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

The 2019 Lent and Easter Activities and Schedule brochure is available here!

Top Several:

  • We are hosting a Membership Class on Sunday, March 24, from 2 – 5 PM.  The Membership Class reviews the theology and history of Holy Trinity and of Anglicanism in general, and it offers a look into what membership at HTAC is all about.  Find more information BELOW.

  • On Wednesday evenings at 5:30 pm during Lent, join us for our Soup Suppers and Wednesday evening Lent services. Please sign up to bring soup (or something that goes with soup). Our special Lenten contemplative service will begin at 6:15 PM.  The service will build upon the Integrated Spirituality topic offered in the sermon and the Adult TCT class on the preceding Sunday.

  • The Forte Handbell Quartet is coming to HTAC on Saturday, March 23rd, for a concert! This amazing group is. . .amazing. You don’t want to miss their show. The performance starts at 7 PM at the Church. For more information, check out the HTAC Facebook page, or the Forte Facebook page.

  • If you have a heart for discipling children, we need you! We are looking for men and women who are willing to commit to one Sunday a month to teach one of our children’s TCT classes and Children’s Church. If you are interested, please contact Jonathon Thigpen.

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Missions/Outreach:

Sister Parish Prayer Requests

Adults:

  • 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 about the Worship Team HERE and the Tech Team HERE.

YOUTH/Children/Families:

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


Events for Lent: Wednesday Soup Suppers and Services

March 27 and april 3, 10

Each Wednesday of Lent, we will host a soup supper potluck at the Church at 5:30 pm. The soup supper will precede the Wednesday Lenten Evening Service that will begin at 6:15.

We invite everyone from our HTAC family to join us for a time of fellowship and good food, and then a service of reflection and worship for the life of Jesus and the sacrifice He made for us on the Cross.

We need volunteers to sign up to provide soup and/or accompanying supper foods for each of the Wednesday events. Signups are extremely important, because we want to avoid having too much food or too little food for each of the Wednesday evenings.

We have provided Soup Supper signup sheets in the Fellowship Hall, or you can sign up online at this LINK. If you have any questions about the Soup Suppers, please contact Michelle Johannes via email at decorator30@hotmail.com or contact the Church Office at mark@holytrinityanglicanchurch.org.


Anselm Society Annual Conference - Imagination Redeemed

april 26 and 27, 2019

What:

Imagination Redeemed is the annual conference of The Anselm Society. It is a gathering of people who long to see God’s mysteries being illuminated more clearly on the stage of our world; to find His handiwork everywhere; and to see His people filled will the kind of stories, songs, and ideas that awaken them to their parts in the Great Drama.

In this, its third year, the two-day conference will happen in three acts, as we explore the three realms where the sacred theater of the work of God’s people plays out. Along the way, we will be inspired by great works of art and music and literature, old and new, that have been created toward one end: displaying God’s presence on earth.

The conference will feature keynote presentations by Hans Boerma, author of Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry, by John Skillen, author of Putting Art (Back) In Its Place, and by Junius Johnson, author of Father of Lights: A Theology of Beauty.   

Where and when:

Imagination Redeemed will be hosted by The Anselm Society on April 26 and 27 at The Pinery at the Hill, overlooking downtown Colorado Springs.

how to get tickets:

To register for Imagination Redeemed, visit the Anselm website or the event website at https://www.imaginationredeemed.com/. Cost for the two-day conference is $225 per person. Discounted rates are available for Guild members and Anselm Patrons.

This conference will sell out, so get your tickets soon.  This is an opportunity you don't want to miss!

If you have questions, reach out to the Church Office or to Terri Moon or Brian Brown.


Sunday Service Lay Leaders Needed

WHAT:

We need Lay Leaders and volunteers in two key areas on Sundays.

First, we need nursery volunteers. We are building a team of individuals who can work alongside Amy, our nursery lead, for one service on one Sunday every month. That’s an ask for just 2 hours of your time every other month!  Please consider joining us in caring for the youngest members of our community, so their parents can attend services on a regular basis with our Church Gathered.

