Altar Guild Committee seeking Coordinator

   Joey Kuhn, who has done a great job as chair of the Altar Guild Committee for well over a year, has asked to step down because of other commitments.  Therefore, Trinity is currently seeking someone to serve as Altar Guild Coordinator.
   While the amount of work the job requires varies from season to season in the church year, a few of the duties of the Altar Guild Coordinator is to acquire and provide assistance to the monthly volunteers who do the "behind-the-scenes" duties of preparing the sanctuary by setting up for communion, decorating during the holiday and festival seasons, and ensuring all weekly candles and other materials are ready for worship each week.  The coordinator assists with the training of any new volunteers and coordinates the ordering of the special Easter flowers and Christmas poinsettias that decorate our sanctuary during those holidays, as well as preparing the master order form and sponsorship insert of each for publication in the bulletins.  The Altar Guild Coordinator serves as chair of the Altar Guild Committee and attends and provides input at the monthly Worship & Music Committee meetings.
   Throughout the year, there are many weeks where no real "hands-on" attention is needed.  And in the weeks when there is more to do, the coordinator generally never has more than a couple hours of work in any one week.  Also, please note that Joey will be available to provide training and assistance during the transition.
   If wanting more details or interested in serving as Altar Guild Coordinator, please contact Kathy Sanders, Worship & Music Committee chairperson, or Pastor Ben.

Awesome Outdoor Summer Activities
planned for What's Cookin'!

for ... Youth:  Pre-K to Grade 6

    It's been a great year studying, eating, and laughing together!  The fun continues throughout the summer with these monthly What's Cookin' activities.  As always, friends are welcome to every event!

Fire Pit Fun!
Join us at Trinity from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for an evening by the fire pit.
Bring snacks to share.

Backyard Movie Night!
You're invited to the home of Jeff and Jenni Kane of Biglerville from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
for an enjoyable evening and movie night.  Don't forget to bring
your lawn chairs and snacks to share!

Pool Party!
When and Where:  Information coming soon!

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And, ... we look forward to seeing you again at our monthly
Wednesdays of What's Cookin' in the Fall of 2017.

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Contact Carol Cogliano if you have any questions about What's Cookin'.
(CoglianoCL@gmail.com or 717-677-9895)


Fundraising for SpiriTrust Lutheran

    The Annual Fundraising Drive for the SpiriTrust Lutheran -- The Village at Gettysburg Auxiliary is currently in progress.  See Trinity's Auxiliary Representative Marcia Phillips, if you would like to contribute.

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 Trinity. If interested in supporting the youth programs and/or have ideas you would like to share, plan to attend.

Join the Golden Rule Sunday School Class
for Lunch on July 31 

   The Golden Rule Sunday School Class Luncheon will be held on Monday, June 26, 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!

Summer Christian Education

* July 9, 16 & 30 and August 13 *

   Join us in the backyard of the parsonage to participate in the 'Confirmation Class You Always Wanted'.  You will have an opportunity to go through some of the exercises the current confirmation students use (adjusted to adult abilities).  There will be a review of things that were probably once taught, and also explore some new ideas!  Low amounts of homework, high amounts of engagement.
Save the dates.  Time:  7:00 P.M.

2017 Vacation Bible School
Scheduled for July!

An 'action-packed' week of superhero adventures
is planned for this summer's
2017 Vacation Bible School.

"Calling All Kids ~ Age 3 to Grade 6 ... Report to
Hero Central on July 17 to 21 from 6:15 to 8 p.m.!"

    'HERO CENTRAL' is the headquarters for all our community superheroes planning to report in to this year's cooperative Vacation Bible School program being held at:

*  Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church  *
38 North High Street, Arendtsville, PA
Phone:  717-677-8921

   All you superheroes will have the opportunity to go on some awesome adventures alongside some of your favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities (heart, courage, wisdom, hope, and power) that make you truly heroic in God.  As you soar to new heights, you will discover your strength in God and enjoy fantastic Bible stories, epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, awesome snacks, and have a really super good time!  Plus, don't forget to invite your friends to 'Hero Central', too!  ALL children of the community are welcome.


For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help,
please contact 'Hero Central' Headquarters Director
Josie Pelc at 717-677-9448.


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:  Deborah Seils (chair), Karen Menges, and Susan Pyron.

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.

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 677-6901 (home) or 339-6834 (cell).


Community Breakfast at St. Paul on July 29

    Everyone is invited to the Community Breakfast at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 25 Franklin St., Biglerville, on Saturday, July 29, 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 Harold Kint at 337-3087 or the St. Paul church office at 677-6365.

Upper Adams Prayer Breakfast
to Meet on July 11

    The Upper Adams Prayer Breakfast will meet on Tuesday, July 11, when the group moves its meeting to the second Tuesday to avoid Independence Day.  Join us that day at 7:45 a.m. at The Apple Bin, located on Rt. 234 between Arendtsville and Biglerville.  Deacon Steve Huete of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church in Buchanan Valley will head the breakfast gathering for the first time.
   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 fresh insights of Deacon Huete.



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