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Trinity Presbyterian Church in America
6098 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17109 Phone: (717)545-4271/ Fax: (717)545-5195
Website: www.trinityhbg.com Wi-Fi Passphrase: hearts4Jesus
Church office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Good Morning! We're glad to have you with us today. As you wait for the service to begin, ask the Holy Spirit to prepare your heart for worship; during the service, humble yourself to receive His Word; after the service, go forth to share His Word with others with great joy!
March 10, 2019 Resurrection Sunday 10:15 AM
The Lord’s Supper is scheduled to be served on the 1st Sunday morning and the 3rd Sunday evening of
the month. Please pick up a copy of “Invitation to the Lord’s Supper” on the white table in the narthex
so that you may know who may participate in this special meal of faith.
Fairest Lord Jesus
G.F. Handel arr. Gordon Young
Welcome & Church Family Focus Hearing assistance devices are available, see ushers.
Trinity encourages families to worship together even from the youngest of ages. We make available a glassed in “cry room” if parents would like to use it for infants and as they train young children in worship.
Nursery and Jr. Church are options for those who desire to use them. A Nursery is available for infants through 3 years in Room 101 & Room 103. Parents, please pick up your children immediately after the worship service.
Missions Moment Mike Troxell, MTW Honduras
God’s Word Directs Our Life & Worship
Psalm 119:105-112 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn an oath and confirmed
it, to keep your righteous rules. I am severely afflicted; give me life, O Lord, according to
your word! Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O Lord, and teach me your rules. I hold
my life in my hand continually, but I do not forget your law. The wicked have laid a snare
for me, but I do not stray from your precepts. Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for
they are the joy of my heart. I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end.
God Calls His People to Worship Psalm 95:1-3 Led by Ruling Elder John McCurdy, & Pastors Bob Eickelberg & Mike Wolcott
*God’s People Respond with Praise No 55 To God Be the Glory
*God’s People Ask for God’s Blessing (Invocation)
*God’s People Profess Their Faith The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all things
visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father
before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not
made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made; who
for us and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy
Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under
Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again
according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right
hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge both the living
and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the
Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and
glorified; who spoke by the prophets; and we believe in one holy catholic and
apostolic church; we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we
look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
*Gloria Patri Henry W. Greatorex
The Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 10 27. Q. What do you understand by the providence of God?
A. The almighty and ever present power of God by which God upholds, as with
his hand, heaven and earth and all creatures, and so rules them that leaf and blade,
rain and drought, fruitful and lean years, food and drink, health and sickness,
prosperity and poverty—all things, in fact, come to us not by chance but by his
28. Q. How does the knowledge of God’s creation and providence help us?
A. We can be patient when things go against us, thankful when things go well,
and for the future we can have good confidence in our faithful God and Father that
nothing in creation will separate us from his love. For all creatures are so completely
in God’s hand that without his will they can neither move nor be moved.
Facing Up to Our Sin Before God
God Instructs His People in His Standards Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where
thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your
treasure is, there your heart will be also”.
God’s People Respond by Confession of Sin Prayer O Thou That Hear’st When Sinners Cry No. 485
God Assures His People of His Grace in Christ Matthew 7:7-11 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to
you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who
knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him
a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know
how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven
give good things to those who ask him!”
Offering Our Prayers and Ourselves to God
God’s People Respond with Thanksgiving & Petitions Morning Prayer and The Lord's Prayer Matthew 6:9B-13 (KJV) (ALT.) “Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be
done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our
debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from
evil.” For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
God’s People Respond by the Giving of God’s Tithe & Our Offerings Offertory Nearer My God to Thee arr. Heather Sorenson
Please fill out the attendance slip located on the back page of your bulletin & place it in the offering plate at this time.
*Doxology Genevan Psalter
Listening to God’s Word
*God’s People Prepare for Hearing God’s Word Teach Me O Lord Thy Holy Way No. 532
(Junior Church begins at this time for children age 4 – 2nd grade in Room 105)
God Speaks to His People through His Word
*Scripture Reading: Psalm 1:1-6 Church Bible Pg. No. 568 God’s Word Proclaimed: Pastor Cisco Victa
“Like a Tree Planted”
*God’s People Respond to God’s Word No. 700 Come, We That Love the Lord
Being Sent to Serve God
*God Blesses His People (Benediction) *God’s People Respond with Praise By Faith Getty/Townend
*Postlude Crown Him with Many Crowns arr. Gordon Young *Congregation Standing As You Are Able
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION.
Copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
March 10, 2019 Evening Worship Service 6:00 PM
The Lord’s Supper is scheduled to be served on the 3rd Sunday evening of the month. Please pick up a copy
of “Invitation to the Lord’s Supper” on the table in the narthex to see how Trinity invites participation.
God calls His people to worship Psalm 100 God’s people ask for God’s blessing David Creason God’s people respond with praise Congregational Choice
Mike and Ashley Troxel are our supported missionaries with
Mission to the World in La Ceiba, Honduras.
This evening Mike will be explaining to us more about their work in La Ceiba, as well as the work of the
MTW team in Honduras and about their personal lives. This will help guide us in our prayers for them.
Mike will also be sharing a brief video about their work.
With the news of the high level of violent crime in Honduras, and the targets of that crime is not
usually tourists, but the citizens of Honduras, and the news of people leaving Honduras and
seeking asylum in the United States, it is so important for us to learn how the Gospel
is impacting this culture and how we should be praying for and supporting this work.
Closing Prayer and Benediction
PRAY FOR THE WORLD, OUR AREA, AND OUR CHURCH
Our Featured Missionaries of the Week: Richard Smith, RUF International, PSU. “Please pray for a group of students who are showing signs that the Holy Spirit is drawing them to faith –
these students are from China, India, Pakistan and Malaysia. And, for an Iranian man who I am
studying the Bible with, that our relationship would grow; for the one-on-one relationsips to
continue to develop and bear fruit; and for the year end which is in 7 weeks, that we would finish
A Country of Origin for Trinity PCA Family, Members, Friends and ESL Students: Chad
Our Sister Congregation: Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Chambersburg, PA
Our Neighbors: Pray for those who live in Union Station, Springford Apartments, and Spring
Knoll townshomes, that we would continue to reach out and get to know them.
Our Local Church Missionary Servants/Ministers: Please pray for those who serve on the
Our Church Government (those in authority over us): Elder John McCurdy
Our Local Government (those in authority over us): Lower Paxton Board Supervisor
Norman Zoumas & Police Officer Moises Vargas as he enforces the laws in our township.
Long-Term Health Needs: Pray this week for Peter Moore.
Deployed Member of the Extended Trinity Family: Kevin
THIS WEEK AT TRINITY
Today 8:30 AM Harrisburg Prayer Meeting
March 9:00 AM Sunday School
10 10:00 AM Hershey Worship Service
10:15 AM Harrisburg Worship Service
1:00 PM Women’s Retreat ends
4:30 PM Teen Leader meeting
5:30 PM High School Youth Group
No Choir rehearsals
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
Monday 7:00 PM Volleyball
Tuesday 9:30 AM Staff Meeting 9:30 AM ESL Women’s Bible Study 9:30 AM Women’s Ministry Morning Bible Study 7:00 PM Ultimate Frisbee
Wednesday 6:00 PM Scheidler/Haynes SGC*
6:30 PM Women’s Ministry Evening Bible Study
6:30 PM ESL Class
6:30 PM Kids Club
6:30 PM Middle School Youth Group
Thursday 6:00 PM College & Career at Logan/Scheidler home
6:30 PM Lankford SGC*
7:00 PM Handbell Choir
Friday 6:00 PM van Bastelaar SGC*
6:30 PM Seymour SGC*
7:30 PM Eickelberg SGC*
Saturday 8:00 AM Men’s Bible Study & Breakfast
6:00 PM Mark Cable Concert
Sunday 8:30 AM Harrisburg Prayer Meeting
March 9:00 AM Sunday School
17 10:00 AM Hershey Worship Service
10:15 AM Harrisburg Worship Service
5:30 PM Junior Choir
5:30 PM High School Youth Group
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
6:15 PM Primary Choir
7:15 PM Adult Choir
*SGC = Shepherd Group Community (the small group ministry @ Trinity)
Additional SGC meet in the Hershey area
Biblias! 聖經! Bibles! - Biblias en español están disponibles en la parte posterior del santuario. 中
文聖經可在禮堂後面。Bibles en français no sont disponibles à l'arrière du sanctuaire. (Spanish, Chinese & French Bibles are available on the table in the back of the sanctuary.) Additional
languages are available, but not on the table. Ask a pastor for more information.
