October 13, 2019


Listen to this week’s sermon at https://www.buzzsprout.com/26846/1864984-sermon-10-13-2019


CENTERING PRAYER PRACTICE is held Wednesdays from 7:30 – 8:30 P.M. in the library.  Centering Prayer is a contemplative practice of abiding with God in interior silence.  We cultivate this interior silence by letting thoughts opinions, feelings, and sensations pass through us during our time of prayer, noticing them gently and not clinging to them as they arise.  The gifts and benefits of centering prayer grow with practice, especially when we practice with others.


HELP US FEED OVER 1,000 LOCAL FAMILIES THIS THANKSGIVING by donating canned peas, green beans, and packets of gravy mix.  Your donations may be placed on the table at the front of the sanctuary October 20 – November 10.  Partnering with other local churches and New Hope Ministries, these items will become part of Thanksgiving boxes for those experience hunger insecurity.  


NEED SOME HELP AND EXPERIENCE IN HAVING CIVIL CONVERSATIONS around difficult topics?  The Hanover Conference of Lutheran Churches invites you to a half-day gathering to learn how to plant relationship and conversation around the subjects we disagree about intensely and those we’ve barely begun to address.  The event will be held on Saturday, November 7th, 8:30 A.M. – Noon at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hanover, PA.  Contact Pastor LaDonna or the church office to register.  


CROP WALK is on Sunday, October 20th at 1:00 P.M.  Registration to walk is at 12:30 at Dubs Church Annex.  This year we will be walking a 2 mile hike at Codorus State Park.  Please see Lori Green to get envelopes to walk.  If you would like to donate see Lori Green or go to the website crophungerwalk.org/hanoverpa/stdavidslutheran


HANOVER AREA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES’ FOOD BANK REQUESTS- OCTOBER:  Salad dressing, coffee cream, mayonnaise, and juice.  Place donations in the basket by the main entrance.




HALLOWEEN PARTY on October 26th from 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in fellowship hall.


THE FESTIVAL OF ALL SAINTS will be observed on Sunday, November 3rd.  In our   worship, we will give thanks and remember those who have fought the good fight of faith and who are now members of the Church Triumphant.  In our liturgy, we will specifically name those members of St. David’s who have died since November 1, 2018.  You are also invited to submit the names of other friends or family who have died since November 1, 2018.  Names should be written in the notebook that will be placed at the entrance to the sanctuary October 13th, 20th & 27th.


CHRISTMAS PLAY “PS: Merry Christmas” The play, “PS: MERRY CHRISTMAS” will be on November 1st and 2nd. Have you ever received a Christmas letter? You know, one of those notes inserted into a Christmas Card that tells you way more than you wanted to know about the senders. Well, Karen, the star of our play, loves writing them. Not so for her family………they’d rather do anything else. With a boy crazy daughter, a smarty pants son, a klutzy husband and two crazy sisters, Karen has her hands full.

            The play will be on Friday night, November 1st, at 6:00 P.M. with a dessert at intermission. Tickets for Friday will be $12.00.

            Saturday, November 2nd will be a dinner theater. We will serve dinner at 5:00 PM, with the play beginning at 6:00 P.M. and dessert at intermission. Tickets will be as follows: Children- 5 and under – free, Youth – ages 6 to 9 – $8, Adult – 10 an up – $18.00

            The dinner consists of broasted chicken, baked potatoes, green beans, fried apples, roll and butter, cold drink and coffee. Dessert will be served at intermission.

            There will be 75 seats sold for both nights.  Get your tickets early! 



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 congregations mission statement with your neighbors.

Our fall/winter apparel sale is in progress.  This is a first for us, both in apparel choices, and ordering choices.  But, it’s as easy as ordering from Amazon.  Just go to our online sale at https://stdavids.itemorder.com and place your order.  Jackets, vests, 1/4 zips, and hats for men, women, and youth are available in various winter fabrics and colors.  If you don’t have computer capability, paper forms are on the table in the narthex.  All orders will be processed November 1, with delivery the first week in December.

Looking ahead, our mitten tree will go 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. 


PROPERTY COMMITTEE needs help right after the late service on November 3rd to take down the stage and tables and chairs.






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
  6:00 P.M. Play Practice
Tues., Oct. 15th 7:00 P.M. Bell Choir
  7:00 P.M. Craft night
  8:00 P.M. Worship & Music Committee
Wed., Oct. 16th   Pam’s vacation
  7:00 P.M. Financial Committee
  7:00 P.M. Exercise Group
  7:00 P.M. Worship
  7:30 P.M. Centering Prayer
Thurs. Oct. 17th   Pam’s Vacation
Fri., Oct. 18th   Pastor Day Off
    Pam’s Vacation
Sun., Oct. 20th 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
  5:00 P.M. Youth Confirmation
  6:00 P.M. Play 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, Harold Geiman,  Gloria Sommer, Dorothy Grogg, Mary Wildasin Clyde & Reda Gotwalt, Annie Myers, 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, and Brock Beckham, Ken Coppersmith, 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, and Allison Myers




COMFORT FOR Ethel Meckley and family on the death of Philip Meckley on October 10, 2019.