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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:
Who's Jesus?
He is...

1 John 4:7-21

This week’s worship service bulletins: 
(Links to the bulletins are usually available by Friday afternoon or evening.)
   Saturday, May 2
      5:30 p.m. service
   Sunday, May 3
      8:15/11:00 a.m. traditional service
      8:30 a.m. contemporary service
      10:45 a.m. contemporary service

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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!”

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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

Where is Trinity going? What’s our future? With Trinity’s strategic plan presented at our congregational meeting, our website, and through emails, the real work to have Trinity’s goals and priorities realized has begun. Printed copies of the full plan are available at the information desk. We are establishing working liaisons between the Strategic Planning Committee and Trinity’s committees and teams. Leadership groups will be further defining/refining necessary action steps aimed at attaining our goals related to Strengthening Relationships, Making Connections, and Building Foundations. For example, we are developing specific communication activities as well as financial and property strategies based on our ministry emphases, especially with regard to small group ministries. We will update you throughout the year with congregational forums, and we need YOU to engage!

Parish Acts: Lilianna Brynn, daughter of Barbara (Brzenski) and Ryan Caboot, was baptized on April 18.

Staff away: Tom Notestine, April 27-28; Pastor Brock, April 27-May 1.

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

Read about Stella Ludwig in the May issue of Harrisburg Magazine, the magazine responsible for “Simply the Best” awards you’ve seen at area businesses. Stella was named the magazine’s Volunteer of the Month for her tutoring work at a Harrisburg inner-city elementary school. You can also read about her in the May Trinity Parish. Congratulations are definitely in order. Stella is indeed “simply the best.”

And while you’re still thinking about Stella and her good work, remember to donate gently used books that she and fellow Trinity Tutors (all amazing volunteers as well!) will give to first and second graders at Harrisburg inner-city schools to read over the summer. Place the books in the labeled green bin that’s against the left wall of the Gathering Space as you enter from outside.



You’re running out of time to look at April’s Gathering Space artwork by Harrisburg Academy sixth-grader Rebekah Warren. She has studied under Academy faculty members Tina Reilly and Terry Bowie, well-known artists in their own right. Rebekah is an avid dancer; she also plays cello with the State Street Academy
of Music.


Are you or someone in your family graduating from high school or college? E-mail parish@trinitycamphill.org before June 10 with details: Student name, school, degree, future plans, and—if you’re not the student—your relationship (parent, grandparent?). Include phone number so we can call if we have questions.

SAVE THE DATE for these Saturdays:

  • Saturday, August 8
    Church picnic at Siebert Park
  • Saturday, November 7
    Annual fall outing to Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, to see musical comedy, Church Basement Ladies – A Mighty Fortress is our Basement.

Alehouse Table Talk: Join Pastor Horner for a beer (or other beverage) and good conversation around the topic of “Is Guilt Good?” at the Appalachian Brewing Company, 3721 Market St, Camp Hill, on Thursday, April 30, at 8:30 pm.

Calling all men for the Men's Breakfast Gathering. It’s May 2 at Ryan Hannigan’s home, 245 Lewisberry Road, Mechanicsburg. Start time is 8 am; end time is 9:30. All men are invited, but please contact Ryan and Kim so they can prepare the right amount of food and drink. Phone is 717-796-9689, and email is rkhannigan@verizon.net.

Something new and exciting for all! Wait for it…wait for it…Yes, it’s Trinity’s 1st Intergenerational Coffee House & Talent Show on Sunday, May 17. Sponsored by our Youth Group, along with Children and Family Ministries, this event might go viral. It’s a night to share your talent. For just $10 admission, whether or not you share your special gifts, you’ll get unlimited coffee refills and all the fellowship that we offer. Doors open at 6 pm. Again, the show is open to all. Check out our flyer here, or look for the flyer in the Gathering Space, which is where you can get more details, and where you can sign up on April 26, May 3, or May 10. Plus, starting April 26, you can sign up online at www.timetosignup.com/trinitycamphill. In the meantime, call Peter Fox at 737-9921 ext. 227 with any questions.

