News & Announcements

Last Updated 8/18/2019

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

August 18, 2019 Announcements


WELCOME REGISTER On each pew is a blue covered welcome register. PLEASE open it and enter the information on the paper pad. Pass it on! This is a great way to welcome and greet each of the worshippers in your pew.


CHILDREN’S TIME After the Children’s Message, the children (Kindergarten age and under) will be invited to go to a classroom with attendants. They will return to the sanctuary during the Offertory Response. Attendants today: Outdoor



THIS SUNDAY, August 18                                      NEXT SUNDAY, August 25

SON Celebration Breakfast                                            9:00 am – Worship/Communion

  9:00 am – HOPE Worship/Outdoor                                    10:30 am – Magician and Pizza

11:00 am – All Church Picnic                                      No Sunday School

No Sunday School                                                                                                                                                                                                                       




Monday – 175th Celebration Comm. 7:00 pm

Wednesday – Yoga 5:30 pm

Thursday – Yoga 9:00 am

Saturday – Special Choir Practice 9:00 am, Carl Gobrecht’s Funeral 11:00 am



condolences to the family and friends of Carl Gobrecht, who passed away on August 10th.  Please keep his family in your prayers.


2020 Budget ITEMS Reminder to all Committees to submit to Glenn Gobrecht all budget items for next year as soon as possible.


SAVE THE DATE Please mark your calendars! 175 Year celebration events you will not want to miss! 


Sunday, August 25th Celebrating 175 YEARS Worship Service followed by a Celebration of our Children with Amazing Magic by Eddy Ray and pizza. Saturday

Oct. 19th Family Festival (2:00 – 6:00 pm) - Music by Shippensburg Blaskapelle and family activities at the pavilion.

Sunday, Nov. 10th  - Guest Pastor – Rev. Arthur Grahe 

            3:00 pm concert by Silver, Wood and Ivory. 

Please join us at these events and invite your friends and neighbors. See you there!

PLEASE if you have not signed up to see the magician, it is important to sign up today. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME! This is very helpful for planning and purchasing food.  


Choir members and any volunteer singers, please come to a rehearsal on Saturday morning, August 24th, 9:00 am at the church to prepare for the special August 25th service of celebration.  Karen Bureau, an internationally acclaimed singer who has retired to Hanover will be here to sing an anthem with us. We will rehearse with her.  If this is a date you cannot make, see Marlene to rehearse another time. 


Choir and musical activities resume Senior choir and bell choir are invited to a picnic in the church pavilion on Wednesday, September 11 beginning at 5:30 pm.  This is a soup and salad and covered dish picnic.   There will be a signup sheet in the hallway.


Children’s choir will resume under the direction of Abbey and Sam Jemison and that will take place on Sundays at 11:15 am near the end of Sunday school. All the children first grade through sixth are invited to attend. The preschoolers will have music time with Karen Cramer and Joanne Brumgard during their lesson time.


Formal rehearsal for adult choir - 6:30 pm, and bell choir - 7:30 pm will resume on Wednesday, September 18th.


Orchestra rehearses 10:15 am in the fellowship hall on Sundays.  All instrumentalists are invited to attend this very brief rehearsal.


WENTZ MEETING HOUSE, 386 St Bartholomew’s Road, Hanover, will again host Cannon’s Land Blue Grass Band on Sunday, September 15th at 4:00 pm.  There is no charge for the concert.   A free will offering will be taken. 


175 Acts of Kindness During our 175 Year Celebration let’s try to make the world a better place and share God’s love with an act of kindness. Whether it is an act of kindness that we have received, or one that we have done, or even one that we have seen. It doesn’t have to be anything big or cost any money. Something simple as a smile or friendly word can change someone’s day. Please share your experience! Please write your Act of Kindness down and clip on the board in rear of sanctuary. Our goal is 175 acts of kindness, one random act at a time.


CENTERING PRAYER at St. David’s Lutheran, Wednesdays 6:15 – 7:15 pm through August 28th.  Centering Prayer is a practice of sitting in silence as a way to listen for and be aware of God’s presence.  Over time, the practice trains the mind to consent to God’s presence and rest attention there.  All are welcome to participate and no prior experience with this prayer form is necessary.  You will learn and practice together.


FREE CHRISTIAN YOGA CLASSES St. Bartholomew's offers free yoga to our members and everyone in our community.  The instructor, Carrie, integrates a Christian spiritual intention throughout the exercise so that the class also brings a peaceful, insightful experience.  Classes are on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm and Thursdays at 9:00 am.


ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DRIVE for the SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg Auxiliary has begun and will run until September 21, 2019, during the celebration of SpiritFest.  Along with the annual fundraising drive, the Auxiliary will be incorporating fundraisers through the year.  Proceeds from the annual fundraising drive will be used toward repairs to the walking trail located at the Village at Gettysburg.  Please see Edna Sterner to make a donation.

