The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of March 31st, 2019
Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community.
Fourth Sunday in Lent

Sunday, March 31st , 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  
Chalice Bearers: Gail Griffin, Donna Griffin
Lector: Tod Sutton
Intercessor: Eleanor Symons
Usher: Judy Allen

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice Bearers: Donna Olson Mary Donovan
Lectors: Dean Bevan, Ari Myers-Arenth
Intercessor: Sandra Wiechert
Verger: David Severance
Acolytes: Geme Ajekwu, Lauren and Ellie Seybold
Ushers: Garth Burns, Nancy Hanson, Jerry Hanson, Chuck Olcese

Altar Guild:
Katie Becker ( Captain), Charlotte Mueller, Nora Clark, Cheryl Flessing, Nancy Haggart, Shirley Reese, Dru Sampson, Emalea Miller


Opening: 470 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (Beecher)

Sequence: 140 Wilt thou forgive that sin, where I begun (Donne)

Presentation: Hymn: 380 (v. 3)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Old 100th)

Communion: 152 Kind Maker of the world (A la venue de Noël)

Closing: 145 Now quit your care and anxious fear and worry (Quittez, Pasteurs)
Sunday, March 31st, 2019

See the complete lectionary readings for Sunday, February 10th, at www.lectionarypage.n et .
Upcoming Event:  ASPG Meeting
Date:  Sunday, March 31st
Time:  12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Jackson Kemper Room
Description: We will be talking about what you would like to see at future meetings (speakers, social opportunities, etc.)
Upcoming Event: These are our Bodies : Part 2
Date: Tuesday April 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Location: Canterbury House
Description: We will be continuing our discussion about our bodies and our faith! What does it mean that Jesus has a human body? Let’s discuss this week!  
Upcoming Event: Family Play Time
Date:  Wednesdays
Time:  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Trinity Nursery
Description: All families are welcome, ages 0-3 years old. Older siblings also welcome. Stop by anytime to play and visit! Light refreshments provided. Hope to see you there!
Upcoming Event: Christian Classics
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Trinity library
Description: We are at present
reading Anthony
Trollope's Framley Parsonage.
Anyone who wishes to read good
literature and have some
sociability is welcome.
Upcoming Event:  Tea and Compline
Date:  Thursdays
Time:  9:00 p.m.
Location: Canterbury House
Description: Join us for tea and quite Prayers at the end of the day.
Upcoming Event: Canterbury Open House
Date:  Saturday, April 6th
Time:  2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location:  Canterbury House
1116 Louisiana St, Lawrence, Kansas 66044
Description: Please come join us in celebrating Canterbury and its ministry and mission! We will be having food, drinks, tours, and sharing stories of our time in this building and communities. All are welcome to attend!
if you are not able to attend you can still participate! if you have a memory or prayer request feel free to write that down at our online guestbook found at this link:
Upcoming Event: Parish Spring Cleaning
Date:  Saturday, April 13th
Time:  9:00 a.m.
Location:  Trinity
Description: Parish spring cleaning day getting all spiffy for Holy Week. More details in our next newsletter.

From the Rector’s Desk

The Bishop is coming..The Bishop is least that is what I thought Rob was saying as he rode by. Never the less, below is a notice Rob asked to be place in this week's column.

The Rt. Rev. Cathleen Bascom, newly-elected bishop of the Diocese of Kansas, will be visiting Trinity for the first time on May 26. Bishop Bascom has a long history with Trinity Church and the Canterbury House in Lawrence, and we thrilled to welcome her back to a familiar home.

The bishop will be welcoming new members, including confirmands and those being received from another denomination, so if you interested in attending confirmation/newcomer classes please let me know so I can begin to find a good day on the calendar.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Church Office

Searching for volunteers to staff the front deck at our Church office.

Every other Wednesday afternoon or Thursday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. are available.

Please call the Church office at 785-843- 6166 or email us at if you would like to help.
Vestry Meetings

Vestry meeting are held the fourth Mondays of each month except for the months of January and February. The next scheduled meetings are:

April 22nd
May 27th* may be moved to the 28th

All meetings are open to the congregation and start at 6:30 p.m.
and the minutes of each meeting are posted to the Church bulletin board and Trinity website.
King's Korner

Monday March 25th was our first “real” Vestry meeting of 2019. I am pleased to announce we had a full house. I’m excited by the makeup of the 2019 Vestry. The board is comprised of absolutely sterling individuals. Our meeting while long was very fruitful. Starting the list of topics includes the assignment of Vestry members to specific committee liaisons, a few more roles to fill and I’ll be anxious to share those assignments so you will know who is who. We reviewed the February financial reports and I’m pleased to report our position is the strongest it’s been in some months. Our bills are paid. We thank each and every one of you for your support. The recent break in which our Jr. Warden will be reporting on at length, prompts us to add to our security via video cameras. We’ve devised a system that we can monitor externally without a monthly fee, we’ve just to the make the initial investment of approximately $500 to purchase the equipment, a small price to pay compared to the costs we’ve incurred in cleaning up the vandalism. 

