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 NOVEMBER 2014
November 2, 2014
Holy Communion/All Saints Remembrance
"Bind Us Together"
November 9, 2014 “And The Walls Come a-Tumblin' Down" Galatians 5:16-24
November 16, 2014 “Rocky VII" Matthew 25:14-30
November 23, 2014 Reign of Christ
"The Least of These"
November 30, 2014
Holy Communion/First Sunday in Advent
"A Pebble in Your Shoe"
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.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 8am to 6 pm - Holiday Bazaar “Christmas Around the World”
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
I have a friend in Ohio that loves old cars. We first met over a mutual love of Edsels. At thetime we both had a 1959 model. Over the years we bought and sold about a half a dozen (not all Edsels) cars, motorhomes, what-have you to one another. When we would look at vehicles, one of his favorite expressions was “It just needs a father”. His meaning was that it was probably an OK purchase, basically sound. Nothing that a few afternoons of scrubbing and cleaning, wrenching and sanding, replacing and tinkering, wouldn’t fix.
I think of that not only in cars and trucks, but also when I see a dilapidated, perhaps simply neglected old house. I’m driving along thinking “Let’s see. . . . Lift up the porch, take off the shutters, new windows, some paint, replace a few bottom shingles . . . .” Wendy will say “that house needs you.” She also thinks that I’m often a little too optimistic . . . .
There are a lot of single moms and families out there that “just need a father”. All of the social scientists agree on the effect of a stable home life on children. Not to mention the financial burden on single moms (and grandparents) to provide for young'uns. That drum has been beaten often and regularly.
What about the individual application? Aren’t many of us a little battle worn, lacking in tenderloving care? I’ve got some dents and scratches, and sometimes my fluid levels are low. I need a father.
Remember that old poem, “The Touch of the Master’s Hand”? It’s about a violin at auction. People only offer a few dollars for it, to the auctioneer’s chagrin. There is a pause as a gentleman walks to the front, picks up the violin, adjusts the strings slightly, and then plays wonderful music. Hearing it’s newfound value, the price now skyrockets. And the final valuation: it was made worthy by “the touch of the master’s hand”