Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill, PA  17011-5409
Phone:  717.737.8635   Fax:  717.730.9297

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This week's theme:
The Greatest Gift
1 Kings 3:5-12

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Staff Away: Pastor Brock, July 21-24.

Vacation Bible School "Tail-End Celebration"
Friday, July 25
11:30 Program, 12:00 Lunch

Mark your calendars for this all-new end of week celebration. Families of VBS kiddos are invited to attend our closing program and stay for lunch – all for FREE!
Plan to join us and see what fabulous creatures the kids have been learning about all week!
Amy Koch, Kelly Falck or 

New volunteers are needed to serve on the flower delivery team. Altar flowers are delivered to Trinity members in the local hospitals. Please complete an orange insert is you are able to serve on a rotation schedule.

Lectors (readers) are always needed for our worship services. They receive the text by mail in preparation for worship. If you are interested in serving as a lector, please complete an orange insert.

Bread for the World Offering of Letters for the Hungry. Devastation brought on by natural disasters and wars underscores how valuable U.S. food aid is in addressing humanitarian emergencies around the world. The U.S. is the world’s largest food aid donor. But smart changes to federal programs would allow us to respond more quickly; provide food that is more nutritious, especially for children and pregnant women; support small-scale farmers and build local economies by obtaining food closer to where it is needed. Trinity’s Missions Team asks you to make your voice heard in Congress on behalf of the hungry. You can use the copy provided in the orange insert as an example for your letter or speak from your own heart. If you do not know the name and/or address for your Congressional representative, a link is provided on the orange insert to locate them. Visit for more information.

Evangelism Team needs your help!
Fredricksen Library Loop 5K, Saturday, July 26. Trinity is a sponsor of this event. We’re asking folks to volunteer to:
• Check in for those that are preregistered.
• Day of Registration for those not preregistered.
• Food/water monitor – to ensure water is made available at registration and at Finish Line and that fruit packaging is open, displayed and easily available to runners.
• Volunteers for the Route – to maintain runner/walker safety and to encourage them on the Run.
• Staff a table for our Bike Raffle Ticket sales.
Volunteers will receive a complementary FaithX Summer Sundaes T-shirt. We do ask that you wear the T-shirt at the event. Contact Craig Staller, facilitator, by phone at 717-921-1957 or email at for more information.

God's Great BIG World!
Join us on a family adventure through some of the wonders that make our world so amazing. Each activity is designed for adults to experience with their children. 
August 3 - Is that for real? 
Photos of nature can sometimes be too beautiful to believe.  Are they real or are they fantasy? Join us to examine some of the most incredible sites from around the world, and remind ourselves of the majesty of God's awesome world!
We know summer is a busy time, so join us for all or one of these great family events!

The Giving Tree to celebrate "Christmas in July" will be in the Gathering Space throughout July. The combined ministries of Social and Parish Ministry has appreciated your response in the past. We look forward to your support once again. There are five organizations to choose from. You may choose an ornament representing one or more of the ministries throughout the month of July or until the ornaments are gone. Gift requests are listed on the following decoration tags: Fruit – Churches Affiliated Child Care Centers; Churches – for Trinity members in need; Purple Ribbons – for Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland/Perry Counties; Y Symbol – for Camp Curtain kids; and Houses – for Delta House.

World Hunger Sunday: Sunday, August 3, is World Hunger Sunday (or "Bread Sunday"), sponsored annually by the Missions Committee to benefit the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. We need your donations of quick breads, breads or any kind of baked goods on Sunday, August 3. Demand regularly exceeds supply; please consider preparing several small loaves, small packages of cookies, etc. and come prepared to make a generous donation in exchange for one of the items offered. Checks should be made payable to Trinity Lutheran Church.

The Lutheran World Relief warehouse in New Windsor, MD is a great place to spend a day working with boxes of layettes, school kits and personal care kits. Items are received from all over the United States and need to be counted and packed in designated cartons for shipment when a disaster is identified. A team of nine Trinity volunteers recently spent a day sorting and packing 63 cartons of layettes, 132 cartons of personal care items, and 57 cartons of school kits. Other volunteers prepared personal care kits with donated items. Consider joining this team of volunteers when they go again in early September.

Parish Acts:
Congratulations to Krista Heslop and Ryan Sweer who were married on July 12.
A funeral service was held for Bob Cochran on July 19.

Trinity Financial Report
                                                    June 2014                 YTD
Member Contributions Actual               $118,239             $ 681,395
Member Contributions Budget              $114,288             $ 685,725
Over/(Under) Contribution Budget          $ 3,951              $ (4,330)
Year-to-date 2014 budget balance                     $ 2,406
Contributions to reduce building loan     $ 5,346                $ 43,847
Building loan balance 6/30/2014                    $ 395,584

Our hospitalized and at-home members are listed in the narthex and Gathering Space.  Your prayers, cards and visits to them are invited so that Christ may be glorified by the manner in which His people care for each other.

Staff Notes


The library is usually open for browsing and use whenever the building is open. Assistance is available on Wednesday mornings.

Overseas Military Coupon Project:  
Weekly, we collect coupons that are no more than 1 month expired and individually cut before being placed in the box near the front entrance.  Coupons cannot be for specific stores or rebates since the overseas families cannot use them. 

Do you have a loved one serving in the military? Help us update our list of military personnel by contacting Tom Notestine in the church office ( or 737-8635).

