many of you remember, is their Director of Music and extends an invitation to all her friends here at St. Mark that cannot worship online right now to visit with them on the radio and join in traditional Lutheran worship. 

Lectors

 

If you can read this, then you can be a lector.

We need volunteers to lead worship by reading the lessons on Sunday mornings during worship and forthe video online. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the church or call the office.

God's Work, Our Hands

 

As we head back to school we are once  again tackling the challenge to be God’s hands of ministry to our greater neighbors around the world. We will be assembling the backpacks on Sunday, September 9th and need to be sure we have all the supplies beforehand. If you would like to donate, please pick a few items from the list below and bring them into the church narthex and place them in the donation bins. We will need: 

   - Monetary Donations to buy LWR approved backpack bags or  other supplies. You can donate towards this by marking the 'other' line on your offering envelope.

   - 70-sheet wide- or college-ruled notebooks (4 per kit needed);

   - 30-cm ruler or rulers with centimeters and inches;

   - Pencil sharpeners;

   - Blunt safety children’s scissors;

   - Unsharpened #2 pencils (5 per kit);

   - Blue or black ballpoint pens (5 per kit) (NO gel, please);

   - Boxes of 16 or 24 count crayons;

   - 2 ½” pink erasers.

Altar Flowers

If you dedicate altar flowers, we ask that you pick them up following Sunday morning worship. To limit the risk of spreading any virus infections, we are not having members deliver the flowers to our shut-ins or hospitalized at this time.

St. Mark Annual Diaper Drive, Easter Egg Candy Collection, &  World Hunger Piggy Banks


Diaper Donation: Thank YOU. Even in these unusual COVID-19 times, with quarantine and stay-at-home edicts, Social Ministry gratefully received diapers, diapers, and more diapers, of all children’s sizes for a total of 613 diapers. Additionally we received $150 in monetary donations to purchase even more diapers for New Hope Ministry, HACC and TenderCare.  Thank you all for your continued generosity and support!


Piggy Banks: For all of you who emptied your pockets and purses and loose change trays  and/or donated money to the Sunday School Lutheran World Relief Piggy Bank project, THANK YOU! You can never tell how much loose coin there is until you try to divide it up into coffee cans for counting purposes.  Counters gathered on Sunday, July 19, after worship, to count all of the coins and other donations received for a grand total of just over $1,500. You can see what the Sunday School children have designated for the Lutheran World Good Gifts on another page of this newsletter. Thank you to the counting kids: Marcus Lobaugh, Morgana Lobaugh, Abby Shermeyer, Noah Shermeyer and some kids at heart, Amy and Tony Shermeyer, Karen Feeser, Amanda Stuckey and Martha Lobaugh.

PROVIDE-A-LUNCH (PAL)

Team #3 will be serving at HACC on August 23rd. 

We are so grateful to all of our PAL volunteers who provide such a wonderful ministry as they represent St. Mark in our community. PAL is the one community meal that is served every day free to anyone who is hungry all 365 days a year. Our three teams rotate covering the fourth Sundays of every month, serving a nourishing meal to all who enter the dining room of HACC. If you are interested in helping with any of our PAL teams, please call 717-637-8904.

Choir & Treble Bells Practices 

Bells practice will be held on Sundays immediately after the worship service. Choir practice restart date is TBD.

Sunday School Choir

 

Martha Lobaugh, our organist, has gathered our youth to create an awesome choir, with beautiful singing as well as saxophone, cello, and trumpet accompaniments. 

 

Youth choir practices are postponed until a future month.

 

We look forward to including more youth music in our Sunday worship as the children progress. 

God's Global Barnyard


Here is the List of this year’s gifts given to Lutheran World Relief Hunger Program as designated by the Sunday School class and with your help in raising the $1500.00:


   110 Chicks: When chicks grow up to become chickens, their eggs not only provide an ongoing supply of protein-rich meals — they can also help start a small business and generate a steady source of income.


    2 Roosters: Addition of a rooster to the chicken coop, and the farm grows! More chickens on the farm mean more eggs to eat and sell at the market.


    A Herd of Goats: Limited space to graze? Dry land? This is the goat’s time to shine. Goats can go where other animals can’t, surviving in some of the world’s most challenging terrain and unreliable climates. Fresh milk from a goat provides daily nutrition for children and their families. What’s more, goats are incredibly quick to reproduce, and they provide an opportunity for families to pass the gift on to others.


    2 Piglets: One little piggy couldn’t be a bigger lifesaver. This gift is a source of natural fertilizer, helping a family’s crops grow tall and strong. If needed, taking a pig to the marketplace is like cashing out a savings account. The funds can be used to pay school fees for children or cover an emergency trip to the clinic.


