The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of March 24th, 2019
Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community.
Third Sunday in Lent

Sunday, March 24th , 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  
Chalice Bearers: Nancy Pauw, John Bullock
Lector: Sidney Sutton
Intercessor: Mary Donovan
Usher: Derek Pauw

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice Bearers: Glenna Kleinkauf, Kim Mandle
Lectors: Katie Becker, Margie Lawrence
Intercessor: Janine Cox
Verger: Brian
Acolytes: Abby Baldwin, Dylan and Max Eldridge.
Ushers: John Broholm, Alison 
and Craig Myers-Arenth

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


Opening: 144 Lord Jesus, Sun of Righteousness (Cornhill)

Sequence: 151 From deepest woe I cry to thee (Aus tiefer Not)
Presentation Hymn: 380 (v. 3) 
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Old 100th)
Communion: 314 Humbly, I adore thee (Adoro devote)

Closing: 648 When Israel was in Egypt’s land (Go Down, Moses) 
Sunday, March 24th, 2019

See the complete lectionary readings for Sunday, February 10th, at www.lectionarypage.n et .
Upcoming Event:  Lay Weeders Meeting
Date:  Sunday, March 24th
Time:  11:30 p.m.
Location:  Church Library
Description: 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, but can't attend the meeting, call or text Camille Olcese, 620/704-4180.
Upcoming Event: Megachurch Movement in American Culture
Date:  Monday, March 25th
Time:  10:00 a.m.
Location:  Trinity
Description: James Wellman is Professor and Chair of the Comparative Religion Program at the University of Washington. His areas of expertise are in American religious culture, history and politics and is the Theologian In Residence 2019 Visiting Scholar in Religion.
Upcoming Event: These are our Bodies : Part 1
Date: Tuesday March 26
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Location: Canterbury House
Description: We will begin a multi week program looking at the connection between our bodies and our faith, the first part will be a conversation about shame, and healthy ways to see ourselves! 
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:  Tea and Compline
Date:  Thursday, March 28th
Time:  9:00 p.m.
Location: Canterbury House
Description: Join us for tea and quite Prayers at the end of the day.
Adult Forum

Join us at 9:30 AM this Sunday. The Adult Forum takes place in the downstairs Jackson Kemper Room.
This week's topic is Religion in the Modern Time. This will be a lead into the visit of Dr. James K. Wellman Monday morning and his lecture of “Megachurch Movement in American Culture.”

From the Rector’s Desk

I’ve been thinking a lot about Lenten disciplines this year, mostly trying to find alternatives ways of looking at them than just “I’m giving up this because it just happens to be Lent and we’re support be suffer, etc.” I’ve posed the idea that a Lenten discipline could (maybe even should) be something that transcends Lent and become part of your regular spiritual practice. I’ve suggested that a Lenten discipline could be something you add, rather than remove, from your life, like trying to get to know your neighbors more or praying more often.
But I was thinking this week that a Lenten discipline could by the Christian discipleship of autistic stimming. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a common trait of people with autism is the inability to filter sensory input. Most neuro-typical people can filter out background noise, or irritating fabrics in their clothes, or focus on listening to a single person in a crowded room. For the neuro-atypical individual, like a person with autism, all that input comes flooding in at once, and the experience can be overwhelming, even frightening. To cope in that situation, many people with autism will utilize behaviors that allow them to blot out the input by overwhelming a single sensory organ, like hearing or touch. So you may have seen people with autism humming loudly, moving their body by swaying or tapping their foot, or fidgeting with something in their hands. Some favor wearing hooded garments that they can pull up over their heads and cover their eyes and ears. If you ask, they will tell you that stimming helps them relieve pressure, ground themselves in reality, and gain control over their life.
The Desert Fathers (and mothers) of the early monastic period of Christianity knew the importance of shutting the doors to the room in which a person was praying to block out the noise and input from the outside. Finding complete silence in today’s world is even more challenging. But a possible way to view a Lenten discipline is something upon which you can focus to relieve the stress, ground yourself spiritually, and access your spiritual life. Perhaps you turn your phone completely off for an hour. Or you could take a moment and do nothing but listen to a bit of music. Or you could walk for a period of time every day with Christ. A Lenten discipline could be a thing that helps you shut out all the noise of the world, in your heart or your mind or your ears, give you the focus to claim a moment where you can be with your God.

