Living With Faith in a Time of Uncertainty

During this time, while we are unable to GATHER TOGETHER, we will meet you WHERE YOU ARE, to help connect FAITH to LIFE in these uneasy times.

Worship With Us!

Join us online every Sunday morning at 9:30 am for a LIVE worship service. Worship will include special music, readings, prayers, gospel lesson, sermon, and a children’s message. We encourage you to tune in live but, if you can’t, we’ll keep the service on our website and YouTube channel for you to watch when you can.

Connect With Us!

We want to stay connected with you during this time of “social distancing.” Make sure you follow us on Facebook, where the pastors will check in daily. We’ll also post updates from our staff, host online discussions, and offer virtual learning opportunities. You will also find inspirational messages on our  Instagram and Twitter accounts. Find videos including Faith Connect Kids Lessons, Monday Messages with Peter Fox, FaithX music, Live Worship, and more on our YouTube channel.

Not on Facebook? Click here to see some of the videos that are being shared on our Facebook page.

Are you having trouble connecting to our online worship, or any online content? Please leave a message on the office voicemail at 717-737-8635 and we will make sure someone calls you back to help!

Serve With Us!

Many of you have asked for ways that you can continue to serve during this time.  Keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe from the virus is critically important, but “social distancing” might mean painful isolation for some of the folks. If you know someone personally, reach out with a phone call, a text message, or an email. Your conversation and concern will mean so much! Here are some additional ways that you can serve with Trinity:

Are you still going out for groceries and other essentials? We are working with Camp Hill Borough to compile a list of people who are willing to do some grocery shopping and medicine pick-ups for shut ins. Contact us if you are interested in being added to this list.
Coloring for our at-home members. People of all ages are invited to print and color this page and write a short note to our at-home members. We will be creating little care packages of scriptures, crosswords, and your notes to send to folks who do not have access to all of the resources we’ve been sending digitally. Please mail your completed notes to the church office and we will take it from there! If you want, you can also scan and email them to Tom Notestine.

Support Our Ministries

While our doors may be physically closed right now, our ministries are not shutting down. We’ll continue to minister to our congregation, community, and world during this time of trial. Our employees will work remotely, and our building must still be maintained. It is important that we continue to support Trinity with our offerings/contributions. Please mail them to the church office or visit the donate page.

Let Us Support You

How are you feeling? We have no doubt that each of you is feeling something a bit different during this time. These are not normal circumstances that we are living in. We pray that each of you is feeling God’s presence during this time.  If you would like to speak to a Pastor, please call the church office at 717-737-8635 and press 1 to leave a message. Someone will call you as soon as possible. You may also click here to submit a prayer request.

Dig into the Word

Carve out some time to reflect on scripture with the weekly sermon.
Connect with our Facebook page to find devotions, prayers, and messages from our pastors and staff.

Faith Connect Kids!

Until we can be together again in person, Miss Amy will be bringing you our Faith Connect Kids! lesson virtually. Tune in every Sunday morning, before worship, to see the lesson for the week! Watch this week’s video now! We all miss you and can’t wait to see you soon.

Did you miss one of Miss Amy’s lessons? Check out our YouTube channel to get caught up!

Children and Youth – This is for you! 

Each Monday our Youth Director, Peter Fox, will be coming to you with a “Monday Message.”  Watch this week’s message now! We are looking forward to being all together again soon. If you missed any of these messages you can see them all on YouTube.

Also, do you know that we have an active Instagram Account? This account is currently being run by some Senior High and Young Adult members of our church. Make sure you follow us! 

Zoom Chats
Select Dates in May

Ready for some low key, no stress fun? Great! Then join us for one of our new Zoom Chats! You can come to one or all of them – there is no limit! You can dream about Disney with Pastor Brock, have coffee with Pastor Liz, mix cocktails with Pastor Horner, and more! Click here to learn more and to sign up. There are opportunities for Kids and Adults.

Become Your Best US
“Self-Service” Online Marriage Series

Every marriage is unique—no two are the same. But no matter how unique and how different one marriage might be from another, the thing that puts everyone on the same page is this: We all want a great marriage. All of us want our unique marriage to be great. But how do we make that happen? Check out our new online marriage series that helps you to discover practical ways to me every US better! There are no classes to attend, no discussions with anyone other than your spouse! All materials you need to complete this series are available online and can be done in your own time.

