Trinity Church in the Pines

Quarterly Newsletter

July - September 2022

Church Mailing Address

Trinity Church in the Pines

P.O.Box 676

Grand Lake, CO 80447

Pastor’s Message

Joshua 24:14-15

Choose Whom You Will Serve

14 “Now therefore fear the LORD and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. 15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

Dear Members and Friends of TCP,

 

What is it that brings us together at Trinity Church? Quite simply it is our faith, and part of our purpose here is to keep developing our faith.  As you know, our Christian faith is not a hobby but a way of life.  However, as our culture has progressed, it seems that there is more competition between our faith and whatever else may get our attention and commitment.  Do we give as much time, for instance, to the church as we do our hobbies?  For many of you I know the answer is, ‘yes, and even more!!!  However, that may not be true for all of us.

 

Sociologists tell us we are living in a post-Christendom era.  The church is no longer central to culture.  We can see this played out in hundreds of ways, but sufficient to say, fewer and fewer people consider the Lord’s Day as holy.  

 

When the Church was more respected, it was easier to be a Christian.  We didn’t have to make decisions between our faith development (or that of our children’s) and other events.  Today is much more like the time of Christ and the early Church.  When Christ called for a commitment, he often told his followers that they would have to pay a high price.  They literally would have to leave everything of this world so that they could gain everything of the new world.

 

My family is like your family – we have lots of wonderful opportunities.  Most times we are not choosing between right and wrong, but between good and best.  As we face these decisions in our crowded calendar, we have the opportunity to help our children develop good decision-making processes.  Since it is impossible to prepare them for every eventuality in a constantly changing world, the best gift we can give them is a spiritual center from which to make future decisions.

 

With so many opportunities before us, every decision to say yes to one opportunity means saying no to another.  We are much like those early Christians who had to say ‘no’ to one way of life in order to say ‘yes’ to another.  As your family decides between so many competing events, I pray that you will remember both the cost and the joy of the faith.  Life today is so full that it is a constant matter of choices.  Perhaps we need to be reminded of the words of Joshua:  “Choose you this day whom you will serve.  As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

 

With love and gratitude,

David

Trinity Members and Friends Praying for One Another

Many thanks to Karen Smith for initiating “Prayers for Trinity” in September 2020 as a result of COVID-19.  It was formed as a way to minister to, and stay connected with, the Trinity community.  

We Keep In Our Prayers...

All those affected by the tragedy of gun violence. 

Steve Mulligan, who will be staying with his daughter for an indeterminate amount of time while undergoing medical screening and options for his health.

Steve Mulligan's brother, Patrick, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Prayers for Patrick's healing and all who care for him.

 

Rene Gorbold has periods of abnormal blood pressure.  Prayers that her doctors find the underlying cause and for her healing.

 

Sammy Elliot and Leaha March are traveling to Panama for business. Prayers for the blessing of Travel Mercies.  

Marv Fischer, who is in rehab at the Life Care Center at Stonegate in Parker, CO. 

 

Max Judge who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 

The family and friends of Jenny Negri. She passed away peacefully June 5. 

Maya, a 15-year-old friend of the Rempel family, who attempted to take her life. 

Linda Troute’s Mother who was moved to hospice last week.

 

Dan Johnston has been diagnosed with leukemia (CLL - Chronic Lymphocytic  Leukemia).  It's the lightest case of leukemia one can get and the prognosis is great.

 

Katy Pope who has been diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer. Her husband Jerry and Katy play the Alpen Horns around Grand Lake.

Peggy Mann's friend Suzi Neiman, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer.

 

 

Celebrations

Birthdays

June 

    4    Bob Balink

    4    Chris Crotty

    10  Joanna Klingensmith

    11  Michael Smith

    11  Ed Kroon

    14  Ike Hull

    16  Kate Elliott

    18  Wendy Hurt

    18  Beverly Keesen

    20  Pam Lacy

    21  Laurie Meador

    22  Alex Volz

    23  Barb Madden Bittle

    23  Linda Barry Hopkins

    25  Ken Jensen

    27  Jay Lindsay

July

    8   Marv Fischer

    9   Barbara Baan

    10  Sara Moran

    12  Bob DeMasters

    18  Karen Rempel

    20  John 'Gus' Gillian

    20  Gary Granquist

August

    3   Linda Troute

    5   Elizabeth Boeve

    6   David Strate

    8   Dale Baan

    13  Barbara Leutwiler

    13  Ann Volz

    15  Therese McGraw

    19  Robert Leutwiler

    21  Jean Cross

    23  David Heil

    23  Sue Rogers

    26  Mandy Hanifen

    26  Mary Heinze

    26  Chauncey Klingensmith

    28  Mike Hanifen

                    

