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415 Bridge Street 
New Cumberland PA 17070

 

 

Announcements

As of 11/9/18

2019 Budget

The Leadership Team is currently working on the 2019 budget. A draft of the budget is now available for review in the church office until November 20. Comments and questions can be directed to Bob Rosenthal at or placed in his mailbox. The Team would like to finish the budget at its November 26 meeting. We thank each of you for your support to the ministry at Trinity.

New Pictorial Church Directory

There’s still time to be photographed for our new directory – don’t be left out!  Photography started November 9th.  Appointments are still available.  Visit our website to sign up.  There is no charge to have your photo in the directory.

Elective Class Study Topics

The Elective Class will be continuing in “Follow” by Andy Stanley through December 2nd  This study looks at what it took and will take to follow Jesus.  Starting December 9th the class will study “Faithful” by Adam Hamilton, which is looking at Christmas through Joseph’s eyes. You are welcome to join the class at 9:45 AM in the Otterbein Conference Room near the offices.

Turkey Contributions

Any frozen turkeys brought today or tomorrow should be placed in the refrigerator. Fresh turkeys should be brought to the church on November 13th or 14th. Please put your name on the donation. Call Mike Scofield or Arv Krick with questions.

Mission of the Month -  Caitlin’s Smiles

In October of 2000, shortly before her eighth birthday, Caitlin Hornung lost her battle with cancer. What friends and family learned from Caitlin was that healing is as much a mental process as it is a physical one. Caitlin always kept herself busy and happy by making little craft treasures throughout her many years of illness.  That is why, in March of 2004, her mother,  Cheryl Hornung, began Caitlin’s Smiles.
Our goal at Trinity is to bring smiles to the faces of children in the hospital.  Our group assembles baggies of treasures, each containing all the material needed to make a craft.  To pass time while in the hospital, children are busy making their own little treasures, such as book markers, key chains, bracelets, necklaces, and much, much, much more!
Our group provides a great opportunity to serve others in a very simple and easy way.  Our goal is to prepare as many baggies as we can, with each containing all the material to make a craft.  For example, a craft may call for 26 red pony beads, 12 white pony beads, 24” of white yarn, and a lanyard hook.  We have all the material, but we need volunteers to count beads, cut yarn, and make sure each baggie contains all the material to make the craft.  Since Caitlin’s Smiles started, over 1 million baggies have been assembled and given to children – that takes a lot of volunteers!  Our time volunteering helps put smiles on children’s faces when they are assembling these treasures during their stay in the hospital. Please contact Sharon Marburger at 938-1529 for more information.

Christmas Blessings Express

New Hope is holding their 8th annual Christmas Blessings Express for families struggling during Christmas.  You may have noticed a beautiful Christmas tree with paper decorations.in the Genesis Room. Written on each decoration is a description saying  ‘boy’ or ‘girl’, age, and item requested. New Hope is making a request for our congregation to please take one of the ornaments off the Christmas Blessing tree and donate what is written on their ornament. Please do not wrap your donated gift. Put it on the table in the hallway. (You may donate wrapping paper if you like). Collection continues until December 14th.  Please see Tiffany Hollinger or Carol Evertts for more information.                              Proverbs 21:26 .....”the righteous gives and does not hold back.”    

Operation Christmas Child

The deadline for delivering your shoeboxes to Trinity is Wednesday, November 14th. Please place on or under the table with the Samaritan’s Purse display in the hallway. Thank you!

New Cumberland Tree Lighting and Community Feast

On Sunday, November 18th, there will be a tree-lighting celebration at 7th and Bridge Streets. Music will be provided by the New Cumberland Town Band.  Following this, at 6 PM there will be a free Thanksgiving Feast at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 533 Bridge Street.  Worship will begin at 7 PM.  Sponsored by the New Cumberland Ministerium. All are welcome!

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

“Each time something difficult and challenging has happened to me, it has marked the beginning of a new era in my life.” ~ Kimberly Kirberger

 

As of 11/2/18

2019 Budget

The Leadership Team is currently working on the 2019 budget. A draft of the budget is now available for review in the church office until November 20. Comments and questions can be directed to Bob Rosenthal. The Team would like finish the budget at its November 26 meeting. 

