'Shelter for TLC'

For He will conceal me in His shelter in the day of adversity;  (Psalm 27:5)

    The church roof was in need of repairs, and the work has now been completed.  If you would like to make a donation towards this project, please consider purchasing a roof panel or a portion of a roof panel to help defray the cost of the roof.  That way, if we ever need to seek shelter, at least we know we will be dry!

Yes!  I'd like to help shelter the church!

Name: __________________________________

_______  Giving Envelope Number

I'd like to buy:  (Check One)

                                                                                              _____  Two Panels $280

                                                                                              _____  One Panel $140

                                                                                              _____  Half Panel $70

                                                                                              _____  Other Donation $______

"Thank You!"

EIMI Classes and Senior High Youth Meetings

    The EIMI Confirmation Classes and Senior High Youth Meetings have begun for 2018-2019 and are generally held each Sunday evening at Trinity Lutheran Church, Arendtsville, unless otherwise noted.  The EIMI (Confirmation) Class, primarily for Grades 7 to 9, and the Senior High Youth Meeting, primarily for Grades 9 to 12, meet from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. from September to May.  Both groups meet for fellowship, study, and activities.
    For more details or if having questions about these programs, please contact Pastor Ben Siebert (EIMI Classes) at 419-953-8158 or pastorbensiebert@gmail.com or Pastor Wes Smith (Senior High Youth Meetings) at 717-677-0911 or rev.bwsmith@gmail.com.

What's Cookin' to meet ...
Wednesday, March 20

- All Youth (Pre-K to Grade 6) Are Invited! -

    Join us on Wednesday, March 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 38 North High Street, Arendtsville, for a great time at What's Cookin'.  The evening begins with a light meal together (parents/youth/guests) followed by a Bible lesson and activity.  Dinnertime stories (parables of Jesus) are being featured for the 2018-2019 What's Cookin' program.  January's dinnertime story:  "The Parable of the Good Samaritan."  We look forward to seeing you there!

Join the Golden Rule Sunday School Class
for Lunch on March 25 

    The Golden Rule Sunday School Class Luncheon will be held on Monday, March 25, at 11:30 a.m. at the Cameo Drive-in, 1425 Carlisle Road (Rt. 34N), Aspers -- formerly Shank's Drive-in near Bendersville.  All are welcome to join us!

"Adopt A Member"

    Trinity members and/or families are being asked to consider adopting one of our members on the shut-in list.  During the year, you would keep in touch with that person through visits, cards, phone calls, or other thoughtful ways to let them know that they are special and being thought of by their church family.  If interested or wanting more information, contact Ruth Sobotor or call the church office at 717-677-8921 or office@trinityarendtsville.org.

UACT Youth Committee Meets
Fourth Monday of the Month
   The UACT (Upper Adams Christians Together) Youth Committee generally meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ, Arendtsville.  If interested in supporting the youth programs and/or have ideas you would like to share, plan to attend.


Mutual Ministry is Always Available to Listen!
   The Mutual Ministry Committee wants you to know that we are available to hear your concerns and suggestions about church life.  We also would like to hear about church projects that are going well that you want to recognize or your ideas for spiritual growth in the congregation and the community.
    The committee acts as a liaison between the Pastor and the congregation, and all discussions are kept confidential.  We are eager to hear from you.  If you have a concern, ideas, or a compliment, we urge you to contact us.  Committee members are:  Susan Pyron (chair), Abby Cogliano, Karen Menges, Kelly Pelc, and Dick Price.

Sunday Sermons are Available via Podcast

    Each sermon from Trinity's Sunday services is available via Trinity's podcast.  Just search for "Trinity Lutheran Church:  Arendtsville" in iTunes or find it on the church's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Trinityarendtsville.  

Trinity's "Wellness Group' Available to Assist

    Because of several past events with some of our Trinity members, it was suggested that a "Wellness Group" be established.  The purpose of this group would be to perform wellness checks on Trinity members who live alone.  A volunteer would agree to call a designated member either daily or twice daily to verify that they are okay.  The number of calls per day and time of day would be determined by the individual member living alone.  Each prospective member would be contacted to see if they wish to participate in this program.  If interested, a volunteer would be assigned to that person.

    The following information would be provided by each member:
  •   Telephone number where they can be reached.
  •   An emergency contact person if they are not reachable.
  •   The name of someone who would have access to their residence.
  •   Time of day and frequency of wellness calls.
  •   Agree to advise their volunteer if they plan to be away from their residence.
    This program has been established and is currently available.  Anyone willing to serve as a volunteer or if you know a Trinity member or community person who is interested in being on the Wellness Call List, please contact Dick Price at 717-677-6901 (home) or 717-339-6834 (cell).

Will YOU please help the local children
in our Upper Adams School District?

    John's Meals needs your help!  The volunteers for John's Meals pack and deliver three weekend meals and snacks to the children from food insecure homes in the Upper Adams community.  We provide these weekend meals to the children at the Arendtsville, Bendersville, and Biglerville Elementary Schools during the school year.
    BUT -- We need more teams to pack and deliver weekend meals since expanding our mission!
    The volunteer teams should consist of three to four people to pack food bags and then deliver and hand out the bags to children at an elementary school at 3:00 p.m. at the end of the week.  Each team would be scheduled to deliver the weekend meals approximately once a month.  We can provide assistance to volunteers to apply for security clearances as required by the school district.
    PLEASE consider volunteering for this outreach to the children in our community!  It would be great if all of our area churches could provide one or more teams to become involved in this mission!  Please contact Pam Taylor, John's Meals Volunteer coordinator, at taylor245@comcast.net or 717-528-8470.


Upper Adams Prayer Breakfast
to Meet on Tuesday, April 2

    The Upper Adams Prayer Breakfast will meet on Tuesday, April 2, with a special guest speaker.  Join us at 7:45 a.m. at The Apple Bin, located on Rt. 234 between Arendtsville and Biglerville.
   All are invited to attend this multi-denominational breakfast event to enjoy a morning of good food and fellowship, music, and the opportunity to hear the insights and experiences of our speaker.  Be sure to save the date to join us!

Community Breakfast at St. Paul
on March 23

    Everyone is invited to the Community Breakfast at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 25 Franklin St., Biglerville, on Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 a.m.  This monthly event offers a delightful breakfast, great fellowship, and an inspirational message.  To RSVP or to get more information, contact the St. Paul church office at 717-677-6365.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets Fridays

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at Christ Lutheran Church, 1420 Center Mills Road, Aspers, on Fridays from 7 to 8 p.m.  A.A. is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. 



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