November 4 , 2018


WE WELCOME REV. DR. MARIANNE GRABOWSKI as our guest preacher this morning.  Marianne is an ordained United Methodist minister, recently retired from 36 years of ministry with the Baltimore Washington Conference. From 1982 – 2002 she served as pastor in churches in both Carroll and Baltimore Counties in Maryland. In the years that followed she has served as a licensed pastoral counselor, spiritual director and adjunct professor of college and seminary courses. She continues to see a small number of clients and spiritual directees using the space provided here at St. David’s.


FALL WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE:  Worship services are held at 8 A.M. and 10:45 A.M.  Sunday school is held at 9:30 A.M.  Snacks are available in the Gathering Area 9:15 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.


HANOVER AREA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES’ FOOD BANK REQUESTS- NOVEMBER:  Egg Noodles, coffee, and hot chocolate.  Place donations in the basket by the main entrance.


PINK ENVELOPES FOR NOVEMBER support True North Amazing Kids.


THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE WILL BE HOSTED BY HANOVER AREA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.  The services will be on November 21st at 7:00 P.M. at Emanuel United Church of Christ on Broadway.

In support of this anniversary celebration, St. David’s and our neighboring churches will not hold a Thanksgiving Eve Service this year.


FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE:  “Christmas Magic a Holiday Celebration”, will be held Saturday, December 1st at 6:00 P.M. The banquet will be catered by Hughes Meats and Catering. The menu will be Roast Beef/Filling/Gravy, Stuffed Chicken Breast/Gravy, Pilaf Rice, Green Beans, Fruit Salad, Chocolate Cake with PB Frosting and Cherry Cheese Cake.  The cost of the banquet will be Adults $15.00, Children 9 and under free.  This year we are playing a game that you will need to bring a $5.00 wrapped gift.  Children need to bring a child’s gift.  Make sure you plan on bringing the children because the entertainment this year is a magician. His name is Eddy Ray, PA’s busiest magician. He promises a family show so it will be enjoyed by young and old alike. The program will start at 7:15 P.M. and will last one hour. So please plan on coming to the Christmas party this year. Tickets will be on sale the next four weeks in the narthex.


CORRECTION TO NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER:  Midweek advent worship services will be held on Wednesdays, December 5, 12, and 19 at 7:00 P.M.

ST. DAVID’S BOOK CLUB will be meeting on November 8th at 6:30 P.M. The book this month is “At Home in Mitford” by Jan Karen.

The Day Timers Book Study group will meet on Thursday, November 15th at 10:30 A.M. in the church library. We will complete our discussion of A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman. All are welcome!


CHRISTMAS BAZAAR:  The bazaar will be held on November 17th from 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.  We are in need of help that day and also to help make soup.  Please see Mary Kessler if you can help that week.  We are in need of baked goods for that day.


THE CONGREGATIONAL GROWTH COMMITTEE is preparing an Advent Message Devotional for this upcoming season. A reminder to all Advent Devotional authors, all messages are to be sent to the church office ( no later than November 11th for inclusion in the Advent Message Devotional.  Thank you for sharing your thoughts with God.


WARM HEARTS, WARM HANDS, WARM FEET:   Many children of all ages have limited access to warm winter clothing, wearing only ill fitting or borrowed clothing.  We know there is a large population of those children in our local community as we serve them throughout the summer with the Summer Lunch Program.  Their needs continue into the winter.  Beginning November 18th, please bring donations of hats, scarves, gloves, mittens and socks, especially socks to help fill our tree.  The Mitten Tree will be located in the gathering area outside the Sanctuary until December 16th.  All donations will then be delivered to local agencies for distribution.  Please help the Congregational Growth committee reach out to those in need at a time when warm feet and warm hands make for a grateful heart.


ADOPT-A-FAMILY: If you know of anyone that could use a little help this Christmas or if you would like to donate to Adopt-A-Family, please see Connie Kopp. 




Income Last Week Weekly Budget Needs Attendance Last Week
$3,852.25 $4,932.64 8:00 A.M. Worship Service – 56
Total Income YTD      Budget YTD 10:00 A.M. Worship Service – 48
$196,344.82 $212,103.52 7:00 P.M. Wednesday Worship- 10



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
  12:00 P.M. Cantata Practice
Mon. Nov. 5th 7:00 P.M. Property Committee
Tue., Nov. 6th   Election
  7:00 P.M. Bell Choir
Wed., Nov. 7th 12:00 P.M. Senior Sharing
  7:00 P.M. Worship
  7:00 P.M. Exercise
Thurs. Nov. 8th  6:30 P.M. St. David’s Book Club
Fri., Nov. 9th   Pam’s Vacation
    Pastor’s Day Off
Sat., Nov. 10th 8:30 A.M. P.A.L. (Provide A Lunch)
  9:30 A.M. Scrapbookers
Sun., Nov. 11th 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
  12:00 P.M. Cantata Practice
  6:00 P.M. Youth Confirmation @ St. Bartholomew’s




Principal Balance MIF Loan $32,308.62
Northwest Savings Money Market $4,533.79
MIF Money Market $12,165.42
Needed to pay off  MIF Loan $15,609.41





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, Alma Sanders, Mearl Boyer, Bill Saltzgiver, Harold & Millie Geiman, Gloria Sommer, and Chester & Margie Utz.


FOR HEALING & STRENGTH:  David Suddreth, Sue Jones, Diane Wensel, Mary Kessler, Kristine Hann, Mara Small, Deb Klinedinst, Melvin & Marjorie Wentz, Dorothy Grogg, Arlene Kopp, Butch Saltzgiver, Tamara Cougle, Hilda Schuchart, Suzie Luks, Angela Kieny, Kaleb Trump, Travis Trump, Mary Lou Davis, Tom Phillips, Janet Gross, Sunny Blouse, Kim Nieves, Harold Kessler, Judi Sanders, Scott Adcock, Ryan Laughman, Ann Myers, Charlotte Smith, Jacob Snyder, Russ Zumbrum, Thelma Cowger, Walt & Kim Sullivan, Ann Marie Laundry, and Steve Lindsey