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Last Updated 2/16/2018

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

February 18, 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:  Eileen Becker and Kim Becker


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


THIS SUNDAY, February 18                                 NEXT SUNDAY, February 25

  9:00 am – Worship                                                      9:00 am – HOPE Worship

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 +

12:15 pm – Youth Group Event at St. David’s            6:00 pm – Confirmation at St. David’s

  7:00 pm – Lenten Service - Bethel UCC                    7:00 pm – Lenten Service – St. Jacob’s

                                                                                                       (Stone) UCC

THIS WEEK                                                         

Monday           HOPE Planning 7:00 pm

Tuesday           Lenten Dinner Club 6:30 pm

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


Lenten Dinner Club will begin Tuesday, February 20th.  A light meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. and Bible study will begin at 7:00 p.m.  All ages are welcome to attend.  Please sign-up in the hallway even if you think you may be coming.  This will allow us to plan accordingly.  Please consider signing up to help provide a portion of the light meal.  We hope to see you there!  Any questions, please contact Kelly Kuhn at (717) 479-6009.  


EASTER FLOWERS You may order Easter lilies or tulips at $11.00 each to decorate the church sanctuary for Easter, Sunday, April 1st.  Order forms are located in the hallway. Deadline to place order is the morning of March 16th.


NO SPECIAL OFFERINGS Unless listed in the newsletter and bulletin, special offerings will no longer be collected every month.  There is no special offering being collected in February.


ART GALLERY Don't miss our new featured art on our art gallery.   Thank you to Toni Null for displaying her poetry and thank you to our youth in our Sunday school classes for making the Valentines.



THanks! to everyone who helped with our meal on Ash Wednesday.  It was a great way to begin the Lenten season.


Welcoming Opportunity A thank you to all the 2017 Greeter Teams!  Your names will remain on the 2018 greeter list unless you notify us to remove it.  If you are interested in being part of the greeting ministry, please add your name to one of the remaining months. WE NEED A TEAM for April and October! The Greeter List is in the hallway.  For more info see Ruth Neiderer.


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.


CHICKEN BAR-B-Q AND PIE SALE A date has been set for this event – Saturday,

April 28th, 11:00 to 1:00 pm. We need volunteers of all ages!  A planning meeting will be held on Monday, February 26th at 7:00 pm. Please bring your ideas and suggestions. For more info see Allen or Ruth.


Women of the church will meet at Homewood in the Creekside activities room on Tuesday, February 27th, at 1:00 pm.   Reading from Mark 7: 1-8, we will study what these verses mean for us. Bring your bible or the Gather magazine if you have one.   For a ride call Marlene at 717-637-0185. 


CHURCH RETREAT On March 2nd and 3rd, St. Bartholomew's is going to have a congregational retreat at church.  We will meet on the evening of March 2nd from 7 - 9 pm to do group activities and introduce the theme.  On March 3rd we will gather at 10:00 am to begin adult Bible study and discussions.  We will have lunch and more activities and discussions throughout the afternoon - and conclude with a spaghetti supper at 5:00 pm.  Childcare will be provided.  There is a sign-up sheet in the hallway.  Space is limited to 35 participants.


WORLD DAY OF PRAYER will be celebrated on Friday, March 2, 7:00 pm at Grace United Church of Christ, 100 Fourth St., Hanover, PA. This church is handicap accessible.  Women and men from many different churches in Hanover will participate with an ecumenical choir and instrumental music.   A time of visiting and refreshment will follow the worship service.  This service was prepared by women from the country of Suriname.  The evening focuses on

the topic:  All God’s Creation is Good. For information or a ride call Marlene at 717-637-0185


VBS This summer St. Bartholomew’s will be hosting Vacation Bible School.  Anyone interested in helping with VBS we are having a meeting March 5th at 7:00 pm at St. B's.


A PROPERTY COMMITTEE MEETING will be held on Monday, March 5th at 7:00 pm.




DAY OF RENEWAL Women of our synod will hold a retreat on Saturday, April 21st, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, at Memorial Lutheran Church in Shippensburg.  The Theme is “In Katie’s Footsteps.” The cost is $20.00 for the program and lunch.   A ride is available.  Registration forms are available on the shelf in the hallway. See Marlene or Edna for more information or see the poster on the bulletin board in the hallway.





Feb. 18:  Host Church:  Bethel UCC                         Mar. 11:  Host Church: St. David’s UCC

Worship Leader: Rev. Susan Fritz                              Worship Leader: Rev. Scott Sager

Preaching: Rev. Dr. Bruce Bouchard                         Preaching: Rev. Larry Estepp

Theme: I AM THE TRUE VINE                                 Theme:  I AM THE RESURRECTION

            John 15:1                                                                     John 11:25


Feb. 25:  Host Church:  St. Jacob’s (Stone) UCC      Mar. 18:  Host Church: St. Bartholomew’s

Worship Leader: Rev. Dr. Bruce Bouchard               Worship Leader: Rev. Steven Thomas

Preaching: Rev. Scott Sager                                       Preaching: Rev. Susan Fritz

Theme: I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD            Theme:  I AM THE DOOR

            John 8:12, 9:5                                                             John 10:9


Mar. 4:  Host Church: St. Paul’s (Dub’s) Union

Worship Leader: Rev. Larry Estepp

Preaching: Rev. Steven Thomas


             John 6:35, 48


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    Sugar, Mayonnaise, Coffee (unflavored), Sweet Potatoes

CLOTHING BANK     Baby Wipes, Baby Toiletries, Toilet Paper

CHANGING LIVES SHELTER    Women’s Socks, Hand Towels, Bath Towels

RUTH’S HARVEST  All single serving please!  Entrees, Fruit, Juice, Snacks




INCLEMENT WEATHER In case our worship needs to be cancelled due to weather conditions, the cancellation announcement can be found on our web page at An email will also be sent to everyone that currently receives the Newsletter by email. If you miss these announcements, you may call any council member for information or Pastor Steve at 717-476-9171.



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, Christina Hawn, Hope & Wesley, Ruth Gunnell, Joe Moxley, Donald Sterner, Helen Renner, Sarah Iafrate, Lisa Dickensheets, Ned Sterner, Chasidy Gladfelter, Donna Spaide, Kim Shultz, Vicki Creamer, Faye Gobrecht, Cole Stremmel, RJ, Kyle & Jamison Noel, Harlan Markle, Gordie Sager, Ryan Miller, Mary Ann Canouse, Theron Douglas Hilker, Harlon Rush Hilker and Pastor Kirk Griffin.

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

18 – Shelley Saltzgiver

David Hoff

Kylie Iafrate

Erin Gobrecht

25 – Ruth Neiderer


Olivia Wetzel

Judy Mummert

  4 – Toni Null

Sadira Stallings

Cade Baumgardner

Kelly Kuhn

11 – Liz Kielley

Kevin Leppo

Carson Trone

Katie Higgins


Worship Sound

Children’s Message     (during sermon)

Children’s Time

18 – Shaun Saltzgiver

Chris Myers

Eileen Becker and Kim Becker

25 – Brad Neiderer

Glenn Gobrecht

Kelly Kuhn and Deb Leppo

  4 – Toni Null

Pastor Steve

Sue Krumrine and Toni Null

11 – Brian Butters

Liz Kielley

Amy Gobrecht and Faye Gobrecht


Greeter Ministry:      February – Ted and Eileen Becker

                                    March – Chuck Bock and Brenda Warehime


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