Trinity e-News
June 5-12, 2021
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Trinity is a welcoming faith community living together 
in God's love to share the joy of Jesus Christ.
New in this e-News
  • Bike to Work... or Wherever Day
Bike to Work... or Wherever Day
301 Faith Partners are excited to again be hosting free breakfast for bicyclists on Wednesday, June 23 from 6:30-9:30 am as part of Bike to Work (or Wherever) Day. Our public breakfast station will be located near the Spring Creek Bridge Bikepath and we hope our clients/guests/friends will stop by as we celebrate one of Fort Collins’ favorite holidays! Be sure to visit to check out the free Breakfast Station Map and find details about other goings on later in the day. We can’t wait to see you!
Sky Ranch Tree Planting Blessings
What a fine time was had by a motivated group of tree planters and seed spreaders at Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp on Saturday May 22nd! Although the drive to and from camp was a bit more of an adventure than expected on the gravel road from Highway 14, all were able to enjoy some mountain splendor as well as see first hand the devastation of the 2020 Cameron Peak fire. The SR staff was so helpful in laying out what needed to be done, and following the planting Brad Abbott, Executive Director, gave a fine tour of the old and new camp facilities. The following tells the story of how and what was accomplished.
  • 26 members of the 301 Faith Partners including 5 youth made the trip
  • 232 pine, juniper and spruce saplings planted
  • 200 lbs. of native grass seed applied
  • 3 tasty meals provided by SR staff
  • 1 soaking rain just after the planting
  • 0 people injured, but some sore muscles ;)

Thanks be to God to all who participated in this uplifting experience and for their safe journeys!
Faith Formation June Fundraiser
Purchase a Ten Thousand Villages fair trade gift and a percent of sale will go to help with Sky Ranch Camp fees for our Trinity youth. In June we will have basket samples at the church to view during service times. Please contact Cheryl Backsen at 701-306-1868 or with any questions and to order by Friday, June 18. See pictures of the three gift options below.
  • Organic olive oil (Israel)
  • organic balsamic reduction (South Africa)
  • Tea light (India)
  • Corte towel colors will vary (Guatemala)
$40 each
  • Tea mug (Vietnam)
  • Equal Exchange tea (multiple countries)
  • Kantha dishtowel colors vary (India)
  • 3 small assorted chocolate bars (Ghana)
$30 each
  • Bread warmer (Bangladesh)
  • pepper mix (South Africa)
  • flower (India)
  • Kantha dishtowel colors vary (India)
$50 each
Sky Ranch
BBQ & Bluegrass
The time is near for the 13th Annual Sky Ranch Fundraiser BBQ and Bluegrass! Join us for a time of fellowship meeting our 2021 staff, live auction, and bluegrass music from Jerusalem Road. This year’s fundraiser will be held on Sunday, June 6 from 5-7 pm at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 4501 S Lemay Ave, Fort Collins. Tickets are $15 per person, $50 for family and can be purchased at the door on the day of the event. Due to Covid, we are limiting our ticket sales to 120 participants. We will also have a live auction! Email with any questions or concerns.
Counselors still needed
Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp is still looking for a COUNSELORS to join their 2021 summer staff! Share with everyone!

Counselors (All genders)
Ability to work with youth of all ages and be out of high school at least one year. Counselors will be trained for and weekly rotated between onsite residential programs, offsite service-learning trips, traveling day camp, and support staff positions. Responsibilities include leading daily worship and small group Bible study, day hikes, games, arts activities, service learning, and providing for the care and safety of campers.
Those individuals interested in either position should contact Ally Mertz at 970-493-5258 or
Farm Fresh Eggs
The North Family farm has had an eggsplosion and they are trying to find ways of getting them out to people so they don't go to waste. Currently, they have about 50 DOZEN farm fresh eggs from their chickens. They deliver to people's doorsteps Monday-Thursday depending on the location. They are $7/dozen for free range, non GMO, non-soy eggs. There is no delivery fee. To set up an order contact Danielle North,
H.S. Youth Event
Register for (un)KNOWN by
Friday, June 11.
Summer VBS!!!!
Registration is limited so sign up early!
The 301 Faith Partners are joining together to host River of Life VBS Monday, June 21-Thursday, June 24 from 9-11:30 am, children ages 4 through 6th grade are welcome (teens older than that are encouraged to help). $10/child or $20 max per family (scholarships available). Register HERE.
Thank you!
A BIG, BIG thank you to all who attended the Heroes for Homeless Event and Auction. Almost $40,000 was raised from corporate sponsors, ticket sales, donations and awesome auction baskets. What a huge help to Family Housing Network. Thank you to all of you that provided auction items and baskets. Thank you for making this event such a success.
Summer Worship
For the months of June, July, & August Trinity will be experimenting with a change in the Worship Schedule. As a result, to pull this off it will take ALL of our efforts.

