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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:
For God, All Things Are Possible

Mark 10:17-31

Worship service bulletins: 
(Links to the bulletins are usually available by Friday afternoon or evening.)
   Saturday, October 10
      5:30 p.m. service
   Sunday, October 11
      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.)

Welcome to our preacher for services on October 10 and 11, the Rev. Sharron Blezard, assistant to Bishop James Dunlop. Pastor Blezard was called to serve on our synod’s pastoral staff beginning November 1, 2013. She served previously as pastor at Trinity, Rouzerville, PA; Trinity, Hixson, TN; and the Sheyenne-Oberon Area Ministry, a cooperative of four congregations, in the Eastern North Dakota Synod. Pastor Blezard was ordained in June 2006 at St. John Lutheran Church in Potter, NY.
Pastor Blezard earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees (music and professional writing, respectively) from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She subsequently received her Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Prior to entering seminary, she taught middle and high school English, college composition and remedial writing, and worked in university advancement, community relations, and non-profit management. She is a freelance writer and writes a weekly lectionary reflection for the Stewardship of Life Institute.
Pastor Blezard is married to the Reverend Robert Blezard, who also serves as an assistant to Bishop Dunlop. They are parents to Elspeth (27), Margaret (21), Kaleigh (19), and Kristian (16).

Healing Weekend: Could you use a healing word, prayer, or touch? Come to any of our regularly scheduled worship services on October 17 and 18 for a service of healing for heart, mind, body, and soul. Worshipers will be invited to come forward for a laying on of hands and anointing with oil by our pastoral staff. In addition, the regular monthly Healing Service will be held in the chapel at 12:30 pm on Sunday, October 18, plus a Service of Healing will be offered at the Thursday Chapel service on October 22 at 6:30 pm. October 18 is the commemoration of St. Luke, writer of our third Gospel. Luke is described in scripture as “the beloved physician” and thus is identified with the church’s ministry of healing. Please join us to give thanks for the healing that God offers us through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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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

Important! Read about Trinity’s proposed capital projects. Pick up a copy of the draft document, “Identifying Capital Needs in Strategic Planning,” that was affirmed by our Congregation Council at its September meeting. The draft lists capital needs/projects identified by teams, committees, staff, and leadership during our strategic planning process. Then, on Sunday, November 1, at 9:30 am in Room 237, Property Committee Chair Dan Reed and Pastor Jack Horner will lead a forum discussion about these proposed projects. You are encouraged to attend. The draft document is available at the Gathering Space reception desk, in the church office and online (click here).

Staff Away: Pastor John Brock, Oct.12-14. Tom Notestine and Nancy Martin will be attending the Parish Secretaries’ Seminar in Lancaster on Oct.13 and 14. Tom serves on the planning team for this annual event sponsored by the Northeastern and Southeastern Pennsylvania Synods of the ELCA. Kelly Falck is one of the presenters for the seminar, focusing on the laws concerning required background checks in the church.

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

Changes in the church nursery. We’re so glad our nursery is full of little ones lately! We’re also glad to provide more secure and orderly procedures at drop-off and pick-up times by permitting only children to enter the nursery. At drop-off, our nursery care providers and teachers (they’ve all been screened through our Keeping Kids Safe program) will greet you at the half door. After completion of a quick check-in form, you’ll get a numbered card that you’ll give back at pick-up time. Your child will then join you in the hallway. Questions? Contact Director of Children & Family Ministries Kelly Falck, kelly.falck@trinitycamphill.org.

Members, please return your yellow Estimate of Giving cards to the church by placing them in the baskets in Fellowship Hall and the nave, or mailing or bringing them to the office. Lost your card? Pick up another one in the Gathering Space or use the one in the Trinity Today.

Did you give electronically today? If so, take note: There’s a new “I gave electronically” card for you to put in the offering plate. There’s nothing to fill out (e-givers already gave us their info when they signed up online), so just drop the card in the plate or basket. Why, you ask? Three good reasons: (1) Using this card helps you avoid feeling awkward when the plate passes you by. (2) You’ll show a visible example of stewardship just like your fellow Trinity members who use offering envelopes. (3) Finally, when others notice the card in the plate or the basket, you’ll help to publicize the ease of e-giving. The new blue cards are in the pew pockets in the nave and on the back table in Fellowship Hall. Also on the card is a quick response code that, when scanned with a smart phone, takes you to our e-giving web page.




Do you know the difference between a seizure and a stroke? Learn about these medical emergencies on Saturday, October 17, at 9 am in Fellowship Hall. Presenters are from the Epilepsy Foundation and the American Heart Association. This 90-minute session can help save lives, so come and bring friends, families, and co-workers.

Interested in assisting with worship? Acolyte and crucifer training for youth in grades 6-12 is at 12:15 on Sunday, October 18. Contact Nancy Martin (737-9921, ext 224 or nancy.martin@trinitycamphill.org) to indicate your attendance. Eighth graders, it’s a great way to get your service hours for confirmation!

