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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

This week's theme:
Turnaround:
Money Changers



John 2:13-22

This week’s worship service bulletins: 
(Links to the bulletins are usually available by Friday afternoon or evening.)
    Saturday, March 7
        5:30 p.m. service
    Sunday, March 8
        8:15/11:00 a.m. traditional services
        8:30 a.m. contemporary service
        10:45 a.m. contemporary service

Healing Service: Could you use a healing word, prayer, or touch? Join us for a service of healing for heart, mind, body, and soul on March 15 at 12:30 pm in the chapel. The healing service is held the third Sunday of each month.

Seriously good reading: Pick up a Lenten Devotional. With names like “Extravagance,” “Violence,” “Generosity,” “Dark,” and “You lost me,” The Parables of Lent: Daily Devotions on the Stories of Jesus for Lent link ancient parables to today’s lives. The stories are true treasures to contemplate.
     Each day in Lent, you’ll be directed to a parable via scripture, then reflections that make that parable current, and then a prayer. Copies of this devotional resource are available in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall. Or, if you prefer to access this resource on your Kindle or Nook, check out Amazon or Barnes and Noble, where you can purchase this booklet. It’s published by Creative Communications for the Parish and authored by Dean Nadasdy.

Don’t miss the Lenten “Turnaround” themes on which our Lenten sermons are based. What exactly is a Lenten turnaround, anyway? Our pastors will be talking about the turnarounds of Noah (February 22), Abraham and Sarah (March 1), the moneychangers (March 8), Moses (March 15), and, yes, of Jesus, too (March 22). Spread the word and invite your friends.


 

Join us for midweek services: The Tree of Life, Lenten Taizé Eucharist. Services are Wednesday mornings at 7:00 am in the chapel followed by a light breakfast, and 7:40 pm in Fellowship Hall following the Sup ‘n Study classes.

Listen! Who’s presenting Trinity’s Mission Moments? Matt Hannigan, son of Ryan and Kim Hannigan, will speak at the traditional services on Sunday, March8. Matt, who was on camp staff from 2006 to 2009, will speak about his experiences at Camp Nawakwa and the impact the Lutheran Church Camping program has had in life. A graduate of Messiah College with a major in graphic design, Matt lives in Lansdale and is Principal and Designer of GoodThree, a design firm that utilizes forward-thinking ideologies in their work for a sustainable future.
In Fellowship Hall, you’ll view a video of—and by—Evan Brock, son of Pastor John and Marianne Brock. Marianne is the Director of Camp Nawakwa, and Evan spent many summers there. He currently is studying communications at Juniata College. Camp Nawakwa's Seeding the Future campaign will be the beneficiary of the fundraiser to be held here at Trinity on March 22.

Invite your friends and relatives to sing with the Family Choir on March 15 at the 11am service! Brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, parents—we welcome the whole family. Rehearsal is at 10:30 am in the choir room prior to the service. Contact Tim Koch ASAP at timothy.koch@trinitycamphill.org or call 737-9921 X229.

HOLY WEEK WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
   Click here for details of the Holy Week worship opportunities
Passion/Palm Sunday (March 28-29)
   Saturday, 5:30 pm - Fellowship Hall
   Sunday, 8:15 and 11:00 am - Traditional Worship - Nave
               8:30 and 10:45 am - Contemporary Worship - Fellowship Hall
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (March 30, 31, April 1)
   7:30 pm Holy Communion - Chapel
Maundy Thursday (April 2)
   7:30 pm - Holy Communion - Nave
Good Friday (April 3)
   12:00 noon - 3:00 pm - Nave
      This service is divided into 8 sections. Come when you can, leave when you must.
   12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
      Follow the Footsteps of Jesus: a Children's Easter Journey
   7:30 pm - Nave - Tenebrae and Adoration of the Crucified
Easter Vigil (April 4)
  
7:30 pm - Nave
      Services of Light, Readings, Affirmation of Baptism, Holy Communion
Easter Sunday (April 5)
Please note that some service times have changed
and there are two additional services.

   8:00, 9:30, 11:00 am -
      Traditional Worship - Nave
      Contemporary Worship - Fellowship Hall
Come walk the Labyrinth in Fellowship Hall during Holy Week.




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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!

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
737-8635).

Check out the art in the Gathering Space during March—it’s all about Camp Nawakwa! The tee shirt quilt, quilted and tied by hand, was made by Kelly MacConnell. Kelly and her husband, Reed, both served on staff at Camp Nawakwa. Some of the photos are from the collections of Stella Ludwig (a former Camp Nawakwa Director) and Becky Enney, who are both passionate about the value and effectiveness of church camp. There are also pictures borrowed from the walls of the camp's Dining Hall showing vintage photos of camp and staff. Come support the benefit for Camp Nawakwa on Sunday, March 22. And remember, "where faith is enriched, the church is strengthened!"

Change your clocks! Daylight Savings time begins on Sunday, March 8. Be sure to move your clocks ahead one hour. Spring forward!

