HTAC Happenings

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Membership/Discovery Class

Sunday, October 22, 1-4 pm


Seeking membership or just wanting to know more about HTAC?  Pastor Matt has scheduled a membership/discovery class for October 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 both non-members and new attendees, along with those wanting to qualify for voting in the annual meeting in January each year.

What To Do Next:

Please RSVP with Church Assistant at or signup in the Fellowship Hall.  If you want to attend but the scheduled date/time does not work for you, please discuss it with Pastor Matt.

Matthew Clark Concert

Saturday, October 28, 6:30 PM at HTAC


Come join us for an evening of uplifting and faith-shaped acoustic music from singer-songwriter, recording artist, acoustic guitar Ninja, and Sprinter van converter Matthew Clark. It’s all free and all good. Really good. Just show up and enjoy the poetic lyricism and musical fullness of a modern troubadour for Christ. Refreshments and fellowship following the concert.

What to do Next:

Matthew will be presenting an evening of songs and stories at HTAC on Saturday, October 28, at 6:30 PM. This is a free event and open to the public! Refreshments and fellowship will follow the concert.

Meal Train for the Carter Family

New dates available through November


The meal train planning for Chris and Stefani and family has been extended through November and there are more slots to fill. Thank you for your generous help during this difficult time!

What to do Next:

Click here to go to the meal train sign up page!

Cold Weather Clothing Drive for Springs Rescue Mission

Please bring your donations by October 29


Cold weather clothes drive for Springs Rescue Mission.  Cold weather has arrived again and we are collecting warm clothing items for the Mission.  Please check your closets and drawers for serviceable things like coats, gloves, sweaters, hats, boots, etc that you no longer need. Men's items are especially needed, but the Mission also cares for families and takes women's and children's items. Thanks in advance for your contribution!

What to do next:

Place your items in the big box in the front entrance area by Oct 29.  Deacon Deb will then take to the mission.

Single Service & Potluck

Sunday, October 29, 9:30 AM


October 29 is the fifth Sunday of the month, which means we'll have a single service together at 9:30 AM followed by a potluck brunch!

What to do next:

Set yourself a reminder to come at 9:30 for worship, and bring a main dish, side dish, or dessert to share!


Adult TCT Series October 1 - October 22

As we approach All Saints Day (1 November) the Adult Sunday School class has been looking into the subject of “saints.“

We have delved into definitions of words, what the Bible tells us, and what the Church says and provides.  In the final session of the series on the 22nd,  we will focus on discerning where each of us might now be on this journey into “sainthood” (small “s”).  It will be like a workshop, but internal to each person.

Jim Strub leading.

[Note: the church office has on file a PDF of the handouts from the first three sessions.  Dillon will email it to you on request.]

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing

Sunday, November 5, 10 AM


Each year, HTAC participates in Operation Christmas Child by preparing and collecting shoeboxes full of toys, toiletries, and other items for children around the world. This year we will prepare the boxes between the services on Sunday, November 5. We will begin collecting shoeboxes in the Fellowship Hall if you would like to pre-pack a box and return it by 11/5.

Visit for ideas on what to pack and what to avoid. Please note that this year, candy and toothpaste are no longer acceptable due to customs regulations! (If you have already purchased candy or toothpaste, you can also consider donating them to Tri-Lakes Cares, and toothpaste can also be donated to our Blessing Bags ministry!)

What to do Next:

On 11/5 we will spend the morning packing and wrapping shoeboxes. Come ready to work, bring supplies and $9 donations (each box needs a $9 donation for processing and shipping - a $2 increase from previous years). Contact Ashley Carlson for more information.

Tri-Lakes Cares

Last Week's Donations & Ongoing Needs


HTAC’s food and diaper donation for October 8 was 42 lbs of food and 2 dozen paper grocery bags - a great donation! (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.

Blessing Bags for the Homeless

Bring your donations to the church!


Earlier this year we as a congregation assembled "Blessing Bags" and distributed them to people that we encountered in our local homeless community.  We are doing this again, and it is time for donations!  Please bring in what you can from the following list and deposit it in the box in the entryway. Thank you so much!!

Socks, washcloths, shampoos, deodorants, toothbrushes, toothpastes, combs, power bars, and lotions.  Many of these items can be found at the Dollar Store!

What to do Next:

Bring your donations to the box in our entryway and our teams will assemble them into bags. Once the bags are ready to distribute, you can pick up a bag or two to have with you when you see a need! Talk to Deacon Deb or Cynthia Weed for more information.

Thanksgiving Volunteers at Springs Rescue Mission

The opportunity to serve Thanksgiving to those in our community who are in need only comes once a year, and I wanted to make sure you had first shot at signing up.  If you are interested in helping out on November 22nd, 9:45-1:00 at the City Auditorium, and have never volunteered before, let me know.  If you have volunteered before, you can sign up by going straight to

As always, you are greatly appreciated in all you do to help care for those on our campus and the families who need help around our community.  Because of you we are able to provide the basic needs to help our neighbors get back on their feet, and get them on a pathway out of poverty.  Bless you and your family!

