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The Easter 2018 Activities and Schedule brochure is available here!

Top Several:

  • This Sunday during TCT we'll have a followup round-table discussion for our class, How do we know God?
  • A Confirmation service will be held Wednesday, May 23, at 6:30 PM here at HTAC - Come support our confirmands at this powerful, Spirit-filled service!
  • Trinity Sunday (May 27) - Single Service at 9:30 AM followed by potluck lunch! - Mark your calendars

Sunday Morning Services:

  • May 20, 2018 - 8:30 & 10:45 AM
    • Pentecost Sunday
    • Acts 2:1-21 / Psalm 104:24-35 / Romans 8:22-27 / John 15:26-27; 16:4-15
  • The sermon this week will be given by Fr Matt Burnett
  • TCT and Children's Church topics:
    • In early elementary TCT we will be going through the Bible in Life lesson 'Caring for God's World' and learn how we can be better stewards for the world God has given us!
    • In upper elementary TCT we will be continuing with Faith Inkubators' study on the Apostles' Creed with their lesson 'God the Provider' which will help us learn more about how God prepares us to live the lives He's calling us into!
    • In Children's Church we will be studying 'Jesus the True Vine' and learning about what it means to be Jesus' branches!
    • MS and HS TCT will meet in the upstairs conference room.
    • Adult TCT: This Sunday during TCT we'll have a followup round-table discussion for our class, How do we know God? 

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Sister Parish Prayer Requests

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Upcoming Dates

Contact Information


Confirmation Service

Wednesday, May 23, 6:30 PM

On Wednesday, May 23, we will have a confirmation service led by Bishop Ken Ross here at HTAC, with a casual reception to follow.

Confirmation is a service for young people who were baptized as infants, or young children, to publicly proclaim their Faith before God and in the midst of their Church Family, the Body of Christ, as well as receive the Bishop's prayers for an increased infilling of God the Holy Spirit and a sense of more-adult-like vocation.

This a remarkable Spirit-full service, and is strongly recommended for these young people.

For those baptized as adults, it has historically included these things, but with slightly different twist, since it is presumed that they made their public proclamation at their adult baptism. So, it has meant simply a public renewal of Faith and Vocation as an act of gratitude to God for that renewal, and/or a public statement of affiliation with the Anglican Communion across time, since this is often an important step for many.


Tri-Lakes Cares

Last Week's Donations & Ongoing Needs

What:

HTAC’s food and diaper donation for May 6 was 68 lbs of food and a dozen paper bags! (Grocery bags are also appreciated.) Thank you for your continued generosity – Tri-Lakes Cares always expresses great appreciation and gratitude for your donations!

Remember, Tri-Lakes Cares is perpetually low on the following items:

  1. Beef Stew
  2. Pancake Mix
  3. Pasta "side" boxed mixes
  4. Toilet paper
  5. Feminine Hygiene products
  6. Diapers - size 3, 4, 5
  7. Canned fruits
  8. Canned chicken and other meats
  9. Cold or hot cereal
  10. Powdered laundry detergent
  11. Jelly
  12. Beef or chicken soups
  13. Snack packs for hungry kids

What to do Next:

Purchase some of these needed items during your weekly shopping trip, bring and deposit them in the basket located to the right, just inside the sanctuary doors.  We will get them delivered to Tri-Lakes Cares.


Prayer Requests for our Sister Parish

Please join us in prayer as we at HTAC stand shoulder to shoulder with our sister parish in Nyagatovu and for the Kibungo Diocese.

  1. We have received the news that 2 sub parish church buildings in Nyagatovu have been closed due to government regulations. Please pray for unity among the people and for wisdom, strength and guidance for Bishop Emmanuel and the clergy as they plan and pray during this time of change and challenge. Also, pray for the securing of a loan that would help with needed upgrades and repairs.
  2. April is the month when the Rwandan genocide took place 24 years ago. Please pray for continued reconciliation among the people as they remember this most tragic time of loss and suffering.
  3. We pray for the families of our sister parish... for physical, spiritual and emotional health.
  4. We pray for peace, joy and community worship that strengthens faith and for close fellowship in the sub parishes.
  5. We pray for the impact and the growth of the Mother's and Father's Unions as they come alongside their communities offering support, encouragement, leadership and fellowship.
  6. We pray for spiritual growth in our Lord Jesus Christ for all of our brothers and sisters; that their faith would be strong and their journeys filled with the presence and joy of the Spirit.

Jonathon Thigpen's Graduation Party

Sunday, May 27, 3 PM

What:

Come and celebrate Jonathon's Graduation from Liberty University with his B.A. in Christian Counseling! Refreshments will be served, and all of Holy Trinity is invited! The party will be at HTAC on Sunday, May 27, from 3-5 PM.

