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Staff Away: Pastor Brock, August 17-23.

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.

Volunteer! The ELCA has designated Sunday, September 7, as a special event – God’s Work, Our Hands. Lutheran congregations across the country will be working on projects to benefit those in need. Our congregation’s special project will be supporting the Lighthouse Outreach Center of Harrisburg. The Lighthouse Outreach Center is located at 1839 Market Street, Harrisburg, and is a ministry for women needing transitional housing as a result of addiction, abuse, homelessness, brokenness, and incarceration. Volunteers are needed for Saturday, September 6, and Sunday, September 7, to help with repairing windows and fencing, and painting. For details contact Barb Musselman bdmusselman@verizon.net or 329-3710.

WANT TO BE A TUTOR?  If you are a current, past or potential tutor in Trinity’s weekly outreach program to young children in the Harrisburg School District who need extra help with reading and math, then consider yourself invited to a Dutch-treat luncheon and meeting on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in Perkins Restaurant, 7 Erford Road, Lemoyne.  This will be an open discussion about the tutoring program that we hope to get rolling by mid-September at Downey, Foose and Scott Elementary Schools.   We are optimistic that we will have the tutoring times for each school worked out by the luncheon meeting.  Please consider recruiting your friends and neighbors to tutor, whether they're Trinity members or not.  All are welcome and the need is so great! Contact Jane Hess or Stella Ludwig for more details about tutoring.

Calling All Kids and Families - Join us! August 24 - Blessing of the Backpacks!
(At all worship services)
Wear your backpack (or bring your bucket) to the Children’s Message at each service and receive a special blessing as the new school year begins!

Calling All Kids and Families - Join us! August 24 - Summer Sundaes concert and picnic
5:30 p.m. picnic - 6:30 p.m. concert

Calling All Kids and Families - Join us! September 7

Sunday School Kickoff 9:30 –10:30 a.m.
Classes for toddlers through adult

 A brand new approach to kid’s Sunday School!
Each week we will explore the same gospel lessons we hear in worship,
but from a kid’s point of view!
Registration now OPEN!
Register at:
Have Questions? Need more info?
Kelly Falck, Director of Children & Family Ministries
717-737-9921 ext 228
Working with you to make faith a part of everyday life!

Day Trip to New Windsor, MD, on Wednesday, September 3. We have an opportunity to volunteer at the LWR Warehouse in New Windsor, MD. We will leave 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 August 27, if you would like to join us.

Kits for Kids -School supplies are needed for 1st and 2nd graders at Downey, Steele and Foose Elementary Schools in the Harrisburg School District.
     Members of Trinity have been tutoring 1st and 2nd graders from Foose and Downey schools for years (if you’re interested in this effort, contact Jane Hess or Stella Ludwig). Last year, they added students from Steele Elem. We have seen the progress these children gain in one crucial short year, due to the diligence and skill of wonderful dedicated teachers who are increasingly hampered by large pupil numbers and many times lack of basic supplies. These are children who are hungry to learn, they work hard and are very proud of their successes.
     In the past, we have collected school kits to be sent abroad by Lutheran World Relief. Recently we have sent our kits to the Harrisburg students where our tutors work. Last year, due to the generosity of our parishioners, Trinity was able to assemble 310 kits, which were distributed by Santa Claus at a Christmas party at the schools.
     You can help by either providing a full kit or any part or by purchasing a bulk pack of any one item (like a covered dish dinner, it will work out that we won’t end up with 1,000 pencils and no crayons). If it’s easier, a donation of money will be helpful to buy additional items.
     So, check the store sales -- many have already started-- and bring your items to the box in the gathering space. If everyone pounces on this opportunity really early, we can get the items at the best prices. Happy Shopping!!
School Supplies needed:
*#2 pencils
*pencil tip erasers
*small pack of crayons
*small pack of markers
*plastic pencil box
*individual pack of tissues
Thank you for your support! Please help us reach our goal of 315 kits this year.
P.S. Special thanks to the students of our Vacation Bible School. This summer they collected enough items to assemble 50 kits!

