About Us

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

At 10:20am on Sunday, this begins with a social time of coffee and donuts followed by classes for all ages.

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.  

What We Believe

As a church of the Lutheran reformation, we hold that we are baptized members of the church of Christ, responding in faith to the call of the Holy Spirit through the Gospel. This congregation stands in all faithful means upon the inspired Word of God written in the canonical Old and New Testaments. Additionally we accept the Apostles’, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds and the unaltered Augsburg Confession of 1530 as true declarations of the faith and teachings of this congregation.

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.

What's New?

Wondering what's going on at St. Mark Lutheran Church? Well have no fear! We are here to fill you in on everything that is happening within the walls and outside the walls! We hope that you will join us in everything new that is happening around the church. 

Browse to the Ministry pages to see additional events coming up.

Remainder of 2018

Thanks to those who donated Diapers for area agencies.

We collected over $684 for the Lutheran World Relief Barnyard of Animals. Learn how the children decided to spend the funds to help others -- go to the Christian Education Ministry page.

May 13th is Mother's Day with our youth leading worship! Please join us for this special service at 9:00am. The Evangelism Ministry page has all the details.

June 16th is our annual Church Picnic!

July 23-27 is Vacation Bible School--  Shipwrecked--Rescued by Jesus!  Details may be found on our Christian Education page.  Registration forms are now available.

September 8th we're having a Block Party with entertainment, games, food and Dairy Dan!  Check out Evangelism for more information!

October 13th - Blessing of the Pets. More details on the Evangelism page. Join us for this fun event. Bring your "little buddy" to get him, her,or it a special blessing.

Hero Appreciation Sunday is October 14th.  Check out Evangelism for details.

October 29th - 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Get the details on the Evangelism Ministry page. 

We found an organist! Go to the Worhsip & Music page to learn more.

Related Links

Hanover Area Council of Churches

Lower Susquehanna Synod

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Links to Children, Youth, and Family Resources