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Top Several:

  • Acolyte Ministry Meeting: We are developing a new and exciting vision for the Acolyte Ministry at HTAC. On May 19, we want to share with those who are interested our thoughts and ideas. Whether you are interested in the acolyte ministry as a participant, as an interested parent, or as an adult supporter, we invite you to join us for lunch after services on May 19 for a lively conversation about acolyting.   Lunch will be provided. 

  • The Persecuted Church: There has been more persecution of Christ’s Church in the last century than in all centuries combined. Dr. Sid Webb has visited the persecuted in many lands, including Sudan, Syria, Vietnam, Lao, India, China, and Nepal. In a new Adult TCT series, which begins on Sunday, May 19, Dr. Webb will share stories and images from the field, while touching on some of the critical questions around persecution of the Body of Christ. Come to this vital TCT, and you’ll leave informed and inspired!

  • 20’s & 30’s Dinner: Our young singles and young families are invited to gather and to share a meal together with the leadership at Holy Trinity on Saturday, May 25 at 6 PM at the Church.  We will enjoy fellowship and have a conversation about the life of the church and their place within it.  If you are among our 20’s and 30’s singles and families, please let us know whether you will be able to attend this important event in the planning for the future of Holy Trinity!

  • Confirmation Sunday: One of the biggest days of the Church year for Holy Trinity is coming: Confirmation Sunday! On Pentecost Sunday, June 9, we will have Confirmations at our 8:30 and 10:45 AM services. Bishop Ken Ross will be preaching at both services, and the Bishop will be conducting the laying on of hands and prayer for daily increase in the Holy Spirit for those going through Confirmation. This is a service you won’t want to miss! We are excited for our brothers and sisters who are being Confirmed and received into the Church on June 9, and we are looking forward to the message that Bishop Ken will bring.

Sunday Morning Services:


Sister Parish Prayer Requests


  • We have several small group experiences available and open to those looking for discipleship and community:

    • The Hall of Men - a monthly men’s group - is meeting on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00-9:00 pm to share a meal and talk about heroes of the historic Church and Godly manhood. See more information about the Hall of Men HERE.

    • The Prayer Team meets on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 at the Church. The team prays for the needs of the Church, the needs of individuals and families, and the needs of our country and world. All are invited to join this group of dedicated prayer warriors.

    • The Thursday morning Ladies Bible Study meets at the Church on Thursday mornings from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. New participants are always welcome to join this group for a time of prayer, community and study of God’s Word.

    • The Friday Morning Men's Group is now meeting at the HTAC church building at 7 a.m. on Friday mornings. Newcomers are always welcome!!

  • We are recruiting volunteers to participate on the Worship Team (as musicians) and on the Tech Teams (sound and Powerpoint) for Sunday mornings and other events. See more information HERE.


Feedback and Leadership Contacts:

  • We have a comment/feedback form in our CCB online environment that offers a quick and easy means to communicate directly with the Senior Pastor and the Senior Lay Leader on the Leadership Team.  You can access the comment form at this link: COMMENT FORM.

  • Our LT members always invite and welcome your thoughts, suggestions and questions. If you would like to connect with any of our Leadership Team members directly, you can always catch them on a Sunday morning, or you can reach out via their email addresses, which are provided below:

    • Fr. Matt Burnett, Senior Pastor:

    • Tom Zepf, Senior Lay Leader:

    • Stephanie Ionita:

    • Caroline Hedges:

    • Jim Barager:

    • Tedi Lojewski:

    • Bill Wilcox:

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

2019 Walk for Life

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Please join us at Memorial Park on June 1st for our family-friendly two-mile walk and 5K fun run.  Your support makes it possible to provide free services to more than 15,000 people in Colorado Springs each year.  

Please pick up a pledge sheet in the Fellowship area. For more information, please contact Ashley Carlson, 531-7109, or go to to sign up electronically.

Acolyte Ministry Meeting

sunday, may 19 @ 12:30 Pm 

Did you know that being an acolyte is something that can involve adults as well as youth?

