The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of April 14th 2019
Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; 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.
Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  
Chalice Bearers: Nancy Pauw, Gail Griffin
Lector: Diana Dyal
Intercessor: Austin Turney
Verger: Donna Griffin
Acolytes: Dylan and Max Eldridge, Geme Ajekwu
Usher: Doug Flessing

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice Bearers: Glenna Kleinkauf, Jonah Brandley
Lectors: Dean Bevan, Terry Mandle
Intercessor: Rachel Schwaller
Verger: Andrew Hoyt
Acolytes:  Lauren and Ellie Seybold, Abby Baldwin

Ushers:  Lindy Eakin, Liz Miller, 
 Terry Mandle, Karen Keim, 

Altar Guild:
Melinda McKnight (Captain), Gail Van Loenen, Barbara Haverty, Karen Keim, Jennifer Sanner, Debbie Pitts


Apr. 14, 2019 Palm Sunday
Opening: 154 All glory, laud, and honor (Valet will ich dir geben)
Sequence: [Cathy Nunley:
Ride on! Ride on in majesty! (Winchester New)
Presentation Hymn: 435 (v. 1) 
At the Name of Jesus (King’s Weston)
Communion: 458 (v. 1-5) 
My song is love unknown (Love Unknown)
Apr. 18, 2019 Maundy Thursday
Opening: 657 Love divine, all loves excelling (Hyfrydol)

Sequence: 312 Strengthen for service, Lord (Malabar) 

Presentation Hymn: 313 (v. 1) 
Let thy blood in mercy poured (Jesus, meine Zuversicht)
Communion: 171 Go to dark Gethsemane (Petra)

Apr. 19, 2019 Good Friday
Sequence: 158 Ah, holy Jesus (Herzliebster Jesu)
Hymn after Communion: 172 Were you there? (Were You There)
Sunday, April 14, 2019

The Liturgy of the Palms

The Liturgy of the Word

See the complete lectionary reading at www.lectionarypage.n et .
Worship Assistants for Holy Week

April 18, 2019
Maundy Thursday - 7 p.m.
Chalice: Glenna Kleinkauf, Donna Griffin
Lectors: Anne Patterson, Karen Keim
Intercessor: Carol Hatton
Acolytes: Ozioma Ajekwu, Abby Baldwin

April 19, 2019
Good Friday - 7 p.m.
Chalice: John Bullock, Carl Edwards
Lectors: Dru Sampson, Margie Lawrence, Austin Turney, Barb Cook
Intercessor: Sandra Wiechert
Verger: David Severance
Acolytes: Caroline and Claire Schmidt, Ari Myers-Arendt

April 20, 2019
Easter Vigil - 8 p.m.
Chalice: Mary Donovan, Will Chaney
Lectors: Terry Mandle, Kimberly Patterson
Intercessor:Austin Turney
Verger: Glenna Kleinkauf
Acolytes: Lauren and Ellie Seybold, Abby Baldwin
Changes for Holy Week

There will be no Adult Forum on Palm Sunday or Easter Day.

There will be no evening youth group gathering Easter Day.

There will be no 6:00 PM services at Canterbury House on Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday

There will be not be a Tea and Compile at Canterbury house on Maundy Thursday.
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. Meeting in the parish hall and David will assign our tasks. Bring yard tools for outside work (weather permitting) while inside cleaning supplies will be furnished.
Upcoming Event: Alphabet Soup Parents Group
Date: Sunday, April 14th
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Jackson Kemper Room
Description: We will be having a potluck lunch after the 10:30 AM service this Sunday. Parents and caregivers for children with behavioral, emotional, physical, or intellectual challenges are invited to attend. The lunch will take place in the downstairs Jackson Kemper Room.
Upcoming Event: Way of the Cross
Date: Tuesday April 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Location: Canterbury House
Description: This week we will be having the program led by Peer Minister Jonah Brandley! For worship we will be doing social justice stations of the cross.
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 20th
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: Maundy Thursday Meal
Date: Thursday April 18th
Time:  6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Location:  Parrish Hall
Description: Please come join us for a light meal before the Maundy Thursday service.
Upcoming Event:  Tea and Compline
Date:  April 18th
Location: Canterbury House
Description: There will not be a meeting Maundy Thursday.

