News & Announcements

Last Updated 1/20/2018

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

January 21, 2018 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:  Amy Wetzel and Kelly Kuhn


MEMBERS AND VISITORS are invited for a time of tasty refreshments and casual conversation downstairs in the fellowship hall following worship.


THIS SUNDAY, January 21                       NEXT SUNDAY, January 28

  9:00 am – Worship Service/Comm.                9:00 am – HOPE Worship

10:30 am – Sunday School                             10:30 am – Sunday School

11:15 am – Children’s Choir 1st Grade +        11:15 am – Children’s Choir 1st Grade +

11:30 am – HOPE Practice                             11:00 am – Visit to Bethel AME

                                                                          6:00 pm – Confirmation Class at St. B’s     

THIS WEEK                                                         

Monday           Visioning Meeting 7:00 pm

Tuesday           Women of ELCA at Homewood 1:00 pm

Wednesday     Yoga 5:30 pm, Choir 6:30 pm, Bells 7:45 pm


OFFERING ENVELOPES Don’t forget to pick up your offering envelopes located on a table in the back of the overflow room.  Thanks!


VISIT TO BETHEL AME On January 28th after our worship at St. Bartholomew's, we are planning to take a group of people to visit and worship with Bethel AME in York at 11:00 am.  After worship at Bethel, you are also welcome to a fellowship luncheon at the church.  If you would like to go with us we could carpool.  Please let Pastor Steve know if you are going.  Thanks!


annual reports year-end committee reports need to be given to the office by the end of January.  Thank you!


REPRESENTATIVES NEEDED We are in need of two representatives for St. Bartholomew’s for the Hanover Council of Churches Board of Directors.  Please see a council member or Pastor Steve if you are interested in representing St. B’s during the quarterly Board of Directors’ meetings.

more representatives needed Two representatives are needed to attend the Synod Assembly, Thursday, May 31st thru Saturday, June 2nd.  This is an excellent way to see and experience the larger ministries and church life of our Lower Susquehanna Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  Please let Pastor Steve know if you are interested in attending.


FREE FAITH YOGA CONTINUES St. Bartholomew's will continue to offer 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.  Class is on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm.


A Service of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held on January 28th, 3:00pm,

at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 W. Chestnut Street, Hanover, PA 17331 The speaker will be the Reverend Dr. Monica Dawkins-Smith, Conference Minister of the Central Penn Conference of the United Church of Christ.  There will also be a 150 Voice Choir, comprised of:  Member Church choirs and the Former Hanover Community Singers.


faith and family night with the Hershey Bears at the Giant Center, Hershey, PA.  Come out and enjoy an ice hockey game with the Bears on Sunday evening, March 25th at

5:00 pm.  Tickets for Lower Level seating are $20.50 each.  The deadline for purchase of tickets is Sunday, February 11th.  A sign-up sheet is located in the hallway.  If you have any questions, or to make payment, please see Shaun Saltzgiver or Allen Gobrecht.


SUPER BOWL COMPETITION To help start collecting items for the Summer Lunch Program (SLP), the SLP Committee of the participating churches are having a Super Bowl contest.  There are two containers located in the overflow area.  One represents the AFC and the other the NFC. Predict who you think will win the Super Bowel by placing the appropriate food item in one of the containers.  To pick the AFC – donate Baked Beans (15oz cans only.) To pick the NFC – donate Orange Jell-O (3oz boxes only.)  Items will be collected through February 4th.  Go Team!!!


VBS This summer St. Bartholomew’s will be hosting Vacation Bible School.  Anyone interested in helping with, or possibly help to direct VBS, please contact Faye Gobrecht or Pastor Steve.


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.




