Are you journeying with Pastor Easton this year by reading Brian McLaren's book We Make the Road by Walking? If so, you'll want to gather with Pastor Easton and a few of your fellow readers to share your thoughts during this year-long reading and reflection opportunity. Join us to chat about McLaren's essays and what it might mean to be "alive in Jesus." Choose from one of two dates--or come to both!

Tuesday, September 6
"Coffee Break on the Journey"
6:30 pm, Room 227
Bring a cup o' Joe along with you! (Or a bottle of cool water if we're still having hot summer days!)

Wednesday, September 7
"Brown Bagging on the Journey"
12 noon, Room 227
Bring a brown bag lunch and beverage with you to enjoy.

The updated calendar of weekly readings is available at the Gathering Space desk, or online here.

Concert Choir rehearsals begin Thursday evening, September 1, at 7 pm; Chancel Choir at 8 pm. If you have a pleasant singing voice and some note-reading ability, please join us! Contact Tim Koch at

Join Trinity's book group in some summer reading! Sunday, September 18, James Madison: A Life Reconsidered by Lynne Cheney; October 16, Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Jerry Kaplan; November 20, On the Map: Mind Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield; December 18, A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner.

Attention Trinity men! Join us on Friday, August 26:

+ Golfers, 1 pm, Armitage Golf Club, Mechanicsburg.
Sign up for the Men's Ministry 2016 Trinity Lutheran Open, "Chase for the Chalice," a Lutheran tradition unlike any other. Scramble format! Just $45 gets you golf, cart, goodie bag, prizes, possible manly bragging rights, and the subsequent steak and corn dinner (see next bullet). Sign up as a foursome, twosome, or onesome, but just SIGN UP! Guests are welcome! To sign up or get more info, contact Rick Sten at 717-823-2951 or

+ Steak and corn eaters, and guys who love manly competition,
6 pm, Adams-Ricci Park, Enola.
Come out for brotherly bonding at its best with a man-sized steak and corn dinner and amazingly low-stakes corn hole competition. The cost is just $12; you can't get all that at Texas Roadhouse (apologies to anyone who works at Texas Roadhouse). Look for sign-up tables in the coming weeks in the Gathering Space, and as always, guests are welcome!

Look for the umbrella table in the Gathering Space to sign up to help at the fun and fantastic Goodbye Summer party on Sunday, August 28, from 5:30-7:30 pm on church grounds. So much to do, and so much fun doing it! You can also donate money to be a sponsor. Whatever you do, be sure to invite friends, family, and neighbors. The party is a great way to tell others about Trinity, its friendly folks, and its wonderful ministries.

Reserve your seats now for the hilarious Anything Goes show at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, on Saturday evening, November 5. Reservation deadline is Wednesday, October 5. Pick up a reservation form with all details, including transportation options, at the Gathering Space reception desk or the church office. Group price for the 6 pm buffet dinner and the 7:30 show is $55 per adult and $26 per student 13-18; price includes gratuity and tax. Invite friends and family, including student-age children/grandchildren. This event is coordinated by our Fellowship Team.

Attention all bikers! As part of our Evangelism Team"s increasing community outreach to introduce people to our church and share God's love, Trinity will host a stop in the Bountiful Blessings Poker Run/Motorcycle Ride (through York and Cumberland counties) on Saturday, September 24. Bountiful Blessings is a charity that helps working families and senior citizens by providing them with non-food items during times of financial hardships. The event starts and ends at Capital Area Christian Church at Newberry Commons in Etters, with sign-in and breakfast at 8 am, last bike out at 9 am, and lunch 11-noon. $15 per bike, $10 per passenger, all to benefit the charity. Visit to learn more. Most important of all: To help at Trinity on that morning--we'll hand out snack bags and give a big Trinity welcome--contact Kristi Hoffman, Evangelism Team facilitator, at 717-433-5757 or

Quick Links

     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

     Trinity Families website

Faith Formation Kickoff Sunday is September 11 at 9:30 am.
Join us as we celebrate the start of another great season! Learn more about faith formation by visiting

Register now for Sunday Faith Formation classes (Infants through Grade 5) by going to

Greeters needed at any and all services to say welcome to Trinity. Show the friendliness of Trinity! Our Evangelism Team is looking for individuals and families of all ages, genders, ethnicities, orientations, shapes, and sizes to join the Greeters Ministry. This work is truly important because you’ll be the first face that folks see when they enter worship. Contact Kristi Hoffman at 717-433-5757 or

Thank you for all of the donations we have received for the school kits so far. We have assembled just over 100 kits, which means we are about a third of the way to our goal of 325! These kits will be distributed to children in Foose, Scott, and Downey Elementary Schools in the Harrisburg School District by our Trinity tutors. Each plastic school box will contain a 24 pack of crayons, #2 pencils, pencil top erasers, pocket-pack of tissues, and a marble composition book.

Overseas Military Coupon Project:  
Here's what to do - clip coupons each week and put them in the collection box marked 'Coupons' inside the Gathering Space doors. The families really appreciate these coupons, so please help.

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

2016-2017 Concert Series
Click here for Concert Series brochure

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 4PM Peter and Will Anderson, clarinet and sax
Two Julliard trained musicians taking the jazz world by storm will present exciting arrangements from the American songbook, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and others. Free

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 4PM Track 45
A Christian country band comprised of a brother and his two sisters playing and singing a wide variety of music. "I love this group!" (...Simon Cowell, American Idol) Free.

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 3PM Messiah Sing-a-Long
Come and listen or sing along with the Harrisburg Choral Society, soloists and orchestra in G. F. Handel's renowned oratorio. Trinity Concert Series Patrons get free tickets. Non-Patrons pay regular ticket prices.

Sunday, Dec 11, 2016 4PM Christmas at Trinity
The Trinity Concert Choir and Orchestra will present American composer Gwyneth Walker’s beautiful new Christmas work, Alpha and Omega. It is based on traditional Christmas carols, but with the intent of breathing fresh, new life into them. Other seasonal music will be featured from our Cherub, Junior, Matins, and Bell Choirs, along with FaithX. Free.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 4PM Harrisburg Youth Symphony and Junior Strings in concert
Come and enjoy the next generation of fine musicians! Free.

Sunday April 2, 2017 4PM Mozart's Requiem
The Trinity Lutheran Church Concert Choir, soloists and orchestra. Free.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:30PM Harrisburg Singers
Join the Harrisburg Singers in a concert of Disney Classics. Trinity Concert Series Patrons get free tickets. Non-Patrons pay regular ticket prices.