Things to Do at St. Mark

Some events for September 2021 and the immediate months afterward may be postponed until we are able to resume our normal church actvivites.

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Notes

1

11:00-3:00pm

Office Open

 

All Saint Day

2

11:00-3:00pm

Office Open

 

St. Mark Eats @ Perkins 6:00pm

3

11:00-3:00pm

Office Open

4

11:00-3:00pm

Office Open

 

Quilting

9:00am – 12n

 

3:00pm Evangelism Committee

 

5:00pm Congregational Council Meeting

5

11:00-3:00pm

Office Open

 

11:00am Bible Study

6

Fellowship Hall

Private Use

3:30-6:30pm

 

5:30pm Spoken

Liturgy of Word

 

7

All Saints Sunday/24th Sunday after Pentecost

 

9:00am Worship

10:20am Sunday School classes

Worship & Music Committee

8

11:00-3:00pm Office Open

 

 

9

11:00-3:00pm Office Open

 

9:30am Property Mtg.

 

10:00am Coloring Group

 

St. Mark Future Task Force 7pm

 

 

 

 

10

11:00-3:00pm Office Open

 

11

11:00am-3:00pm

Office Open

 

Quilting 9:00am – 12noon

 

Veteran's Day (Thank you Vets!)

12

11:00-3:00pm

Office Open

 

11:00am Bible Study

13

5:30pm Spoken

Liturgy of Word with Holy Communion

14

25th Sunday after Pentecost

 

9:00am Worship

10:20am Sunday School classes

Confirmation Class

 

Harvest Sunday - Food & Quilts

 

15

11:00-3:00pm Office Open

 

7pm Finance Meeting

 

16

11:00am-3:00pm

Office Open

 

10:00am Coloring Group

 

1:00pm

Hanover Garden Club

 

17

11:00-3:00pm Office Open

 

18

11:00am-3:00pm

Office Open

 

Quilting Group

9:00am – 12noon

 

5:30pm Fellowship Committee

19

11:00-3:00pm Office Open

 

11:00am Bible Study

 

20

5:30pm Spoken

Liturgy of Word

 

21

Christ the King Sunday/26th Sunday after Pentecost

 

9:00am Worship 

 10:20am Sunday School

classes

22

11:00-3:00pm Office Open

 

23

11:00-3:00pm Office Open

 

 

20

11:00-3:00pm Office Open

 

 

 

25

Office Closed

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

26

Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

27

5:30pm Spoken

Liturgy of Word

 

28

22nd Sunday a

1st Sunday of Advent

 

9:00am Worship 

10:20am Sunday School classes

Confirmation Class

 

3:00pm Hanover Garden Club Greens Sale Preparation

 

PAL “Provide-A-Lunch” Team 2

 

29

11:00-3:00pm Office Open

 

*Hanover Garden Club in Fellowship Hall for wreath making*

30

11:00-3:00pm Office Open

 

*Hanover Garden Club in Fellowship Hall for wreath making*

 

 


*NOTE:  St. Mark Preschool classes are in session MONDAY through FRIDAY each week between the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm*

Advent Begins

 

Advent is the time of preparation for the coming of the Lord. Mark your calendars now, Advent begins on November 27/28th.

 

Starting that weekend, the Advent Knit Tree will be up seeking donations of warm socks, hats and gloves/mittens and other warm items. All donations, whether hand-made or store-bought, are greatly appreciated. HACC says they could use a lot of work socks and work gloves also.

 

We will also have up the Hunger Star Tree with the stars made by Diana Weaver representing a dedication or memorial contribution to the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. If you would like to donate $5.00 in memory or honor of someone by purchasing a star and marking it on the form on the next page or contacting the church office.

Poinsettias are Coming

 

Believe it or not, Christmas is coming! We will be hanging twenty-two 22” wreaths ($25.00/wreath) inside and out and one 36” wreath ($50.00). 

