Things to Do at St. Mark

Some events for April 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

11:00am - 3:00pm

Office Open

 

Maundy Thursday

7:00pm Worship

2

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open


Good Friday

7:00pm Worship

3

5:30pm Spoken

Liturgy of Word

 

Easter Vigil

 

4

Resurrection of Our Lord/

Easter Sunday

9:00am Worship

5

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open 

6

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

Preschool Board Meeting  7pm

 

7

8:00am UPMC-CPI

 

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

8

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

Quilting Group

9:00am–12noon

9

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

10

5:30pm Spoken

Liturgy of Word

11

2nd Sunday of Easter

9:00am Worship

 

TrebleBell Practice

 

Sunday School classes

 

12

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

7pm Finance Meeting

 

13

9:30am Property Meeting

 

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

14

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

15

8:30am UPMC-CPI

 

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

Quilting Group

9:00am–12noon

16

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

 

17

5:30pm Spoken

Liturgy of Word

 

18

3rd Sunday of Easter

9:00am Worship


TrebleBell Practice


Sunday School classes


19

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

7pm Finance Meeting

 

20

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

21

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

22

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

Quilting Group

9:00am–12noon

23

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

24

5:30pm Spoken

Liturgy of Word

 

25

FESTIVAL OF ST. MARK, THE EVANGELIST and

4th Sunday of Easter

9:00am Worship


TrebleBell Practice

Sunday School classes


Provide-A-Lunch at HACC

PAL Team #3 @ 9:00am


26

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

27

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

5pm Congregational Council Meeting

(ALL are welcome!)

28

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open

 

29

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open


Quilting Group

9:00am–12noon

30

11:00am - 3:00pm Office Open




 

 



Do You Remember When?


When the St. Mark sanctuary wall was built in 1958, the mosaic of the flowing baptismal river of life, was decorated with six symbolic shields directly behind the altar. The one placed on the far right is the traditional symbol for St. Mark. In Christ’s revelation of heaven to John (Rev. 4:6-8) the four winged creatures stand before the heavenly throne of God continually praising the Lord in song. Tradition gives these four creatures the names of the four Gospels:


          The winged man = St. Matthew,

          The winged lion = St. Mark

  The winged ox = St. Luke

  The winged eagle = St. John


The Date of April 25th is the annual celebration of St. Mark, the evangelist, which this year is falls on the Last Sunday of the month and will be celebrated.

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Slagle Scholarship

 

In 2021, we will again award $750 scholarship to a graduating senior of Hanover or South Western High School who plans to enter the nursing profession, the ministry or other religious work, or attend a vocational school.

          Applications were mailed to both schools and should therefore be available in their guidance offices.  Completed applications must be received by St. Mark or post-marked by Monday, March 29th.

God's Global Barnyard


Hopefully, the barn banks are getting pretty full. This is an ongoing project until Easter. Help us collect money to provide animals for people in need. An animal can make a world of difference for a family in need. Animals provide food and milk, clothing and goods, not to forget plenty of fertilizer. With our gifts, we can help a family escape the cycle of hunger and poverty for good. We hope that everyone at St. Mark (children, youth, and adults) will help with this project. Look for the banks in the narthex, take one home, enjoy coloring it while saving your change, then bring it back on Easter Sunday.  THANK YOU!

Don’t Be Scammed

 

The Lower Susquehanna Lutheran Synod has notified us that scam emails or texts have been falsely claiming that they are from the Bishop’s office. The scams request gift cards and money orders. These are not and never will be requests made from the Church office or the Bishop’s office. If you receive any requests that you buy gift cards or money orders immediately stop and know that you are being scammed. Do not fall for it. Never give out your personal information or money gifts to unknown individuals.

FISH Club, Bingo and some committee meetings: will all be on hold until the time we can schedule them again.

REJOICE! EASTER IS HERE

 

The church Easter season is seven weeks of seven days, from Resurrection Sunday to Pentecost. We will celebrate Easter each week starting April 4th all the way to Pentecost in-building and on-line this year. As you may recall, last Easter was celebrated on-line only! If you dedicated an Easter flower this year, please remove them after worship on Sunday, April 4th or during office hours (11am-3pm) Monday through Friday.