       

Anniversaries

June    

     5    Charles and Patricia Snyder 

     8    Steve and Barbara Meyer

    10    Ken and Judy Jensen

    11    Alanah Rempel and Brandon Goober

    12    Mike and Mandy Hanifen

    17    Ken and Sara Moran

    18    Ed and Barb Bittle

    18    Peter and Karen Rempel

    21    Ken and Linda Fucik

    24    Ed and Ruth Kroon

    27    Glenn and Barb Shull

    27    Michael and Karen Smith

July

    8    Robert Ricci and Therese McGraw

    9    Gene and Rosanne Almy

    14  Allen and Beverly Keesen

    16  Lee and Teresa Harder

    21  Bob and Adele Balink

August

    4    Dwight and Rene Gorbold

    9    Daryl and Linda Troute

    15  Dale and Barbara Baan

    15  Joel and Sue Rogers

    15  Larry and Debra Green

    20  Ted and Sybill Estess

    23  Max and Phill Ann Judge

    24  Bob and Pat Evans

    26  Jay and Ruth Lindsay

    29  Glen and Evelyn Coker

    29  Chauncey and Joanna Klingensmith

 

Let’s remember our friends by

dropping them a note!

Marv Fischer & Gay Shaffer  650 Mango Drive

Castle Rock, CO  80104-5342

 

Windy Hurt    13435 Mill Grove Ln

Dallas, Texas 75240

 

Karenann Manley  Julia Temple Memory Care

3401 S. Lafayette St.

Englewood, CO 80113

 

Bev Westlake     9629 Applewood Trail  

     Denton Tx 76207

Trinity Food Bank Has Become Something More

Due to COVID our Food Bank at Trinity has closed.  At the time we could not risk allowing people into the church.  We felt this would put our administrator and pastor at risk unnecessarily.  So as not to waste the food we had downstairs, we gave it all to the Mountain Family Center Food Bank in Granby.  They were very appreciative of our large donation. It has all been used well and given out to those in need. 

In the meantime, your generosity has allowed us to make our foodbank much more. In partnership with Mountain Food Market in Grand Lake, Trinity has been offering $100 gift cards to purchase the groceries they want, (except tobacco and alcohol).  The cards are at the market.  All one has to do is mention the Trinity gift cards to the cashier and they will be helped – no questions asked.  So, if you or someone you know is in need of this assistance, we are only too glad to help!

Men’s Breakfast Group 

meets every Thursday morning for good food and great fellowship in our fellowship hall.  This is open to all men, so invite your friends/neighbors to join us.  Hope to see you at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings.

The Knitting Ministry

The Ladies of the Knitting Ministry at TCP are happy to be able to meet in person this year. We get together in the fellowship room on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Wednesday of each month. It’s been great to share our creativity and news in a healthy space. All of us are vaccinated and have had booster shots. We keep a flexible attitude and sometimes wear our masks depending on the Covid health statistics in our County.

 

Our Mission is to knit and deliver prayer shawls to people experiencing a setback or illness and are in need of comfort.

Please feel free to join us at 10:00 AM on a Wednesday or Thursday. If you would like more information about our group, please contact Janet at: Janet.thomas4@icloud.com   All are welcome.

Church is Open for Live, In-Person Worship Services

Masks are welcome, but not required.  If you still are not comfortable coming to church, or if you are out of town, you can still participate in our worship.  

We continue to live-stream our services each Sunday morning at 9:30. You can view our service over our,

  • Trinity Church in the Pines Facebook page, 

  • or you can log onto our link at Twitch:   https://twitch.tv/tcpchurch  also at 9:30.

  • And yet another way is to click onto our YouTube link that is sent out over email each Thursday or Friday, along with worship bulletin, announcements, Scriptures for the morning, and music to follow along.

If you would like to be on this email list, or know of anyone else who would please let me know.  Just send your or their email to me at heild@me.com  

If you tune in at 9:25am you will be able to see a neat drone shot over Grand Lake that ends at the front doors of Trinity Church in the Pines.

THANK YOU
FOR STEPPING UP AND HELPING US MAKE TRINITY CHURCH

IN THE PINES GREAT!

