A bit of our history
In 1835 St. John's Evangelical was formed by Lutherans who wished to worship in German. St. Mark's Church was the
“English” church, our present sanctuary built in 1869. In 1975 the two congregations joined and chose to worship together in St.
Mark’s building. St. John’s beautiful building now houses the Bassett Health Care Center in Canajoharie.
In 2006 the waters of the Mohawk River began to rise. Before they receded the church building was flooded. While trying to dry out the building an electrical fire started damaging the back of the sanctuary. One year later we began worshipping back in our sanctuary. This was a defining event in the life of our church and we continue to give thanks to God amid the struggles in our lives, that we are grateful for all that we have and hope to share God’s love with those we encounter.
Here at St. John's and St. Mark's we use the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) hymnal which can be found in the pews. All hymns and service material can be found in those pages. If you are new to this book I would encourage you to take a few moments before service to familiarize yourself with the layout. If you need help please do not hesitate to ask your pew neighbors.
Communion is offered every Sunday, all are welcome to come and partake in the meal. Communion cards may be completed and placed in the offering plate.
Children are encouraged to attend all of our services. We have activity bags in the back of the church, for use during the church service. Please return the bags after the service. Also, there is a nursery room, adjacent to the restrooms off of the rear of the fellowship hall.
Hello, my name is Pastor Zach Labagh. It is my privilege and honor to serve as the pastor of St John’s & St. Mark’s Lutheran, and Trinity Evangelical I attended seminary at Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, PA. I was ordained in 2007, and have served in Montgomery, PA (St. John “Brick”) before accepting a call to serve these two congregations. My passion for ministry is to continue to bring the Word of God to all people, and to encourage others to share their faith lives with those they meet.
St John’s and St. Mark’s is a loving and caring community who reach out to others and in doing so serve their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in a variety of ways. We participate in various activities many which are shared on this site. I encourage you to come and worship
June 4th Pentecost/Confirmation...Passion
May 28th Discipline, Rules, Grace
May 21st Justified...
May 7th Coincidence, Challenge, Courage
April 30th Grace... the Skit Guys "Grace" is the video heard.
April 23rd- Holy Heartburn...
Easter April 16th- Darkness and Light