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Staff Notes from the pastors.

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 Away: Bishop Edmiston, September 11-26.

Healing Service: Could you use a healing word, prayer, or touch? Join us for a service of healing for heart, mind, body, and soul September 21 at 12:30 pm in the chapel. The healing service is held the third Sunday of each month.

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).


Trinity's new logo!  Read the story behind the new logo in Staff Notes.


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.

The Strategic Planning Committee has been working over the past six months to assess Trinity’s strengths, opportunities, and aspirations, gather information, and discern God’s will to develop a plan for the future of Trinity. We’ve reached the point in the process where it is important for us to hear from you, the congregation. Please watch for a congregational survey that will be offered on-line via Survey Monkey (for those we have email addresses) and on paper at each of the services. The survey window will run from September 18th to October 9th. The results of the survey will provide additional feedback and help us to determine priorities as the information is assembled into a three year strategic plan. We will also be inviting members to participate in focus groups during October to further validate certain information. The final strategic plan will be shared with the congregation once it is reviewed and approved by Council.

Landscaping News: If you have noticed how terrific the outside landscaping looks this summer, this is due in large part to the efforts of Mary Lou Gilbert who has “adopted” most of the west side of church property and has contributed a significant amount of her time, talent, and treasure this Spring and Summer to keep the trees, bushes, and gardens looking great. Many thanks, Mary Lou. After several years of dedicated, faithful service, Peter Pennington has decided to step aside as Trinity’s Landscaping Coordinator and has turned over the job to Bruce Bigelow. If you have an interest in helping keep our grounds in tip-top shape, or if you have questions/concerns, please contact Bruce at 761-3289.

Pastor Ursula Schreffler will be installed as pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, Union Deposit on Sunday, September 21 at 2:00 PM. Please hold Pastor Schreffler, her husband, Curtis, their children and the congregation in prayer.

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 youthyg@yahoo.com.

Attention! Everyone in Grades 6-7 read this! Peter here encouraging you to come to Sunday School every Sunday from 9:30 - 10:30am in the basement, ROOM 11. Class just started last Sunday, so you are not too late. This class is taught by three YG Advisors: Hannah, Rob and Jenna, so YOU KNOW it's gonna be a blast! Be there for all of the excitement. Bring friends! Encourage your peers! Just be there and you'll love it.

The Wednesday morning women’s Bible study is doing the course: Gideon, Your Weakness, God’s Strength, by Priscilla Shirer. If you have ever felt inadequate, this is the study for you. Come and see how Gideon’s story is far more than a wet fleece and a battle won with 300 soldiers. It is actually one man’s 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).

Bible Studies begin! Pastor Horner’s Thursday Bible Studies (9:30-11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall; 7:00-8:30 p.m., Room 237) began September 4. The fall study will focus on the book of Revelation. Bishop Edmiston’s Men’s Bible Study began Tuesday, September 9, at 8:00 a.m. at Brother’s Restaurant, Route 15 South, Mechanicsburg. They will be studying the book of Hebrews.

Trinity’s 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.

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.

Register for the Fall Sup ‘n Study
Registration at the Gathering Space Receptionist's Desk (Pre-registration is requested.)
Wednesday nights - October 8 to November 5
Dinner 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Class 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Lutheranism, Unpacked - Pastor John Brock, leader
Introduction to Biblical Oils - Judy Collins, leader
Brain and Aging - Ken Collins, leader
God and Family - Dr. Ryan Argot, leader
Supervised Veggie Tales and nursery provided on request
   October 8 - Moussaka
   October 15 - Chicken Pot Pie
   October 22 - Pork and Sauerkraut
   October 29 - Baked Chicken
   November 5 - Seafood
with child friendly alternatives
Changes made at the cook's discretion.
Cost of a meal is: $6 for adults, $4 for children, capped at $16 for a family.
When registering, please indicate any dietary restrictions or contact Joe Hunter (737-9933).
See Sup 'n Study Brochure for more details

Religion and Life Issues Class
On November 2nd at 9:30 in room 237, Pastors Horner and Easton will lead a class on the ELCA Social Statement - Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust.  Copies of the statement will be available at the reception desk in the Gathering Space on October 12th and 19th.  The statement is also available online at:

