Pastor Mark Yarger, Grove Manor Chaplain
Dr. Mark H. Yarger was born and raised in a coal miner and truck driver family in Clearfield county Pa. God called him into the full-time ministry at the age of 23 while working on the railroad. He attended and graduated from Findlay College and Winebrenner Seminary. He was ordained by the West Pennsylvania Conference of the Churches of God General Conference at the Garman Church of God in 1987. He comes to Grove Manor with 30 years of Pastoral experience. He and his wife Debra of 33 years have two children and one grandchild.
The primary mission of the Chaplaincy is to attend to the spiritual dimension of the resident’s lives, and to assist them in recognizing and incorporating this dimension into the rest of their everyday lives. Our conviction is that each resident is crafted in the image of God, is brought providentially to our facility; and entrusted to our care. We are used as agents of God’s grace to assist in accomplishing His purposes in these final stages of their lives. We see the inherent glory in the aging process, and are well aware that God does some significant work in the hearts and minds and spirits of His children during this time.
Some of the programs offered to accomplish this mission are:
- Sunday School
- Sunday Church services
- Daily Devotions as a group
- Weekly Bible Study
- Visitations to the residents.
Grove Manor offers numerous Church and worship offerings. Our full-time and part-time Pastors hold weekly Sunday School followed by worship every Sunday. Throughout the week there is daily devotions lead by our Pastors. Every week a Bible Study is offered to the residents and families on scripture and various topics.
In addition to our planned offerings we have also have local Christian churches providing worship opportunities.
- Mt. Zion Baptist Church holds worship services once a month
- Catholic Communion is offered every Wednesday by the Church of the Beloved Disciple
- Catholic Rosary Prayer monthly lead by the Church of the Beloved Disciple
- Catholic Mass is held every quarter by the Church of the Beloved Disciple
- Special music and worship held monthly by the Orthodox Presbyterian Church