We are a welcoming and friendly congregation that enjoys scripture-based sermons, a wonderful music ministry and share warm, good-natured fellowship with our members and guests.We accept and welcome everyone as they are!
Come join us for Sunday Worship and Special Events.
Rev. Stephen W. Broache, Pastor
Regular Services 8:15 AM and 10:30 AM
9:15 AM Sunday School for Grades 6-12 and Adults
10:30 AM Sunday School for Nursery - Grade 5
WORSHIP DURING SEPTEMBER 2014
September 7, 2014
"Two or Three . . . .Gathered" Matthew 18:15-20; Exodus 12:1-14
September 14, 2014
"A Case for . . . ." Matthew 18:21-35; Romans 14:1-12
September 21, 2014
"The Word of Grace" Matthew 20:1-16
September 28, 2014
"Give Us Water" Exodus 17:1-7
SAVE THE DATES:
Adult Confirmation - We will be offering to the public a special series entitled "Adult Confirmation.: The ninety minute classes, led by Trinity's pastor, Rev. Stephen W. Broache, will be offered in two time slots: Mondays @ 6:00 PM beginning September 8th and Wednesdays @ 10:00 PM beginning September 10th. The nine week series and all materials are free. Free parking is available. For further information, call the church office 717-334-7266, Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM or our website.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 – “Invite a Friend” Sunday and Trinity Fall Dinner-Invite one of your neighbors or friends to join us for worship and fellowship at Trinity. After the 10:30 a.m. service will be our Trinity Fall Dinner at Fellowship Hall that will feature a “Chili Cook Off”. For contest and dinner details, refer to the Trinity news page.
OPEN TO OUR TRINITY FAMILY AND GETTYSBURG COMMUNITY
Everyone is welcome to attend!
Adult Confirmation ClassSyllabus
Would you like to know more about the Bible, church history, the United Church of Christ, our church, and your place in it? This Fall, We will be offering to the public a special series entitled "Adult Confirmation.
The ninety minute classes, led by Trinity's pastor, Rev. Stephen W. Broache, will be offered in two time slots: The nine week series and all materials are free. Free parking is available.
Classes will start Monday, September 8th from 6p-7:30p and Wednesday, September 10th from 10a-11:30a until November 19th here at Trinity UCC. For further information, call Deb at the church office 717-334-7266, Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM or our website.
Adult Confirmation - September 8th – November19th
Mondays beginning September 8th6:00 PM – 8:30 PMWednesdays beginning September 10th10: AM – 11:30 AM
Trinity United Church of ChristRev. Stephen W. Broache717-778-1136
September 8/10Introduction, OverviewPollyanna (15min)Genesis 18:22b-33
The Church Year
September 15/17History of the BiblePollyanna (15 min)Exodus 15:1-12“How the Bible Came to be”
HW: Questions 19-40
September 29/October 1Biblical LiteraturePollyanna (15 min)1 Samuel 2:1-10
HW: Questions 1-40
October 6/8History of ChristianityPollyanna (15 min)1 Kings 3:3-10
HW: Favorite Hymn
October 13/15Reformed/Trinity HistoryPollyanna (15 min)Psalm 23
October 20/22United Church of ChristPollyanna orMatthew 6:9-15
History and PolityBest Christmas Pageant EverLuke 11:2-4
HW:Questions 55-68(15 min)
November 3/5Bible TranslationsBest Christmas Pageant EverLuke 18:9-14HW: Questions 69-83(15 min)(Kyrie eleison)Write a prayer
November 10/12Christian Symbols/Best Christmas Pageant EverLuke 22:39-44 Sanctuary Symbolism(15 min)
November 17/19The Sacraments:Best Christmas Pageant EverJohn 17:9,Baptism and Communion,(15 min) John 20-21, 25-26Confirmation Test
Fruit of the Spirit_______Ten Commandments_______Great Commandment_______Prayer_________
FROM THE PASTOR
"So Jacob rose early in the morning, and he took the stone which he had
put under his head and set it up for a pillar . . . ." Genesis 28:18
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he anointed me to preach
good news to the poor. He has sent me . . . ."Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18
Living adjacent to so much history is exhilarating to me. By foot or pedal-bike, I transport myself to the troop movements, encampments, the sights and sounds, and what it meant to the history of our country. The wonder of life in Gettysburg.
I am always intrigued by the individual monuments. I know of about a half a dozen that mark the locations of the deaths of individual soldiers. Where Reynolds fell, George Ward, Henry Merwin, Samuel Zook, Lewis Armistead, the stone carvings on Little Round Top, the stone in the woods where a soldier was brought to rest and died (thanks John Lucas)
. . . And of course the Jennie Wade house (albeit a civilian). The bullet hole is still in the door!
The big story, the corporate story—told by the guides—is what tourists mostly hear. Regiments were here, they went there, the cannons were moved to here, the wounded were taken to there . . . And they do tell of the individual personalities involved in the decision-making. But the individuals (with a monument or stone carving for posterity) link me to the families, and even to those regiments that cared enough to mark where a comrade/friend gave "the ultimate sacrifice". I get a few goose-bumps.
We preachers aim a lot at those individual goose-bumps. Like the stories of Jesus, we aim at each listener and hope that our stories hit the heart. And even if (I know I do) hope that the corporate (all church, all believer) meaning hits home as well — we are all in this together —we are praying that our words and thoughts move one person . . . . And then one person . . . . Isn’t that how the gospel changed the world? Let the words and story of Jesus (not my feeble recounting of it) move you. Exhilarate someone else.