• Fr. Rob: In-person Holy Communion on Oct. 18
  • Electronic recycling event set
Morning flowers bloom at Trinity
Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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Sunday, October 11, 2020
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
10:30 a.m.
 Morning Prayer 

The Liturgy of the Word


  • Pre-service: Petite Pièce (Joseph Jongen)
  • Musical Offering: “How Can I Keep from Singing?” (Robert Lowry) Tony Silvestri, solo
  • Post-service: Congregational hymn 594, God of grace and God of glory (Harry Emerson Fosdick, Cwm Rhondda); Aria (Paul Manz); "God of Grace and God of Glory" (Paul Manz); Doxology

Webstream link:

View the complete lectionary readings at www.lectionarypage.net

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
7 p.m. – Evening Prayer

Livestream Link:

Bulletin link:
Upcoming Event: Adult Forum
Date: Thursday, Oct. 8
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: There will not be an Adult Forum this evening.

Upcoming Event: Children's Sunday School
Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Susan Hires leads lessons and activities. Join us on on our Facebook page. 

Upcoming Event: Morning Prayer
Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Webstream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians online for worship and music. Webstream: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TrinityLawrenceKS/

Upcoming Event: Coffee Hour
Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
Description:  There will not be a Coffee Hour meeting this Sunday.

Upcoming Event: Trinity Youth Group Meeting
Date: Oct. 11
Time: .
Location: This week we will not have our Sunday night meeting.

Upcoming Event: Anchor Women
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 13
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Description: A community of women of various ages and backgrounds share thoughts, stories, highlights, fun and laughter. For more information reach out to Patti Anderson (patti6of7@gmail.com) or Mary Perkins (mlperk59@gmail.com).

Upcoming Event: Friendship Circle
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 14
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, Oct. 14
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join us for Evening Prayer each week.
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From the Rector's Desk...

An Invitation to Gather
for Worship

Trinity Church is holding its first in-person worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18.

What you need to know.

● This will be an outdoor event in the churchyard of the parish. In case of inclement weather, the service will be canceled.
● We are limiting the size of the congregation for safety purposes to 50 people, so you must register online at https://reopen.church/r/SDBwlFeC. Please indicate how many people in your household will attend. This will be first come, first served, a regrettable but necessary policy.
● Each household will be assigned to a zone in the churchyard indicated by a circle that is 6 feet from other zones. Please refrain from wandering around other people before, during, and after the service.
● Each zone will have sufficient seating for your household, service leaflets, and pre-packaged communion wafers and grape juice (sorry, wine not available).
● You must wear a mask at all times during the service. If you forget to bring a mask with you on Sunday, one will be provided. If wearing a mask for that duration poses a health problem, please do not attend.
● In addition, please do not attend if you are showing symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection, including but not limited to fever, cough, aches, fatigue, shortness of breath, headaches, sore throat, nausea, diarrhea, or a new loss of taste and smell. Please do not attend if you or someone you have been in close contact with is currently awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
● An usher will be doing a non-contact temperature check for everyone when they arrive.
● Again, avoid contact with other people, especially before and after the service as people are arriving or departing.
● A pre-recorded service will be available online at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday for those who are unable or unwilling to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Rob at rb@trinitylawrence.org 

The worst possible outcome for this service would be for it to become a “spreader event” and place the health of our fellow Trinitarians in jeopardy, so we are asking you to engage in the most responsible, most respectful, most loving behavior possible by observing faithfully the guidelines above in addition to your own good judgment. Thank you.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Rob+
Fall 2020
Electronic Recycling

Saturday, Oct. 24
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
University of Kansas Lot 301
Corner of Iowa Street and Clinton Parkway 
Vehicles should enter from Clinton Parkway onto Crestline Drive.

The event will be organized in a drive-through setup to minimize personal contact. 

You may direct questions to kcrinerritchie@douglascountyks.org or 785-832-5157.
Materials Accepted
Teknix Solutions will accept items with a cord or battery, including but not limited to:
  • computers, laptops, monitors, speakers, keyboards, mice, servers
  • microwaves, TVs*, gaming systems
  • light fixtures (not bulbs – see list below), non-PCB ballasts
  • stereos, radios, phones, audio-visual equipment,
  • lab equipment, cables, battery backup systems,
  • other small appliances, and
  • CDs, VHS and cassette tapes

*CRT TVs will be accepted for a fee: $15 per unit 19" or smaller; $30 per unit 20" or greater. 
Materials Not Accepted:
  • fire alarms, smoke detectors, thermometers
  • all light bulbs, PCB ballasts, 
  • alkaline batteries
  • chemicals of any kind, especially hazardous ones
  • tires, furniture 
  • large appliances, and devices containing Freon
Celebrate with
Faith and Fun

In past years at this time, Trinity members have gathered to celebrate God’s goodness and to look forward to the coming year of worship and ministry. This year our celebration will take place with a livestream event on Facebook at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17: The Fall Festival of Faith and Fun.

We will hear from Father Rob and parishioners about what Trinity means to them. A special treat will include a variety of performances by our talented parishioners. 

Perhaps you would like to share an offering of your talent: music, dramatic reading, juggling and magic tricks. The performance doesn’t have to be serious or sacred. Think of it as a family gathering where we can enjoy each other’s gifts, whether great or small.

Each performance will be recorded. If you’d like help with that part, just ask.

If you're willing to do something but don't know what it will be yet, that's OK. Contact Camille Olcese, 620/704-4180 or colcese1@gmail.com. She’ll be thrilled to add you to the program!
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., Kathie, Sigrid, Eleanor, Kim, Vashti, Kimberly, Daphne, Henry, Melanie, Donald, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, the White House Staff, Chris, Ian

Pray for those with special circumstance: Stephanie, the Tracy family, Corbin, Darren, Nathan, Jose, Becky, Martha, Shirley.

