Trinity e-News
May 15-22, 2021
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in God's love to share the joy of Jesus Christ.
New in this e-News
  • Exodus of Youth & Families
  • FHN Virtual Coffee Chat
Exodus of Youth & Families
Join ISAAC of Northern Colorado on Sunday, May 23 at 2 pm via Zoom, for this mini teach-in with experts Mary Campbell and Stephen Deal from the ELCA AMMPARO Program (Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities).

The word “amparo” in Spanish means the protection of a living creature from suffering or damage. The AMMPARO strategy was developed after witnessing the plight of children who are forced to flee their communities because of complex and interrelated reasons. This workshop will cover the root causes of the migration of youth and families from Central America, what happens to migrants in transit, and once they reach the U.S. Learn about the many layers to migration and the U.S. immigration legal system as well as resources for how congregations can accompany migrants in their transition to life in a new community. See ISAAC’s Facebook post for more details.
Exodus of Youth & Families
Sunday, May 23
2 pm
Virtually on Zoom click HERE
FHN Virtual Coffee Chat
Grab your favorite beverage, and join Family Housing Network (FHN) on Tuesday, May 18 at 10 am as they discuss what is new at FHN! Lots of time will be set aside for questions!
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 education during these 3 months

What to Expect
  • Communion will be celebrated and music provided but no congregational singing
  • Face masks must be worn over BOTH nose & mouth by all attendees, ages three and up
  • 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.
May LuMin Newsletter
To see the May and final LuMin Newsletter for the year click HERE.
Trinity would like to celebrate our graduates on the weekend of May 22 & 23. If you have a graduate, please email their name, picture, where they are graduating from, along with a brief statement of what they will be doing in the future to Amanda before May 16. Congratulations to all our graduates!
Offering Envelopes
Are your offering envelopes useful to you? If you currently give electronically, through your financial institution, or employer, and don't feel you need your offering envelopes, feel free to email Debbie HERE and have them discontinued. You can always start them back up again.
Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Application
Do you know someone who may benefit from Homeownership? Pass this information along to them!! Habitat for Humanity's Homeownership 2021 application process is OPEN now through May 17. All application information, including supporting documents and downloads, can be found HERE. If you have additional questions, please contact Theresa at 970-488-2605.

About Habitat for Humanity's Homeownership: Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity is an affordable homeownership program. Their goal is to help households living on modest incomes realize the full financial and social benefits of owning their own home. Additionally, each Habitat Homeowner has the satisfaction of knowing that their monthly mortgage payments contribute to building even more homes for future Habitat Homeowners.
FFH Updates
If you left any dishes at Foothills when making a meal, please pick them up in the kitchen before May 20, when they will be donated. Pick up time would be evenings from 5 - 8 pm.

The Donation Task Force needs tables/chairs and dressers. Our Day Center needs preemie diapers, 1 small bookshelf, and a small desk. If you have any of these items you would like to donate, please contact Jodi at (970)371-5345.

They are updating the overnight program back-up list. If you are interested, let Jodi know 970-371-5345.

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.
Sky Ranch
Tree Planting at Sky Ranch!
You are invited to be part of a special project at Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp on Saturday, May 22. Due to the devastating Cameron Peak Fire last year, there is a need to plant new seedlings around the camp. We will be planting 300 evergreen seedlings and also assembling protective cages. This work will be directed by Sky Ranch staff and includes meals and tools. Transportation will be arranged with the participants once we know the size of our group. Our plan is to be up there by around 8 am and registrations are requested by May 14. Please contact Ally Mertz for the Volunteer Sign Up Form and either email it to or send via USPS to 805 S. Shields St. , Ft. Collins, CO 80521. You may also call her at (970) 493-5258 or Wally Jacobson at (970) 223-2276 with any questions. Please join us for what promises to be a very meaningful and fun experience!
Summer Positions at Sky Ranch
Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp is looking for a few more positions to join their 2021 summer staff! Share with everyone!

