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

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  • Our annual holiday celebration event - The Hanging of the Greens - will be held on Sunday, November 25 at 6:00 pm at the Church. This will be a great time of music, good food and fun activities for the kids. More information is available HERE. Please plan to join us.

  • We are planning a special night of Advent Music at HTAC on Friday, December 14 at 6:00 pm. More details will be coming, but in the meantime, please mark your calendars and plan to join us for this moving musical experience.

Sunday Morning Services:

  • November 18, 2018 - 8:30 and 10:45 AM

    • Twenty Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

    • Genesis 1:26-31 / Psalm 103:13-19 / Romans 8:12-17 / Matthew 6:7-13

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

  • TCT will be in session this week. Children's Church will be offered during the 10:45 service. Content for TCT and Children’s Church is available at the links below:

    • Adult, Middle School and High School TCT will meet in a combined class for the second week of our four week series on Integrated Spirituality, based on Catechism teachings around God the Father Almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth. More information is available HERE.

    • Children's TCT and Children's Church will also cover topics lifted from our Integrated Spirituality on God the Creator. More information is available HERE.

    • Parents: we have a special family devotional for the Advent season. “Knowing God the Father” is a good family devotional focused around the topic of our Integrated Spirituality series on God the Father. These little books are geared for our younger children. Please look for them in the Fellowship Hall, bring them home from Childrens TCT, or ask Jonathon for a copy.


  • HTAC singers of songs: Please join us for a night of Christmas caroling at Liberty Heights on Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in participating and bringing a special night of blessing to the residents at Liberty Heights, please contact Ben Holsteen.

  • Tri Lakes Cares – Most Recent Donations & On-Going Needs

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 planning a special night of Advent Music at HTAC on Friday, December 14 at 6:00 pm. More details will be coming, but in the meantime, please mark your calendars and plan to join us for this moving musical experience.

  • 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

The Hanging of the Greens

Sunday, november 25, 6 - 8 pm


We will be celebrating the beginning of Advent and the Christmas holiday season with our annual “Hanging of the Greens” party. This is a wonderful family event for the entire HTAC community. We will have special music, fun activities for the kids, food and beverages to share. And we will decorate the Church for the Advent season.


The Hanging of the Greens will be held on Sunday evening, November 25, from 6 to 8 pm.

NEXT steps:

First, we need volunteers! We are looking for persons interested and willing to help with coordinating the food and with assisting the kids’ with cookie decorating activities. We also need volunteers who are able and willing to climb ladders and help with the placement of our seasonal decorations. If you are willing to help, please contact Mark Summers in the Church office.

Second, we need sugar cookies for the kids to decorate. If you are willing to bake or buy sugar cookies for the kids’ event, please let Jonathon Thigpen know. You can email him at or contact the Church Office.

Finally, we will have a holiday treat potluck to sustain us during the activities of the evening. Please bring your favorite holiday food or treat to share with everyone in attendance.

For more information or to volunteer to help with this event, please contact the HTAC Office at 719.505.8021 or via email to

Kids Events

sunday, november 25, 6-8 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!

saturday, december 22, 5-7 pm

What: gingerbread decorating

We are hosting a special event for kids on December 22nd: we are decorating gingerbread houses and other designs!! Parents: do you need a last little bit of free time to finish your shopping before Christmas? Bring your kids to the Church on the evening of Saturday, December 22nd for a fun night of cookies and icing and decorating gingerbread. If you’re free on that night, please consider joining us as a volunteer adult to help the kids with the fun.

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 and Youth TCT (combined)

God The Father

Our adult and youth TCT classes will be combined for the 4 weeks of special lessons during the Integrated Catechism.  Each week, we will look at a different aspect of our experiences with God the Father and will offer space for contemplation and small group discussion about who God is and how we encounter Him. 

Week 1: Longing for the Father

Week 2: Illusions from Pain

Week 3: Truth in our Story

Week 4: Practicing pursuing God

You can find more information about Integrated Spirituality HERE.

Children's TCT and Children's Church

november 18, 2018

Children's TCT will meet this week. Children’s Church meets during the 10:45 service. We will be working on the following content: 

  • Early and Upper Elementary: All of the kids TCT classes will be learning about God the Preserver, as part of our work in Integrated Spirituality.

  • Children’s Church: This week, the lesson will come from the Integrated Spirituality lesson on God the Father.

Tri-Lakes Cares

Generous Donations LAST WEEK


Our donation to Tri-Lakes Cares for October 29 was 44 lbs of groceries and three dozen paper bags!  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. 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.

Upcoming Dates


november 25 | Sunday 6:00 - 8:00 pM

HTAC “Hanging of the Greens” Party

december 5 | wednesday 6:30 - 8:00 pM

Christmas Caroling for the residents at Liberty Heights

december 14 | friday 6:00 - 8:00 pM

Special Night of Advent Music at HTAC

december 24 | monday 4:30 and 7:30 pM

Christmas Eve services at HTAC

december 25 | Tuesday 10:00 aM

Christmas morning service at HTAC

january 6 | sunday 12:30 - 2:00 pM

Newcomers Lunch

january 13 | sunday 9:30 am - 2:00 pM

Single service; Annual HTAC Business Meeting; Chili Cookoff and Potluck

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

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

Newcomers Lunch

Sunday, January 6, 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 January 6, 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):

  • pending