January 19, 2020

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GROW YOUR PRAYER AND DEVOTIONAL LIFE in this new year.  Listening Deeply to Scripture will be practiced on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:00-6:45 P.M..   Centering Prayer will be practiced on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:00 -6:45 P.M.    Both meet in the library.


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE “MAKING ROOM” WORKSHOP, February 22, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. (snow date – Feb. 29).  In this workshop, we’ll address the clutter that is in our homes and work, as well as in our hearts, minds and spirits.  A registration sheet is in the gathering area or you may call the church office at 717-632-1922.  Our workshop leader is Rev. Dr. Marianne Grabowski, a licensed pastoral counselor and pastor in the United Methodist Church. 


INTRODUCTION TO THE FOUNDATIONS OF DEMENTIA will meet Tuesday, January 28th from 1:30-2:30 P.M. at Homewood at Plum Creek in the Meeting House.  Questions?  Contact Nicole Hummel at 717-637-4166.


CHICKEN AND ICE CREAM AUCTION: The time has come to mark your calendar for the annual Ice Cream Social and Auction and signup on the sheet in the hallway.  On Saturday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m., fill the Fellowship Hall with family and friends. This is the mid winter laugh out loud, eating good food like ice cream and fried chicken, all the while supporting our mission outreach. Please bring a side dish to share.  If you have an item, skill, experience to donate for the auction, please contact the church office.


THE NEW STOVE IN KITCHEN HAS BEEN ORDERED.  After careful analysis and keeping in mind safety of our members, council has approved the replacement of the stove in the kitchen.  Those who use it are unsure of its safety and ease of use. Property Committee did an outstanding job securing bids for a new one.  The council has approved its replacement at a cost of approximately $4,225.00.  We are very open to donations to help defray the cost of this item.  Money can be given to Joan Barnes, Treasurer.


2020 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!


HANOVER AREA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES’ FOOD BANK REQUESTS- JANUARY:  Scalloped potatoes, sauerkraut, sugar, canned pineapples & pears, 64 oz. juice, and Stevia packets.  Place donations in the basket by the main entrance.


PINK ENVELOPES FOR JANUARY support Safe Home.  Recognizing the fact that domestic violence is a serious issue, the Safe Home Program was developed in 1981 by YWCA Hanover. The foundation of the program is the strong belief that individuals have a right to control their lives and make decisions without fear of assault or degradation. Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive and coercive behaviors used to maintain power and control over another in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, or cohabitation. The abuse may be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, financial, or technological.      




SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM SUPER BOWL The Super Bowl is fast approaching! Once again, we will be having a canned food collection for the Summer Lunch Program. We will have 2 containers to represent each football team that will participating in the 2020 Super Bowl.  Feel free to pick the winning team by putting any of the following canned food /nonperishable items in the box for your choice of the winning football team. Please purchase any of the following items and take note of the size of container we need and the expiration dates.  We need expiration dates to be good through September 2020.

  • Creamy Peanut Butter 18oz
  • Baked Beans 15oz
  • Vegetable Beef Soup 10.75oz
  • Chicken Noodle Soup 10.75oz
  • Canned Pasta 15oz




Today 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
  6:00 P.M. Youth Confirmation Meeting
Mon., Jan. 20th 7:00 P.M. Council Meeting
Tues., Jan. 21st 2-5:15 P.M. Library in use
  6:00 P.M. Listening deeply to scripture
  7:00 P.M. Bell Choir
Wed., Jan. 22nd 7:00 P.M. Worship Service
  7:00 P.M. Exercise Group
Thurs. Jan. 23rd 6:30 P.M. St. David’s Book Club
Fri., Jan. 24th   Pastor Day Off
Sat., Jan. 25th 9:30 A.M. Scrapbookers
Sun., Jan. 26th 8:00 A.M. Worship
  9:15 A.M. Fellowship Time
  9:30 A.M. Sunday School
  9:30 A.M. Choir practice
  10:45 A.M. Worship



FOR HEALING & STRENGTH:  Sandy Myers, Shirley Garrett, 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, 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, Dan Webber, Archie Oller, Glen Bixler, Peggy Perin, Linda Lee, and Mary Brown.

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.


COMFORT FOR the families and friends of Sandra Mann Hubband and Bernice Smith.