Dear members and friends of TCP,
Welcome to our website! I hope that after visiting this site you'll come and visit our church, as well, and experience what most visitors have told me, "What a warm and friendly congregation this is!"
After each New Year has arrived, I often hear from many how the last year is one that they would just as soon put behind them - that next year has got to be better! However, before we put one year behind us and look to our future, (and we shall) let me share with you some really good news.
Linda Dickinson, our Administrative Coordinator is by now a part of the furniture and has settled in with us. Her work with and for us is OUTSTANDING. She is so very much appreciated. Thank you Linda, for being so conscientious and dedicated in the work that you do for Trinity! It is her ministry. Indeed, “well done, good and faithful servant.”
Because of your generosity and faithfulness not only do we meet our budget for operating expenses at Trinity, we usually exceed our goals. We even are able to allocate more to mission than is budgeted. Most churches, when they come up short on operating budget income, slash their mission budget, but Trinity is in the enviable position of not having had to do that. That’s thanks to all of You!
We have had wonderful musical offerings at the church thanks to the talents of Chappell and Jennifer Kingsland, Barbara and Glenn Shull, Peggy Mann, Hannah Heil, the Trinity Quartet, the Grand Chorale, the T-Bones, Jazz Sunday musicians and choir, and the Joyful Noise Boys.
Mark and Ceci Mix lead successful trips to Pine Ridge Reservation. This is significant in that they have succeeded Steve and Barbara Meyer as leaders of the Pine Ridge trips. Mark and Ceci had very big shoes to fill and they do a wonderful job. The annual work and cultural immersion trips normally take place in September or October. Stay tuned for the next scheduled trip.
Perhaps the most exciting news of late is the establishment of the, “The Patty and Chuck Wolf Church and Manse Maintenance Memorial Fund of Trinity Church in the Pines.” Our dear friend Chuck Wolf, who passed in the summer of 2019, long had on his mind to do something wonderful for Trinity Church in Patty’s memory. He was a builder in Grand Lake. He and Patty have always loved Trinity Church in the Pines. They were instrumental in leading the manse expansion project in 2011. Chuck designed the addition and oversaw its completion. Chuck and Patty always graciously opened their home to the congregation for picnics and other social gatherings. For his beloved church and out of his love for Patty in her memory, Chuck gave $100,000 to establish this fund. Though it is to be used primarily for maintenance and upkeep of the manse and church buildings, it may also be used for the purchase of a tall artificial Christmas tree for sanctuary, church music program – i.e. replacing the piano and/or organ when necessary, and replacing, or upgrading the church sound system.
As each new year begins, we pause at its beginning to shout out a truly grateful “We give thanks for you!” to the many volunteers and servants who make Trinity Church in the Pines a place where God’s call to mission and ministry is heard and faithfully answered! And so,
We give thanks for the communion of Saints who now gather in the sanctuary of God’s Kingdom.
We give thanks for our faithful members and friends of Trinity. Where would we be without the volunteers who steward our resources --- including our treasurer, Steve Meyer and our Administrative Coordinator Linda Dickinson.
We Give Thanks for the financial generosity of Trinity’s members and friends who share their monetary gifts which ensure the continuation of the diverse ministry of Trinity Church.
We give thanks for our diligent leaders, outgoing and incoming, identified and elected by the congregation to serve. Many and special thanks to our session ( Dwight Hull, Linda Spaet, Neal Cross, Steve Meyer and Steve Mulligan) and deacons (Dwight Gorbold, Kate Elliott and Ceci Mix) who faithfully seek to serve while seeking God’s will for our congregation.
We give thanks for all who serve tending to funeral receptions, bringing food to families in need, noticing “this or that” and taking care of it.
We give thanks for those who show up to tend furnaces, light fixtures and door hardware (Ike Hull, Dale Baan) and snowfall (Ken Stasco) and for those who clean up after us with love and care (Karen Rempel).
We are so grateful for the exuberant enthusiasts who are “always” here and for the quiet, gentle souls who also gently serve.
We give thanks for those who make a joyful noise for the Lord with Lyre and harp (Barbara and Glenn Shull, Daryl Troute, Dennis Stafford, Geoff Elliott, Brandon Goober, David Heil and occasionally Peggy Mann and Hannah Heil).
We give thanks every single day at Trinity that there are people who love the Lord and God’s people here, who show up to make the church the Church.
We give special thanksgiving for leaders of the food bank, our Pine Ridge ministry teams, the agencies that give much needed assistance to those in Grand County who seek help.
We give thanks for greeters and ushers, candlestick lighters, liturgists, fellowship hosts, mission team members --- The list of servants goes on and on --- Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
We give thanks to God for all who take up a task and serve as “unto the Lord.” Let us give thanks for the all the ways that God equips and empowers God’s servants here in this place.
Let us all take notice and give thanks, give praise, give a hug for every child of God who makes Trinity Church in the Pines a beautiful, caring, vital
demonstration of Christ’s church on earth in our day!
Faithfully, with love and gratitude for being your pastor,
TRINITY CHURCH IN THE PINES
Pastor David Heil
(970) 685-7046 - firstname.lastname@example.org
604 Lake Avenue / P. O. Box 676 / Grand Lake, Colorado 80447
Steve Mulligan 970-531-1677
Neal Cross 303-437-1410
Steve Meyer 303-358-7327
David Heil 970-685-7046 email@example.com
Ike Hull 303-918-6319
Linda Spaet 970-775-4557
OFFICE AND FOOD BANK HOURS
Monday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM