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The Parish Ministry Team is responsible for assisting the pastors in promoting the general welfare of the congregation and to assist the congregation in responding to the needs of the sick, the infirm and the suffering within the congregation. Below you will find a list of all of the specific ministries that this team is responsible for.  If you are interested in volunteering for any of these ministries let us know here! 

Parish Ministry Team – Supported Ministries

Prayer Concerns

  • ● Common prayers available for members
  • ● Emphasis for month
  • ● Special events
  • ● Staff, congregation, synod, ELCA
  • ● Missionaries, mission partners for month
  • ● Located in Trinity Parish and Trinity Today

Every Member Prayer Ministry

  • ● Trinity members praying for Trinity members
  • ● Prayer partners make phone contact to weekly list of names
  • ● Partner prays that week for any concerns, needs or celebrations of members
  • ● Prayed for in prayers of church at services
  • ● All invited to pray for people on list
  • ● Weekly lists in Trinity Today and Trinity Parish

Lay Home Communion Ministry

  • ● Assist pastors who provide monthly communion at home and nursing home members
  • ● Pastors four times year, lay persons eight times a year

Visitation Ministry

  • ● In cooperation with pastoral staff, make visits and phone calls to at home members not able to attend worship
  • ● Deliver devotionals and altar flowers

Audio CD’s

  • ● CD’s of worship services
  • ● Anyone on request

Trinity Cares

  • ● Emergency short term needs as determined upon request
  • ● Transportation, errands, hot meals, companion sitting

Meal Ministry

  • ● Organize luncheons/receptions at church for family of member at time of funeral or memorial service

Ministry to Grieving

  • ● Lay minister matched with member who needs support
  • ● Phone calls and visits
  • ● As requested by pastor

Group Support Ministry 

  • ● For those who recently lost a spouse
  • ● For caregivers of memory loss person

Alzheimer’s Support Group 

  • ● Meets monthly
  • ● Open to Trinity members and members of the community

Military Outreach

  • ● Send regular mailings to members and family in military

Healthier Lifestyle Programs

  • ● Programs to promote an understanding of a healthier holistic life

Blood Bank

  • ● Cost free blood & blood components
  • ● Four times a year at Trinity
  • ● Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank

Parish Ministry Benevolence

  • ● Participate in the coordination of the benevolence program as it relates to members of Trinity
  • ● Giving Tree