Why cook? Instead, come out to our Youth Group’s Pasta Nite 2015 on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 6-7:30 pm. You’ll love this traditional Italian dinner of pasta and meatballs, rolls, salad, and ice cream. Come one, come all! Buy your tickets in the Gathering Space after church services, in the church office, or at the door. Advance tickets are just $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-10. Tickets at the door are just $8 for adults and $5 for the children. Kids under 3 eat free! All funds raised from this meal go to support future Youth Group events, including our service trip this coming summer to Detroit.

Palm Lutheran Church presents Luther Rose Lecture Series:
The Rev. Dr. Richard Carlson - "
Martin Luther Then & Now"
Sunday, November 1 - 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Event flyer and registration form

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. October 18: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder; 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.

Quick Links

     Sunday School Registration HERE for 2015-2016

     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

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! The next Sr. High Nite is Sunday, October 11, from 6-8:30 pm to the YG Room (Room 236). This Nite is just for you and your peers in grades 9-12. Be there for faith, group building, lots of fellowship, and healthy doses of fun. Bring snacks! Bring friends! Snacks and friends are always welcomed and encouraged at all YG events. Dinner and drinks will always be provided. Be there, it'll rock!!

Check it out! Jr. High Game Nite is Sunday, October 18, from 6-8:30 pm. It’s TOTAL FUN for you, your friends, and everyone in grades 6-8. Be here for wacky YG games, fellowship, pizza, and prizes. Bring snacks and lots of friends; they are always welcomed and encouraged. Dinner and drinks will always be provided. C U @ YG.

Colorful Parenting Workshop - SUNDAY, October 25th
9:30 - Noon
     Consider attending early worship on this Reformation Sunday and then join us to learn how to "reform" your parent / child relationships!
     Being a parent brings great joy AND great challenges! In the frustrating moments, have you ever asked yourself "Why does my child act that way?!"
     God has created each of us with a unique design. In this seminar, you will learn to better understand your child's unique personality and behaviors, along with your own, and perhaps even your spouse! You will also learn to identify the strengths and challenges of different personalities, and how they impact each parent/child relationship.
     Presented by Gail Hamilton, a nurse practitioner in adolescent medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She is a pastor's wife and the mother of 4 daughters, who are now young adults. She is also actively involved in the music ministry and missions team at Capital Area Christian Church
     Activities and Snacks provided for your children during the entire workshop! Don't miss this chance to learn and grow!

Saturday Work Crew: On October 17 we will be volunteering for Harrisburg Habitat for Humanity from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the ReStore, 800 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, There will be a variety of projects both indoors and outdoors, including paint recycling, sorting, and staging. Please wear clothing you do not mind being ripped, torn, or stained. Everyone must wear closed-toes shoes–sneakers are acceptable. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Carpooling from Trinity will be available. To volunteer contact Barb Musselman at bdmusselman@verizon.net or 329-3710. On November 7 we will be volunteering at P.E.T . in Mt. Holly Springs. P.E.T. (Personal Energy Transportation) builds carts for people with mobility issues. These colorful, sturdy carts are shipped to developing nations for those with disabilities and were on display at this summer’s Lower Susquehanna Synod Assembly. There is a variety of opportunities to help this organization complete their goal of 100 carts by December. More information will be forthcoming.

October 24, 9 am: FALL CLEANUP volunteers needed for shrub trimming and brush/leaf collection. Really needed: volunteer with a truck to haul material to compost center. Contact Bruce Bigelow, 717-761-3289, or nbbigs@comcast.net.

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

Board Meeting
October 14 at 5:30

Circle Studies:

Women of Trinity's Circles - Circles offer women an opportunity to gather together and develop a deeper relationship with God.

Called to Obey God -
In October, November and January, the Esther, Deborah and Elizabeth/Ruth Circles will study the story of Jonah and the fish. This is the story of a believer and God and what happens when the believer thinks that God is wrong and disobeys God. The program looks at the book of Jonah for help in learning how to discern our role in carrying out God's Vision for the whole of creation. Discussions will focus on how we distinguish our will from God's will. The study is written by Cynthia E. Cowen.

Called to Deal with Difficult Issues -
In October, November and January, the Sarah Circle will review the process for thinking theologically as we face difficult issues in our daily lives. Martin Luther said that our core belief is our God. The study will look at Lutheran doctrine and thinking theologically offering faith skills for our daily lives. The study is written by Faith Fretheim and Joan Pope.

Sarah Circle
October 11 - 9:30 am - Room 237
Leaders: Margy Fox, Kathy Powers and Janet Kissinger

Prayer Shawl Ministry -
1:00-3:00 pm - Room 121 - October 22

Pick up your Blessing Box at the Receptionist Desk. Proceeds will go to New Hope Ministries.

Save the Date - Blanket Sunday - November 1, 2015

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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