Matthew 14:13-21 August 13, 2017 Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Psalm105:1-6, 16-22, 45b Romans 10:5-15
Matthew 14:22-33 August 20, 2017 Genesis 45:1-15 Psalm 133 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15: (10-20) 21-28 August 27, 2017 Exodus 1:8 -2:10 Psalm 124 Romans 12:1-8
September 3, 2017
German Reformed Worship of 1863
July 2, 2017 9AM
Trinity’s roots and heritage are to be found in the German Reformed Church, originally founded by Ulrich Zwingli in Switzerland, but quickly spreading to southern Germany. The Reformed movement in Germany found itself at odds with the prevailing religious climate in Germany and so began the emigration to the American colonies in the early 1700’s. They particularly found a home in Pennsylvania, where they were welcomed by William Penn’s acceptance of all religious faiths.
In 1863 during the Battle of Gettysburg, Trinity served as a hospital and was occupied by the Confederate soldiers who had overrun the town. Worship services were halted and the wounded were treated there until they could be moved to the make shift hospital established east of Gettysburg.
On Sunday, July 2nd, Trinity’s worship service will reflect the worship of the German Reformed Church as it had been in 1863, with some revisions to the service from the post World War II worship included. For many of the long time members of Trinity, this may bring back many memories of the worship with which they grew up. For our visitors and those who were not raised in the German Reformed tradition, this is an opportunity to experience how our ancestors in faith worshiped over 150 years ago. We will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion during worship, as well as sing hymns from that era.
Come and join us for worship on July 2nd at 9:00 am. All are welcome and we would enjoy the opportunity to share this special time with you.
Upcoming Worship Opportunities
Please remember that Trinity celebrates one worship service at 9:00 am
during the summer months, returning to the two worship format on Sunday, September 10th.
Sunday, July 2nd -- This is the Sunday that we observe the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Trinity served as a hospital during the days of the battle and worship services were interrupted during that time. On this day we will recreate the German Reformed worship that would have been used in 1863, as we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Sunday, July 16th – Twenty eight people from Tolland, Con-necticut, United Church of Christ will be worshiping with us this day. They will be returning from a mission trip in Appala-chia and sleeping overnight at Trinity. We will provide them with breakfast and they are staying to attend services with us. Plan on being here that Sunday to greet them and welcome them to Trinity and to Gettysburg as we all learn more about Trinity’s involvement during the Civil War; John Fuss has graciously vol-unteered to share this history during the service.
Sunday, July 23rd -- Peter Kuhn will be conducting worship services while George is on vacation.
Sunday, July 30th -- Outdoor Worship Service and Picnic
Sunday, August 6th – Celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion
Sunday, August 13th and Sunday, August 20th – Ed Gobrecht will be conducting worship services while George is on vacation
Historic Church Tours of Gettysburg
Wednesdays Evening at 6p
June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23
Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, St. Paul’s AME Zion Church, Christ Lutheran Church
June 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16, & 30
Presbyterian Church, Trinity United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, St. James Lutheran Church