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Last Updated 11/10/2018

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

November 11, 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: Sue Krumrine 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, November 11                                NEXT SUNDAY, November 18

  9:00 am – Worship Service/Communion                    9:00 am – Worship Service

                    Ingathering                                              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 +                    11:30 am – HOPE Practice

11:30 am – HOPE Practice

  6:00 pm – Confirmation Class at St. B’s



Monday – Visioning Meeting 7:00 pm

Tuesday – Scouts Den Meeting 6:30 pm

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

Thursday – Yoga 9:00 am

Friday – Scouts Pack Meeting 6:30 pm

Saturday – Essential Oils Workshop 10:00 am


WE WELCOME Tika Ram Dhungana as our guest speaker during today’s service.  Tika Ram Dhungana is a former refugee from Bhutan. He was resettled to Harrisburg, PA in 2010 and became a United States citizen in 2015. In 2014 he published the book Satisfaction and Service, a Grand Source of Success. He is the founding president of the Bhutanese Community in Harrisburg and is currently the executive director. Tika is currently the owner/CEO of Our Home Care, LLC, a home care agency. He worked as Regional Manager for Intra-National Home Care, LLC and prior to that, he worked as a care giver and certified medical interpreter.  When he resided in Nepal, Tika was a high school principal for about five years. He received his Master’s degree in Chemistry from Tribhuvan University in Nepal. Tika was also a participant in the LIRS Migrant and Refugee Leadership Academy of 2015 and has represented LIRS on a few occasions.  In 2016 he was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

WE WELCOME Pastor Sharon Baglyos as a guest speaker during the Sunday School hour, downstairs. She is the Assistant Director for Outreach at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, headquartered in Baltimore. Pastor Baglyos served congregations in Pennsylvania and Chicago and was deeply engaged in ministries with children and families.  More recently, she taught at the University of Dubuque in Iowa, and directed AGORA, a ministry equipping leaders for new immigrant congregations in the Twin Cities and across rural Minnesota.  Pastor Baglyos and her husband Paul Baglyos are the parents of two adult children, who both live with their families in southern California.


CONGRATULATIONS! To the newly elected council members for 2019:  Pat Berwager, David Hoff and Korey Kuhn.  Thank you to everyone who was willing to run for Council. Thank you also to those outgoing members of council:  Amy Gobrecht and David Schnell.


THANK YOU! to Adam Meyer for providing a framed aerial photograph of St. Bartholomew’s Church.


Essential Oils Rollerball Workshop Join us for an essential oils Make & Take Roller Ball Workshop Saturday, November 17th from 10-11:30 am at St. Bartholomew's. Only $5 per rollerball!!  Gear up for flu season, make a focus blend for studying, or maybe you need a de-stressor blend before the holidays get in full swing. This is an introduction to the benefits of essential oils. Please RSVP to Carrie at 443-974-1738 or


HOSS’S FUNDRAISER FOR HACC Dear Friends of Hanover Area Council of Churches: We are excited to team up with Hoss's Steak and Sea House to raise money for a very worthy cause. Please consider visiting the Hoss's location(s) listed below on 11/18/2018 to aid us in raising money to benefit Hanover Area Council of Churches.  Present the flier on November 18th at Hoss's in Hanover.  Hoss's will then donate 20%* or 25%** of your total check paid to Hanover Area Council of Churches.  Flyers are located in the hallway.


THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE We will be joining other congregations to help celebrate the Hanover Area Council of Churches’ 50th anniversary with a Thanksgiving Eve Service at Emmanuel UCC (124 Broadway) at 7 pm.  This service will feature former Council President Rev. Dr. Bruce Bouchard delivering the message and other past presidents participating in the service. Also, many of their ministries will be set up in the Fellowship Hall to explain what their mission is within our community.


Women of the church will meet on Tuesday, November 27, 1:00 pm in the Creekside activity room at Homewood.    For a ride, Call Marlene 717-637-0185.  Consider enjoying this group even one time a year and get to know the Homewood residents who participate as well as the church members who attend.


ADVENT PAGEANT The children of our Sunday School will present an advent pageant on Sunday, December 2nd, during the 9:00 am Worship service. Please encourage your children to attend Sunday School in order to prepare for this presentation.

