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 & as contracted supply Pastor for St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. She enjoys the privilege of walking with individuals & congregations: listening to, learning about & being a part of their stories & lives.
She 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.
Sunday Worship with Holy Communion - 9:00 am. A self-service (unstaffed) pre-school nursery room with toddler toys & a kid-sized bathroom is available during the worship service.
Fellowship time - Refreshments and casual conversations follow each Sunday morning worship service.
Special worship services are held Christmas Eve, during Lent, on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Thanksgiving.
The Goodness Korean Methodist Church worships in our sanctuary Sundays at noon.
Sunday School - following the 9:00 AM worship service, at about 10:20,
for ages three through young adult, running through the school year.
Confirmation Classes - a two year series of twice-monthly instruction in the basics of Christian & Lutheran faith.
Bible Study - Sundays at 7 PM, September through May. This year looking at the Gospel of John, Letters from the Apostles & Revelation (on Christmas "vacation," resumes January 7, 2018).
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!