 

Poinsettias to decorate the chancel are available at $11.00 per plant. A tree with stars representing $5.00 contributions to the ELCA World Hunger Appeal will stand in the narthex. To sponsor any of these decorations in memory of or in honor of loved ones, just use the convenience envelopes in the pew racks, or click the link to the right then print out the form, fill it out, and get it back to the church office at (717)637-8904. 

 

The deadline for ordering is Monday, December 6th. The poinsettias may be retrieved after our Christmas Eve or anytime the following week. 

All Saints Day/Weekend

 

The road to All Saints’ Weekend: As the fall season progresses into October, we will notice the outdoor flowers and deciduous trees wilting, drooping, shedding as they go into dormancy for the winter.  Worship and Music Committee gave us this beautiful symbolism of the passage of time as we approach All Saints weekend.

 

All Saints’ Weekend: Join us on November 7th for the procession of Saints and celebrate the lives of those of our members who have gone to their great reward this past year.  If you have lost a loved one this past year and would like him/her to be remembered at our All Saints tribute, please contact the church office to ensure the information is included.  We will need at least 8 volunteers to carry banners to place on the wall during the reading of the names.

Christ in our Home Devotional Booklets

Copies of these booklets for October, November, and December are now available in the narthex and office hallway window sill for pick up. If interested please pick them up while they are available. They go fast, so get one when you can.

Fifth Biennial Meal Packing Event 

 

Hanover Against Hunger is once again having its Meal Packing Event at St. Matthew Lutheran Church on Saturday, November 6, from 9-11am and 12-2pm. To find out more information or to donate, visit

https://events.riseagainsthunger.org/SMLC21. 

Gift Tag Tree

The gift tree in the narthex is loaded with green tags for toys, books, games, clothes, snow boots or just about anything for families in need. Take a tag or two or more off the tree, have fun shopping, and just place your unwrapped purchases under the tree.  This year, the gifts will be delivered to the Hanover Council of Churches (HACC) for its Christmas gift drive for families in need in its shelter and in our community.  Please make sure your gifts are under the tree by November 28th, and, remember, the tags are merely suggestions so you may use your discretion in shopping!

Past Online Worship Services are still available:  

With our on-line worship services, you never have to worry about missing one. Simply do a google search for “YouTube stmark_elca_hanoverpa” then click on that link. It will take you to our church YouTube channel. Once there watch all past videos in the video section or even share them with others by clicking on the share button. With ten months of worship videos and devotions online there is plenty to see.

Holy Communion - 2nd Sundays and Festival Weekends

 

St. Mark Eats

We head to Perkins Restaurant in Hanover for our November 2nd St. Mark Eats eating extravaganza at 6pm.  The sign-up sheet is located in the office hallway.  On December 7th, the sign-up is waiting for you for Hanover Railside Restaurant.

The Bakeless BakeSale is Back

 

Social Ministry is offering its Fourth Annual Bakeless Bake Sale fundraiser this month to help support SafeHome ministry for the abused.  As soon as you see the narthex table, then you will be able…to donate:

 

A bit of news we have today…

A BAKELESS BAKE SALE is on the way.

In these busy days, who wants to bake,

A pie, or cookies or even a cake.

 

So we’ve thought of a plan that’s truly grand,

And feel quite sure that you’ll understand.

And so, we are asking you to help more or less

      To make our BAKELESS BAKE SALE a big success.

 

You’d be surprised if you counted the cost,

Of ingredients, heat, and the time you’ve lost.

Baking for sales is extra work.

Yet nobody really wants to shirk.

 

So set aside the money that it would take

To bake a loaf of bread or a beautiful cake.

In an envelope, if you like, please include the price…

Of a pie, or brownies or anything nice.

 

Now without fuss or bother, you’ve done your part.

We hope you’ll give with a willing heart.

Wishing success for our BAKELESS BAKE SALE, so help if you’re able

Just put your donations into the box on the narthex table.

 

NEED HELP!!!

Are you Alone? Are you running short?