Thanks to our corporate officers and the session for all they do and thank you for your willingness to serve.

 

Ike Hull, Clerk, 

Steve Meyer, Treasurer and Elder, 

Janet Thomas, Vice President and Elder, 

Neal Cross, President and Elder, 

Karen Smith, Elder, 

Geoff Elliott, Elder 

and David Heil, Pastor.

We also thank those that are serving Trinity Church in the Pines in their care positions. Thank you for your willingness to serve.

 

Melody Anders, Deacon 

Kate Elliott, Deacon.

 

Thank you to the musicians who provide us with music each Sunday morning,

 

Barbara Shull

Glenn Shull

David Heil 

Geoff Elliott 

Neal Cross 

Mandy Cluck

Dennis Stafford

Daryl Troute

TRINITY CHURCH IN THE PINES

604 Lake Avenue, P.O. Box 676

Grand Lake, Colorado 80447

(970) 627-3510 (Church Office)

Website:  www.tcpgrandlake.org

 

Pastor Rev. Dr. David C. Heil, 970-685-7046 

heild@me.com

 

Trinity Office email:  tcpingrandlake@aol.com 

Trinity Church in the Pines

Quarterly Newsletter

March – May 2022

 

Pastor’s Message

 

 

Dear Members and Friends of TCP,

 

The following is part of a summary/evaluation/vision piece I presented to the session.  I thought it would be good to have it available for you also.

 

Since the COVID shut-down in March 2020 to our re-opening in June 2021, we have all strived to keep TCP, not only a viable congregation, but one that is a strong and vibrant member of the Grand Lake and Grand County community.  For some time in the beginning of the 2020 pandemic we weren’t quite sure how to proceed.  Our doors closed to in-person worship on March 15, 2020.  Because we could not risk having many people in worship, we, (like everyone else) quickly made due with what we could.  

 

With an exceptional sense of commitment and selflessness, Geoff Elliott participated with me each Sunday so that we could continue with music in worship.  We streamed with a laptop to Facebook and then eventually also to a gaming platform called Mixer.  This was suggested by Holden’s computers in Frasier.  (a few months in, Mixer shut down and Holden’s suggested Twitch)

 

  • We purchased the necessary software and equipment and Holden’s installed it on the laptop which gave us the ability to stream-live, over our Facebook page and Mixer. We also added YouTube.

 

  • We learned along the way. We soon discovered that our internet capability to stream was inadequate. With Steve Meyers’ help we received unheard of, quick service from Comcast and we increased our streaming capability with fast speed internet to what it is today.  

 

  • We purchased a Zoom subscription to keep necessary ongoing session meetings safe.  

Incredibly, we did not miss a single Sunday from the time we held our last in-person service (March 8th) to the time we started streaming services (March 15th).  Geoff and I experimented with sound, laptop positioning for camera angles, lighting, etc.  We draped windows, we turned just about everything upside down, inside out and around to make things work.  Again, we were learning by trial and error. To our amazement throughout this time, the congregation didn’t miss a beat.  They participated.  They watched at home and they continued to send in their support, spiritually and financially.  All this to say that this was a team effort to keep things operating.  

 

The session was, and is, second only to the most important part of this team – the congregation.  Since we couldn’t allow people into the church, (and also to keep one of our most valuable team members, Linda Dickinson safe) we closed our foodbank and donated the food that we had on hand to Mountain Family Center foodbank in Granby.  We sponsored Squeaky B’s free meals every Sunday afternoon.  After the East Troublesome wildfire (another threat to our very existence) we started a partnership with Mountain Market Grocery in Grand Lake.  Through this local grocery we gave $100 food vouchers (except alcohol and tobacco) to anyone who requested them whenever they were needed.  We placed no limits.  This replaced our own foodbank and has since continued to be very successful.  

 

Several weeks and months into this pandemic, we gradually started to allow a few more participants to join us on Sunday mornings.  Glenn and Barbara Shull began their musical offerings every 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday.  Special musical guests also participated – Mandy Cluck, Sarah Clements, Karen Harris, Peggy Mann, Hannah, Tad, and Ben Heil, Neal Cross, Dennis Stafford and Daryl Troute.  Not knowing how long this would last, we prepared for the possibility that this way of life would continue through the summer of 2020.  It did.  We then had to assess what fall and winter of 2020 would look like.

