HTAC Happenings

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  • Please sign your teens up online here or in the Fellowship Hall if they would like to be part of the Youth ministry this year!


Upcoming Dates

Contact Information

Voices of Grief Screening

Wednesday, 8/23, 6:30 pm at the church


Holy Trinity has the opportunity to  present the new documentary film "Voices of Grief, Honoring the Sacred Journey" on August 23rd, at 6:30 pm at the church.  "This film explores the discouragement in our culture for the normal grief and mourning process while at the same time offering a new perspective on how to honor, transform and integrate our grief." The producer of the film, Kathy Sparnins, is a local resident and bereavement counselor, and will be with us to introduce it and take your questions. As follow up, there is the possibility of HTAC offering an eight week grief education and support group led by Kathy Sparnins.  There will be a sign up sheet the night of the film to indicate your interest, which we will use to determine if we can offer the follow up sessions.

What to do Next:

Please join us on Wed, August 23, at 6:30 pm at the church to view the film.  If you would like more information on the film, please visit:  If you are interested in being part of a possible eight week grief education and support group starting in September, please sign up the night of the viewing. If you cannot attend the viewing but are interested in being part of the follow up group, please let Deacon Deb know.

Adult TCT series concludes this week – Hard Teachings

Jim Strub teaching


Last Sunday we saw how to overcome the “impossibility” of obeying the hard teachings. It was staring us in the face all the time; but maybe we just couldn't bring ourselves to accept it, let alone do it – like die to self, be born again – and He in us, we in Him.

This Sunday, 20 August, we will conclude the series by focusing on one particular human trait that can hinder putting any of this into practice – namely, hanging on to unforgiveness, and its soul-mate: anger.

Please pray for the Holy Spirit to place on your heart the name of someone you need to forgive, or someone you are still angry with – maybe just simmering, but nevertheless, angry. There may be more than one. Come to TCT with this on Sunday. No one else will know who these people are. But as we proceed you may find a sense of peace and freedom you have not known in some time.

What to do Next:

Join us in the Adult TCT room at 10!

Church-Wide Annual Parish Retreat

September 8-10 at Spring Canyon


Please plan to join in the HTAC retreat from September 8 – 10, 2017. This is an opportunity to grow closer to God and to your Church family in a beautiful, relaxed setting. There will be time for teaching, worship, sharing and outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking on the ponds, fishing and mountain biking. Meals, always a highlight, are delicious and varied, and Chef Rory and his team will cheerfully accommodate special dietary needs.

Our retreat will begin Friday evening at around 5:30 pm with dinner and will wrap up Sunday morning with worship after breakfast (around 11). If you can’t come Friday night, come Saturday morning. Cost is $185 per adult and $129.50 for children 3 – 12. Kids under 3 are free. This includes 5 meals and lodging. There are also several RV spots available. Cost is $45 per night plus $111/adult and $66.50 per child. PLEASE don’t let concerns about cost prevent you from attending. Generous help is available simply by talking to Kevin Brooks, our senior lay leader.

What to do Next:

Don’t miss out on this wonderful event! Feedback from previous years has been overwhelmingly positive. Sign up by September 1 in the Fellowship Hall or online here. Contact Andrea Wilcox at for more information.

Tri-Lakes Cares

Last Week's Donations & Ongoing Needs


HTAC’s food and diaper donation for August 6 was 16 lbs of food and a 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.

Seeking Pianists or Other Musicians to Help Lead Hymns at Liberty Heights

Contact David Sachsenmaier for more information


Holy Trinity holds services at the Liberty Heights community on Sunday mornings at 9:30 in addition to our services at the main building. Unfortunately, our pianist who currently accompanies the hymns at these services is not able to continue due to her health. We are therefore seeking pianists or other musicians who can accompany the hymns each week for the service. If we have enough volunteers, we may be able to establish a rotating schedule.

What to do Next:

This is a great way to reach out to our LH family and help lead worship! If you or someone you know is interested in playing for a couple of hymns at some of these services, please contact David Sachsenmaier as soon as possible at or (719) 646-9690.

The Tuesday Morning Prayer Gathering is Seeking Additional Members

Contact Barbara Osborne


The Tuesday morning prayer gathering meets at 9:30 am in the sanctuary at Holy Trinity to pray for the church, its members, families and their extended families and friends.  These ladies and gentlemen are cordially, but strongly, encouraging all people of prayer to join them for this most important of HTAC Ministries. 

What to do Next:

You can just join them by being at Holy Trinity at 9:30 am on Tuesday mornings, or if you need more information contact Barbara Osborne at

The Altar Guild Is in Immediate Need of Help


Immediate help is needed to support this important ministry, especially at the 10:45 service.

What to do Next:

If you are already trained or are available to be trained, please Contact Ashley Carlson and join this outstanding group who setup and cleanup, at the Lord’s table.

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

August 18 | Friday 7-10 pm

Anselm Society Pub Night with Tim Coons at Downtown Fine Spirits & Wines - 103 S Wahsatch Ave

August 23 | Wednesday 6:30 PM

Voices of Grief screening at HTAC

August 27 | Sunday 10:00 am

Adult TCT Presentation by Jason Dilger from Mercy's Gate

September 1 | Friday

Deadline to sign up for the Annual Parish Retreat at Spring Canyon

September 8-10 | Friday-Sunday

Annual Parish Retreat at Spring Canyon

September 15 | Friday 7-9 pm

Anselm Society Pub Night: Imaginative Theology at Downtown Fine Spirits & Wines - 103 S Wahsatch Ave

September 29 | Friday 7:00 pm

Forté Handbell Quartet presents, "On the Road Again" (sendoff concert) at Mesa Hills Bible Church - 615 W Uintah St

October 8 | Sunday 3:00 pm

Forté Handbell Quartet presents, "On the Road Again" (homecoming concert) at Sunrise Church - 2655 Briargate Blvd

October 20 | Friday 7-10 pm

Anselm Society Pub Night: Storytelling

December 15 | Friday 7-10 pm

Anselm Christmas Party

Contact Information

Minister of Music and Church Programs:

Ben Holsteen -

Executive Assistant:

Dillon Ekle -

Building Phone Number: 719-505-8021

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