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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:
Heart Script

Jeremiah 31:31-34

New members are being received at services this weekend. Please welcome the newest members of Trinity’s family: Courtney Balaban; Amy Barrick; Erik Bohn; Virginia Fanus; Cynthia Farrar and Nicholas; Jon and Jan LaFaver; Jack Miller; Donna Pinkham; Jayne Ripton; Zach, Sarah and Kai Weiss.

“All Saints Remembrance” - On the Festival of All Saints, we remember Trinity members and friends who have died since the previous All Saints Day. Litany of the Saints, lit votives, a tolling bell, names lifted up in prayer, and a live art creation of the theme “Perpetual Worship” by Amy Heinly and Patty Marshall, highlight this year’s All Saints celebration. This year we are offering an additional opportunity to remember loved ones who have died. You are invited to write the names you wish to remember on two pieces of fabric. The fabric will be placed on two altar cloths (“frontals”) which will grace the altars in the Nave and Fellowship Hall during worship on November 1 and 2. Please visit the table in the Gathering Space during the month of October.

Mark your calendars now for these special services.
Thanksgiving Eve
November 26, 7:00 pm - Nave

Advent Midweek
Wednesdays, December 3, 10, 17
7:00 am -- Fellowship Hall
Followed by a light breakfast
Thursdays, December 4, 11, 18
6:30 pm – Chapel

Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24
2:00 and 8:30 pm – Holy Communion, Candlelighting – Nave
4:00 pm – “A Night Like No Other” – Children’s Choirs – Nave
7:00 pm – Holy Communion, Candlelighting – Fellowship Hall
11:00 pm – Lessons and Carols – Nave

Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25
10:00 am – Nave

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Parish Acts:
Congratulations to Melissa Kincaid and Tim Saccoccia, and Steven Kauffman and Chad Ruegsegger, who were married on October 18.
A funeral service was held for Walter Bucher on October 24.

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

Estimates of Giving: Members of the congregation are encouraged to submit their Estimates of Giving (EOGs) for 2015 by placing them in the offering, or mailing them to the church office. Please prayerfully reflect and consider growing in your support of our ministry. EOGs help in our budgeting and planning for the future. Remember, together we can do more! 
2015 Estimate of Giving Form

Daylight Savings Time ends on Saturday, November 1. Be sure to turn your clocks back one hour.

LIFE Lutheran Services will host a Service of Healing with Bishop Dunlop on Sunday November 23, 2014 at 3 PM. This Service will be held at LIFE Lutheran Services at 1920 Good Hope Road , Enola PA 17025.
Refreshments, fellowship and tours of the LIFE Center will follow the service.

Calling All Jr. High! Come on out for the next Jr. High Nite on Sunday, November 2, from 6-8:30pm. Be there for all of the fun and fellowship! Bring lots of friends and lots of snacks. Pizza and drinks will be provided. IMPORTANT: YG Winter Retreat sign-up's begin on this Nite for you (so you'll want to be there)!

Attention, Attention! "CURRENT" #2 is on Wednesday, November 5, from 6-7:30 pm, and it is for everyone in grades 6-12. CURRENT will include dinner and discussion of a topic or event from the news. We will talk about these topics from a Christian perspective and openly share our thoughts and opinions. Bring yourselves, your voices, and (as always) your friends to this new faith building opportunity. Current will be held the first Wednesday of every month.

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. 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.

"The Lutheran" Adult Forum - Sunday, October 26. Please join us at 9:30 am in Room 237 for a discussion on “Reinventing Sunday School ” from pages 16-22 of the September 2014 issue of The Lutheran magazine. As with other areas of church life, Christian education has changed dramatically with our nation’s social shifts over the last generation. The bad news is that traditional Sunday school no longer works as the primary way to teach the faith. The good news is that congregations are finding creative, innovative and exciting ways that not only educate but also form people and communities of faith. If you do not have access to the articles, paper copies are available at the reception desk in the Gathering Space.

Religion and Life Issues Class
The ELCA Social Statement - Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust will be the topic of discussion on Sunday, November 2 at 9:30 am in room 237. Pastors Horner and Easton will facilitate this class. Copies of the statement will be available at the reception desk in the Gathering Space. The statement is also available online at:

The Wired WORD (room 126): Every day we are bombarded by headline news from around the world and here at home. Where does GOD fit in? Bring your coffee and join us as each week as we examine current event headlines through the lens of God's WORD.

Mark your calendar - Women's Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Children of the Day - 1st and 2nd Thessalonians - A Bible study led by Beth Moore
Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in room 237
10 sessions from January 14 to March 18, 2015
Babysitting will be available
For questions or registration, call Judy Trissler at 795-5919 or Bert Weaver at 697-3259

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

November 1st – Camp Hebron Fall Retreat (for those already registered)

November 2nd – Blanket Sunday - $5 will provide a blanket to those in need.

