Dear Members and Friends of TCP,
I hope and pray you all continue to do well under these very difficult circumstances.
We offer live streamed services on Sunday mornings at 9:30 thru Twitch.tv/tcpchurch and our Facebook page.
If you would like to receive worship materials, Sunday bulletin, Scripture, hymns and music please send your email address to pastor David at email@example.com
If you haven't had problems with the Twitch.tv/tcpchurch stream, I would advise you to continue with that. Simply click on this link every Sunday morning at 9:30,
If you have poor internet service or have had problems with Twitch, you might want to try our Facebook page...
I hope and pray you are doing well.
March - April 2020 COVID-19 Updates
"God of all Grace,we don’t doubt that you are with us in the midst of this crisis,
but we worry about ---
what tomorrow will bring
who will suffer
how we will manage
when this will be over,
and we wonder if we’re going around a bend that leads to rapids or still water.
In your mercy, Dear Lord, swaddle us with your abiding presence
and keep us from flailing. Rock us in your holy arms and calm us
so we may breathe and believe that you are always here though we cannot gather in your name." Amen
JC will be making the sauce and bread!! This Sunday (4/26/20) meal Is a Spaghetti Dinner. We are all in this together and so all we ask is that in addition to you and your family receiving some meals, that you might help by delivering some meals to people you may know who could use the help. Or, perhaps you could write a note or two of encouragement during these rough times to deliver with the meals.
If you need someone to connect with or just talk to, Call Trinity Church in the Pines (970)627-3510. Leave a message for Pastor David and he’ll get back with you. You can also make an appointment for our food bank to get you through this time until our next community table offering which will be happening more often.
If you would like to donate non-perishables, monetary or other type of donation- or just need someone to talk to, please contact Pastor David at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 14, 2020
Squeaky B’s and Trinity Church in the Pines, along with the Grand Lake Community is setting a community table of hospitality (metaphorically speaking of course).
Everyone is invited. We are preparing a chicken dinner for you and your family. We will bring them to you in your car from 1-3pm this Sunday April 19.
We are all in this together and so all we ask is that in addition to you and your family receiving some meals, that you might help by delivering some meals to people you may know who could use the help.
Or, perhaps you could write a note or two of encouragement during these rough times to deliver with the meals.
If you need someone to connect with or just talk to, call the church (970)627-3510. Leave a message for Pastor David and he’ll get back with you. You can also make an appointment for our food bank to get you through this time until our next community table offering which will be happening more often. Call Squeaky B’s or the church to place your order so we can plan for you!
Live-Stream Service at 9:30 a.m.
Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Church in the Pines (TCP)
I will really miss tonight's soup and bread supper followed by communion. You all bring in the best homemade soups ever! Barbara Shull knows where to get the best bread too, to go with your soup.
Then, of course I'll miss your dramatic readings of Scripture during the Tenebrae service.
We continue to keep in our prayers all of the "front-line" medical workers, their families and their health and well-being. Also keep in your prayers Keith Kratz, whose mother passed away after a long illness. Keith is in Kansas with family now for the funeral.
If you have any prayer requests please let me know either through email, text (970) 685-7046, or leave a message on the church's phone (970) 627-3510. Stay in. Stay safe. "See you" this Easter Sunday morning at 9:30.
March Birthdays and Anniversaries
4th Wendy Allison
10th Robert Spaet
16th Barbara Meyer
22nd Cathy Lund
27th Neal Cross
17th Patrick & PJ Anderson
19th Mark and Ceci Mix
25th Bob and Bette DeMasters
April Birthdays and Anniversaries
3rd Pat Grandquist
5th Robert Ricci
5th Karenann Manley
6th Alanah Rempel
7th Charlene Penson
10th Evan Spaet
12th Geoff Elliott
13th Lee Harder
16th Mike Ensley
25th Steve Meyer
2nd Peggy Mann & Ken Stasco
5th Joyce & Don Greenfield
8th Al & Sue Goehring
"When this is over,
may we never again
take for granted A handshake with a stranger
Full shelves at the store
Conversations with neighbors
A crowded theatre
Friday night out
The taste of communion
A routine checkup
The school rush each morning
Coffee with a friend
The stadium roaring
Each deep breath
A boring Tuesday
When this ends,
may we find
that we have become
more like the people
we wanted to be
we were called to be
we hoped to be
and may we stay
that way - better
for each other
because of the worst."
