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This week's theme:
   The Law of Love

      Romans 13:8-14
      Matthew 18:15-20


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The Church 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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New 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 Collins (judy.collins@trinitycamphill.org) or the church office (737-8635) for more information.

Bible Studies 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.

Volunteer! 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 bdmusselman@verizon.net 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 about tutoring.

Plans 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 at skauffman81@gmail.com or 994-0982.

Calling All Kids and Families - Join us! September 7

Sunday School Kickoff 9:30 Ė10:30 a.m.
Classes for toddlers through adult

 A 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!
Register at:
Have Questions? Need more info?
Kelly Falck, Director of Children & Family Ministries
717-737-9921 ext 228
Working with you to make faith a part of everyday life!

Kits 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.

Grief 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 mumwood@verizon.net. The group will be limited to 10 members.

Parish Acts:
Funeral services were held for George Tokuhata on August 25, and Kent Reese on August 29.

Exciting changes 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 eating!

Contact Amy Koch (AmyLKoch@verizon.net) or Kelly Falck (kelly.falck@trinitycamphill.org) or simply show up on September 7.

Calling all 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 singing.

Youth Bells* (advanced) - Sundays, 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
*some 6th or 7th graders choose to stay in the younger group
(Junior Bells) where the music is at a less advanced level.

Calling all Adults!
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 helpful)

Family Choir (grade 5 to adult) sings twice per year

Vigil Choir (grade 5 to adult) sings at the Easter Vigil

Adult Bells currently full (substitutes sometimes needed)

Family Bells (grade 5 to adult) plays twice per year

All those interested should contact Tim Koch at timothy.koch@trinitycamphill.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.

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 (tom.notestine@trinitycamphill.org 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 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.

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

Gathering Space art display


Trinityís 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. 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 c.staller@verizon.net or 717-921-1957reception desk in the Gathering Space.

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 events.

Attention, 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.

The 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 minianand@comcast.net 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.

Hey, 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 @ YG.

The Stewardship 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 nights).  Women of 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 coming.  Please 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.

The 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 (maggie_daryl@msn.com) for more information. 

The 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 (timtris@aol.com; 795-5919).

uPlan College Planning workshop
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 their parents.
This event is sponsored by The West Shore Chapter of Thrivent
RSVP at www.Thrivent.com/uplan and select Pennsylvania.

A Festival Of Keyboards!

Trinity Concert Series 2014/2015
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 together.

Save 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 sprowlsd@aol.com .  
Link to the event flyer to share with others.

Make your reservation for Dutch Apple theatre outing
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, September 25th.


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.

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