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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:
Rules to Live By:
Faithful Actions
James 2:1-17

Worship service bulletins: 
(Links to the bulletins are usually available by Friday afternoon or evening.)
   Saturday, August 29
      5:30 p.m. service
   Sunday, August 30
      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.)

  Current issue of the weekly Trinity Today

 Current Edition of Trinity Parish, our monthly newsletter

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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!”

     Visit Trinity on Facebook

     Women of Trinity Facebook page

     YG (Youth Group) Facebook

     FaithX Facebook page (Trinity's praise band)

     Trinity on the Run Facebook group  (Trinity on the Run is a group of runners and walkers
          committed to fellowship and overall health in the Camp Hill area.)

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

Staff Away: Tom Notestine, August 27-September 4; Stephanie Maurer, August 29-September 5.

Baptism: Daniel Steven, son of William and Nancy Shoemaker, was baptized on August 23.

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.

Looking for a Church home? Or know someone who is?
Beginning Sunday, September 13, at 9:15 am in the library, our pastors and program staff will launch the latest in a series of classes for people interested in learning more about Trinity. After the September 13 session, the classes continue for five consecutive Sundays: September 20 and 27; and October 4, 11, and 18. New members will be received at worship services on the weekend of October 24-25. Contact Pastor Nancy Easton (nancy.easton@trinitycamphill.org) or the church office for more information.

Trinity’s Publicity and Communications Team is getting ready to seek proposals vendors to redesign our website. Contact P&C facilitator, Jessica Warren, at jessica72@gmx.com if you know of someone who should receive a request for services.

CELEBRATION! Trinity is indeed blessed with many faithful servants on its staff. Please join in honoring the long-time service of Office Manager Nancy Martin (25 years) and Pastor Nancy Easton (15 years) on Sunday, September 13, immediately following the late services. There will be a reception and short program of recognition in Fellowship Hall. A sign-up sheet is at the reception desk in the Gathering Space to indicate the number of guests attending and any donation of food items you wish to make. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, September 6.

Women of Trinity’s Fall Meeting. Women of Trinity will hold its annual Fall General Meeting on Wednesday, September 9, at 6 pm in Fellowship Hall. Eric Saunders, executive director of New Hope Ministries, will be the guest speaker. All Trinity members, guests, and children are invited and encouraged to attend this informative event. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to New Hope Ministries if you’re able. The meeting is pot luck, so bring a side dish, a salad, or dessert and come enjoy the fellowship with us!

The Men’s Breakfast Gathering will meet on September 12 at George Enney’s home, 1502 Letchworth Road, Camp Hill. Breakfast will start at 8. The breakfast gathering is a relaxed and informal way of meeting other men at Trinity. All men are invited. Don’t forget to invite a friend. As always we will end at 9:30. Call George and Becky at 737-4115 or e-mail at georgebeckyenney@yahoo.com to help in their planning the food and if you have any questions.

The Men's Small Group will start meeting again on September 8 at 7 pm in the church Library. We will be studying the book Speaking Wisely – Exploring the Power of Words. We will read what scripture has to say to us and then use the questions provided by the book. All men are invited! We’ll meet every Tuesday night until Thanksgiving. Questions? Contact George Enney at georgebeckyenney@yahoo.com or 717-737-4115.

Great entertainment! Make your reservation NOW for the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Event. Join Trinity members and friends for a dinner and performance of the new Church Basement Ladies—A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement, Saturday evening, November 7. Reservation deadline is Wednesday, October 15. Reserve early; seating is limited. Pick up a reservation form (with details) at the Gathering Space reception desk or in the church office. The buffet dinner opens at 6 pm; the performance is at 7:30. Our group price for this outing sponsored by the Fellowship Committee is $50 per person. Rides will be arranged for those needing them.

We’re never too old to learn! Sunday Church School classes are for grownups, too! Consider participating in one or more of the following adult Sunday morning learning opportunities beginning September 13 at 9:30 am:

Gospel Chat – Room 236
Discuss the appointed Gospel reading for each Sunday.

Augsburg Bible Study – Room 228-230
Discuss biblical histories written by an array of theologians. Gain 21st century insight through questions, discussion, prayer and suggested daily readings.

Book Discussion Group (3rd Sunday of month only)
Discuss with other “bibliophiles” a different, specially selected fiction or non-fiction book each month.

Additional short-term classes and forums take place throughout the year. For example, Pastor Nancy Easton will lead an October 4 class on the story of Saul’s conversion to Paul and the theme question “Can God change someone—even if they don’t want to be changed?” We’ll keep you posted on upcoming events!

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. September 20: My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store, by Ben Ryder Howe; October 18: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder; 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.

The Women’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study starts September 16. “What Love Is” is a DVD study of 1, 2, and 3 John, plus a facilitator-led discussion that is sure to hold your interest. Each of the eight sessions runs from 9:30-11:30 am. Look for flyers around the church in a few weeks. For questions and registration in the meantime, call facilitators Judy Trissler (717-795-5919) or Bert Weaver (717-697-3259).

Quick Links

     Sunday School Registration HERE for 2015-2016

     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

Faith Formation Kick Off Day! - September 13th
Infants and toddlers should go directly to the nursery at 9:20 am.
9:20 - 9:45 am, Fellowship Hall
9:45 - 10:30 am, Classrooms
Join us for some "sing & praise" time to kick off the school year in style! We will begin in Fellowship Hall following the 8:30 am worship service. There we will sing a few familiar tunes and meet up with our classmates. FaithX will sing us out to our classrooms at 9:45.
Students in Preschool - Grade 5 will be escorted to their classrooms by their teachers.
Parents, please plan to join Kelly Falck in Room 126 for an orientation meeting. Everyone will be finished by 10:30 am.