In other news the 2016 audit has been completed and we are researching firms to perform our 2017 audit. Finances allowing we would look to assign the 2018 audit function in 2019 as well. We’re watching our expenses like a hawk to forestall any potential challenges as 2018 presented us. The future look bright.

On a personal note, I cannot express adequately the honor you have bestowed upon me by selecting me as a member of the Vestry and further as Senior Warden.  

Peace be with you,
Steven King
Senior Warden – Trinity Episcopal Church 
Coffee Hour

Like to thank all the families that provided fine foods for the Coffee Hours this last year. Sign up sheets for April and May are posted. If you would like to provide snacks and work the coffee pots, there are openings to choose from.
Vacation Bible School

We are beginning to plan the best dates for our Vacation Summer school this year. If your child will be attending, could you send a note to Rachel at with their name and any dates you are planning to be out of town.
Forensics Tournament Judges Needed

Bishop Seabury Academy would like volunteer judges for their Forensics Tournament Thursday evening, April 4th, 3:30 to 10:00 p.m. They would need a two to four hour commitment as well as time before hand on how to learn to judge the participants.

If you would like to volunteer, pleas call Emma at 785.331.5526 or email at
St Margret's Book Study

We would be happy to have additional readers join our Book Study meeting on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, 1:30 in St. M's kitchen room. Our next gathering will be Wednesday, April 3rd. We have begun reading The Worlds Religions by Huston Smith. All are welcome to join us.
Reminder that articles for our newsletter should be sent to by Wednesday noon each week. The newsletters are also available on our website and Facebook page.
Forward Day by Day for February through April has arrived. Try using it as your companion through the Lent and Easter seasons. Read and reflect on each day's scripture and the meditation, then try the Moving Forward suggestion to go from reflection to action.

Prayer Chain

To add a person's name to the prayer list or to become a prayer chain member, please contact the parish office (; 785-843-6166) or Carol Hatton, Prayer Chain coordinator ( 

The Prayer Chain prays daily for those who are ill, suffering, troubled, have died, or wish to offer praise and thanksgivings. Prayer Chain members find that their own private prayer life with God also deepens during this daily practice.

Pray for those who are ill: 
Todd, John, Dane, Jill, Dick, Julie, Talitha, Val, Alex, Glenn, Brian, Glenna, Oliva, Julie, Desiree, Tom, Larrie, Amy, Bob, Diana, Darell, the Van Schmus family

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
DJ, Jody, Brian, the Barbee, Johnson, Adams, Northway and Neibaum families; Mike, Catherine, Christian,R.J., Jerome, Kaw Valley of Kansas

Prayer for those in the hospital:
Josh, Chuck, Jill, Joanne, Linde, Diana, Joanne, Paul, Nikki, Amya, Patrick

Pray for the departed:
Sallie Bohlen, Calvin Clark, George Howell, Pete Anderson, Steve Markley, Stan Bartel, Patrick Northway
Lay Weeders

The Lay Weeders had their first meeting in the church library last Sunday. If you would like to help maintain the flower beds around the church, you are welcome to come and join the Weeders. If you'd like to help, please call or text Camille Olcese, 620/704-4180.
Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry  

The Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry (TIFP) was open seven days in February, 2019 and served 207 families (including 168 children, 331 adults, 37 senior adults — also including 10 new households enrolled for food assistance in February). The total expense in February for food purchased locally and through Harvesters was $ 1,698.59 and the total retail equivalent value of all food provided (food that was donated and purchased for the 207 families) was $4,750.65. Thank you to all partner churches and individuals for the donations of food and donations of money for the purchase of food for our patrons who ae in need of food assistance in Lawrence and Douglas County.
Alphabet Soup Parents Group

If you are a parent with a child possessing an emotional, behavioral, intellectual, or physical disability and would like to get together with other parents for support, join us at 12:30 p.m. in the downstairs parish hall at Trinity Church for lunch and conversation March 31. We will be talking about what you would like to see at future meetings (speakers, social opportunities, etc.)

Lunch and child care will be provided.
Wednesday Evening Prayers and Choristers

Susan Hires is very pleased to be restarting Choristers this coming Wednesday, April 3rd. following the Wednesday Evening Meal in the Parish Hall. Families, please join us for our fellowship meal after which Susan and children will head upstairs to the St. Lawrence room to sing and ring. Evening Prayers will follow the meal at 7:00 p.m.

