Our Guiding Principles:
We trust in God's Promises.
We base our work and actions on Christ's love and teachings.
We practice spiritual disciplines to be receptive to the influence of the Holy Spirit.
We welcome, nurture and respect each other.
We serve our congregation, our local community and the world.
DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WE ARE CONDUCTING SUNDAY WORSHIP, BIBLE STUDY & WEEKDAY PRAYER SERVICES ON-LINE WITH ZOOM MEETING. DETAILS ON JOINING THE MEETINGS ARE ON THE HOME PAGE OF THE WEBSITE.
In more normal times, Sunday Worship with Holy Communion is at 9:00 am, led by Pastor Cheryl Hoffman & Music Minister Martin Smith. A self-service (unstaffed) pre-school nursery room with toddler toys & a kid-sized bathroom is available during the worship service.
Weekly Fellowship - Refreshments and casual conversations follow each Sunday morning worship service.
Special worship services are held Christmas Eve, on Ash Wednesday & Wednesday evenings during Lent. Just before Easter there are special worship services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Holy Saturday. We participate in the Glastonbury Community Thanksgiving.service.
Pastor Cheryl Hoffman was called to St. Mark in the summer of 2017. Ordained in 1999, she served as Director of Youth Ministry for St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Manheim, Pennsylvania, Pastor for the Zion Lutheran Church in Marietta, Pennsylvania & contracted supply Pastor for St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Strasburg, Pennsylvania.
She delights in the privilege of walking with individuals & congregations: listening to, learning about & being a part of their stories & lives.
She also enjoys planning & leading worship and creating an atmosphere in which the Spirit can move, stretch & grow the faith of individuals & a congregation. Her companion is J, a black cat with a white spot at his throat - similar to a pastor's tab collar.
St. Mark has served the community of Glastonbury and its neighbors since 1885. The first church was on Grove Street in central Glastonbury. The second church, built on Griswold Street in 1925, is now our parish hall. The present sanctuary was constructed in 1972, and the educational wing was completed in 1993.
As a Lutheran congregation we are a part of a rich heritage and participate in a vast mission program around the world.
- We believe the Bible to be God's Inspired Word by which God guides our faith and our lives.
- We teach that humanity is saved by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
- We are centered in Christ; teaching his Word; administering his sacraments; seeking to serve him both in life and in mission.
Read our complete history here!