Important Updates:
1) There will be NO Faith Formation this week. 

2) Please take a few moments to review the Presidents' Letter available below! Limited physical copies will be available in each church sanctuary..

3) Hope Academy PA Preschool at St. Peter's Middletown is enrolling new explorers for the '24/'25 school year and we need YOUR help to spread the word!  Please share with anyone you know who has preschool aged children or works with families.  Thanks to many generous donors, we have a scholarship program and are anxious to help as many children as possible have a quality preschool education!  Email for more information and follow us on Facebook at Hope Academy PA!

4) We will be having a fundraiser again at the Senators on Saturday, June 15th. Please spread the word and bring the extended family! Send all those interested this link: You can purchase tickets on this website and we will receive a small kickback per ticket sold. 

5) A huge thank you to Jim and Marty Walmer and Matt and Mary Hunt for being our 2024 Synod Assembly Representatives!

6) Tree4Hope at both churches is in need of individual sponsors for our commitment to two students in Guatemala. Please consider donating $100 dollars for one month to sponsor girls' education.


Our Worship Schedule for Easter (10am unless otherwise specified):

Sunday, June 9th - St. Peter's
Sunday, June 16th - Trinity 
Camp Nawakwa Still Hiring
Know a young person looking for summer employment? Our camps are hiring! Talk with college students or graduating seniors about the idea of working at camp. Because your room and food is included, you can save money while collecting a paycheck, and even better, spend a summer in the community of Christian peers in a cool, outdoor setting. Learn about yourself, your faith, and practice your gifts. Learn more or apply at:

Donations Needed
Donations for Monday night meals and the food bank are appreciated. 

Sunday Morning Bible Study Zoom link
Renewed In Grace is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Sunday Morning Bible Study
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

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Community Request
A member of our community has requested the following item: a microwave. If you can donate this item, please email Jen:

Prayer Shawls
Prayer shawls are stacked up on a table in the foyer of Trinity.  If you know of someone (or even yourself) that is in special need of the comfort of a shawl and the prayers that go with it, please feel free to take one from the pile.  If you are taking one to a friend, please check the sign-out book to be sure that person hasn’t already received one from us.  If they haven’t, please sign the book and feel free to take a sheet that explains the prayer shawl to deliver along with it.  These shawls are free of charge, but some people like to give a small donation toward the purchase of materials.  There is a box there for that purpose.  A contribution is NOT necessary and NOT expected.  Thanks!

Lutheran Camping Corporation Upcoming Events
For more information: check RIG bulletin boards for posters, go to, call 717-677-8211, or contact Clydene Strauss 

ChicaBean Coffee
Order forms are now available on the tables in the foyers at each church.  If you have any questions about this program, please talk to Pastor or Pat Hawkins.  Thanks to those who have been ordering!

All are Welcome Bible Study 
The All are Welcome Bible Study meets on Tuesday nights at 6:30p.m. via Zoom.
We are working our way through the Bible.  We are currently reading the Gospel of John and will soon be beginning 1 Kings.
We send out a weekly email with the Zoom link, as well as a brief summary of what we covered the previous week.  To get the link for attending the Zoom session, or just to get on the weekly email list, please contact Matt and Mary Hunt at

Laundry Love (2nd Thursday of Every Month 6:30-8:30)

March 2024: 24 people served; 78 loads

April 2024: 13 people served; 62 loads

Monday Night Meals at St. Peter’s (5:30 – 6:30)
March 4th               112         meals                   36          non-food           15   clothing
March 11th             116                                      36                                    16
March 18th             126                                      29                                    15
March 25th             128                                      45                                    20
April 1st                   75                                       24                                    13
April 8th                  125                                      25                                    12
April 15th                121                                      31                                    21
 April 22nd               140                                      49                                   29
May 6th                    123                                     27                                   20
May 13th                  90                                        38                                  14
May 20th                  138                                     36                                    22
June 3rd                  98                                       35                                    25
Thursday Night Meals at Trinity (5:30 – 6:30)
March 7                  84
March 14                82
March 21                89
April 4                     90
April 11                  120
May 2                    81
May 9                    95
May 16                  86
May 23                  74
May 30                  100

Non-Food Assistance Needed 
We continue to need items for our outreach on both Monday and Thursday nights.  Donations of the following may be dropped off in either social hall: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap bars, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, liquid hand soap, hand sanitizer, 4-pack of toilet paper, boxes of tissues, paper towels, small packs of napkins, small packs of paper plates, plastic utensils, small boxes of trash bags, dishwashing liquid, sponges, small boxes of sandwich bags, and anything else you can think of that someone might need.  THANKS IN ADVANCE!

Hope Academy Sponsors Needed
Please consider signing up to sponsor a student at Hope Academy in Guatemala. Both congregations have a sign-up sheet for 2024, but sponsorships are still needed for the remainder of this year! A one-month sponsorship is $100. Contributions can be marked “Hope Academy sponsorship” and placed in the collection plate. 

Shut-ins and Those in Need of Prayers and Cards
Members in care facilities:
Warren Nelson  Columbia Cottage, Room 48, 103 N. Larkspur Dr., Palmyra  17078
Doris Miller  Middletown Home, 999 W. Hbg. Pike, Middletown 17057
Ben Whittington  Traditions of Hershey, 100 North Larkspur Dr., Room 231, Palmyra  17078
John Brunner  600 Masonic Dr., Elizabethtown  17022
Geraldine Reider Brookdale Assisted Living, 3560 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, Pa 17113

Connie Barner, Joyce Stickle, Jacqueline Acri, Joan Hogentogler, Ann Kline, Andy Jones, Nancy Wilson, Rose Hoover, Lynette Stough, Jeff Myers, Connie Barner

People in our Prayers:
Scott Dworcheck, Phillip Orris, Ashley Rager, Michelle Mock, Bruce Baldwin, Jack Etter, Don Alsedek, Jeff Myers, Aaliyah Pisle, Gloria Watkins, Warren Nelson, Duck Harris, Carl and Anna Zeiders, Kenny Price, Thelma Thomas, Geraldine Reider, Jessica Brenizer, Harold Bolton, Connie Barner, Anna Slabonik, Ashton Taylor, Susan Taylor, Elizabeth Price, Samson Kennedy, Amanda Reynolds, Frank Keyser, Dorothy Murphy

Office Hours for Renewed in Grace
Tuesdays from 1-5 PM at Trinity
Wednesdays from 1-5 PM at St. Peter's

FROM PASTOR LIZ POLANZKE (, 717-654-2334) Thank you for the warm welcome, and a special thank you to the staff and leaders of the co-op and congregations who took extra time to meet with me this week and hear some of my initial impressions. It has been a very busy week, and extremely enlightening. I see enormous potential in the mutual work of the congregations. I pray that the Spirit will continue to inspire.  Your sister in Christ, Pastor Liz PLEASE NOTE: Pastor Liz will be on vacation July 15-28. Pastor Molly Haggerty, St. Peter'sMiddletown, will be on-call for her. Pastor Molly's number is 717-321-4877. 

Take care & God bless,
Renewed in Grace Cooperative Ministries

St. Peter’s Highspire and Trinity Steelton are located on the original and ancestral homelands of the Susquehannock peoples and we give thanks for their presence here since time immemorial. We also wish to recognize and honor all our Indigenous siblings who have and continue to call this land their home.