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To accomplish our purpose of building a thriving community, Holy Trinity Church partners with these organizations and ministries.

 

Internationally

Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre of Tanzania
http://www.almc.or.tz/

The Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre is a Christian Hospital providing accessible, affordable, and excellent specialized health care in the region. The Centre proclaims the love of Jesus Christ by serving the whole person through provision of specialized care, training and research.

 

Operation Bootstrap Africa.
https://bootstrapafrica.org/

Founded in 1965, Operation Bootstrap Africa (OBA) is a non-profit organization that partners with communities in Tanzania, Kenya, and Madagascar. Grounded in a “self-help” philosophy, Bootstrap works in partnership with local groups, uses local resources, and follows local priorities.

 

The Nazareth Project
https://nazarethproject.org/

Nazareth Project (NPI) was founded in 1990 to strengthen the healing and educational ministries of Nazareth Hospital and the School of Nursing in Nazareth, Israel.

 

 Sirua Aulo Water Project
https://siruaaulo.wedid.it/

Founded by Holy Trinity member Eric Slaugh, the goal of the Sirua Aulo Water Project is to provide reliable drinking water to the students, staff, and surrounding community of the Sirua Aulo Academy in Kenya.

 

Regionally

Interfaith Partnership for the Chesapeake
https://www.interfaithchesapeake.org/

Our mission is to ignite the power of faith communities in the Chesapeake region to honor all of Creation by working together to protect and restore our shared watershed. There are over *19,000 congregations in the Chesapeake watershed.

 

Lower Susquehanna Synod of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)
https://www.lss-elca.org/

Lower Susquehanna Synod is where the hungry are fed as we have been fed by Christ. We welcome all because God welcomes all.

 

Locally

Crispus Attucks Community Center
https://caplanc.org/our-programs/safety-empowerment/crispus-attucks-community-center/

Crispus Attucks Community Center strives to improve the quality of life for youth and families in Lancaster by providing services that promote community prosperity, physical and mental health; and by offering programs and cultural events which preserve the African American heritage.

 

Lancaster Downtown Investment District
http://lancastercityalliance.org/community-resources/lancaster-downtown-investment-district-authority-did/

The Lancaster Downtown Investment District is located in the heart of Lancaster City. Property owners in the DID pay for the services and amenities that help to support a vibrant downtown. Since its creation in 1992, the DID has undergone two boundary expansions at the request of property owners and seen enormous growth as a result of the valuable services it provides. The DID has an executive director and an 11-member Board of Directors consisting of City residents, business owners, and stakeholders. The Lancaster City Alliance manages the Downtown Investment District.

 

Historic Woodward Hill Cemetery
http://www.woodwardhillcemetery.com/

Founded in 1852 by Trinity Lutheran Church, Woodward Hill Cemetery is one of Lancaster’s significant historic sites. The cemetery was the largest and most elaborate of the new “rural” cemeteries established in the mid- nineteenth century, designed as vital open space, allowing for recreation as well as veneration of the dead. The final resting place of many notable clergy, veterans, education, civic and business leaders, Woodward Hill’s best known grave site belongs to James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States. The cemetery occupies 32 acres and contains approximately 13,750 graves. In 2005 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places

 

Lancaster City Merchant Committee
http://lancastercityalliance.org/

The Merchant Committee is an outreach of the Lancaster City Alliance (LCA). The Lancaster City Alliance is a non-profit that cultivates partnerships with business, local communities, the arts, education, non-profits, and government to ensure Lancaster is a clean, safe, and vibrant City for all.

 

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service through Bethany Christian Services
https://www.lirs.org/

For over 80 years, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has been a champion for refugees and migrants from around the globe. Our legacy of compassionate service has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who have found safety and hope in America’s communities. Our history reflects American Lutherans’ deep immigrant roots and passionate commitment to welcoming newcomers, especially those who are most in need. Through the Long Welcome, we help ensure that refugees and migrants are protected, embraced and empowered in a world of just and welcoming communities.

 

Parish Resource Center
https://parishresourcecenter.org/

Parish Resource Center, a 501(c)3, was founded 42 years ago in Lancaster. We exist to help organizations which, although diverse in size, mission, and geographical location, seek to serve the common good in their community. Our approach is practical. We share resources and ideas by providing programming to churches and nonprofits. Our aim is to increase the capacity of organizations’ staff, volunteers, and boards so that they can more effectively deliver their goals and mission.

 

Samaritan Counseling Center
https://scclanc.org/

Samaritan Counseling Center fosters hope and healing for the emotional, mental, and relational health of all people.  We recognize that injustice and inequity exist in our community—and at some level, within all of our hearts.  We support health and equality for persons of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, family structures, socioeconomic backgrounds, disabilities, and orientations to spirituality.  We are committed to recognizing and acknowledging our own shortcomings and blinders, to identifying how we may better cultivate diversity and inclusion, and to making our building both literally and figuratively accessible.  At this time and always, we desire to serve while being mindful of the needs for social justice, kindness, caring, humility, and humanity in all that we do.

 

Lancaster County Food Hub
https://lancasterfoodhub.org/

Helping our neighbors thrive through sharing the resources they need most: food, clothing, & shelter all with faith & compassion!

 

Lancaster Chapter of the NAACP (Silver Life Member
https://naacp.org/

The Mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of right of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
https://www.mlkjrfund.org/

The mission of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, a 501 (c) 3 organization, is to provide scholarships for J.P. McCaskey High School graduating seniors who have been accepted to an accredited higher education program and have demonstrated financial need. Funds will be raised by the Board of Directors and awarded to accomplished students who reflect Dr. King’s ideals of commitment to school, community, family, and faith.

 

Bridge of Hope
https://bridgeofhopeinc.org/

Their mission is to engage Christian faith communities in ending family homelessness through neighboring relationships that demonstrate Christ’s love.  Whether ​you ​are ​an ​individual, ​Christian ​agency ​or ​faith ​community, ​you ​can ​make ​a difference ​in ​ending ​family ​homelessness. ​Start ​making ​an ​impact ​and ​get ​involved.

Make a Gift to Support Our Mission

At Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, we believe and teach that all we have is a Gift from God. As good stewards of these gifts, we share as we are able with sacrifice and gratitude.Through our generosity we can express our Love, Faith and Thanksgiving. As the Psalmist writes: “The Earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.” (Psalms 24.1)

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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!)