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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


Mardis Gras Brunch at Holy Trinity

The second annual mardis gras event at Trinity. Food, decorations, arts and crafts, games for the young and the young at heart(look to the right)

Mardis Gras Brunch at Holy Trinity

Mardis Gras Brunch at Holy Trinity

The all new air guitar was on display

Upcoming Events


February 23, 2024

Special Lenten Study

Study during Lent - Rev. Penrose Hoover presents “The Passion of Jesus: A Harmony of the Gospels” on Fridays in the Café at 11:00 a.m. through March 22.

February 25, 2024

Faith Talk – held in the library at 10:45 am and via zoom

John 18:28-40 Jesus before Pilate. What is truth? The people choose Barabbas.

February 25, 2024

Adult Forum A discussion about Lent

Lent. Do we observe it, celebrate it, practice it? Maybe all three? After all, the word Lent doesn't appear anywhere in the Bible. Pastor Linda and Cliff help us better understand this important event in the Church year.

February 26, 2024

Lay Academy Class

Monday evenings during Lent at 7 p.m. in the Parish House library. Join Dr. Horton for an in-depth study and discussion of Kevin Vost's text The Seven Deadly Sins: A Thomistic Guide to Vanquishing Vice and Sin. The book is now available in the church office. The cost is $16.00.

March 3, 2024

Faith Talk – held in the library at 10:45am and via zoom

John 19:1-16 Jesus is mocked, scourged and condemned. Behold the man, and the people yell Crucify Him!

March 3, 2024

Adult Forum – Let’s talk about Committees at HT

A presentation led by Loren Good. A review of Holy Trinity's Committees. Their mission, their work, might you be interested in learning more?

March 10, 2024

Faith Talk – Held in the library at 10:45am and via zoom

John 19:16-42 Crucified, Died and was Buried

March 10, 2024

Adult Forum – Lancaster Farmland Trust

Jeff Swinehart, CEO of Lancaster Farmland Trust, will share with us the work they are doing to protect our valuable resource - Farmland.

March 17, 2024

Adult Forum – How do Anabaptists observe Lent

Dr. Steve Nolt will join us again. He'll share with us how the Anabaptist Faith observes/practices Lent and the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Lord.

March 17, 2024

Faith Talk – Held in the library at 10:45am and via zoom

John 20:1-18 Resurrection and Mary Magdalene, the first witness

March 22, 2024

Easter Egg Stuffing Party & Fish Fry

Join the fun at the Holy Trinity Egg stuffing party. In preparation for the Easter Egg Hunt which will be held Saturday, March 30th. we will gather for a fish fry and prepare eggs. We'll meet at 5:30 in the auditorium and enjoy good food and fellowship.

March 24, 2024

Adult Forum – The History of the Hampton Plantation

Neicy DeShields-Moulton, genealogist - The Hampton Plantation: Its history of slavery, forced labor and wealth.

March 30, 2024

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will hold the annual community Easter Egg Saturday,March 30th beginning at 10:00 a.m. This event will be rain or shine! Tell your friends and neighbors! (and, if you wish, bring your own basket)

April 4, 2024

Quest for Learning (Spring classes begin)

Spring 2024 Quest for Learning begin April 4th. Classes are held in the Parish House and Sanctuary. You can get more details at https://www.questlancaster.org/

April 5, 2024

Silent Movie Night

Don Kinnier will bring a silent movie to life when he returns to Holy Trinity for this special event. Make your first Friday in April special and join us for this memorable show.

April 7, 2024

Adult Forum – International Ministry at Holy Trinity

Loren Good lead a panel discussion with members of the International Ministry Committee. We'll learn about their work and mission.

April 21, 2024

Adult Forum – The ELCA – Young Adults in Mission(YAGM)

Quentin Bernhard – an alum of this mission who was part of the cohort in Senegal will share his experience about this wonderful ministry.

April 27, 2024

African American Historical Society Annual Tea at Trinity

The South Central, PA chapter will hold their Annual Tea event Saturday, April 27th at Holy Trinity.

April 28, 2024

Annual report to the congregation from the Vestry

In lieu of adult forum we will gather in the auditorium after worship for fellowship and a meal followed by an annual report from vestry. Please plan to attend. Another opportunity to listen and ask questions.

May 17, 2024

MLK Scholarship Event

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church hosts the 43rd annual MLK Scholarship Event. Scholarships are awarded to JP McCaskey seniors. In 2023 more than $250,000 was given.

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.