Choristers is for all kids elementary thru middle school. Even if your child has not been before, they are much welcome to join in. Susan is very grateful for the support of this congregation in her mission of music and eagerly looks forward to coming back home. 
Easter Flowers

Cards for flower donations are among the pews in the sanctuary this Sunday and next. We would like the donations to be in by April 7th. If you wish to have flowers given in memory or thanksgiving, return the form with your check and let us know.  Also if you would like to assist the Flower Committee this year, please contact Mary Stauffer at
TEST Tidbits

Poem Shared at WEALTH Day, March 12, 2019

On Tuesday, March 12, some members and friends of Trinity Environmental Stewardship Team attended the Kansas WEALTH Day of Advocacy and Education at the Capitol Building in Topeka. This annual event is open to all interested and gives attendees the opportunity to learn about issues and bills being considered by the Kansas Legislature relating to Water, Energy, Air, Land, Transportation, and/or Health, and to hear and speak with legislators face to face about these concerns. WEALTH Day is organized by the Climate and Energy Project ( and is sponsored by a host of area non-profits and businesses engaged in life-improving efforts; among them, LET-US (Lawrence Ecology Teams United in Sustainability), of which Trinity/TEST is a member.

Visit the Trinity website for the full article...

The Sustainable Sanctuary Coalition will present a film of a lecture given by Marcus Borg entitled, “ God so Loved the world: Shepherding Life on Earth”” on April 1st from 7 to 8:30 PM at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas 66208.

The film, “Paris to Pittsburgh ”, a National Geographic documentary, will be presented at the Lawrence Public Library, April 7, 2019 from 1-3:30 PM. This film, sponsored by Lawrence Ecology Teams United in Sustainability or LET-US, celebrates real-life solutions to some of the problems of climate change through the efforts of local areas, cities and regions working together.
A Refugee Story

Come hear “ Dr. Samuel Dermas: A Refugee Story ” on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Lawrence Public Library. Originally from Eritrea, Dr. Dermas will share his story of fleeing to Ethiopia and his recent arrival in the U.S. Currently he is pursuing his second PhD at KU. Also, learn about opportunities to help make Lawrence a welcoming community for all. Sponsored by the Lawrence Interfaith Refugee and Immigrant Ministry (LIRIM); contact  \for information.

On Tuesday, March 19th, Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church served 121 meals to those in need at the First Christian Church. We would like to thank those that donated to the meal along with those that assisted serving meals.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday May 21st which will be our next serving day.

Orean Kent ( and Catherine Hale Robins ( are co-chairs for LINK; you may contact either of them for further information on joining Trinity's LINK team.
News from Nepal

Hi everyone- please keep our women's group in your thoughts and prayers this week. They are embarking on a yearlong "Basics of Business" course that will meet weekly and teach them the basics of business and how to start a small business of their own to help provide for their families. It is challenging for them, especially the ones that are illiterate (over half of them) but the program was designed and written with women like these in mind. If they are able to stay the course and follow the program they will eventually receive small seed loans (micro loans of $50-$100 each) to start the businesses they envision- with our guidance. We had a rough "start" last week (with several of them late, and only one of them doing their "homework") so we decided to give them a second chance and are doing the week over. We explained to them the that program organization (and outside group called Get Hope Global) will be making a determination about whom to give the loans based on their performance in class including attendance, punctuality, and homework completion. If they are unable to follow these simple instructions and rules, the reasoning is that they also won't follow loan repayment instructions. So- we explained that fully (again) and we will try again Friday! Please be praying. Thank you! 

*photo caption: Redeem Nepal teaching the women's group (3 not pictured) the "Basics of Business". My dog Kancha is supervising. 
Ministry Opportunities

Sunday, March 31st
8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m., Adult Forum
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 a.m., Sunday School
11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour
6:00 p.m., Youth Group
6:00 p.m., Canterbury Service

Monday, April 1st
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
12:00 p.m. Women's Lunch Group

Tuesday, April 2nd
10:30 a.m, Staff Meeting
2:00 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, April 3rd
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
9:30 a.m., Group Two Women's Quest-ioning
6:00 p.m., Evening Service, Choristers and Dinner
7:30 p.m., Christian Classics

Thursday, April 4th
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
9:00 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House

Friday, April 5th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6:00 p.m., Taize Prayer Service at Plymouth Congregational

Saturday, April 6th
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, April 7th
8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m., Adult Forum
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 a.m., Sunday School
11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour
6:00 p.m., Youth Group
6:00 p.m., Canterbury Service
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