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


Return the BANK BARNS  

 

As we head into April, the piggy banks (or barns) should be bursting at the seams.  Please grab your wheelbarrow and bring your banks back on Easter Sunday, April 4th.  Then the Sunday School will count and designate the animals we hope to give to third world farmers through Lutheran World Relief.  THANK YOU!

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 - March Weekends


Weekend April 3rd & 4th  – 

     Altar Vases – In honor of Lynn and John Peterson

    White Rose – In loving memory of my wife, Jeannette, by

       Bob Rhoten

                 

 Weekend April 10th & 11th – 

     Altar Vase – In memory of Joseph Kuhns by Josephine Kuhns

     Altar Vase – Available*

                                                                     

Weekend April 17th & 18th  –

     Altar Vase – Available*

     Altar Vase - Available*


Weekend April 24th &  25th  –

     Altar Vase – In memory of our mother, Helen Ruth, by

         the Ruth family

    Altar Vase – In memory of our mother, Helen Ruth, by

        the Ruth family



                             

*Please Note - Altar flower dedications are $14.00 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 - April


Altar Care - April: Gary and Eileen Laabs, Susan Miller, Diana Weaver.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

CPIC - Hollis Long

Lector - Hollis Long

 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

CPIC - Kathy Gates

Lector - Kathy Gates

Sunday, April 18, 2021

CPIC - Pat Keefer

Lector - Pat Keefer

 

Sunday, April 26, 2021

CPIC - Linda Bolin

Lector - Linda Bolin

 

*  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.

Easter Weekend Flowers

Lilies                                                                     Hyacinths

In Beloved Memory of

  Patti Warehime

  Parents, brother & sisters

  Mr. & Mrs. Fred Faber

  Mr. & Mrs.David Frock

  Naomi & Cal Ling

  William Frock

  Josepf Kuhns

  Patrick Kuhns

  Our Loved Ones


In Loving honor of

  Marian Noble

Presented by

  The Music Department

  Kathy & David Gates

  Bob &  Joan Frock

  Bob& Joan Frock

  Bob & Joan Frock

  Bob & Joan Frock

  Josephine Kuhns

  Josephine Kuhns

  The Bolin Family

 

Presented by

  Michael, Ruth, & Pamela

In Loving Honor of

  Our granddaughtert, Abby

  Our grandson, Noah

  My grandchildren, Alenander,

    Lucus, Ethan, Nathan, Callen,      & Brayden

  My Family

  My Family

Presented by

  Mi & Pap Pap

  Mi & Pap Pap



  Patricia Keefer

  Nancy Beimler

  Alison Peterson

Tulips

World Hunger Doves

In Beloved Memory of

  Barry Bittinger

  George Gross

  My mother, Ruth Wagman

  Wayne Keefer

  Barbara S. Shriner

  Our mom, Barbara Shriner

  Our parents & daughter,

     Janine

  Jaclyn Kuhns

  Our Loved Ones

  My husband, Tony

  My husband, Bob

  Our Dad, Bob Kerr

 

In Loving Honor of

  Our wonderful parents,

     Carl & Nancy Sandruck

Presented by

  Nancy Bittinger

  Lynn Gross

  Russ & Judy Laughman

  Patricia Keefer

  Her husband, Harold R.

      Shriner

  The Colvin & Booker families

  Jerry & Barbara Smith

  Josephine Kuhns

  The Bolin family

  Melanie Brady

  Barbara Kerr

  Lorraine, Dan & Steve

 

Presented by

  Melanie, Sally, & Pete, David

    & Romi

 

In Beloved Memory of

  Wayne Keefer

  Loving wife & mother,

      Barbara Shriner

Parents, brothe & sisters

Ann L. Reichart

 

Freanklin D. Reichart

 

Brian A. Zinn

 

 

In Loving Honor of

  My grandchildren, Alenander,

    Lucus, Ethan, Nathan, Callen,      & Brayden

  Courtney Zinn

  Bethany A. Zinn

Presented by

  Patricia Keefer

  Harold Shriner and the Colvin

    & Booker Families

Kathy & David Gates

Steve and Kim, Courtney & Bethany Zinn

Steve and Kim, Courtney & Bethany Zinn

Steve and Kim, Courtney & Bethany Zinn

 

Presented by

  Patricia Keefer

  Steve and Kim Zinn

  Steve and Kim Zinn

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.

