• Happy New Year!
  • Annual Meeting on Zoom Jan. 24
  • Mary Donovan ordination
O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community.
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Second Sunday after Christmas
10:30 a.m. – Holy Communion

The Liturgy of the Word


  • Prelude: "The Kings of Orient" (Charles Cronham)
  • Marche Pastorale (Pietro Yon)
  • Nativity Carol (John Rutter) Trinity Choir, directed by Doug Lawrence; Mark Stotler, organist
  • Post-service: Congregational Hymn 119 As with gladness men of old (George B. Timms, Solemnis haec festivitas); Variations on a French Noel (Claude Balbastre); "Where Are These Cheerful Shepherds Going"

Webstream link:

View the complete lectionary readings at www.lectionarypage.net

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
The Epiphany
7 p.m. – Evening Prayer

Livestream Link:

Bulletin link:
Upcoming Event: Children's Sunday School
Date: Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Susan Hires leads lessons and activities. Join us on our Facebook page: 

Upcoming Event: Morning Prayer
Date: Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Webstream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians online for worship and music.

Upcoming Event: Anchor Women
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Description: A community of women of various ages and backgrounds share thoughts, stories, highlights, fun and laughter. For more information reach out to

Upcoming Event: Friendship Circle
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Description: The Friendship Circle welcomes those who are widowed, divorced or single, or who are seeking friendship from parishioners. If you would like to join us, please contact Susan Ralston at sralston@sunflower.com for an invitation. All are welcome.

Upcoming Event: Evening Prayer
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join Vashti and David for Evening Prayer each week.
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From the Rector's Desk...

Anniversaries. We have all been asked that question, after turning another year older, “So, do you feel any different?” The answer to that often depends on the disposition of the person in the moment, but it is easy to say no. The day after I turned 49, this year did not feel all that particularly different than the prior day, when I was 48.

In the same way, the first day of 2021 will not be that different from the last day of 2020. Things will not have changed much in Lawrence, or Kansas, or the world.

But anniversaries, the observance of some event one or more years from another event, do have power, on a spiritual level. When I lived and worked at Holy Cross Church in Pine Ridge Village, every Sunday we served lunch to the congregation following the service. The meal was paid for by some family in the congregation in observation of some kind of anniversary: a birth, a marriage, a death, etc. This observance in our own community frequently takes the form of donations of altar flowers. On a spiritual level, remembering an anniversary gives us the chance to reflect upon the life events of our past and the way in which God was present. Looking forward from that anniversary, we ask for and anticipate what God will do in the future.

So, in that way the observance of a new year, either on Nov. 29 with the first Sunday in Advent or on Jan. 1, we can take a moment to reflect, to give thanks, and to put the past behind us as we envision the future.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Mary Donovan Ordination

The Rev. Jennifer Allen and the Rev. Mary Donovan will be ordained to the priesthood in a scaled-back, small service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, in Grace Cathedral, Topeka. Only those invited by each ordinand can attend, but the service will be livestreamed on the diocese’s YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/episcopaldioceseofkansas.

Allen is serving as the bishop’s curate for mission, working with Bethany House and Garden.

Donovan is assisting with ministry at Canterbury House of Lawrence and Canterbury House in Manhattan.

Anyone wanting to send greetings to the ordinands by card, note or letter may send them in care of the diocesan office, 835 SW Polk St., Topeka, KS 66612.
Annual Meeting 2021

Trinity will hold its Annual Meeting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. The meeting will be held on Zoom, a platform that allows us to interact in real time. 

The parish will announce the link to the meeting – and publicize it several ways, so keep an eye out for it.

You do not need to have the Zoom app on your phone or computer. You can access the meeting through your web browser by clicking on the link once published. The link will also be available on the church website, trinitylawrence.org

The Annual Report will also be available electronically. The link to the report will be on the church website (http://trinitylawrence.org). You can call the church office to request a paper copy of the report to be mailed to you, or you may pick one up at the church office. 

The Annual Meeting is an important time for us to celebrate what God has been doing in our church family. It is also when we see the Ministry Plan for the coming year and vote to elect new members of the Vestry. As the pandemic has forced us to be apart for most of the past year, it is more important than ever for us to meet virtually for the Annual Meeting. Please plan to attend.
Prayer Chain

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

The Prayer Chain prays daily for those who are ill, suffering or troubled; who have died; or who 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 need healing: D.J., Sigrid, Eleanor, Glenna, Kim, Arianna, Steve, Kimberly, Charles, David, Alyce, Nick, Mary, Nancy, Jack, Ann, Jackie

Pray for those with special circumstance: Darrenn, Nathan, Lisa, the Hernandez family, the Mendoza family.

Pray for those in the hospital: Alyce.

Pray for the departed: James Agnew, Heather Ferrell, Justice Tyler Lockett, Donna Osness, Zane Zahner, Kent Beisner, Al Biggs, Robert Hohn
During this holiday season, we would like to know about hospitalizations, illnesses or special needs. Please call Father Rob, Deacon Deborah Burns, the church office, or call a Vestry member so that we can help.
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TEST Tidbits: Coronavirus Christmas

Enjoy this poem by our own Nancy Hanson by clicking this Link.
Pump 'n' Pray

Gentlemen, looking for a New Year Resolution? How about joining up with Trinity’s Pump 'n' Pray exercise group on Jan. 1? We meet three times a week for prayer and exercise – a great way to get in shape and stay healthy in body and spirit.