Pray for those in the hospital: Vashti, Charles

Pray for the departed: Gale Sayers, Rocky, Ben Brownlee, Eddie Van Halen, Johnny Nash, Rita Tracy
We would like to know about hospitalizations, illnesses or special needs you are experiencing. Please call Father Rob, Deacon Deborah Burns, the Church office or a Vestry member so that we can help.
Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry 

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry (TIFP) was open nine days in September and served 238 households. So far this year, the food pantry has been open 75 days and has served 2,118 households.
The total expense in September for food purchased locally and through Harvesters was $908.64 and the total retail equivalent value of all food provided was $4,998. Each grocery bag of food has a retail value of $21.

Our patrons receive one bag of pre-bagged food along with a bag of cold food. TIFP provides food to any person requesting food with no requirements.

TIFP continues to give all food to our patrons outside the Matthews Center by Trinity Church, and volunteers use face masks and equipment sanitizing practices.

The food pantry continues to be grateful to members of all partner churches for the continuing and generous support with money, service, and prayer to our ministry of giving food to people in need.
Volunteers with the Mobile Food Distribution (through Harvesters) served more than 100 households on Saturday, Sept. 25, at First Baptist Church. TIFP volunteers and friends served along with other volunteers from Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, First Baptist Church, Salvation Army and the Boy Scouts.
Rides Provided
for Voters

Do you need transportation on Election Day or on Advance Voting Days? Do you need assistance in delivering your ballot to an official drop-box? Anchor Women can help.
  • Advance voting in person begins Wednesday, Oct. 14 and ends at noon on Monday, Nov. 2.
  • Election Day (in person) is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Beginning Oct. 14, church members will, free of charge, transport parishioners to the polls, to vote either in person or to deposit their ballot in a drop-box.
  • Oct. 14-30: weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Nov. 2: 10 a.m.-noon
  • Nov. 3: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Drivers will transport one voter at a time (or two, if both are from the same household).
  • Voter will occupy back seat of vehicle.
  • Both driver and voter will wear masks.

There are two locations for advance in-person voting:
  • Douglas County Courthouse at 11th & Massachusetts
  • South Iowa Satellite Office at 2329 Iowa (behind Texas Roadhouse)

Drop-off ballot boxes will be located at:
  • Douglas County Courthouse
  • South Iowa Satellite Office
  • Treasurer's Satellite Office, 2000 W. 31st, Suite B
  • Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper
  • Golf Course Superintendent's Headquarters, 1421 Research Park Drive

Drivers will not provide voting advice; they will simply ensure that you are able to cast your vote safely and securely.
If you would like to take advantage of this service, please contact Cheryl at cheryl.825@hotmail.com or call 785-840-6253. Cheryl will match you with a driver, and the driver will contact you to arrange a convenient day and time.

Link http://trinitylawrence.org/?p=3378
earth from space
TEST Tidbits: A Poem About That Wonderful Element – Water

The following is a poem from the booklet “The Te Deums and the Sacraments,” by John Oxenham. One can almost feel the refreshing spray of water in the musical words. We must give God praise for our water and do all we can to protect this precious resource.

Crystal clear from the throne of
Flows the River, the Shining River.
Forever full forever free,
It floweth everlastingly.
Through the banks of Time to the
   Boundless Sea
Of love indwelling Eternity.
Praise to God in running water,
Crystal clear its joyous cheer,
Dreaming dancing running water;
Amber-bright all slashed with
Sweet romancing running water;
Give God praise for all fair water!
His sweet grace is running water

God’s sweet grace is running water.
All fair sparkling running water—
Bubbling spring from rock or sod,
Godly thing, ---the gift of God!
Bubbling praises as it flows,
Gathering graces as it grows,
Scattering joys where’er it goes;
Praise to God in running water!

Blithely o’re its shallows purling,
Lithely through its narrows swirling,
Round its mossy boulders curling,
Glooming, gleaming, spooming, creaming,
With new life so richly teeming
For the thirsty earth’s redeeming;
 Give God praise for running water,
For all fair, fresh running water.

Do all you can to conserve water – fix leaks, drip irrigate, use native plants, turn off faucets when shaving & brushing teeth, do not run water to cool, use tap not bottled water, do not litter, recycle and know about your watershed.

SOURCE: Noted above.

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Look for Pledge Cards
in the Mail

Trinity's 2020 pledge drive is beginning. Pledge cards are being mailed out.

The annual pledge drive will go on primarily by mail and online. However, the parish will proceed with fall activities – including in-person Holy Eucharist on Oct. 18, as detailed above by Father Rob, and Fall Festival. Where we can gather safely in person, we will. Otherwise, as with the Festival, the fellowship will remain online.

Please join in, whenever and wherever you can. And please remember that Trinity needs your support.
Trinity Church Directory

An updated Trinity Church Directory has been sent by email to Trinity members. Please check and make sure your information is up to date.
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.
Vestry Meetings

The scheduled Vestry meetings are:

Nov. 2, Dec. 7

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 August have been added to our website.
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, Oct. 8
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Webstream

Friday, Oct. 9
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, Oct. 10
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, Oct. 11
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Webstream
10:30 a.m., Morning Prayer and Music Concert – Webstream

Monday, Oct 12
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Tuesday, Oct. 13
1 p.m., Food Pantry
6:30 p.m., Trinity Anchor Women

Wednesday, Oct. 14
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4 p.m., Friendship Circle – Zoom
7 p.m., Evening Prayer – Webstream

Thursday, Oct. 15
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Webstream

Friday, Oct. 16
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, Oct. 17
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, Oct. 18
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Webstream
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist on the Lawn – 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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