Vacation Bible School

ROAR! Life is wild. God is good.
July 14-18, 2019

Vacation Bible School is Sunday, July 14 through Thursday, July 18, 2019 from  6-8:30pm. Children Age 3- 5th grade are invited to join us!

This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.

Registration will be held at 6:15pm the first night of VBS. Call the church office for more details: 717-394-6771  Tuesday – Friday 9am – 1pm.

Vacation Bible School Work Sessions

Volunteers needed

 

VBS Work Sessions

We will be meeting during the Sunday School Hour to work on VBS materials.  If you can cut, paint, staple, tape or trace we can use you.

June 7  &  June 14

On Saturday, June 20th we will be putting all the stations and materials together for the 21st.

If you would like to be a helper during Vacation Bible School, please sign up in the Narthex.  All volunteers are welcome and you can volunteer anywhere from 1- 5 days!

 

Adult Education at Holy Spirit

A new year brings a new series of topics for us to continue our time of learning and fellowship!

Adult Education at Holy Spirit

(*Adult education happens after Sunday worship, about 11 a.m.)

Once again, there will be a varied selection of topics for us to study together. Bring along an inquisitive mind and a desire to be with your Holy Spirit friends as we engage each other in healthy conversation and learning. (Not to mention coffee. There will be Fair Trade coffee available!)

 

January 25 and February 1:Our Neighbor’s Faiths: Part 2

Holy Spirit member Ed Smith will resume the class he offered in the fall on the major religious traditions of the world. Based on a humanities course he teaches, we will discuss how sacred practices developed, and how we talk to people about what God means to us.

 

February 8: The Church in Ethiopia: Part 2

Last year we had a very engaging presentation on the church in Ethiopia by Holy Spirit member Melese Anamo and others from the Ethiopian community of Lancaster. This day they return to share more with us. Leading the group is Dr. Tibebe Eshete, professor of World History at Messiah College .  We will also learn about the worship and prayer groups that local Ethiopians have organized.

 

February 15: Lent Craft Workshop

This day is Transfiguration Sunday, the last Sunday before the beginning of Lent.  On this day we join with the children in making

a craft to lead us through the season.

 

Ash Wednesday—February 18

Services at 12 Noon and 7 p.m.

 

Corn Maze Trip

After the party on October 26th, all youth, kindergarten through senior high school, will head off to “pick” their way through the Corn Maze adventure.

Children and Youth Ministry

Corn Maze Visit

After the party on October 26th, all youth, kindergarten through senior high school, will head off to “pick” their way through the Corn Maze adventure. There will be an “ear”-ful of  details coming soon, but for now mark your calendar. Erin and Kristi will be “fielding” all your questions, providing much more than a “kernel” of information. They will be leading the group, and probably coming up with more puns to groan at.

By the way:

Why didn’t anyone laugh at the farmer’s jokes?

Because they were too “CORNY!”  

Adult Education in October

Grab your Fair Trade coffee or tea and join your friends for an hour of really interesting topics.

Grab your Fair Trade coffee or tea and join your friends for an hour of really interesting topics.

October 5: Our Neighbor’s Faiths

This class begins on September 28 with Holy Spirit member Ed Smith leading a two week study of the major religious traditions of the world. Based on a humanities course he teaches, we will begin to discuss how sacred practices developed, and how we talk to people about what God means to us. There is much to learn so this class will be repeated two more weeks in the winter term.

October 12 and 19: Lasting Plans – Eternal Care

Pastor Eshbach and Allison Carlson will lead this class about how to make plans and provide direction for your loved ones at the time of your death. This class will include some practical background about the Lutheran Christian funeral liturgy, as well as reminding you of decisions you can make now to assist your family later.

October 26: All Hallows’ Eve Party

During the Middle Ages on All Hallows Eve (October 31) people would dress up as one of the dear departed saints of the church.  On the Sunday before Reformation Day and All Saints Day, we gather together with  the children’s classes for a similar, yet contemporary costume party. Who will come dressed as Martin and Katie Luther?