New Pictorial Church Directory

Please arrange a time today (in the Genesis Room)  to have your photo taken!  Photography Dates: November 9, 10, 12, 13, 14.  You can also register with the link on the church website. Bring a canned good for New Hope Ministries on your picture day and save $5 off your order. There is no charge to have your photo in the directory.

Theme: "Grateful For The Simple Things."

Tickets are on sale now for Trinity’s delicious Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner on November 17th.   Please see Cathy Baum, Judi Meyer, Carol Evertts (717-774-3207) , or the office (717-774-7146) to purchase yours. Because we are donating all proceeds to missions, everyone must purchase  a ticket.  Cost: $8:00/Adult & $5:00/Children 10 and under.  Seated Dinner Time is 5:00 PM.  Take-out dinners available at 5:30 PM. You may donate a meal for a family, a home-bound person or a neighbor, etc. Plan to invite a friend and share God’s love through this time. All proceeds will be donated to Opioid Crisis Relief and Hurricane  survivors. 

Are You a Veteran?

If you are new to Trinity, please pick up a form in the back of the sanctuary and complete it with your service information. After completing, you may return it to the office by way of the office church mailbox in the hallway. This only needs to be done by veterans who have not previously given the  church office your information. We will honor our veterans on November 11th, Veterans Day.

Operation Christmas Child

The deadline for delivering your shoeboxes to Trinity is November 14th. Please place on or under the table with the display in the hallway. Thank you!

Turkey Contributions

Anyone who has volunteered to donate a frozen  turkey can bring it to the church prior to November 11th and put it into the kitchen freezer. Any frozen turkeys accepted on or after November 11th should be placed in the refrigerator. Fresh turkeys should be brought to the church on November 13th or 14th. Please put your name on the donation. Please contact Mike Schofield or Arv Krick if you have any questions.

Christmas Blessings Express

When entering the Genesis Room you may have noticed a beautiful Christmas tree with assorted decorations. Written on the decorations you will read a description saying  ‘boy’ or ‘girl’, age, and item requested. New Hope is holding their 8th annual Christmas Blessings Express for families struggling during Christmas. New Hope is making a request for our congregation to please take one of the ornaments off the Christmas Blessing tree and donate what is written on their ornament. Please do not wrap your donated gift. Put it on the table in the hallway. (You may donate wrapping paper if you like). Collection continues until December 14th.  Please see Tiffany Hollinger for more information. 

Proverbs 21:26 .....”the righteous gives and does not hold back.”    

Elective Class Study Topics

The Elective Class will be continuing in “Follow” by Andy Stanley through December 2nd  This study looks at what it took and will take to follow Jesus.  Starting December 9th the class will study “Faithful” by Adam Hamilton, which is looking at Christmas through Joseph’s eyes. You are welcome to join the class at 9:45 AM in the Otterbein Conference Room near the offices.

United in Love Banquet

Join with area churches on November 13 for United In Love: Christian Churches United’s (CCU) 2018 celebration banquet. Our congregation is a member in CCU, a partnership of churches running programs to help single moms and dads, families, and individuals facing homelessness, poverty and incarceration. Your support unites with many others to love thousands of our neighbors each year with crisis, mentoring or housing support. The banquet starts at 5:30pm at the Best Western Premier, 800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg with an interactive reception featuring hands on fun and a silent auction, followed by dinner with program featuring stories of lives changed and special guest speaker Tony Campolo. Join CCU for this fun, meaningful evening! More details: www.UnitedInLoveBanquet.org.  See the poster on the bulletin board and a Banquet Response Form nearby for special pricing or call: 717-230-9550.

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

“You must first believe in yourself and if you have a dream, follow it…”  ~Deborah Albright

 

As of 10/26/18

Operation Christmas Child

If you are interested in packing a shoebox this year, please see the Samaritan’s Purse display in the hallway and pick up a brochure. It will give you all the information you need to pack a shoebox and tell you the latest guidelines for what may or may not be included. You can also find all you need to know online. The deadline for delivery to Trinity is November 14th but you may bring them sooner. Thank you so much.   ~Jady

New Pictorial Church Directory

You are invited to participate in our upcoming professional photography session.  Our directory won't be complete without you!   Photography Dates: November 9, 10, 12, 13, 14.  Please schedule your session today in the Genesis Room.  You can also access the link on our website to schedule online. Bring a canned good for New Hope Ministries on your picture day and save $5 off your order.  Also, if you share your email address with Lifetouch, you will get a $10 coupon off your order. There is no charge to have your photo in the directory.