Hershey Handbell Ensemble concert will be held on Saturday, December 15th at 7:00pm, at Cross Keys Village – The Brethren Home Community, ?Nicarry Meeting House, 2990 Carlisle St., New Oxford, PA.


SAVE THE DATE!  In celebration of our upcoming 175th Anniversary, we will be creating a new Pictorial Church Directory.  To be included in the directory, photographs will be taken January 25th & 26th.  Each family photographed will receive an 8x10 photograph and a directory.  Please mark these dates on your calendar!  More information about scheduling will be announced in December.  Any questions please see Amy Wetzel or Kelly Kuhn.


FREE FAITH 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.


Poinsettias may be purchased to beautify the church during the Christmas season.  Multi-bloom 6” pots may be purchased for $11.00 or, instead of a flower, anyone interested may give a donation in any amount to the Hanover Cold Weather Shelter. Order/Donation forms and payment for poinsettias are due by the morning of Friday, December 7th. Forms are available in the hallway.  There will also be a large envelope there to collect your order form/payment. Donations for the shelter will be collected through December 30th.  Poinsettias may be taken home after the Christmas Eve Service, Dec. 24th.


NOVEMBER’S SPECIAL ENVELOPE will raise money for Women of the ELCA.  Their purpose statement:  As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.


COATS OF FRIENDSHIP is collecting used coats, hats, scarves and glove (any condition) to be handed out the weekend of Thanksgiving.  Their goal is to collect 100 coats.  Drop off by November 17th  at these locations:  Markets of Hanover, Representative Kate Klunk’s office, Hickory Falls Family Entertainment and Hanover Area Council of Churches. For more information visit their Facebook page:  Coats of Friendship – Hanover Chapter



PAL  Egg Noodles, Hot Chocolate and Coffee

CLOTHING BANK  Thermal Gloves, Baby Wipes and Paper Towels

CHANGING LIVES SHELTER  Clorox Wipes, Men’s Boxers (M or L), Drink Mixes (Tea                                                     or Lemonade)

RUTH’S HARVEST  All single serving please!  Entrees and juice boxes





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.



Homewood: Eileen Grothey, Julia Mummert and Phyllis Frock

Hanover Hall: Mildred Raubenstine, George Morningstar

The Brethren Home: Shelva Laughman

At Home:  Karen Brown, Robyn Duppins, Eric Collins, Cindy, Lisa Galloway,  Lori Shaffer,  Jim Krumrine, 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, Danielle Stislicki, Alan Sterner, Marleigh Myers,  Frank George, Paul Chronister, Hannah Engle, Hope & Wesley, Joe Moxley, Sarah Iafrate, Chasidy Gladfelter, Donna Spaide, Kim Shultz, Vicki Creamer, Gordie Sager, Ryan Miller, Brandi Avery, Vicki Gobrecht, Sharon Krumrine, Paul Schaum, Ida Butler, Pat Berwager, Gordon Shank, Nevin & Daryl Raubenstine, Janice Kneller, Darrell Raubenstine, Carson Giggard, the Norris Family, the family of Rev. Larry Estepp and Leurenna Myers.  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

  11 – Faye Gobrecht


Abbey Jemison

Erin Gobrecht

  18 – Ruth Neiderer

Toni Null

Sam Jemison

Liz Mickley

  25 – Glenn Gobrecht


Kylie Iafrate

Ruth Neiderer

    2 – Toni Null

Pastor Steve

Olivia Wetzel

Judy Mummert


Worship Sound

Children’s Message     (during sermon)

Children’s Time

11 – Toni Null

Deb Leppo

Sue Krumrine and Toni Null

18 – Brian Butters

Wendy Fritz

Amy Gobrecht and Faye Gobrecht

25 – Liz Kielley

Amy Gobrecht

Tara Bryan and Emily Beyer

  2 – Barry Berwager


Amy Wetzel and Kelly Kuhn


Greeter Ministry:  November – Neiderer Family  December – Toni Null/P. Krumrine Family


2019 Worship Service List:  We are at the time of year when we need to update our worship listing for duties during the service. 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 next year. Please contact the church office as soon as possible with any changes. (by November 11th).  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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