 

As if we all weren’t experiencing enough trial with the pandemic, in October the East Troublesome wildfire devastated the County.  Sadly, some of our members lost their homes and we couldn’t offer in-person pastoral care or worship.  Then another blow – we had to face the reality that the pandemic was not going to end soon.  That meant no in-person Christmas Eve worship services!  It was unthinkable that we could not offer our most popular service – the Christmas Eve candle lighting. Thank goodness for our streaming capability, still, such as it was. 

 

This all became phase I of our operating through the pandemic.  Because our streaming was so successful, (again, such as it was, just a microphone and simple laptop with sanctuary windows draped so that the natural lighting would not wash out the picture,) the session led us into phase II.  

 

We hired consultants from Steamboat and installed a state of the art system with cameras, sound system, computer and monitors for streaming and a mixer board, and special window coverings.  The response was incredible.  It was like graduating from flying a Sopwith Camel to operating the Space Shuttle. 

 

Throughout all of this our congregation and friends remained faithful and supportive.  This could not have happened without them. It could not have happened without dedicated individuals leading our Sunday services, and it could not have happened without the session’s commitment to provide the best we could under the circumstances.  We would not be in the good shape we are presently in without them and without the latest technology in streaming. 

  

With vaccinations and masks, we finally felt safe in opening our doors in late June 2021.  Attendance has been mixed.  In the summer some Sundays saw good attendance.  With fall and winter, it has been low.  Overall, attendance has not been close to what we enjoyed before the pandemic.  I believe people are still staying away because of the continuing unknowns of COVID. Our faithful and supportive community continue to virtually attend services through our streaming. We’ve decided to continue streaming while keeping our doors open. 

 

The challenge still continues to keep TCP a lively, vibrant presence in Grand County. I think we will be seeing more normal attendance when we all feel the danger is over.  Attendance will come back to pre-pandemic levels when everyone gains more confidence and gets to the point of learning to live with the virus as we do with other illnesses such as the flu, and the common cold. Masks and distancing will be a thing of the past.  We still don’t know when this will come to be, but it feels closer and closer.  Perhaps summer?  

 

2022 and Beyond

 

I used to say that the achievement of which I am most proud is that from day one and continuing to this day, I see myself not only as pastor of the congregation but as trusted friend and confidant who loves and endeavors to treat every member equally. Though I hold that to be of the utmost importance, I now say that I am most proud of our congregation and how they withstood the turmoil of 2020 and beyond – pandemic and wildfire! 

 

I love the people of this church community and I am so proud of them. They are like no other church that I have served. I believe they feel this love and trust and respond to it very positively. I believe and hope I have helped to create an atmosphere of sincere love in which members of the congregation look to the spiritual and physical welfare of one another in a way that is pleasing to God.  We are a vibrant, warm, caring and open congregation. 

 

My main calling and accomplishment never ends to preach God's love, to teach that we are all children of God who are called to show and share the amazing love of God.

 

As I said, we still don’t know when this business of pandemic will end.  We sense it coming to an end in 2022.  When it does, we will need to be ready.  My main focus will be on preparing for its end by having a plan for inviting people back to participate fully.  It is difficult because it is still an unknown.  

 

To prepare for this we will need to be ready to continue to offer a true sense of community.  I see manse gatherings, book studies, theology discussions (Bible study), picnics, progressive dinners and other gatherings as a great way to do this.  We will need to encourage people to come back, without masks, without worry.  Our quality of worship and offerings mentioned above will be critical to this.  

 

We cannot take our congregation and friend’s faith, loyalty and support over the last 2 years for granted. It is exceptional. We will need to make them feel that their incredible support was truly worth their effort.  We will need to make them feel good about coming back to in-person participation.  They will need to feel and see that they have come back to the same vibrant, warm, caring and open congregation that they left for safety’s sake. To prepare them for their homecoming we should increase our communications with them through newspaper ads, Facebook posts, newsletters, announcements etc.  

 

We will need to make them feel as though they have come back home – back into the cradling, loving arms of God. 

 

We all depend upon one another to make sure that Trinity is the great little church that it is.  We are very fortunate to have capable leadership on session and deacons.  We greatly rely upon Linda Dickinson’s wonderful competence and character.  She is truly an asset.  Same goes with Karen Rempel with housekeeping and all our volunteers.  Ken Stasco continues to keep the church grounds plowed and ready for use.   We are blessed!

