This week's theme:
The Greatest Gift
1 Kings 3:5-12
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Staff Away: Pastor Brock, July 21-24.
Vacation Bible School "Tail-End Celebration"
Friday, July 25
11:30 Program, 12:00 Lunch
Mark your calendars for this all-new end of week
celebration. Families of VBS kiddos are invited to
attend our closing program and stay for lunch – all
Plan to join us and see what fabulous creatures the
kids have been learning about all week!
Amy Koch, Kelly Falck
are needed to serve on the flower delivery team.
Altar flowers are delivered to Trinity members in
the local hospitals. Please complete an orange
insert is you are able to serve on a rotation
Lectors (readers) are always needed for
our worship services. They receive the text by mail
in preparation for worship. If you are interested in
serving as a lector, please complete an orange
Bread for the World Offering of Letters
for the Hungry. Devastation brought on by
natural disasters and wars underscores how valuable
U.S. food aid is in addressing humanitarian
emergencies around the world. The U.S. is the
world’s largest food aid donor. But smart changes to
federal programs would allow us to respond more
quickly; provide food that is more nutritious,
especially for children and pregnant women; support
small-scale farmers and build local economies by
obtaining food closer to where it is needed.
Trinity’s Missions Team asks you to make your voice
heard in Congress on behalf of the hungry. You can
use the copy provided in the orange insert as an
example for your letter or speak from your own
heart. If you do not know the name and/or address
for your Congressional representative, a link is
provided on the orange insert to locate them. Visit
www.bread.org/ol/2014 for more information.
Evangelism Team needs your help!
Fredricksen Library Loop 5K, Saturday, July 26.
Trinity is a sponsor of this event. We’re asking
folks to volunteer to:
• Check in for those that are preregistered.
• Day of Registration for those not preregistered.
• Food/water monitor – to ensure water is made
available at registration and at Finish Line and
that fruit packaging is open, displayed and easily
available to runners.
• Volunteers for the Route – to maintain
runner/walker safety and to encourage them on the
• Staff a table for our Bike Raffle Ticket sales.
Volunteers will receive a complementary FaithX
Summer Sundaes T-shirt. We do ask that you wear the
T-shirt at the event. Contact Craig Staller,
facilitator, by phone at 717-921-1957 or email at
for more information.
God's Great BIG
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
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!
Giving Tree to celebrate "Christmas in July"
will be in the Gathering Space throughout July. The
combined ministries of Social and Parish Ministry
has appreciated your response in the past. We look
forward to your support once again. There are five
organizations to choose from. You may choose an
ornament representing one or more of the ministries
throughout the month of July or until the ornaments
are gone. Gift requests are listed on the following
decoration tags: Fruit – Churches Affiliated
Child Care Centers; Churches – for Trinity
members in need; Purple Ribbons – for
Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland/Perry
Counties; Y Symbol – for Camp Curtain kids;
and Houses – for Delta House.
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 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.
to Krista Heslop and Ryan Sweer who were married on
A funeral service was held for Bob Cochran on July
Member Contributions Actual
Member Contributions Budget
Over/(Under) Contribution Budget
Year-to-date 2014 budget balance
Contributions to reduce building loan
Building loan balance 6/30/2014
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.
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
(email@example.com or 737-8635).
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
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.
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
View or download the Trinity Member
Space art display
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.
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
For more information about the book discussion group, please contact Craig Staller at
or 717-921-1957reception desk in the Gathering
Lutheran" Adult Forum - Sunday, July 27. Please
join us at 9:30 a.m. in Room 237 for a discussion on
"The Digital Church: Connecting Beyond Church Walls"
from pages 16-22 of the June 2014 issue of The
Lutheran magazine. In the beginning there was
e-mail, and we saw that is was useful. Now there are
hundreds of ways to communicate by text, voice,
photo or video - not only via computer but with all
sorts of portable electronic devices. Social media
has transformed how we communicate with one another,
providing both challenges and opportunities for
Christians and the church of today. Some may say,
"Why, in God's name, should our congregation get
involved in social media?" We'll discuss how digital
communication can become a useful part of ministry.
If you do not have access to the articles and study
guide, paper copies are available at the reception
desk in the Gathering Space.
all YG in grades 6-12! The second YG Pool Party at
the Taylors’ home is on Sunday, July 27, from
2:00-6:00 p.m. All food, drinks, and snacks will
be provided. Any home baked goodies are welcome.
Bring friends, too! Plan on meeting us at their
house for his day of fun in the sun. If you have any
questions or need directions, please call me (Peter)
at 737-9921 ext. 227. C U there! It’ll be a blast!
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
Wednesday, September 10 - 6:00 p.m. in
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
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
- FOR A FELLOWSHIP THEATRE OUTING
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
For more information and reservations, contact
Connie and Dallas Dollase (761-3699 or
firstname.lastname@example.org). 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