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Last Updated 8/20/2017

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

August 20, 2017 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:  Kelly Kuhn and Toni Null.


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


THIS SUNDAY, August 20                         NEXT SUNDAY, August 27

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

10:30 am – Sunday School                             11:00 am – All Church Picnic

11:30 pm – HOPE Practice                            



Wednesday      Faith Yoga at St. B’s  5:30 pm


PASTOR STEVE will be on vacation August 15th – 30th.  Pastor David DeLong will be on-call for pastoral emergencies.  He can be reached at 717 630-1051.


2018 Budget ITEMS Reminder to all Committees to submit to Glenn Gobrecht all budget items for next year by the end of this month.


OUTDOOR WORSHIP/CHURCH PICNIC Join us on Sunday, August 27th at 9:00 am for an outdoor worship service followed by fellowship and the church picnic at 11:00 am.  Location:  Shade area at the pavilion.  Meat, drinks & place settings provided.  Bring a dish to share and a lawn chair.  Assistance will be available for anyone needing a ride or helping hand with your covered dish.


Faith Yoga for Free!  From August 23 through October 12, Carrie Hoff and

St. Bartholomew's will be offering yoga classes for free.  This is an opportunity for you to try this excellent physical exercise combined with a peaceful biblical meditation.  And invite a friend!


music picnic the choir, bell choir, orchestra and children’s choir musicians are invited to a “Start-up the Practice Year” Picnic on Wednesday, September 6th.  Bring a covered dish if you can.  The picnic will begin at 6:00 pm in the church pavilion.


WOMEN OF THE CHURCH There will be no Women of the Church meeting at Homewood this month.


CONFIRMATION CLASS The fall session of our Youth Confirmation class begins on Sunday, September 10th, 6:00p.m. – 7:30 pm  at St. Bartholomew’s.  The class will meet on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month (except for December), September – May. Parents who have youth entering confirmation for their first year are asked to attend a brief orientation meeting on Sunday, September 10th at 5:30 p.m. at St. Bartholomew’s.


SPIRIT FEST is coming to SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg, Saturday, September 16th, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The SpiriTrust Lutheran, the Village at Gettysburg Auxiliary is in need of donations for Spirit Fest.  White elephant items, books, gently used purses, homemade crafts and jewelry can be brought to the Village at Gettysburg through September 4th.  This is a great time to get rid of all those gently used, unwanted items around your house.  Donations of baked goods, pies and plants are also needed.  Plants and baked goods should be brought in September 15th or the morning of the event.  Pumpkins and mums are really nice and are a quick seller.  If anyone is interested in renting a table or space to sell their own items, the cost to rent space, if you bring your own table, is $10., to rent with a table, cost is $20.  Please contact Kimberly Bassler, 717-339-1674 or if you like to rent a space/table.


CARD SHOWER Sadie Whisler turns 90 on August 26th. Please remember her on this special day by sending her a birthday card.   Her home address is 548 Broadway, Hanover, PA  17331


AUGUST’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. 


SCHOOL KITS shopping time is coming up.   As the summer sales on school supplies begin, pick up a few extra supplies to share with Lutheran World Relief.  Place any of the following items in the labeled baskets at the church.   The following items are needed to fill each kit. One item or a whole kit will be appreciated. A kit includes:


Four 70 sheet notebooks – no loose leaf

One 30-centimeter ruler (Centimeters on one side and inches on the other)

One pencil sharpener 5 unsharpened pencils

5 ballpoint pens (blue or black ink)

One eraser                                                      

One box of 16 0r 24 crayons

Blunt Safety Scissors






PAL Pam spray, Coffee, Coffee Mate, BBQ Sauce, Bread Crumbs

Clothing Bank Back-to-School:  blue/red pens, notebook/binder, paper, backpacks

Changing Lives Shelter Liquid Hand Soap, Midsize Shampoo & Body Wash, band-aids

Ruth’s HarvestSnacks, Cereal, Fruit (All single serving size, please!)


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.


COOPERATIVE YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR POSITION St. David’s Lutheran and St. Bartholomew’s United ELCA are currently accepting applications for a Cooperative Youth Ministry Director.  The candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to minister to youth members of both congregations by developing creative ways of involving the youth in activities, including worship services, service projects, and national, synod and conference events. Additional information related to specific job requirements can be found on each congregation’s website: or



Homewood: Eileen Grothey, Clyde Frock, Miriam Sterner, 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 & Bruce Shaffer,  Jim Krumrine, Daryl Raubenstine, Shelley Saltzgiver, Larry Bixler, Cynthia Waters,  Angie Britcher, Anita, Frieda, Mary Marrero,  Sheila Staub, Linette Sterner, Marlene Redding, Harold Krumrine, Joann Shock, Harold Bachman, Gladys Wildasin, Deb Sponseller, Cindy Graybill, Pastor Terry McCarthy, Lindsey Crawford, Joyce Johnson, Gordon Sager, Kyle Wildeson, Leiland Smtih, Jimmy Bryan, Jeff Butler, Amber Shaw, Barb Butler, Rory Hughes, Sheila Raubenstine, Isabella Taylor, Tammy Hall, and Katlyn Stremmel, Mara Small, Doug Deviny, Danielle Stislicki, Kaz Krysiak, Alan Sterner, Rev. Fred Shilling, Amy Dehoff, Marleigh Myers, Jerry, Frank George, Paul Chronister, Hannah Engle, Diana Hnat, Christina Hawn, Hope & Wesley, Dottie Waybright, Roger Krumrine and Sharon Krumrine.

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

20 – Karen Amoss

Diane Buvia

Mikenna Avery

Erin Gobrecht

27 – Faye Gobrecht


Abbey Jemison

Outdoor Service

  3 – Deb Leppo

Sue Krumrine

Sam Jemison

Judy Mummert

10 – Emily Beyer

Sadira Stallings

Kylie Iafrate

Kelly Kuhn


Worship Sound


Children’s Message


Children’s Time


20 – Shaun Saltzgiver

Faye Gobrecht

Kelly Kuhn and Toni Null

27 – Brad Neiderer

Amy Gobrecht

Kim Trone and Deb Leppo

  3 – Dale Greer

Pastor Steve

Amy Gobrecht and Faye Gobrecht

10 – Barry Berwager

Chris Myers

Tara Bryan and Emily Beyer


Greeter Ministry:      August – Carl Gobrecht and Glenn Gobrecht

                                    September – Wendy Fritz




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