Walk or run with a Trinity small group on Wednesday mornings. Interested in joining Trinity members who meet at 9:10 am in the Gathering Space for brief devotions and then walk ‘til about 10 am? This spiritually and physically healthy activity grew from discussions between Council member Kathy Holmes and Pastor Nancy Easton. Kathy has since taken the reins and has, well, yes, run with them. The group is still tweaking its schedule, so connect with Kathy at kathyholmes@mac.com for more details. You can also go to Trinity’s Facebook page and click on Kathy’s postings to link you to the “Trinity on the Run” group page.

The Ecumenical Food Pantry Presents:
The Addams Family
A zany award-winning musical by Theatre Harrisburg!
Friday, May 15th, 8 PM

     The Ecumenical Food Pantry, a mission of Trinity Camp Hill, is sponsoring a night at Whitaker Center to see The Addams Family, a funny award-winning musical presented by Theatre Harrisburg! The Pantry has a block of front orchestra seats ($35 each) for the Friday, May 15th 8 o’clock evening performance. A large portion of the ticket price for that evening will benefit the Pantry IF purchased from a Pantry representative! Please contact Linda Roberts at 737-9997 or labrooke@mac.com to reserve your seats! I look forward to hearing from you and making this a sold out event!!

The Summer Kickoff Party replaces the former Summer Sundae Concert Series. Music is by Trinity’s own FaithX contemporary worship band. Bring your lawn chair, your appetite, your ear for music, and a smile.





Mark Your Calendars for a Trinity Group Outing to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
The Fellowship Team has made reservations for the annual Fall outing to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster for Saturday evening, November 7. The performance this year is Church Basement Ladies -- A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement, an all-new musical comedy taking place in the 1960's, when a reformation is underway. Reports are that this show is hilarious, just as the previous Church Basement Ladies productions have been. The buffet dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. and the performance at 7:30. The show is appropriate for ages 8 and up. Look for more information to come.

Dollars for Dorcas! When the Ugandan Kids Choir visited Trinity this past fall, we were struck by their cause and their message. So the Sunday School children have decided to sponsor a child from Uganda, through Childcare Worldwide. We are hoping to raise $480 before the end of May to cover her school expenses for the entire year!
So far we have raised $247.31. Will you join us? Add your donations in an envelope marked “Dollars for Dorcas” and give them to Kelly Falck or any Sunday School teacher. Also, please remind your kiddos to bring their donations to Sunday School. Together we can make a difference for Dorcas.

Closing Day Sunday School Celebration
May 31, 9:30am – 10:30am
Let’s celebrate our fabulous Students, Teachers and Sparkle Team with a breakfast party
Click HERE to sign up to bring food or small Thank You gifts.
Parents, kids and teachers will all enjoy breakfast together and celebrate the end of the regular Sunday School season!  ALSO: Sign-ups for our 1st Intergenerational Coffee House & Talent Show will take place on this YG Nite, plus the YG Summer Calendars will be available! Do NOT miss this nite! It will rock.

The Annual YG "OUTSIDE" NITE IS SUNDAY, MAY 3, from 6 to 8:30 pm. This YG Nite is for everyone in grades 6 - 12. Come dressed to go outside and play. Meet in the YG room at
6 pm, eat some dinner, and then head outside for total fun and fellowship. BRING FRIENDS! Pizza, snacks, and drinks are all provided. This event is the final YG Nite of the season.

Kids age 3 to those finishing grade 4 welcome to attend
Register now

Pay the VBS Registration Fee here, on Trinity's secure eGiving site.

What five things does God use to grow your faith? What are those events, experiences and moments that give you strength for your journey, and deepen your commitment as a disciple of Jesus Christ? Join Pastor Easton for a discussion about how God works in our daily lives to nurture our faith and trust in God. We'll meet on Sunday, May 3 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 237--see you there!

Sunday Church School classes for all ages!

SPLASH!! Infants & Toddlers – Nursery Room 225
Time to play, time to snack, and time to learn about God’s love for us! Infants and toddlers are welcome in this loving classroom where a little bit of learning goes a long way.