GREETERS Jim & Helen
USHERS Ken Heffleger, Ted Kula,
Charles Sandell &
NURSERY/JR. CHURCH WORKERS
Ed & Holly
Joost & Grace
Elizabeth van Bastelaar
& Daquan Reid
Mark & Emily Bosworth
SOUND 10:15 AM
George Parmer, Wes Logan
& Glenn Martin
Preparers & Servers:
John Rhode &
Roof Repair / Replace Project - Please prayerfully consider what your generous response to this need will be. Your Elders and Deacons thank you in advance for your help in this important matter
in the work of our congregation for our gospel mission work here in Harrisburg. The cost of this
extensive project is $161,390. So far the amount donated to this fund is $107,829. Contributions
can be made by indicating on memo line of check: Roof Repair Account # 2502
Adult Sunday School classes:
Diversity and the Church – This class will consist of discussion, sharing and prayer for our
church and the church in general as we think about what the church is to look like and be. We
will look at the body of Christ in all its diversity – race, gender, age. We will investigate the
scriptures, look at our community and our denomination and see how beautiful the Body of Christ
is. Please come out and join us this quarter. There will be a variety of teachers: David Cross,
John Colt, John McCurdy, Jim LaGrand, Mike Wolcott.
New Member Class – Are you interested in becoming a member of Trinity? Attendance at this class does not commit you to join; however, it will tell you what is required for membership. See
Pg. 14 of today’s bulletin for more information. Led by Bob Eickelberg in Room 134. There is
also a Communicants class for 7th – 12th grade students being offered this spring.
Communicants Class – On a few Saturday mornings during the spring, we are offering the opportunity to take the communicants class to young people in 7th grade and older of Trinity
whose parents think they are ready to become members. If you feel your child is ready, we
welcome them to the Communicants Class this winter into spring. Please sign your child up
on the youth table in the narthex. We will be meeting in the Narthex on the 1st floor. The dates
are March 9 & April 13 from 10am to 12noon, and May 18 from 2pm to 4pm. If you have
questions, see Mike Wolcott.
College Care Packages: Women's Ministry and Youth Ministry are working together to collect and send care packages to Trinity's College students. During the month of March please
drop off your items to the RED table in the narthex. Collection will end March 31st. If you are
the parent of a college student, please provide an updated address and any dietary restrictions
to Mike Wolcott. Please consider writing a short note of encouragement to the students as well.
A list of desired snacks is provided on Pg. 13 of today’s bulletin, and on the Women's Ministry
Bulletin Board. Thank you!
Because of your generosity and tender heart…Thank you for participating in the Baby Bottle Blast. The amount raised for the Capital Area Pregnancy Centers was
$1,405.78 (combined from both worship sites). Please return any baby bottles you
may still have, since replacing them is an expense for their fund-raiser.)
The Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology 2019: Redemption Accomplished
and Applied will be held at Proclamation PCA in Bryn Mawr, PA April 26-28. Plenary
Speakers are D. A. Carson, Kevin DeYoung, Liam Goligher, and David Murray. For additional
information, visit http://www.alliancenet.org.
Ultimate Frisbee – Calling all men, women and youth in grades 9 or above. We are holding ultimate Frisbee games in the gym of Trinity on Tuesday nights from
7pm to 9pm. No cost. Bring a friend. We look forward to a good time of fun,
fellowship and of course getting in shape. See Mike Wolcott if you have any
From the Library – There are a number of books that are available for free on the youth table in the narthex – help yourself!
Volleyball—Men and women (16 and over) are invited to come play volleyball each Monday from 7:00 – 9:00pm at Trinity. Contact Mike Wolcott with any
Missions Cheryl Goss
Cherokee Mission Trip - Trinity is sponsoring a missions trip for families, individuals and youth to Cherokee, NC this summer from July 13 – 20, 2019. If you have any questions or
would like an application, contact Matt Ebling or Jim LeGrand. Please submit your application
as soon as possible.
Germany Mission Trip – The Germany Mission team will be in Frankfurt, Germany alongside our missionaries Stephen & Susan Beck from June 14 - 25. Please keep them in your
prayers as they prepare to serve.
Women’s Ministry Marge Samsel
Bible Study – Join us as we study, “Even Better Than Eden” by Nancy Guthrie. Tuesday mornings start at 9:30am, and Wednesday evenings start at 6:30pm. Contact Marge Samsel
with any questions at [email protected]
Men’s Fellowship Bob Eickelberg/Mike Wolcott
Men’s Bible Study & Breakfast—This group is always open to new people. Meetings are held every other Saturday. Our next meeting will be this Saturday, March 16th from 8 – 9
AM at Gordon’s Family Restaurant at 1009 N. Mountain Rd, Harrisburg, 17112. The
purchase of a breakfast is NOT necessary. One can just come and have a seat at the table
without ordering food or drink.
