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Join Us for Worship
Thursday: 6:30 PM
Saturday: 5:30 PM
Sunday: 8:15, 8:30, 10:45 & 11:00 AM
3rd Sunday: 12:30 PM, Service of Healing

This week's theme:
Offensive Grace
Mark 6:1-13

Worship service bulletins: 
(Links to the bulletins are usually available by Friday afternoon or evening.)
   Saturday, June 27
      5:30 p.m. service
   Sunday, June 28
      8:15/11:00 a.m. traditional service
      8:30 a.m. contemporary service
      10:45 a.m. contemporary service

(Most bulletins from services for the past two months can be found on the SERMONS page - click here.)

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An Apprentice in Kingdom Living - Through her blog, Pastor Easton invites and encourages you to join her in conversation about following Jesus Christ.  Pastor Easton writes most weeks on matters of the faith and looks forward to blog conversations in response to her posts.  The blog is located at https://pastoreaston.wordpress.com.  The blog site also features copies of Pastor Easton's sermons.  As Pastor Easton asks in her first post: “Will you join me in this apprenticeship? We’ll learn together in our conversation with one another. May we put into daily practice the character of Christ!”

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Trinity's Strategic Plan as approved by the Congregation Council on January 12, 2015 and as presented to the congregation at the January 25th congregational meeting:
Final plan with appendices

Strategic Plan Implementation Update - Quarterly Report - June 2015

The building will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day.

Staff Away: Tim Koch, June 29-July 24; Kelly Falck, July 2-13.

Baptism: Ronan David, son of Jordan (Haas) and Joel Northridge, was baptized on June 21.

Our hospitalized and at-home members are listed in the narthex and the Gathering Space tract rack. 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. If you are hospitalized, please be sure to have someone notify the church office since hospitals and nursing homes no longer contact us.

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 (tom.notestine@trinitycamphill.org or

Summer office hours - June 8 – September 4: Monday through Thursday, 8 am – 4 pm; Friday, 8 am – noon.

Bad news: The basement of Pink Hands of Hope flooded during recent storms. Good news: Trinity has been great at supporting this organization through Social Ministry, and we know you’ll continue your support by volunteering to help with cleanup. Contact Mitzi Jones at mhjsunshine@aol.com. You can also help by spending some dollars to shop at the Pink Hands store, 5325 East Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg.

Trinity members continue to make a difference. Thank you! We assembled 114 personal care kits and took them to the Lutheran World Relief warehouse in Maryland.

UPDATE: Thanks a million to those who volunteered to keep the Garden of Eatin’ from experiencing a disappearing menu. We’ll keep you posted if we end up with enough people to keep the Garden going. You can still sign up in the Gathering Space to help set up, refresh, and clean up for early and late Sunday services. Or contact Steve Kauffman at 717-994-0982 or skauffman81@gmail.com for more info. Steve has scheduled training for all Garden volunteers on Saturday, July 11, at 10 am in the kitchen.

There will be no Fair Trade sales in July due to the Independence Day holiday.

Our talented FaithX contemporary worship band will play at Trinity Lutheran Church of Colebrook, 58 Church Road, Manheim, on July 25 for the church’s annual community picnic. Says Pastor Cheri Korte, “We are excited to have them play at our picnic. Everyone is invited.” For details, call the Trinity Lutheran/Colebrook office at 717-665-6670.

All men are invited to the Men’s Breakfast Gathering, July 11, at Tom Hoffert’s home, 144 Henry Road, Enola. Breakfast is at 8, followed by Bible study or discussion about a current topic. We’ll wrap up by 9:30. This gathering is an informal way to meet other men at Trinity, but please call Tom and Linda at 717-732-3403 or email twhoffert@verizon.net so they can prepare the right amount of food. For directions or any questions, contact Tom or Linda.

Save the date: CROSS picnic, Friday, July 17, 6:30-8:00 pm, Adams-Ricci Community Park, Enola. 

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 7
Annual fall outing to Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, to see musical comedy, Church Basement Ladies – A Mighty Fortress is our Basement.

