April 14, 2019


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.



Maundy Thursday – April 18th at 7:00 P.M.

Good Friday – April 19th at 7:00 P.M.

Easter Sunday – April 21st – 8:00 A.M. & 10:45 A.M. – Breakfast at 9:30 A.M.

No Sunday School Easter Sunday


A SPECIAL OFFERING TO PURCHASE AN ORDINATION GIFT FOR KATHY STUMP will be received today.  Kathy will be ordained when she receives a call to serve a congregation, which will be following her graduation from seminary in May.  We hope to purchase at least one stole (the colorful cloth worn around the pastor’s neck over her alb).  Checks should be made payable to “St. David’s Lutheran” with “Kathy Stump” in the memo line. 


PINK ENVELOPES FOR APRIL support Pleasant Hill Fire Company.


DID YOU MISS THE WILLS OR LEGACY WORKSHOPS?   A summary of the attorney’s presentation and guides for organizing estate information are available from the church office.


OUR ANNUAL EASTER BREAKFAST will be held on April 21st.  The menu this year is sausage and egg casserole with or without cheese, pancakes and our own homemade from tree to table maple syrup, fruit salad, juices, white and chocolate milk, tea and coffee. The breakfast is served between the church services around 9:30 A.M.  Please sign up on the bulletin board.


HANOVER AREA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES’ FOOD BANK REQUESTS- APRIL:  Worcestershire Sauce, Relish, and Egg Noodles.  Place donations in the basket by the main entrance.


LUTHERAN SUMMER CAMP FOR THE YOUTH OF ST. DAVID’S IS AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE THIS YEAR! See Pastor LaDonna for more information.  Information about camps is available at


THE MOTHER’S DAY BANQUET is a family event being held Saturday, May 4th at 6:00 P.M. The theme this year is ‘Children of God’. The meal will be catered by Shultz foods since our usual caterer has an illness in their family. We will be serving turkey, stuffing, gravy, real mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry relish, cookies and brownies. We MUST have the count by Easter Sunday (April 21st), so please let us know as soon as possible if you will be attending. The price for adults (13 years to adult) is $15.00, 5 to 12 years is $12.50 and 4 years and under will be no charge. The entertainment will be provided mostly by the children of the church plus a special musical selection that I am sure will be enjoyed by all. In keeping with our theme ‘Children of God’, we have a special treat this year. We have invited Erica Wilson to give a presentation about her family, autistic children and The Amazing Kids Club. We have asked Erica to provide suggestions of things to benefit The Amazing Kids Club. If you wish to donate an item, you may choose items from the puzzle pieces in the gathering area and bring that item with you to the banquet. The items are as simple as sidewalk chalk and snacks to larger items.  Please sign up for the banquet as soon as you can and consider giving to this worthwhile cause.


ST. DAVID’S BOOK CLUB will be meeting on April 25th at 6:30 P.M. and we will be discussing “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman.


EXPERIENCING GOD IN NATURE, a meditative and prayerful hike, will be led by Pastor LaDonna on Sunday, April 28th.  We will carpool from the church parking lot at 2:00 P.M. (sharp!) to Richard Nixon county Park in Jacobus.  We’ll share a 90 minute gentle hike, taking some time along the way to feel God’s presence in creation as we use all of our senses to experience it. This activity is open to people of all ages, families and children.



It is that time of the year to mulch and plant flowers in the flower beds and playground.  We will be doing this event on May 9th at 5:30 P.M.  Rain date will be May 16th at 5:30 P.M. We appreciate everyone who can come out and help.  You may want to bring your own gardening gloves and tools if you have them.





TODAY 8:00 A.M. Worship
  9:15 A.M. Fellowship Time
  9:30 A.M. Sunday School
  9:30 A.M. Choir
  10:45 A.M. Worship
  6:00 P.M. Youth Confirmation @ St. Bartholomew’s
Tues., April 16th 7:00 P.M. Bell Choir
  7:00 P.M. Exercise Group
Thurs., April 18th 7:00 P.M. Maundy Thursday Service
Fri., April 19th   Pastor’s Day Off
    Pam’s Day Off
  7:00 P.M. Good Friday Service
Sat., April 20th 9:00 A.M. Get Ready for Breakfast
Sun., April 21st 8:00 A.M. Easter Worship Service
  9:30 A.M. Easter Breakfast
  10:45 A.M. Easter Worship Service





Income Last Week Weekly Budget Needs Attendance Last Week
$6,012.00 $5,176.96 8:00 A.M. Worship Service – 50
Total Income YTD      Budget YTD 10:45 A.M. Worship Service – 57
$64,103,55 $72,477.44 7:00 P.M. Wednesday Worship- 29





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,  Harold Geiman, Gloria Sommer, and Chester & Margie Utz.


FOR HEALING & STRENGTH:  Mack Warner, Harold Sanders, 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, Ann Marie Landry, Harold Bachman, George Hesse, Sherry Shaffer, Margie Thiel, Ed Swift, Kim Nieves, Butch & Donna Ludwig, Debbie Howell, and Thelma Evans.