Cindy Johnson
Community Relations Director | Springs Rescue Mission
Main (719) 632-1822ext.830
Direct (719) 314-2368

Divine Inspiration: Approaching God in the Artist's Craft

Anselm Artists' Retreat - Saturday, November 11, 9-4:30


Why did Christ tell his disciples stories? Why did God provide the Israelites with visual reminders of His presence? Why is the Bible filled with poetry and metaphors, as well as records and commandments? God does not want his people to engage in a dry, intellectual pursuit of life’s correct answers, but to be enraptured and enchanted by his good, beautiful and true story for humanity. He made us in his own image, to create as we were created. So why are we so often afraid to approach God imaginatively?

Hosted by the Anselm Society and supported by numerous Colorado churches that love artists, this one-day retreat for artists and art-lovers will explore the ways the church has used the imagination to enrich our approach to God for centuries. Local clergy and artists will help guide us through spiritual practices and reflect on spiritual truths. From refreshing ways to approach Scripture, to time to reflect and create, this day will help us use our imaginations to engage with God in new ways, freeing ourselves to creatively love and be loved by Him. This is not a workshop where artists will be left with a list of ways to improve, but rather an invitation for people to receive and reflect on the many ways God imaginatively loves us and hopes to use our imaginations as a space to bring us closer to Him.

Date: November 11th

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Cost: $35 for non-member artists, free for St. Anselm Member Artists; includes breakfast, lunch and coffee/tea

Purpose: Spiritual Formation for Artists to encounter God creatively

More information: Visit

What to do Next:

Register now for the 2017 Rocky Mountain Artists' Retreat; a day of refreshment, of inspiration, and of commissioning. We will delve into the many ways God imaginatively loves us, and unpack ways He wants to use our creative process as a space to bring us closer to Him.

Jesus Is Preparing His Bride: The Greatest Love Story

Women's Bible Study, Fridays 10/6-11/10, 9:30-11:30 AM


This six-week study, presented by Betty Hightower, is about God's covenant love for His people and covers some of the ways He uses to prepare the Church to be the"glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy without blemish" (Eph 5:24-32). Jesus is the One who prepares His Bride through the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, but we the "Betrothed", the Church, need to be continually submissive to the Spirit's work, as we walk the path of spiritual maturity, with our eyes continually on our Heavenly Bridegroom.

What to do Next:

Contact Betty Hightower for more information!

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.

An Open Invitation for Prayer and Coffee

Tuesday Mornings at 9:30


You are invited to drop by any Tuesday morning at 9:30 for prayer, coffee, and fellowship. We pray weekly for our Holy Trinity family and friends who request prayers. We also love to hear about prayers that have been answered.

By stopping by you don't have to commit to regular visits; there is no obligation to attend each week. However, we'd be delighted if you discover you'd like to join us often! 

Prayer is vital. It can seem so one sided and passive, but, in reality, it affects the spiritual realms in ways we cannot see or sense. That’s why the devil is so determined to distract us from doing it.

What to do Next:

You can come by Holy Trinity at 9:30 am on any 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.

Tri-Lakes Cares is Hiring

Case manager Position, 35 hours/week

Tri-Lakes Cares is one of our ministry partners, and they are currently seeking a Case Manager! Click here for more information about the job and how to apply!

Upcoming Dates

October 20 | Friday 7-10 pm

Anselm Society Pub Night: Storytelling

October 22 | Sunday 1-4 PM

Membership/Discovery Class

October 28 | Saturday 6:30 PM

Matthew Clark concert at HTAC.

October 29 | Sunday 9:30 AM

Fifth Sunday Single Service at 9:30 AM, followed by potluck

October 29 | Sunday

Deadline for donations for the SRM Winter Clothing Drive

November 5 | Sunday 10 AM

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing between services

November 11 | Saturday 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Divine Inspiration: Approaching God in the Artist's Craft - Anselm Society Artists' Retreat at HTAC

November 26 | Sunday Evening

Hanging of the Greens party in the evening, time TBD

December 15 | Friday 7-10 pm

Anselm Christmas Party

December 24 | Sunday 9:30 AM, 4:30 PM, & 10:30 PM

Sunday Morning single service at 9:30 AM
Candlelight Christmas Eve services at 4:30 PM and 10:30 PM

December 25 | Monday 10 AM

Casual Christmas Day service - Pajamas welcome!

December 31 | Sunday 9:30 AM

Lessons & Carols, single service at 9:30 AM

Contact Information

Senior Pastor:

Rev. Matt Burnett -

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