News & Announcements

Last Updated 5/24/2019

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

May 26, 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: Tara Bryan and Emily Beyer



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


THIS SUNDAY, May 26                              NEXT SUNDAY, June 2

  9:00 am – HOPE Worship                              9:00 am – Worship/Communion/Baptism

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 +

NO Confirmation Class                                    6:00 pm – Ice Cream Social at Wentz Mtg House



Tuesday – Women of the Church at Homewood 1:00 pm

Wednesday – Yoga 5:30 pm

Thursday – Yoga 9:00 am

Friday – Church Office summer hours begin, office closes at 12:30 pm

Saturday – Pavilion reserved 5:00 pm


PASTOR STEVE ON VACATION from May 28 – June 3.  Pastor Larry McConnell will be the on-call pastor for pastoral emergencies.  He can be reached at (717) 495-1151.


WEAR RED on June 9th for Pentecost!


TO HONOR OUR FATHERS A special Father’s Day bulletin insert is planned for June 16th.  If you wish to place a tribute to a father in the bulletin, please complete an order form and place it with $1.00 per name in a white envelope and then place in larger envelope.  All are located in the hallway.  See Edna Sterner with any questions.  Deadline is June 9th.


Thrivent Members If you are a Thrivent member and would like to be part of an Action Team sign up on sheet in hallway. Applying for an Action Team project gives the church $250.00 in seed money for an event.


WOMEN OF THE CHURCH will meet at Homewood on Tuesday, May 28th at 1:00 pm.  Please bring your bible, magazine, and perhaps a friend.  Bible study is followed by refreshments and fellowship.  Come and go as you have time. For a ride, call Marlene at 717-887-5756.


WENTZ’S MEETING HOUSE, on St. Bartholomew Road, will hold an ice cream and strawberry social on Sunday, June 2nd at 6:00 pm.  Mark your calendars for this delicious event.


VBS HELP NEEDED!  Crew leaders are needed these helpers accompany the children as they move from one activity to another. It is not necessary to prepare or teach any lessons. High school students and adults who are in helping should contact Dee Hertzog at (717) 841-2884. 


VBS Children from age 3 through grade 6 (and adults!) are invited to Vacation Bible School on June 17 - 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. VBS will be held at St. David's United Church of Christ at 142 Hobart Road in Hanover. Registration forms can be found in the hallway, please return completed forms to the church office.  Also:  Pastors Steve and LaDonna will have an adult class on spiritual practices to enhance your spiritual life.


175 Year Committee Meeting   We will have a meeting on Monday, June 10th at 7:00 pm. We will be reviewing and looking at the next quarter of 2019.  We need a team to plan the Fall Festival on Saturday, October 19th. All are Welcome.


YORK REVOLUTION GAME The 2019 York Revolution Game/ Fireworks will be Saturday, July 13th - game time 6:30 pm. Tickets are $9, please give payment for tickets to Shaun Saltzgiver or Allen Gobrecht.  There is a sign-up sheet in the hallway.  Deadline to sign up is June 16th.


CARD SHOWER Ryan Baummer, the son of Rob & Gloria Baummer, will be retiring from the U.S. Air Force on May 31st.  His family is having a “card shower” for him to honor his 24 years of active duty.  During his service he was stationed in Georgia, Alaska, Germany, Okinawa and had a tour of duty in Afghanistan.  He currently lives in Texas.  It would be greatly appreciated if you could send a card to him thanking him for his service or congratulating him on his retirement.  His address is: Master Sergeant (MSgt.) Ryan Baummer,

541 Crystal Springs Drive, Fort Worth, TX  76108.  Thank you!


SUMMER MUSIC During July and August, musicians are asked to offer special music for services.   Sign-up sheets are in the hallway. 


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.


Monroe S.E. Gobrecht Memorial Award   Any youth members of St. Bartholomew's who are attending or will be attending post-secondary education are reminded that a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer service (with at least 5 hours for participation in worship services) are required. There are other requirements that need to be met for this scholarship award. Youth members should have documentation of service hours and should NOT wait until the last minute. There are MANY opportunities to volunteer throughout the year at church. Applications are available next to bulletin board outside of church office.  Application deadline is June 30th.


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.


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 June (due June 23rd):

Canned pasta                         8.9-15 oz. box of Cheerios               

14 oz. jar of pizza sauce        3 oz. box of orange jello

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



PAL – Cooking Spray, Whole or Sliced Potatoes

CLOTHING BANKTall Kitchen Trash Bags, Masking Tape

CHANGING LIVES SHELTERHand Soap, Laundry Pods (He), Flip Flops (all sizes)

RUTH’S HARVESTsingle servings please.  Entrees and Vegetables




Homewood: Eileen Grothey, Julia Mummert and Phyllis Frock

Hanover Hall: Mildred Raubenstine, Pat Wentz

The Brethren Home: Shelva Laughman

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, Jimmy Bryan, Amber Shaw, Katlyn Stremmel, Danielle Stislicki, Alan Sterner, Marleigh Myers,  Frank & Hazel George,  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, Benjamin Summers, Sheila Ireland and grandchild, Carl Gobrecht, George & Bev Morningstar, Gloria Weant, Lisa Dickensheets, Amy Beckman, Mary Gobrecht, Alena Szabo, Mary Slezosky, Jaimie Accaridi, Dale Grimm, William Wolf and Gary Waltman.

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


ADDRESS CHANGE David Houck has moved to Room 404 at Utz Terrace.














Worship Assistant

Scripture Reader


Screen Presenter

26 – Erin Gobrecht


Cade Baumgardner

Pat Gobrecht

  2 – Liz Mickley

Eileen Becker

Carson Trone

Amy Gobrecht

  9 – Liz Kielley

Diane Buvia

Jayden Iafrate

Heather Bair

16 – Toni Null

Sadira Stallings

Keegan Groft

Ruth Neiderer


Worship Sound

Children’s Message     (during sermon)

Children’s Time

26 – Barry Berwager

Deb Leppo

Tara Bryan and Emily Beyer

  2 – Shaun Saltzgiver

Glenn Gobrecht

Amy Wetzel and Kelly Kuhn

  9 – Brad Neiderer

Amy Gobrecht

Lindsey Crawford and Karen Cramer

16 – Shaun Saltzgiver

Chris Myers

Chris Myer and Diane Buvia


Greeter Ministry:  May – Ned & Dawn Sterner      June – Toni Null & Darryl Hann



AMAZON SMILE Great news! St. Bartholomew’s is now registered on AmazonSmile.

With AmazonSmile our church earns 5% on the purchase of tens of millions of products.

By using the AmazonSmile website, our church will receive a direct deposit into the general checking account on a quarterly basis from Amazon. Funds generated will go directly into the budget and be used to assist with meeting the church’s needs.

There are several ways you can use your Amazon purchases to raise funds for the church:

·           Visit the website

·           Go to  and search for St. Bartholomews United Church Elca, Hanover, PA

·           Click on the link posted on our Website

·           Click the link on our Facebook  page

After using one of these methods to connect with AmazonSmile, shop as you normally would on Amazon. While shopping you will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

So, spread the word, post on your social media and tell your friends this is an easy way to raise funds for our church by doing what tons of us do any way, shopping on Amazon.

We will be making announcements and providing handouts in the coming weeks for anyone that would like assistance.


CHURCH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Starting on May 31st the church office hours will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays – 7:30 am to 2:30 pm and Fridays – 7:30 am to 12:30 pm.


Useful Links

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

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