News & Announcements

Last Updated 04/10/2021

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

April 11, 2021 Announcements




Sunday – Pastor DeAnn Books’ Ordination (Zoom) 3:00 pm, Confirmation Class 6:30 pm

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


PASTOR STEVE will be on vacation April 12th through the 21st.  Pastor Brad Dayett will be on-call for any pastoral emergencies.  He can be reached at 717-858-3556.


THANK YOU!  to everyone who made the Holy Week services and our Easter Services happen.

There are so many people involved in making these special events happen, and we had a fantastic week!


THANK YOU!  to the congregation for your prayers and cards to Dawn Sterner.  She is moving to Homewood Rehabilitation.  You can send cards to their house at 404 East Elm Ave., Hanover


CONGRATULATIONS!  to Rachel Kaintz for making it to the state competition for TSA.


ZOOM HOSTS NEEDED We are looking to add a few more Zoom Hosting volunteers to our helper list!  Basic computer knowledge is all that is required. If you are interested please contact Amy Wetzel 717-965-6953 or  Thank you!


TRASH PICK-UP DAY St. Bartholomew’s will once again be hosting a trash pick-up event. On April 18th we will be collecting trash along the roads near our church. We will begin after church that Sunday and pick for about two hours. Safety vest, gloves, trash bags and pick up sticks will be provided. Any questions see Erin Porter.


The Littlestown Area Municipal Band, under the direction of Ben Messinger, will present a series of concerts on Sun., April 18, May 2 and 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.


CAMP NAWAKWA is having a work day on April 24th to get their sites ready for the summer season.  Jobs available for all skill levels. Complimentary lunch for all volunteers.  Please RSVP to Camp Nawakwa at (717) 677-8211 so that food can be prepared for the day.


Conversation and Coffee Bring your coffee/beverage and chat with the Pastor and church family. The FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH at 10:00 am at the church (weather permitting - outdoors). Starting on Wednesday, May 5th.


DAY OF RENEWAL The Lutheran Women of the Lower Susquehanna Synod will be holding a Day of Renewal on Saturday, May 8th, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. It will be held at Camp Nawakwa, outdoors, in the upper pavilion. This is a one-day retreat on the subject “Where God Leads Us”.  The cost is $20.  Registration forms are in the hallway. (Must be postmarked by May 1st) Questions, see Marlene or Wendy.


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!


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.  A family might also choose just to attend Family Camp for a few days to try it out. If you are interested in attending please complete a registration form (see below) and return it to the church office.  Please see Pastor Steve with any questions. Additional information can be found at or by clicking on these links:



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


AMAZON SMILE St. Bartholomew’s is registered on AmazonSmile.

With AmazonSmile our church earns 5% on the purchase of tens of millions of products.

By using the AmazonSmile website, our church will receive a direct deposit into the general checking account on a quarterly basis from Amazon. Funds generated will go directly into the budget and be used to assist with meeting the church’s needs.  There are several ways you can use your Amazon purchases to raise funds for the church:

·           Visit the website AmazonSmile-StB's

·           Go to  and search for St. Bartholomews United Church Elca, Hanover, PA

·           Click on the link posted on our Website

·           Click the link on our Facebook  page

After using one of these methods to connect with AmazonSmile, shop as you normally would on Amazon. While shopping you will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

So, spread the word, post on your social media and tell your friends this is an easy way to raise funds for our church by doing what tons of us do any way, shopping on Amazon.


CHRIST IN OUR HOME devotionals for April – June are now available.  They are in the overflow area, next to the offering envelopes. If you are not attending in-person services and would like a copy mailed to you, please contact the church office at (717) 632-1952.


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


APRIL’S SPECIAL ENVELOPE OFFERING will benefit Family Camp at Nawakwa.



PAL    Single serve fruits, Individual size chips, pretzels, etc., Laundry detergent, Instant white   rice, Scallop Potatoes, Dish towels/rags, Pot holders.

CLOTHING BANK     Family sized toiletries, Sheet sets all sizes, Bath Towels, Men’s Large                                             and X-Large white t-shirts, Baby Diapers sizes 4 and 5, Bread wire ties

CHANGING LIVES SHELTER    Deodorant - (Men & Women), Disposable cleaning Gloves                                                             - (Medium & Large), Razors, Body Wash, Lysol Spray, Ajax                                                           Cleaner, Clorox Wipes, Paper Towels, Ziploc storage bags                                                                         - (Gallon size), Bottled Water, Sleeping Bags, Bed pillows.

RUTH’S HARVEST All single serving please! Cereal, Juice Boxes, Snacks and Veggies and                                                                                    Entrees



Homewood: Eileen Grothey, Phyllis Frock and Daryl Raubenstine (Rehab., Rm 217),

Dean Markle (Care Central, Rm D207), Dawn Sterner (Rehab. Ctr.)

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, 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 Dennis Raubenstine.

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



Scripture Reader 

Worship Asst

Children’s Sermon 


11 – Liz Mickley

Liz Mickley

Ruth Neiderer

Jayden Iafrate

18 – Kevin Leppo

Carl Bachman

Kelly Kuhn

Keegan Groft

25 – HOPE

Emily Beyer

Wendy Fritz

Ashlyn Trone

 2 – Diane Buvia

Karen Amoss

Pastor Steve

Oliva Bryan


Worship Sound

Zoom Host

Screen Presenter 

11 – Glenn Gobrecht

Amy Wetzel

Ruth Neiderer

18 – Amy Gobrecht

Ruth Neiderer

Erin Porter

25 – Barry Berwager

Sonya Kuhn


  2 – Shaun Saltzgiver

Kim DelVuo

Kelly Kuhn



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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