  1. Summer Registrar-Based out of our Fort Collins office, this position is 30-40 hours per week. Summer Registrar manages registrations, camper/guest paperwork, and cabin assignments in coordination with Office Manager and Program Directors.
  2. Weekend Cook-Must be experienced in menu planning and food preparation for groups. Responsible for planning and preparing meals each weekend for up to 150 guests, allergy conscious and vegetarian menu items, and working with program staff on special meals. Must follow state and county safety and sanitation codes. Must be at least 18 years of age. Previous kitchen experience preferred. Schedule is Friday dinner through Sunday Lunch.
  3. Male Counselors-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.
  4. Offsite Guide-Safely implement offsite programs, including backpacking, day hikes, service-learning, and more. Offsite Guides are competent leaders with great decision-making skills who are passionate about environmental stewardship, outdoor leadership, and providing safe experiences for youth. This position requires teamwork, independence, and maturity. Due to federal regulations, Offsite guides must be at least 21 years of age. When not guiding a trip, guides work as counselors.

Those individuals interested in either position should contact Ally Mertz at 970-493-5258 or
Spring Work Weekends at Sky Ranch
Join Sky Ranch this spring as they prepare camp for the 2021 summer season! Their is a lot of work ahead and they can use your help! Projects range from planting new trees, cleaning all buildings, rebuilding platform tent bases, general maintenance & upkeep and much more! Each weekend will be limited to the number of volunteers allowed so please be sure to register online.
To register click HERE.
May 28-31 (Memorial Weekend)
To see this weekends work schedule click HERE!
Book Group
The TLC Book Group will have two opportunities for discussion available in the upcoming weeks:
  1. Book Group will host a second discussion for any interested person on Isabel Wilkerson's book Caste at 10 am on Monday, May 24 via Zoom. You are invited to look at the questions HERE and consider which ones you would like to discuss. 
  2. On Monday, June 7 Book Group will gather on Zoom at the regular time, 9:30 am, to discuss a historical novel about the wife of Alexander Hamilton: I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott. 

Both sessions will be on the regular Book Group link published in the weekly schedule, e-News, Tidings or website. 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,

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

Friends & Family
Becky Arnold, sister of Deana Andrist
Jordan Flowers, friend of Shelley Aust's sister
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
Liz Gibb, friend of Cheryl Backsen
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
Lilah Newton, family of Cheryl Backsen
Sunday School
Join us for shared Sunday School with St. Paul's. There is a lesson from Jacki and then a craft or activity led by Tiffany. If you have any questions or cannot open the link, please let Tiffany or Katie know.
Sunday School
10-10:30 am
Virtually on zoom click HERE
Meeting ID: 869 2085 5078
Passcode: 926423
Adult Forum
On Sunday, May 16, Phoebe Morad, Executive Director of Lutherans Restoring Creation, will be joining us from Massachusetts to tell us more of another one of Trinity’s benevolence ministries.

Sundays Adult Forum
9 am
Virtually on Zoom click HERE
Meeting ID: 894 3735 9149 | Passcode: 408538
TLC's Offerings
  • Saturday 5 pm
  • Sunday 10:30 am
To join click HERE!
Meeting ID: 894 3735 9149 | Passcode: 408538

  • Adult Forum (Sunday 9 am)
  • Bible Study (Thursday 9:30 am)
To join click HERE!
Meeting ID: 894 3735 9149 | Passcode: 408538

  • Sunday School (Sunday 10 am)
To join click HERE!
Meeting ID: 869 2085 5078 | Passcode: 926423

  • Confirmation (Sunday 9 am)
To join click HERE!
Meeting ID:  879 6597 3059 | Passcode: 674840

  • 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 (1st Tuesday 7:30 am)
To join click HERE!
Meeting ID: 873 3061 5104 | Passcode: 128841

  • Mid-Day Prayer (Wednesdays 12:00 pm)
To join GO TO THE CHURCH, this is an in person opportunity.

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!

There are a few different ways to engage in Trinity's Worship.
  1. Zoom via video! The quality of the meeting will vary depending on your service (i.e. wifi or cell service).
  2. Zoom via Phone. Just a phone call away.
  3. Vimeo! Vimeo is pre-recorded and uploaded and is all most always great quality videos!
You can mix and match these options, for example you can join Zoom Video for the live interactions and then have the Vimeo Video on another device to watch.

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.