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St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

March 18, 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:  Tara Bryan and Emily Beyer


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


FLOWERS today are given by Ted Becker in honor of Eileen’s birthday.


THIS SUNDAY, March 18                          NEXT SUNDAY, March 25

  9:00 am – HOPE Worship                              9:00 am – Worship/Comm./Palm Sunday

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 +

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


THIS WEEK                                                         

Monday           Worship Committee Meeting 7:00 pm

Tuesday           Lenten Dinner Club 6:30 pm

Wednesday     Yoga 5:30 pm, Choir 6:30 pm, Bells 7:45 pm


card shower  Please help us celebrate Walter and Evelyn Dickensheets’ 70th Wedding Anniversary by sending them a card on March 28th.  Their address is:  1410 Beck Mill Road, Hanover, PA 17331.


Lenten Dinner Club will be held on Tuesdays through March 20th.  A light meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. and Bible study will begin at 7:00 p.m.  All ages are welcome to attend.  Please sign-up in the hallway even if you think you may be coming.  This will allow us to plan accordingly.  Please consider signing up to help provide a portion of the light meal.  We hope to see you there!  Any questions, please contact Kelly Kuhn at (717) 479-6009.  




                                                             Mar. 18:  Host Church: St. Bartholomew’s

Worship Leader: Rev. Steven Thomas

Preaching: Rev. Susan Fritz


              John 10:9

During Holy Week the choir and extra gathered members will be singing from the cantata, “Hallelujah, What a Savior”.   Beginning with the procession on Palm Sunday, the choir will use this exciting music to help the Passion story come more alive for our congregation.   You also won’t want to miss the music on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and finally, on Easter Sunday morning.  Make a special effort to join us at these worship times, making HOLY WEEK truly HOLY!

Palm Sunday 9:00AM

We begin with Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem.


Maundy Thursday, March 29th 7:00PM

Then to the Upper Room with his faithful disciples

And to the lonely Garden.


Good Friday, March 30th 7:00PM

We meet at the Cross.


Easter Day, April 1st 6:30AM Sunrise at Long Arm Dam

 (Bring a lawn chair) If inclement weather service will be at church.

7:30AM Breakfast at church – No charge

9:00AM Easter Worship

Gather at the empty tomb.


CAMP NAWAKWA OPEN HOUSE On Sunday, April 8th, Pastor Steve will be taking a group of our members to tour Camp Nawakwa.  This is an excellent opportunity to see the camp and the different lodgings available for Family Camp.  The open house is 2 – 4:30 pm.  Please let Pastor Steve know if you are planning to come.


THE PROPERTY COMMITTIEE 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.


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.


WOMEN OF THE CHURCH   Monthly meeting at Homewood, Creekside activity room on

March 27th, at 1:00 pm.  Please bring your magazines or a bible for our study time and enjoy snacks and fellowship after.   For a ride, call Marlene 637-0185.  All women are welcome.


St. Matthew Lutheran Church presents:  organist Adam Brakel in concert on Sunday, April 8th at 4:00 pm.  The church is located at 30 W. Chestnut St. Hanover, PA.   Free tickets are available and required for admission.  Send a stamped self-addressed envelope to: 

April Concert, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 W. Chestnut St., Hanover, PA 17331

Tell how many tickets you want.   A free will offering will be taken to assist with the concert.  The organ there is one of the ten largest organs in the world.

DAY OF RENEWAL Women of our synod will hold a retreat on Saturday, April 21st, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, at Memorial Lutheran Church in Shippensburg.  The Theme is “In Katie’s Footsteps.” The cost is $20.00 for the program and lunch.   A ride is available.  Registration forms are available on the shelf in the hallway. See Marlene or Edna for more information or see the poster on the bulletin board in the hallway.


Scrapbook Workshop (National Scrapbook Day) Saturday April 21, 9-5 at St. B’s.  Do you scrapbook?  Did you ever want to try scrapbooking?  Have pictures and/or memorabilia and would like to know what to do with it? Enjoy paper crafts? Then join me, Liz Kielley, a Creative Memories consultant, and we’ll have a wonderful time sharing stories and preserving our memories. The registration fee for this event is $20.  Your fee includes your space at the workshop, special gifts, door prizes, ideas, educational material, lunch, and of course, my personal attention!  If you want to do the paper and embellishment buffet or Project Recipe, bring an extra $10.  You can email me at or call me at 717-451-8336 with any questions or catch me at church.


TRASH PICK-UP St. Bartholomew's will once again celebrate Earth Day this year by picking up trash along our local roads.  The date of our trash pick-up will be Sunday April 22nd from 10:30am to 12:30pm.  Trash bags, gloves, safety vests and poking sticks will be provided. Lunch will also be provided after the event.  There will be a sign-up sheet on the shelf outside the sanctuary so please sign up if you will be participating.  Let's Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful! 


CHICKEN BAR-B-Q AND PIE SALE A date has been set for this event – Saturday,

April 28th, 11:00 to 1:00 pm. We need volunteers of all ages! 



FAMILY CAMP St. Bartholomew’s is again inviting our families with children to attend Family Camp at Camp Nawakwa from July 15-21.  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.


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    Carrots, Pineapple, Coffee

CLOTHING BANK      Hand Towels, Bath Towels, Large Sheets, Brown Paper Bags

CHANGING LIVES SHELTER    Full Sized Shampoo, Combs, Razors, Liquid Hand Soap

RUTH’S HARVEST            All single serving please!  Entrees, Fruit, Juice, Snacks

INCLEMENT WEATHER In case our worship needs to be cancelled due to weather conditions, the cancellation announcement can be found on our web page at An email will also be sent to everyone that currently receives the Newsletter by email. If you miss these announcements, you may call any council member for information or Pastor Steve at 717-476-9171.



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, Shelley Saltzgiver, 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, Christina Hawn, Hope & Wesley, Ruth Gunnell, Joe Moxley, Donald Sterner, Helen Renner, 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, Pastor Kirk Griffin, Jack Shaffer, Janice Kneller, Brandi Avery and Vicki Gobrecht.

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

18 – Erin Gobrecht


Rachel Kaintz

Amy Gobrecht

25 – Glenn Gobrecht

Sadira Stallings

Noah Kuhn

Heather Bair

  1 – Donald Sterner

Darrell Raubenstine

Kaili Miller

Ruth Neiderer

  8 – Karen Amoss

Sadira Stallings

Mikenna Avery

Liz Mickley


Worship Sound

Children’s Message     (during sermon)

Children’s Time

18 – Liz Kielley

Faye Gobrecht

Tara Bryan and Emily Beyer

25 – Barry Berwager

Larry Brumgard

Amy Wetzel and Kelly Kuhn

 1 – Shaun Saltzgiver

Deb Leppo

Lindsey Crawford and Karen Cramer

 8 – Brad Neiderer

Pat Berwager

Chris Myers and Diane Buvia




Greeter Ministry:      March – Chuck Bock and Brenda Warehime

                                                           April – Liz Kielley and Brian Butters



2017 ANNUAL REPORTS Are available on the small table outside of the library.


Useful Links

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

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