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The Lent 2018 Activities and Schedule Brochure can be found on our Website!

Top Several:

Sunday Morning Services:

  • February 25, 2018 - 8:30 & 10:45 AM
    • The Second Sunday of Lent
    • Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 / Psalm 22:23-31 / Romans 4:13-25 / Mark 8:31-38
  • The sermon this week will be given by Fr Matt Burnett
  • Current Adult TCT series, 2/18-3/18: The Cross of Jesus - Five week Lenten series, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 - Pastor Matt teaching

Missions/Outreach:

Adults:

  • Special Weekly Services in Lent - Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Evensong beginning the week of 2/18
  • Altar Flower Donations - Celebrate, commemorate, or honor a loved one or event by signing up to donate to the flower fund! - See article for details, and sign up in the Fellowship Hall
  • Parish Groups Immerse Initiative - Now is a great time to join parish groups, as we prepare to read through the New Testament together in Lent - Sign up in the Fellowship Hall or online here!
  • Easter is a traditional time for Baptisms - See Pastor Matt's letter for more information, and talk to him if you are interested or have questions about baptism for yourself or your children!
  • "Confirmation" in the Anglican World - Wondering about what Confirmation is, or if it is right for you? Read Pastor Matt's letter and contact him or Dillon with questions!
  • New to Holy Trinity? Our next Newcomers Lunch will be Sunday, March 4, at 1 pm!
  • Want to take the next step in your faith journey at Holy Trinity? Our next Membership Class will be Sunday, April 22, at 1-4 pm!

Youth:

  • Youth ministry (12-18 yo / 6th - 12th grade) started back up week of January 14 - contact Ben Holsteen if interested in participating
  • Easter is a traditional time for Baptisms - See Pastor Matt's letter for more information, and talk to him if you are interested or have questions about baptism for yourself or your children!
  • "Confirmation" in the Anglican World - Wondering about what Confirmation is, or if it is right for you? Read Pastor Matt's letter and contact him or Dillon with questions!

Children/Families:

Upcoming Dates

Contact Information


The Cross of Jesus

Lenten Adult TCT: Feb 18 - Mar 18

What Happened? What Did It Mean? How Do We Know? What Should We do?

We speak of Jesus' cross in so many different ways. Yet, what are we saying? How do we know? What might it imply for our lives that we don't even recognize? In Lent we'll engage all this and more.  I hope to see you over these 5 weeks during TCT.

Week 1: The Cross as Torture and Humiliation – Reality Sets In

Week 2: The Cross and The Past – Release

Week 3: The Cross and The Present – Strength

Week 4: The Cross and The Future – Hope

Week 5: The Cross and The Supper – Communion

Pastor Matt teaching.


Blessing Bags for the Homeless

Available in the Entryway

What:

We have collected the donations and packaged them into bags. They are now ready for you to take!

Take a couple of Blessing Bags to give to those who you feel would make use of their contents due to need. These bags contain socks, toiletries, and other items the people living on the streets may need to stay clean and warm.

What to do Next:

The Blessing Bags are in the entryway. Please take one or two to distribute as you feel they are needed!


Special Weekly Services in Lent

Wednesday Morning and Evening Prayer

Wednesdays, February 21-March 21 – 7 AM & 6:30 PM

Morning and Evening Prayer, essential to historic Anglicanism, are reflective services incorporating prayer and Scripture reading. Similar to our regular Sunday Morning services, these services feature readings from the Old and New Testaments, including readings from the Psalms and from the Gospels, in addition to prayers for ourselves, our community, and our world.

Evening Prayer each week will be followed by a devoted time of healing prayer (sometimes called Soaking Prayer) and anointing with oil for anyone in need of healing, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual.

Thursday Night Evensong

Thursdays, February 22-March 22 – Soup at 6 PM, Service at 7 PM

Evensong follows a similar structure to Evening Prayer, but includes musical offerings, including a choir and guest musicians each week, and uses singing or chanting for some of the prayers and the Psalm.