Vacation Bible School 2015 is July 20-24. Choice of two sessions: 9 am to noon or 6-8:30 pm. Open to preschool (ages 3, 4, and 5) and grade school kids (entering kindergarten through grade 5 this fall). Volunteers needed, too, 6th graders through adults. Register or sign up to volunteer at www.timetosignup.com/trinitycamphill. Questions? Email Kelly Falck: kelly.falck@trinitycamphill.org.

Trinity’s Book Discussion Group has chosen its books through December, 2015. 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. July 19: The Horseshoe Curve: Sabotage and Subversion in the Railroad City, by Dennis P. McIlnay; August 16: Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana DeRosnay; September 20: My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store, by Ben Ryder Howe; October 18: TBD; November 15: Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal, by Abigail Carroll; December 13: The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
     For more information about the book discussion group, please contact Craig Staller at
c.staller@verizon.net or 717-921-1957.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR - Women's Wednesday Morning Bible Study
'What Love Is'
-A Bible study led by Kelly Minter
Wednesdays at 9:30-11:30 AM - 8 Sessions lasting from September 16 to November 4, 2015
Babysitting will be available
For questions or registration,
call Judy Trissler at 795-5919 or Bert Weaver at 697-3259

Donate arts and crafts supplies during June! You’ll help kids ages 5-13 who attend Summer Day Camp at the Camp Curtin YMCA, where fun activities are provided in a safe, nurturing, Christian environment. Needed are construction paper, colored markers or pencils, pipe cleaners, glitter, glue, and other such supplies. Put them in the “Camp Curtin YMCA” box in the Gathering Space outside Fellowship Hall. You can also donate Giant or Target gift cards; put them in an envelope marked “Camp Curtin YMCA” and hand them to a Gathering Space receptionist or to someone in the church office. Let’s make this newest Social Ministry project a success!

We're gearing up for VBS and planning to feed well over 200 hungry campers. Please check out the www.timetosignup.com/trinitycamphill webpage to sign up to donate food items.

The Giving Tree: Help those in need with our Christmas in July. Hosted by Social Ministry and Parish Ministry, the Giving Tree will be in the Gathering Space throughout July. Choose one or more ornaments and provide the designated gift(s). Depending on the ornament chosen, the gifts benefit one of five organizations. If you choose the church ornament, your gift benefits Trinity members in need. Choosing the man or woman figure will benefit Bethesda Mission; the butterfly ornament, New Hope Ministries; coffee cup, St. Patrick’s Homeless Breakfast; Pink Hand, Pink Hands of Hope. We appreciate your response in the past and look forward to your support again this year.

Overseas Military Coupon Project:  
The Coupon Ministry is alive and well and in need of volunteers! The Coupon Ministry collects manufacturers’ coupons and sends them to our military bases overseas. Base coordinators make the coupons available to US Military families for use in the commissary. Coupons can be recently expired. Here’s what to do: First, clip coupons each week and put them in the collection box marked “Coupons” inside the Gathering Space doors. Second, help us sort the coupons into two groups: food and non-food. Call Kelly Rice at 717-379-4543; or email Sophie Rice, Coupon Ministry Coordinator, at sophiepat32@hotmail.com. The families really appreciate these coupons, so please help. If you have helped with the sorting of coupons in the past, and still want to help, please also let Sophie know. Thank you so much for your help and service!

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 Campbell's 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 table under the Centennial Quilt just inside the Gathering Space doors.

Gathering Space art display

Blessing Box Money
will be collected until June 30. If you didn’t get a chance to turn yours in or if you’re feeling extra blessed lately, drop off your box at the church office.

The 28th Annual Women of the ELCA Convention will take place in Shippensburg, August 15 and 16. Registration deadline is July 13. You can pick up a registration form at the Gathering Space reception desk.

Women of Trinity Purpose Statement:
As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empower, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.

Link to the Women of Trinity web page.

Trinity Member Business Directory is on the web at www.trinitycamphill.org. 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 ks.argot@verizon.net. 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

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