    1/5 share towards the purchase of a cow: One dairy cow can produce a few gallons of milk each day. We know that milk “does a body good,” providing a calcium-packed source of nutrition for growing children. A family can start a small business selling extra milk, cheese, yogurt, butter and more. With food, funds and fertilizer, the gift of a cow has got it all.


    4 Honeybee Hives: These busy bees didn’t get their reputation as hard workers for nothing! Honeybees provide honey to eat and beeswax to transform into handcrafted soaps and candles, allowing a farmer to start a small business selling their products. And as an added bonus, these little bees boost crop growth on the farm by pollinating plants everywhere they go.


    1 Honeybee Hive and Vegetable Garden Combo: Start with a shared plot of land and soil, add drought-resistant seeds, and top it off with the gift of honeybees. The result? Plenty of tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, beans and other vegetables to go around. Extra produce and honey can be sold for income and reinvested to help a community expand their garden.


    3 Solar Powered Lanterns: In sub-Saharan Africa, only 25% of rural households have access to electricity. Without lighting, it’s difficult for children and families to read, study or complete other household tasks without burning costly fuel and breathing in dangerous fumes. A portable, solar-charged lantern is a perfect solution. Let that little light shine!


    1 Fruit Tree Farm: Special varieties of fruit trees are known to thrive in the driest of conditions. These low-maintenance trees are an investment in the community that can span generations, protecting the soil from erosion and providing nutritious fruit to children and adults alike.


    5 Mosquito nets: In many places around the world, just one bite from an infected mosquito can transmit malaria and lead to serious illness or death. A mosquito net can protect those most at risk — especially small children and older adults — from this life-threatening disease.


    6 Clinic visits for a child: Getting a child to the clinic when she or he feels sick or needs a checkup is critical. This gift can make sure families don’t have to choose between life-saving healthcare and food for the family by covering the cost of a clinic visit and offering peace of mind.


    3 Vaccinations for a child: More than 4,000 children die each day from diseases such as measles, polio, tetanus and tuberculosis — all of which can be prevented with vaccines. Immunizing a child is one of the best ways to make sure that he or she stays healthy — and the family avoids the medical costs associated with treating these illnesses — for years to come.


    5 Blankets: Share love and warmth with a survivor in the aftermath of a disaster or emergency with the gift of a blanket — a gift that provides comfort, rest and a reminder that someone cares.


    5 Bibles for growing churches: Share the message of God’s love. Support fast-growing Lutheran churches with Bibles — sometimes in brand-new translations — and support God's people around the world as they study and share the word.


    Feed 50 people at a soup kitchen: Whether people are looking for refuge from the streets or a little extra help to get by, a warm meal and a seat at the table can go a long way. Your gifts help support soup kitchens across the country as they serve up meals to people in need.


Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Good Gifts / God’s Global Barnyard

Your gifts support work in 77 nations around the world.

 

Every project in every community starts with listening. We believe that our congregations, companion churches and partners know their communities best. That’s why they identify the needs and priorities in their communities, as well as the solutions they believe will make the biggest impact. These gift items are from projects currently supported through different churchwide ministries. The projects have been planned by our partners — meaning that each community receives exactly the kind of support it needs and none of what it doesn’t. 

 

Donations can be made directly through your congregation’s offering or sent directly to the ELCA Good Gifts, Evangelical Lutheran Church

in America P.O. Box 1809 Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

St. Mark Book Club


April’s Book Club will be rescheduled to a future date. But go ahead and read the book: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Enjoy and get ready for our meeting.


Graduate Information


Do you have a family member or know of someone that is graduating this Spring? If so, please forward that information to us by either calling the church at 717-637-8904 or emailing pastor at prkirk129@gmail.com so that we can share it in a future newsletter as we remember to honor all of this year’s graduates.

Tea at St. Mark

To properly prepare and give all the opportunity to purchase tickets ($15), the May 3rd, Spring Tea will be postponed until a future date. We will be brewing up a new event date soon, so keep watch.

New Time for Bingo...

Normally held on the first Monday each month at 1:45pm fat Utz Terrace with Bingo! These events are postponed. Check back here for our Bingo restart date.

Prayer Squares

Many of us at St. Mark enjoy yarn—buying it, using it, knitting, crocheting, you name it! Since we have a sewing group, it seemed like a great idea to have a yarn group. We have different donation opportunities and project ideas. 

 

Currently, the Prayer Square project led by Jo Kuhns is doing great! The baskets at the Willow Street entrance and the Fellowship Hall door are needing regular restocking so they are definitely being distributed. Please feel free to take one for yourself or take several squares to give to those who might need them. Patterns, yarn, needles, and hooks are available in the basket in the office hallway. 

Thank you, Jo Kuhns, for heading this new project!