 

Love, 

David 

 

 

The Season of Lent

 

Let’s focus our thoughts a bit on the Season of Lent.  It is roughly ten percent of the year, 40 days.  A tithe of our time given to serious reflection about life, our faith journey, our spiritual life, our virtues which need to be made strong, our vices which need to be abandoned.  This does not mean that we have a cavalier attitude about spiritual needs the rest of the year, but the period leading up to Easter, beginning with Ash Wednesday, is to be a special time of reflection.

 

In a little booklet, From Death to Life by Frederick Beuchner, there are some questions which have helped me as I move through Lent.  Here are a few of those questions – perhaps they will be helpful to you:

 

Am I really trying to love God?

 

Do I act as if I’ll never die?

 

Am I willing to repent?

 

What would I do if this were my last day?

 

Do I ever really listen to God?

 

Am I a joyful and grateful Christian?

 

Do I often miss chances of doing right?

 

We all have questions that are unique to our needs.  We all have struggles that are unique to who we are.  We all have blind spots, points of doubts.  We are all sinners in need of a Savior.  Lent affords us a special time, a special opportunity to struggle and be strengthened, to seek and to find, to knock and have doors opened to us.  My prayer is that we will be blessed indeed and empowered anew for service as we make our way through this special season and prepare our hearts for the celebration of Easter.

 

HOLY WEEK begins with PALM SUNDAY, April 10th.  The Joyful Noise Boys will lead us in worship.  

 

MAUNDAY THURSDAY is April 14th.

 

GOOD FRIDAY, April 15th, at 6:30 pm, we will have a variety of soups and bread for dinner together in the church with communion following underneath the church.  Following this, we will have a very special Tenebrae service in the sanctuary. 

 

EASTER SUNDAY is April 17th.  Worship will be at the usual 9:30am.

Join us as we observe Lent and celebrate Holy Week, we rejoice in the promise of resurrection on Easter.  This year, invite your friends and neighbors to join you!

 

 

Do You Want to Fast This Lent?

In the words of Pope Francis

 

Fast from hurting words and say kind words.

 

Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.

 

Fast from anger and be filled with patience.

 

Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.

 

Fast from worries and have trust in God.

 

Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.

Fast from pressures and be prayerful.

 

Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.

 

Fast from selfishness, be compassionate to others.

 

Fast from grudges and be reconciled.

 

Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

 

 

 

We Keep In Our Prayers

 

Prayers for:

 

From Pam Johnston: Please put Dan on the prayer list as he has been diagnosed with leukemia (CLL - Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia).  It's the lightest case of leukemia one can get and the prognosis is great.

 

Katy Pope who has been diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer. Her husband Jerry and Katy play the Alpen Horns around Grand Lake.

 

Pat Granquist's brother passed away last week.  We pray for Pat and all of her family as they mourn his sudden passing.  

 

From Karen Smith: Mike is going through prep procedures this week for his 2nd eye surgery on March 21.  Prayers the surgery goes well and his sight returns quickly.  

 

Prayers for Glenn Shull’s sister Kathy and her husband, Skip who is now home from the hospital in Longmont. 

 

Prayers for Karen Smith’s friend’s daughter, Megan, who has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.  

 

Prayers for Mandy Hanifen’s friend Devon and her family as she battles cancer. 

 

Prayers for Mandy Hanifen’s lifelong friend, Patt who is recovering from surgery. 

 

Prayers for Robert and Barbara Leutwiler whose son, Andrew passed away. 

 

Prayers for the people of Ukraine and those who are trying to help them. Pray for peace. 

 

Lord, hear our prayers.

 

 

 

 

 

Church is Open for Live, In-Person Worship Services

Masks are welcome, but not required.  If you still are not comfortable coming to church, or if you are out of town, you can still participate in our worship.  

We continue to live-stream our services each Sunday morning at 9:30. You can view our service over our,

  • Trinity Church in the Pines Facebook page, 

  • or you can log onto our link at Twitch:   https://twitch.tv/tcpchurch  also at 9:30.

  • And yet another way is to click onto our YouTube link that is sent out over email each Thursday or Friday, along with worship bulletin, announcements, Scriptures for the morning, and music to follow along.

If you would like to be on this email list, or know of anyone else who would please let me know.  Just send your or their email to me at heild@me.com  

If you tune in at 9:25am you will be able to see a neat drone shot over Grand Lake that ends at the front doors of Trinity Church in the Pines.

