Starting in October we will be offering various programs for all ages during the 9:30 a.m. hour to foster meaningful connections with God, the world and one another through learning and fellowship. Join us in the Fellowship Hall on Rally Day, October 3, from 9:30-10:25 for a continental breakfast (with indoor and outdoor seating) to…

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St. Matthew Lutheran Church will present organist, Felix Hell in concert on Sunday, October 17 at 4:00 p.m. Free tickets will be used for admittance and can be ordered by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: St. Matthew Lutheran Church Concert, 30 W. Chestnut St. Hanover, PA 17331. Please state how many tickets you desire.…

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A Prayer Chain meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the Library.  If you have any changes or updates for the prayer chain, please notify Gloria Koontz, 717-637-7434 or email her at koontg1482@gmail.com prior to the meeting. Persons or situations added to the prayer chain are kept on the list for…

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Our Caring Cupboard is seeing increasingly heavier usage.  Thanks to the many volunteers, including our youth group, who regularly stock and monitor the Caring Cupboard and our Stockpile Closet, we have been able to provide our community’s neediest with emergency food supplies 24/7.  Anyone, however, can be a “Caring Cupboard Angel” just by stopping by…

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The Women of the ELCA are collecting items to assemble Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. People who must flee their homes quickly often do not have time to pack essential items. Personal Care Kits can help refugees maintain personal hygiene while living in exile. The Kits also contribute to a new start for…

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St. Matthew called Taylor Berdahl to be our next Associate Minister on Sunday, August 15. Our new pastor graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion/Religious Studies in 2017. She then studied at the United Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, PA, and received her Master of Divinity degree in 2021. Taylor…

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Hanover Area 45th CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Sunday, October 17. You can choose between a one or three mile walk at Codorus State Park. Registration begins at 1 p.m.at St. Paul’s (Dubs) Union Church Annex. Safety matters to us so you may join us or walk on your own or with your…

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We are still registering children for this fall.  Some classes still have openings!  Please share our registration information with families with young children.  Our information can be found on the website, www.stmattlutheran.org, and full registration packets are available in the church office and in the Gathering Place.  Contact Director Martha Lobaugh with any questions: discoveryplacehanover@gmail.com…

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The annual ALiVE middle-school youth event is being postponed and rescheduled for April 2022, after Easter, at Camp Nawakwa. The final dates are being discussed with Nawakwa now and will be confirmed and announced soon. All congregations who have already registered, or whose registrations are ‘in the mail,’ will be fully refunded! Many caring parents…

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR! The CHURCH PICNIC will be held on Sunday, September 26, at Penn Grove Retreat, the same location as the past few years. We hope to have indoor and outdoor seating available. Watch for more details.

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