We are a welcoming and friendly congregation that enjoys
scripture-based sermons, a wonderful music ministry and shares warm,
good-natured fellowship with our members and guests.
We accept and welcome everyone as they are!
* * * * SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICE SCHEDULE * * * *
One service at 9:00 AM
Begins SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017
through SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
Come join us for Sunday Worship and Special Events.
Pastor George P. Heberling, Interim
REGULAR WORSHIP SCHEDULE
begins September 10, 2017
8:15 a.m. Early Service 10:30 a.m. Late Service
9:15 a.m. Sunday School - Nursery -12th Grade
9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER
Available September through May
during Children's Sunday School at 9:15a and Children's Message at 10:30a service
June 4, 2017 Pentecost Sunday - Holy Communion both services Numbers 11:24-30 Psalm 104:24-34, 25b Acts 2:1-21 John 20:19-23
June 11, 2017 Trinity Sunday Genesis 1:1-2; 4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20
June 18, 2017 Father’s Day Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35-10:8, (9-23)
June 25, 2017 Genesis 21:8-21 Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39
FREE Concert in the Parking Lot
Saturday, June 24, 2017 7p-8:30p
Buzz Jones Jazz Quartet
The Buzz Jones Jazz Quartet will be performing on the parking lot on South Stratton Street, Saturday evening (in the sanctuary in case of inclement weather). The Quartet is a familiar jazz group to all of us in Gettysbrg and a popular evening of entertainment. Bring your lawn chair! Invite your family, friends, and neighbors for the first Trinity Outdoor Concert.
German Reformed Worship of 1863
July 2, 2017 9AM
Trinity’s roots and heritage are to be found in the German Reformed Church, originally founded by Ulrich Zwingli in Switzerland, but quickly spreading to southern Germany. The Reformed movement in Germany found itself at odds with the prevailing religious climate in Germany and so began the emigration to the American colonies in the early 1700’s. They particularly found a home in Pennsylvania, where they were welcomed by William Penn’s acceptance of all religious faiths.
In 1863 during the Battle of Gettysburg, Trinity served as a hospital and was occupied by the Confederate soldiers who had overrun the town. Worship services were halted and the wounded were treated there until they could be moved to the make shift hospital established east of Gettysburg.
On Sunday, July 2nd, Trinity’s worship service will reflect the worship of the German Reformed Church as it had been in 1863, with some revisions to the service from the post World War II worship included. For many of the long time members of Trinity, this may bring back many memories of the worship with which they grew up. For our visitors and those who were not raised in the German Reformed tradition, this is an opportunity to experience how our ancestors in faith worshiped over 150 years ago. We will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion during worship, as well as sing hymns from that era.
Come and join us for worship on July 2nd at 9:00 am. All are welcome and we would enjoy the opportunity to share this special time with you.
Upcoming Worship Opportunities
On Sunday, June 18th, we will begin our Summer Worship Schedule, with one service at 9:00 a We will return to the regular worship schedule on the second Sunday in September. Each Sunday during the summer months we are planning special music during worship,
so plan to attend to enjoy a variety of mu sic experiences.
You have also received index cards at morning worship services to write an answer to the question:
“If you had one hour to spend with Jesus, what would you ask him?”
During the worship services during the summer you will have an opportunity to hear answers
to some of those questions (maybe not in a direct form, but certainly indirectly).
Sunday, June 4th – Festival of Pentecost. We celebrate the birth of the Church of Jesus Christ on Pentecost Sunday when the first disciples received the full power of the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Red is the church color of the Holy Spirit, so wear red that Sunday.
We will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion during both worship services.
Sunday, June 18th - Sports Sunday. Wear the logo and or colors of your favorite sports team
as a follow up to the Men’s Outing toHarrisburg the previous evening and a symbol of Father’s Day.
Sunday, June 25th – Ed Gobrecht will be conducting worship services while George takes a break.
Sunday, July 2nd - This is the Sunday that we observe the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Trinity served as a hospital during the days of the battle and worship services were interrupted during that time. On this day we will recreate the German Reformed worship that would have been used in 1863,
as we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Sunday, July 16th – Twenty eight people from Tolland, Connecticut, United Church of Christ
will be worshiping with us this day. They will be returning from a mission trip in Appalachia and sleeping overnight at Trinity.
We will provide them with breakfast and they are staying to attend services with us.
Plan on being here that Sunday to greet them and welcome them to Trinity and to Gettysburg
as we all learn more about Trinity’s involvement during the Civil War.
Sunday, July 23rd - Peter Kuhn will be conducting worship services while George is on vacation.
Historic Church Tours of Gettysburg
Wednesdays Evening at 6p
June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23
Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, St. Paul’s AME Zion Church, Christ Lutheran Church
June 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16, & 30
Presbyterian Church, Trinity United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, St. James Lutheran Church