The Evensong services will be preceded by a Soup Supper in the Fellowship Hall. Sign up online or in the Fellowship Hall to bring a soup one or more weeks, and if you forget to sign up, bring one anyway!

Newcomers Lunch

Sunday, March 4, 1 PM

What:

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 Dillon!

Other upcoming Newcomers Lunches (Tentative):

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 1 pm
  • Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 1 pm
  • Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 1 pm
  • Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 1 pm

Children's Lenten Art Party

Friday, March 9, 5-7:30 PM

What:

We will have a children’s art party during Lent, to give our young members a way to engage and express the season. Then, their artwork will be displayed for the congregation!

What to do Next:

Sign up online here, or sign up in the Fellowship Hall. Talk to Jonathon Thigpen for more information!


Tri-Lakes Cares

Last Week's Donations & Ongoing Needs

What:

HTAC’s food and diaper donation for February 18 was 58 lbs of food and 3 dozen paper grocery bags! (Grocery bags are also appreciated.) Thank you for your continued generosity – Tri-Lakes Cares always expresses great appreciation and gratitude for your donations!

Remember, Tri-Lakes Cares is perpetually low on the following items:

  1. Beef Stew
  2. Pancake Mix
  3. Pasta "side" boxed mixes
  4. Toilet paper
  5. Feminine Hygiene products
  6. Diapers - size 3, 4, 5
  7. Canned fruits
  8. Canned chicken and other meats
  9. Cold or hot cereal
  10. Powdered laundry detergent
  11. Jelly
  12. Beef or chicken soups
  13. Snack packs for hungry kids

What to do Next:

Purchase some of these needed items during your weekly shopping trip, bring and deposit them in the basket located to the right, just inside the sanctuary doors.  We will get them delivered to Tri-Lakes Cares.


Altar Flower Donations

Sign up in the Fellowship Hall

What:

Members of the congregation are invited to celebrate, honor, or commemorate a loved one or an event by signing up to donate money for Altar Flowers on one or more Sundays. Simply sign up for a Sunday on the sign up poster in the Fellowship Hall, then put your donation (marked "altar flowers") in the offering plate at any time. Notice of the contribution (e.g., "Altar Flowers are given in celebration/memory of ...") can be included in the service outlines, if applicable.

Flowers cost up to $25 per week through the year, with extra expenses for Easter lilies and Christmas poinsettias. During the seasons of Advent and Lent we do not have flowers at the Altar, but you may still contribute to the flower fund on those Sundays, and the donation will help cover other weeks, seasons, and events.

What to do Next:

Sign up for a Sunday on the poster in the Fellowship Hall, then put your $25 donation in the offering plate at your convenience. If you would like us to include notice of the contribution, please include a note to that effect with your donation or email Dillon (holytrinityac@gmail.com) with the information.

If you would like to be involved in the purchasing and arranging of flowers at the altar through the year, contact Pat Dacy at 719-574-8958 for information about joining the Flower Guild.


Parish Groups Immerse Initiative

What:

Our Immerse Bibles have arrived, and there is still time to join a group!

The Lenten reading plan (covering the entire New Testament over Lent and Easter) will begin on Monday, February 19, but you can also jump in a little late. Talk to Ben Holsteen for more information!

What is Immerse:

This program is designed not as a Bible Study curriculum, but a Bible reading program, the idea being that when we engage the Bible story together and walk through it in community, it will begin to impact us in deep ways as we find the ways our own stories are intimately tied to the Bible’s grand narrative. For Lent and Easter, we will be reading through and discussing the "Messiah" volume, containing the New Testament.

The way that we are going to pursue this together is through Parish Groups where we’ll meet regularly to discuss what we’ve been reading and dig into the text together. So if you've not yet signed up for a Parish Group or have been on the fence about jumping in, now is the time!

What to do Next:

If you are interested in taking part in this, please let us know now, either by signing up on our website (https://htac.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/13/responses/new) or in the fellowship hall and we’ll be rolling out more information in the coming weeks. Talk to Ben Holsteen with any questions!