Sunday Morning Faith Formation - September 20th
9:30 - 10:30am
Regular Classes begin for all ages, infant through Grade 5

YG is beginning soon! Mark your calendars NOW!

 The 1st Jr. High Nite is Sunday, September 13, from 6 - 8:30 pm in the YG room (Room 236)
 The 1st Sr. High Nite is Sunday, September 20th from 6 - 8:30 pm in the YG room (Room 236)

Bring Snacks! Bring Friends! The more of both, the better. All Dinner and drinks will be provided. Come prepared to have a blast! C U @ YG.

Joyful Noise!  A NEW Family Worship Experience
Sunday, September 27th @ 1:00pm in the Chapel
A new type of worship service designed for families with children on the autism spectrum. This condensed 30 minute service will allow families to worship together while giving freedom to children who respond to sensory stimulation in different ways. As this is a new venture, we will be learning along the way, but our hope is families will be able to gather in God's presence and be nurtured in faith through word, song, and holy communion. Spread the word, and invite your friends! We will have Joyful Noise on the 4th Sunday of every month throughout the school year. If you would like to participate, or know of ways to spread the word about this service, please contact me at kelly.falck@trinitycamphill.org

Blessing of the Animals - Saturday, October 3rd
8:30am and 4:30pm
Blessing of the Animals on the Trinity lawns
Bring your loveable critters for a special blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. Watch the "Trinity Today" insert in the bulletin for details.

Bible Milestone Sunday! - Sunday, October 4th
8:15 Traditional and 8:30 Contemporary Worship
Presentation of bibles to children in 3rd grade (or older) as part of worship
9:30am Room 122
This special "Get to know your bible" class is a Milestone event for all kids in 3rd grade or older who have not yet received a bible from Trinity.
Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

Colorful Parenting Workshop - SUNDAY, October 25th
9:30 - Noon
     Consider attending early worship on this Reformation Sunday and then join us to learn how to "reform" your parent / child relationships!
     Being a parent brings great joy AND great challenges! In the frustrating moments, have you ever asked yourself "Why does my child act that way?!"
     God has created each of us with a unique design. In this seminar, you will learn to better understand your child's unique personality and behaviors, along with your own, and perhaps even your spouse! You will also learn to identify the strengths and challenges of different personalities, and how they impact each parent/child relationship.
     Presented by Gail Hamilton, a nurse practitioner in adolescent medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She is a pastor's wife and the mother of 4 daughters, who are now young adults. She is also actively involved in the music ministry and missions team at Capital Area Christian Church
     Activities and Snacks provided for your children during the entire workshop! Don't miss this chance to learn and grow!

Volunteer needed to manage and post messages on our electronic signboard in the Gathering Space. Sue Erdman has been generously handling this critical and creative task for the past several years and is willing to train a volunteer. The work takes one to two hours weekly and can be done from your home if you have a computer with an internet connection; no special software is required. It’s a fun job for a creative person! Contact Jessica Warren, Publicity & Communications Team facilitator, jessica72@gmx.com, to learn more.

Your Social Ministry Team thanks you for your support! Through quarterly Designated Giving contributions, we have been able to support the following organizations with much needed financial gifts.
• Christ Lutheran Church - $1,500 for medical outreach
• CACCC - $300 general contribution
• Camp Curtin YMCA - $1,950: $750 to the general fund for kids programming and $1,200 for picnic tables and a grill.

The Big School House is back in the Gathering Space and is waiting for you to help fill it with school supplies. The Women of Trinity are collecting supplies to fill school boxes for our Trinity Tutors to deliver in December. Or if you would like to make a monetary donation it will be used to buy additional items. Thank you for your help and support! Here are the school supplies needed:
- #2 pencils
- pencil tip erasers
- small pack of crayons
- small pack of markers
- individual pack of tissues
- plastic school box
- marble composition book

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

Check out Trinity's 2015-2016 Concert Series

Join the choirs! Come help us make a joyful noise to the Lord! All youth grades K-12 will soon receive a letter inviting them to join a choir. Please urge your children to consider joining! We need adults, too. See the list below for all opportunities.

Women of Trinity will hold its annual Fall General Meeting on Wednesday, September 9 at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Eric Saunders, executive director of New Hope Ministries, will be the guest speaker. All Trinity members and guests are invited and encouraged to attend this informative event. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to New Hope Ministries if you’re able. The meeting is pot luck, so bring a side dish, a salad or dessert and come enjoy the fellowship with us!

Intercessory Prayer
Thursday, September 3 @ 1:00 PM - Library

Sewing Ministry
Tuesday, September 1 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM - Room 237
Tuesday, September 15 from 9:00AM– to 3:00 PM - Room 237

Knitting Ministry
Thursday, September 24 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM - Room 125

Link to the Women of Trinity web page.

Trinity is seeking a full-time lead sexton. Custodial and maintenance skills and experience are required. Weekend work is mandatory. Must be able to lift more than 65 pounds regularly. Full benefits package. Contact Paul Hensel, paul.hensel@trinitycamphill.org, or 717-737-8635.

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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