Harvest Wine Dinner

2021 Harvest Wine Dinner & Auction

with Art and Silent Auctions

Paintings by Pastor Stanley Reep

October 16, 2021 – 5:30 p.m.


25 West Springettsbury Avenue

York, Pennsylvania

(717) 843-8155

Website:  stpaulsyork.org


All proceeds benefit – St. Paul’s Community Outreach

(Pantry and Preschool)

Tickets $100.00 per person

Group tables are available

In the heat of summer it is difficult to even imagine fall schedules, cooler weather, and fewer hours of daylight. But the Harvest Wine Dinner committee has been turning up the heat on plans for our 2021 event.  In consultation with Chef Brandon Hufnagel, of the Glen Rock Mill Inn, the committee announces Italian inspired cuisine for the October 16th dinner. Upon arrival at the Springettsbury Avenue Entrance a Harvest Table in the Good Shepherd Room will feature a selection of Italian artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, breads, spreads, and antipasti. There will also be passed hor doeuvres of Baked Brie, Marinated Artichoke and Cream Cheese Crostini, and Baked Pesto Stuffed Mushroom Caps. While sampling the delicious treats you may view the original water color paintings up for auction later in the evening. This will provide opportunity to view the art; its dimensions, matting and framing up close and personal, as well as critically peruse the silent auction table. Patrons can discern in advance the item(s) they wish to acquire and the generosity of a bid supporting the pantry and preschool.  Proceeding to the lower level Fellowship Hall, dinner guests will be seated in anticipation of the meal. In true classic style the committee has planned for five courses: Zuppa: Classis Minestrone Primi Piatti: Mushroom Risotto Insalata: Classic Caesar Salad Secondi Piatti: Braised Pork Osso Bucco Milanese, Garlicky broccolini/seasonal vegetable, Baked herbed polentaI l Dolce: Profiteroles, Macerated Berries, Zabaglione sauce Vino: Featured wines from various regions of Italy paired with dinner courses. 

Paintings by:  Pastor Stanley Reep

Stan is the Pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, in York, Pennsylvania.  He earned his BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Divinity from Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary in 1988 and has served at St. Paul’s since 2004.  Pastor Reep and his wife, Emily, and family live in York.  All eighteen paintings have been donated by Pastor Reep to benefit St. Paul’s Community Food Pantry and Preschool.

Returning Chef:  Brandon C. Hufnagel – Born and raised in Glen Rock, Brandon moved back to the family farm just outside of the town of Glen Rock.  Glen Rock has a wonderful and historic story to tell and the Glen Rock Mill Inn is a very important part of that history for Brandon.  At the age of 15, his first job was washing dishes and help with prep work at the Mill.  This started his culinary career and led Brandon to attend the Culinary Institute of America in 1995.  Through the years he has been involved with many establishments such as The Yorktown Hotel, the Belvedere Inn, Regents Glen Country Club and Rockfish Public House. Today, Brandon looks forward to successful ownership and operation of the Glen Rock Mill Inn.

The Harvest Wine Dinner Committee is not able to pull off an affair like this without physical help. In 2019 they learned that they needed more physical support from the congregation. Committee members relied heavily on family members and personal friends to bring together an event which brought great attention to our Food Pantry and Preschool ministry.  St. Pauls grossed more than $30,000 in one night in support of ministry to and for the community. There are a variety of tasks that need to be accomplished; some well in advance, some the day before, and some the evening of the dinner. Before your fall schedule is set, please volunteer to help, purchase a ticket/sponsor a table, and or donate an item of value for the silent auction. You may contact any member of the planning committee to gain clarity of the tasks associated with the Harvest Wine Dinner or to purchase tickets.  Please play a part in some aspect of this years dinner and auction. As our neighbors need  food and children in the community need preschool, you are needed to achieve our greatest potential with this event. 

The Harvest Wine Dinner Committee gathered in August to make the final selection of wine to accompany each course of the dinner. With the menu in hand, the committee listened to the descriptions of each wine on offer and thoughtfully brought together a complement of Italian wines to heighten the flavors of each dish prepared by Chef Brandon. You dont have to be a wine connoisseur to attend the dinner or even to sample the wine. You dont need to consume any of it if you choose. But if you do participate in the pairing, you may be surprised at how the wine enhances the flavors of the food and the food of the wine. While other details of the evening are being completed there are many things that are ready to go. Tickets are available through the church
office. The cost per ticket is $100. The proceeds from the entire event underwrite the Food Pantry and Pre-school ministry. Other aspects of the evening are listed to assist you in your preparation for a fabulous evening at St. Pauls!

Silent Auction Items

Provided is a list of items presented for the silent auction as of the printing of this publication. Additional items are still being confirmed and will be publicized prior to the October event. Please give thought to these, as many of them would make great holiday gifts. Information about how to make your private bid will be forth coming.

Model Train
Professional Family Photo Session

Dutch Apple Dinner Theater Gift Certificate for Two Matinee Tickets (show of your choice)

Art Class, Four hour and a half painting sessions for you and a friend

Wine Basket featuring the evenings pour

Wine Basket – Red, White and Bubbly
Tile Coasters – Consisting of the images from the 2021 Calendar
Trump Land and Lawn

Royers Christmas Wreath

Beach Weekend @ Bear Trap Dunes, Ocean View, DE (Bethany Beach)
Margarita Basket
Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy Stuffed Dolls and two books that accompany the dolls with stories about them.  They date back to the 1970 era,

Original Water Color Paintings by Pastor Reep, Professionally Matted and Framed being auctioned off the evening of the event.Professionally Matted and Framed (Dimensions provided are framed size.) The first six paintings were all painted on location in Italy and were represented in the 2020 calendar. These images provided the inspiration for the menu and wine pairings. They were painted during the summer of 2018 with the exception of Rooftops which was painted in 1982. The remaining 12 paintings comprise a body of work consisting of still life and cottages. The cottages were painted while on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua NY, 2019. The still life images are all from PA, 2019 & 2020. These paintings will be auctioned live the night of the dinner.

Click on painting to enlarge…

Covid19 precautions for the Harvest Wine Dinner and Auction
The planning committee is very much aware of the changing landscape as it pertains to the pandemic. From the beginning of planning for this years event they have considered alternate plans and have taken into consideration the spaces in which the evenings events will take place. We are providing a few of them so to reduce any anxiety or fear. The goal is to hold this event safely with little or no risk of disease for participants. 
Fellowship Hall seating will be less than half capacity.
Professional Chef and staff experienced with precautions during the pandemic. 
Filtration and fresh air intake operable at highest levels.  Contingency plans for the appetizers and harvest table upon arriving.  Seating table of six upon request.

Current Active Planning Committee Members: Ann Anstadt, Becky Bingham, Larry and Kristine Gross, Mike and Linda Hanson, Earline Jones, and Pastor Reep.