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A Word From Our Pastor

Thanks for stopping in! St. Mark is a Jesus-following, music-loving, peace-seeking intergenerational suburban congregation.  We live out our mission to share Christ with joy by identifying and releasing our gifts - food, talents, music - for the good of our neighbors. We are blessed to be part of God's mission in Greater Hartford for the last 129 years.

This year's church theme is Faith That Moves Mountains based on Jesus' teaching about prayer. "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.  Some of the "mountains" we have moved since mid-September include helping kids and families eat through Feeding America and the Marlborough, East Harford, and Middletown foodbanks, supporting a local family dealing with a traumatic fire, providing funds for the Naubuc School Backpack program, offering help to a church in Saweto, South Africa, and sending a young adult on a mission-service trip to build wells in Nicaragua.

We are thrilled 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.

We strive to be a community that practices grace, forgiveness, and radical hospitality, but we are definitely a work in progress!  Especially as we adjust to proclaim and embody God's word of peace in ways that resonate - and sometimes challenge! - our 21st century hyper-paced, mutli-media, consumerist way of life.  We are eager to learn and explore with you what it means to follow Jesus in 2015.

I hope you can join us in our reflection, questioning, pondering, serving, and rejoicing.  God bless you in your own faith journey!



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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.

Lively Engagement in Faith & Life.

A place where ELCA members across the nation can come for fresh, daily stories of inspiration and conversation about what it means to "live Lutheran."


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