This week's theme:
Credo: The Apostles' Creed
Staff away: Pastor Horner, April 21-23;
Pastor Easton, April 21-27.
of the weekly Trinity Today
To stay in touch
with Trinity folks, Trinity produces a monthly
newsletter, Trinity Parish, a weekly
bulletin insert, Trinity Today, and
now a weekly e-Blast, Trinity Minute.
Trinity Minute delivers brief
highlights of Trinity events right to your desktop
on Thursday mornings. If you did not receive your
Trinity Minute last Thursday but would
like to, please send your current email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
to be added to the contact list.
Boxes. Containers will be available during Holy
Week to receive your Lenten offering box. During
this season of Lent when we focus on personal
penitence, alms giving, and helping those in need,
Trinity's special "self-denial" offering provides an
added means for you to support benevolent
causes. Your gifts in the Lenten boxes will be
equally divided between local and international
causes. Half will go to the Children’s Ward of the
Itete Hospital in the Konde Diocese of Tanzania,
which is still being rebuilt after a 2011
earthquake, and the other half will support social
ministry needs here in central Pennsylvania.
Please note: The Lenten envelopes in your set of
offering envelopes support the general budget of the
church and are not part of this extra benevolence
outreach. Thank you for your sacrificial giving.
Offerings: During the Easter season, it is
encouraging to see both new and familiar faces at
our worship services. Throughout the year, many of
you already support the congregation with your time,
talent and financial contributions but greater
participation is always welcome. We encourage you to
look into our electronic giving program. It takes
just a few minutes to set up a recurring giving
plan. Visit the church website (www.trinitycamphill.org)
and locate the donation link on the left side of any
web page or complete a paper authorization form
which can be found at the welcome desk.
Sunday April 27 - Please join us for a reception
in Fellowship Hall at 12:15 p.m. to honor
three staff members who are observing their 15th
anniversary of employment at Trinity - Peter Fox,
Amy Koch and Tim Koch.
Trinity member, Ann Sponaugle, will be
celebrating her 100th birthday on May 2.
It’s uncommon to reach that century milestone, so
let’s help Ann celebrate this wonderful day with a
card shower. Cards may be sent to 2380 Waterford,
Camp Hill, PA 17011. Thank you for helping us extend
Do you have any
gently used books that are appropriate for 1st
and 2nd graders? The Trinity Tutors are
collecting books so that our students in Harrisburg
can enjoy reading over the summer. Please place the
books in the labeled bin in the Gathering Space.
Thanks for your help.
Central PA Blood Bank will be visiting Trinity
on Sunday, April 27, 7:45-11:00 a.m. Sign up for the
April 27 drive on Sundays, April 6, 13, and 20 in
the Gathering Space, after all services. As of the
end of February, Trinity has donated 41 units of
blood. Signing up is important for the Blood Bank to
allocate resources and to smooth out the donation
times. Walk-ins are still welcome! The donations
process starts in 1st floor Sunday School
wing. If you have any questions, please contact Paul
Askey at 676-5554 or
Jerusalem. Walk, swim, bike, dance, garden, read
and pray are just a few of the ways this easy walk
to Jerusalem will help Trinity members reach their
goal. Complete an orange insert and join Judy
Collins on Sunday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m.,
in room 237 and learn how you can be part of
said to them, “They need not go away;
you give them something to eat.”
Loaves and Fishes Food Packaging Event -
Thursday, June 5, 7 a.m.- 7p.m.
Messiah College - Eisenhower Campus Center, One
College Ave., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Trinity and its members have been invited to
participate in a project that will provide at least
300,000 meals for needy people in Central
Pennsylvania. This mammoth food-packaging event will
require 12 hours, 900 volunteers (working in 2-3
hour shifts) and $75,000. Each congregation in the
Lower Susquehanna Synod has been asked to contribute
(at least) $325 and (at least) four volunteers to
help “feed a multitude through our simple gifts.”
Trinity’s Missions and Social Ministry Committees
have provided that initial gift of $325. Now we need
your time and talent.
To volunteer to take part in this event, complete the
bulletin insert in the May 4 “Trinity Today”. To
donate, make checks payable to “Trinity” and in the
memo line write “Loaves and Fishes Event.”
for more information. A partnership of Lower
Susquehanna Synod, Thrivent Financial, Messiah
College and Outreach Inc.