March Madness – Join us on Saturday, March 23rd at 5:00pm for an evening of
food, games, fun and fellowship – sons and grandsons are welcome too!
2019 Trinity PCA Men's Retreat: The Men's retreat is returning to White Sulphur Springs conference center for our 4th year in a row. Please consider joining us from Friday, April
26th – Sunday, April 28th for a time of fellowship, fun, and teaching led by Richard Smith,
RUF minister to international students at Penn State. Registration is due by Sunday April 21st
and the full cost is $188.00 for adults and boys over 18. Early birds who register by Sunday
March 17th will pay $150.00. We also encourage you to bring sons, grandsons, etc. along and
in support of that, we are reducing the cost for kids to a flat rate of $50 regardless of age. This
is a great opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with men in the church in a fun
setting, and grow in your faith in a time of teaching and retreat. Please prayerfully consider
joining us this year. If you have any questions please contact John Colt at
[email protected] You may register online at: http://goo.gl/forms/AXI5PJUOKv
Children’s Ministry Elizabeth van Bastelaar
Kids Club – This Wednesday, March 13th from 6:30-7:45pm.
Youth Ministry Mike Wolcott
High School Youth Group (9th–12th) – Tonight from 5:30 – 7:30pm, and from 7:30 – 8:30 for fellowship.
Middle School Youth Group (6th – 8th) – This Wednesday, March 13th from 6:30-8:00pm.
Upcoming Events: Teen Leader Meeting – today at 4:30pm.
Mark Cable Concert – March 16th, 6:30 – 9:30pm – youth needed to provide child care
and serve desserts.
Laser Tag – April 6th, 5 – 10:00pm – details TBA
College & Career Mike Wolcott
The college and career ministry is meeting on the following Thursdays for food, Bible study
and Fellowship. Join us!
March 14th – 6:00pm at the Logan/Scheidler’s apartment.
March 28th – 7:30pm at the Menkis’ home.
Welcome to Trinity Presbyterian Church, a grace filled church of many nations,
committed to serving Christ, our people, and the community around us. We are committed to the historic Christian faith with clear applications for today.
Trinity’s great desire is to be:
Making maturing disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, in Harrisburg, Hershey and the world; as we are worshiping together,
gathering, perfecting and loving His saints, who will glorify and enjoy God, both now and forever!
Inclement Weather Closings—During the school year if Central Dauphin School District closes
due to inclement weather, the church office is closed and all church activities are cancelled. (We
realize that on a rare occasion this will mean that a church event is cancelled even though the
weather changes later in the day. However, this policy will help in the consistent disseminating
of the information.) In case of a 2-hour delay, activities scheduled to begin before 11:00 will be
cancelled. When the office is officially closed, the staff may come in to work when they feel it is
safe. The Pastors are available even when the office is closed by calling them on their home
phones or on their cell phones. For up-to-date weather/emergency cancellation/closing
information including Sundays: call the Trinity office at 717-545-4271 and enter extension 40.
(You may also look on-line at www.trinityhbg.com). THE BEST OPTION IS TO SIGN UP
FOR AlertFIRST (you only need to sign up once). To sign up to receive a text message, a phone
call, an email OR all three, complete the blue form located in the narthex and return to the church
Prayer & Information Emails Share prayer requests with Bob Eickelberg by phone: 717-657-0123 (home), 717-379-8826 (cell),
717-545-4271 (church). After the phone call, please send the written text of your request to
[email protected] In addition, any staff member can send a prayer email. If the request
is for someone else, you need that person’s permission to share the request. Pastor Eickelberg
desires that all Trinity worshippers join the prayer & information email group. To join this list,
email Nancy Eakin at [email protected] If you do not have email, ask the office to print
prayer & information emails and place them in your mailbox, or copies of the emails can be found
in the binder kept on the side of the mailboxes in the narthex.
Sign up on today’s bulletin tear-off,
or visit: : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mark-cable-concert-tickets-43669103464
Membership Has Its Privileges!
