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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:
Bread of Life: Sign from God

John 6:24-35

Worship service bulletins: 
(Links to the bulletins are usually available by Friday afternoon or evening.)
   Saturday, July 25
       5:30 p.m. service
   Sunday, July 26
       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: Pastor Nancy Easton, July 25-August 1.

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

Don’t forget to make a “No Summer Slump” one-time donation to help Trinity avoid the reduced giving that follows reduced attendance during the summer months. Label your donation “No Summer Slump,” or simply complete and include a yellow card, “Here’s my ‘no summer slump’ gift,” available at the Gathering Space reception desk. And thanks so much to all who have responded thus far.

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

Healing Powers Stitched into Prayer Shawls
Trinity's Prayer Shawl Ministry completes 1000 prayer shawls
Click on the link below to see the Fox 43 News report of Trinity's Prayer Shawl Ministry.
To request a prayer shawl, or to join the women who make the shawls, contact the church office at 717-737-8635 Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm, or Friday from 9 am to noon.

Closed! The main entrance to the Gathering Space (through the glass doors) will be closed for three days. Because of floor cleaning, the main entrance to the Gathering Space, along with the kitchen hallway (including the elevator), will be unavailable Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 27-29. To enter the building on those days, use the door in the education wing.

Lily Herbst celebrated her 102nd birthday on July 28. Happy birthday, Miss Lily!

Trinity is looking for YOU if you like to write! We’re exploring the idea of forming a small group of writers to bring the scriptures more to life, alive in our minds and hearts. We’d meet, read from one of the Gospels, and then put ourselves there, in that time and space, as virtual witnesses to the events described. We’ll write about what we’re thinking, feeling, hearing, and seeing; it will be a fiction story about a nonfiction event. Each person’s story will be uniquely different because we are all uniquely ourselves; yet all stories will point to the same Jesus, the Son of God. If you’re interested in giving this exciting idea a try, contact Betsy Knarr at BetsyKnarr@aol.com or leave a message on her cell phone, 717-645-7807. If enough people are interested, Betsy will get back to you with a date and time for an introductory meeting.

Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development - Since 1988, Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development has been creating community as we educate and resource people in contemplation and spiritual direction.  Over the decades, hundreds of participants have been trained in the art of “holy listening” (spiritual direction), and thousands of people have deepened their faith through contemplative prayer practices and days of retreat.
Click here to learn more or to see a list of the program offerings for the 2015-2016 program year.

Alehouse Table Talk: Join Pastor Horner for a beer (or other beverage) and good conversation around the topic of “Racism and Reconciliation” at the Appalachian Brewing Company, 3721 Market St, Camp Hill, on Thursday, July 30, at 8:30 pm.

The Men’s Breakfast Gathering will meet on August 1 at the Camp Hill Diner, Lower Allen Township. All men and their friends are invited. Start time is 8; end time is 9:30. Join us for a good breakfast, great company, and an interesting discussion. John West is our facilitator. Breakfast is “pay your own.” This gathering is relaxed and informal. Questions? Call John at 717-732-3405 or e-mail jwest9@verizon.net

The Trinity Riders are rolling again! Bikers and those who want to come along for the ride can join Pastor Horner for a motorcycle ride on Saturday, August 8. Weather permitting, meet at 8:30 am in Trinity’s parking lot; ride to Cafe 101 in Boiling Springs for breakfast and spiritual conversation. RSVP to Pastor Horner by texting 717-743-9224 or emailing jack.horner@trinitycamphill.org.

Meet the Rev. Deborah and Dr. Joseph Troester, ELCA missionaries in East Africa, at a potluck luncheon following the late services on Sunday, August 9. Trinity’s Missions Ministry Team helps sponsor the Troesters on behalf of the congregation. Please sign up in the Gathering Space before August 2. Contact Patricia Graybill, Missions Team Facilitator, with any questions at 717-566-3095 or mzpatyaz@yahoo.com

You're invited to a Memory Café - All are welcome
Be our guest for a lasagna dinner, enjoy some music and socialize.
August 12, 2015 @ 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
This event is for those who have early to moderate dementia and their caregivers, and those who worry about memory problems.
For more information and to RSVP contact: Donna Sprowls at 717-649-7919 or sprowlsd@aol.com.

Thinking about fresh cooked corn? Steak cooked by you to your preference? Plan on the annual Men of Trinity/Lutheran Men in Mission Steak and Corn Roast at Adams-Ricci Community Park, Enola, on Friday, August 21. Gather around 5 pm for fellowship and games; cooking and eating start at 6. Steak, corn, baked potato, and salad are provided, and maybe a surprise dessert, all for $12! More information later.

Women of Trinity, save the date! On Wednesday, September 9, at 6 pm in Fellowship Hall, WOT will hold its annual fall general meeting. Eric Saunders, executive director of New Hope Ministries, is the guest speaker. All Trinity members, guests, and children are invited—no, encouraged!—to attend this informative event. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to New Hope Ministries if you’re able. The meeting is potluck, so bring a side dish, a salad, or dessert, and come enjoy the fellowship with us!

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.

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. 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

We need your help on Friday, August 7, at New Hope Ministries, Mechanicsburg Center, for Back to School Daze Craze. Children will receive backpacks, and parents can sign them up for vision screening, haircuts, and child identification kits. We'll also have fun and games to make it a great day to encourage kids as they head back to class. There are a number of volunteer shifts running from 8 am through 6 pm. You can run the popcorn machine, serve up cotton candy, help guests shop for school supplies, get kids in and out of the bouncy house safely and much more. We encourage you to sign up at www.timetosignup.com/nhm/sheet/27113

Giving Tree: More than a hundred ornaments have been taken from the tree, and each ornament represents one of our five benevolence ministries. Many thanks to all those who have already generously contributed items and/or gift cards to help others. If you have not yet taken an ornament or have not returned your gift(s), please do so as soon as possible.  Gifts not given to the receptionist in the Gathering Space this weekend can be dropped off in the church office.

Sunday, August 16, is World Hunger/Bread Sunday, sponsored annually by the Missions Ministry Team to benefit the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. We need your donations of wrapped and labeled breads, quick breads, or other baked goods on Sunday, August 16. Please donate generously when taking a loaf of bread. Learn more at www.elca.org.

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

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!

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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