Grief Support Group - A support group for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one will be meeting on Sunday mornings in room 235 from 9:00 a.m. 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 after September 1. She would like to meet with you individually before the group begins to explain the group process and answer any questions you might have. The group will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants.

Parish Acts:
Alice Silje, daughter of Britta (Bjorkedal) and Adam Barrickman, was baptized on August 16.

Exciting changes for children’s choirs!
New times for K-5th Grades
New Food, Fun, and Fellowship for 3rd - 5th Grades

Cherub Choir (K - 2nd) - Sunday, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Junior Choir (3rd - 5th) - Sunday, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
      Food, Fun, and Fellowship (3rd - 5th) - Sunday, 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.

Junior Bells (3rd - 5th) Sunday, 6:45 - 7:15 p.m.

This fall we are creating a new and fun experience for 3rd - 5th graders. Those who love to sing and ring will now be fed between rehearsals. It’s a GREAT time to join us for singing, ringing AND/OR eating!

Contact Amy Koch (AmyLKoch@verizon.net) or Kelly Falck (kelly.falck@trinitycamphill.org) or simply show up on September 7.

Calling all Youth (grades 6-12)!
Matins Choir - Sundays, 5:00 -6:00 p.m.
A “classic” choir for contemporary youth!
The Matins Choir sings music from the classic to the contemporary as well as learning all the basics of singing.

Youth Bells* (advanced) - Sundays, 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
*some 6th or 7th graders choose to stay in the younger group
(Junior Bells) where the music is at a less advanced level.

Calling all Adults!
Concert Choir - Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Chancel Choir - Thursdays, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(Rehearsals start August 28 – note-reading ability helpful)

Family Choir (grade 5 to adult) sings twice per year

Vigil Choir (grade 5 to adult) sings at the Easter Vigil

Adult Bells currently full (substitutes sometimes needed)

Family Bells (grade 5 to adult) plays twice per year

All those interested should contact Tim Koch at timothy.koch@trinitycamphill.org or call 737-9921 x229 or 761-5902. Please don’t hesitate to call or email with any questions!

Come help us make a joyful noise to the Lord!

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 Notes


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 (tom.notestine@trinitycamphill.org or 737-8635).

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 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

Gathering Space art display


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.

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.

Join the 2014 Maine Mission Team
on Sunday, August 24, at 9:30 a.m. in room 237. This was the teams fourth year in Cherryfield and the demand for work projects has increased. Come and see the Power Point presentation and find out how your financial support to Trinity’s Missions Team makes a difference. Any questions contact Judy Collins at judy.collins@trinitycamphill.org or 737-8635.

Attention all YG in grades 6-12. The last YG Pool Party at the Taylors’ home is on Sunday, August 24, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. All food, drinks, and snacks will be provided. Any homebaked goodies are welcome. Bring friends, too! Plan on meeting us at their house for this day of fun in the sun. If you have any questions or need directions, please call me (Peter) at 737-9921 ext. 227. C U there! It’ll be a blast!

Are you coming to the final FREE picnic and Summer Sundae Concert; August 24 at 5:30 p.m.? Come help Trinity show God’s love through hospitality to our community! Sign up at www.timetosignup.com/trinitycamphill to help out. Invite your family and friends. Bring your lawn chair and come enjoy the last days of summer! Held outdoors on church grounds (indoors in the event of inclement weather).

Alehouse Table Talk: Join Pastor Horner for a beer (or other beverage) and good conversation around the topic of "Why Evil?" at the Appalachian Brewing Company, 3721 Market St, Camp Hill on Thursday, August 28, at 8:30 p.m.

The AARP Safe Driving Class for older drivers 55 and up will be hosted at Trinity on Friday, September 5, beginning at 8:15 a.m. This 4-hour refresher course is designed for drivers who have completed the 8-hour program and can show proof of course completion. The cost is $20 ($15 for AARP members with membership #). Please pick up a registration form at the Gathering Space Receptionist’s Desk.