~ Laura Kelly Fanucci
March 30, 2020
Dear Members and Friends of TCP,
Watch for our emails. You will receive the Sunday Bulletin and instructions for logging on to Mixer.com to view our live stream service.
March 22, 2020
Dear Members and Friends of TCP,
We are live streaming our worship service every Sunday morning at 9:30.
March 19, 2020
Dear Members and Friends of TCP,
These are trying times indeed! I wanted to let you know that in-person worship services at TCP are on hold for the time being. We will, however offer live stream services over the internet. As soon as that capability is set up we will send out the link so that you may continue to be a part of our worshiping community. The service will live stream at the same time, Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The music schedule will also be the same with Barbara Shull playing every 1st and 3rd Sunday and the Joyful Noise Boys playing on every 2nd and 4th Sunday. April will be a little different as Barbara will be playing on Palm Sunday and Easter. Plans for our Good Friday Tenebrae are currently on hold.
Although the building will be closed during this time frame that the CDC is recommending no gatherings above 10 people, the common surface areas at Trinity will continue to be wiped or sprayed with Lysol. This is to protect pastor David, Linda Dickinson, Karen Rempel, our musicians and volunteers. I will assist Karen in keeping areas wiped and clean. The session has purchased an electrostatic sprayer for when we do open back up for in-person worship.
As to the food bank, we recognize that now is not the time to cut back on service, but we must approach how we reach out to the community in a different way. This will likely require more volunteers. The food bank leaders, Karen Smith, Sandy Kessler and Lucy Fitch are thinking and planning how to move forward. The new approach will probably resemble a drive-thru. Clients may be asked to make appointments and to let volunteers know of their needs so that food bags can be filled and waiting for them. Only staff and volunteers will be allowed in the building during this time. A combination of donated and purchased gift cards graciously donated by Mountain Foods in $50 - $100 increments will also be distributed. If you would like to help with this please let us know.
Steve Meyer, our Treasurer, has asked that, "during this time that we are not having Sunday Worship Services in our facilities and are not receiving the generous financial offerings from our congregation, it would be appreciated if offerings for our Operating Budget, Food Bank, and the Deacon's Love Offering would continue. Bills continue to come in to the church and salaries must continue to be paid so if you could mail your offering to Trinity Church in the Pines, PO Box 676, Grand lake, CO 80447, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank You."
As always, if you are sick, please let your deacon and/or pastor David know. To reach Linda Dickinson please leave a message on the church phone (970) 627-3510
Deacon Parish Care List (Updated 2021)
If your last name begins with A-G, your deacon is Melody Anders, etc.
Parish 1 Parish 2 Parish 3
A-G H-M N-Z
Melody Anders David Heil (Temp.) Kate Elliott
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Please continue to practice social distancing. Stay home, rest, hydrate, and get better. By doing this, you are a far greater blessing preserving your health and the health of others. Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Do not touch your face! If you cough or sneeze, please cover your mouth and nose, but do not use your hands to do so because it just spreads the germs. Cover your face with a tissue and throw it away, or if none are available use the inside of your elbow. Lastly, pay attention to science and pray for wisdom. Together, let us take courage, be patient, consider the least of these and press onward loving our neighbors.
Dear Members and Friends of Trinity,
With the Covid 19 virus now at the pandemic stage we are making the following recommendations:
All common surface areas at Trinity will be wiped or sprayed with Lysol.
For the time being, we will have worship service only. Fellowship and coffee will not occur following worship.
In order to observe “social distance” please utilize every pew in the sanctuary so that the congregation is spread out.
Offering baskets will be placed in the back of the sanctuary. Offering plates will not be passed in the pews.
If you are sick, please let your deacon and/or pastor David know. Please do not come to church. Stay home, rest, hydrate, and get better. You are a far greater blessing preserving your health and the health of others than coming to church.
Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly with soap and water. Do not touch your face!
If you cough or sneeze, please cover your mouth and nose, but do not use your hands to do so because it just spreads the germs. Cover your face with a tissue and throw it away, or if none are available use your elbow.
For the present time, we would ask you to not shake hands or hug one another. Greet one another verbally and share a smile or the gesture of peace and love you prefer.
Lastly, pay attention to science and pray for wisdom. Together, let us take courage, be patient, consider the least of these and press onward loving our neighbors.
Thank you, and, wash your hands!
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.
We usually offer an annual mission trip to the Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation. 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.
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 our "food for ministry" partnership with Mountain Food Market in Grand Lake, our Pine Ridge ministry teams and 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