Two LGBTQ-affirming churches — one historic and one young — unite with installation of new pastor

  • Rev. Emily Scott, the new pastor of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Baltimore, underwent her Rite of Installation Sunday afternoon, Oct. 17, 2021, signifying her new role leading the congregation. The service also included a covenant signing between the historic St. Mark’s church and Dreams and Visions, a church community Scott founded in 2019. (Taylor DeVille/The Baltimore Sun/TNS)

  • Rev. Emily Scott, the new pastor of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Baltimore, underwent her Rite of Installation Sunday afternoon, Oct. 17, 2021, signifying her new role leading the congregation. The service also included a covenant signing between the historic St. Mark's church and Dreams and Visions, a church community Scott founded in 2019. (Taylor DeVille/The Baltimore Sun/TNS)

BALTIMORE — A service held Sunday at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church signifies a new partnership between one of Baltimore’s historic churches and a fledgling congregation, both rooted in LGBTQ affirmation and inclusivity, generations apart.