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The 2019 Pentecost Activities and Schedule brochure is available here!

Top Several:

  • Trinity Sunday: June 16 is Trinity Sunday; our services will be focused on the Holy Trinity — God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In addition, we will celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the formation of Holy Trinity Anglican Church with some words and remembrances from Pastor Matt and cake during our fellowship time between services. Please join us for this special Sunday!

  • Kid’s Art Party: On Saturday, June 22 at 5:30 PM, we will be hosting a kids’ Arts and Crafts Party. We are planning a wide variety of art projects, all themed around decorations and props for ROAR! - our VBS program, which begins on July 8. Bring your kids by the Church for a great evening of fun and snacks and crafts! Please let Jonathon Thigpen know if you plan to attend, so he can arrange the supplies and the snacks.

Sunday Morning Services:



  • 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 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.

Sister Parish Prayer Requests

Feedback and Leadership Contacts

Upcoming Dates

Contact Information


ROAR! Vacation Bible School for 2019

Registration is open for our 2019 edition of Vacation Bible School. ROAR!

VBS will be held this year during the week of July 8-12. Registration forms are available in the entryway at the Church, or you can register online with this link: VBS Registration.

If you or your teenager are interested in volunteering to help, let Jonathon know as soon as possible at and he will put you to work!

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Sunday Service Lay Leaders Needed


We are planning a major refresh of our systems for recruiting and scheduling service volunteers for Sundays at HTAC. 

Our service volunteers include the current positions that are involved in Sunday services: greeters, readers, offering ushers, Chalice bearers, and pray-ers. In addition, we are integrating into our master list of service volunteers others who serve on Sundays, including the sound board and powerpoint tech positions, TCT and Children’s Church teachers, and potentially, new positions to help with those who are unable to drive themselves to services on Sunday.

Our goal is to coordinate all of our volunteers more effectively and to streamline the processes for scheduling individuals for particular needs on a given Sunday.


Please be praying about the ways that you could support our Sunday services.  Be forewarned:  we will be reaching out to folks and asking directly whether you are willing to participate in our Sunday worship activities.  

If you already know you are interested in volunteering for any of the Sunday support roles, please reach out to the Church Office, via email at, or by phone at 719-505-8021, or by signing 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

David Sachsenmaier is presenting our second series of classes on Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, from the book by Pete Scazzero. This class began on May 5 and will run through June 23. The content for each week stands on its own, so please feel free to drop in for any of the classes offered by David; you will be blessed!

We are offering a second Adult TCT class, taught by Sid Webb. This class on the persecuted Church will run for 4 weeks, from May 19 until June 23.

Adult TCT classes will be held on May 19, May 26, June 2 and June 23. We will have no TCT on June 9 (for confirmations) and on June 16 (for Trinity Sunday). Adult TCT will take its summer hiatus beginning on June 30 and will return for our Fall offerings on August 11.

Youth TCT

Youth TCT classes will be held on May 26, June 2 and June 23. We will have no TCT on June 9 (for confirmations) and on June 16 (for Trinity Sunday). Youth TCT will take its summer hiatus beginning on June 30 and will return for our Fall offerings on August 11.

Children's TCT and Children's Church

Children's TCT and Children’s Church will be covering the following content.

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.  

Please note: Children’s TCT classes will be held on May 26, June 2 and June 23. We will have no TCT on June 9 (for confirmations) and on June 16 (for Trinity Sunday). Children’s TCT will take its summer hiatus beginning on June 30 and will return for our Fall offerings on August 11.

Tri-Lakes Cares

Donation TOTALS for june 10, 2019


Our donation to Tri-Lakes Cares for June 10 was 70 lbs of groceries and 2 dozen paper bags.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the effort. Your generosity in supporting 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.

 Feedback and Leadership Contacts:

  • We have a comment/feedback form in our CCB online environment that offers a quick and easy means to communicate directly with the Senior Pastor and the Senior Lay Leader on the Leadership Team.  You can access the comment form at this link: COMMENT FORM.

  • Our LT members always invite and welcome your thoughts, suggestions and questions. If you would like to connect with any of our Leadership Team members directly, you can always catch them on a Sunday morning, or you can reach out via their email addresses, which are provided below:

    • Fr. Matt Burnett, Senior Pastor:

    • Tom Zepf, Senior Lay Leader:

    • Stephanie Ionita:

    • Caroline Hedges:

    • Jim Barager:

    • Tedi Lojewski:

    • Bill Wilcox:

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, august 18, 12:30 PM


Our next Newcomers Lunch will be held on August 18 at 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 May 26, please RSVP so that we can plan food accordingly! You can RSVP by signing up online or by emailing Mark in the Church office!

Other upcoming newcomer lunches (tentative):

  • October 13, 2019

Membership Class

Sunday, July 14, 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 July 14 (Sunday), from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. (This is a schedule change from the original June date we had advertised, but a conflict arose on Pastor Matt’s schedule. Thus, we pushed this class off until July 14.)

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):

  • September 15, 2019

  • November 17, 2019

Upcoming Dates

june 16 | Trinity sunday and 15th anniversary celebration

We will have our annual Trinity Sunday service with a special celebration between services to commemorate our 15th Anniversary as Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

july 8-12 | roar! VBS

Vacation Bible School

july 14 | sunday 2:00 - 5:00 pM

Membership Class

August 18 | sunday 12:30 pM

Newcomers Lunch

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