March 29, 2020


WORSHIP SERVICES AND GROUP ACTIVITES SUSPEDED THROUGH APRIL 12, 2020 (EASTER)  Stay tuned for announcements through email and our Facebook page about digital worship experiences for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Easter. Check our our youtube channel at


STAYING CONNECTED DURING THE PANDEMIC  For those who are not using computers or smartphones, a printed version of our electronic communications will be mailed to you on Mondays. For those who have email, keep checking your email for announcements and updates. Worship experiences will be recorded and posted on youtube and facebook. Wednesday study, discussion and prayer times at 7:00 P.M. will take place on the ZOOM meeting platform. The information to join those sessions will be sent via email and posted on facebook.  If you need assistance in learning how to use ZOOM on your computer or mobile device, please contact Eric Baumgarder (contact information above).  


BOOK CLUB  The Book Club meeting originally scheduled for March 26, 2020 has been postponed until further notice. We encourage all who may have extra time in their schedules as a result of social distancing to join us in reading our current selection “God on a Harley” by Joan Brady. 


YOUR CHURCH FAMILY IS READY TO HELP!  If you are ill or at a high risk for infection and need assistance with food or medicine delivery, please contact Pastor LaDonna.


RESPONSE TEAM FORMED  Mack Warner, our council president, has called together a team of people to help coordinate communication, worship and group activity needs, financial stability, and safeguards when we can meet together in worship. This team is developing a phone tree to keep our congregation networked together, identifying ways people can help our congregation be financially stable through this crisis, and learning new digital ways of worshiping and studying together. This team meets digitally, using various computer platforms. The members of the team are: Mack Warner, Pam Kemper, Harold Utz, Diane Wensel, Kevin Barnes, Cindy Blum, and Eric Baumgardner. 


PASTORAL CARE  Pastor LaDonna is providing pastoral care primarily through phone calls and face-time/skype (if possible). Do not hesitate to call her to talk or pray through this time of social distancing. She is keeping in touch with our shut-ins via telephone, as much as possible. In person visits are suspended at this time. Exceptions are being made on a case-by-case basis, with primary concern being the health of all, especially those who are at high risk for contracting Covid-19. 


CHURCH STAFFING DURING “STAY AT HOME ORDER”  Religious institutions are exempt from Gov. Wolf’s stay at home order. Our staff will be at the church on an minimal basis to receive offerings, pay bills, to keep our communication lines open, and provide digital worship experiences. Our office administrator, Pam Kemper will be in the office on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00 am – Noon to receive phone calls, but no in-person visits. Pastor LaDonna can be reached by phone or text at 717-688-0652 and by email at  



  • The Easter Egg hunt, scheduled for April 4 is cancelled.
  • Because of the necessity of pre-ordering food, the EASTER BREAKFAST is cancelled. However, no   decisions have been made about Easter Worship services.
  • The family banquet on May 2 is postponed; date to be determined. This decision has been made because of a deadline to cancel the caterer. 



  • Michael Channing
  • Steve Fulton
  • Martha & family, as Tom has been place under Hospice Care.
  • Gavin Alexander Utz, son of Ben & Alexis Utz, grandparents, Brad & Deb Utz and great grandmother, Margie Utz



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, Frank Martin, Alice Routsong, and Margie Utz.



Julie Groft, Joyce Arndt, Tom Rutledge, Harold Utz, 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, David Waybright, Bea Reynolds, Larry Lohoss, and George Hauck.