WHIRL – Ages 3 – Grade 5
Preschool meets upstairs in Room 221; all other classes are in the Education Wing hallway
This entertaining curriculum offers fun characters, challenging questions, and awesome lessons that follow the same scriptures that are used in worship. We know life is hectic, so kiddos are welcome to join us whenever they can. We love it when you’re here, and we miss you when you’re gone! New friends are always welcome!

Junior High – Room 11
This class is awesome! Join us for radical activities, fun discussions, and interactive videos. This class is taught by three great teachers and is full of friends, faith, fun, and fellowship. Be there for all of the good times. This class rocks! It’s a blast! C U there!

The Augsburg Bible Study: Room 228-230
The Augsburg Bible Study meets to discuss biblical histories written by an array of theologians. It provides 21st Century insight through questions, discussion, prayer, and suggested daily readings. All are welcome anytime!

Gospel Chat! Room 236
Discussion of the appointed Gospel lesson for each Sunday.

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.

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. 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.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR - Women's Wednesday Morning Bible Study
'What Love Is'
-A Bible study led by Kelly Minter
Wednesdays at 9:30-11:30 AM - 8 Sessions lasting from September 16 to November 4, 2015
Babysitting will be available
For questions or registration,
call Judy Trissler at 795-5919 or Bert Weaver at 697-3259

More Saturday Work Crew help needed on May 2 from 8:15 am to 3 pm or for as long as you can work at Habitat for Humanity, 100 S. 13th Street, Harrisburg. Carpool from Trinity parking lot at 8 am or meet us at Habitat at 8:15. Pack a lunch. Feel free to bring tools. Habitat will provide tools as well. Contact Barb Musselman bdmusselman@verizon.net or 717-329-3710.

Volunteers needed to assist with transportation, food prep, cleanup, and greeting on Saturday, May 16, for the Criminal Justice System Ministry Community Connections Breakfast. Trinity is hosting its 6th annual Community Connections Breakfast on that Saturday to help support and encourage Dauphin County Work Release inmates as they prepare to re-enter the community. Contact Kristen Campbell at 717-805-1716 or babysoup5@gmail.com for more information about this important service opportunity.

Are you available to help one day a week in Trinity’s office? We need assistance just a few hours, typically 9-1 or 1-4. Call Nancy Martin at 717-737-9921, x224, for details. Computer experience would be ideal.

Donate gently used books that will be put to good use. Do you have any gently used books that are appropriate for first and second graders? The Trinity Tutors will give those books to our students in Harrisburg so they can enjoy reading over the summer. Place the books in the labeled bin in the Gathering Space. And thank you!

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

The Family Choir will sing again for worship on May 17 at 11 am. This choir consists of children 4th grade and up, plus parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins—relatives from near and far—all of whom sing together as one choir. Rehearsal is at 10:30 prior to the service. Please join us; contact Tim Koch at timothy.koch@trinitycamphill.org.

Join the Summer Choir! You, yes, YOU are invited to sing with the Summer Choir during June, July, and August. Only one rehearsal is required: May 28 at 7 pm. Then you can sing whenever you’re available throughout the summer. All voice parts are welcome, and some note-reading ability is a plus. Contact Tim Koch at timothy.koch@trinitycamphill.org.

Intercessory Prayer

     Thursday, May 7 - 1:00 PM - Library

Sewing Ministry
     Tuesday, May 5 - 6:00-9:00 PM - Room 237
     Tuesday, May 19 - 9:00 AM-3:00 PM - Room 237

Prayer Shawl Ministry
     Thursday, May 28 - 1:00-3:00 PM - Room 125
     If you or a neighbor/friend is in need of a prayer shawl please contact Kay Range.

     General Meeting/Potluck Dinner, Wednesday, May 13, 6 pm, Fellowship Hall. Look in
     your attic or closet and bring your favorite doll—or your favorite doll memory. The speaker is
     Dotti Gesford of the Central Penn Doll Collectors Club. Also bring your Blessing Box; the funds
     will go to Camp Nawakwa.  

     May Event, Saturday, May 16, Day of Renewal, Harrisburg, Cost is $15; deadline to
     register is May 1. You’ll find registration forms in the Gathering Space. 

     2 Day 28th Annual Lower Susquehanna Synod Annual Convention
          August 14-15, 2015 in Shippensburg

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.

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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