January 13, 2018


WE WELCOME REV. FAYE SNYDER as our guest preacher and presider at worship today.  Pastor Snyder is a retired pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and serves as a visitation pastor for St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Hanover.  Pastor LaDonna returns this evening from vacation (in time for confirmation class!)
WE VALUE CONVERSATIONS AND TIME SPENT TOGETHER.  All are invited for light snacks and fellowship in the gathering area between our Sunday worship service and before and after Sunday School.


A BIRTHDAY CARD SHOWER IS PLANNED FOR MEARL BOYER, who will turn 93 on January 24th.  Cards should be sent to his daughter’s address (Kim Laughman), where he now resides:  1065 Hoff Rd., Hanover, PA 17331


WORSHIP AND MUSIC COMMITTEE MEETS Tuesday, January 15th at 8:00 P.M.

EXPERIENCING GOD THROUGH SCRIPTURE is a one-session introduction to “lectio divina”, an ancient method of reading and praying scripture.  Pastor LaDonna will lead this class on Tuesday, January 29th, 6-7 P.M. AND Wednesday, January 30th, 10 – 11 A.M., in the library.  (Same class, offered twice.)


PINK ENVELOPES FOR JANUARY support Hanover Area Council of Churches.


HANOVER AREA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES’ FOOD BANK REQUESTS- JANUARY:  Scalloped Potatoes, Sauerkraut, Sugar, Ketchup, Coffee, and Coffee Creamer.  Place donations in the basket by the main entrance.


2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES are now available.  Members can pick them up from their mailboxes (please take for all family members).  Others who would like envelopes may contact the church office.


2019 SPONSORSHIPS FOR BULLETINS, WORSHIP MUSIC AND SUPPLIES are now available on the white board across from the office.  It’s a great way to honor a loved one and support our worship life at the same time!


A HANOVER FIRE MUSEUM TOUR will take place today at 2:00 P.M.  If you would like to go, please see Connie Kopp.


A “POST-CHRISTMAS BAZAAR” meeting will be held on Monday, January 14th at 6:30 P.M. in the Church library.  Feedback on this year’s bazaar and suggestions for future Christmas bazaars will be discussed. 


CHICKEN, ICE CREAM, AND AUCTION  Our annual chicken, ice cream and auction is on February 9th at 5:30 P.M. in the fellowship hall.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the hallway. We need to know how many are coming in order to place the chicken order.  We will be providing the chicken, drinks and ice cream. Please bring a covered dish to share. 

The second part of the evening will be an auction with fabulous items including baked goods, cakes, homemade crafts by local artisans, baskets of goodies or anything that you may want to donate to the cause.  The proceeds of this auction will support the church allowing us to serve Christ and Community through our church mission activities.




COUNCIL INFORMATION FOR PACKETS needs to be in the office by January 17th.


MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL:  We will again be making our own maple syrup for the Easter breakfast and maple syrup season is fast approaching.  This coming Saturday, January 19th, we will be tapping the trees on the property and doing any last minute preparation around the fire pit for the cooking of the sap.  The tentative schedule for cooking is every Saturday (approx. 9 A.M.) starting on January 26th and ending whenever the sap stops running.  Almost everything involved with making maple syrup is weather dependent.  We need the right temperatures to make the sap run and decent weather on the days we plan to cook.  If we can’t cook on a given Saturday due to weather, we’ll do it on the following Monday.  If you have any interest in learning how it’s done, come out and watch and/or help.  If you can help to collect/keep the sap during the week or if you have any questions, please contact Dave Hess.



Principal Balance MIF Loan $27,466.21
Northwest Savings Money Market $2,580.36
MIF Money Market $21,909.45
Needed to pay off  MIF Loan $2,976.40


TODAY 8:00 A.M. Worship
  9:15 A.M. Fellowship Time
  9:30 A.M. Sunday School
  9:30 A.M. Choir
  10:45 A.M. Worship
Mon.,  Jan. 14th   Office Closed. Pam is on vacation.
  5:00 – 6:30 P.M. Library in use
  7:00 P.M. Property Committee
Tues. Jan. 15th 1:00 -3:30, 5:00 -6:30 P.M. Library in use
  6:00 P.M. Laundry Love
  7:00 P.M. Bell Choir
Wed., Jan. 16th   No Worship Service
  7:00 P.M. Exercise Group
Thurs. Jan. 17th 6:30 P.M. Book Club
Fri., Jan. 18th   Pastor’s Day Off
Sat. Jan. 19th 8:30 A.M. P.A.L. (Provide A Lunch)
  1:00 P.M. Rental of Fellowship Hall
Sun., Jan. 20th 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
  2:00 P.M. Hanover Fire Museum Tour
  6:00 P.M. Youth Confirmation @ St. Bartholomew’s




Income Last Week Weekly Budget Needs Attendance Last Week
$4,564.00 $5,176.96 9:30 A.M. Worship Service – 47
Total Income YTD      Budget YTD 10:00 A.M. Worship Service – 50
$4,564.00 $5,176.96 7:00 P.M. Wednesday Worship- 0





FOR THOSE RECEIVING PASTORAL VISITATION AT HOME:   Ethel & Philip Meckley, Gladys Shearer, Ruth Myers, Millie Miller, Tony Laughman, Edna Rickrode, Ada Mancha, Kiki Beyer, Joyce & David Plank, Ann Hempfing,  Mearl Boyer, Bill Saltzgiver, Harold & Millie Geiman, Gloria Sommer, and Chester & Margie Utz.


FOR HEALING & STRENGTH:  Dave Barnhart, Kristine Hann, Mara Small, Deb Klinedinst, Melvin & Marjorie Wentz, Arlene Kopp,  Hilda Schuchart, Suzie Luks, Angela Kieny, Kaleb Trump, Travis Trump, Mary Lou Davis, Tom Phillips, Sunny Blouse, Harold Kessler, Ryan Laughman, Jacob Snyder, Russ Zumbrum, Thelma Cowger, Ann Marie Landry, Harold Bachman, Sally Jackson, Brock Beckham, Helen Graham, John & Diane Shannon, Judi Sanders, Erika Sell, Angela Mohr, Jessica Colon, Geroge Hesse, Angela Mohr, and Thelma Evans.






COMFORT FOR:  Pat Fuhrman and family on the death of her mother-in-law, Ramona  Fuhrman.

Harold & Debbie Sanders and family on the death of Alma Sanders.

The Bechtel Family on the death of Abbi Bechtel.