We live in unusual times, but no matter what comes, we can still be there to help each other. No disease or hardship can stop us from caring and reaching out to offer aid and support for one another. If you find that you are lacking something, please call the church office at 717-637-8904. We have members that have volunteered to do grocery and pharmacy pick ups. We have people that have volunteered to share supplies. We have a loving church that can and will overcome all things to serve in God’s love.


Remember: many grocery stores and pharmacies offer adjusted hours and curbside pickup for seniors – call your store for details.


Other resources that may help in these emotional times:

National Alliance on Mental Health – Covid-19 health care guide

Go to this video   https://www.nami.org/covid-19


Licensed Psychologist Jon Sirkorski offering strategies for combating Fear and

Stress During Coronavirus – Go to this video    https://youtu.be/z_7MSExWnGA


Dr. Shefali Tasbary explains how people/parents deal with the uncertainty of life

          Go to this YouTube video     https://youtu.be/cGKRwE99fc4


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.


Remember

CHURCHES are Life-Sustaining

 St. Mark is OPEN

11am – 3pm Monday through Friday

717-637-8904

If visiting, please protect us and you -- wear a mask. Thanks.


Needs, Concerns or Questions can still be addressed by phone.

Offering Envelopes can still be mailed to the Church office.  

Worship Happenings

Since we are not handing out announcements each week, we will be listing here all the flower dedications and worship leaders for the coming few weeks. Please consider helping fill the needs.

Altar Vases - November Weekends

 

Weekend November 6th and 7th  – 

     Altar Vase – In honor of David & Pete who served their country

                          by Nancy and Carl Sandruck

     Altar Vase - In honor of Randy Mummert’s birthday

                          by Glenn & Nancy Mummert

     Chancel Basket - In memory of Marie Wise by Sam Wise

     Chancel Basket – In loving memory of Marcia Peters. "The

                         world changes from year to year, our lives from

                        day to day, but the love and memory of our loved

                        ones, shall never pass away.”

                 

Weekend November 13th and 14th – 

     Altar Vases – In honor of my family by Nancy Beimler

     Chancel Basket – In memory of Patrick J. Kuhns

                        by Josephine Kuhns

                                                                     

Weekend November 20th and 21st  –

     Altar Vase - In memory of Ginny Martin

                          by Bob & Maria Martin

     Altar Vase – In honor of Jace Wildasin’s 4th birthday

                          by Hollis & Tom Long

     Chancel Basket – In honor of the St. Mark Quilters

                          by Diana Weaver

 

Weekend November 27th and 28th  –

     Altar Vases - In honor of our 52nd wedding anniversary

                         by Gary & Eileen Laabs

     Chancel Basket – In memory of Patty & John Warehime

                         by Jennifer Carter 

   

 

 

                  

*Please Note - Altar flower dedications are $17.00 a vase. Please contact us at 717-637-8904 if interested in dedicating a flower vase. Additionally we ask that all flower vases are removed and taken by the family or individual that is dedicating them. In order not to risk exposure of any viruses during this pandemic, St. Mark will not be delivering the flowers to shut-ins or hospitalized at this time.

Altar Care

Volunteers are greatly appreciated.  If you are willing to help fulfill this role, please contact the church office at 717-637-8904. At this point it is making sure the flowers get taken out of the vases and given to the weekly sponsors.

Online at St. Mark www.stmarkhanover.org

 

Online worship videos will be posted every Sunday afternoon at our website: www.stmarkhanover.org. We video record the worship on Sunday mornings and then add in the music (that can’t be sung in person yet) in order for all those who are at home to join in a time of prayerful worship of God. It will generally be posted to our website after 3pm each Sunday and left all week for those who can connect online.

Sunday Worship Helpers - November

 

Altar Care - Gary & Eileen Laabs, Glenn & Nancy Mummert. If you would like to volunteer to help fulfill in altar care, please contact the church office at 717-637-8904.  