Baptism in the Anglican World

Baptisms for Easter

In the Scriptures, Baptism is portrayed as an amazingly rich and multi-faceted tableau, if you will. In the Scriptures, conversion to God in Christ by the Spirit, and into His People, is closely tied to Baptism. 

If you are a Believer, a Christian, and not yet baptized, I would love to talk to you, or you and your parents, about Baptism so that we can discuss bringing these things together.

If you are a Christian parent of a child of any age and they are not yet Baptized, I would also love to talk to you. I realize that for some Infant Baptism is very important and tricky! So I am quite happy to spend the time necessary to discuss this and how it relates to Baby Dedication, etc. 

Many thanks!

in Christ,

matt


"Confirmation" in the Anglican World

Please read below and let Dillon or Matt if you are interested in the Confirmation Service and preparation. 

Confirmation is a service for young people who were baptized as infants, or young children, to publicly proclaim their Faith before God and in the midst of their Church Family, the Body of Christ, as well as receive the Bishop's prayers for an increased infilling of God the Holy Spirit and a sense of more-adult-like vocation.

This a remarkable Spirit-full service, and is strongly recommended for these young people.

For those baptized as adults, it has historically included these things, but with slightly different twist, since it is presumed that they made their public proclamation at their adult baptism. So, it has meant simply a public renewal of Faith and Vocation as an act of gratitude to God for that renewal, and/or a public statement of affiliation with the Anglican Communion across time, since this is often an important step for many.

Please contact me with any questions.

in Christ,

matt


Membership Class

Sunday, April 22, 1-4 pm

What:

Seeking membership or just wanting to know even more about HTAC?  We have scheduled a membership/discovery class for April 22 (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 Dillon. 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):

  • Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 1-4 pm
  • Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 1-4 pm
     

Youth Ministry

Key Information

What:

We do youth discipleship primarily Adult-led small groups of 2-4 students organized by age and sex, i.e., MS/HS and boys/girls each with their own adult leader that meet weekly for times of connecting, prayer, and exploring the scripture together. In addition, we regularly organize large group activities and events throughout the year to simply have fun together.

When:

These will begin again in the week of 14 January.

Where:

The venues may vary from coffee shops to the church.

How:

If you (or your child) are between the ages of 12-18 (6th-12th grade) and would be interested in participating in Holy Trinity's Youth Ministry, please contact our Minister of Church Programs, Benjamin Holsteen, at holytrinitymcp@gmail.com


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.


Upcoming Dates

Feb 21 - Mar 21 | Wednesdays 7 AM & 6:30 PM

7 AM: Morning Prayer
6:30 PM: Evening Prayer

Feb 22 - Mar 22 | Thursdays 7 PM

6 PM: Soup Supper
7 PM: Evensong

March 4 | Sunday 1-2 PM

Newcomers Lunch

March 9 | Friday 5-7:30 PM

Children's Lent Art Party

March 28 | Wednesday 6:30 PM

Stations of the Cross

March 29 | Thursday 6:30 PM

Maundy Thursday Service

March 30 | Friday noon

Noon-3 PM: Good Friday Meditations on the Last Seven Words of Christ
5 & 7 PM: Good Friday Evening Services with Cathedral Rock Church

March 31 | Saturday Noon

Easter Egg Stuffing Party

April 1 | Sunday

8:30 AM & 10:45 AM - Easter Services
10 AM - Children's Easter Egg Hunt

April 8 | Sunday 9:30 AM

Single Service at 9:30 AM, Compassion Sunday, and Easter Potluck Feast

April 22 | Sunday 1-4 PM

Membership Class


Contact Information

Senior Pastor:

Rev. Matt Burnett - mkburnett01@gmail.com

Minister of Music and Church Programs:

Ben Holsteen - holytrinitymcp@gmail.com

Executive Assistant:

Dillon Ekle - holytrinityac@gmail.com

Building Phone Number: 719-505-8021

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