Theme: "Grateful For The Simple Things."

On Saturday, November 17th, Trinity will celebrate the JOY of a Thanksgiving dinner in Fellowship Hall with music and a wonderful meal of turkey and the trimmings plus dessert, all in an attitude of gratitude. Tickets are on sale now! Please see Cathy Baum, Judi Meyer, Carol Evertts (717-774-3207) , or the office (717-774-7146) to purchase yours.  Don’t delay! There are 175 tickets available and they are likely to sell out. Because we are donating all proceeds to missions, everyone must purchase  a ticket. All proceeds will be donated to Opioid Crisis Relief and Hurricane Florence survivors.  Dinner Time is 5:00 PM.  TAKE OUT dinners will not be available until 5:30 PM.  Cost:  $8:00/Adult and $5:00/Children 10 years and under.  You may donate a meal for a family, a homebound person or a neighbor, etc. There are extra inserts from last week at the back of the sanctuary.  Plan to invite a friend and share God’s love through this time.

Are You a Veteran?

If you are new to Trinity, please pick up a form in the back of the sanctuary and complete it with your service information. After completing, you may return it to the office by way of the office church mailbox in the hallway. This only needs to be done by veterans who have not previously given the  church office your information. We will honor our veterans on November 11th, Veterans Day.

Sunnier Side of Sixty Service

This Tuesday the Sunnier Side of Sixty service will be held in the sanctuary at 2 PM.  The theme for the service is “Why Reading the Bible Can Make Us Wiser”. This continues with the theme for 2018: A journey for a greater cause - Celebrating the “why?” of who we are! Rev. Peggy Spengler will bring the short sermon and the Singing Men from Messiah Lifeways will minister in music. Rev. Spengler is our newly appointed Pastor of Prayer, Discipleship and Evangelism. The Singing Men is a group of  approximately 30 men who are directed by Beth Sider and Vern Martin. Communion will be served to each in the pews and a Fellowship Time will follow, hosted by the Hospitality Team. Due to the larger number expected for this service the Fellowship Time will be held in the Fellowship Hall. All are invited to attend, regardless of one’s age.

Starfish Ministries

Starfish Ministries will be going to downtown Harrisburg on Sundays, November 11 and December 9.  We'd like 2-3 people from Trinity to join us.  We meet at the Bridges Restaurant which is on the corner of Second and South Streets.  From 1:00-2:00 p.m. we distribute blankets, toiletries, socks, hats, sandwiches and fruit to all that stop by.  Please sign up if you'd like to be involved.  Any questions may be directed to Carol Crossley.  DRESS WARM!

Turkey Contributions

Anyone who has volunteered to donate a frozen  turkey can bring it to the church prior to November 11th and put it into the kitchen freezer. Any frozen turkeys accepted on or after November 11th should be placed in the refrigerator. Fresh turkeys should be brought to the church on November 13th or 14th. Please put your name on the donation. Please contact Mike Scofield or Arv Krick if you have any questions.

Community Soup Fellowship Volunteers 

Community Soup Fellowship Volunteers are desperately needed for one Friday evening in November and two in December. Please place your name on the sign-up sheet in the hallway if you can help with this ministry. 

Altar Flower Sponsors Needed for November.

Please call the office if you are interested

Citrus Sale!!

One more week to sign up for Florida citrus! See the sheet in the hallway.

United in Love Banquet

Join with area churches on November 13 for United In Love: Christian Churches United’s (CCU) 2018 celebration banquet. Our congregation is a member in CCU, a partnership of churches running programs to help single moms and dads, families, and individuals facing homelessness, poverty and incarceration. Your support unites with many others to love thousands of our neighbors each year with crisis, mentoring or housing support. The banquet starts at 5:30 pm at the Best Western Premier, 800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg with an interactive reception featuring hands on fun and a silent auction, followed by dinner with program featuring stories of lives changed and special guest speaker Tony Campolo. Join CCU for this fun, meaningful evening! More details: www.UnitedInLoveBanquet.org.  See the poster on the bulletin board and a Banquet Response Form nearby for special pricing or call: 717-230-9550.

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

“When you hear the voice of God, don’t be afraid. Answer as the Hebrews did when God called to them: “heneni,” “ I am here.”  Do not hide.  ~ Karyn D. Kedar