Weekend Worship
  • Saturday 5 pm Praise - IN PERSON indoor
  • Sunday 10 am Traditional - IN PERSON outdoor *no nursery available*
  • Sunday 10:30 am Praise - ONLINE
  • Service will continue to be available on Vimeo
  • No Adult Forum during these 3 months

What to Expect
  • Communion will be celebrated
  • Please wear face masks over BOTH nose and mouth by all attendees - to protect our vulnerable youth
  • Social distancing must be maintained to ensure a safe experience for all attendees
  • Please stay with your family group
  • For outdoor service please bring your own chairs. If bringing a chair to church would be difficult or unsafe for you, we will provide one
  • For outdoor service we recommend bringing sun protection – hats, umbrellas, sun screen, etc.
FFH Overnight Trainings
Before our next rotation in September we need everyone to take a training to get back into the swing of things. Trainings are 2x a month. Training will be held online.
June 13, 1-2:30 pm
June 14, 7-8:30pm
July 11, 1-2:30 pm
July 12, 7-8:30 pm
August 1, 1-2:30 pm
August 2, 7-8:30 pm
HERE is the link for the training.
Book Group
The TLC Book Group will meet on Monday, June 7 at 9:30 am via Zoom, to discuss a historical novel about the wife of Alexander Hamilton: I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott.
Questions? Contact Nadine Hunt 970-825-3730.
2021 Ministry Funds Plan Weekly Numbers
Weekly Prayer List
If you have a prayer request and want it to be on this list please contact Amanda, or Pastor Rick,

Tim Anderson
Esther Johnson
Mary Ann Miller
Howard & Lois Smith
Carol Hemken
Janet Morton
Barb Klaman
Vicky Splittgerber
Lea Seim
Heidi LoRash-Neuenschwander
Marilyn Hartig
Lyndsay Vecchio
Eileen Ackerson
Helen Berneking
Oren Anderson
Mary Ann Armstrong
Madyson Hopkins

Friends & Family
Brittany Knotts, daughter of Debbie & Gary Schwartz
Becky Arnold, sister of Deana Andrist
Lourdes & baby Israel, friend of Margaret Wick
Jennifer Goeglein, daughter of Howard & Lois Smith
Charlie Keller, stepdad of Tiffany Klijewski
Cindi & Jim Rudick, friends of Dan Merz
Roxy Bush, Granddaughter of Barbara Baggs
Lee, brother-in law of Sharon Johnson
Noma Bryant, mother of Jodie Burgoon
Ron Souders, brother of Susie Stark
Mother of Donna Palmer's niece
Pam Burley, friend of Cheryl Backsen
Deborah Johnson, daughter of Esther Johnson
Don Armstrong, brother of Mary Ann Armstrong
Stephanie & John Lee, friend of Jim & Georgia Lee Laird
Katelyn Miller, friend of the congregation
Melanie Eber, family friend of Lois & Howard Smith
Break for the Summer!
Adult Forum, Bible Study, Sunday School, Confirmation, & Men's Breakfast are all taking a break for the months of June, July & August. Watch the e-News in late summer to find out when and how we will start back up.
TLC's Offerings
*Note Sunday times are different than Pre-Covid*
  • Saturday 5 pm Praise - IN PERSON indoor
  • Sunday 10 am Traditional - IN PERSON outdoor *no nursery available*
  • Sunday 10:30 am Praise - ONLINE
To join click HERE!
Meeting ID: 894 3735 9149 | Passcode: 408538

  • Adult Forum On break for the Summer
  • Bible Study On break for the Summer

  • Sunday School On break for the Summer
  • Confirmation On break for the Summer

  • TLC Book Group (1st Monday 9:30 am)
To join click HERE!
Meeting ID: 853 58221885 | Password: 662888

  • *Hybrid* Young Adults (2nd Monday 7 pm)
To join click HERE!
Meeting ID: 817 1273 8613 | Passcode: 025862
*Join us via zoom or in the Memorial Garden at Trinity*

  • Men’s Breakfast On break for the Summer

VIMEO: This is our Vimeo channel where you can access each Trinity worship service! Just click on the link and it will take you directly to the page so you can start binge watching!

Directions for Zoom via Video: Click the link and join the meeting. You do not need a ZOOM account to access the link. However, you may first be prompted to download the software. This is safe, and you only need to do it once. When you click on the Zoom links, you will need to enter a user name - you can add any name you want. If you do not hear any sound, you will need to click on the bottom left to "JOIN AUDIO".

Directions for Zoom via Phone: Don’t have a computer or internet? You can still participate fully in the zoom worship services and other meetings offered through Zoom. Follow these steps, and if you run into problems, just ask one of our staff or your phone tree calling person for assistance. We don’t want you to miss you. Remember, in order to be part of the zoom call, you need to call in at the designated time (for example, Sunday worship begins at 10:30 Sunday mornings).
  1. Call (346) 248-7799 (this is a long distance number, so you need to have ability to call long distance.
  2. Enter the Meeting ID number the press #.
  3. Enter your user ID followed by #. You can skip this step simply by pressing pound.
  4. "Enter the Passcode.