St. Mark 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 August, we are given the opportunity to contribute to Hanover Area Council of Churches – Ruth’s Harvest, the program which makes sure the elementary school kids that rely on daily meals at school also have some meals for the weekends.

     

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 Ruth's Harvest or August Designated Giving on your check or the “other” line of any of our weekly offering envelopes.   


Please remember 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.

Ruth's Harvest - 2020

Ruth's Harvest has started again for another school year. Ruth’s Harvest is a weekend food program operated by HACC that supplements needs for elementary school children that are fed at school breakfast and lunch programs but would normally go lacking on the weekends. So we help supply them with bags of food to carry home for the weekends. Church teams throughout the area come together to do the work. St. Mark has a team that helps sort food that is delivered to the storage rooms and also a team that packs bags for kids to take home. We could use additional helpers this year in both groups. Simply contact Martha Lippy if you can help sort or Pastor Kirk to help pack at any of the coming dates at the Methodist Church on Middle Street. There is no special skill or training needed, just willingness to help. The schedule for the coming year is shown below. Ruth’s Harvest School Year Schedule of our two teams that volunteer to help:


                                  Tuesdays 9:00AM                         Thursdays 6:00pm

                                   Sort the Food                                Pack the Bags       

                                    N/A                                                April 23rd and April 30th being rescheduled

                                    N/A                                                        May 28th being rescheduled

  

Winter Treats

Spring is here and, yes, pastries and cool drinks are back on the table!  When we return to weekend services, we will again be able to sign-up . A new signup sheet will be posted, ready and waiting for you!  As you know, with the pastries and drinks returning, all the host(s) have to do is set up and table before worship; then, clean up after fellowship time.

 

When the signup sheet is available, please do your best to pick a date (and sign up) as soon as possible. Contact Barb Baublitz with any questions (717-637-9076). 

St. Mark Eats is Postponed

Next Date is TBD


We all long to return to our favorite restaurants and socialize over a good meal, but that is going to be a little longer wait. To be safe and healthy, we must remain safe at home. In keeping with the CDC guidelines we will NOT be meeting on April 7th at Red Lobster. We hope to be back to our regular schedule as soon as we can. Just watch for more details in the month ahead. 

Coloring Book Group

The Adult Coloring Group which normally meets on Tuesdays, from 10:00am to 12:00 noon in the Bible Study/Sewing Room will again meet at a future date.

 

When we resume our spring/summer twice monthly schedule, we will post the meeting dates.

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.

Bible Study

Our study of the book of Nehemiah, held in the Bible Study room on Friday mornings from 10:30am – 12 Noon will resume when we are again able t omeet.

 

To join us, no experience necessary- we even provide the Bibles if you need one. The class is filled with fellowship and learning and is ready for anyone to come and be a part of it – yes, even you!

 

Come and spend some time learning about this fascinating gospel. No experience necessary. We even provide the Bibles if you need one. The class is filled with fellowship and learning and is ready for anyone to come and be a part of it.

St. Mark Pre-School News


With Appreciative Thanks: the St. Mark Preschool offers their gratitude for all the members who took the time to pick up the items on our Fall wishlist. Almost all the items were donated, saving us the resources to seek to better our program and meet the needs of our neighbor children and families. One item we can and still will always need, especially this year, is tubs of disinfectant wipes that kill 99.9% virus droplets. If you find and can donate them, please just drop them off at the church office. Thanks again for all your support, Allison Wentz, Director

Please Let Us Know


Hospitals DO NOT call:  If you know that you are going in or that someone else is going into the hospital and would like a visit, please be sure to call the office or inform the pastor. With the new HIPAA laws, the hospital cannot contact us with information unless you particularly request it or contact the church yourself. So please pass on to us any information that you may be able to share.


Around Our Community and the Synod

Calendar of Events for Hanover Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Hanover

            

Upcoming Community events and Synod Activities are being rescheduled.


Volunteer Opportunities: Our Hanover Area Council of Churches (HACC) has a plethora of volunteer opportunities for anyone looking for that little something extra in their lives! There are even some part-time employment opportunities!  Please contact HACC 717-633-6353 for more information about PAL; driving needs; substitutes; clothing bank sorters, organizers, baggers, cashiers; Meals-On-Wheels drivers and runners; Changing Lives shelter staff; receptionist needs.

Want to Volunteer? Have a passion for giving? We would love to have you on one of our teams.


We need folks who are interested in helping our church grow and attract families who want to hear and learn about the message of Jesus Christ.


You need not be member of our congregation.


We recognize that many people want to try something before they are comfortable returning to it. We agree. You do not need to commit to a lengthy term of assistance. You can join for a single event to try it out.


Contact the church office (contact info below on the page footer).