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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
Holy Communion is celebrated
at all of the above services.

This week's theme:
The Battle Begins
Mark 1:21-28

This week’s worship service bulletins: 
(Links to the bulletins are usually available by Friday afternoon or evening.)
    Saturday, January 24
        5:30 p.m. service
    Sunday, January 25
        8:15/11:00 a.m. traditional services
        8:30 a.m. contemporary service
        10:45 a.m. contemporary service

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This is the last in a series of three overviews characterizing how Trinity is moving forward. Our new strategic plan, approved by Congregational Council this past Monday, is based on three initiatives. The first, "Strengthening Relationships" is intended to develop small group ministries, increase congregation-wide fellowship, and reach inactive or disengaging members. The second initiative, "Making Connections", is intended to build an effective communication capacity, reach out to the growing Carlisle Pike corridor, and evaluate our worship opportunities.
     Our third initiative, “Building Foundations”, recognizes that God calls us to be good stewards of his gifts. Property, resources, and our ministries deserve our faithful shepherding. We will develop a comprehensive integrated financial strategy consisting of: budget forecasting based on continued and enhanced membership giving; endowment development; and capital needs planning based on a comprehensive property and facilities plan. Also key to this initiative is aligning staff resources with our vision and strategies along with building a capacity for ongoing evaluation of our ministries.
     President-elect Jen Schwalm will be making a presentation on the plan at the annual congregational meeting on Sunday, January 25. After that, our energies will be focused on involving ourselves in undertaking the goals we have set out for ourselves. With all of us becoming even more mutually engaged, and with God's help and direction, we will surely realize the success of our ministries at Trinity.

Strategic Plan Survey results
The strategic planning process sets the direction for our church in support of our mission, vision and guiding principles.  Thank you to our congregation members who participated in a survey to actively voice their thoughts and to provide input to the strategic planning process.  The attached results will be included as an appendix to the strategic plan, once it is approved by Congregational Council.
Link to survey results document

Trinity's Strategic Plan as approved by the Congregation Council on January 12, 2015.
Final plan with appendices

Staff Away: Pastor Brock, January 26-28; Pastor Easton, January 26-30 (Jury duty).

Parish Acts: A funeral service was held for Jo-an Eckert on January 23.

Looking for a Church home? Interested in learning more about Trinity? You are invited to attend a series of classes led by our pastors and program staff. These classes begin Sunday, February 8, at 9:15 am in the church library. New members will be received at worship services on the weekend of March 21-22. Contact Pastor Nancy Easton (nancy.easton@trinitycamphill.org) or the church office for more information.
Do you know someone looking for a church home?  Invite them to our new member orientation classes!  

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

School kits: You should have seen the smiles you created when you contributed to the kits for kids project! Our Harrisburg kids were so very grateful for the gift of school supplies (and the visit from Santa). Check out the photos and thank you notes in the gathering space.

Relational Evangelism the Lutheran Way: How do we share our faith? We have images of standing on street corners or confronting strangers. If that makes you uncomfortable, this education opportunity is for you. Join Pastor Horner on Sunday, February 1, at 9:30 am in Room 237, for a conversation on "Evangelism, the Lutheran Way.”

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. February 15: The Goldfinch: A Novel, by Donna Tartt; March 15: Neighbors: The destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland, by Jan T. Gross; April 19: The Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline; May 17: Missing Microbes: How the overuse of antibiotics is fuelling our modern plagues, by Martin J. Blaser; June 21: Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn.
     For more information about the book discussion group, please contact Craig Staller at c.staller@verizon.net or 717-921-1957.

The next Jr. High Nite for 2015 is on Sunday, January 25 from 6-8:30 pm. Come out and bring a friend or two. Jr. High Nites are just for you and your peers. These Nites are all about fun and fellowship with a touch of faith thrown in. All food and drinks WILL be provided! REMEMBER: Instead of snacks, please bring canned and boxed food items for donation for Souper Bowl Sunday. Bring as many as you can, the more the better. Also, there WILL BE some important sign-up's on this Nite that you won't want to miss!!

