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Last Updated 3/22/2019

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

March 24, 2019 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: Amy Wetzel and Kelly Kuhn



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



THIS SUNDAY, March 24                          NEXT SUNDAY, March 31

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

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

11:15 am – Children’s Choir 1st Grade +       11:15 am – Children’s Choir 1st Grade +      

  6:00 pm – Confirmation at St. David’s          7:00 pm – Combined Lenten Service

  7:00 pm – Combined Lenten Service                               St. David’s UCC

                    at St. Paul’s (Dub’s) Union                           



Monday – Worship Committee Meeting 7:00 pm (at St. B’s)

Tuesday – Women of the Church at Homewood 1:00 pm, Lenten Dinner/Study 6:30 pm

Wednesday – PAL, Yoga 5:30 pm, Choir 6:30 pm, Bells 6:30 pm

Thursday – Yoga 9:00 am

Saturday – Synod Video Training 9:30 am, Social Hall reserved 12:00 pm


CONDOLENCES to the family and friends of Sam Sneeringer, who passed away on Sunday, March 17th.  Please keep them in your prayers.


THANK YOU to everyone at St. B’s for the cards and condolences upon the death of my husband, Bobby Ireland – from, Sheila Ireland


CONGRATULATIONS! To Sam and Abbey upon their fantastic performance in the South Western High School musical, “Mama Mia!”.


SYNOD ASSEMBLY REP NEEDED to represent St. Bartholomew’s at this year’s assembly, which will be held June 6th – 8th.  Please see Pastor Steve for more information.


2018 ANNUAL REPORTS are available in the hallway.


A SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held today after the worship service.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss whether to provide an internship site for an intern from the seminary. More information regarding what the internship would involve and cost is provided is located in the back of the sanctuary.


COMBINED LENTEN WORSHIP SERVICES The schedule for the Sunday evening Lenten Worship Services is available in the hallway.


Lenten Dinners Lenten Dinners will be held on Tuesday’s through April 9th from

6:30 – 8:00 pm. Each Tuesday evening from 6:30 – 7:00 pm we will have a light meal, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm there will be discussion on Sunday’s Gospel readings.  All ages are welcome to attend.  Please sign up in the hallway if you plan to attend.  We need volunteers for dinner and desserts.  Please see Kelly Kuhn with questions.


THE LITTLESTOWN AREA MUNICIPAL BAND, under the direction of Ben Messinger, will present a Spring Concert at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, located at 53 West King St., Littlestown, PA on Sunday, March 24th beginning at 3:00 pm.  Selections for the concert will be taken from Lone Star Fanfare, On a Hymnsong Philip Bliss, Triumphant March from Aida, an American Elegy, Pie in the Face Polka, Harlem Nocturne, Radetzky March and Ireland.  The public is encouraged to attend.  Free will donations will be accepted.


WOMEN OF THE CHURCH will meet on Tuesday, March 26 at Homewood, 425 Westminster Ave., in the Creekside activities building.  The time is 1:00 pm.   All women are welcome.   Please bring a bible or your “Gather” magazine for our bible study and enjoy fellowship and food after the study.  If you have questions or need a ride, please contact Marlene 717-637-0185.


video training the Lower Susquehanna Synod staff will be presenting a training on how to make church videos on March 30th from 9:30 - 11:30 am, here at St. B’s.  See Pastor Steve for more details or visit for more info and to register.


Scrapbook Workshop Saturday April 6th at St. Bartholomew’s United Church.   

Join me, Liz Kielley, a Creative Memories consultant, for a time of preserving our memories through the timeless art of scrapbooking – no experience necessary.  The registration fee for this event is $20.  Your fee includes space at the workshop, special gifts, door prizes, ideas, educational material, lunch, and of course, my personal attention!  You can email me at or call me at 717-451-8336 with any questions or catch me at church.


EARTH DAY We're Celebrating Earth Day again this year by picking up trash on the roads surrounding our Church.  Our trash pick-up event will be on Sunday, April 7th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Trash bags, gloves, safety vests and pick up sticks will be provided.  You may pick trash during our Sunday School hour (10:30 am to 11:30 am) or you may pick the full two hours and join us for lunch at 12:30 pm at the church.  All are welcome to participate but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Please sign up for this event on the sheet outside the church sanctuary.   


CHICKEN BBQ The Chicken Crew will be grilling on Saturday, April 27th.  Presale tickets available thru Sunday, April 14th in hallway. Donation is $9.00. Rated best chicken in the area!


