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Last Updated 7/5/2020

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

July 5, 2020 Announcements




bulletins Today are in honor of Janice Kneller’s 80th birthday on July 10th.


condolences to the family and friends of Karen Brown, Mary Ann Canouse’s sister. She passed away on June 27th. Please keep them in your prayers.


Joys and Concerns All members, you may e-mail prayer requests to  which will be included in the service. Please let us know if you want to share (by raising your hand on Zoom and speaking) or have someone read it for you.  Questions contact Ruth Neiderer 717-637-7938.


This Joy was missed during last Sunday’s zoom service: Rachel Kaintz turned 16 on June 16th and Samantha Kaintz turned 9 on June 16th.

Virtual Worship Service Please join us for a Zoom Virtual Service each Sunday at 9:30 am. If you were not able to join the worship service on Sunday morning, you may go to the church’s website and scroll down to video of current and archived sermons.


YOGA We will record ahead of time a new session for our yoga class each week.  It will then be available for viewing by Thursday morning.? A link for these sessions can be found on our website:



Homewood: Eileen Grothey and Phyllis Frock

The Brethren Home: Shelva Laughman

At Home:  Robyn Duppins, Cindy, Lori Shaffer,  Jim Krumrine, Larry Bixler, Cynthia Waters, Marlene Redding, Harold Krumrine, Gladys Wildasin, Deb Sponseller, Lindsey Crawford, Leiland Smith, Amber Shaw, Katlyn Stremmel, Danielle Stislicki, Alan Sterner, Marleigh Myers,  Joe Moxley, Donna Spaide, Kim Shultz, Ryan Miller, Brandi Avery, Daryl Raubenstine, Janice Kneller, Rodney Sponseller, Sheila Ireland, Jaimie Accaridi, Dale Grimm, Gary Waltman, Sheila Raubenstine, Rev. Russell Clark, Elizabeth Flickinger, Holly Owings, Sonya Kuhn, Brenda, Lisa. India Henry, Keri, Lory, Michael Null, Dottie Waybright, Tyler, Megan Miller, Karen Amoss, Judy Hartz, Kyle Andrew Meyer, Penny Brown, Sharon & husband, Connie, Rebecca Summers, Barry Baney, Doug Hilker, Bruce Smith, Helen Porter, Barb Butler, Janel Hargest, Eileen Becker, Ruth Gunnell, Tammy Hershey, Todd Sager, Ted Becker, Sister Mary Catherine Warehime, Caeden DelVuo, Lukas DelVuo, Patrick DelVuo, Anthony, Donna, Jeff Fritz, Amy Dayhoff, Bob Seneft, Steve Bjonnes, Mya Goss, Darlene Harbaugh, Mikenna Avery, family of Karen Brown.  In the military service: Marcus Gobrecht, Mark Reever, Joshua Mummert, Alex Berwager and Doug Shaffer. 



JULY’S SPECIAL ENVELOPE OFFERINGS will benefit New Hope Ministries.  Checks should be made payable to “St. Bartholomew’s United Church” with “New Hope Ministries” written in the memo line.









St. Bartholomew’s Worship Schedule in the Green Phase

Outdoor Worship in Pavilion Area at 8:30AM


OUTDOOR WORSHIP at 8:30AM each Sunday in the pavilion area if WEATHER PERMITS!  (Any mist, drizzle/rain service will be cancelled.)

Please take it upon yourself to determine the proper time for you to return to worship. 

We recommend that you do not attend this in person service if you are feeling ill or susceptible to becoming ill due to health-related issues.

This service will be approximately a half hour.

There will be limited singing and no children’s sermon.

Please bring your own chair or blanket.

Hand sanitizer and masks will be available.

The bathroom will be available in church.  Please one person using the bathroom at a time.

Social distancing (6ft) is a MUST!  Masks would be appreciated.

Families may sit together but others please sit 6 ft. apart.

Offering containers will be on a table as you enter. Offering will not be collected during the service.

Communion (Tentative First and Third Sundays)

Communion elements have been purchased, individually wrapped both wafer and grape juice.

Prefilled communion cups are the sanitary and convenient choice for communion distribution. Prefilled (prepackaged) communion cups contain both the juice and communion wafer in a single two-part container. Communion participants peel back one seal to remove the wafer and then a second seal for the juice.


If you are socializing following the service it is still IMPORTANT to stay 6 ft. apart. We strongly discourage any physical contact. (Hug, handshakes, etc.) 


Beginning Sunday, June 21st (PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME)

Zoom Worship                                                         9:30AM   

Zoom Sunday School                                            10:30AM


We are so fortunate and blessed to have the outdoor space at St. B’s.   We can, with caution, worship safely together under these guidelines. We will continue to update you on changes as we move forward. We the people of God are the church. Please continue to pray for guidance to worship together in God’s house.


Please contact any member of the task force, Council or Pastor with your thoughts and suggestions.   Task Force:  Gloria Baummer, Ruth Gunnell, Ron Hnat, Sheila Ireland,

Paul Krumrine, Ruth Neiderer, Marlene Shilling and Amy Wetzel.


Summer Lunch Update

We will continue to collect food Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. during July at St. David’s Lutheran Church. The collection bin will now be placed outside of the door by the covered drop off area. Someone will be there to collect the items from the bin. Thanks again for your caring and generosity!

2020 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

     New Items for June:

v  Plastic jar of jelly

v  Hotdogs (8 count)

v  8 oz. bag of Mozzarella Cheese

Items with the greatest need:  cereal, pizza sauce,    

        juice, and jelly


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




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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