Happenings (Newsletter)

HTAC Happenings – 22 June 2017

 

Please review the bulleted list for titles of interest – Articles follow in order of first appearance, as some titles appear under multiple headings

 

Top Several:

  • 4th of July Barbecue Potluck at HTAC – around 12:30 on Tuesday 7/4 – need volunteers to man the grill, and possibly someone to bring another grill – HTAC will provide meat (burgers and hotdogs) and drinks – Come and bring a side dish to share! Sign up in the Fellowship Hall or RSVP with Dillon so we can purchase enough food
  • Anselm Workshop: Calling to the Arts, with Lancia Smith – July 8, 10-4 at HTAC – $65 general/$25 Anselm member artists – Register at anselmsociety.org/events/callingworkshop
  • VBS will be July 17-21 – Look for sign-ups in the Fellowship Hall for both children and volunteers! – Contact Jonathon Thigpen for more information!
  • 5th Annual Youth Group Llama Pack Trip – August 11-13 – We’ll have a signup sheet in the fellowship hall – contact Kerm Neal (knealsfour@yahoo.com) for more info!
  • The Church-wide Annual Parish Retreat is coming up – September 8-10 at Spring Canyon – Don’t miss out on this wonderful event!

 

Sunday Morning Services:

  • The sermon this week will be given by Jonathon Thigpen
  • Adult TCT will be taught by Joel Clarkson – The Lovely Church: Where Its Beauty Comes From and Why It Matters – Sunday 6/18 and 6/25
  • There will not be Children’s Church this Sunday, 6/25, but there will be TCT between services as usual.

 

Missions/Outreach:

  • Tri Lakes Cares – Last Week’s Donations/On-Going Needs
  • Blessing Bags for the homeless

 

Adults:

  • The Lovely Church: Where Its Beauty Comes From and Why It Matters – Adult TCT by Joel Clarkson – Sunday 6/18 and 6/25
  • Summer Handbell Choir – for anyone middle school up, no music background required – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm from June 29 to August 10 – Contact Dillon Ekle (holytrinityac@gmail.com) to sign up or for more information!
  • 4th of July Barbecue Potluck at HTAC – around 12:30 on Tuesday 7/4 – need volunteers to man the grill, and possibly someone to bring another grill – HTAC will provide meat (burgers and hotdogs) and drinks – Come and bring a side dish to share!
  • Anselm Workshop: Calling to the Arts, with Lancia Smith – July 8, 10-4 at HTAC – $65 general/$25 Anselm member artists – Register at anselmsociety.org/events/callingworkshop
  • VBS will be July 17-21 – Look for sign-ups in the Fellowship Hall for both children and volunteers! – Contact Jonathon Thigpen for more information!
  • We need help with our next 5th Sunday Potluck (July 30) – We need someone to coordinate the potluck – contact Dillon (holytrinityac@gmail.com) if you’re interested; Debbie Eastman can answer questions!
  • Anselm Lecture: Harry Potter and the Christian Way of Wisdom, with Kyle Strobel – Aug 5, 6:30-8:30p at The Commons, 332 N Tejon – $10 general/free for Anselm members – Register at anselmsociety.org
  • Church-wide Annual Parish Retreat – September 8-10 at Spring Canyon – Don’t miss out on this wonderful event!
  • Seeking pianists or other musicians to help lead hymns at Liberty Heights! Contact David Sachsenmaier for information
  • The Tuesday Morning Prayer Gathering is seeking additional members Contact wosborne@comcast.net
  • The Altar Guild is in need of help – Contact Ashley Carlson abcarlson@att.net

 

Youth:

 

Children:

  • There is no Children’s Church this week, 6/25, but there will be TCT as usual between services!
  • The early and upper elementary classes will be combined beginning this week and continuing through the summer.
  • Quiet Bags available during services
  • Tune Up Music camps for ages 6-11 – Taught by Noelle Howard – Weeklong Sessions (mornings or afternoons) 7/24-7/28 – Registration is $95 for one session or $175 for two – talk to Noelle or email finetuneupCO@yahoo.com for more info
  • VBS will be July 17-21 – Look for registration forms in the Fellowship Hall! – Contact Jonathon Thigpen for more information!

 

Dates for Your Calendar:

  • Check out upcoming dates for events like Adult TCT Schedule, Membership/Discovery classes, community concerts, etc.

 

Contact Information

 

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4th of July Barbecue Potluck at HTAC – around 12:30 on Tuesday 7/4 – need volunteers to man the grill, and possibly someone to bring another grill – HTAC will provide meat (burgers and hotdogs) and drinks – Come and bring a side dish to share!

 

What: HTAC will not be participating in the Monument parade this year, but we will still have our traditional barbecue potluck at the church afterwards!