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:

March 25th
April 22nd
May 27th* may be moved to the 28th

All meetings are open to the congregation and start at 6:30 p.m.
Coffee Hour

Like to thank all the families that provided fine foods for the Coffee Hours this last year. Sign up sheets for March and April are posted. If you would like to provide snacks and work the coffee pots, there are openings to choose from.
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, Phoebe, Brian, Glenna, Oliva, Julie, Desiree, Tom, Larrie

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
DJ, Jody, Brian, the Barbee, Johnson, Adams and Neibaum families; Mike, Libby, Matthew, Allison, Patti, Catherine, Christian

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

Pray for the departed:
Sallie Bohlen, Calvin Clark
Lay Weeders

The Lay Weeders will meet in the church library immediately after the 10:30 service this Sunday, March 24. 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, but can't attend the meeting, 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.
Trinity Church is creating a support group for parents of children with developmental, educational, or emotional challenges, such as ADHD, ODD, DMDD, autism, etc. The "Alphabet Soup Parents Group" will meet regularly to help parents build community, share experiences and strategies, and gain useful tools to help their child succeed.

If you would be interested in being a participant in this group, please contact Fr. Rob Baldwin at or call the Church office at 785-843-6166

We will be collecting information from interested participants about an effective meeting date and time.
New Beginnings

A weekend retreat focusing on the two greatest commandments: loving God with all of our heart, mind, and strength, and loving our neighbors as ourselves. The retreat is led by a team of youth and adults from around the diocese. To be held at St. Davids Friday, March 29, 7 pm to Sunday, March 31, 3 pm, 2019.

Who: Students in grades 6-8 of the current school year are participants. Students in grades 9-12 can participate as staff and gain ministry and leadership experience.
Fee: $50
Priority Deadline: Friday, March 15 (fee increases $15 after this date)
Registration forms: 
Reminder that articles for our newsletter should be sent to by Wednesday noon each week. The newsletters are also available on our website
Fr Rob presenting the U.S. military Episcopal Cross and Prayer Book to Jerry Hanson.

The Theologian In Residence announces it’s 2019 Visiting Scholar in Religion, Dr. James K. Wellman, Jr. James Wellman is Professor and Chair of the Comparative Religion Program at the University of Washington. His areas of expertise are in American religious culture, history and politics.  

He will be visiting Lawrence on March 24-26, and will be offering several presentations for the community, campus and congregation.

Wellman’s scheduled presentations follow and all events are free of charge and open to the public.

Sunday, March 24
Sunday worship at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Evening program, “Trends in American Religion”, First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont Street. Time 6:30 pm (may need to begin at 4:00 pm due to NCAA Basketball Tournament). 

Monday, March 25
Morning conversation: “Megachurch Movement in American Culture”, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vermont Street. 10 a.m.

Afternoon program: “Religion, Nationalism and Violence”. Haskell Indian Nations University, 155 Indian Avenue. Room 127 Parker Hall.  3:30 – 5:00 pm.
Evening Community Lecture: “Religion in the Age of Trump: Trump and the Rise of White Religious Nationalism”, Plymouth Congregational Church, Mayflower Room, 925 Vermont Street. 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 26
Classroom presentations: Kansas University, Department of Religious Studies, Smith Hall, 1300 Oread Avenue,
9:30 – 10:30  
Graduate Colloquium, with Dr. Molly Zahn, 107 Smith Hall
11:00 – 12:15  Religion in American Society, with Dr. Tim Miller, 100 Smith Hall
Tom and Anne Moore Peace and Justice Award

Oread Friends in partnership with Ecumenical Campus Ministries (ECM) seeks nominations for the  Tom and Anne Moore Peace and Justice Award . This annual award is given to local individuals and organizations whose work on a local, national, or international level has advanced peace and justice. Applications can be made in a letter describing the person or organization’s contribution; email to  with “Moore Award” in the subject line. Application deadline is May 1, 2019.
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.
Ministry Opportunities

Sunday, March 24th
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
6:00 p.m., Taize Prayer Service at First Baptist Church

Monday, March 25th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6:30 p.m., Vestry Meeting
7:00 p.m., TEST Meeting

Tuesday, March 26th
10:30 a.m, Staff Meeting
2:00 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, March 27th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6:00 p.m., Evening Service & Dinner

Thursday, March 28th
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
9:00 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House

Friday, March 29th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6:00 p.m., Taize Prayer Service at Immanuel Lutheran

Saturday, March 30th
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

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
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