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June 12th, the families of Trinity Lutheran Church and Grace Lutheran Church teamed up once again to “Make Waves” in downtown Lancaster! We heard the amazing story of how Jesus walked on water and invited his disciple, Peter, to follow him! We played “follow me tag”, made “worry boxes and prayer journals”, and sang songs. Make Waves VBS continues Wednesday, June 19th for Night #3 at Grace Lutheran Church. The evening starts at 5:30 pm with a family dinner! Come make waves with us.

 

As Lutherans, the foundation of what we teach is grounded in the words of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism.

Read it here:  Luther’s Small Catechism

Children’s Learning

“Children are welcome at Trinity, we want to share Jesus’ love with them, and help parents raise their children in faith. There is weekly Sunday School, starting the Sunday after Labor Day and ending the Sunday before Memorial Day weekend. Children gather for music time at 10:45 a.m. in the Parish House then hear a Bible story, make a craft, and play Bible Story games. In addition to Sunday morning learning, activities for families and children are held throughout the year.”  And, just because Sunday School takes a partial summer vacation, the learning continues with Summer Bible Story time.   Rachel Kramer, Director of Children and Family Ministry will lead our youngest disciples with a special story and activity June 9th, July 14th and August 11th.  All activity will take place in Trinity’s Cafe following worship. While the story and activities are geared to those 12 years of age and younger, everyone is welcome to take part.  The Summer Bible Story time theme is “Upside Down Bible Stories!” We will hear 3 parables from Jesus that turn our world upside down!

Junior High Learning

Confirmation age kids, 6th, 7th and 8th graders will join the Sunday School for music time at 10:45am starting in Trinity’s Chapel.   Afterwards, will go to room 205(across the hall from the choir room on the 2nd floor of the Parish House) for a lesson. Trinity’s confirmation program is a 3 year rotation. One year the students study the Old Testament, one year the students drive deeper into the New Testament, and one year the students hear all about Lutheran Theology. At the end of the program students get the opportunity to affirm their baptisms during worship and celebrate afterwards with a special Trinity Fellowship time.

Senior High Learning

Trinty’s Senior High Youth Sunday School class meets at 10:45 am in the “Youth Room” located in Trinity’s Parish House basement. These classes are discussions on the Bible and Jesus’ life through the lens of a high schooler’s life making the Bible relevant for students. Come have a great conversation with us!

Adult Learning

Each Sunday, learning opportunities for adults are offered after worship and are preceded by a time of coffee and lite snack fellowship.

  • The Adult Forum is topical and explores current faith and social issues.  For a list of topics by date, please reference the monthly newsletter. Sunday June 16th, please join us to learn about the Families in Transition Program with guest speaker Lisette Rivera
  • Faith Talk focuses on Scripture and Theology, hosting a hearty discussion of both.  The discussion is led by Doug Frazer and Tim Wentworth.  Sunday June 16th, Paul’s Letter to the Galatians continues.  Faith Talk archive of past lessons are available here:

 

 

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Family News


Vacation Bible School is Making Wave

On the second night of VBS, the families of Trinity Lutheran Church and Grace Lutheran Church teamed up again to "Make Waves" in downtown Lancaster! We heard the amazing story of how Jesus walked on water and invited his disciple, Peter, to follow him! We played "follow me tag", made "worry boxes and prayer journals", and sang songs. Make Waves VBS continues next Wednesday, June 19th for Night #3 at Grace Lutheran Church. The evening starts at 5:30 pm with a family dinner! Come make waves with us!

Vacation Bible School Kickoff

We discovered that God made people with a purpose! God created this beautiful planet and all the animals and it's up to us to take care of his creation! We sang, crafted "Beach Planters", played the "Litter Bug minute", made "Trash Castles", did "The Wave, and heard the story of Creation! Our VBS continues next Wednesday, June 12th at Trinity Lutheran Church starting at 5:30 pm with a family dinner!

Holy Trinity Hunger Garden

This past Sunday, Trinity started a summertime service project: Hunger Planters. We'll need people to volunteer to water the planters during the week. This will help our vegetables grow, which will help feed downtown Lancaster. You can sign up to water the planters in the narthex on Sunday morning. Also, if you have a home garden and would like to donate your excess fruits and vegetables, we'll gladly accept those donations

Upcoming Events


June 17, 2024

MFE Summer Music Camp

Holy Trinity's Fisher Parish House will be bustling with activity for the two week period June 17-28 as we once again host the Music for Everyone Summer Camp Each weekday, more than 60 young musicians will be in house from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

June 19, 2024

MAKE WAVES VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

You are invited to “Make Waves” as our Vacation Bible School continues this Wednesday evening. Grace Lutheran Church is teaming up with Holy Trinity Lutheran to offer an awesome Vacation Bible School! June 19th, Grace Lutheran will host. The evening will begin with a family dinner at 5:30 pm. Come and make waves with us. This is a family-style VBS. All ages are welcome. For questions contact Rachel at [email protected].

June 23, 2024

Faith Talk in the library and via zoom After Worship

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians – Chapter 3

June 23, 2024

Adult Forum

Penrose Hoover will talk with us about the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

June 30, 2024

Faith Talk in the library and via zoom After Worship

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians – Chapter 4

June 30, 2024

Adult Forum

Dusty Dommell, Lancaster Fire Department, and the work of the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT)

July 7, 2024

Lemonade on the Lawn

The tradition continues.....after worship we will gather at the green space in front of the Parish House. Lemonade, Iced Tea, many other refreshments and as always, fine fellowship. See you there.

July 12, 2024

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold their annual convention in Lancaster, July of 2024. They have chosen Holy Trinity Lutheran Church to host the memorial service. Our historic and beautiful sanctuary is a fitting venue for such an occasion.

July 14, 2024

Upside Down Summertime Bible Story Time

Over the summer Children, Tweens, and Teens are invited to hear "Upside Down" Bible stories! We're going to hear three parables Jesus tells that completely change how we think the world should work! Story time will follow worship on the July 14th. Story time will start at 10:45 a.m. in the Parish House Café. (Don't forget to join us for worship for the children's sermon as well!)

July 14, 2024

Adult Forum CAP of Lancaster

Vanessa Philbert, Chief Executive Officer of CAP Lancaster will share with us the latest work.

July 21, 2024

Adult Forum Sing Along

A Hymn Sing Along, with Chris Prestia. We’ll sing some long time favorites, and even take a request of two. Don’t miss it.

July 28, 2024

Adult Forum – Homelessness

Homelessness in Lancaster County. It may be a bigger issue than you think. A video presentation from the Hourglass Foundation and Lancaster County Homeless Coalition.

August 11, 2024

Upside Down Summer Bible Story Time

Over the summer Children, Tweens, and Teens are invited to hear "Upside Down" Bible stories! We're going to hear three parables Jesus tells that completely change how we think the world should work! Story time will follow worship August 11th. Story time will start at 10:45 a.m. in the Parish House Café. (Don't forget to join us for worship for the children's sermon as well!)