The history of the acolyte goes back centuries in the Anglican Church. Acolytes hold an important role in any Anglican Church, and that role is important here at Holy Trinity, as well. 

Over the past several months, we have been praying about this ministry and how it should be approached and performed at our church. We’ve developed an exciting vision for the Acolyte Ministry at HTAC, and on May 19, we want to share with those who are interested our thoughts and ideas.

If you are interested in hearing about the acolyte ministry, either as a participant, as an interested parent, or as an adult supporter, we invite you to join us for lunch after services on May 19 for a lively conversation. We’d love to see current acolytes in attendance and any middle school aged or older youth or adults who might be interested in participating.

Please put May 19 at 12:30 on your calendar and come join the Clergy and the acolyte leaders to discuss the role of the acolyte in our church worship.   Lunch will be provided.   

Sunday Service Lay Leaders Needed


We are planning a major refresh of our systems for recruiting and scheduling service volunteers for Sundays at HTAC. 

Our service volunteers include the current positions that are involved in Sunday services: greeters, readers, offering ushers, Chalice bearers, and pray-ers. In addition, we are integrating into our master list of service volunteers others who serve on Sundays, including the sound board and powerpoint tech positions, TCT and Children’s Church teachers, and potentially, new positions to help with those who are unable to drive themselves to services on Sunday.

Our goal is to coordinate all of our volunteers more effectively and to streamline the processes for scheduling individuals for particular needs on a given Sunday.


Please be praying about the ways that you could support our Sunday services.  Be forewarned:  we will be reaching out to folks and asking directly whether you are willing to participate in our Sunday worship activities.  

If you already know you are interested in volunteering for any of the Sunday support roles, please reach out to the Church Office, via email at, or by phone at 719-505-8021, or by signing up for the Service Volunteers Team online HERE through our CCB website.

Recruiting Musicians


Do you have a hidden musical talent? Do you love to sing? Do you play an instrument? As we move into a new season of ministry at Holy Trinity, we are looking for opportunities to expand our musical offerings on Sunday mornings both in our congregational singing and in integrating special music pieces into our gatherings throughout the seasons of the church year. If you play an instrument or sing and have interest in serving regularly on the worship team or more occasionally in a choir or with a special musical offering, we’d love to explore those options with you. 


Please contact Ben Holsteen with any questions or to sign up for an audition.  You can also sign up for the Worship Team HERE .

Adult TCT

David Sachsenmaier is presenting our second series of classes on Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, from the book by Pete Scazzero. This class began on May 5 and will run through June 23. The content for each week stands on its own, so please feel free to drop in for any of the classes offered by David; you will be blessed!

On May 19, we will offer a second Adult TCT class, taught by Sid Webb. This class on the persecuted Church will run for 4 weeks, from May 19 until June 23.

Adult TCT classes will be held on May 19, May 26, June 2 and June 23. We will have no TCT on June 9 (for confirmations) and on June 16 (for Trinity Sunday). Adult TCT will take its summer hiatus beginning on June 30 and will return for our Fall offerings on August 11.

Youth TCT

The Narnian catechism

On May 5, the youth TCT classes will return to the Narnian Catechism content. More information is available on the Catechism HERE.

Youth TCT classes will be held on May 19, May 26, June 2 and June 23. We will have no TCT on June 9 (for confirmations) and on June 16 (for Trinity Sunday). Youth TCT will take its summer hiatus beginning on June 30 and will return for our Fall offerings on August 11.

Children's TCT and Children's Church

Children's TCT and Children’s Church will return on May 5.

Early Elementary: The new curriculum is based on the Jesus Storybook Bible. Through memory verses, fun and engaging activities, and the stories within the Jesus Storybook Bible, our younger children will discover that Jesus loves them and that He is the Great Rescuer! 

Upper Elementary: The new curriculum will be Tru. Tru is a spiritually forming, parent-empowering curriculum that equips children, leaders and families to know Jesus and live out a vibrant lifetime of faith.  Tru focuses on God’s redemptive narrative where God is at the center. Children will hear Tru discuss The Big God Story, continually reminding them that the story is not done, and they are a part of it.  

