News & Announcements

Last Updated 11/19/2017

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA)

1204 Grand Valley Rd.

Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 632-1952

November 19, 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:  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.


THIS SUNDAY, November 19                                NEXT SUNDAY, November 26

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

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                                           6:00 pm – Confirmation Class at

THIS WEEK                                                                                 St. David’s


Wednesday     NO YOGA, Thanksgiving Eve Service 7:30 pm (St. Bartholomew’s)

Saturday          Social Hall Reserved


THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY WORSHIP SERVICE will be held on Wednesday, November 22nd at 7:30 pm here at St. Bartholomew’s.  All are welcome!!


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 11/19/2017 to aid us in raising money to benefit Hanover Area Council of Churches.  Present the flier on 11/19/2017 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.


Poinsettias may be purchased to beautify the church during the Christmas season.  Multi-bloom 6” pots may be purchased for $10.50 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, Dec. 1, 2017. 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 24th.  Poinsettias may be taken home after the Christmas Eve Service, Dec. 24th.


CONGRATULATIONS! To the newly elected council members for 2018:  Carl Bachman, Chuck Bock, David Hoff and Kim Trone.  Thank you to everyone who was willing to run for Council. Thank you also to those outgoing members of council:  Cheri Amoss King, Dale Greer, Ron Hnat and Sonya Kuhn.


ART GALLERY Our next featured art for our Art Gallery will be Christmas cards.  If you've kept any favorite cards over the years please bring them in and give them to Erin Gobrecht.  Thanks again to Joann Brumgard for sharing her green glass collection. 


A SILENT AUCTION for a hand stitched, quilt is currently being held.  The quilt is on display in the overflow room.  Proceeds will benefit the capital campaign.  Bids can be made through the end of November.


FREE YOGA CONTINUES St. Bartholomew's will continue to offer 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.


CHRISTIAN MEDITATION/CENTERING PRAYER Pastor Steve will be offering a class on Christian meditation and centering prayer.  The class begins at 7:00 pm and will last about an hour and will include short opportunities to practice and some instruction.  The classes do not build on each other, so you can just try it at any time.  We will meet every other Thursday for a while if there is continued interest.  You are quite welcome to invite a friend.  The next class is on November 30th.


THE LITTLESTOWN MUNICIPAL BAND, under the directions of Ben Messinger, will present a fall concert on Sunday, November 19th beginning at 3 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 53 West King St., Littlestown.  Selections for the concert may include Thunderbolt, In Paths of Truth and Grace, An American Tale, Carnival of the Animals, The Sound of Music and others.  The public is encouraged to attend.  Free will donations will be accepted.


ORGAN CONCERT St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 W. Chestnut St. in Hanover will present Christopher Houlihan in an organ concert on Sunday, Nov. 19th at 4:00 pm.  Free tickets can be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to November Concert, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 W. Chestnut St., Hanover, PA 17331.  Note the number of tickets you want.  The St. Matthew organ has 14,470 Pipes and is one of the 10 largest organs in the world.


Women of the church will meet at Homewood on Tuesday, November 28th, 1:00 pm for bible study and fellowship.  Please bring a bible or your “Gather” magazine.    The “Gather” magazine is an award-winning publication by the Women of the Lutheran Church and copies are available on the shelf in the hallway. Anyone is welcome to take them to read. For anyone needing a ride, call Marlene 717-637-0185.  All women are welcome.


GETTING READY On Saturday, Dec. 2nd at 9:00 am we will be getting ready for the Birth of Jesus. We are decorating the church.  All ages invited. See Ruth if you want more information. 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3RD ADVENT LESSONS AND CAROLS will be presented by our Sunday School children, and all the musical groups in our church.  This will happen at 9:00 am during the worship service on that Sunday.  We welcome all to join us for this special presentation.


WELCA CHRISTMAS LUNCH (Women of the Lutheran Church in America) will be hosting a Christmas lunch on Tuesday, December12th, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm for our members who live at Homewood.  If you can attend or help with soup, sandwiches, cheese, snacks, cookies or drinks, please sign up in the hallway, or tell Eileen Becker, Edna Sterner or Marlene Shilling. We also need other eaters, wheelchair pushers and conversation helpers.


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.


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  Pineapple, Hot Chocolate and Coffee Creamer

 CLOTHING BANK  Men’s Socks, Adult Warm Gloves, Child Pull-Ups (4/5), Wipes

CHANGING LIVES SHELTER  Sweats (tops & bottoms), Men’s & Women’s M/L/XL

RUTH’S HARVEST  All single serving please!  Entrees, Breakfast, 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 the Pastor at 717-476-9171.


AERO OIL CREDIT Aero Oil has agreed to credit St. Bartholomew’s three 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




Homewood: Eileen Grothey, Clyde Frock, 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, Kaz Krysiak, Alan Sterner, Marleigh Myers,  Frank George, Paul Chronister, Hannah Engle, Christina Hawn, Hope & Wesley, Jay & Dottie Waybright,  Sharon Krumrine, Ruth Gunnell, Joe Moxley, Donald Sterner, Helen Renner, Sarah Iafrate, Lisa Dickensheets, Ned Sterner, Chasidy Gladfelter, Benjamin Summers, Donna Spaide, Kim Shultz, Vicki Creamer and Faye 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

19 – Shelley Saltzgiver

Hailey Kuhn

Carson Trone

Kelly Kuhn

26 – Faye Gobrecht


Mikenna Avery

Amy Gobrecht

  3 – Ruth Neiderer

Shelley Saltzgiver

Abbey Jemison

Heather Bair

10 – Donald Sterner

Trisha Weaver

Sam Jemison

Ruth Neiderer


Worship Sound

Children’s Message     (during sermon)

Children’s Time

19 – Brad Neiderer

Dep Leppo

Tara Bryan and Emily Beyer

26 –

Amy Gobrecht

Amy Wetzel and Kelly Kuhn

  3 – Barry Berwager

Pastor Steve

Lindsey Crawford and Karen Cramer

10 – Shaun Saltzgiver

Chris Myers

Chris Myers and Diane Buvia


Greeter Ministry:      November – The Neiderer, Krumrine and Miller families

                                    December – Toni Null





Useful Links

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

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