We meet at Steve Segebrecht’s office at the northwest entry, 6th and Maine, at 6 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. For more information call Steve or David @ 785-691-7261.
Miqra and
Mini-Miqra Registration
Now Open

We anticipate Miqra will need to be online this year because of the ongoing pandemic. We’ve scheduled multiple sessions over the traditional Miqra weekend, Jan. 15-18, and invite all youth in grades 6-12 and young adults age 18-24ish to join us.

The registration fee is $20 and includes a Miqra stocking cap and Miqra-in-a-box with activities and handouts. Please register by Jan. 1 to ensure timely arrival of your Miqra box. More information and registration available here: https://tinyurl.com/EDoKUltraCampSessions

Questions? Contact Karen Schlabach, kschlabach@episcopal-ks.org.
Food Pantry Serves through the Holidays

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry (T.I.F.P.) continues to be open on Tuesdays and Saturdays during this holiday season.

And, along with our patrons receiving pre-bagged groceries this November and December … our patrons were gratefully and happily able to choose dozens of colorful socks, hats, and gloves purchased commercially, and attractive and bright arrays of hand-made-crocheted and hand-knitted hats, scarves, mittens, pot-holders, dish-cloths and household items from generous parishioners of Trinity Church and St. Margaret’s Church. These many and wonderful items have been given to our patrons who may not receive many gifts as these.

As we continue to serve our patrons wearing our face masks and offering food outside of the food pantry – into Christmas and the New Year – the volunteers are sincerely full of gratitude this challenging year as we thank are many faithful donors at Trinity and our partner churches for an outpouring of financial support for this ministry of food. Our many patrons walk from their homes, ride their bicycles, push shopping carts, ride the bus or drive cars to receive some help with their food. Thank you,

—The Volunteers of
Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry
News from Nepal

My Nepali family in
my room for our
Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! It was a busy and satisfying Christmas in the village. I had a Christmas Eve celebration for my Nepali family in my room, and then attended a joint church Christmas service on Christmas Day. I was extremely happy that I was allowed to take my youngest sister and niece to church with me on Christmas Day. Since the death of the family‘s father over two years ago, the oldest son has not allowed anyone to go to church. This seems like a small but positive step. Please keep praying for hearts to soften and for people to be able to choose to practice the faith they believe in, not just in my family but across Nepal and the world. 

—Karin Feltman

P.S. If you would like to make an end-of-year donation to a worthy cause, Please check out my DonorSee page at https://donorsee.com/WomenAtRiskNepal and contribute toward a scholarship for one of the eight deserving children, or the sewing center building project. Any amount is accepted and appreciated. Thank you!

Save the Dates

Mary Donovan Ordination
Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, 10:30 a.m.,
Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66603

Trinity Annual Meeting
Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, 1 p.m.
Vestry Meetings

The scheduled Vestry meetings are:

Jan. 4, Feb. 1, March 1

Meetings are open to all and are being held on Zoom at this time. The minutes of each meeting are posted to the church bulletin board and Trinity Vestry Minutes. Your Vestry can be contacted at vestry@trinitylawrence.org

Minutes through November have been added to our website. Financials through October are also added.
Reminder that articles for our newsletter should be sent to corner@trinitylawrence.org by noon Wednesday each week.

Our newsletters are available on our website and Facebook page.
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, Dec. 31
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Friday, Jan. 1, 2021
Happy New Year
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday SchoolLivestream
10:30 a.m., Holy Communion – Webstream

Monday, Jan. 4, 2021
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
7 p.m., Vestry Meeting – Zoom

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021
1 p.m., Food Pantry
6:30 p.m., Trinity Anchor Women – Zoom

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021
The Epiphany
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4 p.m., Friendship Circle – Zoom
7 p.m., Evening Prayer – Livestream

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Friday, Jan. 8, 2021
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry
10:30 a.m., Mary Donovan ordination – Grace Cathedral

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday SchoolLivestream
10:30 a.m., Morning Prayer – Webstream
Trinity Vestry 2020
Rob Baldwin, Rector 785-424-4312
Steve King ‘21, Senior Warden 913-645-3135
Richard Lungstrum, Junior Warden ‘21 jrwarden@trinitylawrence.org
Jennifer Attocknie ‘20 785-760-2938
Elizabeth Miller ‘20 785-766-8175
Dave Severance ‘20, 785-691-7261
Betsi Anderson ‘21 785-843-9083
Leslie Foust ‘20 785-979-1829
Camille Olcese ‘21 620-704-4180
John Broholm ‘22 785-766-7002
Donna Griffin, Clerk, ‘22 785-865-6039
Linda McCoy ‘22 785-550-6743
Bill Perkins ‘22 785-331-4401
Cristian Sauciuc, Treasurer

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