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415 Bridge Street 
New Cumberland PA 17070

 

 

Announcements

As of 9/14/18

Night of Hope

We know there's a problem. We know people are hurting, dying, and grieving. We know that together we can help and make a difference. Join us on Saturday, September 15, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 530 Bridge St., to help equip caring communities to respond to the opioid crisis.  We will begin with a free simple supper open to everyone at 5:00 PM, followed by a showing of the Academy Award-nominated short documentary "Heroin(e)." We also have a wonderful group of presenters and facilitators to help us take steps to address disenfranchised grief, how to walk with those living with addiction disorders, how communities of faith and interested individuals can respond, why Naloxone is necessary to address this crisis, a medical perspective on addiction disorders, and more. There will also be a resource fair.  All are welcome to join us and help make our communities stronger. ~ Pastor Sharron Blezzard

Grandparents in Prayer

Sessions resume tomorrow morning.  We will begin at 10:45 in the St. John’s Room with coffee, pastry and fellowship. This kick-off session will be a time of introductions and prayer. Please come with a current picture(s) of your grandchildren that can be placed on the bulletin board.  As with each session, we spend one-half hour in dedicated prayer. We will continue to read and discuss the book, The Power of a Praying Grandparent by Stormie Omartian. This group meets every other week. We invite old and new to our first session on September 17th. We are a friendly group whose focus is on prayer. Consider joining us as we pray for your grandchildren and you pray for ours. Contact Beth Sider at 717-802-2812 if you wish for more information concerning this group.

Fall 2018 Women’s Group

The next session of the Tuesday Morning Women’s Group will begin on Sept 18, 2018 at 9:30 AM. The study will end on Nov 13, 2018.   Shirley Sharpe will be teaching on the book of James in the New Testament of the Bible. Women of all ages are welcome. Many of our Trinity women have invited friends from other churches and their neighborhoods to join us. You may want to consider bringing a friend. We have time for sharing our lives; we learn and study the Word. We pray together and encourage one another in our faith walk. We meet from 9:30 to 11:00 in Fellowship Hall. All you need is a Bible, (a study Bible is helpful), a notebook for notes and an open heart to walking closer to Jesus and making His Word a part of your life. As we study the book of James we may become aware of how our actions mirror the faith we proclaim.   Do God’s people act like God’s people? Do I?   Do you?   Lets’ explore these questions together in a safe environment with women who will not judge but instead encourage you. If you are interested in joining this Bible study please contact Jody Blacksmith at 717-761-2066 or email at

Scarecrow Clothing Needed!

The Youth can still use clothing for making scarecrows at the Apple Festival. Please donate any extra: colorful long-sleeved button-down shirts, jeans, neckties, belts, baseball hats and pantyhose (small runs are okay!) They especially need shirts and funky accessories. Thanks for placing your donations on the table in the hallway.

“TRUNK OR TREAT”

Trinity will be hosting “Trunk or Treat” on Saturday, October 27 from 6 – 7:30PM in Trinity’s parking lot.  "Trunk or Treat" is a safe alternative to traditional door- to-door trick or treating and is another opportunity for Trinity to be a presence in the community.  Participants park in the parking lot and open their decorated trunks to hand out treats to children who visit.   Be as creative as you wish with your decorating and costumes, but please keep it “kid-friendly” - not scary.  Trinity will be serving hotdogs and popcorn.  Sign-up sheets to participate and donate are on the table across from the mailboxes.  Participants should arrive by 5:30 for set-up.  Please contact Carol Crossley with questions.

Friday Community Soup Fellowship

Are You Ready to Serve God and the Community?  John 12:26 says “If anyone serves Me let him follow Me and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.”  We are looking towards meeting the needs of the community by serving a free meal of soup, bread, fruit and cookies on the first and third Fridays of every month, from 5-7 PM. Most of all we will serve God’s love and care by reaching out, playing board games together, sharing conversation and prayer. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please sign up on the calendar sheets in the Narthex. Tasks include meal preparation, room set-up, serving food/drinks and clean-up. Bring your smile and your willing spirit to make a difference in the lives of others! The next Soup Fellowship Night will be September 21st. You may direct any questions you have to Ken Puller. Home: 717-932-1419, Cell: 717-816-2676

Annual Church Conference

The annual Church Conference will be held at 6:30 PM on Monday, October 1 in the Mt. Olivet Room . Rev. Barry Robison will chair the meeting. Members are invited to attend.

Words of Wellness   ~1 Peter 4:10

“God has given each of you a gift from His great variety or spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” This invitation to serve one another fulfills a divine purpose. For many, it was the care we received in our early years and lessons learned - often through Mother’s example- that guides our behavior even now.  Remember when… after a trying day - we found comfort in Mom’s meals.  Our Mission Outreach Meals hope to do the same.  You may already be preparing for those in need and your good works are commendable. This ‘extended’ ministry - M.O.M. - provides for our post-surgical, recently-hospitalized, and those receiving ongoing treatment. If you would like to share your culinary gifts, please contact Carol Evertts or me, so that we may coordinate our efforts. Thank you for your willingness to serve.  ~Barbara Z.

The Scribe DVDs

Shirley Sharpe will be selling DVDs of Paul Pitts’ performance of “The Scribe” in the Genesis Room on Sunday September 16th. The price for each DVD is $20.

Helping Hands

In the past we had a food outreach for those who came to Trinity in need of a helping hand. This ministry continues. The supplies are on the table in the hallway and staff and ushers are informed of this outreach. If you would like to donate food or a gift card it would benefit the Helping Hands outreach. Here is a list of food items to be donated: Tuna fish, crackers, health bars, small containers of fruit, peanut butter, baby food in plastic containers, pretzels, etc. Thank you for your Helping Hands. ~Coordinators: Carol Evertts and Barbara Z.

Vickie's Angel Walk - Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Vickie's Angel Foundation has become a "lighthouse of hope" in our eight counties. Vickie's Angel Foundation seeks to take the financial stress away from the family, so they can focus on cancer treatments and not finances. You can join us as we support Vickie's as a church family and join in the walk as "Trinity Heart and Sole" walking team. 100% of walk proceeds goes directly to local families! You can support by walking, sponsoring another member/youth who is walking, sending us off at Boro Park the morning of the walk, holding signs as we pass by Trinity on Bridge Street, and by lifting the team and event in your prayers. You can find brochures in the hallway. There is also a sign-up sheet there to indicate if you are walking. We hope to see you at the 16th annual Angel Walk through New Cumberland as we walk together as a church family to support such an amazing cause!

GriefShare Series Offered

Aldersgate Church at 1480 Jerusalem Road in Mechanicsburg is once again offering groups which may be of interest to you or someone you know. Please see the bulletin board for information about the GriefShare group series which begins September 26th (6:30-8:00 PM) and the DivorceCare group series which begins Thursday, September 27th at 6:30 PM. All of these programs are FREE and open to all individuals regardless of their church affiliation. You may call Carol Diffenbaugh for more information at 717-737-2923, ext 104.

Thought for the Week from the Celebrate from Heart and Spirit Group

“As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else.”
~Maya Angelou