Dear Friends in Christ,

In a world where nothing is “normal”, in a world where fear and anxiety are constant companions, we are bold enough to proclaim, with assurance and joy:

“God is love!,

God is in control! God will see us through these difficult times!”

And all God’s people say: “Amen!”

I hope you continue to keep yourself safe and healthy. Spend this free time in prayer and meditation.

We have been in contact with our District Superintendent and our Bishop. Because of the continual increase of the number of cases of the Covid-19 virus, the following decisions have been made concerning our worship services and other activities:

There will be no worship services or other group activities held at Mt Pisgah Trinity United Methodist Church until further notice.

This means no services on Palm Sunday, April 5; no services on Maundy Thursday, April 9 or Good Friday, April 10; and no services on Easter, April 12.

This is hard to accept , for this Holy time is when the Christian family gathers together to celebrate the “Core” of our faith: the death and resurrection of our Savior and Lord, the only Son of God, Jesus, our Christ.

It is hard for me to imagine Easter without a communal celebration with my fellow believers. But, with God’s grace, love and wisdom we, together, will adapt ourselves to new ways of being faithful in our worship of the Risen Christ.

Below are the scriptures for this Sunday, Palm Sunday, April 5, along with some questions for meditation and discussion. May God continue to be the center of your life. Stay safe, and God’s blessings and love to upon you!

Pastor Keith

Scriptures for Sunday, April 5, 2020, Palm Sunday

II Corinthians 2:12-17

Matthew 21:1-11








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Mt Pisgah Trinity UMC

5615 Mt Pisgah Road
York, Pennsylvania 17406
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Phone 717 252 4412

Regular Schedule


  • Sunday School
    – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Classic Celebration Worship
    – 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM


  • Message from Pastor Keith

    In these difficult times, times of uncertainty and fear, it is important for us to look to God for guidance and assurance and hope. It is in the scriptures that we will find the answers we look for. So, for each day, I offer the following words from God’s Word to help us.

    Day 11 from Pastor Keith ✝️

    #11 Patience

    “Therefore, beloved, while you are waiting for these things, strive to be found by him at peace, without spot or blemish, and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation.” II Peter 3:14-15a

    “By contrast, the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience….” Galatians 5:22

    “But as for that in the good soil, these are the ones who, when they hear the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patient endurance.” Luke 8:15

    “Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.” Romans 12:12

    Love is patient; love is kind, love is not envious, or boastful, or arrogant, or rude.” I Corinthians 13:4

    “But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years; and a thousand years are like one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance,” II Peter 3:8-9

    #10 Life

    “For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. Then said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” Jesus said go them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believe#10 Lifes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35-36

    “Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life.” John 6:47-48

    “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26

    “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

    #9 Sanctuary, Refuge
    “The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:9-10
    “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
    “Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge, in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, until the destroying storms pass by.” Psalm 57:1
    “But I will sing of your might; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been a fortress for me and a refuge in the day of my distress. Psalm 59:16

    #8 God’s Faithfulness and Truth
    “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” Matthew 24:35
    “God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” I Corinthians 1:9
    “No testing has overtaken you that is not common o everyone. God is faithful and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.” I Corinthians 9:13
    “Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23
    “By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things.” Galatians 5:22-23

    #7 Peace
    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” John 14:27
    “I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But, take courage, I have conquered the world.” John 16:33
    “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus…. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:7,9
    “…agree with one another, lived in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.” II Corinthians 13:11b

    #6 Mercy, Goodness, Love
    “…For the mighty one has done great things, and Holy is his name. His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.” Luke 1:49-50

    “By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:78-79

    “But I say to you that listen, love your enemies, do good to those hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also….Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:27-29a, 31

    “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” John 3:16

    #5 Hope
    “Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts, and strengthen them in every good work and word.” II Thess. 2:16-17

    “... knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s loved has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” Rom 5:3b-5

    “For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.” Ps 62:5

    “Happy are those who help is in the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.” Ps 146:5

    #4 Trust

    “Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning, for in you I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” Ps 143:8    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.” Prov 3:5   “Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.” Is 26:4   “He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.” Ps 40:3 “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.” Ps 62:8

    #3 Strength
    “The Lord my rock, my fortress, my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Ps 18:2  “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might, he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2  “God is my refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Ps 46:1

    Day #2 Love of God
    “Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or
    persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? ... I am convinced that
    neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to
    come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be
    able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Rom 8:35,38-39

    #1 Comfort
    “Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God” Is. 40:1
    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our afflictions so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction….” II Cor 2:3-4
    “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff – they comfort me.” Ps 23:4


    Free Weekly Toddler Gym - Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah Trinity UMC

    Free for parents/caregivers and their toddlers and siblings. Children will be able to explore age-appropriate activities and interact with each other in a safe, fun, kid-oriented environment. Parents/caregivers are required to stay with their children during this activity. A Bible story and snack will be shared during the last 10 minutes. For more information contact Wendy Fenwick at (717) 252-3652 or wfenwick@millersville.edu. Note: If EYSD is closed or delayed, we will not have Toddler Gym that day.

  • WANTED: Day Care Director

    WANTED: Day Care Director for New Christian Day Care starting at Mt. Mt Pisgah Trinity United Methodist Church, 5615 Mt. Pisgah Rd, York PA 17406 (near Wrightsville.) This is a full-time position, salary negotiable. Required degree and experience necessary. Send resume to above address. Call (717) 252-4412 with any questions. Thank you!


    NEW Mission Opportunity

    Mt Pisgah Trinity has partnered with Life Path’s “Corners of Your Field” Ministry . We have placed a collection box for them in our parking lot. However, if you take your donation to the store and mention you are donating for Mt. Pisgah Trinity UMC, we will get credits for any donations. With these credits, we will be receiving gift cards to the Life Path stores to give out to people in need. 

  • Communion

    “Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another.”

    Our communion table is open to all who wish to receive the sacrament.  It is celebrated the first Sunday of each month .  Gluten-free wafers are available.

    Please join us!


    Purchasing Gift Cards to be used at Giant is a pain–free way to raise money for our debt reduction. Just stop by the Connection Corner during our 10:15 service, then use them as CASH when you go shopping. There is no extra cost to you or the church, and the church gets 5% profit for every card purchased. Just think of how much money would be raised if we all purchased these gift cards!


    Please placed your aluminum can tabs in the jar in the Connection Corner.

    The tabs are sold to a local recycling company, and proceeds help with daily operating expenses at the House.

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