The best pancakes ever! Plus you’ll be supporting our youth. The Annual Youth Group Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, March 7, 7:30-10:30 am. You can purchase tickets after each church service on February 22, and March 1. If you purchase tickets in advance, the price is $6 for adults, $4 for children 3-10. Tickets purchased at the door are $7 for adults, $5 for children 3-10. No tickets are required for those under 3. Tickets are also available in the church office during office hours. All funds raised go to support our YG with future trips.

Support CACCC and join us for "Jesus Christ Superstar" at Oyster Mill Play house on Tuesday, March 10. Doors open at 6:45 and the show starts at 7:30 pm. This private performance event benefits the scholarship fund of The Children's Center (CACCC, Inc.). Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by contacting Margy Fox at 319-9886. Tickets will be sold in the Gathering Space beginning Sunday, February 15. Checks for $25 should be made out to CACCC (Church Affiliated Childcare Centers).

Men, read this: The Men's Breakfast Gathering will meet on March 14 at George Enney's home, 1502 Letchworth Road, Camp Hill. Breakfast starts at 8:00 followed by an open discussion, which will end by 9:30. All men are invited. Bring your Bible. Please contact George & Becky at 737-4115 or georgebeckyenney@yahoo.com if you have questions and so they can prepare the right amount of food.

Trindle Spring Lutheran Church presents: A VISIT WITH KATIE LUTHER
Sunday, March 22nd at 1:00 p.m.
Link to the event flyer

St. Stephen Lutheran Church presents: GOOD SENSE BUDGET CLASS
On Tuesdays, for six weeks beginning April 14.
Link to class flyer

The next Sr. High Nite is Sunday, March 8, from 6-8:30pm. This is a night of faith-filled group building, lots of fellowship, and meaningful discussion. Bring friends—this event is just for you and your peers! All food and drinks will be provided. Also, there will be some important sign-up's and handouts that you won't want to miss!!

Jr. High Movie Nite is next Sunday, March 15, from 6-8:30 pm. This is a night of total fun and fellowship. As usual, we will feature a great throwback movie of retro-radness. It will be a real blast! Bring snacks & friends!! Dinner and drinks will be provided. Remember: Bring your retreat stuff in!

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. March 15: Neighbors: The destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland, by Jan T. Gross; April 19: The Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline; 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.

"The Lutheran" Adult Forum - Sunday, March 22, 2015 - Please join us at 9:30 a.m. in Room 237 for a discussion on “It’s All About That Grace” from pages 16-22 of the February 2015 issue of The Lutheran magazine.
     Did you ever look around on a Sunday and wonder what brought everybody to your church – and what keeps them coming back? This month’s lead article in our denominational publication tells that everybody has a story and, although there are similarities, no two are the same. Why people first came and why they keep coming back reveals some of the biggest strengths of the ELCA and its diversity. One common thread definitely revealed is the welcoming appeal of the Lutheran theology of grace.
     If you do not have access to the articles, paper copies will be available about two weeks in advance of the session and may be picked up at the reception desk in the Gathering Space. If you have any questions, please contact class coordinators Craig Staller or Doug Bonsall (921-1957).

Get your tickets now for Seeding the Future, the Camp Nawakwa Benefit here at Trinity on March 22 from 4-7 pm! Buy tickets in the Gathering Space; advance ticket purchases are required for meal planning purposes. Tickets are $15 per person. Children 12 and under are free but everyone must have a ticket. You’ll enjoy a delicious buffet dinner with amazing appetizers and desserts, a silent auction, and—from 6:30 to 7:30—songs from our children’s choir, skits from our pastors, campers, and a special guest! Come for the food and stay for the fun! Read below for complete information about sponsorships, volunteering, and donating.
To view the event flyer - click here

Donations are still needed to support this event. Broken into square foot increments, $50 sponsors one sq. ft. of a stream, $40 sponsors one sq. ft. of the woods, $30 sponsors one sq. ft. of a trail, $20 sponsors one sq. ft. of a hillside and $10 sponsors one sq. ft. of a field. For more information and to make a donation, contact Stella at 697-6184.

Become a table sponsor for the "Seeding the Future" Camp Nawakwa benefit.
For more information, click here

It's Silent Auction time! The Camp Nawakwa Benefit on March 22 includes a big silent auction, and we need your help. Do you have a large item that will help us reach our goal of contributing to the Seeding the Future Campaign? This might include a week at your vacation home or a unique piece of artwork. Do you have small items to share? Maybe that is a themed basket of food, wine, crafts, pet supplies, stationery, or something else that your imagination dreams up. For questions or further information, contact Jane Killian: jalkillian@gmail.com or 717-433-3201. We are accepting items now!  To view the silent auction letter and donation form - click here.
For more information about the silent auction - click here

Read Bishop James Dunlop's reflections on Camp Nawakwa here.