November Circle Meetings:
Women of the Bible – Bible Study Circle Meetings
Please note: study packets will be made available during each circle session. If you wish to take lessons home, there is a $3.00 fee.
November 3rd - Esther Circle – 6:30 pm in the Library
November 4th - Deborah Circle – 9:30 am in the Library
November 4th - Elizabeth /Ruth Circle – 1 pm in the Library
November 9th - Sarah Circle – 9:30 am in Room 237

November 6th - Intercessory Prayer - 1:00 pm Library

November 18th -Sewing Ministry – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Room 237

November 20th - Prayer Shawl Ministry – 3:00 pm Room 121
      (If you know someone who is in poor health and could use a prayer shawl, please contact
       Kay Range at 697-1871.)

December 6, 2014 – Christmas Luncheon
10:00 am - Cookies will be packed for the homebound
11:30 am - Luncheon with a special story read by Judy Collins and a special guest! Bring your spouse, children and grandchildren.
Tickets can be purchased at the Gathering Space on November 22 & 23 and November 29 & 30.
$6.00 adults, $3.00 children and children under 6 eat free.

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.

The Men’s Breakfast Gathering will meet on November 1 at Tom Drye’s home, 4300 Woodcrest Lane, Camp Hill. Something new this one time – all men and their wives are invited. Seating is limited! Breakfast will start at 8. Join us for a good breakfast, good company, and an interesting discussion. We will end at 9:30. The breakfast gathering is relaxed and informal. Call Tom and Linda 763-7890 or e-mail tjdrye4300@comcast.net to help in their planning the food and if you have any questions.

Worship Witness Pad sign-in information is collected each week after worship. The traditional service needs a volunteer for the first Sunday of each month and a fifth Sunday when it occurs. Please contact Judy Collins at judy.collins@trinitycamphill.org or 737-8635, if you are able to help with this ministry.

“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.

Blanket Sunday is November 2. A donation of $5 provides a blanket to those in need.

CACCC (Churches Affiliated Child Care Centers) are selling Chocolate Advent Calendars starting October 26 through the month of November. The calendars are $5 each and the proceeds will benefit the CACCC scholarship fund. When parents go back to work they often need a short-term “scholarship” before they obtain assistance from the childcare network. Your support helps to ensure that young children have quality childcare when their parents go back to work.

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. 

Trinity Prayer Shawls can be used by persons for countless reasons. Some occasional uses are during an illness and recovery, prior to medical procedures and as a comfort after a loss or during bereavement. Prayer squares are pocket size and can be placed in a handbag, a book or in an office desk drawer. The possibilities are numerous. If you or someone you know would benefit from having a shawl or square, please contact Kay Range at 697-1871.

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

Please join us Sunday, December 7, after the 11:00 am service for a pot luck dinner in recognition of Judy Collins for her service to our congregation and to celebrate her upcoming retirement. A sign-up sheet is located at the reception desk. Please complete the requested information so that we can adequately plan for the occasion. We are also developing a Memory Book for Judy and we ask for your letters, cards, post cards, and/or comments by November 26 so that they may be included. Please send them to the church office to the attention of the A&P Committee.

Alehouse Table Talk: Join Pastor Horner for a beer (or other beverage) and good conversation around the topic of “Sin2 or learning how to sin boldly” at the Appalachian Brewing Company, 3721 Market St, Camp Hill, on Thursday, October 30, at 8:30 pm.

The Youth Group will hold Pasta Nite 2014 for the congregation on Sunday, October 26 from 6-7:30 pm. This meal features a traditional Italian dinner of pasta and meatballs, amoroso Rolls, salad and Ice cream. It is open to all! You can purchase tickets in the Gathering Space after church services, in the church office or at the door. Tickets purchased in advance are $7 for adults, $4 for children 3-10 years old. Tickets purchased at the door are $8 for adults, $5 for children 3-10 years old. No tickets required for those under 3. All funds raised from this meal go to support future Youth Group events including the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit. Why cook? Come on out and support our youth and enjoy fellowship with one another.

Annual Quilt Auction: Never been to church camp and would like to take a look? Or maybe you are a passionate supporter of Camp! Either way, come to Camp Nawakwa for the Annual Quilt Auction on Sunday, November 2. The Silent Auction at 2:00 pm offers a wide variety of craft items and the Live Auction of quilts begins at 3:00 pm. A dinner follows the auction. Register for the event by calling in the number attending to the Camp Office at 717-677-8211. Check out our display in the Gathering Space. Rain or shine, snow or sleet! Fill up your car after church with family and friends and spend an afternoon at Camp Nawakwa!

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.                    
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