Whenever you can this summer, join Pastor Easton's Practicing Discipleship Class as we study portions of Kelly Fryer's book Reclaiming the "L" Word: Renewing the Church from Its Lutheran Core. We’re discussing this book at 9:30 am each Sunday through August 21 in Room 237. Books are available to borrow or purchase, although the book is not needed for class participation. THIS WEEK (7/24) our topic is "Jesus is Lord…and no one else is." Next week's topic is "Everyone is Welcome." Our Lord Jesus welcomed everyone into real life with God, but especially welcomed foreigners, outsiders, the lowly and poor, the sad, lonely, and hurting. Not only does that mean I am welcomed into real life with God, but you and I as the Body of Christ (the Church) should welcome everyone in the name of our Lord Jesus. Consider what that might look like!

Are you journeying with Pastor Easton this year by reading Brian McLaren's book, We Make the Road by Walking? If so, the updated calendar of weekly readings is available at the Gathering Space desk, or online here.

Join Trinity's book group in some summer reading! Sunday, August 21, be prepared to discuss Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt. This true story is about a mom and dad who discover that one of their identical twin sons has gender dysphoria, a medical condition in which a person does not identify with the sex assigned at birth. Book selections for September through December include these: September 18, James Madison: A Life Reconsidered by Lynne Cheney; October 16, Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Jerry Kaplan; November 20, On the Map: Mind Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield; December 18, A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner.

Save the date!!
Goodbye Summer Party at Trinity
2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill
Sunday, August 28, 5:30-7:30 pm
Outdoors on church grounds

Bid the summer "farewell" at this free community event at Trinity Lutheran, Camp Hill. Everyone is welcome to enjoy kids' games, great music, a fun picnic, and yummy sundaes! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors and your lawn chairs. If the weather is finicky, we'll move the party indoors.

Quick Links

     Volunteer Clearance Form (Print, Complete and Return to Trinity)

     Volunteer Clearance Instructions - How to do it yourself

     Sign up to receive the Trinity Children and Family Ministry eblasts

     Trinity Families website

Awesome summer adventures await you at
Trinity's Vacation Bible School!
July 25 - 29

Classes for ages 3 through
those entering Grade 5
Morning Session 9:00 am - Noon
Evening Session 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Register online now at www.trinitycamphillfamilies.weebly.com
or on paper in the Gathering Space!

VBS Supply donations. Thank you to all who signed up in the Gathering Space to make donations for VBS. Go to www.timetosignup.com/trinitycamphill to find still-needed food and snack items.

Attention: All YG in grades 6-12! The second YG Pool Party at the Taylors' house is THIS Sunday, July 24, from 2-6 pm. All food, drinks, and snacks will be provided. Any home-baked goodies are always welcome. Bring friends, too! The more the merrier. Plan on meeting at Taylors' house for this day of fun in the sun. If you have any questions or need directions, please call Peter Fox at 717-737-9921, ext. 227. C U there!

Our "Christmas in July" Tree is in the Gathering Space. Support one of the five benevolence ministries by "undecorating" the tree and supplying the indicated gift. Remember, a mid-year gift is as welcome as a December one. Thank you for your generosity!
     + Coffee cup: St. Patrick's Homeless Breakfast
     + Purple ribbon: a domestic violence organization
     + Green house: Delta Housing
     + Fruit: Churches Affiliated Child Care Center, Inc. (CACCC)
     + Church: Our own members in need

School kits needed! The Women of Trinity are looking ahead to fall to assemble--with your help--325 much-needed school kits for Trinity Tutors to distribute at Foose and Scott elementary schools in Harrisburg. Each kit will include a plastic school supply box with No. 2 pencils, pencil top erasers, a tissue pack, small box of crayons, and a marble composition book. Please consider providing a complete kit, any of these items in bulk, or a monetary donation. Put your donation in the big cardboard schoolhouse (coming soon) in the Gathering Space. Your support is appreciated.

Overseas Military Coupon Project:  
Here's what to do - clip coupons each week and put them in the collection box marked 'Coupons' inside the Gathering Space doors. The families really appreciate these coupons, so please help.

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

2016-2017 Concert Series

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 4PM Peter and Will Anderson, clarinet and sax
Two Julliard trained musicians taking the jazz world by storm will present exciting arrangements from the American songbook, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and others. www.peterandwillanderson.com. Free

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 4PM Track 45
A Christian country band comprised of a brother and his two sisters playing and singing a wide variety of music. "I love this group!" (...Simon Cowell, American Idol)
www.track45band.com. Free.

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 3PM Messiah Sing-a-Long
Come and listen or sing along with the Harrisburg Choral Society, soloists and orchestra in G. F. Handel's renowned oratorio. Trinity Concert Series Patrons get free tickets. Non-Patrons pay regular ticket prices.

Sunday, Dec 11, 2016 4PM Christmas at Trinity
Choirs, Bells and Orchestra featuring Randol Alan Bass' A Symphony of Carols. Free.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 4PM Harrisburg Youth Symphony and Junior Strings in concert
Come and enjoy the next generation of fine musicians! Free.

Sunday April 2, 2017 4PM Mozart's Requiem
The Trinity Lutheran Church Concert Choir, soloists and orchestra. Free.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:30PM Harrisburg Singers
Join the Harrisburg Singers in a concert of Disney Classics. Trinity Concert Series Patrons get free tickets. Non-Patrons pay regular ticket prices.