Are you looking to get more involved with your church?
Women of Trinity is looking for additional volunteers to serve - we’ll find a role that works just for you! For more information contact Anne Stafford, 975-3501

February 2015 Circle Dates
     Monday, February 2 - 6:30 PM - Library - Esther Circle
     Tuesday, February 3 - 9:30 AM - Library - Deborah Circle
     Tuesday, February 3 - 1:00 PM - Library - Elizabeth/Ruth Circle
     Sunday February 8 - 9:30 AM - Room 237 - Sarah Circle

Sewing Ministry
     Tuesday, February 3,  6:00-9:00 PM - Room 237
     Tuesday, February 17, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM - Room 237

Intercessory Prayer
     Thursday, February 5 - 1:00 PM - Library

Prayer Shawl Ministry

     Thursday, February 26 - 1:00-3:00 PM - Room 125
     If you or a neighbor/friend is in need of a prayer shawl please contact Kay Range.

Blessing Boxes - Living with Gratitude
Please place your box in a place you will see daily and when your feel blessed, place an offering in the box!  Women who use a blessing box tend to see God’s abundance and blessing more than scarcity and hardship! Monies this year will go to Camp Nawakwa. If you don’t have a blessing box contact Mitzi Jones 805-7243. Blessing Box Money for Camp Nawakwa should turned in at May 13 General Meeting.

Women of Trinity Purpose Statement:
As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empower, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.

Link to the Women of Trinity web page.

“Seeding the Future” – a Camp Nawakwa Benefit - Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 22, 2015 for Trinity’s Dinner and Silent Auction to benefit Camp Nawakwa’s “Seeding the Future” Campaign. Dinner will be served from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., followed with a program from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. The Silent Auction will conclude at the end of the dinner.
For more information about the event - click here
To view the event flyer - click here

For more information about the silent auction - click here
To view the silent auction letter and donation form -
click here

Become a table sponsor for the "Seeding the Future" Camp Nawakwa benefit.
For more information, click here

It's Silent Auction time! The Camp Nawakwa Benefit on March 22 includes a big silent auction, and we need your help. Do you have a large item that will help us reach our goal of contributing to the Seeding the Future Campaign? This might include a week at your vacation home or a unique piece of artwork. Do you have small items to share? Maybe that is a themed basket of food, wine, crafts, pet supplies, stationery, or something else that your imagination dreams up. For questions or further information, contact Jane Killian: jalkillian@gmail.com or 717-433-3201. We are accepting items now!  To view the silent auction letter and donation form - click here

Did you attend Camp Nawakwa? What are your favorite memories of Camp Nawakwa?
Share your favorite stories from your camp experience and we’ll share them at our Seeding the Future benefit at Trinity on March 22, 2015 in support of Camp Nawakwa.
Email your memories to Stella or Becky at baldyl@aol.com or georgebeckyenney@yahoo.com. Include the following information with your memories:
      Your name
      Year(s) (approximate) attended
Or print and complete the attached form and give it to Stella Ludwig or Becky Enney, or turn it in to the church office.
Thank you.

Souper Bowl of Caring 2015: The YG invites you to participate in our Annual Souper Bowl Sunday Service Event on Sunday, February 1. Help the YG support others by bringing your money and non-perishable food items to all church services on the morning of February 1. There will be a collection table right inside the doors. All proceeds for this event go to support "The Bridge" food pantry in New Cumberland. Thank you for your support!!

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 table under the Centennial Quilt just inside the Gathering Space doors.

Gathering Space art display

Alehouse Table Talk: Join Pastor Horner for a beer (or other beverage) and good conversation around the topic of “Shift Happens” at the Appalachian Brewing Company, 3721 Market St, Camp Hill, on Thursday, January 29, 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

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

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