About Us


A Message from our Pastor


We give thanks that your life's journey has brought you here to visit with us today. Please use this opportunity to get to know us and in turn we would love to get to know you. Look around a bit and become acquainted with the diverse ministries and exicting lives of St. Mark Lutheran.


If while you are getting to know us, you have any questions, we would be happy to hear from you. Then, when you feel comfrtable, come for a personal visit. We will welcome you just as we are; in the office, at worship or duing some other ministry activity.


God has truly blessed us both with a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other and to continue together in our faith joureny. May it flourish and deepen our life as God's people.







Worship Overview

Saturday Evening Worship

Beginning at 5:30pm, this is a non-traditional service of Holy Communion and the Spoken Word.

Sunday Morning Worship

Starting at 9:00am, this worship service is a traditional service of Holy Communion.

Sunday School



Bible Study

10:20am on Sunday during the School year. 



11:00am each Friday Morning all throughout the year.





Who We Are

We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

and as such part of the Lower Susquehanna Lutheran Synod.

As one family of faith, within the entire body of Christ, we have striven to be an active Godly witness since our first worship service in 1863. As the first “English” speaking Lutheran Church in Hanover we have continued to grow in the faith. Through a war that divided our country, through World Wars and the great depression, through the surge of the technology age and into the twenty-first century we have stood as a house of the Lord in worship, in education, in community support, and worldwide relief. We are proud of that great heritage and our Lutheran foundation as we continue to serve in response to God’s love, by meeting spiritual needs, caring for the physically or spiritually sick, advocating for dignity and seeking justice for all people.  




St. Mark Vision

St. Mark is called to love as God has first loved all!

  • To accept all people as children of God, loved by the Father.
  • To seek to inspire all people to live a faithful journey of blessings.
  • To use every means possible to worship and praise the Lord in this community and beyond.
  • To be grounded in the teachings of the Lutheran faith as it applies to the 21st century.
  • To serve and love the member and the stranger equally in the peace of God.

Our Constitution

For those who want to read our church's constitution, please click this link:

Related Links

Hanover Area Council of Churches

Lower Susquehanna Synod

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Links to Children, Youth, and Family Resources