What to do Next:

Please RSVP to Carmen Thigpen at lafillecarmen@gmail.com to let her know you're coming!


Parish Groups

If you are interested in taking part in a Parish Group, please let us know now, either by signing up on our website (https://htac.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/13/responses/new) or in the fellowship hall. Talk to Ben Holsteen with any questions!


Newcomers Lunch

Sunday, May 6, 1 PM

What:

If you are a visitor, new attender, or anyone who wants a chance to talk with Pastor Matt and other leaders to learn about Holy Trinity, this is a great way to do it! This lunch is Q&A driven, and is an opportunity to learn who we are and what we do here at Holy Trinity.

Newcomers Lunch vs Membership Class:

The Newcomers Lunch is Q&A driven, and is intended to give a more general introduction to who we are and what we do here at Holy Trinity. This is a chance for you to get to know us, and for us to get to know you.

The Membership Class goes into the theology and history of Holy Trinity and of Anglicanism in general. This is a more comprehensive class on our collective and foundational beliefs, for a deeper understanding what membership at HTAC is all about.

What to do Next:

Please RSVP so that we can plan food accordingly! You can sign up online, in the Fellowship Hall, or by emailing Dillon!

Other upcoming Newcomers Lunches (Tentative):

  • Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 1 pm
  • Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 1 pm
  • Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 1 pm

Membership Class

Sunday, July 8, 3-6 pm

What:

Seeking membership or just wanting to know even more about HTAC?  We have scheduled a membership/discovery class for July 8 (Sun) 3 pm to 6 pm.  This class, along with meeting the other membership requirements allows, but does not require, you to sign a Membership Covenant.

So seeking membership or not, this is an excellent class for learning more about HTAC and is highly recommended for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of our church, along with those wanting to qualify for voting in the annual meeting in January each year.

Newcomers Lunch vs Membership Class:

The Newcomers Lunch is Q&A driven, and is intended to give a more general introduction to who we are and what we do here at Holy Trinity. This is a chance for you to get to know us, and for us to get to know you.

The Membership Class goes into the theology and history of Holy Trinity and of Anglicanism in general. This is a more comprehensive class on our collective and foundational beliefs, for a deeper understanding what membership at HTAC is all about.

What To Do Next:

Please RSVP by signing up online, signing up in the Fellowship Hall, or emailing Dillon. If you want to attend but the scheduled date/time does not work for you, please discuss it with Pastor Matt.

Other upcoming Membership Classes (tentative):

  • Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 1-4 pm
     

Youth Suicide Prevention 5K Run

Saturday, June 16

On 16 June, The Ascent (a local church) will host a 2nd Annual 5K Run to raise money to donate to local schools for Youth Suicide Prevention. They are very open to making this a community effort and will need volunteers on the day. Please put 16 June on your calendar to help with this still-vital need. The first run had approximately 300 people and raised $20,000.00 for 5 different schools to fund a youth suicide prevention program.


Shipwrecked VBS

July 16-20

Registration has begun for our Vacation Bible School this summer. Sign up using the forms in the entryway, or sign up online here!


Quiet Bags Are Available for Children During Services

What:

We have bags in the entry of the sanctuary for the young children who stay in service. Please feel free to grab them and return the bags at the end of service. They are geared toward the pre K - 2nd grader.

What to do Next:

Feel free to grab a quiet bag for your child during the service! Also, parents, please look around your house to see if any child has walked home with a bag, we are missing a few.


Seeking Room to Rent

Tim Dorman, son of Jim & Susanne Dorman, is looking for a room to rent, needing to move in by June 1st. He is looking for a Christian home or a shared arrangement with Christian roommates. Please contact Tim at 719-338-1262, Susanne at 719-351-4280, or Jim at 719-358-1877, or feel free to email us at jtimothydorman@gmail.com or joshuafamily@comcast.net.  Thanks!


Upcoming Dates

May 23 | Wednesday 6:30 PM

Confirmation service

May 27 | Sunday 9:30 AM

Single Service at 9:30 followed by potluck lunch

June 16 | Saturday

Youth Suicide Prevention 5K Run

July 4 | Wednesday

Fourth of July Parade in Monument begins at 10 AM

July 8 | Sunday

1 PM: Newcomers Lunch
3-6 PM: Membership Class

July 16-20 | Monday - Friday

2018 Vacation Bible School

July 29 | Sunday 9:30 AM

Fifth Sunday Single Service at 9:30, followed by potluck


Contact Information

Senior Pastor:

Rev. Matt Burnett - mkburnett01@gmail.com

Minister of Music and Church Programs:

Ben Holsteen - holytrinitymcp@gmail.com

Executive Assistant:

Dillon Ekle - holytrinityac@gmail.com

Building Phone Number: 719-505-8021

More contact and other information can be found on our website at HolyTrinityAnglican.Church