Women of Trinity Circles
- Circle meetings start in October.
Women of the Bible – Bible Study Circle Meetings
Please Note: study packets will be made available during each circle session. If you wish to take lessons home, there is a $3.00 fee, thank you.
Esther – 1st Monday, 6:30 pm, Library
Deborah Circle – 1st Tuesday, 9:30 am, Library
Elizabeth/Ruth Circle, 1st Tuesday, 1:00, Library
Sarah Circle – 2nd Sunday, 9:30, Room 237

Project Sewing meets on Tuesday, September 16, from 9 am to 3 pm. This month is our annual pot luck luncheon. Anyone 12 and older, male or female, may join us. You do not need to know how to use a sewing machine or how to make a quilt. We can teach you the various steps necessary to make a quilt for local, national or international relief efforts. . We will also meet in the evening from 6 pm to 9 pm on the first Tuesday of the month. The team invites you to join us at either meeting. Questions, call Carol Crowe, Project Sewing Co-leader, at 737-2936.

Blessing Boxes - Our Blessing Box monies will go to Camp Nawakwa. Please place your box in a place you will see daily and when your feel blessed, place an offering in the box!

November 2, 2014 is Blanket Sunday. A donation of $5.00 provides a blanket to those in need.

December 6, 2014 – Christmas Luncheon with a story read by Judy Collins. Cookies will be packed for the homebound at 10 am with the luncheon starting at 11:30 am. A very special guest will appear (You won’t want to miss this one!)
Bring your spouse, children, and grandchildren. Be sure to purchase your tickets in the Gathering Space or church office.

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.

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.

The Social Ministry Committee and Trinity volunteers support the Saturday homeless breakfast at St. Patrick Cathedral. This month Trinity will donate gently used items to the Shining Light Thrift Shop Ministry of St. Patrick Parish. Drop-off may be made at Trinity between September 14 and 28. Place items at the bottom of the ramp at the end of the kitchen hallway. Do NOT place items in the Gathering Space or stairwell closet. Donations may include bathroom items, books, candles, cards, clothing (men, women and children), dishes and tableware, jewelry, lamps and small kitchen appliances, framed pictures, pillows, pocketbooks and wallets.

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. 

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 Campbells’ 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 reception desk in the Gathering Space.

Trinity's Evangelism Team is planning on marching in the annual Camp Hill Halloween Parade on Tuesday, October 28.  You and your family are invited to wear costumes (or not) and join us just before 5:00PM in the church parking lot!  We will have banners, a crucifer, a “horse”, a man with a bucket and shovel walking behind the horse, staff members and a musician!.  It promises to be a fun evening!  Call or email Becky Enney, 717-737-4115  or  georgebeckyenney@yahoo.com if you would like more information!

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.

You are invited to a Memory Café - 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.

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.

Patrons needed! Please become a Patron of Trinity’s 2014/2015 Concert Series. All Trinity members and friends should have received a brochure and enclosed letter with a section to fill out, detach, and mail or bring to the church office with your contribution. If you have not received one, extra brochures are in the tract rack in the Gathering Space. The first concert - Festival of Keyboards! - is right around the corner: October 5 at 4pm!

Gathering Space art display

Last Call for Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre: The Fellowship Team added additional seating under our group reservation at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre for Saturday, October 25. You are invited to join us to see Crazy for You, a Broadway musical comedy featuring beloved Gershwin songs. Reservation forms with details are on the Gathering Space desk and in the church office. Call Connie and Dal Dollase at 761-3699 for reservation availability. The per-person group price for the buffet dinner and show is $49.00 including tax and gratuity. Our deadline is September 25. You may drive directly to the theatre or carpool from Trinity. Rides will be provided for those needing them.

Alehouse Table Talk: Join Pastor Horner for a beer (or other beverage) and good conversation around the topic of “Dance of the Holy Trinity” at the Appalachian Brewing Company, 3721 Market St, Camp Hill on Thursday, September 25, at 8:30 pm.

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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