JANUARY’S SPECIAL ENVELOPE will raise money for the 2018 Synod Assembly Hunger Initiative.  Action taken at the 2017 Synod Assembly included a 2018 food packing event of up to $75,000 in meals.  To support the 2018 LSS Hunger Initiative and to help the Synod to plan for the number of meals to pack, congregations have been invited to share 2018 LSS Hunger Initiative gifts. To help with this worthy event, please place your donation in a special offering envelope with “2018 LSS Hunger Initiatives” noted in the memo line of your check during the month of January.  Together, we are feeding others as we have been fed by Christ.




PAL    Salad Dressing, Pineapple, Coffee (no flavored) & creamer, Hot Chocolate, Scalloped       Potatoes

CLOTHING BANK Men’s Socks, Warm gloves, (all sizes - no knit), Child Pull-Ups (4/5),                                  Wipes

CHANGING LIVES SHELTER    Sweats M/F-M/L/XL, Warm gloves, (all sizes - no knit),                                                       Blankets (no crochet)

RUTH’S HARVEST            All single serving please!  Entrees, Pudding, Cereal, Fruit Cups,

                                                                               Non-refrigerated Milk


Homewood: Eileen Grothey, Julia Mummert and Phyllis Frock

The Brethren Home: Shelva Laughman

Hanover Hall: Mildred Raubenstine

At Home:  Karen Brown, Robyn Duppins, Eric Collins, Cindy, Lisa Galloway,  Lori Shaffer,  Jim Krumrine, Daryl Raubenstine, Shelley Saltzgiver, Larry Bixler, Cynthia Waters,  Angie Britcher, Anita, Frieda, Mary Marrero,  Marlene Redding, Harold Krumrine, Harold Bachman, Gladys Wildasin, Deb Sponseller, Cindy Graybill,  Lindsey Crawford, Joyce Johnson, Kyle Wildeson, Leiland Smtih, Jimmy Bryan, Jeff Butler, Amber Shaw, Barb Butler, Isabella Taylor, Tammy Hall, and Katlyn Stremmel, Mara Small, Doug Deviny, Danielle Stislicki, Alan Sterner, Marleigh Myers,  Frank George, Paul Chronister, Hannah Engle, Christina Hawn, Hope & Wesley, Ruth Gunnell, Joe Moxley, Donald Sterner, Helen Renner, Sarah Iafrate, Lisa Dickensheets, Ned Sterner, Chasidy Gladfelter, Donna Spaide, Kim Shultz, Vicki Creamer, Faye Gobrecht, Cole Stremmel, RJ, Kyle & Jamison Noel, Harlan Markle and Gordie Sager.

In the military service: Ryan Baummer, Marcus Gobrecht, Shea Mumma, Mark Reever, Joshua Mummert, Alex Berwager and Doug Shaffer










Worship Assistant

Scripture Reader


Screen Presenter

21 – Carl Bachman

Deb Leppo

Kaili Miller

Amy Gobrecht

28 – Emily Beyer


Mikenna Avery

Heather Bair

  4 – Deb Leppo

Sadira Stallings

Abbey Jemison

Ruth Neiderer

11 – Faye Gobrecht

Eileen Becker

Sam Jemison

Liz Mickley


Worship Sound

Children’s Message     (during sermon)

Children’s Time

21 – Toni Null

Wendy Fritz

Amy Wetzel and Kelly Kuhn

28 – Brian Butters

Deb Leppo

Lindsey Crawford and Karen Cramer

  4 – Liz Kielley

Pastor Steve

Chris Myers and Diane Buvia

11 – Barry Berwager

Amy Gobrecht

Ruth Neiderer and Heather Bair


Greeter Ministry:      January – Dave and Carrie Hoff

                                    February – Ted and Eileen Becker

        (Greeters needed for April)



2018 WORSHIP HELPER LIST for January through June is now available in the back of the sanctuary. 


INCLEMENT WEATHER In case our worship needs to be cancelled due to weather conditions, the cancellation announcement can be found on our web page at An email will also be sent to everyone that currently receives the Newsletter by email. If you miss these announcements, you may call any council member for information or the Pastor at 717-476-9171.


Useful Links

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

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