These are the headlines for our weekly Happenings. Titles with links lead to full articles. The articles are also available directly on our website at holytrinityanglican.church/happenings-index
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:
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 / Psalm 148:1-6 / Revelation 21:1-6 / John 13:31-35
The sermon this week will be given by Ben Holsteen.
TCT will be in session this week. Children’s Church will meet during the second service. For more information on TCT, see the following links:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Zepf, Senior Lay Leader: email@example.com
Stephanie Ionita: firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Hedges: email@example.com
Jim Barager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tedi Lojewski: email@example.com
Bill Wilcox: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.