From the Rector’s Desk

A week long anamnesis. That sounds like a medical problem, but it actually what Holy Week aspires to be. “Anamnesis” is the portion of the Eucharist in which we remember Jesus’ last meal with his disciples. It typically starts with something like “On the night Jesus was betrayed, he took bread…”

We engage in that story every Sunday not just because Jesus told us to (“in remembrance of me”) but also in the retelling of that story it is as if we are accessing a genetic memory of past Christians celebrating the Eucharist down through the centuries to the first dozen or so present that night. We become guests of the meal, invited to take and eat.

By greater extension, Holy Week invites us also to remember the context of that event, from Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, his last meal, betrayal, crucifixion, and the discovery of the empty tomb. By engaging in these worshipful acts, we go beyond recollecting an event to witnessing it again on a profoundly spiritual level.

So welcome to a journey in time, a journey across ancient Jerusalem, and a journey from life to death to eternal life. Join us at Trinity for Holy Week.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
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.
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.
The Topeka Chapter for the American Guild of Organists is presenting an Organ (Plus) concert on Sunday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church (2627 SW Western Ave.) in Topeka. Come and enjoy an afternoon of free music provided by not only the organ, but also a variety of instruments! Please support your local organists and their wonderful music. We hope to see you there!
Alphabet Soup Parents Group

We will be having a potluck lunch after the 10:30 AM service this Sunday. Parents and caregivers for children with behavioral, emotional, physical, or intellectual challenges are invited to attend. The lunch will take place in the downstairs Jackson Kemper Room.
Searching for Easter Egg Hunt candy for our little ones ( probably Rob also). Please candy to either our Spring Cleanup on the 13th or our Palm Sunday service on the 14th. Thanks...
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 May, June and July is ready in the track racks. Let it be part of your daily life whenever you take time to pray and meditate. Contemplate the passage of scripture. Then see the connection to the other passages referred to. Read the mediation and perhaps make your own. Pray for the people of the diocese for the day. Imagine how those Anglican are praying. Does the Moving Forward help complete your day?

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, David, Joanne, Margaret, Allen, Mark, Eleanor, and Nathaniel

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
DJ, Jody, Brian, Mike, Catherine, Christian,R.J., Jerome, Ellen, the Blake and Smith families

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

Pray for the departed:
Patrick Northway
Walking Through Holy Week
On Palm Sunday, our children will attend Sunday School at the normal time during the service.

The service closes with the Passion Narrative. While the congregation participates in the Passion Narrative, children, ages 3-5th will go downstairs for our Walk Through Holy Week. We will wave palms, wash feet, learn about the Last Supper and visit a bare cross that we will decorate with flowers on Easter. Of course, parents are invited to accompany their children or stay in the church to participate in the Passion Narrative. 
Please contact Mother Susan ( if you have any questions. 
From Our Senior Warden

Greetings! It’s Palm Sunday! An exciting service filled with pageantry and liturgy. So glad I get to share this day with all of you.  
Since we last spoke I’ve been busy around the building with David Severance. This week we picked up our first two surveillance cameras and look to get them installed after Easter. Wireless, they will sense any motion in the halls and send an alert to the Junior and Senior Wardens and also record the activity, storing it on the Cloud. We’ll at least be able to mitigate our challenges with up to date alerts and images.

I also enjoyed an invitation last Friday to have lunch with The Reverend Canon Torey Lightcap, Canon to the Ordinary from The Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. We had very positive conversations about Trinity and how we’ve managed our financial challenges and are on the path to bigger and better things. He advised Trinity is an admired congregation within the Diocese. We have a long and rich history of community service.

He advised he understood that one of our 2019 goals was to conduct a congregational wide Minstrel Review, an undertaking to review our current mission and vision for Trinity, to assess how well we’re serving our congregation and community. He advised the Diocese has many great tools to assist us in our efforts and offered his assistance in helping us to glean congregational visions and collate that into a working outline to assist Father Rob and the Vestry to create a long term vision plan for our Church. I’m excited to get started and hope you are too!

Again, my deepest gratitude in choosing me to be your humble servant as a member of Trinity’s Vestry Board. I’m working hard to honor the position and celebrate with you as we grow.

Peace be with you,
Steven King
Senior Warden – Trinity Episcopal Church
Earth Day Parade

WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2019—meet at 10:30 AM

WHERE: Meet on 8th Street, behind the library. We will march to Mass. St. & on to South Park.

