February 9, 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. 


CHICKEN AND ICE CREAM AUCTION: The time has come to mark your calendar for the annual Ice Cream Social and Auction.  Signup on the sheet in the hallway by today.  On Saturday, February 15th at 5:30 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.


SHROVE TUESDAY FUN NIGHT/TALENT NIGHT. The theme this year is America’s Got Talent or St David’s Got Talent. Several of our youth and adults are participating showing off their many forms of talent.  In keeping with the TV version of America’s Got Talent, we are also having a champions night. This means some of our acts from many years ago will be back with a talent to share with you this year and are guaranteed to make you laugh. I’m sure you will love all the acts. By the way, it is not too late to sign up to be part of the entertainment. There will be a practice on Sunday Feb 23 at 7:00 P.M. for those in group skits or acts who would like to practice. If you are doing an act by yourself, let Joyce Arndt know that you would like to be a part of this year’s Americas Got Talent, and I will make sure you are in the lineup.

The program will be held in the Fellowship Hall on Feb 25, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Please plan to come out, socialize, laugh, have a cold drink or cup of coffee and of course eat doughnuts.




PICTURE YOURSELF IN THE STORY is the theme for our Wednesday Evening 7:00 P.M. Worship during the season of Lent (Feb. 26-Apil 1) Each Wednesday we’ll look at one day in the life of Jesus the week leading up to his crucifixion.  Reserve the dates on your calendar now – you won’t want to miss this!  


ASH WEDNESDAY WILL BE OBSERVED ON FEBRUARY 26th, with a worship service at 7:00 P.M..  This service will offer the opportunity for self-examination, confession and the imposition of ashes (as a sign of our mortality and new life in Christ).  Holy Communion will also be part of the service.


WEDNESDAY EVENING LENTEN WORSHIP CARPOOL  We worship better as a whole church family and hope you will join us for Wednesday evening worship during the season of Lent.  Acknowledging that there are some among our church family that wish to join us for this time of worship but can’t drive themselves or don’t feel comfortable driving at night.   We will be providing a carpool service for all evening services from Ash Wednesday (Feb. 26) through Good Friday (April 10).  All services begin at 7:00 P.M.  A signup sheet will be in the gathering area for those who would like a ride and those that are willing to give someone a ride.  You may also signup by contacting the church office at 717-632-1922 or by contacting Kevin or Joan Barnes.


DAVID’S BOOK CLUB next meeting on February 27th at 6:30 P.M. to discuss “When God Winks: How the Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life” by Squire Rushnell.


DAVID’S SPRING APPAREL SALE. This is our second order for this year.  It is real easy to place an order at .  We have tee shirts, jackets, shorts, hats and all kinds of bags.  If you don’t have computer capability, paper forms are on the table in the narthex.   All orders will be processed by March 9, 2020.  Will be delivered by April.


PINK ENVELOPES FOR FEBRUARY 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.      


HANOVER AREA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES’ FOOD BANK REQUESTS- FEBRUARY:  BBQ sauce, juice 64 oz., Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup.  Place donations in the basket by the main entrance.



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
  12:00 P.M. Set-up Tables
  4:00 P.M. St. Olaf Choir @ Messiah College
Mon., Feb. 10th 5-6:30 P.M. Library in use
Tues., Feb. 11th 11-12:30, 4-5:30 Library in use
  6:00 P.M. Laundry Love
  6:00 P.M. Centering Prayer
  7:00 P.M. Bell Choir
Wed., Feb. 12th 4:15 P.M. Adult Faith Formation
  7:00 P.M. Worship Service
  7:00 P.M. Exercise Group
Thurs., Feb. 13th 6 – 7:30 P.M. Spiritual Direction
Fri., Feb. 14th   Pastor Day Off
Sat., Feb. 15th 5:30 P.M. Ice Cream & Chicken Auction
Sun., Feb. 16th 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
  6:00 P.M. Youth Confirmation


THE NEW STOVE IN KITCHEN HAS BEEN ORDERED.  The council has approved its replacement of the stove at a cost of approximately $4,225.00.  We are very open to donations to help defray the cost of this item.  Right now we need $1,145.20 toward the stove.  Money can be given to Joan Barnes, Treasurer.



 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,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, Brock Beckham, Deb Brady, Allison Trump, Tim Kurtz, Tim Lawrence, Sherry Bentzel, Diane Baumgardner, Dan Webber, Glen Bixler, Peggy Perin, Debbie Halleran, Dale Dyer, Nevin Raubenstein, Kent & Donna Myers and George Hauck.