Second, our Sunday services require as many as 10 individual Lay Leaders for each service to cover all of the functions that we, as a congregation, require in order to deliver a quality, participatory worship service. And those 10 individuals do not include the worship team! We need acolytes, greeters, readers, Chalice bearers, offering ushers, prayer team members, and offering counters. We would love to share the blessing of service across a large team, so no individual is asked to serve more than a couple of times each month. To achieve that goal, we need a LOT of additional volunteers. Would you consider joining us?

Next STEPS:

If you are interested in serving on the Nursery Team, please contact Jonathon Thigpen via email at jonathon@holytrinityanglicanchurch.org, or sign up for the team online HERE through our CCB website.

If you are interested in serving as a Lay Leader for Sunday services, please contact Mark in the Church Office at mark@holytrinityanglicanchurch.org, or sign up for the Service Volunteers Team online HERE through our CCB website.


Recruiting Musicians

WHAT:

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. 

Next STEPS:

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

Beginning on February 24, we will launch our second module of Integrated Spirituality in Adult TCT on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m.

God the son

In this second module of the Anglican Catechism, we will explore the second member of the Trinity: God the Son. We will be examining the story of Jesus, the Son, beginning with His eternal presence in perfect community with the Father and the Spirit, following his incarnation as Emmanuel (“God with us”), His walk in community with us in His life and ministry, His sharing in our suffering and redemption of humanity through his torture, death and resurrection, and His return to the Father to rule and reign over the new heaven and the new earth.

As with the first module, we will be integrating all levels of our experiences as Church and as community in the examination and experience of God the Son. The content will launch through the Sunday sermon, will be explored in the TCT setting, will be reinforced in our Wednesday evening Lent services, and will be discussed in our Life Group settings.

Our goal remains the same as expressed at the beginning of our undertaking in Integrated Spirituality: to faithfully know God and to personally experience His love.

This second module in Integrated Spirituality will run from February 24 up to Palm Sunday on April 14.


Youth TCT

The Narnian catechism

On February 24 and March 3, the youth TCT classes will join the Adult TCT classes in the launch of the second module of Integrated Spirituality. From March 10 to April 14, the youth TCT classes will return to the Narnian Catechism content. More information is available on the Catechism HERE.


Children's TCT and Children's Church

Children's TCT and Children’s Church will continue this week. 

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.  


Kids Events

saturday, march 30, 5:30-7:30 pm

What: lent art party

Join us for an evening of fun and creativity for the kids. We’ll be creating art for the season of Lent.

What to do next:

Please contact Jonathon Thigpen with questions about the kids events. 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 jonathon@holytrinityanglicanchurch.org


Tri-Lakes Cares

Donation TOTALS for march 7, 2019

What:

Our donation to Tri-Lakes Cares for March 7 was 57 lbs of groceries!  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

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.


Newcomers Lunch

Sunday, april 7, 12:30 PM

What:

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 April 7, 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, march 24, 2:00-5:00 pm

What:

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

Consider attending our Membership Class. We have one scheduled for January 20 (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

march 20 - April 10 | wednesdays 5:30 - 7:00 pM

Wednesday Lent Soup Suppers followed by a Lent Special Service

march 24 | sunday 2:00 - 5:00 pM

Membership Class

march 30 | saturday 5:30-7:00 PM

Kids’ Lenten Art Party

march 31 | 5th sunday 9:30 AM

Single Service and Potluck Brunch

april 7 | sunday 12:30 - 2:00 pM

Newcomers Lunch

april 14 | palm sunday

Special services at 8:30 and 10:45 AM

april 21 | easter sunday

Special services at 8:30 and 10:45 AM


Contact Information

Senior Pastor:

Rev. Matt Burnett - matt@holytrinityanglicanchurch.org

Minister of Music and Church Programs:

Ben Holsteen - ben@holytrinityanglicanchurch.org

business manager:

Mark Summers - mark@holytrinityanglicanchurch.org

Building Phone Number: 719-505-8021

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