This week's theme:
The Law of Love
logo! Read the story behind the new logo
in Staff Notes.
of the weekly Trinity Today
Directories have arrived! If you had your picture
taken for the directory, pick up your
complementary copy in the Gathering Space after
worship on Saturday or Sunday, September 6-7.
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Member Orientation. We encourage anyone
considering membership to attend an orientation led
by our pastors and program staff. The classes begin
Sunday, September 14, at 9:15 a.m. in the church
library. The Reception of New Members is scheduled
for the weekend of October 25-26. Contact Judy
or the church office (737-8635) for more
begin! Pastor Hornerís Thursday Bible Studies
(9:30-11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall; 7:00-8:30 p.m.,
Room 237) begin September 4. The fall study will
focus on the book of Revelation. Bishop
Edmistonís Menís Bible Study begins Tuesday,
September 9, at 8:00 a.m. at Brotherís Restaurant,
Route 15 South, Mechanicsburg. They will be studying
the book of Hebrews.
The ELCA has designated Sunday, September 7, as a
special event Ė Godís Work, Our Hands.
Lutheran congregations across the country will be
working on projects to benefit those in need. Our
congregationís special project will be supporting
the Lighthouse Outreach Center of Harrisburg. The
Lighthouse Outreach Center is located at 1839 Market
Street, Harrisburg, and is a ministry for women
needing transitional housing as a result of
addiction, abuse, homelessness, brokenness, and
incarceration. Volunteers are needed for Saturday,
September 6, and Sunday, September 7, to help with
repairing windows and fencing, and painting. For
details contact Barb Musselman
firstname.lastname@example.org or 329-3710.
WANT TO BE A TUTOR? If
you are a current, past or potential tutor in
Trinityís weekly outreach program to young children
in the Harrisburg School District who need extra
help with reading and math, then consider yourself
invited to a Dutch-treat luncheon and meeting
on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in
Perkins Restaurant, 7 Erford Road, Lemoyne. This
will be an open discussion about the tutoring
program that we hope to get rolling by mid-September
at Downey, Foose and Scott Elementary Schools. We
are optimistic that we will have the tutoring times
for each school worked out by the luncheon meeting.
Please consider recruiting your friends and
neighbors to tutor, whether they're Trinity members
or not. All are welcome and the need is so great!
Contact Jane Hess or Stella Ludwig for more details
have begun for a 2015 Trinity Family Picnic. An
offsite church picnic is a big undertaking and your
help is needed to make it a success. This all day
event will need careful planning. If you are willing
to serve on one of several sub-committees (food,
activities, worship) please contact Steve Kauffman
Calling All Kids
and Families - Join us!
Sunday School Kickoff 9:30 Ė10:30 a.m.
for toddlers through adult
brand new approach to kidís Sunday School!
Each week we will explore the same gospel lessons we
hear in worship,
but from a kidís point of view!
Registration now OPEN!
Have Questions? Need more info?
Kelly Falck, Director of Children & Family
717-737-9921 ext 228
Working with you to make faith a part of everyday
Support Group. A support group for those
grieving the loss of a loved one will be meeting on
Sunday mornings in room 235 from 9:00 until 10:30
beginning September 28. There will be ten sessions,
led by Marjorie Woodward, formerly Caring Ministry
Counselor at Trinity. The book Understanding Your
Grief by Alan Wolfelt will be used as a guide.
If you are interested in participating and/or would
like more information, please call Marjorie at
717-761-0147 or email
The group will be limited to 10 members.
for Kids. Women of Trinity is once again
collecting items for school kits for the Harrisburg
classes where our Trinity tutors are interacting
with teachers and students. So far, thanks to your
generosity, we have collected almost 175 complete
kits. Items needed to reach our goal of 325:
134 plastic pencil boxes; 154 boxes of markers; 49
journal notebooks; 126 individual packs of tissues;
51 boxes of crayons. Please check out the display in
the Gathering Space. Thanks to Steve Kaufmann for
his creativity in constructing the school house.
services were held for George Tokuhata on August 25,
and Kent Reese on August 29.
for childrenís choirs!
New times for K-5th Grades
New Food, Fun, and Fellowship for 3rd - 5th Grades
Cherub Choir (K - 2nd) - Sunday, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Junior Choir (3rd - 5th) - Sunday, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Food, Fun, and Fellowship (3rd - 5th) - Sunday,
6:15 - 6:45 p.m.
Junior Bells (3rd - 5th) Sunday, 6:45 - 7:15 p.m.
