News & Announcements

Last Updated 10/20/2019

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

October 20, 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: Amy Wetzel and Kelly Kuhn


THIS SUNDAY, October 20                                    NEXT SUNDAY, October 27

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

                   Gideon Speaker                                                           Reformation                    

10:30 am – Sunday School                                         10:30 am – Sunday School       

11:15 am – Children’s Choir Grade 1+                      11:15 am – Children’s Choir Grade 1+

12:30 pm – Crop Walk                                                 6:00 pm – Confirmation Class



Tuesday – Office Opens at 9:30 am, Women of the Church at Homewood 1:00 pm

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

Thursday – Yoga 9:00 am

Saturday – Scrapbooking 9:00 am


We welcome our Gideon representative, Clark Camp and his wife, Jean, to our worship service today.  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. September’s special envelope offering collected $675. for the Gideons.


CONGRATULATIONS!  to Sadira Stallings on the birth of her son Kyle Andrew Meyer on October 12th, weighing 1lb 14 oz.


THANK YOU to the ladies (and gentlemen) for preparing the luncheon for Gordy Sager’s funeral.  It was greatly appreciated. -  Cathy Harman and family.


THE ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held on Sunday, November 3rd after the worship service.  The agenda will be: the 2020 budget and election of new council members.  Copies of the proposed budget are available in the hallway.  If you have any questions regarding the proposed budget, please see Glenn Gobrecht or a council member.


THE BASICS OF CHRISTIANITY The upstairs "Open Circle" adult class will be studying

the Basics of Christianity with Pastor Steve.  This class will be outlining some backgrounds of Christianity including an overview of the Bible and some history of the Christian Church.  The class will be held during the Sunday School hour.

CROPWALK The Hanover Area Council of Churches CROP Walk will be held today. Registration begins at 12:30 pm at St. Paul’s (Dubs) Union Church. See Toni Null for info.


women of THE CHURCH will meet at Homewood in the Creekside activities building for bible study on Tuesday, October 22nd at 1:00 PM.  Barb Butler will lead us in a continuing study.  All are welcome!


Scrapbook Workshop (Croptoberfest) Saturday October 26, 9am -5pm.  Join Liz Kielley, a Creative Memories consultant, for a time of preserving our memories through the timeless art of scrapbooking – no experience necessary.  The registration fee for this event is $20.  Your fee includes space at the workshop, special gifts, door prizes, ideas, educational material, lunch, and of course, my personal attention!  You can email Liz at or call her at 717-451-8336 with any questions or catch me at church.



Concert by Silver, Wood and Ivory - Sunday, Nov. 10th, 3:00 pm.  Silver, wood, and ivory are three creations of beauty found in nature.  When you add the musical inspirations of Tracy Dietrich and Cindy Wittenberg, “Silver, Wood & Ivory” transform into a celestial musical journey. Together, this two-person orchestra of classically trained artists have fashioned a tapestry of music that stirs the soul.  ( Donations Accepted and Generosity Appreciated.


Organ concert at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church October 27th at 4:00 pm, Simon Johnson, organist at St. Paul’s cathedral in London, will be the featured artist.    There is no charge for attendance, however a ticket is necessary and can be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “October Concert, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 W. Chestnut St. Hanover, PA 17331”.


CIVIL CONVERSATIONS PROJECT is providing an opportunity for community leaders to learn how to plant relationship and conversation around the subjects we disagree about intensely – and those we have barely begun to discuss.   This training event is sponsored by the Hanover Conference of the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the ELCA.  It will take place on November 2nd, 8:30 am – noon, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 W. Chestnut Street, Hanover, PA.  This event is free; however, pre-registration is requested.  Call 717 632-1922 or email to register.


GERMAN DINNER The West Manheim Township Park German Dinner will be held on November 9th from 3 to 6 p.m. at St. Bartholomew’s.  This dinner will be held in honor of Carl Gobrecht.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.  To register in advance, please complete a reservation form. Mail the form and payment to: WMTP German Dinner, c/o Kelli Reed, 51 Roman Lane, Hanover, PA 17331.  Reservation forms will be available in the hallway and in the township building lobby, they need to be received by November 1st.


175th ANNIVERSARY GIFT A Noah’s Ark play structure has been approved for purchase to add to our children’s outdoor play area. We, the members, will be giving back a gift to our families and neighbors. Please read and complete the donation forms, on shelf in hallway, and place in the offering plate on any Sunday. HELP US BUILD THE ARK!



FREE CHRISTIAN YOGA CLASSES St. Bartholomew's offers free yoga to our members and everyone in our community.  Classes are on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm and Thursdays at 9:00 am.