 

 

 

 

MARCH CELEBRATIONS

 

Birthdays

    

March 3     Jackie Tompkins

March 4     Wendy Allison

March 10    Robert Spaet

March 13    Alan Boeve

March 16    Barbara Meyer

March 22    Cathy Lund

March 27    Neal Cross

Anniversaries 

March 25    Bob and Bette DeMasters

 

 

TRINITY CHURCH IN THE PINES


604 Lake Avenue, P.O. Box 676
Grand Lake, Colorado 80447


(970) 627-3510 (Church Office) 

Website: www.tcpgrandlake.org 

Pastor Rev. Dr. David C. Heil, 970-685-7046 heild@me.com
Trinity Office email: tcpingrandlake@aol.com

THANK YOU
FOR STEPPING UP AND HELPING US MAKE TRINITY CHURCH

IN THE PINES GREAT!

Thanks to our corporate officers for all they do and thank you for your

willingness to serve.

 

Ike Hull, Clerk,

Steve Meyer, Treasurer and Elder,

Janet Thomas, Vice President and Elder,

Neal Cross, President and Elder,

Karen Smith, Elder,

Geoff Elliott, Elder

and David Heil, Pastor.

We also thank those that are serving Trinity Church in the Pines in leadership rolls, Melody Anders, Deacon 

Kate Elliott, Deacon.

Thank you to the musicians who provide us with music each Sunday morning,

 

Barbara Shull

Glenn Shull

David Heil 

Geoff Elliott 

Neal Cross 

Mandy Cluck

Dennis Stafford

Daryl Troute

David Heil 

Geoff

TRINITY CHURCH IN THE PINES


604 Lake Avenue, P.O. Box 676
Grand Lake, Colorado 80447


(970) 627-3510 (Church Office)

Website: www.tcpgrandlake.org 

Pastor Rev. Dr. David C. Heil, 970-685-7046 heild@me.com
Trinity Office email: tcpingrandlake@aol.com

 

____________________________________________________

 

Money Matters…

JUST A REMINDER AS WE CONSIDER YEAR-END GIVING

 

As we consider year-end giving, there are two tax efficient ways to give in order to support TCP. 

First, donating appreciated securities is quick and simple. You, the donor, receive the current value of the security as a charitable deduction but without the tax liability for the capital gain. 

Secondly, if anyone over the age of 70½ has not yet made their Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from their IRA or SEP for 2021 it is not too late!  

You can have the distribution made directly to Trinity Church in the Pines by December 31st and you will not have to declare it as personal income because it goes directly to the church. As always, check with your qualified tax advisor for specifics related to your personal situation. 

Church Mailing Address

Trinity Church in the Pines

P.O.Box 676

Grand Lake, CO 80447

 

Thanksgiving at Sagebrush BBQ

Thanksgiving meal pick up & Pot-luck

Free Curbside Pick Up  12pm – 2pm

Community Pot-Luck   2pm – 4pm

 

 

 

Trinity Food Bank Has Become Something More

Due to COVID our Food Bank at Trinity has closed.  At the time we could not risk allowing people into the church.  We felt this would put our administrator and pastor at risk unnecessarily.  So as not to waste the food we had downstairs, we gave it all to the Mountain Family Center Food Bank in Granby.  They were very appreciative of our large donation.  It has all been used well and given out to those in need. 

 

In the meantime, your generosity has allowed us to make our foodbank much more. In partnership with Mountain Food Market in Grand Lake, Trinity has been offering $100 gift cards to purchase the groceries they want, (except tobacco and alcohol).  The cards are at the market.  All one has to do is mention the Trinity gift cards to the cashier and they will be helped – no questions asked.  So, if you or someone you know is in need of this assistance, we are only too glad to help!

 

 

 

THANK YOU 

FOR STEPPING UP AND HELPING US MAKE

TRINITY CHURCH IN THE PINES GREAT

Thanks to our corporate officers for all they do and thank you for your willingness to serve.  Ike Hull, Elder and Clerk, Steve Meyer, Treasurer and Elder, Janet Thomas, Elder, Neal Cross, Elder, Karen Smith, Elder and David Heil, Pastor.

We also thank those that are serving Trinity Church in the Pines in leadership rolls,  Dwight Gorbold, Deacon and Kate Elliott, Deacon.

 

Thank you to the musicians who provide us with music each Sunday morning, David Heil, Geoff Elliott, Neal Cross, Dennis Stafford, Daryl Troute, Barbara Shull, Glenn Shull.