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 through adults.

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, 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 With One Voice hymnal supplement. We also may include in the handouts or bulletins parts of the red Evangelical Lutheran Worship or other materials as needed.







Hymns for April


  April 2 Palm Sunday

     LBW 108 All Glory, Laud, and Honor

     WOV 661 My Song Is Love Unknown  vss. 1-3 &7

     LBW 26 Prepare the Royal Highway


  April 9 Easter Sunday

     LBW 151 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

     LBW 143 Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds

     LBW 135 The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done vss. 1,2,5


  April 16 2nd Sunday after Easter

     LBW 131 Christ Is Risen! Alleluia!

     WOV 675 We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight

     WOV 722 Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises


  April 23 3rd Sunday after Easter

     LBW 140 With High Delight Let Us Unite

     WOV 743 Stay with Us

     WOV 674 Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen


  April 30 4th Sunday after Easter

     WOV 780 What a Fellowship, What a Joy Divine

     LBW 456 The King of Love My Shepherd Is  vss.


     LBW 410 We Give Thee but Thine Own

     LBW 352 I Know that My Redeemer Lives!  vss. 1,2,7





















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. 

Callof DIrector of Music,  Melinda Elnaggar at the church for more information

Trinity Choir

Through group practices and individual instrustions 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. 






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. 


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

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 hold 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 teadch them the Bible stories of God. 


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






What is FISH?


-- Calling All Parents and Calling All Youth -- 


“Fun In Serving Him” Youth Club… All you young fish, please spread the word and plan to jump into the tank and have fun! 


Events and ideas are always welcome inf interested please talk with Karen Feeser, 717-698-3535.

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 - Gospel of Luke


From 11:00am to 12 noon on Fridays. we are studying the Gospel of Luke. Bibles and study materials are provided. 

No experience is necessary!

All Are Welcome!



St. Mark

Coloring Book


A Coloring Group


Interested in a Coloring Book Group for all ages. There is no charge and the events are open to the public. Please join us for fun, conversation, and creativity!


Benefits of Coloring for Adults:

    *    Builds concentration

    *    Builds visual perception skills

    *    Relaxing/relieves stress

    *    Encourages creativity

    *    Develops fine eye-hand coordination


Call for more information and the next event.




A Book Club


Many of us enjoy reading so why not start a book club here at St. Mark? 


We are hoping to start the club soon, but need to know exactly who is interested and what books the group would like to read and discuss. Please call the church for suggestions and information.