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Last Updated 7/7/2019

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

July 7, 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: Ruth Gunnell and Deb Leppo


THIS SUNDAY, July 7                                             NEXT SUNDAY, July 14

  9:00 am – Worship/Comm.                                         9:00 am – Outdoor Worship

10:30 am – Sunday School                                         Intern Installation/T-Shirt Sunday

                                                                                    10:30 am – Sunday School

                                                                                    11:30 am – HOPE Practice


Wednesday –Yoga 5:30 pm (Office closing at 12:30 pm)

Thursday – Yoga 9:00 am, Council Meeting 7:00 pm

Saturday – York Revolution Game 6:30 pm


PASTOR STEVE is on Continuing Education Leave from July 4 - 10.  Pastor Larry McConnell will be the on-call pastor for pastoral emergencies.  He can be reached at

(717) 495-1151.


WELCOME Today we welcome Rev. Nancy Werner as our supply pastor.  Rev. Nancy Werner was ordained in the ELCA and served two rural parishes in northwest Minnesota for 12 years before transitioning to the chaplaincy ministry at SpiriTrust Lutheran, the Village at Utz Terrace.   She has enjoyed serving with God’s people here for over 10 years now.  She and her family live in Hanover.


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


NAWAKWA FOR A DAY If you would like to see what a typical day of Family Camp is like... On July 17th come visit the St Bartholomew's families that are attending Family Camp that week.  Activities include bible study for all age groups, Crafts/Pool Time/Campers vs Staff Games and a Skit Night/Talent Show.  Please sign-up on the sheet in the hallway so we can give Camp Nawakwa an idea of how many visitors there will be from St. B’s that day. A tentative schedule is available next to the sign-up sheet. (The original sign-up sheet disappeared from the hallway, so if you signed up last Sunday you will need to do so again.)

Women of the church’s July picnic in “Clair’s Woods” will be on July 23rd at 5:00 pm into the evening.  It is at the corner of Beck Mill and Grand Valley Roads.  Bring a covered dish.  Paper items will be furnished.  Sign-up sheet is located in the hallway.

Women of the Church will not hold their regular meetings in July and August.  The regular bible study meetings will resume on September 24th.


Spiritual Habits of Health Join us on July 27, 2019, from 10:00-11:30 am to explore the “What, why, where, and when” of prayer. Together we will discuss the basics and different types of prayer as a spiritual discipline. We will explore a variety of prayer tools, such as the P-R-A-Y method, Praying-In-Color, journaling, individual and small group prayer. There will be time for discussion and Q&A. Please bring your Bible and a notepad. Contact Carrie Hoff at or 443-974-1738 for more information.


SAVE THE DATE Please mark your calendars! 175 Year celebration events you will not want to miss! 

Sunday, July 14th – T-shirt Sunday           

Sunday, August 11thGuest Pastor - Rev. Weidler

Aug 16th - 18th - SON CELEBRATION (rain or shine), includes camping, free dinner over the campfire, folk music by Rev. Craven, and outdoor worship on Sunday followed by the All Church Picnic.

Sunday, August 25th Celebrating 175 YEARS Worship Service followed by a Celebration of our Children with Amazing Magic by Eddy Ray and pizza. Saturday

Oct. 19th Family Festival (time TBA) - Music by Shippensburg Blaskapelle and family activities at the pavilion.

Sunday, Nov. 10th 3:00 pm concert by Silver, Wood and Ivory. 

Join us at these events and invite your friends and neighbors. See you there!


THE WENTZ MEETING HOUSE will have an open house on Saturday, August 10th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.   Curt Weber, historian and Civil War reenactor will be entertaining at 10:00 am and will be available for conversation until noon. There is no charge for this event.


On Sunday, September 15th, at 4:00 pm Canaan’s Bluegrass Band will be at the Wentz Meeting House to entertain.


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.


175 YEARS WALKING WITH GOD As we celebrate our walk with God for 175 years, we give thanks and let's share his blessings with those in need. We hope to donate 175 pairs (ALL SIZES) of NEW socks, flip flops, slippers or shoes with those in our local shelters.   Please place donations in the Café during the month of July.  Let’s walk together with God!

175 Acts of Kindness During our 175 Year Celebration let’s try to make the world a better place and share God’s love with an act of kindness. Whether it is an act of kindness that we have received, or one that we have done, or even one that we have seen. It doesn’t have to be anything big or cost any money. Something simple as a smile or friendly word can change someone’s day. Please share your experience! Please write your Act of Kindness down and clip on the board in rear of sanctuary. Our goal is 175 acts of kindness, one random act at a time.



PAL Carrots, Potatoes Whole or Sliced Pineapple

Clothing Bank Full & Queen Size Sheets, men's and lady’s deodorant, shaving cream & razors

Changing Lives Shelter Flip Flops, Boxers M, L & XL

Ruth’s Harvest(All single serving size, please!) Entrees and vegetables expiration date after 9/2019


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 (due July 21ST):

18 oz. jar of peanut butter                            12-18 oz. box of Rice Krispies cereal

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

3.4 oz. box of instant chocolate pudding

Please place items in the baskets at the rear of the church. All donations are greatly appreciated.


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.



Homewood: Eileen Grothey, Julia Mummert and Phyllis Frock

Hanover Hall: Ida Butler, 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, Amber Shaw, Katlyn Stremmel, Danielle Stislicki, Alan Sterner, Marleigh Myers,  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, Lisa Dickensheets, Amy Beckman, Mary Gobrecht, Alena Szabo, Mary Slezosky, Jaimie Accaridi, Dale Grimm, William Wolf, Gary Waltman, Sheila Raubenstine, Richard Brumgard,  Rev. Russell Clark and Rev. Miller.  In the military service: Marcus Gobrecht, Shea Mumma, Mark Reever, Joshua Mummert, Alex Berwager and Doug Shaffer.


THANK YOU TO PASTOR MILLER During our 175th Anniversary Year we have invited past ministers to join us in our worship services. Due to Pastor Miller’s health he is not able to travel to be with us. In appreciation for his ministry here we are doing a card shower. You may bring a card to church and place in the basket in Café’ or mail it to 11709 Wayneridge Court, Fulton, MD 20759. Deadline for cards is today. Thank you.





Worship Assistant

Scripture Reader


Screen Presenter

  7 – Hailey Kuhn

Hailey Kuhn

Olivia Bryan

Kelly Kuhn

14 – Dave Hoff

Dave Hoff



21 – Emily Beyer

Ted Becker

Jayden Iafrate

Amy Gobrecht

28 – Carrie Hoff


Noah Kuhn

Judy Mummert


Worship Sound

Children’s Message     (during sermon)

Children’s Time

  7 – Shaun Saltzgiver

Liz Kielley

Ruth Gunnell and Deb Leppo

14 – Outdoor

Larry Brumgard


21 – Brad Neiderer

Pat Berwager

Sue Krumrine and Toni Null

28 – Brian Butters

Ruth Neiderer

Amy Gobrecht an Faye Gobrecht


Greeter Ministry:  July – The Krumrine Family     August – Carl and Glenn Gobrecht




CHURCH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS The church office hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays – 7:30 am to 2:30 pm and Fridays – 7:30 am to 12:30 pm during the summer.








If weather does not allow, we will worship in the sanctuary.


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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