Are you interested in pursuing becoming a member of Trinity? The Session of Trinity Presbyterian Church believes it is a Biblical Principle that Christians should formally affiliate themselves with a local congregation. At Trinity this is done through becoming a “communing member” of our church. This membership brings privileges and responsibilities. Each Spring and Fall the Session provides opportunities for people to explore becoming a member. There is also a “communicant’s class” at the beginning of each calendar year to help prepare young people to join the church. (See Pg. 8 of today’s bulletin). A class to introduce Trinity to potential new members will be held during the Sunday School time, (which began today), but you can still join next week. It will continue on Sunday mornings throughout the Spring. During these classes, potential new members will hear a summary of the Gospel that Trinity proclaims; review the questions that must be answered in the affirmative in order to become a member; meet the Pastors and other church officers; learn about our Missions program and various other opportunities to serve; receive books and booklets to introduce you to Trinity’s beliefs; receive information on Financial policies, Child Protection policies, and Darkness to Light training; and much more. These classes will introduce new people to our church’s beliefs and government. It will explain what we believe that members must affirm and what we believe that members don’t have to affirm, but which our officers must believe. These classes will be led by Pastor Eickelberg, along with the other pastors and Ruling Elders at Trinity and various other leaders of the congregational ministries. This class would be for all those older teenagers and adults interested in membership. If you are interested in attending, please contact the church office.
MISSIONARIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
SUPPORTED BY TRINITY PCA THROUGH
FINANCES AND/OR PRAYER
Mark & Katherine Ashbaugh, RUF, Winthrop Univ.
Trip & Joy Beans, RUF, Millersville Univ.
Stephen & Susan Beck, GEM, Germany
John & Kathy Clow, MTW, Honduras
Craig & Ree Coulbourne, MTW, Japan
Joe & Melissa Dentici, RUF, Penn State Univ.
Cheryl Erb, MNA-Engaging Disability w/ the Gospel
Richie & Keli Goodrich, MTW, Australia
Scott & Ruth Hill, MTW, Cherokee, NC
Rob & Jenny Ilderton, MTW, Great Britain
Matt & Jenn Irvine, Serge, England
Jim & Claudia Jung, MTW, Australia
Paul & Liz Meiners, MTW, Europe
Brooke & Jeanette Morrison, CEF, Harrisburg
Brian & Carin Roberg, DiscipleMakers at PSU
Richard & Lynne Smith, RUF-I, Penn State Univ.
Mike & Ashley Troxell, MTW, Honduras
Anees & Fareda Zaka, Church Without Walls
Rick & Clare, Sensitive Area
R & R, Sensitive Area
David & Aliece, Sensitive Area
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Committee on Discipleship Ministry
Covenant Christian Academy
Covenant Theological Seminary
Harrisburg Christian School
Rev. John Mallin, Biblical Counselor
Rev. Mark Tedford, PCA Chaplain
Mission to North America (MNA)
Mission to the World (MTW)
Mt. Calvary Christian School
PCA General Assembly
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)
Susquehanna Valley Presbytery
West Shore Christian Academy
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The King and Head of the Church:
Ministers: All our Members
ASSISTANTS TO THE MINISTERS Pastor: Bob Eickelberg (717) 657-0123
Lead Pastor, Hershey: David Kertland
Assistant Pastor for Youth & Family Ministries:
Michael Wolcott (717) 379-7490
Assistant Pastor: Francisco Victa (717) 769-9627
Music & Choral Director: Denise Seymour
Organist: Louann Zinsmeister
Office Manager: Nancy Eakin
Church Secretaries: Sherri Kanode & Jen Montefour
Facilities Manager: Dave Kisner
Church Treasurer: Susan Wagner
Children’s Ministry Coordinator:
Elizabeth van Bastelaar
Elizabeth van Bastelaar
Audiovisual Coordinator: Andrew Moore
ELDERS John Colt *(2021)
Chris Haynes (2020)
John McCurdy (2021)
George Parmer (2021)
Tom Seymour (2022)
Nick Yingst (2020)
The Session is scheduled to meet on the
1st Tuesday & 3rd Thursday of each month.
DEACONS Keith Dolon *(2021)
Josh Franklin (2021)
Don Goss (2022)
Glenn Martin (2021)
Scott Marto (2022)
John Rhode (2021)
Charles Sandell (2020) Bob Zinsmeister (2022)
The Deacons are scheduled to meet on the
2nd Monday of each month.
*Term expires Feb. of listed year
You may reach any staff member, elder or deacon by email at their
Trinity address. Their email address is their first initial & last name
@trinityhbg.com. Example: [email protected]
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