The Autumn edition of the Messenger is here.

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A Word From Our Pastor

Thanks for stopping in! St. Mark is an inter-generational suburban congregation whose mission is to "share Christ's truth with joy." We do this through sharing our gifts - food, talents, music (lots of each of these) - for the good of our neighbors. We are blessed to be part of God's mission in Greater Hartford for the last 128 years.

This year's church theme, for 2014-2015, is Faith That Moves Mountains based on Jesus' teaching about Prayer in Mark. "Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them." (Mark 11:23) Each week, the church is GIVING money away to help move a mountain in the world.  Every Sunday, someone volunteers to receive $20 to put toward overcoming an obstacle or pursuing a positive opportunity to put action behind our prayers.  So far, the mountains we have helped move since mid-September include providing scholarships for kids to go to camp, helping kids and families eat through Feeding America, helping relieve damages and bills due to fire and cancer for a local family, and providing funds for the Naubuc School Backpack program. 

We are honored to work with our neighbors near and far to do good in God's world!

Some of our community partners include Goodness Korean Methodist Church, Narcotics Anonymous, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, a Diabetes' support group, a series of Cuantos Puntos concerts, Music-Makers recitals, MACC shelter in Manchester, and three ESL Classes through Vernon Regional Education.

I have the joy of partnering with a dedicated staff and gifted congregation to follow Jesus by celebrating God's work in our lives and seeking healing and renewal for creation, particularly for those who are most vulnerable. 

I hope you can join us in our reflection, questioning, pondering, searching, and rejoicing.

Youth Updates

ChristaHi, I'm Christa Conway, the youth minister at St. Mark! The tough, confusing, and exciting years of middle school and high school are a time when friendship and community are a much needed and embraced part of life. These years are also a period of getting to know what our faith means to us, and how we can connect to God in this crazy life we live in 2014. In the St. Mark youth group, we provide opportunities of social events (bowling, game nights, etc) and service events (volunteering at Foodshare in Wethersfield and MACC in Manchester, having a bake sale for Typhoon relief, etc). We get together to feel the awesome sense of community that results from putting our faith into action! Join us!

Happy Autumn!! My favorite season is here, and it is hard to believe it is already October. There are exciting things brewing for St. Mark Youth and Friends in the upcoming months!

Read more: Youth Update

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Buy gift cards for things you already spend money on. You can download an order form and use the enrollment code: L9134DFL32694. You can also contact Linda O. for more information.


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Volunteer 

Interested in helping to prepare meals and/or
spend the night at the MACC Shelter? Contact Julie Thompson.

 

Contact Info

The Lutheran Church of Saint Mark
75 Griswold Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

(860) 633-1188
Email Office Manager
Email Pastor Lydia

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