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The Pentecost 2018 Activities and Schedule brochure is available here!

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Sunday Morning Services:

  • July 22, 2018 - 8:30 AM and 10:45 AM Services
    • Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
    • Jeremiah 23:1-6 / Psalm 23 / Ephesians 1:15-23 / Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
    • The sermon this week will be given by Ben Holsteen.
  • TCT and Children's Church topics:
    • We have suspended Adult, Children's, Middle School and High School TCT for the rest of the Summer.  We will be retooling all of our TCT offerings over the next couple of months and will recommence weekly TCT in the Fall.
    • We will have Children's Church this week.  


Sister Parish Prayer Requests


  • The Friday Morning Men's Group has moved their meeting venue: from Panera to the HTAC church building in the Adult TCT room.  The group meets at 7 a.m. on Friday mornings.  Newcomers are always welcome!!
  • Church Building Fund - Those interested in making a special donation to the Church Building Fund can find the pledge/donation form by clicking here.  Please complete the form and place it in the Sunday plate or hand it to a Treasurer.
  • Parish Groups - sign up to join a Parish Group in the Fellowship Hall or online here!
  • New to Holy Trinity? Our next Newcomers Lunch will be held on Sunday, September 16, at 1 pm!
  • Want to take the next step in your faith journey at Holy Trinity? Our next Membership Class will be held on Sunday, October 7, from 1:00-4:00 pm!


Other Needs and Blessings:

  • Please be praying for those in our Church family and those in our community who are struggling with health issues and family challenges.  We respect here the privacy of individuals and families in the midst of hardship, but we know that God is intimately familiar with every circumstance and every need.  Your prayers to God, as Healer and Provider and Comforter, are powerful and effective.  Please join us in regular prayer for so many in need.

Upcoming Dates

Contact Information

Shipwrecked VBS

a big thank you!!!

VBS will be “in the books” by the end of this week!  What an amazing experience for everyone this was.

We send out a HUGE “Thank You” to all the volunteers who contributed to and supported our VBS effort.  We could not have done it without you!  From all the early planning and preparation to the care and shepherding of the children this past week:  every contribution and effort added value to the end product. 

We so appreciate your hearts for our children and your willingness to invest in these young people, who are the future of our church, our community and our culture.  There is truly nothing we do that is more important.

May the Lord’s blessing pour out on every participant and supporter of VBS.

Summer Events Postponed; Fall Events Planned

july 29


Our 5th-Sunday potluck on July 29 is cancelled for this year, due to the construction work on the church building.  The patio is being transformed into our new community space, and the work will even impact our access to the Fellowship Hall, when electrical and hvac connections have to be made.  To accommodate the construction team and to assure we don't interfere with the construction progress or create any unsafe conditions, we are opting to wait until the construction is completed and combine all of our celebrations into one big event for the opening of our new community space.

september 2 and September 9


But we have some great events planned for the end of the Summer!

On Sunday, September 2nd, we will have a special community gathering between services to celebrate the beginning of the Fall season, to enjoy the work progress on the addition to our building and to share some great food and conversation together.  Then on the following Sunday, September 9th, we will launch our new Adult, Children's and Youth TCT programs at Holy Trinity.  Stay tuned for more information about these events and celebrations. 

What to do Next:

If you have any questions or concerns about the schedule or our use of the building over the summer, please contact Mark Summers at

Teacher Training for Upper Elementary

august 18 and august 25


We are presenting training for our Upper Elementary TCT teachers on the curriculum planned for this Fall.  The training will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 on August 18 and August 25.  Please plan to attend one of the sessions.  This training will be important for all who plan to be involved in the Fall courses for our kids.


What to do Next:

If you are one of our existing Upper Elementary teachers, please look for an invitation to this training in your email, and PLEASE RSVP to the invite. 

If you are not currently an Upper Elementary TCT teacher but would be interested in participating, please contact Jonathon Thigpen at   

If you have other questions, contact Mark Summers at

Training for Worship Readers and Intercessors

august 19 and august 26


We are presenting some special training for our worship service Readers and Intercessors between services on August 19 and August 26.    This training is designed to take us “from strength to strength” in our worship services – building even on what we already do well to be even better for God’s Kingdom.

What to do Next:

If you currently participate in our Sunday worship services as a Reader or Intercessor, please look for an invitation to this training in your email, and PLEASE RSVP to the invitation for one of the sessions. 

If you are not currently a Reader or Intercessor in our worship services but would be interested in serving, please contact Mark Summers at

Anselm Society Special Events

July 27 and august 25


The Anselm Society is presenting two very special events in the coming weeks:

July 27 (7:00-9:00 p.m.) – Summer Series:  An Evening of Music with Crystal Creek to explore the mysteries of music at the intersection of folk and classical genres.  More information is available on the Anselm website: .

August 25 (2:00-3:30 p.m.) – A Lecture by Sally Lloyd-Jones to speak about the ways we shape children with intentional storytelling.  More information is available on the Anselm website: .

Sound Tech Team Training


In the near future, we will be conducting a training session for people interested in serving the church on Sunday mornings as a member of the Sound Tech Team.  This team serves a vital role every week during Sunday services.  Truly, without them we would not hear the music or the inspired words of our pastors and the liturgy; we would not have words and lyrics to follow during the services.


We need more volunteers for this important role on Sundays.  If you are interested in working with the Tech Team on the sound board, supporting the Sunday service, please send an email to Ben Holsteen to sign up for the training session.

Tri-Lakes Cares

Generous Donations LAST WEEK


Our food donations to Tri-Lakes Cares for July 16 was 68 lbs of food and two dozen paper bags!  Thank you for your continued generosity to this important safety-net agency for our community.  Tri-Lakes Cares deeply appreciates your donations and support.

Please remember that the need here is ongoing.  Tri-Lakes Cares is perpetually low on the following items in their "Help Yourself Market":

  • Beef Stew
  • Pancake Mix
  • Pasta "side" boxed mixes
  • Toilet paper
  • Feminine Hygiene products
  • Diapers - size 3, 4, 5
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned chicken and other meats
  • Cold or hot cereal
  • Powdered laundry detergent
  • Jelly
  • Beef or chicken soups
  • Snack packs for hungry kids

What to do Next:

Purchase some of these needed items during your weekly shopping trip and bring them to church to deposit in the basket 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.
  2. The Rwandan genocide took place 24 years ago. Please pray for continued reconciliation among the people as they continue to work together to move beyond 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.

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 ( or in the fellowship hall. Talk to Ben Holsteen with any questions!

Newcomers Lunch

Sunday, september 16, 1 PM


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 Mark!

Other upcoming Newcomers Lunches (Tentative):

  • Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 1 pm

Membership Class

Sunday, october 7, 1-4 pm


Seeking membership or just wanting to know even more about HTAC?  We have scheduled a membership/discovery class for October 7 (Sun) 1 pm to 4 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 Mark. 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):

  • pending

Quiet Bags Are Available for Children During Services


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.

Upcoming Dates


July 29 | Sunday 9:30 AM

Fifth Sunday Single Service at 9:30 (no potluck for this event)

Contact Information

Senior Pastor:

Rev. Matt Burnett -

Minister of Music and Church Programs:

Ben Holsteen -

Executive Assistant:

Mark Summers -

Building Phone Number: 719-505-8021

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