This Week’s Announcements from St. David’s

January 24, 2021

 

PARKING LOT WORSHIP:  Worship in the sanctuary remains suspended due to the high COVID rates at this time.  BUT- you can worship in-person at our parking lot service on Sunday January 24th and 31st at 10:45 A.M.  Holy Communion will be celebrated.  The service will be led from the covered drop-off area and put through an FM transmitter to your car radio. You can worship (and sing!) from the warmth and comfort of your car.  Plan to arrive a little early to get parked and to get your radio to the right station.  

 

STAYING CONNECTED AND ENGAGED

Digital Worship 24/7 at our YouTube Channel [https://youtu.be/vdMMylbyzbM]

 

Education

Adults:  Sunday School 9:15-10:15 A.M. on Zoom

Present Over Perfect

Join the class from a computer, laptop, or smartphone with this link:
https://zoom.us/j/99817498832?pwd=ZDZYdjB1Qm03aUwxV3dsMkY1VU5zdz09

To join from any phone: 301-715-8592  

Meeting ID: 998 1749 8832   Passcode: 017867

 

Children:  Children’s messages and activities each Sunday at our YouTube channel [ https://youtu.be/7B5iTPlLBsc]

 

The Wednesday Study and Conversation begins at 7:00 P.M.  

Connect with others and get a mid-week spiritual boost.  

The Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/4941025850?pwd=Y2JkdDRURXViOVJTc1pKekFUenp5Zz09

Meeting ID: 494 102 5850     Passcode: Jesus

Connect from any phone:  301-715-8592.

 

COMMUNION-AT-HOME by conference call will take place on Sunday, February 7th at 8:45 A.M. (NOTE NEW TIME!).  To participate, create a small “holy space” in your home and have available a small portion of bread and juice or wine.  Pastor LaDonna will host the conference call, offer a brief devotion and bless the elements for communion.  The toll-free phone number is 844-855-4444 and the access code is 3533716#.  

 

BUILDING USE:  Although we are not ready to have large groups in the building at this time, our congregation council has given approval for small groups to resume their ministries.  

YOUTH CONFIRMATION 

resumes on Sunday, January 24, 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.

THE HANDBELL CHOIR

 resumes their rehearsals this Tuesday, January 26th at 6:30 p.m.

 

PANDEMIC RESPONSE TEAM UPDATE:  One of the “markers” our Pandemic Response Team uses for its recommendations is the % positive rate for York County.  This statistic is released every Friday by our PA Department of Health and tells us what percentage of COVID tests in our county are positive.  Generally, the higher the number, the greater the community spread of COVID.  Last spring, when many parts of the world were under “stay-at-home” orders, the World Health Organization recommended a 5% or lower rate for the reopening of communities.   The rate over the past month has soared to close to 20% in York County.  We’re happy to see that the rate reported this week (01/22//21) was 14.5%. 

 

RESURRECTION TO ETERNAL LIFE:  In the sure and certain hope of resurrection to eternal life, we share with the news of the death of one of our long-term members, Millie Miller.  A private graveside service will be scheduled at the convenience of the family.

 

PINK ENVELOPES are for Pastor Discretionary Fund for January.  Pink Envelope giving for this month benefits the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund.  This fund is used to help members and those in our community when they need help paying a bill or obtaining basic necessities that are not provided by any other community agency.  Disbursements are made at the confidential recommendation of the pastor and approved by the congregation council.  Monthly pink envelopes are in your offering boxes.  If you use online giving or wish to give online, go to our website – www.stdavidshanover.org and click on the “donate now” button.  

 

HANOVER AREA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES JANUARY FOOD PANTRY:  Items needed are sauerkraut, large can green beans, sweet potatoes, pasta sauce, single serve fruit, canned pears, scallop potatoes, corn bread mix, beef and chicken broth, and Ziplock sandwich bags.

 

SPONSORSHIPS FOR ONLINE WORSHIP:  Sponsorships for online worship are now being accepted.  The cost is $60 (while we are only partly worshiping in person in the pavilion, this replaces the sponsorship for bulletins, communion and worship supplies).  You may sponsor as much as you want to.  You can sponsor $10, $20, $30. Or $60.  Sponsors will be noted in the weekly announcements and in the online worship.  Please call the church office (717-632-1922) or email (stdavidlutheran@yahoo.com) to become a sponsor.   These are the weeks available into the new year:  January 31st February 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.

 

OFFICE HOURS:  Pam Kemper is working Monday 7:00 to 3:00 and Tuesday and Wednesday 7:00 to 2:00.

 

We Are Praying For

  •  COMFORT AND PEACE for the Kagarise and Parvis family on the death of their mother, Phyllis, who lived in the trailer below the church.
  • COMFORT AND PEACE for the family of Mildred Miller.
  • WE REJOICE with Bob and Deb Waskiewicz at the birth of their grandson, Rory John-Charles Suter.
  • PRAYING FOR our teachers and children that are attending school.

 

FOR THOSE RECEIVING PASTORAL VISITATION AT HOME:

Ethel Meckley, Gladys Shearer, Tony Laughman, Edna Rickrode, Ada Mancha, Kiki Beyer, Joyce & David Plank, Ann Hempfing, Dorothy Grogg, Mary Wildasin, Clyde & Reda Gotwalt, Charles & Barbara Sickles, and Margie Utz.

 

FOR HEALING & STRENGTH

Paige Adams, Cindy Blum, Jackie Lake, Mary Kessler, Dave Kemper, Jim Wertz, Ann Seitz Brown, Patsy Stevens, Doris Saltzgiver, Shirley Garrett, Brian Kopp, Arlene Kopp, Angela Kieny, Frank & Hazel George, Kim Laughman, Harold Utz, Dave & Darlene Barnhart, Deb Klinedinst, Melvin & Marjorie Wentz, Hilda Schuchart, Suzie Luks, Kaleb Trump, Travis Trump, Tom Phillips, Sunny Blouse, Ryan Laughman, George Hesse, Brock Beckham, Allison Trump, Tim Kurtz, Tim Lawrence, Sherry Bentzel, Diane Baumgardner, Dan Webber, Debbie Halleran, Bea Reynolds, Andrew Staub, Alicia Gauger, Vanessa Mummert, Rosemary Gamber, Tom Landis, Millie Lester, Brian Donovan, Moira Parkin, Larry Lee, Russ Zumbrum, Sue Cannon, Anita Talbott, Peg Bennett-Elder, Vikki Rhodes, Julie Smith-Meyer, Harold & Shirley Kessler, Mariacalica Laffan, Bob & Ann Baugher, Nadine Sabaka, Darlene Shultz Garrett, and George Hauck.