News & Announcements

Last Updated 05/09/2021

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

May 9, 2021 Announcements



Tuesday – Worship Committee 7:00 pm

Wednesday – Prayer and Care Gathering (Zoom) 7:00 pm

Thursday – Council Meeting 7:00 pm



GRADUATE INFORMATION NEEDED If you or your child will be graduating from school this year please let the church office know.  We would like to include information about graduates in our June newsletter.  Contact the church office at 717 632-1952 or by May 15th.  Thanks!


10th Anniversary of ordination Sister Deb McClellan will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of her ordination on June 3rd.  If you would like to send her a “congratulations” card her address is:  1180 Westminster Ave., Hanover, PA  17331


The Littlestown Area Municipal Band, under the direction of Ben Messinger, will present a concert on Sun., May 16 beginning at 2 pm at Crouse Park in Littlestown, PA. (There is NO inclement weather location so if it is raining or if the high temperature of the day is less than 60 degrees or more than 90 degrees the concert will be cancelled.) A free will offering will be accepted and audience should bring lawn chairs for seating.


POP UP YOGA CLASS Dixie will be holding a trial Yoga class on Wednesday May 19th,

5-6 pm.  This class will be held outside with social distancing and include a walk in nature on the grounds of St. Bartholomew’s.  This class will take place in fair weather only, with temperature between 60 – 90°F.


NO CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL on May 30th due to the holiday weekend.


CHILDREN’S SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL We are looking for volunteers to lead our children in summer Sunday school activities.  Check your calendars and sign up to lead an activity on the signup sheet in the narthex.  Thank you for helping to engage our children this summer in Christian based fellowship and learning!


VBS Wilderness Adventure Join us this summer from Sunday, June 27th through Thursday, July 1st from 6:30-8:00 for a week of Wilderness Escape.  We will learn how God works in our lives, and how to trust God!  Registration forms are available in the narthex.  Please register your child to join us from 6:30-8:00 pm on June 28th through July 1st.  Completed forms can be given to the church office or to Katrina Kaintz.


Summer kick-off Fellowship Gathering Join the Sunday School children as we celebrate the start of summer with a congregation wide kick-ball game followed by a picnic on June 13th after the worship service.  There’s a sign-up sheet in the hallway for the kick-ball game

Chicken BBQ Saturday, June 5th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Drive thru only.) Due to COVID restrictions the dinner will be chicken and potato only.  The cost is a $7.00 donation. Presale only.  Tickets will be available from April 25th – May 30th after worship services and by calling the church office at (717) 632-1952.  Profits will be given to HACC and Camp Nawakwa Family Camp.  Rain or Shine!  St. B's Chicken Men are Back!


Monroe S.E. Gobrecht Memorial Award   Any youth members of St. Bartholomew's who are attending or will be attending post-secondary education are reminded that a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer service are required, with 5 of those hours helping with worship services. There are other requirements that need to be met for this scholarship award. Youth members should have documentation of service hours and should NOT wait until the last minute. There are MANY opportunities to volunteer throughout the year at church. Applications for the scholarship are now available next to the bulletin board outside of the church’s office. Deadline to submit application is June 30th.


FAMILY CAMP St. Bartholomew’s is again inviting our families with children to attend Family Camp at Camp Nawakwa, July 18-24.  This free gift also includes grandparents who want to bring their grandchildren who are children of St. Bartholomew’s.  If you are interested in attending, please complete a registration form and return it to the church office. Registration forms are available in the hallway or online at  Please see Pastor Steve with any questions.


YOGA New recorded yoga classes are available each week on Thursday mornings.  A link for these sessions can be found on our website:


OFFERINGS Thank you for your giving of tithes and offerings. Your continued faithfulness will help us to maintain day to day operations and ministry during this challenging time.  You may send your offerings to the church by mail or by PayPal (if you have or set up an account). Here is that link if you need it (Also available on our website):  St. Bartholomew's Offering


COMMUNITY AID BIN Community Aid has changed their standards for who they will partner with to have a Community Aid bin located on their property.  They evaluated the cost effectiveness of each clothing bin across their network and ours was graded a C. While we no longer have a bin for collection, we continue to have a “virtual” partnership with Community Aid.  This means if you were to bring clothing and/or small household items to their drive-up donation center, located at their store, Community Aid will donate $.06 per pound of clothing collected quarterly, from our supporters, to our church.  You will need to provide them with our partner number: 20061.


hanover area council of churches needs in may

PAL  Single serve fruits, scalloped potatoes, dish towel/rags, pot holders

Clothing bank  Family sized toiletries, sheet sets (all sizes), Bath towels, Men’s white t-shirts (L & XL), bread wire ties.

