The Rimmers are coming! On Wednesday, June 1, enjoy dinner and an evening of fellowship and learning about life, language, education in the African context, Christian/Islamic Relations in a Muslim society, cross-cultural ministry and life in West Africa. Who, you may ask, are the Rimmers? Chad and Natalie Rimmer, missionaries sponsored in part by Trinity, serve the Gospel among our brothers and sisters of the Lutheran Church of Senegal (ELS), West Africa. Chad participates in the church's growing programs for Theological Education and Development and shares the unique experience of Christian/Muslim relations in Senegal through the interfaith center in Dakar. Pastor Rimmer, a graduate of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, received his Masters of Divinity from Gettysburg Seminary and his PhD in Theological Ethics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Chad and Natalie are former ELCA missionaries to Denmark. Dinner will be served in Fellowship Hall at 6 pm followed by a presentation on life and ministry in West Africa. Please call the church office for dinner reservations or sign up in the gathering space after worship services. A free-will offering will be taken to defray cost of your meal. No signup is necessary if you are attending only the presentation and not the meal.

Calendar of Readings for the Journey are available! Are you participating in Pastor Easton's year-long reading and reflection adventure using Brian D. McLaren's book, We Make the Road by Walking? If so, the updated calendar of weekly readings is available at the Gathering Space desk, on our website, as well as in the April Trinity Parish newsletter or click here. Haven't joined us yet on our journey? You still can! Information about how to participate is included with the calendar.

Are you journeying with Pastor Easton this year by reading Brian McLaren's book We Make the Road by Walking? If so, you'll want to gather with Pastor Easton and a few of your fellow readers to share your thoughts during this year-long reading and reflection opportunity. Join us to chat about McLaren's essays and what it means to be "alive in Jesus." Choose from one of the two dates--or come to both. NOTE OUR ROOM CHANGE--WE'RE IN 227!
   Tuesday, June 7
   "Coffee Break on the Journey"
   6:30 pm, Room 227
   Bring a cup o' Joe along with you, or enjoy a cup of coffee brewed at Trinity.   
   Wednesday, June 8
   "Brown Bagging on the Journey"
   12 noon, Room 227
   Bring a brown bag lunch and beverage for you to enjoy.

The Menís Breakfast Gathering will meet on Saturday, June 4, at Tom Hoffert's home, 144 Henry Road, Enola. Breakfast starts at 8. After eating, we'll gather for Bible Study or discussion about a current topic. We'll end at 9:30. The gathering is a relaxed and informal way of meeting other men at Trinity. All men are invited, but please call Tom and Linda at 717-732-3403 or e-mail so our hosts can prepare the right amount of food. For directions or any questions, contact Tom or Linda.

European Reformation Tour - May 2017 - Sponsored by St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown.
Link to event brochure

June is Cancer Survivors Month. The Evangelism Team is collecting knit caps, unused word search and crossword puzzle books, and pens to create care packages. The packages, which will include a word of encouragement from Trinity, will be delivered to cancer centers for patients going through chemo treatments. Please drop off the knit caps, word searches, crossword puzzles, and pens in the Gathering Space at any time between now and the end of June.



Join Trinity's Book Group in choosing the fiction and nonfiction books to be discussed monthly from July to December 2016 and in reviewing the current monthly selection. We have compiled a list of member-suggested books for 2016 and will add any new recommendations made prior to our meeting on Sunday, May 15. If you wish to add book(s) to the list, please email either Connie Dollase at or Julie Evanish at prior to that meeting; include title, author, and brief description. Our current 2016 list is available at our meetings, which are held on the third Sunday of each month, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., in room 237. Meeting dates and books to be discussed informally are as follows:
+ May 15: Heretic, Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
+ June 19: Adenaline, New 2013 Edition by John Benedict

Quick Links

     Volunteer Clearance Form (Print, Complete and Return to Trinity)

     Volunteer Clearance Instructions - How to do it yourself

     Sign up to receive the Trinity Children and Family Ministry eblasts

     Trinity Families website

June 5. Vacation Bible School Preview #1
9:30 - 10:30am - Room 121
   Get a sneak peak at the songs, characters and theme for this year's vacation bible school -
   hint - We're going UNDERGROUND!
   Bring the entire family for a fun craft related to this year's adventure!

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 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

2016-2017 Concert Series

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 4PM Peter and Will Anderson, clarinet and sax
Two Julliard trained musicians taking the jazz world by storm will present exciting arrangements from the American songbook, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and others. Free

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 4PM Track 45
A Christian country band comprised of a brother and his two sisters playing and singing a wide variety of music. "I love this group!" (...Simon Cowell, American Idol) Free.

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 3PM Messiah Sing-a-Long
Come and listen or sing along with the Harrisburg Choral Society, soloists and orchestra in G. F. Handel's renowned oratorio. Trinity Concert Series Patrons get free tickets. Non-Patrons pay regular ticket prices.

Sunday, Dec 11, 2016 4PM Christmas at Trinity
Choirs, Bells and Orchestra featuring Randol Alan Bass' A Symphony of Carols. Free.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 4PM Harrisburg Youth Symphony and Junior Strings in concert
Come and enjoy the next generation of fine musicians! Free.

Sunday April 2, 2017 4PM Mozart's Requiem
The Trinity Lutheran Church Concert Choir, soloists and orchestra. Free.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:30PM Harrisburg Singers
Join the Harrisburg Singers in a concert of Disney Classics. Trinity Concert Series Patrons get free tickets. Non-Patrons pay regular ticket prices.

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