News & Announcements

Last Updated 5/6/2018

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

May 6, 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:  Sue Krumrine and Toni Null.


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


THIS SUNDAY, May 6                                            NEXT SUNDAY, May 13

  9:00 am – Worship Service/Communion                    9:00 am – Worship Service

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

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

THIS WEEK                                                                                 

Monday           Worship Committee Meeting 7:00 pm

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


MOTHER’S DAY FLOWERS Women of the Church honors mothers with names of those we wish to remember or honor in our bulletin on Mother’s Day. There is also a small potted plant for each Mother to take home that same Sunday. A donation of $1.00 is appreciated for each name given.  Order forms and envelopes are available in the hallway. Deadline for orders is May 6th.


Mother's Day Gift Boutique A variety of gifts for Mother's Day will be available to purchase in the overflow room on the first two Sundays in May (May 6 and May 13). Our thoughtful, but inexpensive gifts for children and adults to purchase will include hand-made sachets, soaps, gift bags, wooden spool picture holders, and more!  All proceeds will go to the Camp Nawakwa family camp fund. For more information, contact Wendy Fritz.


GRADUATE INFORMATION NEEDED If you or your child will be graduating from school this year please let the church office know.  We would like to include information about graduates in our June newsletter.  Contact the church office at 717 632-1952 or by May 15th.  Thanks!

TEA TIME Homewood at Plum Creek will be hosting two teas.  Join us for their “Angels Among Us” Tea.  They are on Saturday, June 23 and Tuesday, June 26.  Talk to Eileen Baker today if you’re interested in attending.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held this year on June 18th – June 22nd, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, here at St. Bartholomew’s. There is a need for “crew leaders”, characters and a decoration team to transfer St. B’s into an island paradise!  We also need a set up and tear down crew.  Please see Deb Leppo if you are able to help make this year’s VBS a success!


Props needed:  The following props are needed, to borrow or as a donation, for VBS: a small boat, stand up hammock or swing, miscellaneous tropical decor, leis, magnetic hooks, bamboo paper, blue material for backdrop, palm trees, small blankets, electric campfire, “fancy” unbreakable plates, Roman soldier costume, tunic for a slave, stone backdrop, plastic sword, plastic greenery, small indoor/outdoor lights, carpet tubes, straw beach mat and two male volunteers for Wednesday evening.  A box is in hallway for drop off of small items. Please see Brenda Warehime with any questions.


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 are required, with 5 of those hours helping with worship services. 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 for the scholarship are now available next to the bulletin board outside of the church’s office. Deadline to submit application is June 30th.


THE PROPERTY COMMITTEE has a to-do list of various items posted on the bulletin board. Contact Larry Brumgard at 717-586-9221 if interested in helping with any items.

- Thank you, Larry.


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.


WOMEN OF THE CHURCH AGAIN SPONSORS GAME NIGHT AT HOMEWOOD on Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:15 pm. Volunteers are needed to come and play games with residents at Homewood.   The games can be as simple as “Old Maid” or any of the regular card games and other games enjoyed by adults. The important part of this event is that with many volunteers, each resident gets a “Person” to pay attention to them, help them to play the game and time for conversation. The folks who would like to play something a bit more challenging than bingo really enjoy this event.  We also need snacks like cheese, pretzels, cookies and diet ginger ale.  If you can help please sign up on the sheet in the hallway.

Women of the church will not meet for bible study in May because the “Game night” replaces the regular meeting.  Bible Study will resume in June on the fourth Tuesday, June 26th at 1:00 pm.

CHURCH MUSICIANS GO ON TOUR The tour is very close to home.   We continue our tradition of giving a concert and sing-a-long at Homewood on Sunday, May 20th at 2:00 pm and at Utz Terrace on Wednesday evening, May 23rd, at 6:30 pm.  The choir, the bell choir and orchestra will participate.  We could use volunteers to sing or play along as not all of our members can make these two events.  If you are able to help in these special concerts, please tell Erin, Marlene or Don and we will get music to you and arrange a common practice time.  Practices are held Wednesdays, 6:30 pm for the adult choir; 7:45 pm for the bell choir; and Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for the orchestra. These concerts bring the regular practice season to a close until September.


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 St Bartholomew’s, in cooperation with St. David’s Lutheran and UCC Churches and Black Rock Church of the Brethren, is again providing a Summer Lunch Program for the children of West Manheim and Manheim Township, who otherwise might go without daily healthy lunches during the summer. Bags of healthy lunch items for five lunches and snacks will be packaged and distributed for each child in qualifying families this summer. But, we need your help! During May, June and July, we will be collecting specific menu items each Sunday. Below are the items assigned to us for May:


3 oz. box of orange Jell-O                               box of granola bars

12.25-17 oz box of Honey Nut Cheerios        box of Mac & Cheese


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



PALSalad Dressing, Coffee Creamer. Coffee, Mixed Vegetables.

CLOTHING BANKBaby Wipes, Toddlers Pull ups.

CHANGING LIVES SHELTERTall-33 Gal. Trash Bags, Coffee, Sandwich Bags, Clorox                                                     Wipes.

RUTH’S HARVESTsingle servings please.  Entrees, Fruit, Vegetables, Drinks.


HOSS’S FUNDRAISING EVENT Bring a coupon to Hoss’s on May 20th and 20 to 25% of your total check will be donated to the Hanover Area Council of Churches.  Coupons are located in the hallway.




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, 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, Hope & Wesley, Ruth Gunnell, Joe Moxley, Donald Sterner, Helen Renner, 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, Pastor Kirk Griffin, Jack Shaffer, Brandi Avery, Vicki Gobrecht, Sharon Krumrine and Judy Mummert.

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

  6 – Carl Bachman

Sadira Stallings

Olivia Wetzel

Katie Higgins

13 – Faye Gobrecht

Paul Krumrine

Cade Baumgardner

Heather Bair

20 – Donald Sterner

Sadira Stallings

Carson Trone

Ruth Neiderer

27 – Erin Gobrecht


Rachel Kaintz

Amy Gobrecht


Worship Sound

Children’s Message     (during sermon)

Children’s Time

  6 – Barry Berwager

Pastor Steve

Sue Krumrine and Toni Null

13 – Shaun Saltzgiver

Deb Leppo

Amy Gobrecht and Faye Gobrecht

20 – Brad Neiderer

Amy Gobrecht

Tara Bryan and Emily Beyer

27 – Toni Null

Chris Myers

Amy Wetzel and Kelly Kuhn


Greeter Ministry:  May – Ned and Dawn Sterner  

                                                                     June – Toni Null         

Useful Links

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

  • Go to Top - News & Announcements

    follow us on facebook