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Last Updated 7/16/2018

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

July 22, 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: Lindsey Crawford and Karen Cramer


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


BULLETINS today are given in memory of Tex Hargest, who passed away two years ago on July 23rd.  Sponsored by Janel Hargest and family.


THIS SUNDAY, July 22                                          NEXT SUNDAY, July 29

  9:00 am – HOPE Worship                                          9:00 am – Worship Service

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




Wednesday – Yoga 5:30 pm


PASTOR STEVE will be on vacation from July 23rd – July 29th.  If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact a member of Church Council for on-call pastor information.



Volunteers, please sign up in the music room to furnish prelude music or anthems, solos or duets, etc. during the summer time. Sign-up sheet is on the music stand by the door of the music room.  Questions? See Erin or Marlene.  The orchestra is scheduled to play for the two outdoor services.  July 8th and August 26th.


Women of the church’s July picnic at Clair Sterner’s woods is scheduled for Tuesday, July 24th.  This is an intergenerational event and all are welcome.   Drink and utensils are furnished, attendees bring food if they can, or just come and join a relaxing evening of food and fellowship. Come when you can, any time after 5:30 pm and stay until dusk.  You may want to bring a lawn chair.   The address is 1918 Beck Mill Rd. almost at the corner of Beck Mill and Grand Valley Roads.


Lutheran Women’s Church Convention is on August 18th at St. Paul in Carlisle.  Women from St. B’s will be traveling to the convention on this day.   Please sign up to get more information if you would like to come along.


ANNUAL WOMEN’S RETREAT will be held at beautiful Camp Hebron, November 2 and 3.  Information about this event is on the shelf in the hallway.  If you have questions, call Edna Sterner, 717-637-5722 or Marlene Shilling, 717-637-0185.


THE ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DRIVE for SpiriTrust Lutheran is from July 1st through September 15th.  Eileen Becker and Edna Sterner, your representatives, will collect your donations.  Reserve the date of September 15th for “The SpiritFest” (formerly Anniversary Days.)  St. Bartholomew members are again responsible for serving the lunch, starting at

10:30 am.  Contact your representatives if you are available to help.  It is a fun day!


FREE FAITH YOGA 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.  Class is on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm.


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.


JULY’S SPECIAL ENVELOPE OFFERING will benefit “For the Love of a Veteran”.  Their mission is to help those who selflessly protect us every day.  They are here to give aid and raise funds for Military families in need and homeless Veterans.  They also aim to raise awareness and help in the fight against PTSD. 


SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM During the summer we will be collecting specific menu items each Sunday for the Summer Lunch Program. Below are the items assigned to us for July:                      18 oz. jar of peanut butter   12-18 oz. box of Rice Krispies cereal

                        64 oz. Apple Juice                   15 oz. can of baked beans


These items may be placed in the baskets at the rear of the church. All donations will be greatly appreciated.



PAL – Ketchup, Salad Dressing- Ranch, Italian or French, Coffee, Dish washing soap

Clothing Bank – Bath towels, Hand towels, Family size toiletries

Changing Lives Shelter – Boxers sizes XL to 3X, Tee Shirts – XL to 3X, Shorts/Joggers – XL                                    to 3X, Deodorant Woman/Men - Solid

Ruth’s Harvest – (All single serving size, please!) Entrees and drinks expiration date after                                                                       9/2018





Longview (Manchester, MD):  Janice Kneller

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, 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, Hope & Wesley, Ruth Gunnell, Joe Moxley, Donald Sterner, Sarah Iafrate, Ned Sterner, Chasidy Gladfelter, Donna Spaide, Kim Shultz, Vicki Creamer, Faye Gobrecht, Cole Stremmel, RJ, Kyle & Jamison Noel, Harlan Markle, Gordie Sager, Ryan Miller, Jack Shaffer, Brandi Avery, Vicki Gobrecht, Sharon Krumrine, Paul Schaum, Carroll Wilson and Ida Butler.

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

 22 – Emily Beyer


Cade Baumgardner

Liz Mickley

 29 – Deb Leppo

Faye Gobrecht

Carson Trone

Amy Gobrecht

   5 – Carl Bachman

Sadira Stallings

Rachel Kaintz

Erin Gobrecht

 12 – Faye Gobrecht

Kaili Miller

Noah Kuhn

Judy Mummert


Worship Sound

Children’s Message     (during sermon)

Children’s Time

22 – Liz Kielley

Pat Berwager

Lindsey Crawford and Karen Cramer

29 – Barry Berwager

Kelly Kuhn

Amy Wetzel and Kelly Kuhn

  5 – Shaun Saltzgiver

Pastor Steve

Tara Bryan and Emily Beyer

12 – Brad Neiderer

Wendy Fritz

Chris Myers and Diane Buvia



Greeter Ministry:  July – Paul & Sue Krumrine Family       August – Carl and Glenn Gobrecht




OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Tues. and Weds. 7:30 am – 2:30 pm     Fri. 7:30 am – 12:30 pm. 









We will be using a 4-week worship series called FAITH@HOME.

This series encourages Christians to express their faith not only

in church and in the world but especially in their home.


The home is where growing in faith occurs.


July 22         The Home is a Seminary

July 29         The Home is a Trauma Center

August 5      The Home is a Filling Station

August 12    The Home is a Safe Place



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