News & Announcements

Last Updated 09/19/2021

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

September 19, 2021 Announcements



  9:30 am – Indoor Worship Service

10:30 am – Little Library Dedication

10:30 am – Adult Sunday School

  6:30 pm – Confirmation Class


Wednesday – Yoga, 5:00 pm, Prayer and Care Gathering (Zoom) 7:00 pm


BULLETINS today are for the Glory of God sponsored by Dale and Landy Grimm.



Thank you! to everyone who donated towards the blessing bags and to Thrivent for the seed money. We were able to assemble 86 bags to be donated to HACC for their shelter program.


FIREWOOD St. Bartholomew's has recently cut some trees down on our property.  If you are interested in cutting firewood, you are welcome to do so.  The logs are on our property across the stream.


LUTHERAN WOMEN’S RETREAT – October 29-31, Friday – Sunday, noon at Camp Hebron on Peter’s Mountain near Halifax, PA.  Cost in $195.00 for two nights, five delicious meals and the program.  The setting is motel-like rooms and large group meeting rooms.  There will be an afternoon hayride, book share, worship, and getting to know women from all over the synod and the work we do is a part of this wonderful event.  A group will be going from

St. Bartholomew’s.  Please see Edna Sterner or Marlene Shilling if you have interest. Registration forms are available in the hallway.


NOMINATIONS FOR CHURCH COUNCIL   If you would like to nominate someone to our 2022 church council, please fill out a Nominations Form and put it in the offering plate or inform one of the Nominating Committee Members:  Pat Berwager, Kevin Kuhn and Korey Kuhn.  Nomination forms are available in the back of the sanctuary.


YOGA During the month of September, classes will be held outdoors on Wednesday evenings, 5-6 pm.  This class will be standing practice followed by a nature walk and mindful meditation.  There will be one recorded session per month; which will be available on our website,


GRIEFSHARE SESSIONS Our sessions will begin on Sunday, Sept. 26th (please note date change) at 3:30 pm here at the church. Sessions (hour and a half) include a video and a time of sharing. All are welcome. Friends, Family and Neighbors!


Outdoor historical Fall adventure Visit West Manheim Rec Park and Wentz’s Meeting House on Sunday, September 26, 2021 and enjoy free ice cream served at the West Manheim Park pavilion on St. Bartholomew Road. Then walk, if you are able, or drive to see the charming 160-year-old meeting house also on the same road in rural Hanover. If you have a Wentz in your ancestry, then you have a part in this building. Enjoy from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  If Covid and weather cooperate, we’ll see you there.


CONVERSATION AND COFFEE Bring your coffee/beverage and chat with the Pastor and church family. The next one is scheduled for October 6th at 10:00 am.  Rain or shine. (If weather permits, we may meet outdoors; so bring your lawn chair.)


Hanover Clean-up Day, October 16th beginning at 9:00 am.  Join members of the community as we work to make Hanover shine.  Groups will meet at Hanover Area Council of Churches (136 Carlisle St. Hanover) to receive trash bags and a clean-up location.  It is anticipated that it will take 2 hours to pick up trash in an area, but the end time is flexible.  Hanover Area Council of Churches will also be open that day from 9:00 - 2:00 for water, snacks, and tours about other programs they offer.  Plan to stop by after you are finished to learn more about this outreach ministry.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex. 


Collecting Gently Used Shoes South Western Music Department is hosting a used shoe fundraiser.  Gently used shoes (no holes, or water marks) will be mailed to third world countries where they will be sold for a minimal cost. If you have any shoes you are looking to get rid of please consider donating them.  A box will be in the narthex until the end of September.


COMMUNITY AID BIN If you donate clothing and/or small household items to Community Aid and provide them with our partner number, 20061, they will donate $.06 per pound to St. B’s


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


SEPTEMBER’S SPECIAL ENVELOPE OFFERING will benefit the Gideons.  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.


LUTHERAN DISASTER RELIEF OFFERING With all of the recent crises in the world, St. B's Council has set up a special offering plate in the back of the church that will be available in addition to our regular, pre-scheduled special offerings through December.  This Lutheran Disaster Relief Offering will go to the earthquake survivors in Haiti, the survivors of all of the major fires in the United States, the refugees from Afghanistan, and any hurricane tragedies that may come upon the US.



Personal care kits and blanket collection for LWR

St B’s is wrapping up the school kit collection. Thank you to everyone who contributed items or money for shipping.  We now begin the collection of personal care kits and blankets.  For the month of October and early November the following items will go to Lutheran World Relief to be distributed throughout the world when people are displaced.  As you are aware, that need is great.   

Personal care kits:  

One light weight bath towel, dark color (min.20-40 to max 52-27 in size)

Two bath bars (4 to 5 oz.) in original wrappings

One adult size toothbrush in original package (or sealed in business envelope)

One sturdy comb (Wide–tooth preferred) remove packaging

One metal nail clipper with or without file. Individual items will be assembled by our church youth and volunteers.


Blankets can still be purchased for $10.00. Money donations can be given to Edna Sterner or placed in an envelope labeled LWR (Lutheran World Relief) and placed in the offering plate.  Blankets in good condition or new may be placed in the baskets at both church entrances.


hanover Area council of churches needs in september

PAL – Single serve fruits, Cans of String Beans and Sweet Peas, Mixed Veggies, Dish towels/rags, Pot Holders. 

Clothing Bank Family sized toiletries, Bread wire ties, Men’s & Women’s ankle socks, Size Med. Men’s underwear and white t-shirts, Women’s Plus Size 1X, 2X, 3X underwear, Diapers Size 5 & 6.

Changing Lives Shelter – Deodorant (Men & Women), Disposable Gloves (Med & Lg), Lysol Spray, Ajax, Clorox Wipes, Ziploc storage bags (Gallon size), Bed Pillows




Scripture Reader 

Worship Asst

Children’s Sermon 


19 – Kae Wetzel

Liz Mickley

Faye Gobrecht

Ethan Foreman

26 – HOPE

Ruth Neiderer

Larry Brumgard

Carson Trone

 3 – Toni Null

Toni Null

Pastor Steve

Keegan Graft

10 – Ted Becker

Glenn Gobrecht

Pat Berwager

Ashlyn Trone


Worship Sound

Zoom Host

Screen Presenter 

19 – Barry Berwager

Ruth Neiderer

Amy Gobrecht

26 – Shaun Saltzgiver

Sonya Kuhn

Heather Bair

  3 – Brian Butters

Kim DelVuo

Ruth Neiderer

 10 – Amy Gobrecht

Amy Wetzel

Liz Mickley






Homewood: Eileen Grothey, Phyllis Frock and Daryl Raubenstine (Rehab., Rm 230),

At Home:  Dottie and Jay Waybright, Barry Baney, Deb Mumma, Samantha Zorbaugh, Benjamin Summers, Darryl Hann, Barb Butler, Robyn Jackson, Sutton Family, Eric Collins, Clyde Fletcher, Brenda Fletcher and Cyn DelVuo.

Note: When a name is added to our prayer list, it remains there for three months. (If you would like a name to be on the list longer than this time, please provide us with a date for the name to be removed at the time of submitting your prayer request).  This helps keep our prayer list current.  Thank you for your understanding.


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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