GET HELP NAVIGATING MEDICARE The York County Area of Aging’s APPRISE Program will offer free personalized counseling during Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment Period, which is From October 15th to December 7th.  Medicare beneficiaries throughout the annual open enrollment period will be able to receive one-on-one counseling assistance offered by trained APPRISE counselors.  Pre-scheduled apppointmenst are necessary and can be made by calling 717-771-9042 or 1-800-632-9073.  A list of locations and dates is located on the bulletin board in the hallways.


PERSONAL CARE KITS/BLANKETS  For the months of October and November we will be collecting personal care kits and blankets.  These blankets and kits are used all over the world wherever catastrophes occur.  This collection assists people with emergency personal up when they have lost everything.  you may donate blankets in good condition, quilts, or donate twards a blanket.  Please give your monetary donations to Edna Sterner.  Other items pay be left in the baskets labeled in the hallways.  A serviceable blanket can be provided for a $10 donation.  Each Health Kit needs the following:


            1 bath size towel (52-27”) dark colored         1 metal nail clipper    

            1 sturdy comb (wide toothed preferred)         1 adult size toothbrush (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.


VETERAN/TROOP SUPPORT PROJECT We are collecting items to be placed in backpacks for homeless veterans and care kits to send to active troops for the holidays.  The local organization, For the Love of a Veteran, Inc., helps to support about 5,000 troops a month.  Items needed include:  single serve snacks, bug spray, brushes/combs, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, laundry pods, Ziploc bags, coffee, tea, flavor water packets, t-shirts, socks, long johns, and sunscreen.  Place any donations in the boxes at the back of the church through December 1, as the kits will ship out later that week.  Please contact Erin Amoss at 717 634-8185, if you have any questions.  This project is being funded by seed money from Thrivent.


OCTOBER’S SPECIAL ENVELOPE OFFERING will raise money for Four Diamonds (THON).  THON is a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the life of children and families impacted by childhood cancer.  Their mission is to provide emotional and financial support, spread awareness and ensure funding for critical research – all in pursuit of a cure.





PAL – Salad Dressings, Coffee Creamer, Mayonnaise, Juice

Clothing Bank Razors, Shaving Cream

Changing Lives Shelter Deodorant (men’s and women’s), Women’s socks and underwear

Ruth’s Harvest - Entrees and Vegetables - all single servings please.

Help needed with picking up donations from the Amish Market at Hanover.  It is for the 5th Saturday of the month pick-ups and to act as a substitute when someone else is unable.  The pick-up is around 4 pm when the market is closing.  Also needed is a Meal Coordinator for Provide a Lunch.  This person would oversee weekly menus, discuss menus with PAL team leaders, coordinating with the office what needs to be pulled from the freezer and pantry.  Very flexible position with no set time, would take a couple of hours to write down how much food would be required for each meal. Call 717 633-6353 if you are able to help or for more info.



Homewood: Eileen Grothey, Phyllis Frock and Julia Mummert

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, Ryan Miller, Brandi Avery, Gordon Shank, Nevin & Daryl Raubenstine, Janice Kneller, Carson Giggard, Leurenna Myers, Rodney Sponseller, Sheila Ireland and grandchild, Bev Morningstar, Amy Beckman, Mary Slezosky, Jaimie Accaridi, Dale Grimm, William Wolf, Gary Waltman, Sheila Raubenstine, Richard Brumgard,  Rev. Russell Clark, Rev. Miller, Elizabeth Flickinger, Holly Owings, Sonya Kuhn, Brenda, Lisa. India Henry, Bonnie Furman, Keri, Lory, Michael Null, Dottie Waybright, Tyler, Megan Miller, Karen Amoss, Judy Mummert, Leroy Wetzel, Sadira Stallings and Kyle Andrew.  In the military service: Marcus Gobrecht, Mark Reever, Joshua Mummert, Alex Berwager and Doug Shaffer.




Worship Assistant

Scripture Reader


Screen Presenter

20 – Emily Beyer


Van Bryan

Erin G Porter

27 – Carrie Hoff

Trisha Weaver

Ashlyn Trone

Judy Mummert

  3 – Vicar DeAnn

Ruth Gunnell

Makenzie Miller

Liz Mickley

10 – Carl Bachman

Faye Gobrecht

Olivia Bryan

Amy Gobrecht


Worship Sound

Children’s Message     (during sermon)

Children’s Time

20 – Brad Neiderer

Ruth Neiderer

Amy Wetzel and Kelly Kuhn

27 – Brian Butters

Kelly Kuhn

Lindsey Crawford and Karen Cramer

  3 – Barry Berwager

Vicar DeAnn

Chris Myers and Diane Buvia

10 – Shaun Saltzgiver

Wendy Fritz

Ruth Neiderer and Heather Bair


Greeter Teams:         October – Krumrine Family               November – Neiderer Family


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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