CAR/TRACTOR EXHIBIT Members you are invited to share your four, three, or two-wheel vehicles on Saturday, April 27th at the Chicken BBQ.  Contact Allen Gobrecht for more info.


DAY OF RENEWAL Our church will host the next WELCA Day of Renewal on Saturday, May 11, 2019.  This is a one-day retreat for women and will be led by Rev. Zimmann, wife of the Pastor who substituted here for Pastor Steve when he was on Sabbatical. Please mark that date on your calendar.   Don’t miss this opportunity for nearby refreshment to your faith and spirit.


SAVE THE DATE This year’s VBS will be held June 17th – 21st at St. David’s UCC. 


MARK YOUR CALENDARS  2019 York Revolution Game/ Fireworks will be Saturday, July 13th - game time 6:30 pm. More info later.


FAMILY CAMP St. Bartholomew’s is again inviting our families with children to attend Family Camp at Camp Nawakwa from July 14-20.  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 compete a registration form (located in hallway) and return to the church office.  Please see Pastor Steve with any questions.  If you have never been to Camp Nawakwa and would like to see what it is like, there will be an open house there on April 7th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.


FREE CHRISTIAN YOGA CLASSES 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.  Classes are on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm and Thursdays at 9:00 am.


MARCH’S SPECIAL ENVELOPE OFFERING will benefit ELCA Disaster Response – Puerto Rico Hurricane.


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.



PAL    Brown Sugar, Salt & Pepper, BBQ Sauce, Ziploc Sandwich bags, Red Rose tea

CLOTHING BANK             Men and Ladies body wash and deodorant


RUTH’S HARVEST All single serving please!  Vegetables and Entrees



Homewood: Eileen Grothey, Julia Mummert and Phyllis Frock

Hanover Hall: Mildred Raubenstine, Pat Wentz

The Brethren Home: Shelva Laughman

At Home:  Karen Brown, Robyn Duppins, Cindy, Lori Shaffer,  Jim Krumrine, Larry Bixler, Cynthia Waters, Marlene Redding, Harold Krumrine, Harold Bachman, Gladys Wildasin, Deb Sponseller, Cindy Graybill,  Lindsey Crawford, Leiland Smtih, Jimmy Bryan, Amber Shaw, Katlyn Stremmel, Danielle Stislicki, Alan Sterner, Marleigh Myers,  Frank & Hazel George, Paul Chronister, Joe Moxley, Donna Spaide, Kim Shultz, Gordie Sager, Ryan Miller, Brandi Avery, Pat Berwager, Gordon Shank, Nevin & Daryl Raubenstine, Janice Kneller, Carson Giggard, the Norris Family, Leurenna Myers, Rodney Sponseller, Benjamin Summers, Sheila Ireland and grandchild, Carl Gobrecht, George & Bev Morningstar, Sherry Shaffer, Gloria Weants, Lisa Dickensheets, Amy Beckman, Mary Gobrecht and Alena Szabo.

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

24 – Faye Gobrecht


Ashlyn Trone

Kelly Kuhn

31 – Dave Hoff

Allen Gobrecht

Olivia Bryan

Ruth Neiderer

  7 – Donald Sterner

Chris Gunnell

Rachel Kaintz

Heather Bair

14 – Carrie Hoff

Sue Krumrine

Noah Kuhn

Ruth Neiderer


Worship Sound

Children’s Message     (during sermon)

Children’s Time

24 – Shaun Saltzgiver

Liz Kielley

Amy Wetzel and Kelly Kuhn

31 – Brad Neiderer

Faye Gobrecht

Amy Gobrecht and Faye Gobrecht

 7 – Toni Null

Pastor Steve

Lindsey Crawford and Karen Cramer

14 – Brian Butters

Larry Brumgard

Chris Myers and Diane Buvia




Greeter Ministry:  March – Chuck B. and Brenda W.   April – Liz Kielley and Brian Butters



July – December 2019 Worship Service List:  We will be putting together the Worship Helper list for the second half of the year shortly.  Now is the time to ask to be added or deleted from the list of helpers (worship assistant (prayers), scripture reader, worship sound, screen presenter, children’s sermon and acolyte.) for July through December.  Please contact the church office as soon as possible with any changes. (by April 28th).  Thank you all for your participation in our worship services!


Useful Links

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

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