The Foundations of St. Mark's Lutheran Church
St. Mark’s Church, founded in 1879, is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in service to Hampstead and people around the world. Our purpose as God’s people is to:
- Glorify God through worship and in our daily lives.
- Grow in our relationship with God and one another through learning and fellowship.
- Go into the world serving God by serving people.
Worship is offered on Sunday morning throughout the year, with special services during the season of Lent. Holy Communion is celebrated at all our Sunday worship services. All baptized Christians are invited to share in Communion. A children’s message is included in the Contemporary service. Nursery care is provided at both services.
St. Mark’s is air conditioned and there is plenty of parking in our lot behind the church building. When you park in the lot, you may enter the building through the set of doors furthest to your right, then up the steps where a warm welcome awaits you. Signs are also posted to help you find the sanctuary, the rest rooms and the nursery among other places.
There are handicap spaces in the front and in the back of the church. The North Main Street entrance has a handicap ramp but parking spaces are limited. The back of the church also has handicap spaces. You would enter through the double doors and walk in through the social hall. There is an elevator available down the hall.
For those who desire it, when there is a fifth Sunday in a month, our worship focus for the day is Intercessory prayer and Healing. Anointing with oil and a special prayer by Pastor Carr is offered after communion.
Church offices are located in the parish house, just north of the church building. The office managers’ hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, except Wednesday