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Last Updated 6/6/2020

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

June 7, 2020 Announcements


CARD SHOWER Dean Markle will turn 90 on June 13th.  Due to current circumstances, his family would like to have a card shower to celebrate.  Cards should be sent to:

            Dean Markle, Homewood at Plum Creek, Room E 388, 425 Westminster Ave., Hanover, PA 17331


THANK YOU  A special ‘Thank You” to Faye and Ruth for the delicious meals they brought me on the passing of my sister, Mildred.  Their food was awesome.  Also for the many phone calls, cards and prayers.  Also thank you for the delicious pie and birthday cards from you folks.  God Bless and keep you in his care.  Also Pastor Steve for all he has done.  Thank you again, love – Hilda Schuchart.


COUNCIL REQUEST When we move to the yellow or green phase, would you like to have worship at the church?

If so, what precautions would you recommend?  Please send your response to:


CONGREGATIONAL MEETING St. Bartholomew's is looking into the possibility of hiring a Christian Ed Director/Volunteer Coordinator.  The position would start at 15 hrs/wk at $16.00/hr. We will have a Congregational Meeting after worship via zoom on June 28 with ballots being mailed to everyone. The job description is attached to the worship service invite email.


WORSHIP HELPER LIST the worship helper list is available on our website:


YOGA We will record ahead of time a new session for our yoga class each week.  It will then be available for viewing by Thursday morning.? A link for these sessions can be found on our website:


ALL MEMBERS During the stay at home order, share how God’s Spirit was present in your days. Take some pictures of activities, projects, home schooling and more and e-mail them to 

When we are back together we will share the collection and stories.


Joys and Concerns All members, you may e-mail prayer requests to  which will be included in the service. Please let us know if you want to share (by raising your hand on Zoom and speaking) or have someone read it for you.  Questions contact Ruth Neiderer 717-637-7938.


Virtual Worship Service Please join us for a Zoom Virtual Service each Sunday at 9 am. If you were not able to join the worship service on Sunday morning, you may go to the church’s website and scroll down to video of current and archived sermons.



Homewood: Eileen Grothey and Phyllis Frock

The Brethren Home: Shelva Laughman

At Home:  Karen Brown, 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, Alan Sterner, Marleigh Myers,  Joe Moxley, Donna Spaide, Kim Shultz, Ryan Miller, Brandi Avery, Nevin & Daryl Raubenstine, Janice Kneller, Rodney Sponseller, Sheila Ireland, Jaimie Accaridi, Dale Grimm, Gary Waltman, Sheila Raubenstine, Rev. Russell Clark, Elizabeth Flickinger, Holly Owings, Sonya Kuhn, Brenda, Lisa. India Henry, Keri, Lory, Michael Null, Dottie Waybright, Tyler, Megan Miller, Karen Amoss, Judy Mummert, Kyle Andrew Meyer, Penny Brown, Sharon & husband, Connie, Rebecca Summers, Barry Baney, Doug Hilker, Bruce Smith, Helen Porter, Barb Butler, Janel Hargest, Eileen Becker, Ruth Gunnell, Tammy Hershey, Todd Sager, Ted Becker, Sister Mary Catherine Warehime, Caeden DelVuo, Lukas DelVuo, Patrick DelVuo, Anthony, Donna, Jeff Fritz, Amy Dayhoff and Bob Seneft.  In the military service: Marcus Gobrecht, Mark Reever, Joshua Mummert, Alex Berwager and Doug Shaffer. 




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 (with at least 5 hours for participation in worship services) are required. 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. Email the church at to request an application.  Application deadline is June 30th.


JUNE SPECIAL ENVELOPE OFFERINGS will benefit PAL.  Checks should be made payable to “St. Bartholomew’s United Church” with “PAL” written in the memo line.


Summer Lunch Update for June

Thank you for all of the food donations that have been delivered to the church in the past few weeks!  Due to your generosity we are going to hold a revised version of the Summer Lunch program starting June 9th.

We are asking that church members still continue to purchase items, if able. We added 3 items to the shopping list (See below: jelly, hotdogs, and shredded cheese)

We will continue to collect food from 5-6 p.m. on the following dates: June 9th, June 16th, June 23rd, and June 30th from 5-6 p.m. at St. David’s Lutheran Church (There will be NO collections on June 2nd due to it being election day.)  The collection bin will now be placed outside of the door by the covered drop off area. Someone will be there to collect the items from the bin. The drop off has been moved as we will be handing out lunch bags to the families in need at the Fellowship Hall doorway.  Thanks again for your caring and generosity!

2020 Summer Lunch Donation Requests

Canned Items

  • 15 oz. can baked beans
  • 10.75 oz. can chicken noodle soup or beef vegetable soup
  • 14.75 oz. canned pasta

Boxed Items

  • 12-18 oz. box of Rice Krispies, Cheerios, or Honey Nut Cheerios cereal
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Small boxes of raisins
  • 3 oz. box of strawberry or orange jell-o
  • 3.4 oz – instant Chocolate pudding
  • Box of granola bars
  • 100% Fruit Juice boxes
  • Box of Mac & Cheese

Plastic/Glass Items

  • 14 oz. jar of pizza sauce
  • 18 oz. jar of peanut butter
  • 64 oz. bottle of apple juice



      New Items for June:

v  Plastic jar of jelly

v  Hotdogs (8 count)

v  8 oz. bag of Mozzarella Cheese


*Please note that store brand foods are fine.  Sizes are suggested to keep the bags of food similar. 



Accepting Donations: Monday – Friday 8 am – 12:30 pm, Saturdays 8 am – 11 am

PAL    Egg Noodles, Cream of Chicken Soup, Canned/Fresh Carrots, Kitty Litter, Clorox, Dish Soap

CLOTHING BANK     Adult Toiletries

CHANGING LIVES SHELTER Volunteers 4-7pm, Small Room Fans, Rain Ponchos, Nail Clippers, Clorox

RUTH’S HARVEST Single Serve Entrees, Cereal, Juice Boxes, Snacks and Veggies (All Single Servings)


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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