THRIVENT SERVICE PROJECT we are collecting packages of baby or adult wipes and disinfectant wipes during the month of August.  These will be distributed throughout our community.  Please place them in the basket located in the overflow area or in the container that will available at the pavilion during the Son Celebration weekend.  Thanks!


SCHOOL KITS As you shop for your children’s school supplies, pick up a few of these items for our school kits.   Each year the Women of the Church collect items to make school kits for Lutheran World Relief.   These are given out mostly in third world countries.  Right now school items are on sale.   If you are moved to share in this way, now is the time to shop!  You may pick up items for a whole kit, or individual items.  The contents are listed below. Edna Sterner has been making the backpacks.  Any volunteer sewers, please see her for instructions to help sew the back packs.  Following is a list of needed items:


4 - 70 sheet notebooks 8/10 (no loose-leaf paper)                  1 - Blunt scissors

5 - unsharpened pencils #2 with erasers                                 1 - Pencil sharpener

5 - ball point pens (blue ink – no gel)                                     1 - eraser 2 1/2" size

1 - box 16 or 24 crayons        

1 - 30-centimeter ruler (centimeters on one side, inches on the other)

Back packs will be made by volunteers.  There will be baskets in the hallways to place items.

We have two $250 gift cards from Thrivent to use for these school kit projects. Thank you Thrivent!



PAL Dish Washing Soap, Mayonnaise

Clothing Bank Full & Queen Size Sheets, men's and lady’s deodorant, shaving cream & razors

Changing Lives Shelter Flip Flops, Boxers M, L & XL

Ruth’s Harvest(All single serving size, please!) Entrees and vegetables expiration date after 9/2019


HELPING HANDS MINISTRY This ministry provides care, support and many services to our church family who are in need. If you are in need of assistance, please read the list of services posted on our bulletin boards. Examples of services provided are small home repairs, limited yard work, picking up prescriptions, transportation to appointments and much more. All you need to do is contact the church secretary if you or another member needs assistance. If you are interested in being a volunteer for this ministry, see Judy Mummert.












Homewood: Eileen Grothey and Phyllis Frock

Hanover Hall: Ida Butler, Mildred Raubenstine, Pat Wentz 

The Brethren Home: Shelva Laughman

Hanover Hospital: Julia Mummert

At Home:  Karen Brown, Robyn Duppins, Cindy, Lori Shaffer,  Jim Krumrine, Larry Bixler, Cynthia Waters, Marlene Redding, Harold Krumrine, Harold Bachman, Gladys Wildasin, Deb Sponseller, Cindy Graybill,  Lindsey Crawford, Leiland Smtih, Amber Shaw, Katlyn Stremmel, Danielle Stislicki, Alan Sterner, Marleigh Myers,  Joe Moxley, Donna Spaide, Kim Shultz, Gordie Sager, Ryan Miller, Brandi Avery, Gordon Shank, Nevin & Daryl Raubenstine, Janice Kneller, Carson Giggard, Leurenna Myers, Rodney Sponseller, Sheila Ireland and grandchild, Bev Morningstar, Lisa Dickensheets, Amy Beckman, Mary Gobrecht, Alena Szabo, Mary Slezosky, Jaimie Accaridi, Dale Grimm, William Wolf, Gary Waltman, Sheila Raubenstine, Richard Brumgard,  Rev. Russell Clark, Rev. Miller, Elizabeth Flickinger and Holly Owings.  In the military service: Marcus Gobrecht, Mark Reever, Joshua Mummert, Alex Berwager and Doug Shaffer.


ADDRESS CHANGE Eileen Grothey has a new address and phone number:

Homewood, 425 Westminster Ave. Rm. 2223 (Creekside), Hanover PA  17331.  Phone Number: (717) 451-8029




Worship Assistant

Scripture Reader


Screen Presenter

18 – Faye Gobrecht




25 – DeAnn Books

Melissa Foreman

Ethan Foreman

Liz Mickley

  1 – Donald Sterner

Diane Buvia

Mikenna Avery

Erin Porter

  8 – Toni Null

Paul Krumrine

Abbey Jemison

Judy Mummert


Worship Sound

Children’s Message     (during sermon)

Children’s Time

18 – Outdoor

Wendy Fritz


25 – Brad Neiderer

Amy Gobrecht

Lindsey Crawford and Karen Cramer

  1 – Brian Butters

DeAnn Books

Chris Myers and Diane Buvia

  8 – Barry Berwager

Deb Leppo

Ruth Neiderer and Heather Bair


Greeter Ministry:  August – Glenn Gobrecht         September – Wendy Fritz


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  • Hanover Area Council of Churches
  • The Lower Susquehanna Synod
  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
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