WHY: To show our support for a healthy planet and to
       Show that Trinity Episcopal Church supports
       Creation Care!
Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry  

The Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry (TIFP) was open nine days in March, 2019 and served 240 families (including 188 children, 454 adults, 32 senior adults — also including 21 new households enrolled for food assistance in March. The total expense in March for food purchased locally and through Harvesters was $ 1,225.85 and the total retail equivalent value of all food provided (food that was donated and purchased for the 240 families) was $ 5,508.00. TIFP was grateful to receive about 2,000 items/canned food donated by the Lawrence community which was a share of all food collected at Salvation Army from The Boy Scouts “Scouting for Food” food drive held on Saturday, April 6th. Six TIFP volunteers collected the food and brought it to TIFP that day where it is currently being organized and shelved in the pantry. We are grateful to the Boy Scouts and their food drive on this recent Saturday and 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.
A Spring Fair Trade Market featuring Ten Thousand Villages will be held at Ecumenical Campus Ministries (ECM), located at 1204 Oread Ave., beginning April 25 to May 19. The market will be open Thursdays-Sundays, 10am-4pm, and will feature handmade crafts from around the world. Every purchase made directly impacts the life and community of its artisan in a developing country. Learn more at 
Hello from Nepal! This is a busy week, as I am helping to host a 3 day conference/workshop on "Building Confidence in and Anti-Trafficking World." Over 60 leaders from non-profits and churches across Nepal are attending to learn more about the status of human trafficking in Nepal, the physical and mental health consequences of trafficking and abuse, trauma informed care, and how the body of Christ can help heal both individuals who have been victimized, as well as the nation of Nepal. Please pray that this information helps light a passion to serve the hurting in the hearts and souls of those attending. Also keep our village women's group in your prayers. A few members have left the group to work in a new paper factory in the village, and while I am happy that there is growing opportunity for employment there, it seems like the company is not complying with national laws such as minimum wage, and there is great potential for exploitation of the villagers as a result. In that regard, pray for discernment and wisdom on how to proceed and investigate in a safe and effective manner. And also for clarity on what should happen with the women's group if the numbers become smaller. Thank you- and have a great week!
TEST Tidbits

Report on “Ecology Must Be the Heart of Theology” -- a Talk by Michael Dowd, May 18, 2018

It was an intriguing, mind-expanding, spirit-stirring hour and a half at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center, the evening of Friday, May 18, 2018. The speaker was the Rev. Michael Dowd -- self-described “itinerant evolutionary evangelist,” “natural theologist/sacred realist” -- invited to speak by the local Sustainability Action Network. The title of his talk was “Ecology Must Be the Heart of Theology.”  

Since 2002, Dowd and his wife Connie Barlow -- biologist and science writer -- have given up their home to travel North America and deliver the message that it is through the union of science and religion that humanity has a hope of surviving the 21st Century. Their message unites respected teachings, through centuries, from scores of renowned theologians, philosophers, mystics, naturalists, ecologists, and other scientists and thinkers. Dowd addresses mainly adult groups; Barlow speaks mainly to children and youth. This article is an attempt to recount some main points from Rev. Dowd’s talk of May 18.

It’s insanity to deny the existence of God, says Dowd, because God is “Ultimate Reality.” The nature of God is Love; God has a loving purpose for all Creation/the Universe. And it is through Evolution that God’s purpose is continually -- since the beginning of time, now, and into the future -- being worked out. Evolution, says Dowd, is the “Great Story,” the origin myth and life experience that is shared by, and unites, humanity and all else in the Universe.  

Visit the Trinity website for the full article...
Ministry Opportunities

Saturday, April 13th
9:00 a.m., Parish Spring Cleaning
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, April 14 - Palm Sunday
8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 a.m., Palm Procession
10:30 a.m., Sunday School
11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour
12:00 p.m., Alphabet Soup Parents Group

Monday, April 15th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Tuesday, April 16th
10:30 a.m, Staff Meeting
2:00 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, April 17th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
3:00 p.m., Family Play Time
6:00 p.m., Dinner, Evening Service and Choristers
7:30 p.m., Christian Classics

Thursday, April 18th
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
6:00 p.m., Lite Evening Meal
7:00 p.m., Maundy Thursday Service

Friday, April 19th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
7:00 p.m., Good Friday Service

Saturday, April 20th
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry
8:00 p.m., Easter Vigil Service

Sunday, April 21st - Easter Sunday
8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 a.m., Sunday School
11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour
11:45 a.m., Easter Egg Hunt
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