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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:
Born again, and again, and again

John 3:1-17

This week’s worship service bulletins: 
(Links to the bulletins are usually available by Friday afternoon or evening.)
Saturday, May 30
5:30 p.m. service
Sunday, May 31
8:15/11:00 a.m. traditional service
8:30 a.m. contemporary service
10:45 a.m. contemporary service

We celebrate Trinity’s 19 Affirmation of Baptism students, named below, for publicly proclaiming their faith during our evening worship service, Saturday, May 30, with all three pastors participating. These confirmands now take for themselves the promises made at their baptism by their parents. Well done! Elizabeth Rajathi Balasundram, Benjamin Alec Brodie, Grayson Murphy Cantor, Devin Nathaniel Daubert, Jonathan Hunter Fagan, Olivia Grace Falck, Noah Timothy Hostetler Foster, James Preston Glucksman, Jacob Douglas Henry, Anna Elizabeth Leeds, Liam David Looker, Rachel Onnie Norris, Sarah Catherine Riska, Thomas Crozier Robertson, Sarah Elizabeth Sheaffer, Andrew Rankin Sheppard, Tyler Michael Shoaff, Lana Marie Taylor, Alec Timothy Warren

The dove on the Affirmation of Baptism stoles worn by our confirmands is designed by Trinity member Amy Heinly.

We are Church together: The Rev. James A. Dunlop, Bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the ELCA, will preach via pre-recorded video at Trinity services on June 6, 7, and 11. Bishop Dunlop is sharing his Gospel message with all Synod congregations to use at their services; he will preach the same message live on Sunday, June 7, during the Synod’s 28th annual assembly at Messiah College.

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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

Making progress. Trinity continues to implement its strategic plan. Congregation Council is discussing options for how to carry out action steps on a goal-by-goal basis. The staff retreat in February centered on staff roles in doing so.
     Through our Strategic Planning Committee (SPC), we are working to ensure a smooth communication process both for the congregation at large and for key leaders and committees.
We have initiated a specific process for liaison with committees and teams about particular goals/action steps pertinent to that group. SPC liaisons are contacting committee chairs, team facilitators, and assigned staff and are engaging in committee/team meetings during April and May. A quarterly status report will track and assess how we are doing on specific goals and will serve to prepare a mid-year report to Council and the congregation.
    Key goals related to building small groups and building attendance at services are being addressed. Building small groups can serve in part for our social ministry and mission outreach. Ministries toward the Carlisle Pike corridor and finalizing our facilities and financial plan are action steps to receive further attention later this year and into 2016.
                                                    --Bob Frymoyer, Chair, Strategic Planning Committee

Parish Acts: Kai Edward, son of Sara (Yoder) and Zachary Weiss, was baptized on May 24.
Allison Miller and Paul Hook were married on May 23.

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

Trinity Lutheran Church is responding to the devastating earthquake in Nepal. We are collecting items for much needed health care kits, quilts and monetary donations. It is estimated that 2.8 million Nepalese are displaced, more than 7,000 have died and hundreds of thousands of homes destroyed. The need for food, water, medical care, blankets and shelter is great. Your gifts are needed now. Every gift designated to the “Nepal Area Earthquake” through Lutheran Disaster Response will be used entirely – 100 percent – to help those impacted by the quake rebuild their lives and livelihoods. Please consider donating health care kit items to Trinity by June 7 in the closet in the Gathering Space. Click here for information about what items are needed.

On June 4, Judy Collins is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her commissioning as an Associate in Ministry. Let’s shower her with cards of congratulations! Her address is 236 Plum Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

WOT Project Sewing is finishing as many as 28 quilts to send to Lutheran World Relief by June 7 to use where needed most. Say hello to these talented women at one of their summer meetings. In June, July, and August, they’ll meet on the first Tuesday from 6-9 pm and the third Tuesday from 9 am to 3 pm. Contact Carol Crowe, group leader,
717-737-2936, for more information.

When the Central PA Blood Bank visited Trinity on May 17, we donated 14 units of blood. Thanks to all who gave this lifesaving gift. If you missed that blood drive, you can still donate any time at one of the Central PA Blood Bank’s donation centers. Use the donation code #157. Questions? Contact Paul Askey at 717-676-5554 or email Paul.Askey@gmail.com

Our talented FaithX contemporary worship band will play at Trinity Lutheran Church of Colebrook, 58 Church Road, Manheim, on July 25 for the church’s annual community picnic. Says Pastor Cheri Korte, “We are excited to have them play at our picnic. Everyone is invited.” For details, call the Trinity Lutheran/Colebrook office at 717-665-6670.

NO church picnic on August 8. Instead, think of volunteering to lead the planning for a 2016 picnic. Please, someone, will you step forward as the lead? Contact Steve Kauffman at 717-994-0982 or skauffman81@gmail.com.

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.

Learn more about designated giving this Sunday at 9:30 am in Room 237. You’ll learn about the non-budgeted giving that Trinity receives for world hunger, Lutheran World Relief, Women of Trinity, and much more. There’s also time for Q&A about Trinity’s finances.

Attend the Baccalaureate Service celebrating the 2015 graduating class of Camp Hill High School at 8 pm, Friday, June 5, in our nave. Pastor Nancy Easton will preach at this worship service, which is a longstanding tradition sponsored by the churches of Camp Hill borough. Students, their families, teachers, and administrators will gather for lessons, hymns, sermon, and prayers.

