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Last Updated 6/16/2018

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

June 17, 2018 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:  Ruth Neiderer and Heather Biar.


MEMBERS AND VISITORS are invited for a time of tasty refreshments and casual conversation downstairs in the fellowship hall following worship.


THIS SUNDAY, June 17                                         NEXT SUNDAY, June 24

  9:00 am – Worship Service/Baptism               9:00 am – HOPE Service

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

11:30 am – HOPE Practice 




Wednesday – Yoga 5:30 pm


VBS – Mon. to Fri.  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


thank you to Pastor Steve and our church family for all your thoughts, prayers and cards and your help with the luncheon and funeral service for Shelley Saltzgiver. – Shaun, Stacey, Jamie and Mariah.


baptism Today we celebrate the baptism of Mariah Saltzgiver, the granddaughter of Marty and Shelley Saltzgiver.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held this week at St. Bartholomew’s, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. (Ages 3 years to 6th Grade, with an adult class too.)


St. Bartholomew's 175th ANNIVERSARY Next year we will be celebrating St. Bartholomew's 175th Anniversary.  If you would be interested in helping with the planning of this event(s) or you have ideas, please contact Allen Gobrecht.


COUPONS FOR THE TROOPS Please bring in your unused/unwanted manufacturers coupons.  We will be sending them to military personnel overseas.  The dates on the coupons do not matter.  Two red bins have been placed in the narthex.  One bin is to gather coupons, and the other bin is for coupons that have been cut out.  We can save costs by having the coupons cut out. I am also looking for some volunteers to help cut out coupons.  If you are interested in cutting out coupons or have questions please see Rachel Kaintz (717-316-5353).

Send us your Selfies On our next HOPE Sunday, June 24th, we would like to show selfies of you, St. Bartholomew's.  We'll be showing the pictures as a slide show to demonstrate the theme of our service.  If you would like to participate please take a picture of yourself (a selfie) and e-mail it to Please have your picture sent to us by June 20th.


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.


Women of the church will meet at Homewood on Tuesday, June 26th at 1:00 pm.

All women are welcome.   Please bring a bible or your “Gather Magazine”. If you need a ride, call Edna Sterner 717-637-5722.


FAITH AND FAMILY NIGHT Come out an enjoy a York Revolution baseball game on Saturday, July 14th at 6:30 pm. There will be a fireworks show after the game.  Tickets are priced at $9.00 per person.  There is a sign-up sheet in the hallway.  Deadline to purchase tickets is today.  If you have any questions please Shaun Saltzgiver of Allen Gobrecht.


FREE FAITH YOGA St. Bartholomew's offers free yoga to our members and everyone in our community.  The instructor, Carrie, integrates a Christian spiritual intention throughout the exercise so that the class also brings a peaceful, insightful experience.  Class is on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm.


ANNUAL CHICKEN BBQ The figures are in for our chicken BBQ held this past April.  We made a total of 440 chicken dinners.  Also, 42 freshly baked pies were donated and sold.  The profits for the day were $2971.80.  The proceeds will be divided between helping to fund St. B’s Family Camp at Nawakwa and the Hanover Area Council of Churches.  A huge “Thank You” to all who helped to make this a very successful day!


THE PROPERTY COMMITTEE has a to-do list of various items posted on the bulletin board. Contact Larry Brumgard at 717-586-9221 if interested in helping with any items.

- Thank you, Larry.


HELPING HANDS MINISTRY This ministry provides care, support and many services to our church family who are in need. If you are in need of assistance, please read the list of services posted on our bulletin boards. Examples of services provided are small home repairs, limited yard work, picking up prescriptions, transportation to appointments and much more. All you need to do is contact the church secretary if you or another member needs assistance. If you are interested in being a volunteer for this ministry, see Judy Mummert.



REMINDER Unless listed in the newsletter and bulletin, special offerings will no longer be collected every month.  There is no special offering being collected in June.  If a special offering envelope is turned in during a month there is no special offering it will be placed in the general offering collection.



