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
SUMMER SUNDAY WORSHIP
(June 15 to August 31, 2014)
Summer Sunday School is available for Nursery through Grade 5 during the 9:00 AM service.
WORSHIP DURING AUGUST 2014
August 3, 2014 Holy Communion
"Our Daily Bread" (4th in Summer Series)
August 10, 2014
"Joseph Forgave His Brothers" (5th in Summer Series)
August 17, 2014
"Lead Us Not . . . ." (6th in Summer Series)
August 24, 2014
"Is It God's?" (7th in Summer Series)
August 31, 2014
"The Lord's Prayer" (Final in Summer Series)
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:
Sunday, August 31 - Sunday School Pancake Breakfast/Open House and Holiday Bazaar craft and pot luck lunch in the Fellowship Hall following the 9:00 AM Service.
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 Class
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.
FROM THE PASTOR
There’s no hiding place ‘round here,
There’s no hiding place ‘round here,
I went to the rock to hide my face,
But the rock cried out “no hiding place” -
There’s no hiding place ‘round here.
The words above I heard in a haunting melody when I lived in southeastern Kentucky, up a holler. I’m not sure what it means. The rocky hillsides and creeks? Perhaps. But just maybe the rock is Jesus. Paul writes:
For they drank from the spirited rock that followed them,and the rock was Christ. (1 Cor. 10:4)
He was referencing the rock of Exodus 17 that provided water for the thirsty Israelites, saying that Jesus is the rock that provides living water to all who thirst.
Don’t know about you, but I have needed the rock steady presence of Jesus in my life. I really do treasure that old hymn “rock of ages, cleft for me”. I’ve even had some pretty good old Chevrolet trucks that have been “like a rock” (their current marketing slogan), but they can’t compare to the bedrock of faith that I have found in his word, in the church, and in times of prayer.
I read recently that Welsh prayers would often end “in the strong name of Jesus Christ”. It is strong, isn’t it? Like a rock.