News & Announcements

Last Updated 10/20/2018

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

October 21 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: Ruth Neiderer and Heather Bair


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


THIS SUNDAY, October 21                                    NEXT SUNDAY, October 28

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

10:30 am – Sunday School                                                             Reformation

11:15 am – Children’s Choir 1st Grade +                    10:30 am – Sunday School    

12:30 pm – Crop Walk                                                11:15 am – Children’s Choir 1st Grade +

                                                                                      6:00 pm – Confirmation Class at

                                                                                                        St. David’s


Monday – Renovation Committee 7:00 pm

Tuesday – Women of the Church at Homewood 1:00 pm

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

Thursday – Yoga 9:00 am

Saturday – Social Hall Reserved


WE WELCOME Rev. Martin Zimmann as our supply pastor during Pastor Steve’s sabbatical.  He serves with the Advancement team as Alumni and Congregation relations director at the United Lutheran Seminary; he also serves as Adjunct faculty in the field of church and society. He currently serves on the board of trustees for the Interfaith Sustainability Center in the Middle East. He now lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Angela, and children Seth and Chelsea.


pastor Steve will be on sabbatical from 9/26 through 10/25.  Please call Council President, Allen Gobrecht at 717- 476-2160 for pastoral emergencies.  He will have a list of pastors in our area who will attend to the pastoral needs of St. Bartholomew’s members during this time.


CONDOLENCES to the family and friends of Pastor Larry Estepp who passed away on Saturday, October 13th.  Please keep them in your prayers.


THE ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held on Sunday, November 4th, after the worship service.  The agenda will be the 2019 budget and election of new council members.  Also, this year our church council approved amendments to the Model Constitution for Congregations as approved by the Churchwide Assembly.  A vote on these amendments will be included on the agenda.  Copies of the proposed budget and amendments are available on the shelf in the hallway.  If you have any questions regarding the proposed budget, please see Glenn Gobrecht or a council member.


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.


CROPWALK Today is CROP Hunger Walk Day! Come out and enjoy a fun, family activity at the CROP Hunger Walk, Sign-in begins at 12:30 at South Western HS and the walk starts at 1 pm.  Learn about how YOU can help end hunger and promote peace.  Register at  Have fun with us as we end hunger and poverty and promote peace and justice! Join us!! Questions contact:  Toni Null 443-508-1360


uPLAN (College Planning Program) Thrivent Financial will be holding a complimentary, 90-minute college planning overview to learn how academics, admissions and financial strategies can work together to help save you money on college.  This meeting will take place on Sunday, October 21st at 6:00 pm at St. John Lutheran Church, 100 E. Water Street, Abbottstown.  Reserve your place early.  RSVP by phone: (717) 332-4219 or email:


RENOVATION COMMITTEE will meet on October 22nd at 7:00 pm. Your ideas and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated. If you would like to be on this committee please see sign-up sheet in hallway. For more info see Larry or Pastor.


women of THE CHURCH will meet at Homewood in the Creekside activities building for bible study on Tuesday, October 23rd at 1:00 PM.  For a ride, call Marlene 637-0185.  All women are welcome!


TRUNK or TREAT NIGHT St. David’s Lutheran annual Halloween Trunk or Treat will be held Saturday, the 27th of October at 6:30 pm.  Prizes will be awarded for decorated trunks and will be given to children bringing the most friends.  Everyone please wear your favorite or scariest costumes.  Come spend your evening at St. David’s and plan on a scary, fun time!


Veterans Day will be observed at South Western High School on Friday, November 9th with a continental breakfast for veterans and guests, a Veterans Day assembly and following the assembly, the Living Museum with have memorabilia and artifacts from veterans.  You can register to attend (by Nov. 2nd ) and find more information at 



AERO OIL CREDIT Aero Oil has agreed to credit St. Bartholomew’s four cents on the gallon for every gallon of oil that our members use from their company.  If you use Aero Oil, please let them know that you are a member of St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA) by calling 888-480-1271 or register online at


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.


OCTOBER’S SPECIAL ENVELOPE OFFERING will raise money for Four Diamonds (THON).  THON is a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the life of children and families impacted by childhood cancer.  Their mission is to provide emotional and financial support, spread awareness and ensure funding for critical research – all in pursuit of a cure.


HEALTH KITS Women of the Church are now collecting health kits to add to the school kits we annually collect for Lutheran World Relief.  The following items are needed:


1 bath size towel (52-27’) dark color                      1 metal nail clipper         

1 sturdy comb (wide toothed preferred)                 1 adult size toothbrush in original package           

2 bath size bars (4-5 oz.) of soap (keep in its original wrapping)


(Toothbrush multi-packs are okay; each brush will be placed in an envelope).  No plastic bags or wraps.  All items may be wrapped in the towel and tied with ribbon or yarn.  You may contribute enough items for a kit or just single items.  Place them in the baskets in the hallways.

Thank you to Thrivent for providing a grant to help with the cost of the health kits.  Thrivent is a membership organization of Christians.  They help members be wise with money and live generously.  Resulting in stronger members, families and communities.


Along with items for the personal care kits, Women of The Church are collecting blankets, and quilts for Lutheran World Relief, (LWR).   You may donate blankets by placing them in the baskets in the hallways or give a $10.00 donation to Edna Sterner or Eileen Becker to buy durable blankets for LWR. The blankets, school kits and personal care kits will be dedicated on Sunday, November 11, 2018


HANOVER AREA COMMUNITY MEAL PACKING EVENT Help pack meals for the hungry, Saturday, November 3rd 10 am – Noon and 1 – 3 pm at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 West Chestnut St.  To register or donate visit:  To learn more about event visit: www.stmattlutheran.or/meal-packing.


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 – Sugar, Ketchup, Coffee Creamer

Clothing Bank Toiletries, Queen size sheets, Towels Hand/Bath

Changing Lives Shelter Body Lotion 3/4oz, Men’s Boxers M to L, Drink mixes tea/lemonade

Ruth’s Harvest - Single serve entrees and juice boxes - all single servings please.



Homewood: Eileen Grothey, Julia Mummert and Phyllis Frock

The Brethren Home: Shelva Laughman

Hanover Hall: Mildred Raubenstine

HealthSouth Rehab:  George Morningstar

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.

In the military service: Ryan Baummer, Marcus Gobrecht, Shea Mumma, Mark Reever, Joshua Mummert, Alex Berwager, Doug Shaffer and David Berke.





Worship Assistant

Scripture Reader


Screen Presenter

  21 – Emily Beyer


Noah Kuhn

Katie Higgins

  28 – Dep Leppo

Eileen Becker

Kaili Miller

Amy Gobrecht

    4 – Carl Bachman

Sadira Stallings

Mikenna Avery

Heather Bair

  11 – Faye Gobrecht

Diane Buvia

Abbey Jemison

Ruth Neiderer


Worship Sound

Children’s Message     (during sermon)

Children’s Time

21 – Shaun Saltzgiver

Ruth Neiderer

Ruth Neiderer and Heather Bair

28 – Barry Berwager

Kelly Kuhn

Eileen Becker and Kim Becker

  4 – Brad Neiderer

Pastor Steve

Kelly Kuhn and Deb Leppo

11 – Toni Null

Deb Leppo

Amy Gobrecht and Faye Gobrecht






Greeter Ministry:  October – Paul and Sue Krumrine Family     November – Neiderer Family


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