News & Announcements

Last Updated 9/16/2018

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

September 16, 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 Gobrecht and Faye Gobrecht


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


THIS SUNDAY, September 16                               NEXT SUNDAY, September 23

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

                   New Member Reception                           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 +                      6:00 pm – Confirmation Class at St. 11:30 am – HOPE Practice                                                                   David’s




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

Thursday – NO Yoga

Saturday – Powers/Bolden Wedding Noon (Social Hall Reserved)



a reception for the new members will be held after the worship service today in the back of the church.  Please come help welcome them to our church!


We welcome the following new members into our congregation:


Sandra Bolden

Jeffrey & Candace Frock

Chris, Ruth, Hattie and Josie Gunnell

Erich, Katrina, Rachel, Shawn and Samantha Kaintz

Thelma Martin


MEAL TRAIN A friend of Brandi Avery has coordinated a “meal train” to help provide meals for her and her daughter, Mikenna, during her recovery.  For more information, or to sign up for a date to provide a meal, please go online to:



RENOVATION COMMITTEE This committee is being formed due to the results of our Cottage Meeting. The sixty people who attended indicated support for renovating areas in the church building. This committee will meet to create a detailed recommendation for the projects for Council’s approval. Your ideas and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated. Please see sign-up sheet in hallway. For more info see Larry or Pastor.

AERO OIL CREDIT Aero Oil has agreed to credit St. Bartholomew’s four cents on the gallon for every gallon of oil that our members use from their company.  If you use Aero Oil, please let them know that you are a member of St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA) by calling 888-480-1271 or register online at


Cub Scout Pack 118 invites boys and girls grades K - 5 who are interested in Cub Scouts to join us on Friday, September 21st from 6 - 7:30pm at the West Manheim Township Building (2412 Baltimore Pike). We'll have pizza and refreshments, make and take projects, popcorn samples, and boat / rocket / derby car demos, and any new recruits who enroll will receive a free fishing pole! For more information, ask Lindsey Meyer or visit us or at


women of THE CHURCH will meet at Homewood on Tuesday, September 25th at

1:00 pm.  If you have an hour at that time, please join us for bible study and fellowship.   It’s a great time to see some of our members who live at Homewood and also to have a “low cost” ice cream cone just after our meeting. Call Marlene Shilling for information or a ride at



WENTZ METTING HOUSE The historical Wentz Meeting House, 387 St. Bartholomew Rd. Hanover, PA will host “Canaan’s Land Bluegrass Band” on Sunday, September 30, 2018, at 4:00 PM.  The public is invited, and the event is free.


Inviting all Middle School and High School youth to a campfire and game of manhunt on Friday, October 12th at the church pavilion. Join us from 7:00pm - 10:00pm for snacks, fellowship, and games. Weather permitting.   Please bring a snack to share and a flashlight.  Sign-up sheet is in the narthex. Questions see Katrina Kaintz.


SCRAPBOOK EVENT Do you scrapbook?  Did you ever want to try scrapbooking?  Have pictures and/or memorabilia and would like to know what to do with it? Enjoy paper crafts? Then join me, Liz Kielley, a Creative Memories consultant, on October 20th, 9 am – 5 pm here at St. B’s and we’ll have a wonderful time sharing stories and preserving our memories. The registration fee for this event is $20.  Your fee includes your space at the workshop, special gifts, door prizes, ideas, educational material, lunch, and of course, my personal attention!   You can email me at or call me at 717-451-8336 with any questions or catch me at church.


CROPWALK The Hanover Area Council of Churches CROP Walk will be held Sunday, October 21st, at 12:30 pm at South Western High School.  Please see Ted Becker or Toni Null for a sponsor form or any questions.

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY St. Matthew Lutheran Church is offering Financial Peace University, September 24 through November 12, from 6 to 7:30pm.  This course is designed to help you get rid of debt, manage your money for the future and become a generous giver.  The cost is $119.00.  You can sign up at Dave Ramsey’s Web site (, just look for St. Matthew in Hanover.  Scholarships are available if truly needed.  


uPLAN (College Planning Program) Thrivent Financial will be holding a complimentary, 90-minute college planning overview to learn how academics, admissions and financial strategies can work together to help save you money on college.  This meeting will take place on Sunday, October 21st at 6:00 pm at St. John Lutheran Church, 100 E. Water Street, Abbottstown.  Reserve your place early.  RSVP by phone: (717) 332-4219 or email:


FREE FAITH YOGA & NEW CLASS 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. Our Second Free Yoga Class meets on Thursdays at

9:00 am.


SEPTEMBER’S SPECIAL ENVELOPE OFFERING will benefit the Gideons.  The Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through associating together for service, sharing personal testimony, and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. 


HEALTH KITS Women of the Church are now collecting health kits to add to the school kits we annually collect for Lutheran World Relief.  The following items are needed:


1 bath size towel (52-27’) dark color                      1 metal nail clipper         

1 sturdy comb (wide toothed preferred)                 1 adult size toothbrush in original package           

2 bath size bars (4-5 oz.) of soap (keep in its original wrapping)


(Toothbrush multi-packs are okay; each brush will be placed in an envelope).  No plastic bags or wraps.  All items may be wrapped in the towel and tied with ribbon or yarn.  You may contribute enough items for a kit or just single items.  Place them in the baskets in the hallways.

Thank you to Thrivent for providing a grant to help with the cost of the health kits.


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.




PAL  Coffee, Hot Choc. and salad dressing - (Ranch, Italian or 1000 Islands.)

CLOTHING BANK Toilet Paper, Paper Towels

CHANGING LIVES SHELTER  Wash Cloths, Bath Towels, Hand Towels

RUTH’S HARVEST  Juice boxes, Bottles of water, Single serve vegetables, and Single                                        serve fruits (All single servings.)



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, 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, Danielle Stislicki, Alan Sterner, Marleigh Myers,  Frank George, Paul Chronister, Hannah Engle, Hope & Wesley, Joe Moxley, Sarah Iafrate, Ned Sterner, Chasidy Gladfelter, Donna Spaide, Kim Shultz, Vicki Creamer, Gordie Sager, Ryan Miller, Jack Shaffer, Brandi Avery, Vicki Gobrecht, Sharon Krumrine, Paul Schaum, Ida Butler, Pat Berwager, Gordon Shank, Nevin & Daryl Raubenstine, Janice Kneller, Rev. Larry Estepp and Darrell Raubenstine.

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

  16 – Liz Kielley

Sadira Stallings

Kylie Iafrate

Ruth Neiderer

  23 – Erin Gobrecht


Olivia Wetzel

Liz Mickley

  30 – Deb Leppo

Liz Mickley

Cade Baumgardner

Erin Gobrecht

    7 – Liz Mickley

Ted Becker

Carson Trone

Judy Mummert


Worship Sound

Children’s Message     (during sermon)

Children’s Time

16 – Shaun Saltzgiver

Glenn Gobrecht

Amy Gobrecht and Faye Gobrecht

23 – Brad Neiderer

Faye Gobrecht

Tara Bryan and Emily Beyer

30 – Toni Null

Liz Kielley

Amy Wetzel and Kelly Kuhn

  7 – Brian Butters

Pastor Zimmann

Lindsey Crawford and Karen Cramer



Greeter Ministry:  September – Wendy Fritz          October – Paul and Sue Krumrine Family


Useful Links

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

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