PALMayonnaise, Hot Chocolate, Bar-B-Que Sauce, Sugar

Clothing BankWipes

Changing Lives Shelter Shampoo, Disposable razor, Men's flip-flops (L, XL)

Ruth’s Harvest Single Serving of anything, please make sure expiration date is after 9/2018


SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM During the summer we will be collecting specific menu items each Sunday for the Summer Lunch Program. Below are the items assigned to us for June:                     Canned Pasta                          8.9 – 15 oz. box of Cheerios

3 oz. box of orange Jell-O       14 oz. jar of pizza sauce


These items may be placed in the baskets at the rear of the church. All donations will be greatly appreciated.


SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  St. Bartholomew’s dates for packing the summer lunch bags are Monday, July 9 and Monday, July 30 at 7 pm at

St. David’s Lutheran church.  Volunteers are also needed to distribute the lunch bags on Tuesday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 31 from 4:00 – 5:45 pm at St. David’s Lutheran Church.  The sign-up sheet is located on the shelf in the hallway outside of the library.



Longview (Manchester, MD):  Janice Kneller

Homewood: Eileen Grothey, Julia Mummert and Phyllis Frock

The Brethren Home: Shelva Laughman

Hanover Hall: Mildred Raubenstine

At Home:  Karen Brown, Robyn Duppins, Eric Collins, Cindy, Lisa Galloway,  Lori Shaffer,  Jim Krumrine, Daryl Raubenstine, Larry Bixler, Cynthia Waters,  Angie Britcher, Anita, Frieda, Mary Marrero,  Marlene Redding, Harold Krumrine, Harold Bachman, Gladys Wildasin, Deb Sponseller, Cindy Graybill,  Lindsey Crawford, Joyce Johnson, Kyle Wildeson, Leiland Smtih, Jimmy Bryan, Jeff Butler, Amber Shaw, Barb Butler, Isabella Taylor, Tammy Hall, and Katlyn Stremmel, Mara Small, Doug Deviny, Danielle Stislicki, Alan Sterner, Marleigh Myers,  Frank George, Paul Chronister, Hannah Engle, Hope & Wesley, Ruth Gunnell, Joe Moxley, Donald Sterner, Sarah Iafrate, Ned Sterner, Chasidy Gladfelter, Donna Spaide, Kim Shultz, Vicki Creamer, Faye Gobrecht, Cole Stremmel, RJ, Kyle & Jamison Noel, Harlan Markle, Gordie Sager, Ryan Miller, Jack Shaffer, Brandi Avery, Vicki Gobrecht, Sharon Krumrine, Paul Schaum, Carroll Wilson and Ida Butler.

In the military service: Ryan Baummer, Marcus Gobrecht, Shea Mumma, Mark Reever, Joshua Mummert, Alex Berwager and Doug Shaffer








Worship Assistant

Scripture Reader


Screen Presenter

17 – Ruth Neiderer

Sadira Stallings

Mikenna Avery

Judy Mummert

24 – Glenn Gobrecht


Abbey Jemison

Kelly Kuhn

  1 – Glenn Gobrecht

Hailey Kuhn

Sam Jemison

Katie Higgins

  8 – Liz Mickley

Wendy Fritz

Kylie Iafrate

Amy Gobrecht


Worship Sound

Children’s Message     (during sermon)

Children’s Time

17 – Barry Berwager

Faye Gobrecht

Ruth Neiderer and Heather Bair

24 – Toni Null

Liz Kielley

Eileen Becker and Kim Becker

  1 – Brad Neiderer

Ruth Neiderer

Kelly Kuhn and Deb Leppo

  8 – Brian Butters

Larry Brumgard

Sue Krumrine and Toni Null



Greeter Ministry:  June – Toni Null             July – Paul & Sue Krumrine Family


The Worship Helper List for July – December is now available in the back of the sanctuary.     


OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Tues. and Weds. 7:30 am – 2:30 pm     Fri. 7:30 am – 12:30 pm. 



Useful Links

  • Nawakwa
  • Hanover Area Council of Churches
  • The Lower Susquehanna Synod
  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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