This fall we are creating a new and fun experience
for 3rd - 5th graders. Those who love to sing and
ring will now be fed between rehearsals. Itís a
GREAT time to join us for singing, ringing AND/OR
Contact Amy Koch (AmyLKoch@verizon.net)
or Kelly Falck (email@example.com)
or simply show up on September 7.
Youth (grades 6-12)!
Matins Choir - Sundays, 5:00 -6:00 p.m.
A ďclassicĒ choir for contemporary youth!
The Matins Choir sings music from the classic to the
contemporary as well as learning all the basics of
(advanced) - Sundays, 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
*some 6th or 7th graders choose to stay in the
(Junior Bells) where the music is at a less advanced
Concert Choir - Thursdays, 7:00 Ė 8:00 p.m.
Chancel Choir - Thursdays, 8:00 Ė 9:00 p.m.
(Rehearsals start August 28 Ė note-reading ability
Family Choir (grade 5 to adult) sings twice per year
Vigil Choir (grade 5 to adult) sings at the Easter
Adult Bells currently full (substitutes sometimes
Family Bells (grade 5 to adult) plays twice per year
All those interested should contact Tim Koch at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 737-9921
x229 or 761-5902. Please donít hesitate to call or
email with any questions!
Come help us
make a joyful noise to the Lord!
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.
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
(email@example.com or 737-8635).
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
Women of Trinity
collects both Campbellsí 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, Campbellís
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.
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
View or download the Trinity Member
Space art display
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.
- 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
For more information about the book discussion group, please contact Craig Staller at
or 717-921-1957reception desk in the Gathering
The Rob Bell
Nooma Series will be offered as an adult course
during the Sunday church school hour beginning
September 14. Join Linda Horner, facilitator, in
room 236 at 9:30 a.m. for a lively discussion on how
God is at work in our lives and in the world around
us. Other Adult Classes: Augsburg Bible
Study (room 228-230) is a year-round study by an
array of theologians, providing insight through
questions, discussion, and prayer. Rejoice!
(room 239) also meets year-round and discusses
various topics past and present. WIRED (room
124) begins on September 14 and focuses on current
All Youth in Grades 9 - 12: Planning has begun
for the 2015 ELCA NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING in
Detroit, MI. If you are interested in going, contact
Peter Fox today to find out more details, due dates
and requirements. Do not delay as registration opens
in September 2014! Call Peter at 737-9921 ext. 227
or e-mail at
The AARP Safe
Driving Class for older drivers 55 and up will
be hosted at Trinity on Friday, September 5,
beginning at 8:15 a.m. This 4-hour refresher course
is designed for drivers who have completed the
8-hour program and can show proof of course
completion. The cost is $20 ($15 for AARP members
with membership #). Please pick up a registration
form at the Gathering Space Receptionistís Desk.
Menís Breakfast Gathering will meet on Saturday,
September 6, at Reuben Balasundramís home, 6 S.
Madder Drive, Mechanicsburg. All men and their
friends are invited. Join us for a good breakfast at
8:00 a.m., good company, and an interesting
discussion. We will end at 9:30. Call Reuben and
Debbie at 791-0513 or e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org to help in their planning
the food and if you have any questions.
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, ďTrinity has supported us from the
beginning, and we have appreciated our visits and
other contacts over the years.Ē 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.
All You Jr. Highers Out There! Peter here reminding
you that the 1st Jr. High Nite is next
Sunday from 6 - 8:30 p.m. in the YG room (Room 236).
This is a Nite for you and everyone in grades 6 -
8. Be here for fun, fellowship and faith. Bring
Snacks! Bring Friends! The more of both, the better.
Dinner and drinks will always be provided. This
season will rock, but only if you are here. C U @
Committee will host the Dave Ramsey - Financial
Peace University at Trinity beginning
Wednesday, September 10. This nine-week program
includes resources to reduce, avoid, and eliminate
debt. The course is open to Trinity members and
friends of Trinity. Testimonial: "As a newly
married couple, Financial Peace University gave us
the tools and where-with-all to plan for our new
family's future. We were glad to take the course and
recommend it to all members of our congregation."
Please speak to any pastor if you would like to be
considered for a partial reimbursement. Partial
scholarships are available with a portion of the
registration fee refunded upon completion of the
course. Complete an orange insert, or contact Judy
Collins for a registration form (737-9921 ext 239).
