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415 Bridge Street 
New Cumberland PA 17070

 

 

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DOWNTOWN DAILY BREAD

for those desiring to nurture the homeless

Downtown Daily Bread serves the hungry and homeless of Harrisburg, providing a hot lunch, served from 12:30 to 1:30 PM every day.  Our “assigned times” are the 1st and 2nd Tuesdays of every other month.  Volunteers car pool from the church parking lot, leaving at approximately 11:40 AM and returning by 2:00 PM.   There is no heavy lifting required.   Two volunteers are needed each time.  A sign-up sheet is available across from the mailboxes.  Due to Covid, they are currently not open for volunteering.  

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’   ~Matthew 25:40

Please contact Carol Crossley at 717-379-9030 or email  for more information        

 

HOMEBOUND VISITATION COMMITTEE 

for those desiring to nurture the homebound of our church family

The Mission Statement of the Homebound Ministry Committee is:

To humbly continue the ministry of Jesus caring for and caring about one another by promoting within the congregation and homebound community a Spiritual Presence, creating in each life we touch a “Holy Space for God” – connecting church family with the homebound community, and encouraging “wholeness” which restores within each of us a right relationship with God. (Statement written by Barbara Zimmerman)

As a member of the Homebound Committee you will be assigned a person(s) to nurture and visit. The expectation is that you will visit that person on at least a quarterly basis, or phone monthly if they are able to receive calls. During visits members are asked to listen, encourage, and to pray with the person. In addition we take Holy Communion to our Homebound twice a year. 

Sending cards on their birthday and other special holidays or occasions are highly recommended. Poinsettias at Christmas and Easter Flowers are delivered to our Homebound by those on the committee that are available to do so. 

The Committee organizes and conducts two major events. They are a Homebound/Seniors Picnic in the summertime and a Christmas Party in the month of December. 

This committee is made up of a dedicated group of folks with a love for the elderly that serves them in a hands on way.

Please contact Barbara Zimmerman at 761-1894 or Mary Herr at 938-1910 for more information.

 

PRAYER CHAIN

for anyone who wants to pray for others

The Prayer Chain is a relaxed group of people who pray everyday.  A list is prepared and handed out to all members, so each one knows who to pass the prayer on to.  They pray for others, the good and the bad.  A prayer breakfast is held the first Friday of the month to go over any new prayer concerns.  Trust and confidentiality is a must with the Prayer Chain. 

Please contact Joan Ickler for more information.

 

PRAYING TRINITY STITCHIN' SISTERS

for people who want to knit or crochet prayer shawls

The "Stitchin' Sisters" create prayer shawls for those in need, for celebration or to comfort.  They meet twice a month on Sunday evenings.  Since this is a much needed ministry, they are looking to create another meeting time and place. 

Please contact Kathy Karnes for more information.  

 

THE SEWING GROUP

for people who like to sew or knit/crochet lap robes

The Sewing Group has a lot of fun putting quilts together for people in need.  Anyone who has received a quilt or lap robe is very thankful to receive them.  The Sewing Group meets the first and third Thursdays of every month from 10 AM- 2 PM, except during the summer.  For those who cannot come to the meetings, they can make knitted or crocheted lap robes at home.  Lap robes may also be pieced together at home and be brought in to be knotted.  This group annually produces handmade quilts and cloth, knitted and crocheted lap robes for local nursing homes and support facilities.  We have welcomed donations of equipment, full skeins of yarn, washable cotton fabric, embroidery floss for knotting quilts and of course, monetary donations. Many hands enhance this ministry!

Please contact Kathy Karnes for more information.  

 

STARFISH MINISTRY

for those who want to make a difference

One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the star- fish back into the ocean, one by one. Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he was doing. Without looking up from his task, the boy simply replied, “I’m saving these starfish, Sir”. The old man chuckled aloud, “Son, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What
difference can you make?” The boy picked up a starfish, gently tossed it into the water and turning to the man, said, “I made a difference to that one!”

The Starfish Ministry was begun by Carol Crossley and her family by simply visiting the street people of Harrisburg with cold water, snacks, blankets, ground mats and hand warmers. Many other friends, neighbors and family have joined them, including Trinity Church. Trinity has opted to join in this venture as we go to the streets the 2nd Sunday of each month to serve homeless men, women and children by directing them to support resources, distributing needed items, praying for/with them, and giving the personal touch as a hug or a listening ear.

February outreach items needed are hand sanitizers, deodorants, sleeping bags, back packs, vitamins, cough drops, cold/flu medications (not liquid), men's new white T-shirts and boxer briefs.  Also cloth bags, men's belts and men's jeans (smaller sizes) are needed.     

Please contact Carol Crossley at 717-379-9030 or email  for more information

 

WORSHIP TEAM

for elementary school students and adults who would like to serve during worship services

The Worship Team is comprised of many groups:  Altar Guild, Acolytes, Communion Ushers, Greeters, Liturgists, Nursery Attendants, and Ushers. 

Altar Guild prepares the altar area for worship.  On Saturday, duties include dusting the altar, marking the Bible verses, changing paraments and preparing for communion.  On Sunday, flowers are distributed and communion is cleaned up.   Contact Carol Evertts or Kathy Brosius to volunteer.

Acolytes lead the congregation in worship by lighting candles, carrying the Bible and bearing the Cross.  Contact Wilma Rockey to volunteer.

Greeters welcome and greet people as they enter Trinity Church.  Contact Jo Lower to volunteer for the 8:15 am service or Betty Winter for the 10:45 am service.

Liturgists read prayers and scripture for the worship services.  Contact Barbara Zimmerman to volunteer.  

Nursery Attendants care for infants and preschool age children while their parents are attending the worship services.  Nursery Attendants must have safe sanctuary training.  

Ushers welcome people into the sanctuary and in return get to know the congregation personally.  Ushers pass out bulletins, collect offering and straighten up the pews following the services.  Contact George Karnes to volunteer.

Please contact Beth Sider for more information.