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Last Updated 8/2/2020

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

August 2, 2020 Announcements



CONGRATULATIONS! to the Monroe S.E. Gobrecht Memorial Scholarship recipients, Abbey Jemison and Hailey Kuhn.  They met the necessary requirements of the scholarship and each received $1000.  May God guide them and bless them as they continue their education. 


INCREASING OUR AWARENESS Beginning Tuesday, August 4 at 7:00 pm, Pastor Steve will be doing a book study on the book Waking Up White by Debby Irving.  We will just do four weeks to give us a start in the book.  You may order your own copy or Pastor has four extra copies if you need one.  We will do the study by zoom.  Please let Pastor Steve know if you are interested.  Email: or 717-476-9171.


ST. B's NEW STAFF POSITION We will be receiving applications for our new position of Director of Christian Education/Volunteer Coordinator through August 16.  This is a part-time position with 15 hrs/week.  To apply,

please submit a resume to .  Please see our website for details and a job description.

Please click here to view the Job Description


PAL St. B's Coordinator Needed Our current coordinator for the PAL lunches has served in that position for our congregation for many years.  We are looking for someone who would be willing to make sure that the PAL lunch spots are covered for our congregation.  Currently there are several people who are willing to help prepare the PAL lunches, we just need someone who can be the coordinator.  If you are willing to help in that way, please let Pastor Steve know.


OUTDOOR WORSHIP at 8:30 am each Sunday in the pavilion area if weather permits.  (Any mist, drizzle/rain service will be cancelled.) Please take it upon yourself to determine the proper time for you to return to in person worship.  We recommend that you do not attend this in person service if you are feeling ill or susceptible to becoming ill due to health-related issues.  Please bring your own chair or blanket.  Social distancing (6ft) is a MUST!  Families may sit together but others please sit 6 ft. apart.  Masks would be appreciated.  Hand sanitizer and masks will be available.  The bathroom will be available in church.  Please one person using the bathroom at a time.  If you are socializing following the service it is still IMPORTANT to stay 6 ft. apart. We strongly discourage any physical contact. (Hug, handshakes, etc.) 


WORSHIP COMMITTEE We will meet on Monday, Sept. 21 at 7:00. No meeting in July or August.


Virtual Worship Service Please join us for a Zoom Virtual Service each Sunday at 9:30 am. If you were not able to join the worship service on Sunday morning, you may go to the church’s website and scroll down to video of current and archived sermons.


Joys and Concerns All members, you may e-mail prayer requests to  which will be included in the service. Please let us know if you want to share (by raising your hand on Zoom and speaking) or have someone read it for you.  Questions contact Ruth Neiderer 717-637-7938.


YOGA We will record ahead of time a new session for our yoga class each week.  It will then be available for viewing by Thursday morning.? A link for these sessions can be found on our website:


SUMMER LUNCH UPDATE No more donations are being collected for this year.   Thanks to everyone who made a donation to this program!








SCHOOL KITS Women of the Church are beginning our annual “School Kit’ collection for Lutheran World Relief.  Since August is the sale time for school items, we are asking church members and friends to contribute any of the following items that make up a kit.  The contents are listed below.  There will be a collection box under the drive thru area as well as one available during our outdoor service.

4 - 70 sheet wide-ruled notebooks  (no loose-leaf paper)                               1 - Pencil sharpener

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

5 - unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers (secure with rubber band)               1 - eraser 2 1/2" size

5 - ball point pens (blue or black ink – no gel, secure with a rubber band)   1 - box 16 or 24 crayons


Back packs will be made by volunteers. (See Edna Sterner for instructions if you are willing to help make some backpack bags)



(HACC accepts donations: Mon.-Fri. 8am-12:30pm, Saturday 8am-11am or by appointment. Call 717-633-6353 to schedule a drop-off time.)

PAL    Egg noodles, Cream of chicken soup, Canned/Fresh Carrots, Kitty Litter, Clorox, Dish   Soap,

            Salad Dressing, Ketchup, Zip Lock Sandwich Bags, Black Pepper

CLOTHING BANK    Adult toiletries

CHANING LIVES SHELTER    Volunteers 4-7 pm, Feminine Products, Body Wash, Shampoo, Conditioner,                                                                         Sanitizing Wipes w/bleach

RUTH’S HARVEST   Single serve entrees, cereal, juice boxes, snack or veggies (All single servings please!)



Homewood: Eileen Grothey and Phyllis Frock

The Brethren Home: Shelva Laughman

At Home:  Robyn Duppins, Cindy, Lori Shaffer,  Jim Krumrine, Larry Bixler, Cynthia Waters, Marlene Redding, Harold Krumrine, Gladys Wildasin, Deb Sponseller, Lindsey Crawford, Leiland Smith, Amber Shaw, Katlyn Stremmel, Danielle Stislicki, Alan Sterner, Marleigh Myers,  Joe Moxley, Donna Spaide, Ryan Miller, Brandi Avery, Daryl Raubenstine, Janice Kneller, Rodney Sponseller, Sheila Ireland, Jaimie Accaridi, Dale Grimm, Gary Waltman, Sheila Raubenstine, Rev. Russell Clark, Elizabeth Flickinger, Holly Owings, Sonya Kuhn, Brenda, Lisa. India Henry, Keri, Lory, Michael Null, Dottie Waybright, Tyler, Megan Miller, Karen Amoss, Judy Hartz, Kyle Andrew Meyer, Penny Brown, Sharon & husband, Connie, Rebecca Summers, Barry Baney, Doug Hilker, Bruce Smith, Helen Porter, Barb Butler, Janel Hargest, Eileen Becker, Ruth Gunnell, Tammy Hershey, Todd Sager, Ted Becker, Sister Mary Catherine Warehime, Caeden DelVuo, Lukas DelVuo, Patrick DelVuo, Anthony, Donna, Jeff Fritz, Amy Dayhoff, Bob Seneft, Steve Bjonnes, Mya Goss, Darlene Harbaugh, Mikenna Avery, family of Karen Brown, Logan Meyer, Stacy, Tyler, Shelley Helm and Bruce Shaffer.  In the military service: Marcus Gobrecht, Mark Reever, Joshua Mummert, Alex Berwager and Doug Shaffer. 


Useful Links

  • Nawakwa
  • Hanover Area Council of Churches
  • The Lower Susquehanna Synod
  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • My CHURCH DIRECTORY : St. Bartholomew's United Church

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