February 10, 2018


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.


YOUTH IN GRADES 6-12 can participate in an escape room challenge on Friday, March 8th at the Escape Room in Gettysburg.  This is a cooperative adventure between St. David’s and St. Bartholomew’s.   Cost is $10.  The trip departs St. Bartholomew’s at 7:00 P.M. and returns by 9:45 P.M.  Space is limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis.  To reserve a spot or if you have questions, contact Katrina Kaintz (St. Bart’s member) at or 610-507-6362.  There is also a sign-up sheet in the hallway.


LAST CALL FOR “SAVORING THE SPIRIT” PARTICIPANTS! This February 23rd event, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M. is a wine tasting event that will also invite you into some spiritual practices that put us in touch with God’s creation, abundance, joy, and fellowship.  Seminarian DeAnn Books will be our wine tasting instructor and Pastor LaDonna will lead the spiritual practices.  Cost is $10 per person.  Contact Pastor LaDonna today to reserve your spot.


EXPERIENCING GOD THROUGH BEAUTY” will be the focus of a group trip to the National Cathedral in Washington, DC on March 23rd, 8:00 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.  We’ll travel by rental van and tour the cathedral, attend a brief noon-day worship service, and have some time for personal prayer and reflection. Cost is $20 per person and includes the tour and transportation costs.  Lunch at a local restaurant will be $10-15.  This trip is limited to 12 people.  Reserve your spot by contacting Pastor LaDonna.


PINK ENVELOPES FOR FEBRUARY support Hanover Area Council of Churches.


HANOVER AREA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES’ FOOD BANK REQUESTS- FEBRUARY:  Brown Sugar, Scallop potatoes, Au gratin potatoes, Juice 64oz. and Dawn dish soap.  Place donations in the basket by the main entrance.


ST. DAVID’S BOOK CLUB will be meeting on February 28th at 6:30 P.M. The book is called “Breakfast with Buddha” by Roland Merullo. Mark your calendar for the date change.


PROPERTY COMMITTEE will be putting up the stage on Saturday Feb. 16th at 9:00 A.M. with a snow date of March 2nd at 9:00 A.M.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL:  We will be making our own maple syrup for the Easter breakfast again and maple syrup season is fast approaching.  The tentative schedule for cooking is every Saturday (approx. 9:00 A.M.) 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.


CONGREGATIONAL GROWTH COMMITTEE IS SPONSORING A PARENTS NIGHT OUT:  Event is open to any member or friend that is a school-aged child from Grades 1-6.  It will be held at St. David’s ELCA Lutheran Church on March 15, 2019, beginning at 5:00 P.M. with pickup at 9:00 P.M. 

Please drop off your children in the Fellowship Hall where we will be feeding them a spaghetti supper with salad and sundaes, followed by a movie and popcorn.  If they have a favorite throw, stuffed pillow, or water bottle, bring that along.  Then, go enjoy an evening dinner, shopping, or just gazing at the stars.  Signup is required.  Please call the church office, register on our website (, or complete and send in the attached form.  Forms are also on the table in the narthex.




TODAY 8:00 A.M. Worship
  9:15 A.M. Fellowship Time
  9:30 A.M. Sunday School
  9:30 A.M. Choir
  9:30 A.M. Children’s Faith & Family Sunday
  10:45 A.M. Worship
  6:00 P.M. Youth Confirmation @ St. Bartholomew’s
Mon.,  Feb. 11th 1:00 – 2:30

5:00 _ 6:30 P.M.

Library in use
Tues. Feb. 12th 2:00 – 3:30 P.M. Library in use
  6:00 P.M. Laundry Love
  7:00 P.M. Bell Choir
  8:00 P.M. Worship & Music Committee
Wed., Feb. 13th   7:00 P.M. Worship Service
  7:00 P.M. Exercise Group
Fri., Feb. 15th   Pastor’s Day Off
Sat., Feb. 16th 9:00 A.M. Cooking of Tree Sap
Sun., Feb. 17th 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




Income Last Week Weekly Budget Needs Attendance Last Week
$3,714.30 $5,176.96 8:00 A.M. Worship Service – 45
Total Income YTD      Budget YTD 10:00 A.M. Worship Service – 47
$20,689.30 $25,884.80 7:00 P.M. Wednesday Worship- 0






Principal Balance MIF Loan $10,809.14
Northwest Savings Money Market $5,275.36
MIF Money Market $5,198.45
Needed to pay off  MIF Loan $335.33






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 Geiman, Gloria Sommer, and Chester & Margie Utz.


FOR HEALING & STRENGTH:  Dave Barnhart, Kristine Hann, Mara Small, Deb Klinedinst, Melvin & Marjorie Wentz, 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, Jessica Colon, George Hesse, Angela Mohr, Steve Lindsey, Mike Fuhrman, Sherry Shaffer, Wanda Williams, Wendy Cohen, Mary Brown, and Thelma Evans.


FOR OUR BELOVED PETS:  Hunter (Dog with seizures)






COMFORT FOR:   Harold Geiman and family on the death of Millie.

                                   The family and friends of Rosanna Strevig.