Sunday, Nov 7, 2021

CPIC - Hollis Long

Lector - Hollis Long

Sat. Worship Leader - Stonesifers

 

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021

CPIC - Mary Berry

Lector - Penelope Highlands

Sat. Worship Leader - Deb Teal

Sunday, Nov 21, 2021

CPIC - Linda Bolin

Lector - Maria Martin

Sat. Worship Leader - available

 

Sundy, Nov 28, 2021

CPIC - Kathy Gates

Lector - Kathy Gates

Sat/ Worship Leader - available

 

 

*  Need volunteer(s) that are willing to be present each week to make sure the flower vases are properly removed and given to the sponsoring family to take home. Currently altar care does not involve set up or clean-up of communion or home flower delivery.  If you are willing to help fulfill this role, please contact the church office at 717-637-8904.

Holy Communion Distribution Weekends

For the most up-to-date information about Holy Communion offerings, please call the church office. We will update the website when we get additional information. 

    

   - In the center aisle, Pastor will be offering the wafer and wine by pastoral intinction to be dropped in palms of worshiper’s hands as they depart.

   - A tissue will be available to take and fold into your open palm to receive the wafer cleanly and safely.

   - We ask that you extend your hand out, palm side up covered with the tissue to receive the wafer with no touch abilities. Pastor will then drop the wafer into your open covered palm.

   - Please allow each row to depart from back to front keeping physical CDC spacing.

   - After receiving the wafer, please depart outside where you can safely remove your mask and consume the wafer and wine, giving thanks to God for this gift.

   - If you do not wish to receive communion, simply depart through the side aisles.


Please contact the pastor if you have any concerns or need further options to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion.

COVID Vaccine

Recently we shared that Wellspan, Rite Aid, Wiese, and Giant had scheduled appointments to receive your shots. Now UPMC is also beginning to open up registrations. You must go to their website at UPMC.com to find out more.  Please tell us if you know of a way to get the vaccine that we can then share with the rest of the church members. We want everyone to be healthy and have the vaccine if they so wish, so please share any news you may have.

 

For the booster shots, many pharmacies and physicians are now offering these additional shots. Several of our congrfegation have already received them. They are quick and easy to get, and free.

Bible Study: The Gospel of Luke

 

Did you know Luke was not one of the original 12 disciples? Did you know the first time we encounter Luke is when he joins Paul’s mission to Greece? Did you know that Luke wrote both of his books to a friend named Theophilus, which means a “Beloved Friend of God”? We learn new things like this every week. Why not come out and join us each FRIDAY morning (please note the day change) from 11am to noon as we continue our study of the Gospel of St. Luke. Drop by and enjoy some wonderful faith discussion and learning. No previous experience necessary – we even have extra Bibles in the classroom.

 

It is an hour long class for all those interested in reading and learning more about the Bible and faith. Our first topic is the Gospel of St. Luke. No previous Bible knowledge or experience needed. We even have Bibles in the classroom for those who need one. Please talk with Pastor if interested in attending or learning more about the group.

Sunday Worship on the Radio

 

While St. Mark has posted worship videos online, we know some still can’t get access. But, we have heard that St. Matthew Lutheran in York PA., is broadcasting their worship every Sunday at 11am on the radio at 98.9 FM.  Meg Folkemer, whom many of you remember, is their Director of Music and extends an invitation to all her friends here at St. Mark that cannot worship online right now to visit with them on the radio and join in traditional Lutheran worship. 

Future Planning Task Force

 

As we look ahead at our future as St. Mark, we are seeking prayer and leaders to be involved in this process. We will meet Tuesday, November 9th at 7pm for our first meeting.

Whether you are a member of hte taskforce or not, as a member of our congregation, you can still participate by sending your ideas and concerns to pastor Kirk or to the chruch office.

November Harvest Home

 

During the month of November we will be collecting food donations to fill our table to abundance. This table of blessings will be then given to the food outreach needs at the Hanover Council of Churches for all their residents and community people in need. Please consider donating by bringing in canned goods or boxed goods of all kinds to help stock their shelves.

