St. Matthew Offers a Place for Everyone

Our Groups

Women of the ELCA Bible Study

Meets the first Tuesday of most months in the Lounge in the Administration Building. They discuss the Bible study found in "gather", the Women of the ELCA monthly magazine. They share fellowship and plan projects such as the Fair Trade Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate Bar sale, the proceeds of which go to support farmers in developing countries.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Ladies knit and crochet at home and meet periodically in the Lounge in the Administration Building for devotions while they knit and crochet.  The shawls are blessed during one of our Sunday worship services and then given wherever the need arises.

Faith Connections

Held every Sunday during the school year from 9:30-10:25 am for ages 2-102. See Faith Connections on the website for descriptions of various classes and for locations.


All 6th through 12th graders are invited to all youth activities. Please click the Youth link.

For more information or questions about Fellowship Groups at St. Matthew, contact the church office 717-637-7101 or

Visit Music for more fellowship opportunities provided by our music program. Information or questions about Music Groups and Activities, contact the church office at 717-637-7101 or

A Few of Our Regular Activities

Caroling to Shut-ins

We share our cheer to these special people on a Sunday evening, usually the week before Christmas.  Hot chocolate follows.

Hanging of the Greens

Decorating the church for Christmas.  Held in mid December on Sunday afternoon with supper afterward.

Snack Town Street Fair (formerly Dutch Days)

A large yard sale held in Fellowship Hall during Hanover’s annual Dutch Days on a Saturday afternoon in September.

Our Annual Events Calendar



Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
Puppet Marathon
Easter Egg Hunt and Lunch
Vacation Bible School
Church Picnic
Rally Day
Senior Dinner
Intergenerational Faith Connections
Hanover Against Hunger Meal Packing  (every other year)
Hanging of the Greens
Christmas Caroling

Please check our Calendar or check with the Church Office for the exact date close to the time of the event.