 

What to do Next: Come watch the Independence Day Parade in Monument at 10, then come to the church for food and fellowship at 12:30 on 7/4! Sign up in the Fellowship Hall or RSVP with Dillon so we can purchase enough meat, but even if you don’t RSVP, come anyway!

 

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Anselm Workshop: Calling to the Arts, with Lancia Smith – July 8, 10-4 at HTAC – $65 general/$25 Anselm member artists – Register at www.anselmsociety.org/events/callingworkshop

 

What: Do you ever wonder what it means to be “called” as an artist or a writer? Or do you perhaps struggle with the fear that you have missed your call? Do you wonder how to create some balance in the tension between your “day job” and the work that is your passion? Do you wonder how to fulfill and stay true to a call that is clear to you? Do you ever feel lost in isolation and discouragement, or wonder if the art you make really matters?

 

The Calling to the Arts Workshop is personal, supportive, and focused on helping you find clarity about your calling and the empowerment to fulfill it.  In these interactive sessions, we address four key the issues of calling: identity, gifting, purpose, and empowerment. These are the critical cornerstones of understanding who we are called to be as artists and how we are called to live as such. The Calling to the Arts Workshop uses teaching, visual presentation, group discussions, facilitated questions, prayer, and printed handouts, to equip you in fulfilling your call into whole-life discipleship.

 

What to do Next: If you want an inspiring and encouraging environment in which to explore the questions and find some lasting answers, join us! Tickets and information are available at www.anselmsociety.org/events/callingworkshop

 

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VBS will be July 17-21 – Look for sign-ups in the Fellowship Hall for both children and volunteers! – Contact Jonathon Thigpen for more information!

 

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5th Annual Youth Group Llama Pack Trip – August 11-13 – We’ll have a signup sheet in the fellowship hall – contact Kerm Neal (knealsfour@yahoo.com) for more info!

 

What: This is our fifth annual Youth Group Llama Pack trip! It will go from Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13.

 

What to do Next: Contact Kerm Neal at knealsfour@yahoo.com for more information, and be on the lookout for a signup sheet in the Fellowship Hall!

 

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Church-wide Annual Parish Retreat – September 8-10 at Spring Canyon – Don’t miss out on this wonderful event!

 

What: 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. Contact Andrea Wilcox at bart.wilcox@sbcglobal.net to sign up or for more information.

 

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The Lovely Church: Where Its Beauty Comes From and Why It Matters – Adult TCT by Joel Clarkson – Sunday 6/18 and 6/25

 

What: This two week class will focus on the sources of our notions of Beauty as it relates to the Church, and why it’s imperative that we get beauty right. Our first week will focus on Christ, and our second week on Scripture. This class will be reflective and devotional in nature as we head into summer.

 

What to do Next: Join us as we discover beauty in the church on Sunday 6/18 and 6/25 at 10:00 am in the Adult TCT room!

 

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Tri Lakes Cares – Last Weeks Donations/On Going Needs

 

What: HTAC’s food and diaper donation for June 11 was 42 lbs of food and several paper grocery bags. (Grocery bags are also appreciated.)  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 others 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.

 

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Blessing Bags for the homeless

 

What: The Outreach Committee, with help from the women’s Bible study, used your generous donations to stuff about 50 bags with useful items for the homeless. The bags are available to distribute as you see need – this is a wonderful alternative to handing out money, which can be used poorly. The bags are filled with items like soap, socks, deodorant, etc., which provide for practical needs.

 

What to do Next: Talk to Gerrie Harper for more information. There are bags available for distribution in the Fellowship Hall.

 

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Summer Handbell Choir – for anyone middle school up, no music background required – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm from June 29 to August 10 – Contact Dillon Ekle (holytrinityac@gmail.com) to sign up or for more information!

 

What: Interested in learning how to ring handbells and getting involved in the music here at HTAC? We will be doing a beginning summer handbell choir for anyone ages middle school through adult! (Interested minors should preferably have a parent or adult relative ringing with them for the summer.) We will start with the basics of both handbell ringing and music reading. There is no commitment beyond August 10, but if you are interested in joining the Concordia Ringers (our school-year choir), the summer choir is the way to get started!

 

Rehearsals will be Thursdays, 5:00-6:30 pm, 6/29-8/10. Please plan to make it to all seven rehearsals if you are joining us!

 

What to do Next: Let Dillon know if you would like to participate or if you’d like more information! holytrinityac@gmail.com

 

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We need help with our next 5th Sunday Potluck (July 30) – We need someone to coordinate the potluck – contact Dillon (holytrinityac@gmail.com) if you’re interested; Debbie Eastman can answer questions!