November 14th will be our Harvest Gathering Sunday (quilts, twin blankets and canned/boxed goods). Through Jesus’ blessing, we are able to count our blessings and give back to others who may be in need. Come and bringing an open spirit and some gifts to share with others. Look for the donation table and the quilts in the narthex.

St. Mark Sewing News

There is a new addition in the sewing room!  While our dedicated sewers, pinners, cutters, tie-ers are working, they enjoy discussing, trading, and recommending books. “Seeewww”, everyone started bringing in books to share until quite a few books were amassed. 

The need for a bookshelf was mentioned to Bob Bish who proceeded to build a beautiful one for them on wheels! Thanks very much to Bob for sharing his craftsmanship once again to add to the beauty of our church.

For those interested in seeing the bookshelf and borrowing or sharing books, please contact any of our sewers (Pat Hagarman, Jo Kuhns, Susan Miller, Carol Reese, Deb Teal, Linda Gouker, Sandy Haymaker) or just come in to the church on a Thursday morning to touch base with the group. 

Preschool News

     “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” It’s time for preschool to begin and we are excited to say we are growing. 

      This year we have two 4-year-old classes. One in the morning and the other in the afternoon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The 4-year-old classes will be taught by Idonia Klunk and assisted by Mandy Wasserman. The morning class will also be aided by Abbi Martin. We have 17 students in our morning class and 10 students in our afternoon class.

       We also have two classes for the 3-year-olds this year. One class is Mondays and Wednesdays, and the other class is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Allison Wentz will be teaching the 3-year-old classes with Stef Reid assisting. In the Tuesday and Thursday class it will also be aided by Karen Amoss. We have 9 students in our Mondays and Wednesdays class and 12 students in our Tuesdays and Thursdays class. 

        Another way we are growing this year is updating the playground area. The “diminishing” tree that was in the middle of the playground area was cut down for safety reasons and we will be adding a fence around the play area in the fall. Once that is completed, we are working towards getting new playground equipment.

        The preschool committee and staff would like to thank the congregation for their generous donations to our preschool over the summer. The supplies that you provided will help to keep our preschool running smoothly. We absolutely appreciate all your help.

         Thanks again for all your support,


 St Mark Preschool Staff


Choir & Treble Bells Practices 

Bells practice will be held on Sundays immediately after the worship service. Choir practice has restarted but the practice sessons are held virtually. Contact the church office if you would like to join.

Sunday School Choir

 

Martha Lobaugh, our organist, has gathered our youth to create an awesome choir, with beautiful singing as well as saxophone, cello, and trumpet accompaniments. 

 

Youth choir practices are postponed until a future month.

 

We look forward to including more youth music in our Sunday worship as the children progress. 

First Communion Classes

 

Parents and Youth interested in taking part in first communion are invited to talk to Pastor about taking the preparation class(es).

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Good Gifts / God’s Global Barnyard

Your gifts support work in 77 nations around the world.

 

Every project in every community starts with listening. We believe that our congregations, companion churches and partners know their communities best. That’s why they identify the needs and priorities in their communities, as well as the solutions they believe will make the biggest impact. These gift items are from projects currently supported through different churchwide ministries. The projects have been planned by our partners — meaning that each community receives exactly the kind of support it needs and none of what it doesn’t. 

 

Donations can be made directly through your congregation’s offering or sent directly to the ELCA Good Gifts, Evangelical Lutheran Church

in America P.O. Box 1809 Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

New Time for Bingo...

Normally held on the first Monday each month at 1:45pm fat Utz Terrace with Bingo! These events are postponed. Check back here for our Bingo restart date.

Prayer Squares

Many of us at St. Mark enjoy yarn—buying it, using it, knitting, crocheting, you name it! Since we have a sewing group, it seemed like a great idea to have a yarn group. We have different donation opportunities and project ideas. 