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. 

Congregational Meeting

 

The April Congregational Council meeting is

scheduled for April 27, 2021 at 8:00pm. (All are welcome)

Lectors

 

If you can read this, then you can be a lector.

We need volunteers to lead worship by reading the lessons on Sunday mornings during worship and for the video online. This month, we need five lectors for each Christmas Eve  Service. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the church or call the office.

Preschool News

Time flies by so quickly it is hard to believe Spring is here and the children once again are enjoying going outside, riding Big Wheels, hula hooping, playing trucks, you name it. Registration has been open to the public for a few months now. 


We give thanks to Wayne Lippy for running his metal detector over the grounds and playground area after the roofers completed their work. We want to be sure to do everything we can to keep our children safe.


Preschool classes for next year are FILLING UP. Our Tuesday/Thursday 3-Year-Old Class is FULL, and our Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4-Year-Old AM Class is FULL as well. 


We still have openings in our 3-Year-Old Monday/Wednesday Class that meets 9:00am-11:45am and our 4-Year-Old PM Class that meets 12:30-3:15pm. So, if you know anyone with children ages 3 and 4, we do have openings on a first come first serve basis. If anyone is interested in touring our preschool prior to registering they may contact us at 717-451-4803 to schedule an appointment. 


To register a child please complete the 2021-2022 registration form (this form may be downloaded at stmarkpreschoolhanover.weebly.com) and mail in with registration fee of $35 to St Mark Preschool 129 Charles Street Hanover, PA 17331.

PROVIDE-A-LUNCH (PAL)

PROVIDE-A-LUNCH (PAL) Team #3 will be serving at HACC on April 25th. Our team members include: Barb Baublitz, Linda Bolin, Dale Dull, Shirley Hippensteel, the Peterson family.

 

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.

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 teh 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) this Lenten season.

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

St. Mark Book Club


St. Mark Book Club will be rescheduled at a future date.


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. 


April’s offering benefits Itete Hospital of the Konde Diocese. Of the various partners who support Konde Diocese, through the work of our Konde Medical Needs Committee, we, as the Lower Susquehanna Synod, are the only partner providing ongoing support for the Itete Hospital.  As the Itete Hospital in the Konde Diocese of Tanzania grows in its capacity to care for people as a District Designated Hospital, their needs grow.     

     

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“HACC Changing Lives Shelter” or February 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.

Ruth's Harvest - 2021

Ruth’s Harvest is at their new location in the fellowship hall of St. Matthew Lutheran Church (off Chestnut Street).  The schedule breaks down our St. Mark volunteers into two teams:  Team 1 is currently Martha & Wayne Lippy; Team 2 is Sandra Haymaker & friends and Shellene Griffin.  Additional help is always welcome so please contact Pastor Kirk or the church office if you are interested in volunteering.  Our next packing of the bags night is March 4th at 6pm. Anyone can help.

Summer Treats

Spring has arrived 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 pastries and drinks returning, all the host(s) have to do is set up and 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 Eats is Postponed

Next Date is TBD


We all long to return to our favorite restaurants and socialize over a good meal, but that is going to be a little longer wait. To be safe and healthy, we must remain safe at home. In keeping with the CDC guidelines we will NOT be meeting on April 7th at Red Lobster. We hope to be back to our regular schedule as soon as we can. Just watch for more details in the month ahead. 

Coloring Book Group

The Adult Coloring Group which normally meets on Tuesdays, from 10:00am to 12:00 noon in the Bible Study/Sewing Room will again meet at a future date.

 

When we resume our spring/summer twice monthly schedule, we will post the meeting dates.