You’re invited to a
Memory Café on May 9, 2014 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Share your stories, be our guest for a light
dinner, enjoy some music, and socialize. Held at
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fellowship
Hall, this event is open to the community, and is
for those who have Early to Moderate Dementia
and their caregivers, and those who worry about
memory problems. Please RSVP no
later than April 25, 2014; reservations are
limited to 50 guests. For more information, to RSVP,
or to volunteer, contact Martha Boyd @ 717-737-9921
email@example.com. Thank you for
your support of this outreach.
Visitation Volunteers are needed to regularly
visit Trinity members. There are no requirements
regarding the visits. However, once a month contact
is suggested, seasonal and occasional cards may be
sent, and devotional booklets, sermons or CDs of
worship are encouraged. If you have a passion for
comforting and encouraging others, please complete
an orange insert and volunteer to share your time
with one of Trinity’s at-home members.
cribs and car seats in excellent/very good
condition are needed by Christ Lutheran Ministries,
Harrisburg, a ministry supported by Trinity’s Social
Ministry team. Part of this ministry is a prenatal
clinic for uninsured women run by Dr. Holly Hoffman,
Diaconal Minister at St. Paul, Carlisle. These cribs
are ideal for women and children who live in crowded
inner-city apartments. Many of the women cannot
afford these items. Donations may be provided by
contacting Caroline Sheaffer at 243-9246 or Dr.
Holly Hoffman at 240-357-1709.
Trinity volunteers support the Saturday
breakfast at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Harrisburg. A
hot meal is served each weekend to as many as 125
persons. Connie Hanna, manager of the Shining Light
Ministry, thanks Trinity members for the 739 items
they donated in good condition for the spring
collection. Nancy Restagno, Trinity coordinator of
these two Social Ministry programs, reminds
us to remember Shining Light when completing our
Trip to New Windsor, MD on Wednesday, May 21. We
have an opportunity to volunteer at the LWR
Warehouse in New Windsor, MD. We car pool from
Trinity’s parking lot at 6:30 a.m. and return around
5:00 p.m. Lunch in the dining room is provided at no
cost to all volunteers. Contact Judy Collins
(737-9921 x 239) before May 12, if you would
like to join us.
CD’s of the Lower Susquehanna Synod
Criminal Justice System Event with speaker Terri
Roberts are available.
Contact Jeff Weaver at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 697-3259 if you would
like a CD of the event.
Isabel, daughter of Beth Ann (Myxter) and Tom Lyon,
and Alivia Taleen, daughter of Alyson (Garcia) and
Alex Tokatlian, were baptized on April 6.
Village Auxiliary has changed its name to "The
Friends of Frey." This dedicated group works to
improve the quality of life for the men and women
who live in this Lutheran retirement community by
providing birthday parties, ice cream socials,
variety programs, arts and crafts, as well as other
games and entertainment. To help support their
mission, please see Joy Snyder in the Gathering
Space after all services today. Frey residents are
grateful for whatever gift you might give. Please
make checks payable to Frey Village Activity Fund.
Note: You may donate online at
www.diakon.org/frey - choose "Make a Gift," then
"Give Now," then choose "Frey Village Activity
Member Contributions Actual
$ 123,990 $ 338,485
Member Contributions Budget
$ 114,288 $ 342,863
Over/(Under) Contribution Budget
$ 9,702 $
Year-to-date 2014 Budget Balance
Contributions to Reduce Building Loan
$ 8,602 $ 28,127
Building Loan Balance - 3/31/2014
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.
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
(email@example.com or 737-8635).
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
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.
Member Business Directory is on the web at
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
If you do not have access to a computer and would
like a directory, please request a copy from the
View or download the Trinity Member
Space art display
Book Discussion Group
has chosen its books
through June, 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.
May 18 – On a Farther Shore: The
life and legacy of Rachel Carson by William
Souder; June 15 – The Language of Flowers
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
For more information about the book discussion group, please contact Craig Staller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lutheran" Adult Forum - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Please join us at 9:30 a.m. in Room
237 for a discussion on
Today’s Rocky Vocational Road”
from pages 16-22 of the March 2014 issue of The
Employment hasn’t fully recovered from the 2008
economic crash. Many people are still looking for
work and many who have found work had to take jobs
that pay much less than the ones they lost. As
communities of Christians, we can help our
unemployed brothers and sister find jobs, train for
new ones and envision a world with sufficient,
sustainable livelihood for all. Discuss how
Lutherans, strengthened by their faith and
understanding of vocation, are copying with today’s
job market challenges.
you do not have access to the articles, paper copies
will be available about two weeks in advance of the
session and may be picked up at the reception desk
in the Gathering Space. If you have any questions,
please contact class coordinators Craig Staller or
Doug Bonsall (921-1957).