Did you attend Camp Nawakwa? What are your favorite memories of Camp Nawakwa?
Share your favorite stories from your camp experience and we’ll share them at our Seeding the Future benefit at Trinity on March 22, 2015 in support of Camp Nawakwa.
Email your memories to Stella or Becky at baldyl@aol.com or georgebeckyenney@yahoo.com. Include the following information with your memories:
      Your name
      Year(s) (approximate) attended
      Phone
      Email
Or print and complete the attached form and give it to Stella Ludwig or Becky Enney, or turn it in to the church office.
Thank you.

Your help is really, really needed: We’re still looking for help with our homeless neighbors at the Winter Shelter in Harrisburg. You’ll help staff the men’s shelter at Susquehanna Harbor Safe Haven, 1805 North 12th Street, near the State Farm Show Complex. These men truly need your compassion. We seek two volunteers each night from March 15 through March 21 (Sunday through Saturday). Read the information on the easel in the Gathering Space and sign up there today. Or contact Joe Hunter, 737-9933, or Becky Enney, 737-4115. You can also email Becky at georgebeckyenney@yahoo.com.

Consider how our homebound members must feel knowing they can no longer make it to Trinity for services. Certainly they miss the worship, the fellowship, and just being an in-person part of Trinity’s family. With that in mind, you can surely appreciate that our Visitation Ministry needs five volunteers for the Women of Trinity homebound visitation team. As a visitor, you’ll make one visit a month to members who will greatly appreciate not only the visits and conversation, but also the flowers at Easter and the poinsettias and cookies at Christmas. It’s not much to ask, is it, to keep the Trinity connection strong? Please volunteer NOW by emailing Ginny at ghoneysett@aol.com or by calling her at 717-732-4286.

Another seriously good cause that needs volunteers: On Saturday, March 28, from 8am to noon, Pink Hands of Hope needs volunteers to help take the winter clothing off the racks and out to a giant bag sale in the parking lot, and then to restock the racks with fresh clothing for spring. It’s only four hours and well worth the time. Pink Hands of Hope Thrift Store is located at 5325 East Trindle Road in Mechanicsburg. Let Maggie Ackerman know you can help by emailing her at mags.ackerman@gmail.com or by calling her at 717-350-1469.

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.

MUSIC FROM THE CATHEDRALS will be presented on Sunday, March 15, at 4 pm. Trinity’s Concert Choir will be joined by the St. Paul’s Brass from Carlisle, organist Brian Rotz, harpsichordist Dan Dorty, and a chamber orchestra under the direction of Tim Koch. Choral and instrumental music first heard in the great cathedrals of the world will be featured.

Gathering Space art display



Are you looking to get more involved with your church?
Women of Trinity is looking for additional volunteers to serve - we’ll find a role that works just for you! For more information contact Anne Stafford, 975-3501

Circle Study “Renew, Respond, Rejoice!” Learn what that great cloud of witnesses surrounding us has to teach us. We will reflect upon our vocation—who we are, and how we are called to service. How can we stay spiritually healthy when there is so much for us to do in the face of a surprising and challenging world? This study is written by Catherine Malotsky and David Engelstad. Scripture, discussion and prayer all help inform us and shape us as women of faith. We welcome one and all to our circle studies!

March 2015 Circle Dates
     Sunday March 8 - 9:30 AM - Room 237 - Sarah Circle

Sewing Ministry
     Tuesday, March 17 - 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM - Room 237

Prayer Shawl Ministry
     Thursday, March 26 - 1:00-3:00 PM - Room 125
     If you or a neighbor/friend is in need of a prayer shawl please contact Kay Range.

MARCH EVENT:
     Camp Nawakwa Benefit on Sunday March 22, 2015. 
          Dinner 4:30 – 6:30 PM
          Program 6:30 – 7:00 PM
          In Fellowship Hall - $15

April 2015 Circle Dates
     Monday, April 6 - 6:30 PM - Library - Esther Circle
     Tuesday, April 7 - 9:30 AM - Library - Deborah Circle
     Tuesday, April 7 - 1:00 PM - Library - Elizabeth/Ruth Circle
     Sunday, April 12 - 9:30 AM - Room 237 - Sarah Circle

Intercessory Prayer
     Thursday, April 2 - 1:00 PM - Library

Sewing Ministry
     Tuesday, April 7 - 6:00-9:00 PM - Room 237
     Tuesday, April 21 - 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM - Room 237

Prayer Shawl Ministry
     Thursday, April 23 - 1:00-3:00 PM - Room 125

MAY EVENT:
     Day of Renewal, Saturday May 16, 2015 in Harrisburg – Cost $15. 
          Deadline to Register is May 1st

AUGUST EVENT:
     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.

Are you looking for part-time employment? Are you detail-oriented? Trinity is looking for an administrative assistant for finance and property to work 20 hours weekly (no benefits). The ideal candidate will be an organized communicator who values accuracy. He/she will (1) schedule our building use, (2) maintain the building use/event calendar, (3) help with bookkeeping tasks, and (4) perform clerical duties such as preparing correspondence, helping with mailings, and maintaining files. If interested, call Paul Hensel, Ministry Director for Finance and Property, at 717-737-8635, ext. 223. Or email Paul at paul.hensel@trinitycamphill.org.

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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