 

Currently, the Prayer Square project led by Jo Kuhns is doing great! The baskets at the Willow Street entrance and the Fellowship Hall door are needing regular restocking so they are definitely being distributed. Please feel free to take one for yourself or take several squares to give to those who might need them. Patterns, yarn, needles, and hooks are available in the basket in the office hallway. 

Thank you, Jo Kuhns, for heading this new project!

St. Mark Monthly Offering for Designated Needs

St. Mark’s Monthly Offering for Designated Needs gives us an opportunity as a congregation to support specific domestic and international needs which are predetermined by our council each year. 

 

During November, we are given the opportunity to contribute to the Roots for Boots veterans’ aid group.  The goal of Roots for Boots of New Oxford is to meet the current needs and future challenges of military families, predominantly in rural areas.  This grassroots organization attempts to serve, educate, and inspire. Roots for Boots is a down to earth group that offers members of the community opportunities to use their skills, talents and resources to engage, connect with  and support veterans, active duty and military families in more direct and local ways.  

     

To contribute to this month’s designated need, please mail your donations to our office or place them in our weekend collection plates by specifying for November's Designated Giving on your check or the “other” line of any of our weekly offering envelopes.   

 

Please remember that whenever a donation is made on the “other” line that does not have a written designation, it will automatically be given to the ministry fund designated for that month.

DOING MINISTRY IN THE COMMUNITY:

Provide-A-Lunch(PAL):

Team #2 will be serving at HACC on November 28:  Our team members include:  JoAnn Berwager, Dale Dull, Shellene Griffin, Bob & Maria Martin.

 

We are so grateful to all of our PAL (Provide-A-Lunch) volunteers who provide such a wonderful ministry as they represent St. Mark in our community.  PAL is the one community meal that is served every day free to anyone who is hungry all 365 days a year. Our three teams rotate covering the fourth Sundays of every month, serving a nourishing meal to all who enter the dining room of HACC. If you are interested in helping with any of our PAL teams, please call 717-637-8904.

 

You can help: PAL team volunteers  are being sought to help Team #2 on Sunday, November 28th, starting at 9am until 1pm or anytime during that shift. Recipe prep and mixing starts at 9:00am. Baking time usually is at 10:00am. Dishing out the food into takeout containers starts at 11:00am. Clean-up starts at 12:00noon. Current operations is limited to just the PAL team in the kitchen alone with an employee of HACC distributing the food to the clients outside the kitchen area. Any help is appreciated. Simply contact the church office if you are willing to help out.

Autumn Treats

Autumn is here and when we return to full capacity weekend services, we will again be able to sign-up and to provide refreshments. A new signup sheet will be posted, ready and waiting for you!  As you know, with the treats and drinks returning, all the host(s) have to do is set up the table before worship; then, clean up after fellowship time.

 

When the signup sheet is available, please do your best to pick a date (and sign up) as soon as possible. Contact Barb Baublitz with any questions (717-637-9076). 

St. Mark Book Club Returns

 

 

Before the shut-down, we started a book club here at St. Mark. Our first book was All the Light We Cannot See and we had one meeting in the parlor to talk about our book and discuss future books and meetings. Well, after a couple years, we are going to re-start the book club. Our first book is My Antonia by Willa Cather and our first meeting will be on January 9th in the parlor. Part of our discussion, in addition to the book, will be future books and future meeting locations. Please contact Susan Miller at sbmiller883@gmail.com or 717-632-0555 for more information.  All readers are welcome! 

Coloring Book Group

Adult coloring is back on the schedule after the lengthy break.  Linda Bolin, the coloring hostess, has scheduled two November dates, the 9th and the 16th, from 10am to noon. 

 

Contact Linda with questions.  What a relaxing way to spend a morning!

Did You Know

Anyone may dedicate a Bulletin or Newsletter: Did you know that next to the flower chart on the bulletin board in the narthex, there is a sign-up sheet for newsletters (for $40.00) or bulletins (for $20.00) that can be donated in honor or memory of someone dear to you? Please sign up or contact the church office if interested at (717)637-8904.