changing lives shelter  Deodorant (Men’s & Women’s), disposable cleaning gloves (M & L), Lysol spray, Ajax, Clorox wipes, Gallon size storage bags, bed pillows

ruth’s harvest  All singe serve Entrees, cereal, juice boxes, snacks, veggies

2021 Summer Lunch Program The Summer Lunch program will once again be different this year. We would like to collect the items listed below. If you are able to purchase items, we are asking for you to bring them to St. David’s Lutheran Church during the weekly donation drop-off time.  Every Tuesday evening during the month of May from 5-6 p.m., you can drive up to the fellowship hall and we will collect the items from you at the curb. Thanks again for your generosity!  

2021 Summer Lunch Donation Requests 

Canned Items 

·       15 oz. can baked beans 

·       10.75 oz. can chicken noodle soup or beef vegetable soup 

·       14.75 oz. canned pasta  

Boxed Items 

·       12-18 oz. box of Rice Krispies, Cheerios, or Honey Nut Cheerios cereal 

·       Ramen Noodles 

·       Small boxes of raisins 

·       3 oz. box of strawberry or orange jell-o 

·       3.4 oz – instant Chocolate pudding 

·       Box of granola bars 

·       100% Fruit Juice boxes 

·       Box of Mac & Cheese 

Plastic/Glass Items 

·       14 oz. jar of pizza sauce 

·       18 oz. jar of peanut butter 

·       64 oz. bottle of apple juice 

*Please note that store brand foods are fine.  Sizes are suggested to keep the bags of food similar.




















Homewood: Eileen Grothey, Phyllis Frock and Daryl Raubenstine (Rehab., Rm 238),

Dawn Sterner (Rehab. Ctr.)

The Brethren Home: Shelva Laughman

At Home:  Robyn Duppins, Cindy, Jim Krumrine, Larry Bixler, Cynthia Waters, Marlene Redding, Harold Krumrine, Gladys Wildasin, Deb Sponseller, Lindsey Crawford, Leiland Smith, Amber Shaw, Katlyn Stremmel, Danielle Stislicki, Marleigh Myers,  Joe Moxley, Donna Spaide, Ryan Miller, Brandi Avery, Janice Kneller, Rodney Sponseller, Sheila Ireland, Jaimie Accaridi, Gary Waltman, Sheila Raubenstine, Rev. Russell Clark, Elizabeth Flickinger, Sonya Kuhn, India Henry, Keri, Michael Null, Dottie Waybright, Tyler, Megan Miller, Kyle Andrew Meyer, Penny Brown, Sharon & husband, Connie, Barry Baney, Doug Hilker, Bruce Smith, Barb Butler, Janel Hargest, Eileen Becker, Tammy Hershey, Todd Sager, Ted Becker, Caeden DelVuo, Lukas DelVuo, Patrick DelVuo, Anthony, Donna, Jeff Fritz, Amy Dayhoff, Bob Seneft, Steve Bjonnes, Mya Goss, Mikenna Avery, family of Karen Brown, Logan Meyer, Stacy, Tyler, Shelly Helm, Dolores Litvak, Tony Noble, Kim Becker, Brad Neiderer, Melissa Foreman, Dale and Landy Grimm, Willa & Leila (newborn grandchildren of the Greers), Sterling and Deanna Feeser, Joann Musselman’s family, Barbara and Bion Merry, Carrie Hoff, Robinette, Deb Mumma, Dennis Mickley, Cindy and Mary Graybill, Ed & DeAnn Books, Junior, Molly Berwager, Janice Neiderer, Carl Whitehill and Pat Gobrecht.

In the military service: Mark Reever, Joshua Mummert, Alex Berwager and Doug Shaffer.


Please help us update the prayer list by reviewing it and letting the church office know if anyone should be taken off.  Thank you!






Scripture Reader 

Worship Asst

Children’s Sermon 


 9 – Toni Null

Toni Null

Deb Leppo

Noah Kuhn

16 – Wendy Fritz

Ruth Neiderer

Chris Myers

Kaili Miller

23 – HOPE

Glenn Gobrecht

Amy Gobrecht

Van Bryan

30 – Kim Trone

Erin Porter

Glenn Gobrecht

Mikenna Avery


Worship Sound

Zoom Host

Screen Presenter 

  9 – Glenn Gobrecht

Amy Wetzel

Amy Gobrecht

16 – Barry Berwager

Ruth Neiderer

Heather Bair

23 – Amy Gobrecht

Sonya Kuhn

Ruth Neiderer

30 – Barry Berwager

Amy Wetzel

Liz Mickley



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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