Gospel Chat
Tuesdays at 7 pm via Zoom (Begins May 19)

This lively discussion group, led by Linda Horner, is focused on seeing the Gospel at work in an ever-changing world. Each week members will meet via Zoom and talk about how they can apply the weekly Gospel to their everyday lives! If you are interested in joining us, please click here to register. Once you register we will send you the Zoom Meeting information.

Points to Ponder Discussion
Wednesday Evenings, 7 pm
Facebook Live

Don’t just listen to the sermon – ponder how you can live it! Each Wednesday evening, at 7 pm, a pastor will be live on Facebook to discuss the “Sermon Points to Ponder” for the week. Join us this week, April 15, as Pastor Horner will be discussing his Easter Sermon “What’s the big deal?”

DivorceCare

Trinity is pleased to offer this Christ-centered, video-based ministry designed to support those walking this difficult journey. The Spring 2020 session is being held via Zoom. This is a 13 week session but join anytime, or tell a friend. Click here for all of the details.

Sink into a comfy chair – Read, Pray, Meditate

Carve just 5 minutes out of your day to listen intentionally for God. Read your bible, sit in silence, pray.
These are just some of our favorite resources.

Pandemic Hope – A Family Devotional for Life During COVID-19

We are pleased to offer this beautiful devotional to carry you through the next few weeks.

The Daily Examen, in Six Simple Steps

This wonderful resource from our Roman Catholic friends will walk you through a practice called the Examen – an instrospective prayer done at the end of each day. Click here to download.

Because He Lives, performed by Kristen Chenowith

Click to listen to this updated version of a classic gospel tune, “Because He Lives.” This contemporary version is sung by Kristen Chenowith. Listen carefully to the words. We can face the future, with all of the uncertainties…because HE LIVES! Watch now. 

Coloring For Peace

Our friends at Illustrated Ministry are offering free coloring pages, filled with scripture and peace. Click here to sign up to receive them directly to your inbox!

Children’s Activity Sheets

Children’s Worship Bulletins have put together some activity sheets and coloring pages for your little ones to do at home. Click here to download activities.

Caring For Our Loved Ones

This is a challenging time for folks of all ages, but can be especially confusing for children and youth.  Here are some resources to help you and your entire family during this time.

Parent Cue – Helping parents do family better

We LOVE the Parent Cue App. It provides timely tips and weekly advice to match the differing phases of your children. Download now in the App Store or on Google Play. Be sure to select Trinity Lutheran Camp Hill as your congregation!

How the Pandemic Has Been Good For Parenting

Parents Just Want to Keep Kids Safe If you have ever read any kind of parenting blog, book or resource, you are probably familiar with the term “helicopter parent.” It’s the parenting style that thrives on hovering over the children, paying attention to any sense of discomfort, unhappiness, emotional distress and then taking care of it. In recent years, a new kind of parenting emerged (even more intrusive than helicopter parenting, if you can imagine). They call it “lawnmower parenting.”(Read More…)

3 Ways to Take the Stress out of Homeschooling Your Kids

The recession in 2008 was stressful for my family, but you know what didn’t happen? The recession didn’t say to me: “Guess what? In addition to losing your job and most of the value of your house, you also have to homeschool your kids. That’s right, starting today, you’re a teacher. Good luck with all of that!” That’s what’s unique about this season. It’s been like a snowball rolling down hill gathering up parts of our lives. It started so slowly with “wash your hands more often” and then picked up speed. It grabbed up your job. It closed your favorite restaurant and then it turned you into a homeschooler. (Read More…)

We All Made a Giant Pivot. Now What?

There’s an episode of Friends (I know, my age is showing) where Ross is trying to get a new couch into his apartment and is attempting to carry it up the steps to move it in, and it isn’t going well. As they try to maneuver around the corners of the stairwell, Ross keeps saying, “Pivot, pivot, PIVOT.” These past few weeks have felt like one giant pivot in life. (Read More…)

How to dream about tomorrow in the middle of a crisis?

Check out this very short video about setting your sights on the future. Jon Acuff is a funny, insightful, Christian speaker who often inspires our Faith Formation Team.

Still looking for more resources?

Being a parent can be exciting, joyful, frustrating, and downright complicated. We want you to know that you are not alone in this parenting journey. Trinity is here for you, every step of the way. On our Parents page you will find resources to help you and your entire family in your daily lives.