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The 2019 Epiphany Activities and Schedule brochure is available here!

Top Several:

  • We will have a Membership Class this Sunday, January 20, from 2 to 5 pm at the Church. For more information, see the link HERE.

  • We will continue our new season of Teaching and Community Time (TCT) on January 20. See information HERE on the Adult TCT offerings, and information on the Children's Ministry offerings HERE.

  • We are making a strong call for volunteers in two major areas to support Sunday services. First, we still need nursery volunteers. One service on one Sunday a month is all we’re asking. Second, we need volunteers to help with a variety of roles in our main services as 8:30 and 10:45 on Sunday mornings. If you are willing to serve, please see the details HERE.

Sunday Morning Services:


Sister Parish Prayer Requests


  • 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.


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

Volunteers Needed


We need 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 a 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 volunteers 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 volunteers do not include the worship team! We need 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?


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

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

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

Beginning on January 6, we will have two outstanding offerings for Adult TCT on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m.

The First Church

In this six-week study of the Book of Acts, we will read the text from the perspective of an early church that is hearing Acts for the first time. We’ll imagine together how these early readers would have understood Luke’s story of the church’s formation and its spread from Jerusalem to Rome in their own context. Then we’ll consider how this impacts our lives in the church today. Each week we’ll look at a different theme in the Book of Acts that will give us insight into God’s work among his people from the earliest days of the church and discuss together what this means for our own lives. Chris Stroup will lead this class.

Beyond rescue

Does this sound familiar? “I’ve been saved for many years, but I’m still struggling. My relationships are a mess; I can’t seem to avoid poor and sinful choices; I can’t get past the bad things that have happened in my past. Where’s the freedom and healing I’m supposed to experience with Jesus?

Beyond Rescue is a relational discipleship program, created to support men and women who are ready to leave behind brokenness and unhealthy patterns of living. Jesus wants so much more for us than mere salvation: He want to take us beyond our rescue from death and into the freedom and healing He has for us. In this six-week series, we will examine six of the twelve modules from the Beyond Rescue Discipleship Experience, developed by Redeemed Seasons Ministries, and lay out some of the practical life fundamentals that Scripture presents for our journey into wellness. Mark Summers will lead this series.

Youth TCT

The Narnian catechism

On January 6, our 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

january 20, 2019

Children's TCT and Children’s Church will resume 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, january 26, 5:30-7:30 pm

What: hawaiian luau

Join us for a fun and exciting evening of Hawaiian-themed games and food for the children of our community.

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

Tri-Lakes Cares

Donation for january 14, 2019


Our donation to Tri-Lakes Cares for January 14 was 56 lbs of groceries and one dozen paper bags!  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


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, March 3, 12:30 PM


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 March 3, 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, january 20, 2:00-5:00 pm


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):

  • March 24, 2019

Upcoming Dates


january 20 | sunday 2:00 - 5:00 pM

Membership Class

January 26 | saturday 5:30-7:30 pM

Kids’ Event: Hawaiian Luau

February 24 | sunday

Integrated Spirituality - Module 2: God the Son

march 3 | sunday 12:30 - 2:00 pM

Newcomers Lunch

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

Membership Class

march 31 | 5th sunday 9:30 AM

Single Service and Potluck Brunch

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 -

Minister of Music and Church Programs:

Ben Holsteen -

business manager:

Mark Summers -

Building Phone Number: 719-505-8021

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