Please note: Children’s TCT classes will be held on May 19, May 26, June 2 and June 23. We will have no TCT on June 9 (for confirmations) and on June 16 (for Trinity Sunday). Children’s TCT will take its summer hiatus beginning on June 30 and will return for our Fall offerings on August 11.

Kids Events

saturday, May 18, 5:30-7:30 pm

What: nerf party

Join us for an evening of fun and adventure for the kids. We’ll be creating hosting a NERF party with toys and games and competitions around all things NERF. Middle and High School students are welcome to attend, as well, to help with the games and activities.

What to do next:

Please contact Jonathon Thigpen with questions about the event. Please also let him know whether your youngsters will be attending any of the events, so we can plan for refreshments and supplies.  Jonathon can be reached at

Tri-Lakes Cares

Donation TOTALS for may 6, 2019


Our donation to Tri-Lakes Cares for May 6 was 40 lbs of groceries and 2 dozen paper bags.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the effort. Your generosity in support of this important safety-net agency for our community makes such a great difference.  Tri-Lakes Cares deeply appreciates your donations and support.

Please remember that the need in our community 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. Our sister parish is asking particularly for prayer for their schools:

    • That their primary school, run in partnership with the government for 700 students, would be able to hire more teachers and find more tables and desks for the teachers and students;

    • That their primary school director would be able to setup an office in the school building;

    • That the Mukarange nursery school, which serves 60 students between the ages for 3 and 5, would be able to increase to two classrooms with 30 students each;

    • That supplies for games and student materials would be received for the nursery school; and

    • That the Ntaruka sub-parish would be able to start their own nursery school, because there are no classes nearby for their youngest students.

  2. Please pray for the Rwandan people and the ongoing struggle for reconciliation, as they continue to work together to move beyond the tragic time of loss and suffering experienced during the Rwandan genocide.

  3. We pray for the families of our sister parish: for the parents, for children, 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 impact and growth for 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.

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.

Newcomers Lunch

Sunday, may 26, 12:30 PM


We have postponed our next Newcomers Lunch from April 7 to May 26. Please note the date change!

If you are a visitor, new attender, or anyone who wants a chance to visit with Pastor Matt and other leaders to learn about Holy Trinity, this is a great way to do it!

The Newcomers Lunch is relaxed and informal. Over lunch, the conversation is Q&A-driven, and we talk and answer questions to give you an opportunity to learn more about who we are and what we do here at Holy Trinity.

What to do Next:

If you would like to attend our next Newcomers Lunch on May 26, please RSVP so that we can plan food accordingly! You can RSVP by signing up online or by emailing Mark in the Church office!

Membership Class

Sunday, June 2, 2:00-5:00 pm


Seeking membership or just wanting to know even more about HTAC?  

Consider attending our Membership Class. We have one scheduled for June 2 (Sunday), from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The Membership Class reviews the theology and history of Holy Trinity and of Anglicanism in general. This is a comprehensive class on our collective and foundational beliefs, and it offers a look into what membership at HTAC is all about.

Whether you are 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. It is also a required experience for those wanting to become members of HTAC and qualify for voting in the annual meeting in January.

What To Do Next:

Please RSVP by signing up online, 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

Upcoming Dates

May 19 | sunday 12:30 - 2:00 pM

Acolyte Ministry Information and Organization Meeting (Lunch will be provided.)

May 26 | sunday 12:30 - 2:00 pM

Newcomers Lunch

june 2 | sunday 2:00 - 5:00 pM

Membership Class

june 9 | Pentecost and confirmation sunday

In addition to regular services, we will have Confirmation Services for those who are being confirmed or are choosing recommitment.

Contact Information

Senior Pastor:

Rev. Matt Burnett -

Minister of Music and Church Programs:

Ben Holsteen -

business manager:

Mark Summers -

Building Phone Number: 719-505-8021

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