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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
(Sunday, April 5)
8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Contemporary and traditional services
are being held at all three worship times.
Contemporary services in Fellowship Hall
Traditional services in the nave

NOTE special Holy Week and Easter Services: Click here

This week's theme (Easter Day):
When Dawn Breaks

John 20:1-18

This week’s worship service bulletins: 
(Links to the bulletins are usually available by Friday afternoon or evening.)
Thursday, April 2 (Maundy Thursday), Friday, April 3 (Good Friday) and
      Saturday, April 4 (Vigil of Easter)
      7:30 p.m. each night - The Triduum (one bulletin for the three services)
   Friday, April 3 (Good Friday)
      Noon to 3:00 p.m. - Personalities of the Passion
Sunday, April 5
      8:00 a.m. traditional service
      9:30/11:00 a.m. traditional services
      8:00/9:30/11:00 a.m. contemporary services

REMEMBER: Easter Sunday services are 8 am, 9:30 am, and 11 am this year. That’s six services total, with your choice of traditional or contemporary worship style each time.

Easter music program notes:
   Traditional services. Music at 8 am includes Bill Stowman, trumpet, and Christyan Seay, tenor soloist. At 9:30 and 11 am, our Chancel Choir, our Adult Handbells, and the Brass Ensemble are featured in addition to Bill Stowman and Christyan Seay.
Contemporary services. Our FaithX praise band, with 12 talented musicians, will play at all three services, surrounded by colorful balloons to celebrate this very special day.

Walk the labyrinth, March 29-April 3, Fellowship Hall. Fascinating, thoughtful, prayerful: walk It s.l.o.w.l.y into the center. Sunday, March 29, 5:30-9 pm; Mon-Fri, March 30-April 3, 9 am-4 pm & 5:30-9 pm (except Tues, 9 am-4 pm only).

   Click here for details of the Holy Week worship opportunities
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)
    Prayer Vigil
, starts 7 am, ends 3:20 pm. Come and leave as you are able for this special,    
   continuous prayer chain sponsored by Men of Trinity. Volunteers are still needed to host
   each 20-minute segment and should sign up in the Gathering Space. Remember, the chain
   remains whole only as long as each person stays until relieved by the next volunteer.
   12:00 noon - 3:00 pm - Personalities of the Passion - Nave
      This service is divided into 8 sections. Come when you can, leave when you must.
      Childcare available from noon to 1:30 p.m.
   12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
      Follow the Footsteps of Jesus: a Children's Easter Journey
      Click here for more details.
   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 for Easter Sunday
and there are two additional services.

   8:00, 9:30, 11:00 am -
      Traditional Worship - Nave
      Contemporary Worship - Fellowship Hall

Help decorate Fellowship Hall with balloons to prepare for our contemporary Easter worship services. Meet in Fellowship Hall on Saturday, April 4, at 11 am; children supervised by parents are welcome for this popular event! To volunteer, contact Barb Musselman at bdmusselman@verizon.net or 717-329-3710.

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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: Steven William Custer, Jr., husband of Nicole and father of Adalynn, was baptized on March 21.
A funeral service was held for Charlotte Zorger on March 25.

Blood pressure screening will not be offered on April 5.

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

Great news—news worth more than $17,000! As of March 30, we raised $17,015 for our Camp Nawakwa “Seeding the Future” benefit held March 22. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your donations, your sponsorships, your attendance, and your help. What an amazing outcome!

SAVE THE DATE for these Saturdays:

  • Saturday, April 11
    9:30 am to 3 pm ($10 covers lunch)

    Men’s Spring Retreat with provocative discussion led by Pastors Horner and Brock for guys 16 and up. Watch for more info and sign-up sheets about this exciting session.
  • Saturday, April 18
    9 am start time

    Trinity’s outdoor spring cleanup to kick off the 2015 landscaping season. (See Service Opportunities)
  • 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.

Calling all guys 16 and up: Do not miss the Men's Spring Retreat on Saturday, April 11. Sign in at 9:30 am; program is from 10 am to 3 pm. Led by Pastors Horner and Brock, you will discuss these four provocative topics: (1) “Be a New Man,” about the qualities God gives you for transformation; (2)“Walk the Walk,” about the desires that are hard for you to let go; (3) “Holy Families!” about how you can foster self-giving; and (4) “Dress for Success,” about how you wear your faith in everyday battles. Sign up NOW in the Gathering Space. Cost is just $10, which includes lunch. Questions? Ask at Sunday’s sign-up table or contact one of these coordinators:
   Tom Drye, tjdrye4300@comcast.net
   Reuben Balasundram, minianand@comcast.net
   George Enney, georgebeckyenney@yahoo.com

Continue your support of our Youth Group for its "Community Night" fundraiser by dining on Wednesday, April 15, from 5-9 pm at ISAAC’S RESTAURANT & DELI in the Lemoyne Plaza. If you present the "Community Night" flyer when you pay your bill (for a great meal!), Isaac’s will donate 25 percent of the amount to support future YG events. Pick up a flyer in the Gathering Space during these coming weeks. In fact, pick up SEVERAL and hand them out to family and friends. Remember to thank Issac’s for its support, just as we thank you for yours!

