CHURCH COMMITTEES The governing body of our church is the congregational membership. The vote of a majority of members present at any official meeting shall be the action of the church. The executive body of our church is the Consistory. It is composed of 6 elders and 6 deacons elected at the annual meeting of the membership. Consistory members serve for terms of 3 years. Since the mid-sixties, Trinity has been well organized with the creation of 14 committees; each committee is appointed by, and responsible to the Consistory. Committee members also serve three-year terms. ONGOING SMALL GROUPS We have volunteers from our congregation who share their talents, skills and resources by forming small groups. With various purposes and functions from fund raising and outreach projects to performing office work and enriching spiritual and personal growth, our ongoing small groups are a vital part of our church.
For more information about the functions of each committee and for a list and purposes of our small groups,please click on this link Committee and Small Groups.
Sunday School - Begins Sunday, September 10th at 9:15a
This year there will be two classes for younger people:
The Preschool/lower Grades class is being taught by Roberta Weiant.
The class for 3rd through 5th grades is being taught by Suhua Dong.
Once again there will be a sign language interpreter available for these Sunday School classes.
The Adult Bible Class meets in the Church Parlor at 9:30 A.M. on Sunday starting on September 10.
The Fall Quarter is entitled “Covenant with God” with scripture from the Old Testament.
John Fuss is the leader with help from others. Everyone is invited to attend.
International Students Bible Study We are planning something new at Trinity this fall by inviting the international students
from Gettysburg College to participate in a Bible Study at the church, beginning on
Saturday, September 16th, and meeting weekly.
Suhua Dong is taking leadership for this opportunity and she says that there will
be approximately ninety students at the college from China.
For them to better understand western culture, it is important for them to have some awareness of the influences and mind set that can only come from studying the Bible. We are hop-ing that some of them might be interested in learning more and will offer this opportunity as a way for these students to learn and to grow. Please lift up this invitation in your thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks. We will have to see how they respond.
Sign Language Classes Return!
Classes will begin on Thursday, October 5th from 7p-8:30p. It will be an 8 week course. Cost is $50 for the course.
The Sign Interpreter will be in Children’s Sunday School then staying for the Children’s message at the 10:30 service.
Called 2 Care will meet at 9a on September 9th in the Parlor.
These past weeks have been a learning experience for me and I realize we don’t do near enough for our Trinity Family when there is an emergency. If you have ideas and suggestions (even if you are not listed as a member of this Committee) I pray you will join us. We really need to re-think how we can make Called 2 Care better. Suzy Miller
Blessing Box: “Take What You Need – Give What You Can” Trinity will be placing a Blessing Box near the High Street doors. Anyone can place items in the box with the hopes that people in need can find something, whether it’s laundry soap, bath items (soap,razors, shampoo, deodorant, etc), toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.
FAREWELL AND THANK YOU!
Several generations of young people at Trinity have experienced a wonderful Christian Education opportunity in the Sunday School. They have great memories of all they have learned and received in that time. A great big thank you goes to Ann Walsh for providing ongoing leadership to Trinity’s Sunday School and serving as Christian Education Director for many years. Ann has decided that it is time for her to step down from that position, effective June 1st. We say thank you to Ann and express our appreciation for her devoted and faithful service. We wish her well in all the many projects and programs that consume her time and energy, among them Compassionate Friends and the children’s theater of Gettysburg, and look forward to seeing her in the Senior Choir.
Make Your Day!
Visit a shut-in!
It will make their day . . . .
HOSS'S Cash Cow!
Thursday, October 12th 11a-11p. Hope to see you there!
July did not meet the minimum requirement of $300.
The total net sales were $212.99, therefore, there were no earnings this time.
You must have a coupon to present when ordering. Coupons available at the church.
DISTRIBUTING COUPONS ON HOSS’S PROPERTY IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND
WILL DISQUALIFY OUR ORGANIZATION! Thank you for your cooperation.