The Men’s Breakfast Gathering will meet on Saturday, September 6, at Reuben Balasundram’s home, 6 S. Madder Drive, Mechanicsburg. All men and their friends are invited. Join us for a good breakfast at 8:00 a.m., good company, and an interesting discussion. We will end at 9:30. Call Reuben and Debbie at 791-0513 or e-mail at minianand@comcast.net to help in their planning the food and if you have any questions.

Save the date, Sunday, September 7, when Rev. David and Mary Kuck will visit Trinity
They are retiring this summer after serving 24 years as missionaries in Jamaica.  In a recent letter, the Kucks stated, “Trinity has supported us from the beginning, and we have appreciated our visits and other contacts over the years.”  The Missions Ministry Team will sponsor a meet and greet at 9:30 in room 237 and a luncheon at 12:30 in Fellowship Hall.  More details later.

The Stewardship Committee will host the Dave Ramsey - Financial Peace University at Trinity beginning Wednesday, September 10. This nine-week program includes resources to reduce, avoid, and eliminate debt. The course is open to Trinity members and friends of Trinity. Testimonial: "As a newly married couple, Financial Peace University gave us the tools and where-with-all to plan for our new family's future. We were glad to take the course and recommend it to all members of our congregation." Please speak to any pastor if you would like to be considered for a partial reimbursement. Partial scholarships are available with a portion of the registration fee refunded upon completion of the course. Complete an orange insert, or contact Judy Collins for a registration form (737-9921 ext 239)

Women of Trinity Reminders: Registration for the Camp Hebron Fall Retreat "The Butterfly Cycle: From Death to Life" must be postmarked by September 13. Everyone is welcome to attend – registration forms are available at the Gathering Space desk. Women of Trinity General Meeting: Open to women, children and spouses – Wednesday September 10. Join us for a Potluck Supper at 6:00 p.m. Learn more about our Blessing Box Project and you’ll start to realize blessings happen every day! Please remember to return your Summer Offering Envelope – Summer is winding down and the Women of Trinity still need your support. Any amount is appreciated.

Registration Deadline for the Women’s Retreat is Sunday, August 31. Join Judy Collins for a day of fun on Saturday, September 13, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Susanna Reppert-Brill, herb lecturer and owner of The Rosemary House, Mechanicsburg, will join us in the morning. After lunch Christopher and Banks, women’s apparel, from Capital City Mall will sponsor a fashion show with Trinity women as models. Registration forms can be found at the Gathering Space Desk or contact Judy at judy.collins@trinitycamphill.org or 737-8635.

Men’s Day Out will be Saturday, October 11 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tour the historic Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville and the Lackawanna Coal Mine near Scranton. Lunch will be provided. Registration forms are at the Gathering Space Desk. Deadline for registration is September 7.

The Missions Ministry Team will sponsor a summer 2015 Mission Trip. This will be the fifth year the team has traveled to Cherryfield to work on home repair projects for the Maine Seacoast Mission. If interested in participating the week of June 15, plan to attend an orientation meeting on Sunday, September 14 at 12:15p.m. in the library.  Contact Daryl Ackerman (maggie_daryl@msn.com) for more information. 

Women's Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Gideon: Your Weakness.  God's Strength -
A Bible study led by Priscilla Shirer
Nine sessions from September 17, 2012 to November 12, 2014
Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in room 237
Babysitting will be available.
For question or registration, call Judy Trissler at 795-5919 or Bert Weaver at 697-3259

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.

Save the Dates for the Fall Sup ‘n Study
Wednesday nights - October 8 to November 5
Dinner 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Class 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Make your reservation soon to join the Fellowship Team’s outing to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre on Saturday, October 25. The buffet starts at 6:00 p.m., and the performance of the musical comedy, Crazy For You, is at 7:30 p.m. The show, a recent high-energy Broadway hit, features classic Gershwin songs. Even though the deadline is September 25, you are encouraged to reserve early because of our greatly reduced pricing. Due to a generous gift certificate, the Fellowship Team has made a group reservation for 32 Trinity members and friends at a price of $31 per person (dinner, show, tax, and gratuity). Reservation forms with more information are available at the desk in the Gathering Space and in the church office during normal business hours. Arrangements will be made for car pooling and for those who need transportation.

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.

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