The Men’s Breakfast Gathering will meet on Saturday, June 6, at John Crowe’s home, 330 South 31st Street, Camp Hill. All men and their friends are invited. 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. Invite a friend. Call John and Carol at 717-737-2936 or e-mail johncrowe194809@hotmail.com to help in their planning for the food, or to ask questions.

Get ready for Sunday evening, June 28, 5:30-7:30 pm, here on Trinity grounds! Your help is needed to make our big community outreach event a success. We’re calling it the Summer Kickoff Party, and we’re looking for YOU to attend, to volunteer to help, and/or to be a sponsor. Whatever role you take on, you’ll be spreading the word that Trinity is a great place to share the faith. This single event replaces our Summer Sundae concert series of prior years. See the June-July Trinity Parish for details. Or contact Steve Kauffman, Fellowship Team facilitator, at 717-994-0982 or skauffman81@gmail.com. And look for the umbrella table that will be staffed in the Gathering Space during the three Sundays prior to the party.

SAVE THE DATE: 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.

Another update: Thank you, thank you, for your response to Dollars for Dorcas! Through Childcare Worldwide, the Sunday School children are sponsoring a Ugandan child; they hoped to raise $480 before the end of May to cover the child’s school expenses for the entire year! Because of your great response, the original goal was surpassed! In fact, we are soooooo close to covering the school expenses for an additional six months! We’ll be taking donations until May 31, so please put them in an envelope marked “Dollars for Dorcas” and give to Kelly Falck or any Sunday School teacher. Remind your kiddos, too, to bring their donations to Sunday School by May 31.

Let’s celebrate our fabulous students, teachers, and Sparkle Team with a breakfast party! Closing Day Sunday School Celebration is May 31, 9:30-10:30 am, Education Wing, First Floor. Go to www.timetosignup.com/trinitycamphill 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!

Building Faith Brick by Brick!
June 7, 14, 21, & 28
9:30 - 10:30am, Children's Education Wing 

This summer we will also be offering a brand new family Sunday School class called "building faith brick by brick".  Every class will involve building out a bible story with LEGO bricks!  This is a family class, so we do expect parents and kids to participate together.  Join us for any or all of the classes!  All ages welcome. 
Donations of LEGO bricks needed!  Please email Kelly if you have bricks that need a new home!  Kelly.falck@trinitycamphill.org

Vacation Bible School 2015 is July 20-24. It’s an expedition to Everest, and we want YOU to be part of our crew! You have a choice of two sessions: either 9 am to noon or 6-8:30 pm. Preschool and grade school children are welcome; preschool is ages 3, 4, and 5; grade school is kids entering kindergarten through grade 5 this fall. Many volunteers are needed, too; we have positions for 6th graders through adults. Register or sign up to volunteer at www.timetosignup.com/trinitycamphill. Questions? Email Kelly Falck: kelly.falck@trinitycamphill.org.

Trinity’s Book Discussion Group has chosen its books through December, 2015. 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. June 21: Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn; July 19: The Horseshoe Curve: Sabotage and Subversion in the Railroad City, by Dennis P. McIlnay; August 16: Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana DeRosnay; September 20: My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store, by Ben Ryder Howe; October 18: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, by Joshua Ferris; November 15: Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal, by Abigail Carroll; December 13: The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
     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

Garden of Eatin’ needs you! Trinity’s Fellowship Team needs more volunteers to continue the Gardens of Eatin’ at 9 am and noon. Contact Steve Kauffman at 994-0982 or skauffman81@gmail.com. Also note that, through the summer, we’ll be scaling back the types/amounts of foods.

The always-popular Frey Village Strawberry Festival is Saturday, June 6, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Lunch includes pork barbecue, hot dogs, other treats, and—of course—strawberries and ice cream. You’ll also enjoy entertainment, and you can purchase items from vendors. If you can donate baked goods and candy, deliver them to Frey Village on June 5, the day before the event. 

Trinity’s Social Ministry Team needs volunteers for its Saturday Work Crew on June 6. If you can help with either project below, please contact Barb Musselman at 717-329-3710 or at bdmusselman@verizon.net. Here’s where the help is needed:
Our own property here at Trinity. We need volunteers from 8:15 am to noon to freshen up about a dozen exterior benches. The plan is to re-varnish them. Prep work will be done before our arrival, and all materials will be supplied.
Pink Hands of Hope. Volunteers will work until noon to repaint the giant Adirondack chair and some rocks in front of the Pink Hands at 5325 E. Trindle Road, Mechancisburg. Pink paint will be provided, but bring your favorite paint brush. Meet at 8:15 at Pink Hands, or carpool from Trinity at 8 am. Let Barb Musselman know if you want to carpool.

       “God, take my gifts and invest them in the well-being of others to your glory alone.”
The Giving Tree will be coming to the Gathering Space for “Christmas in July” again this year as we celebrate those less fortunate.  This year there will be five benevolence ministries to choose from. Gift requests are listed for the following and the ornament tags to identify them.
• Bethesda Mission – little men and women
• New Hope Ministries – butterflies
• Pink Hands of Hope – pink hands
• St. Patrick’s Homeless Breakfast – coffee cups
• Parish Ministry for members – churches
Help us undecorate the tree. A mid-year contribution is just as welcome for those in need.

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

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.

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

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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