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!!

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.

Do not let your children miss our Good Friday “Journey” event! Click here for more details about this special Good Friday event from noon to 2 pm for children in pre-k through Grade 5.

"CURRENT" is Wednesday, April 1, from 6-7:30 pm, for everyone in grades 6-12. Current includes dinner and discussion of a topic or event from the recent news. We will focus from a Christian perspective and openly share our thoughts and opinions. Bring yourselves, your voices, and (as always) your friends to this faith-building opportunity. Current is held the first Wednesday of every month.

Yes!! It’s the annual Trinity Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by our Youth Group, for children 5 and under, on Saturday, April 4, at 9 am. Meet in the Gathering Space and don't forget your Easter Baskets! The Men of Trinity will provide activities and refreshments, as well as professional pictures with the Easter Bunny. Come rain or shine to this free family fun event. Questions? Call Peter Fox at 737-9921, ext. 227.

Yes again!! And new this year! It’s a separate egg hunt for kids in grades K-4, sponsored by the Children’s Ministry Team. On Saturday, April 4, at 9 am, we’ll begin in the nave. Bring Your Easter Basket and join us for this special egg hunt that also tells the Easter Story! Parents with younger children are welcome to leave their older kiddos with us and go along with the younger ones to the Youth Group hunt. You can expect to be finished at around the same time, 10 am.

The next Jr. High Nite is Sunday, April 19, from 6-8:30 pm. Come out and bring a friend or two or more. Jr. High Nites are all about fun, fellowship, and a touch of faith thrown in. Come dressed to play. Bring snacks & friends!! All dinner and drinks will be provided. Also, there will be some important sign ups and handouts that you won't want to miss!!

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. 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, April 26, 2015 Please join us at 9:30 a.m. in Room 237 for a discussion on “Our Malaria Moment” from pages 16-22 of the March 2015 issue of The Lutheran magazine.
     Thanks to Lutherans across North America, the ELCA is on target to reach its Malaria Campaign goal of $15 million. Trinity held a special “Safari Café” benefit bistro in 2013, raising over $20,000 to help fight malaria. But reaching the goal means much more than just a benchmark fulfilled. It means lives have been saved and communities preserved; global partnerships strengthened; and brothers and sisters across the globe working together for the sake of our neighbors. But malaria continued to take almost 600,000 lives around the world in 2013, so the work of treatment, education and prevention is not yet done.
     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).

Needed: Our Children’s Ministry is looking for YOU to help as we look forward to welcoming throngs of worshippers to celebrate with us this Easter Season and beyond.

Sign up to help for any or all of these activities by going to www.timetosignup.com/trinitycamphill/ and clicking on “Children’s Ministries.”

Good Friday, April 3, Follow the Footsteps
Volunteers needed from 11 am – 2:30pm

Caring volunteers will help set up and then escort children through the “Follow the Footsteps” activity that runs noon to 2 pm for children pre-K through grade 5. Pizza lunch provided for all volunteers. This is a great service opportunity for middle and high school students too!

Saturday, April 4, Stuff the Goody Bags!
Volunteers needed from 10 – 11:30 am

Volunteers will help stuff 200+ Easter goody bags and prepare balloons for children at all six worship services (8, 9:30, and 11) on Easter morning! You’ll be packing fun stuff that includes important learning activities.

Easter Sunday, April 5
Volunteers needed at each service: 8, 9:30, and 11

Families or individuals, we need you at each of the six worship services to help hand out goody bags to kids as they enter worship and balloons as they leave. What a wonderful way to show our hospitality by having Trinity kids serving our visiting children!

Easter Sunday morning in our nursery
Volunteers needed 7:45 am to noon

As a nursery volunteer, you’ll share your time and energy—and laughter, too!—to support our littlest brothers and sisters and their parents. Youth 13 and up are also welcome to volunteer. And don’t forget, we need nursery volunteers every Sunday AFTER Easter, too, from 8 to 9:30 and 10:30 to noon.

Again, to volunteer for any and all of the preceding Children’s Ministry activities, go to www.timetosignup.com/trinitycamphill/ and clicking on “Children’s Ministries.” Questions? Email Kelly Falck at kelly.falck@trinitycamphill.org.

No green thumb needed—we just need strong helping hands for outdoor spring cleanup on Saturday, April 18, starting at 9 am, to kick off Trinity’s 2015 landscaping season. Call Bruce Bigelow at 717-761-3289, or email him at nbbigs@comcast.net. He also needs volunteers to help throughout the entire season, so ask him about that opportunity as well. Or see the next Trinity Parish for details.

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

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!

Women of Trinity Board meeting is on April 8 at 6:30 pm in room 239. Please join us for this important meeting when our slate of officers will be announced. We will also be discussing plans for the general meeting on May 13

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
     If you or a neighbor/friend is in need of a prayer shawl please contact Kay Range.

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.

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

     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.

$$ Keeping you informed: The balance of our Capital Campaign Fund bank loan of approximately $300,000 comes due this May. In order to satisfy this payment, we are securing a five-year, 3.95 percent loan for that amount with Fulton Bank. This action is taken in accordance with the minutes of the January 2008 Congregation Meeting.

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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