Women of Trinity
Reminders: Registration for the Camp Hebron Fall
Retreat "The Butterfly Cycle: From Death to
Life" must be postmarked by September 13. Everyone
is welcome to attend Ė registration forms are
available at the Gathering Space desk.
The full retreat is from October
31-November 2. The weekend package is $165. Saturday
only is $45. Friday, Saturday and Sunday is $95 (no
Trinity General Meeting: Open to women,
children, and spouses Ė Wednesday September 10. Join
us for a Potluck Supper at 6:00 p.m. Learn more
about our Blessing Box Project, and youíll start to
realize blessings happen every day! Please
sign-up on the sign-up sheet available in the
Gathering Space so we know how many people will be
remember to return your Summer Offering Envelope
Ė Summer is winding down and Women of Trinity still
need your support. Any amount is appreciated.
Project Sewing meets September 2, 6:00-9:00 in
room 237. Join us!
Menís Day Out
will be Saturday, October 11 from 8:15 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. Tour the historic Yuengling Brewery in
Pottsville and the Lackawanna Coal Mine near
Scranton. Lunch will be provided. Registration forms
are at the Gathering Space Desk. Deadline for
registration is September 7.
Missions Ministry Team will sponsor a summer 2015
Mission Trip. This will be the fifth year the
team has traveled to Cherryfield to work on home
repair projects for the Maine Seacoast Mission.
If interested in participating the week of June 15,
plan to attend an orientation meeting on Sunday,
September 14 at 12:15p.m. in the library. Contact
Daryl Ackerman (email@example.com)
for more information.
Wednesday morning womenís Bible study is doing
the course: Gideon, Your Weakness, Godís Strength,
by Priscilla Shirer. If you have ever felt
inadequate, this is the study for you. Come and see
how Gideonís story is far more than a wet fleece and
a battle won with 300 soldiers. It is actually one
manís struggle with his own weakness and the one
true God who transformed it into triumph. You will
learn how God is still transforming his people. The
study will begin on Wednesday, September 17 in room
237, 9:30-11:30 and there are eight
sessions. Babysitting is available. If you have any
questions, please contact Bert Weaver (RobertaLWeaver@verizon.net;
697-3259) or Judy Trissler (firstname.lastname@example.org;
Wednesday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Learn how academics, admissions and financial
strategies can work together to help save you money
on college expenses. Students are encouraged to
attend this complimentary, 90 minute overview with
This event is sponsored by The West Shore Chapter of
www.Thrivent.com/uplan and select Pennsylvania.
Trinity Concert Series
Opening Concert - Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Festival of Keyboards! 4
Pianos, 8 Hands
Festival Of Keyboards! is a grand concert of four
pianos featuring Ovid Young, Jeff Bennett, Stephen
Nielson and Jerry Anderson. The concert features
sacred, classical and pop music and includes solos,
duets and of course, the thrilling foursome
the Dates for the Fall Sup Ďn Study
Wednesday nights - October 8 to November 5
Dinner 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Class 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
You are invited to
a Memory Cafť - October 10 from 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Share your stories, be our guest for a light dinner,
enjoy some music and socialize. This event is
for those who have early to moderate dementia and
their caregivers, and those who worry about memory
problems. RSVP no later than September 26.
Reservations are limited to 50 guests. For
more information and to RSVP contact: Donna Sprowls
at 717-649-7919 or
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Make your reservation for Dutch Apple
Reserve soon to join the Fellowship
Teamís outing to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre.
Lancaster, on Saturday evening, October 25th.
The buffet starts at 6:00 p.m. and the performance
of the musical comedy, Crazy for you,
at 7:30 p.m. The show, a recent high-energy
Broadway hit, features classic Gershwin songs.
Don't miss our special pricing! Due to a generous gift
certificate, the Fellowship Team made a group
reservation for 32 Trinity members and friends at
a cost of $31.00 per person, including the dinner,
show, tax, and gratuity. After the 32nd
reservation is received, the per-person cost will
revert to the Dutch Apple's usual group price
of $49.00 per person, and seating with our group
cannot be guaranteed.
Reservation forms with more information are available
on the front desk in the Gathering Space and in the
Church Office during normal business hours.
Arrangements will be made for those who need
transportation and for carpooling from Trinity. Our
group reservation period closes on Thursday,
Trinity Camp Hill is sponsoring a Camp Nawakwa
Benefit on March 22, 2015 in Fellowship Hall
from 4pm-6pm. Mark your calendars! Details to be
announced later this fall.