Ecumenical Food Pantry needs -
Each Sunday of every month food can be brought to the church for the Food Pantry. Please place your non-perishable food items in the food box in the Collection Closet in the Gathering Space, or the baskets in the narthex. Some needed items are soup, noodles, baked beans, canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, baby food, powdered milk, tea bags, canned juice and canned meats. Thank you for your generosity.

Women of Trinity collects both Campbells’ product labels and Box Tops for Education for Foose and Downey Elementary Schools in Harrisburg. Please bring UPC codes or Box Tops for Education labels from BIC, Campbell’s products, Pop Secret, Franco American, Pace, Pepperidge Farms, Post Cereals, Prego, Emerald Nuts, Glad Food storage bags and containers, Betty Crocker, General Mills, Scott paper products and V8 products. The collection box is on the reception desk in the Gathering Space.

Trinity Member Business Directory is on the web at It can be accessed from News & Events, About Trinity or Quick Links. We hope this valuable consumer and business networking tool will be beneficial to you. While this is not an endorsement of any of the individuals or companies presented, we thank you for your patronage and support. Additions or corrections may be submitted by the 15th of each month by contacting If you do not have access to a computer and would like a directory, please request a copy from the church office.                    
View or download the Trinity Member Business Directory

Gathering Space art display


Trinity’s Book Discussion Group
has chosen its books through December, 2014. You are invited to read the book and join the discussion on the third Sunday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in Room 237. August 17 - Moo, by Jane Smiley; September 21 -  Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Lived, by Rob Bell; October 19 - The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd; November 16 - Five Equations that Changed the World: The Power and Poetry of Mathematics, by Michael Guillen; December 14 -  Skipping Christmas, by John Grisham
For more information about the book discussion group, please contact Craig Staller at or 717-921-1957reception desk in the Gathering Space.

"The Lutheran" Adult Forum - Sunday, July 27. Please join us at 9:30 a.m. in Room 237 for a discussion on "The Digital Church: Connecting Beyond Church Walls" from pages 16-22 of the June 2014 issue of The Lutheran magazine. In the beginning there was e-mail, and we saw that is was useful. Now there are hundreds of ways to communicate by text, voice, photo or video - not only via computer but with all sorts of portable electronic devices. Social media has transformed how we communicate with one another, providing both challenges and opportunities for Christians and the church of today. Some may say, "Why, in God's name, should our congregation get involved in social media?" We'll discuss how digital communication can become a useful part of ministry. If you do not have access to the articles and study guide, paper copies are available at the reception desk in the Gathering Space.

Attention all YG in grades 6-12! The second YG Pool Party at the Taylors’ home is on Sunday, July 27, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. All food, drinks, and snacks will be provided. Any home baked goodies are welcome. Bring friends, too! Plan on meeting us at their house for his day of fun in the sun. If you have any questions or need directions, please call me (Peter) at 737-9921 ext. 227. C U there! It’ll be a blast!

The Men’s Breakfast Gathering will meet on Saturday, August 2 at Tom Hoffert’s home, 144 Henry Road, Enola. Breakfast will start at 8. After eating we will gather for a Bible Study or discussion about a current topic of interest. As always we will end at 9:30. The breakfast gathering is a relaxed and informal way of meeting other men at Trinity. All men are invited, and please call Tom and Linda at 732-3403 or e-mail so they can prepare the right amount of food. For directions or any questions, contact Tom or Linda.

Save the date, Sunday, September 7, when Rev. David and Mary Kuck will visit Trinity
They are retiring this summer after serving 24 years as missionaries in Jamaica.  In a recent letter, the Kucks stated, “Trinity has supported us from the beginning, and we have appreciated our visits and other contacts over the years.”  The Missions Ministry Team will sponsor a meet and greet at 9:30 in room 237 and a luncheon at 12:30 in Fellowship Hall.  More details later.

Save the Date - Women of Trinity Fall General Meeting
Wednesday, September 10 - 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

Join Judy Collins for a day of fun. Quiet Waters, Gentle Laughter Retreat for Women will be held on Saturday, September 13 at Trinity. The day will include an herb demonstration by Susanna Reppert-Brill, owner of The Rosemary House, Mechanicsburg, and a Christopher & Banks fashion show with Trinity models. Men’s Day Out will be held on Saturday, October 11. A coach bus has been reserved and participants will tour the Yuengling Brewery and Lackawanna Coal Mine. Registration forms are located at the Gathering Space Receptionist’s Desk.

Women's Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Gideon: Your Weakness.  God's Strength -
A Bible study led by Priscilla Shirer
Nine sessions from September 17, 2012 to November 12, 2014
Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in room 237
Babysitting will be available.
For question or registration, call Judy Trissler at 795-5919 or Bert Weaver at 697-3259

The Fellowship Team is organizing a group to see Crazy for You at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, on Saturday evening, October 25th.  The dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. and the performance at 7:30 p.m.   The show, a recent high-energy Broadway musical comedy, features classic Gershwin favorites such as “I Got Rhythm”, “They Can’t Take That Away from Me”, and “Someone to Watch over Me”.  In addition to wonderful music, the hilarious plot includes many unexpected twists, mistaken identities, fabulous costumes and dances—all adding up to an enjoyable evening of fun and fellowship for Trinity members and their friends. 
For more information and reservations, contact Connie and Dallas Dollase (761-3699 or  Arrangements will be made for car pooling and for those who need transportation.  The Dutch Apple group price is $49.00 per person for dinner and show.
Thursday, September 25, is the last day to make reservations.

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