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; Individual size chips, pretzels, etc.; Instant white rice; Scallop potatoes; Laundry detergent; Dish towels/rags; Pot holders.

Shelter:  Deodorant (Men & Women); Disposable cleaning gloves (Medium & Large); Razors; Body wash; Lysol spray; Ajax cleaner; Clorox wipes; Paper towels; Ziploc baggies (gallon size); Bottled water; Sleeping bags; Bed pillows.

General Needs:  Lysol spray/disinfecting spray

Clothing Bank:  Family-sized toiletries, Sheet sets all sizes, Bath towels, Men’s white t-shirts L/XL, Baby diapers sz. 4-5, Bread wire ties.


Ruth’s Harvest:  Single serve entrees, cereal, juice boxes, snacks or veggies.

All Donations can be placed in the bins by the office. The bin on the corner table is for HACC needs and the bin on the floor is for Ruth’s Harvest.


GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP: HACC Good Friday:  The traditional 7 Last Words of Christ Good Friday worship hosted by HACC each year will be offered by a video that can be accessed anytime directly at https://youtu.be/RQZHiNIcrvE (HACC’s youtube channel) or on our church website Friday morning, April 2nd by going to www.stmarkhanover.org.  Be sure to check out the 2nd Word’s special anthem that features Martha Lobaugh on the St. Mark organ.


Meals on Wheels News: Two-person teams (one driver and one runner to take food to the door) are needed Monday through Friday to drive and deliver meals from 11:00am — 12:00pm on certain circuits around town. You simply stop by the HACC building at the loading dock and pick up the preloaded containers and then deliver them to the homes on the list, returning the container when empty. If you can help one day or a combination of days, we are looking for you. Please call the HACC office (717)633-6353 and ask to speak to Laura Zimmerman, Coordinator.


As you know delivering meals to the elderly and ailing helps nourish the body and soul of our neighbors.  Occasionally, we try to include a word search puzzle or a brief passage from Holy Scripture to nourish the faith. Our recipients look forward to these small things to brighten their days. The next time you visit the Dollar Store, consider picking up a couple of the following items, marking them for Meals-On-Wheels (MOWs) and dropping them off at the HACC building at 36 Carlisle Street or placing them in the box at the end of the hall by the St. Mark church office. They can use:

Small Calendars                               Devotional Books

Word Searches                                  Adult Coloring Books

Easy Crossword Puzzles                   Colored Pencils & Sharpeners  


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. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 12 pm.


Due to COVID and to keep everyone safe an appointment must be made by calling 717-633-6353. Appointments are made on an hourly basis with a limit of 6 fully masked individuals (adult and children) at a time.


There are many items including: • Gently used clothing (all styles & sizes.)     

• Dishes      • Small appliances          • Home accessories and much more!

Clothing is free, although monetary donations are appreciated. Other items are priced accordingly. Donations can also be made by calling 717-633-6353 for drop off directions.

Ruth’s Harvest: Feed the Children


Ruth’s Harvest News: We are collecting single serve food items. Bags of these items are put together each Thursday during the school year and delivered to Hanover elementary students to take home and have nourishment over the weekend when they cannot receive the in-school breakfast and lunch meals. We are grateful for monetary donations as well. All food items can be placed in the box on the floor at the end of the Office Hallway and the items will be delivered by Martha and Wayne Lippy, our St. Mark Ruth’s Harvest Food Stocking Team. Please feel free to contact Debby Seibert, HACC Coordinator of Ruth’s Harvest if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns. 717) 451-7001 (717) 632-1181


Changing Lives Shelter News: Due to Covid concerns, the Changing Lives Shelter remains on a limited capacity. But we are still open and providing shelter 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The shelter office operates 22-hours a day, closing each day between 11am and 1pm, while meals are being served at PAL (Provide-A-Lunch).


Provide-A-Lunch (PAL)

 PAL is still operating as take and go only during the pandemic. Meals are made each day by area churches and agencies providing on average a 100 meals a day to people stopping by between 11:30 and 12:30 every day of the year. Donations and volunteers are always welcome. Contact the HACC office for more info 717-633-6353.

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).