Calling all 6th thru 12th grade students!

August 4, 2021

God has blessed St. Matthew in many ways! One of those ways is with amazing young people committed to serving the Lord, and Mini Ministers needs YOU! There is no other ministry quite like puppet ministry! Puppets are effective in reaching, teaching, and entertaining audiences of all ages and are a GREAT way to teach…

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Donors Needed for Upcoming Drive

August 4, 2021

Whole blood and “Power Red” donors are needed at our next Blood Drive on Monday, August 23 from 12 – 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. Blood donations typically drop off during the summer months, but the need for blood does not. So, your donation is even more important right now. The Whole Blood donation process…

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Registration Begins for Children’s Choirs

August 4, 2021

It is now time to register for our 2021-22 children’s choirs. The children will discover how to match pitch and sing beautifully; learn traditional and contemporary songs as well as Disney, folksongs and some Broadway/movie songs; use music and motion to expand their creative development; learn to read music as they ring handbells and choir…

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Camp Hebron Fall Retreat Planned

July 21, 2021

Our leader for the Camp Hebron Retreat this year is Pastor Angela Zimmann, Interim President of United Lutheran Seminary. The Retreat will be held October 29-31 (Fri. – Sun.) centered around the theme “Our Lutheran Sisters in Jerusalem: The Life of a Woman in the Land of Jesus.” At Camp Hebron there will be faith…

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Celebration of Life of The Rev. Dr. Arthur L. Ruths

July 10, 2021

This Service was held in the St. Matthew Nave on Saturday, July 10, 2021. The Rev. Eric Wogen presented the sermon/eulogy and special music included the St. Matthew Ringers, Nancy Leister, Jonathan Ruths and Stephen Dickensheets.  Dr. Ruths began a twenty-year ministry as Senior Pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, on April 1, 1967.…

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Guatemalan Mission Trip

July 7, 2021

On August 7, 2021, Brad and Andrea Hersh will be traveling to Guatemala to help at Hogar Miguel Mahone Orphanage and Hope Academy.  The orphanage has some very urgent requests. Covid has been particularly challenging for the children there and they have had very few visitors/donations and are lacking many basic supplies.  Below is a…

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Volunteers Needed

June 24, 2021

Ruth’s Harvest is looking for packing team members, people to deliver bags to the local Hanover Elementary Schools, and two Coordinators to organize this amazing ministry. If you or someone you know would like to join us or need further details, please contact Hanover Area Council of Churches, 717-633-6353, or Debby Seibert, 717-451-7001. Thank you!

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Discovery Place Preschool News

June 24, 2021

Discovery Place Preschool is looking for some HELPING HANDS at St. Matthew. Beginning on Sunday July 18, the preschool will share a display board with requests for specific donations to our preschool – items like glue sticks, colored copy paper, paper towels, and sanitizing wipes. There will also be a large bin available beginning the…

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Baseball Is Back!

June 24, 2021

The York Revolution baseball team has a promotional night which will be held on August 21, at 6:30 p.m. There will be fireworks launched from Center Field. We will meet at the front of the stadium at 5:45 p.m. A $15 price includes ticket to the game, a food voucher which includes a hot dog,…

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You May Be Just the One

June 3, 2021

As we begin to open up St. Matthew and more people begin attending the indoor services and we begin holding our fellowship events again, we are looking for volunteers to help in various areas. We will be utilizing greeters at each door to hand out bulletins for Saturday and Sunday at 10:45; ushers, lectors, emergency…

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