Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill, PA  17011-5409
Phone:  717.737.8635   Fax:  717.730.9297

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This week's theme:
Feed Them
Matthew 14:13-21

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Staff Away: Tim Koch, July 28-31; Bishop Guy Edmiston, July 23-August 2;
Pastor Nancy Easton
, July 28-August 3.

God's Great BIG World!
Join us on a family adventure through some of the wonders that make our world so amazing. Each activity is designed for adults to experience with their children. 
August 3 - Is that for real? 
Photos of nature can sometimes be too beautiful to believe.  Are they real or are they fantasy? Join us to examine some of the most incredible sites from around the world, and remind ourselves of the majesty of God's awesome world!
We know summer is a busy time, so join us for all or one of these great family events!

The Giving Tree: More than a hundred ornaments have been taken from the tree just inside the Gathering Space entrance, each of which represents our different benevolence ministries. Many thanks to all those who have already generously contributed items and/or gift cards to help others. If you have not yet taken an ornament or have not returned your gift(s), please do so as soon as possible. Gifts not given to the receptionist in the Gathering Space this weekend can be dropped off in the church office the week of June 28.

World Hunger Sunday: Sunday, August 3, is World Hunger Sunday (or "Bread Sunday"), sponsored annually by the Missions Committee to benefit the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. We need your donations of quick breads, breads or any kind of baked goods on Sunday, August 3. Demand regularly exceeds supply; please consider preparing several small loaves, small packages of cookies, etc. and come prepared to make a generous donation in exchange for one of the items offered. Checks should be made payable to Trinity Lutheran Church.

The Social Ministry Team invites you to hear Camp Curtin Y director, Jamien Harvey, speak on Sunday, August 3 at 9:30 a.m. in room 237. The current after school program focuses on academics with little time spent on the arts. There is an opportunity to work with the children on arts and craft projects, and performing arts and music. This is just one of the projects the CC-Y would like to implement this fall.  Come and hear what possibilities for ministry are available.

The Lutheran World Relief warehouse in New Windsor, MD is a great place to spend a day working with boxes of layettes, school kits and personal care kits. Items are received from all over the United States and need to be counted and packed in designated cartons for shipment when a disaster is identified. A team of nine Trinity volunteers recently spent a day sorting and packing 63 cartons of layettes, 132 cartons of personal care items, and 57 cartons of school kits. Other volunteers prepared personal care kits with donated items. Consider joining this team of volunteers when they go again in early September.

Parish Acts:
A funeral service was held for Kermit Holler on July 23.

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 ( 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 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 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. August 17 - Moo, by Jane Smiley; 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 or 717-921-1957reception desk in the Gathering Space.

Alehouse Table Talk: Join Pastor Horner for a beer (or other beverage) and good conversation around the topic of "Talking to God" at the Appalachian Brewing Company, 3721 Market St, Camp Hill on Thursday, July 31, at 8:30 p.m.

The Men’s Breakfast Gathering will meet on Saturday, August 2 at Tom Hoffert’s home, 144 Henry Road, Enola. Breakfast will start at 8. After eating we will gather for a Bible Study or discussion about a current topic of interest. As always we will end at 9:30. The breakfast gathering is a relaxed and informal way of meeting other men at Trinity. All men are invited, and please call Tom and Linda at 732-3403 or e-mail so they can prepare the right amount of food. For directions or any questions, contact Tom or Linda.

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.

Save the Date - Women of Trinity Fall General Meeting
Wednesday, September 10 - 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

Join Judy Collins for a day of fun. Quiet Waters, Gentle Laughter Retreat for Women will be held on Saturday, September 13 at Trinity. The day will include an herb demonstration by Susanna Reppert-Brill, owner of The Rosemary House, Mechanicsburg, and a Christopher & Banks fashion show with Trinity models. Men’s Day Out will be held on Saturday, October 11. A coach bus has been reserved and participants will tour the Yuengling Brewery and Lackawanna Coal Mine. Registration forms are located at the Gathering Space Receptionist’s Desk.

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

The Fellowship Team is organizing a group to see Crazy for You at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, on Saturday evening, October 25th.  The dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. and the performance at 7:30 p.m.   The show, a recent high-energy Broadway musical comedy, features classic Gershwin favorites such as “I Got Rhythm”, “They Can’t Take That Away from Me”, and “Someone to Watch over Me”.  In addition to wonderful music, the hilarious plot includes many unexpected twists, mistaken identities, fabulous costumes and dances—all adding up to an enjoyable evening of fun and fellowship for Trinity members and their friends. 
For more information and reservations, contact Connie and Dallas Dollase (761-3699 or  Arrangements will be made for car pooling and for those who need transportation.  The Dutch Apple group price is $49.00 per person for dinner and show.
Thursday, September 25, is the last day to make reservations.

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