 

What: Debbie Eastman is stepping down from being our lead for 5th Sunday Potlucks. We would like to secure another volunteer to help coordinate setup, cleanup, and potluck operations. Debbie is happy to answer any questions you might have! Our next 5th Sunday Potluck will be July 30, so we would like to have another lead volunteer before then!

 

What to do Next: Let Dillon know if you are interested in helping in this way!

 

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Anselm Lecture: Harry Potter and the Christian Way of Wisdom, with Kyle Strobel – Aug 5, 6:30-8:30p at The Commons, 332 N Tejon – $10 general/free for Anselm members – Register at www.anselmsociety.org

 

What: To engage fantasy stories as a Christian entails entering their worlds with the same depth of imagination and creativity as your child, while remembering that the wizarding world is meant to expose the reality of our own world; fantasy is meant to expose reality.

 

Dr. Kyle Strobel teaches spiritual theology at Biola University for Talbot’s Institute for Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Formation Focus programs.

 

What to do next: Head to http://www.anselmsociety.org/events/2017/8/5/harry-potter-and-the-christian-way-of-wisdom for more information and to buy tickets!

 

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Seeking pianists or other musicians to help lead hymns at Liberty Heights! Contact David Sachsenmaier for information

 

What: 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 dsachs@synterpoint.com or (719) 646-9690.

 

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The Tuesday Morning Prayer Gathering is seeking additional members – Contact Barbara Osborne wbosborne@comcast.net

 

What: The Tuesday morning prayer gathering meets at 9:00 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 am on Tuesday mornings, or if you need more information contact Barbara Osborne at wosborne@comcast.net

 

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The Altar Guild is in immediate need of help, especially for the 10:45 service.

 

What:  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 abcarlson@att.net and join this outstanding group who setup and cleanup, at the Lord’s table.

 

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Quiet Bags available for children during services

 

What: 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.

 

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Tune Up Music camps for ages 6-11 – Taught by Noelle Howard – Weeklong Sessions (mornings or afternoons) 7/24-7/28 – Registration is $95 for one session or $175 for two – talk to Noelle or email finetuneupCO@yahoo.com for more info

 

What: Tune Up’s mission is to instill confidence and inspire creativity in children through music and the arts. Children will “tune up” their lives through choral music as well as poetry, art, dance and theater.

 

If you attend HTAC and sign your children up for the Tune Up Summer Camps held by Noelle Howard, you will receive $10 off per child, per camp. You can also receive an additional $10 off if you refer another family outside of HTAC who signs up. I have attached a PDF of the brochure and registration form which you can print off and hand out or just forward this email to anyone you know has children who need something fun and enriching to do this summer!

 

Feel free to call me with any questions you may have!

 

Noelle L. Howard

719-201-0537

 

Tune Up is for youth age 6-11. It is a non-auditioned group open to anyone with a love of music and the arts. We will focus primarily on choral music, so a love of singing is a must.

 

Each week will include songs, instruments, art, poetry and movement. The final day we take to the stage to share what we learned throughout the week.

 

Session 1B Session 2B
(24-28 July, 1-3 pm) (24-28 July, 9-11 am)
Day 1: Disney Delight Day 1: Poetry in Motion
Day 2: Broadway Binge Day 2: Musical Madness
Day 3: Dr Seuss Sings Day 3: Patriotic Pizazz
Day 4: Rhythm Rock Day 4: Rhythm Rock
Day 5: Center Stage Day 5: Center Stage

 

What to do Next: Registration is $95 for one session or $175 for two. Contact Noelle Howard, finetuneupco@yahoo.com or 719.201.0537 for more info or to register!

 

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Dates for Your Calendar

 

July 4 Tues 12:30p – Barbecue Potluck at HTAC after the Monument 4th of July Parade
July 8 Sat 10a-4p – Anselm Workshop: Calling to the Arts, with Lancia Smith
July 17-21 Mon-Fri – Vacation Bible School at HTAC
July 24-28 Mon-Fri – TuneUp Art and Music Camp by Noelle Howard at HTAC
July 30 Sun 9:30 am – Fifth Sunday Single Service (9:30) and Potluck
Aug 5 Sat 6:30-8:30 pm – Anselm Lecture: Harry Potter and the Christian Way of Wisdom, with Kyle Strobel
Aug 11-13 Fri-Sun – Fifth Annual Youth Group Llama Pack Trip
Sep 8-10 Fri-Sun – Annual Parish Retreat at Spring Canyon

 

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Contacts

 

Minister of Music and Church Programs

Ben Holsteen – holytrinitymcp@gmail.com

HTAC Executive Assistant

Dillon Ekle – holytrinityac@gmail.com

Bldg. Ph 719-505-8021

A Contacts List of all Clergy, Leadership Team, Ministry Leaders, and ACNA is available on the Church website at “holytrinityanglicanchurch.org” (click “about” & “contact info”).

 




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