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The 2018 Pentecost 2 Activities and Schedule brochure is available here!

Top Several:

  • The Anselm Society is hosting a very special Steve Bell concert at the church on September 20.

  • We have scheduled two important celebrations around our construction project and office renovation. See more details about the events on September 23 and September 30 HERE.

  • We are holding a Membership Class on October 7 from 1 to 3 pm. For more information and to sign up for the class, check out the page HERE.

  • HTAC will be hosting a special women’s ministry event on October 13. This is a free women’s brunch with Christin Lazo. More information is available HERE.

Sunday Morning Services:

  • September 23, 2018 - 8:30 AM and 10:45 AM Services

    • Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    • Jeremiah 11:18-20 / Psalm 54 / Ephesians 6:10-24 / Mark 9:30-37

    • The sermon this week will be given by Fr. Matt Burnett.

  • TCT and Children's Church topics:

    • Adult TCT will continue the series taught by Glenn Paauw and will begin a new series taught by David Sachsenmaier.

    • Children's TCT and Children's Church will be held this Sunday. To see the topics to be covered in each session, please click the link HERE.

    • Middle School and High School TCT are working through the Narnian Catechism this week! More information on that special program can be found HERE.


Sister Parish Prayer Requests


  • Adult TCT continues this Sunday. Glenn Paauw is teaching a class on The First Jesus: Understanding the Messiah in his Original Context. David Sachsenmaier is starting a class on Emotionally Healthy Spirituality from the writings of Pete Scazzero. See more information on Adult TCT HERE.

  • A new men's group - the Hall of Men - is meeting monthly on the second Tuesday 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 Friday Morning Men's Group is now meeting at the HTAC church building in the Adult TCT room 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.

  • 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.

  • Life Groups - sign up to join a Life/Parish Group in the Fellowship Hall or online here!

  • New to Holy Trinity? Our next Newcomers Lunch, after this Sunday, will be on Sunday, November 4, at 12:30 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

Fall Celebrations - Construction

september 23 and september 30


We have some great events planned for the end of the Summer!

On Sunday, September 23rd, we will have a special community gathering between services to celebrate the beginning of the Fall season and the  completion of the addition to our building.

September 30th is a fifth Sunday, so we will be having a single service at 9:30 a.m., followed by a special potluck brunch to celebrate the new addition to the church building and the completion of construction.

What to do Next:

If you have any questions or concerns about the schedule, please contact Mark Summers at

Anselm Society Special Concert

september 20


The Anselm Society is presenting a very special musical event on September 20th in the HTAC Sanctuary from 7:00-9:00 p.m.:  An Evening of Tunes and Tales with Canadian singer/songwriter Steve Bell.

There is no cost to attend this concert, but please use the link on the Anselm Society webpage to reserve a seat.  There will be a freewill offering taken to help cover expenses.

You can find more information about Steve Bell and the concert on the Anselm website:  HERE.

Women’s Ministry Special Event

october 13

women’s brunch with christin lazo

Fear doesn't have to hold you back; it can be the catalyst that propels you into a deeper faith and more intimate relationship with God.

Come join other women for tea and brunch on October 13 from 9:30-11:30 am, as we explore the topic “Living Fearlessly” with author, speaker, and radio host, Christin Ditchfield Lazo.

This is a free event, but space is limited, so we ask that you please register by October 7, 2018. We welcome your donations on the day of the event!

Please register at this link: REGISTRATION (


Kids Events

Saturday, October 6, 5-7 pm

What: Blanket fort & S’mores party

Come join us for a fun movie night at the Church on Saturday, October 6 from 5 to 7 pm. We will have treats for the kids, and we’ll build a big blanket fort in the sanctuary, before we cue up some great Veggie Tales videos.

wednesday, October 31, 5-7 pm

What: halloween harvest festival

We will be hosting a big Halloween event at the Church with costumes and treats and great games and fun. There will even be a costume contest with prizes for the kids! We hope to see our families - adults and kids alike - involved in this great Fall event.

sunday, november 25, 5-7 pm

What: hanging of the greens

As part of our big Advent “Hanging of the Greens” event, our kids will be involved in a great Christmas cookie decorating party. More details will be forthcoming on this big Church-wide celebration. Stay tuned!

What to do next:

Please contact Jonathon Thigpen with questions about any of these 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

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

The first jesus

Glenn Paauw is teaching a course, beginning on September 9, entitled:  The First Jesus: Understanding the Messiah in his Original Context.

Here is a summary of the course:  Jesus was a first-century Jew, living under the rule of Rome at a particular moment in Israel's story. What were God's people thinking about and doing at this time? What were they afraid of? What were they longing for God to do? How did Jesus fit into this world? What was his message? Understanding what Jesus was saying and doing means understanding his world too. A fresh look at the first Jesus in his original context will give us deeper insight into the real Jesus—and what it means to follow him today.

emotionally healthy spirituality

This fall, we are offering a second Adult TCT class in the new Multi-purpose room at the church!

David Sachsenmaier will be presenting a course entitled:  Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.  This topic comes from writings by Pete Scazzero and offers some strong, practical guidance on how we walk out our faith in emotionally healthy ways. David’s class begins on September 23.

Children's TCT and Children's Church

september 23, 2018

Children's TCT and Children’s Church meets this week and will be working on the following content: 

  • Early Elementary: We are continuing the fall material from David C Cook's Bible in Life series with a lesson from John 9:1-38; 20:31 about how “Jesus Helps Us Believe.”

  • Upper Elementary: The kids will be working in the Faith Inkubators program on the Lord’s Prayer, looking this week at “Hallowed” and how that word shows honor to God's name. 

  • Children’s Church: The lesson this week will be from Mark 8:27-30, about how Jesus is the Messiah.

Tri-Lakes Cares

Generous Donations LAST WEEK


Our food donations to Tri-Lakes Cares for September 17 was an amazing 44 lbs of food!  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the effort. Your continued generosity to this important safety-net agency for our community is so important.  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. We have received the news that repairs to the 2 sub parish church buildings in Nyagatovu have been completed and are awaiting inspection by the government officials.  Please pray for the speedy approval of the buildings for use and for wisdom, strength and guidance for Bishop Emmanuel and the clergy as they plan and move forward from 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.

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

Newcomers Lunch

Sunday, november 4, 12:30 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!

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


september 30 | Sunday 9:30 AM

Fifth Sunday Single Service at 9:30 with potluck afterwards

october 7 | Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 pM

HTAC Membership Class

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