Class is beginning a six to eight week series on
"Christianity, the Cults and other Religions" on
Sunday, April 27 at 9:30 a.m. in room 239. All are
High Mini-golf is coming up very fast! It is next
Sunday, April 27, at City Island Watergolf, from
6:30-8:30 p.m. Please note the time change. The
cost is $5.00 per person. Remember that we are
meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the City Island entrance
(right up from the parking lot on the walking
bridge, at the top of the steps). We are not meeting
at the church or providing any rides. We will be
having a picnic dinner at the golf course of pizza,
snacks, and drinks. Just bring yourself and bring
some friends! C U there.
Youth Group "Community Night" Fundraiser at the
Isaac’s Restaurant and Deli in the Lemoyne Plaza is
on Wednesday, April 30, from 5-9 p.m. This
Wednesday you are invited to dine at Isaac’s and
when you pay, turn in the "Community Night" flyer
with your bill. Isaac’s will donate 25% of the bill
to help support our youth with future YG events. It
sounds simple because it is. It is a win-win; great
food as well as a great cause. The "Community Night"
flyer is in the Gathering Space at our display. Pick
up several and give them out to family and friends!
Please support our YG!
all YG in grades 6 through 12 and beyond! The final
YG Nite for the season is on Sunday, May 4, from
6-8:30 p.m.! This will be an outside YG Nite, so
come dressed to go outside. We meet in the YG room
at 6:00 p.m. Bring friends! Bring snacks! Pizza and
drinks will be provided. Join us on this final YG
Nite. It will be awesome! F.Y.I. – sign-ups for
Fiesta Nite will take place on this nite and YG
Summer Calendars will be available.
Back by popular
demand! The Harrisburg Singers present POPS to
BROADWAY! on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. This is
our final concert of the 2013/2014 Concert Season.
This is one of the Harrisburg Singers’ most popular
concerts, so mark it down on your calendar now!
Pre-concert recital of pop hits by The Harrisburg
Singers Trio – H. Timothy Koch, piano; Jim Miller,
bass; and Dave Zygmunt, drums. Free Patron Tickets
are available in the church office during business
hours. Non-Patrons contact
www.harrisburgsingers.org for ticket prices.
PLACE in Ministry is a self-discovery course
which helps individuals identify their personality,
spiritual gifts, abilities, life passions and
experiences. This course, facilitated by Judy
Collins, will be offered Sunday, May 4 from 12:30 -
4 p.m. in room 237. Bring your lunch! Beverages and
snacks will be provided. Nursery care is available
on request. Contact Judy
(email@example.com or 737-9921, ext.
239) to reserve your seat.
Lutheran Day at
the Capitol will take place Tuesday, May 6, from
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., beginning right here at
Trinity; followed by a reception and banquet from
5:30-8 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg.
Join Lutherans from around the state for worship,
learning, advocacy and action. Lutheran Day at the
Capitol focuses on our baptismal call to ministry in
the public square and the unique voice of Lutheran
Christians addressing hunger and poverty. Come to be
inspired, prepared and equipped to act on issues
that matter. Activities include:
• Worship led by Bishop Jim Dunlop, Lower
• A keynote, “Empowering Opportunities — Gateways
out of Poverty,” by Rep. Dave Reed, chair of the
House Majority Policy Committee
• Training in successful advocacy strategies and
workshops to further equip you to take action to act
for greater justice in your churches and communities
• A shuttle bus to the state Capitol to meet
legislators and observe the General Assembly in
• A special reception and banquet in the Capitol
Rotunda to mark Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in
Pennsylvania (LAMPa)’s 35th Anniversary
• Address by The Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert, “God's
Two Hands and the Christian's Undivided Heart” and
music by the band “Dem Preachers.”
for more details or to register.
Women of Trinity
Covered Dish Dinner, Wednesday, May 14th,
2014, in Fellowship Hall at 6 PM. Everyone is
invited. Please bring a salad/side or dessert.
We Welcome Vicar Martha Boyd as the speaker.
Also, election and installation of officers and
leaders for 2014-2015.