Hanover Area Council of Churches (HACC) NEWS & NEEDS

 

PAL (Provide-a-Lunch) Program: Single serve fruits; Cans of string beans; Dish towels/rags; Potholders.  

Shelter:  Deodorant (Men & Women); Disposable gloves (Med. & Lg.); Ziploc storage bags (gallon size); Bed pillows; Lysol spray; Ajax cleaner; Clorox wipes.

General Needs:  Lysol spray/disinfecting spray

Clothing Bank:  Family-sized toiletries; Bread wire ties; Men’s & women’s ankle socks; Diapers sized 5 & 6.

 

All Donations can be placed in the bins by the office on the corner table at end of hall.

 

HACC Ruth’s Harvest: Feed the Children

          Ruth’s Harvest News: We are seeking individual snack and food items as we get ready for the start of school in the Fall. We hope to be back fully stocked and helping give out food starting the middle of September as the school year begins.

 

HACC Provide-A-Lunch (PAL)

          Is still operating as take and go meals each day between 11:30 and 12:30. Donations and volunteers are always welcome. Contact the HACC office for more info 717-633-6353.

 

HACC Clothing Bank

Tell a friend, share the news, come and shop – the HACC Clothing Bank on the 2nd floor of the Carlisle Street HACC building is open to the public. Call 717-633-6353. 

 

CROP Walk 2021

With a history of over 70 years, the CROP will take place again in 2021!  Missed in 2020 because of the Covid pandemic, the Hanover Area Council of Churches had been alerted that St. Paul Dubs will kindly take responsibility for being the central position of the CROP Walk at Codorus.

          Replacing Diana Weaver after her many years of service as the CROP chairman from St. Mark, Linda Bolin will be waiting for our walkers to sign up and receive their $$ folders.  Please do one of two things:  Be one of those walkers and/or contribute to one of those walkers.

          The CROP Walk takes place on Sunday at 1:00pm, October 17.  Sign up and walk your distance, your pace, and your smile.  And, we’ll all say “thanks” for participating.  Some of the money will stay in Hanover—the rest will be disbursed nationally and internationally by Church World Service.

          St. Mark members who receive their information by mail or e-mail and would like to participate may do so by sending checks to St. Mark made payable to “CHURCH WORLD SERVICE.”  Please do not make your CROP Walk checks to St. Mark this year!

Fifth Biennial Meal Packing Event

 

Hanover Against Hunger is once again having its Meal Packing Event at St. Matthew Lutheran Church on Saturday, November 6, from 9-11am and 12-2pm. 

 

To find out more information or to donate, visit https://events.riseagainsthunger.org/SMLC21. 

Please Let Us Know


Hospitals DO NOT call:  If you know that you are going in or that someone else is going into the hospital and would like a visit, please be sure to call the office or inform the pastor. With the new HIPAA laws, the hospital cannot contact us with information unless you particularly request it or contact the church yourself. So please pass on to us any information that you may be able to share.


Around Our Community and the Synod

Calendar of Events for Hanover Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Hanover

            

Upcoming Community events and Synod Activities are being rescheduled.


Volunteer Opportunities: Our Hanover Area Council of Churches (HACC) has a plethora of volunteer opportunities for anyone looking for that little something extra in their lives! There are even some part-time employment opportunities!  Please contact HACC 717-633-6353 for more information about PAL; driving needs; substitutes; clothing bank sorters, organizers, baggers, cashiers; Meals-On-Wheels drivers and runners; Changing Lives shelter staff; receptionist needs.

Want to Volunteer? Have a passion for giving? We would love to have you on one of our teams.


We need folks who are interested in helping our church grow and attract families who want to hear and learn about the message of Jesus Christ.


You need not be member of our congregation.


We recognize that many people want to try something before they are comfortable returning to it. We agree. You do not need to commit to a lengthy term of assistance. You can join for a single event to try it out.


Contact the church office (contact info below on the page footer).