Spiritual Growth

“…that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will

in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord,

fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work

and as you grow in the knowledge of God.”   

Colossians 1:9b-10


Joining with the angels and the saints of all times and places, we raise our hearts and minds to the Lord in praise, prayer, and study. All so that we may mature in our faith journey and grow in our relationship with God.


We do this ministry of spiritual growth by:

  • Worshipping the Lord with liturgy and music that is both traditional and varied.
  • Offering and supporting prayers for each other, for the church, and for all that are in need.
  • Learning and developing the faith in classes and study for children and adults.

Weekly Bible Study

Each week, we study the Bible as a group led by Pastor Kirk. We meet on Friday mornings from 11:00am until 12:00noon.


We've recently added an online component, welcoming virtual participants via Microsoft Teams.


To join us virtually (via audio only), use the following link:






For our current supplemental materials in PDF format, please email the church office.




Worship & Music

Worship at St. Mark



The church is the assembly of all believers gathered in spiritual worship of our Lord and Savior. It is where the gospel is purely preached and the Holy Sacraments are administered according to the gospel.  


Here at St. Mark we generally follow a liturgy that flows from gathering to greeting; from confession to praise; from scripture to prayer; from offering to communion; and from blessing to sending. This liturgy is listed in the bulletins that are sitting in the pews for a season of the church year. Additional handouts are given each week that list the chosen scripture and music for the week, along with any other needed announcements.


The Lutheran church has a library of published worship materials. We routinely use the green hymnals of the Lutheran Book of Worship and the blue hymnal With One Voice to supplement. We also may include in the handouts or bulletins parts of the red Evangelical Lutheran Worship or other materials as needed.







Hymns for July



  July 7 – 7th Sunday After Pentecost

     LBW 507  How Firm A Foundation

     LBW 380  O Christ, Our Light, O Radiance True

     WOV 755  We Are All One in Mission     


  July 14 – 8th Sunday After Pentecost

     LBW 499  Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

     LBW 238  God Has Spoken by His Prophets

     LBW 495  Lead On O King Eternal


  July 21 – 9th Sunday After Pentecost

     WOV 747  Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

     LBW 429  Where Cross the Crowded Ways Of Life

     LBW 410  We Give Thee but Thine Own


  July 28 – 10th Sunday After Pentecost

     LBW 409  Praise and Thanksgiving

     LBW  235  Break Now the Bread Of Life

     LBW 221  Sent Forth by God’s Blessing




























Handbell Choir

Learn to ring and share in the music of melody. Handbells are a simple instrument to learn and we have a fun group that meets each Sunday following worship to learn and have fellowship. 

Call our Director of Music,  Melinda Elnaggar at the church for more information

Trinity Choir

Through group practices and individual instructions, Melinda Elnaggar leads our adult choir in singing new and uplifting songs throughout the year. We even have been known to have special soloists and duets join in the fun. All are welcome to come and sing along. See Melinda for more information. 






Christian Education and Learning

Vacation Bible School - VBS


Each Summer, near the end of July or beginning of August, St. Mark and St. Paul (York St.) Lutheran churches co-host a week-long Vacation Bible School for children nursery to 5th grade.


Each year's theme is picked and centered on a topic that will interest the kids and teach them the Bible stories of God. 


There is story time, music time, craft time, games, and lots of fun each year.




Please Join Us for Sunday School


Sunday School

   Nursery 10:20-11:00

   Elementary 10:20-11:20

   Middle School class 10:20-11:20

Confirmation Class with Pastor




Bible Study


From 11:00am to 12 noon on Fridays at the church and online via Microsoft Teams (audio only). Check out the link at the top of this page to join us virtually. Study materials are provided in-person. If you are joining virtually, email the church office at stmarkhanover@yahoo.com for a .pdf of materials. 

No experience is necessary!

All Are Welcome!