News & Announcements

Last Updated 9/24/2017


St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

September 24, 2017 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.


THIS SUNDAY, September 24                               NEXT SUNDAY, October 1

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

                    Camp Nawakwa Presentation                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 +                   



Tuesday           Women of the Church at Homewood 1:00 pm

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


hurricane relief funds There are two offering plates in the back of the church to help people affected by the recent hurricanes.  Lutheran Disaster Response is one of the best rated organizations because all of the staffing is supported by the ELCA budget.  Thank you for your support.


Faith Yoga for Free!  From August 23 through October 12, Carrie Hoff and

St. Bartholomew's will be offering yoga classes for free.  This is an opportunity for you to try this excellent physical exercise combined with a peaceful biblical meditation.  And invite a friend!


women of THE CHURCH will meet at Homewood on Tuesday, September 26th 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


HARVEST BLESSINGS On Sunday, Oct. 8th we will give thanks for all our blessings. You are asked to bring canned goods for HACC PAL lunch program.  Please take them with you to your seat and the children will collect them during the children's message. 


ABUNDANT BLESSING BRUNCH Everyone is invited to a Blessing Brunch on Oct 8th in the social hall following the worship service. Join us to celebrate all the blessings at St. Bartholomew's Church. Let's give thanks for all who serve God in so many ways. An autumn dessert would be appreciated. Look for sign-up sheet in hallway.


HEALING SERVICE On Oct 15th our 9:00 worship will include a healing service.  


CROPWALK The Hanover Area Council of Churches CROP Walk will be held Sunday, October 15, at 12:30 pm at South Western High School.


SCRAPBOOKING WORKSHOP on October 21st from 9-5 here at St. B’s.  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, 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!  If you want to do the paper and embellishment buffet, bring an extra $10.  You can email me at or call me at 717-451-8336 with any questions or catch me at church.


SAVE THE DATE Our Annual Hay Ride will be on Sunday October 22nd this year.  Stay tuned for more details about this event. 


ST. DAVID’S LUTHERAN will be hosting a Reformation Road Rally and German Dinner on October 28th.  Gather your team for a great afternoon of Fall fun and beauty as we travel through Southeastern York Co., learning about our Lutheran heritage and history.  The Road Rally begins at 12:30 PM.  A traditional German dinner will be served at 5:30 PM.  Road Rally registration forms are available in the hallway and on St. David’s website, Dinner Tickets are available through their church office by calling 717-632-1922.  Cost for the Road Rally is $5 per person.  Dinner is $15 (children 5-10 yrs - $8; 4 yrs.& under-free).  Seating for the dinner is limited.  Get your tickets early! Deadline is October 1st.


AERO OIL CREDIT Aero Oil has agreed to credit St. Bartholomew’s three cents on the gallon for every gallon of oil that our members use from their company. New this year – if you become a NEW customer of Aero Oil they will give the church and you a $50 credit on your account.  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 .


SEPTEMBER’S SPECIAL ENVELOPE OFFERING benefits the Hanover Area Council of Churches. Please see the “Hanover Area of Churches Needs in September” for more ways to help.


SCHOOL KITS Thank you to all who have contributed to the school kit collection.  This particular collection will be used around the world where children cannot go to school unless they have these supplies.  Their impoverishment far exceeds the poverty in our country and we make the difference in giving them education opportunities.  If you still wish to add to the collection, please do so.   If you wish to contribute instead, give money you wish to donate towards school kits to Edna Sterner. 


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  Tuna Helper, Hamburger Helper, Canned Pineapple, Coffee (NOT FLAVORED),        

           Scalloped Potatoes

CLOTHING BANK  Bar Soap, Body Wash

CHANGING LIVES SHELTER  Women’s Socks, Men’s Socks, Shaving Cream

RUTH’S HARVEST (All single servings.)   Complete Meals, Breakfast Items, Snacks, Entrees



PAL – Volunteer(s) to help with cleaning/organizing, receiving food and clothing                          donations, and miscellaneous tasks.


Building – Need volunteer(s) with plumbing and electrical experience to help with                               occasional problems.


Meals on Wheels – Drivers and runners.  Only 1 hour per day.  Weekly per month, bi-monthly                          or tri-monthly available. 


Clothing Bank – Volunteer(s) to sort clothes Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday.

Call 717-633-6353 for more information for any of the above opportunities.


Donate to HACC every time you shop at Bookmark this link: so all your eligible shopping will benefit Hanover Area Council of Churches.








COOPERATIVE YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR POSITION St. David’s Lutheran and St. Bartholomew’s United ELCA are currently accepting applications for a Cooperative Youth Ministry Director.  The candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to minister to youth members of both congregations by developing creative ways of involving the youth in activities, including worship services, service projects, and national, synod and conference events. Additional information related to specific job requirements can be found on each congregation’s website: or



Homewood: Eileen Grothey, Clyde Frock, Miriam Sterner, 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 & Bruce Shaffer,  Jim Krumrine, Daryl Raubenstine, Shelley Saltzgiver, Larry Bixler, Cynthia Waters,  Angie Britcher, Anita, Frieda, Mary Marrero,  Sheila Staub, Marlene Redding, Harold Krumrine, Joann Shock, Harold Bachman, Gladys Wildasin, Deb Sponseller, Cindy Graybill, Pastor Terry McCarthy, Lindsey Crawford, Joyce Johnson, Gordon Sager, Kyle Wildeson, Leiland Smtih, Jimmy Bryan, Jeff Butler, Amber Shaw, Barb Butler, Rory Hughes, Sheila Raubenstine, Isabella Taylor, Tammy Hall, and Katlyn Stremmel, Mara Small, Doug Deviny, Danielle Stislicki, Kaz Krysiak, Alan Sterner, Rev. Fred Shilling, Amy Dehoff, Marleigh Myers, Jerry, Frank George, Paul Chronister, Hannah Engle, Christina Hawn, Hope & Wesley, Dottie Waybright, Roger Krumrine, Sharon Krumrine, Ruth Gunnell and Joe Moxley.

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

24 – Ruth Neiderer


Cade Baumgardner

Amy Gobrecht

  1 – Donald Sterner

Kim Trone

Carson Trone

Heather Bair

  8 – Glenn Gobrecht

Paul Krumrine

Mikenna Avery

Ruth Neiderer

15 – Erin Gobrecht

Michelle Baumgardner

Abbey Jemison

Liz Mickley


Worship Sound


Children’s Message


Children’s Time


24 – Brad Neiderer

Faye Gobrecht

Lindsey Crawford and Karen Cramer

  1 – Dale Greer

Pastor Steve

Chris Myers and Diane Buvia

  8 – Barry Berwager

Larry Brumgard

Ruth Neiderer and Heather Bair

15 – Shaun Saltzgiver

Pat Berwager

Eileen Becker and Kim Becker


Greeter Ministry:      September – Wendy Fritz      October – Toni Null and Amy Gobrecht


Useful Links

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

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