|Annual Picnic is June 28|
Our annual worship and picnic will be June 28
at the South Mountain Fairgrounds. Worship is
at 10:30 a.m., with lunch following at about 11:30.
For the second year in a row, Trinity is inviting
members of Zion United Church of Christ and
Lutherans from Flohr’s in McKnightstown, St. Paul
and Benders in Biglerville, and Bendersville Parish
to join us. Last year Zion withdrew from the event.
Members of other churches are welcome to join us
for worship, as well. If they give an offering in their
church’s envelope, we will direct the money to the
There is always plenty to eat and drink at these
potluck events, since everybody brings a dish to share.
But those who would like to order a half-chicken
dinner may do so. This year they will cost $5 apiece.
Sign up at church or let us know by telephone (677-8921)
or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 21,
when we need to submit the chicken order.
In addition to a side dish, everybody is also asked to
bring their own plates, knives and forks.
And why not invite a neighbor or friend along? It’s a
great way to introduce others to our vibrant, growing
What: Worship & Picnic
Date: June 28.
Time: Worship @ 10:30, picnic at 11:30.
What to bring: A friend, a relative. Plates, cutlery
and a dish to share!
Cost: The potluck is free, but if you want a barbecued
half-chicken, the cost is $5. (Sign up orders due June 21!)
|First Ever Fiesta Planned for August 29|
For years Trinity has talked about doing something
for and with our Latino neighbors. Now we are doing
something about it!
Along with members of the Latino community,
Trinity is planning a “Carnival/Fiesta” on Aug. 29
from 2 to 6 p.m. in the lower parking lot.
Planned for the free event are games for the children,
a “bounce house” for kids, a dunk tank, community
information, demonstrations and lots of food! We
will serve traditional hamburgers and hot dogs,
cotton candy and popcorn. Members of the Latino
community will serve dishes from their culture.
We are also looking for a band that can entertain us with
music from Latin America. (Know of one? Let us know.)
The event will take lots of help from anybody who can
make phone calls, do publicity, help set up, run children’s
games, flip burgers and dogs, help clean up — and just
about anything else. To learn more, come to our planning
meeting at 7 p.m. on June 17 in the Social Room.
Or contact Pastor Blezard, Dick Price, Deb Lamb or
|Hey, Kids! Get Ready for |
Vacation Bible School
This year’s Vacation Bible School will use a
“Game Show” theme to introduce children to
key figures and ideas of the Bible.
Run jointly with Zion United Church of Christ,
VBS takes place from 6:15 to 8 p.m. daily from
July 6 to 10 at Trinity. All children of the
community are invited to come! The program is free!
We’ll have songs, skits, games, snacks and fun!
Josie Pelc always does a great job organizing and
Volunteers are needed to help out, especially in
the area of arts and crafts. Call Josie if you can
lend a hand this year!
Fixing Water Pipe Leak
Pushes Up Expenses in April
Fixing a leak in an underground water pipe
serving the church contributed to expenses
surpassing income by $5,103 in April.
The pipe, just outside the front women’s
bathroom, had been leaking water for some
months into the nearby storm drain.
Investigation showed it was on church,
not borough, property, and so was our responsibility.
Fixing the leak required costly excavation, plumbing
and repaving. The bill was $3,350.
Yet even without that bill, we would still have
outspent income for April. As the table to the right
reveals, we received a total of $11,073. Absent the
repair cost, we still would have incurred a deficit
Last fall the congregation approved a 2009 budget
with expenditures of $179,335 (not including
TLC-4-TLC items). Meeting that budget requires
an average monthly income of $14,944. April’s
income of $11,073 falls short by $3,871.
Of course, church is not all about money. It’s about
serving the people of God whom Jesus died to save.
It’s about preaching, teaching and modeling the
Gospel to a world that is desperate to hear of God’s
We do this work more effectively as a church than
we ever could as individuals. We come to church to worship, grow and be refreshed, in order to then go out to God’s world.