November 17, 2019


OUR THANKSGIVING WORSHIP SERVICE will be held on Wednesday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. at St. David’s United Church of Christ, 142 Hobart Road, Hanover.  This annual worship service brings together the people of St. David’s Lutheran, UCC and St. Bartholomew United (ELCA).  There will be a combined choir and Pastor LaDonna will be the preacher.  Plan now to be part of this joyful service! Please note that the time is 7:00 P.M. instead of 7:30 P.M. this year.


THE ANNUAL CONGREGATIONA MEETING will be held on Sunday, December 8th at 9:30 A.M. in the sanctuary.  The meeting’s agenda will include the approval of the 2020 Budget and election of council members.  All confirmed members of the church are asked to be present.


THE CHRISTMAS BANQUET will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 6:00 P.M.  The event will be catered by Country Classic Catering.  The menu is:

Smoked Beef Brisket (with raspberry chipotle glaze), Classic Stuffed Chicken Breast (with bread stuffing and gravy), Twice Baked Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Feta Salad (mixed greens, feta, cranberry, candied walnuts, house vinaigrette), The Fellowship committee will provide dessert.

The price is:  Children 2 to 5 – $6.00, Children 6 to 10 – $10.00, Adults11 and up – $15.00.  Must let Joyce Arndt know by December 1st if you are coming.

Your price includes a very unique entertainment. “THE POLAR EXPRESS” presented by Fun-in-it Storytelling. We have invited storyteller, Beth Rebert, to share with us the Christian version of the Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. She will be bringing a ticket and a Hershey Kiss for each passenger which will be handed out before boarding for the storytelling. The Hershey Kiss will be enjoyed at the appropriate time during the presentation of the story.

We are inviting the children and those who are young at heart to wear pajamas for this adventure.

We are asking all who attend to bring a new children’s book for age Pre-K to 8th grade to support area literacy. More to come on this opportunity to give.



Yard Signs are on sale now at most services or through the week from the church office.  What a great way to reach out and share our congregation’s mission statement with your neighbors.

Our mitten tree is up the month of November, so we will be collecting hats, scarves, mittens, and socks.  Your gifts will help warm the lives of the children in this community.  These items can be new or used.


THE WORLD RENOWNED ST. OLAF CHOIR is in concert Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. at Messiah College in Grantham, PA.  Pastor LaDonna is organizing a group to attend.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Pastor LaDonna by November 17th.  Tickets are $20-30, depending on how many attend.  


HANOVER AREA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES’ FOOD BANK REQUESTS- NOVEMBER:  Sugar, sauerkraut, and ketchup.  Place donations in the basket by the main entrance.






CHRISTMAS CANTATA practice after the late service.  All are welcome to come out for the choir.  The Cantata will be on December 29th at 9:30 A.M.



Today 8:00 A.M. Worship Service
  9:15 A.M. Fellowship Time
  9:30 A.M. Sunday School
  9:30 A.M. Adult Choir
  10:45 A.M. Worship Service
  12:00 P.M. Cantata Practice
  12:00 P.M. Fellowship Committee
  6:00 P.M. Youth Confirmation
Mon., Nov. 18th 2:00 – 3:30 & 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. Library in use
  7:00 P.M. Council Meeting
Tues., Nov. 19th 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Hanover Conference
  2:00 – 3:30 & 5:00 – 6:30 P.M. Library in use
  7:00 P.M. Bell Choir
Wed., Nov. 20th 9:00 – 10:30 A.M. Library in use
  7:00 P.M. Worship
Fri., Nov. 22nd   Pastor Day Off
Sun., Nov. 24th 8:00 A.M. Worship
  9:15 A.M. Fellowship Time
  9:30 A.M. Sunday School
  9:30 A.M. Adult Choir
  10:45 A.M. Worship
  12:00 P.M. Cantata Practice


FOR THOSE RECEIVING PASTORAL VISITATION AT HOME:  Ethel Meckley, Gladys Shearer, Millie Miller, Tony Laughman, Edna Rickrode, Ada Mancha, Kiki Beyer, Joyce & David Plank, Ann Hempfing,  Dorothy Grogg, Mary Wildasin Clyde & Reda Gotwalt, and Margie Utz.

FOR HEALING & STRENGTH:  Tyler, Abbi, & Michael Null,Dave Kemper, Donna Weber, Lori Barnett, Tom Rutledge,  Harold Utz, Frank Martin, Dave Barnhart, Deb Klinedinst, Melvin & Marjorie Wentz, Hilda Schuchart, Suzie Luks, Kaleb Trump, Travis Trump, Mary Lou Davis, Tom Phillips, Sunny Blouse, Ryan Laughman, Harold Bachman, George Hesse, Margie Thiel, Brock Beckham, Deb Brady, Jennifer Shook, Dave Reese, Allison Trump, David Smith, Larry Lahoss, John Geers, Rebecca McClain, Stephanie Warner, Joann Wagaman, Tim Kurtz, Tim Lawrence, Sherry Bentzel, Judy Krepper, Elizabeth Ware, Diane Baumgardner, Darlene Harbaugh, and Dan Webber, Archie Oller


COMFORT FOR  the family and friends of Harold Geiman.