• Fr. Rob: In-person Holy Communion set for Sunday
  • The livestream returns
  • Fall Festival of Faith and Fun this Saturday
St Luke
Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; 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.
WORSHIP TIMES
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Discretionary Sunday
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
10:30 a.m.
 Holy Eucharist 

READINGS
The Liturgy of the Word


MUSIC PROGRAM

  • Pre-service: Brother James' Air (Dale Wood)
  • Musical Offering: "Grace" (Mark Hayes) Trinity Choir, directed by Doug Lawrence
  • Post-service: Congregational hymn 362, Holy, holy, holy (Reginald Heber, Nicaea); Three settings of Old 100th (J.S. Bach, W.T. Best, Johann Pachelbel)

Webstream link:

View the complete lectionary readings at www.lectionarypage.net

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
7 p.m. – Evening Prayer

Livestream Link:

Bulletin link:
Upcoming Event: Fall Festival of Faith and Fun
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Talent and testimonials. Performances by talented Trinitarians, ranging across the spectrum, and testimony from parishioners about what the parish means to them.

Upcoming Event: Children's Sunday School
Date: Sunday, Oct. 18
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Susan Hires leads lessons and activities. Join us on on our Facebook page. 

Upcoming Event: Holy Communion
Date: Sunday, Oct. 18
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Trinity sanctuary and Livestream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians online for worship and music. In-person attendance has been capped.

Upcoming Event: Anchor Women
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 20
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

Upcoming Event: Friendship Circle
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 21
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. 21
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join us for Evening Prayer each week.
Reminder, if you do not see the "This Week at Trinity" at the bottom of the newsletter, there should be an expand button to click to view our complete newsletter.
From the Rector's Desk...

Just yesterday I was talking with Susan Hires, our Children's Ministry staff person, about All Saints Day (Nov. 1) and a few of my favorite saints in the calendar who often go unrecognized. I should say unrecognized unless I mention them in the context of a service, such as we used to do at Brandon Woods.

And then, lo and behold, I am looking at Forward Day by Day this morning and discover that today, Wednesday, Oct. 14, is the feast day of one of those saints and the reading for that day meshes not only so well with him and his ministry, but us and our time as well.

The saint is Samuel Joseph Isaac Schereschewsky, a mouthful of a name and an extraordinary Christian. A Lithuanian Jew by birth, he was converted by English missionaries and moved to America in 1854 to study at Western Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to be a Presbyterian minister. In 1856 he decided to become an Episcopalian and graduated from General Theological Seminary in New York in 1859.

After ordination, he responded to a call for missionaries to China and traveled to Shanghai and later Beijing. While there, his tremendous faculty for languages became evident as he both learned and translated the Bible and parts of the Prayer Book into Mandarin. He became Bishop of Shanghai in 1877 and began translating the Bible and other works into Wenli. Sadly, Schereschewsky became stricken with paralysis and he resigned in 1883 and returned to America. He went back to Shanghai in 1897 and continued his translation work despite only having the use of one finger on a partially crippled hand, which he used to type out, key by key, 2,000 pages of the Bible in Wenli. He died in 1906 in Tokyo, Japan.

Four years before his death, he said, "I have sat in this chair for over twenty years. It seemed very hard at first. But God knew best. He kept me for the work for which I am best fitted."

The Bible passage for today has this quote: "Then Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal." (Luke 9:1-2) 

The commentator in Forward Day by Day rightly expressed his appreciation for the fact that Jesus so freely shared his capacity for healing with his disciples, and by extension the Church. Even those gravely afflicted, like Schereschewsky, have the capacity to do incredible things in the name of God, proclaim the Gospel, and heal the world in flesh and in spirit.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Rob+
Holy Communion Returns to the Trinity

Sunday morning’s long-awaited return to a live and in-person Holy Eucharist service will take place in the church nave. But attendance has reached capacity. The service will also be livestreamed on Facebook.

If you are attending, please check in first with the ushers at the double doors on the south end of the colonnade. Seating will be assigned by household, and all congregants will wear masks – we’ll provide one if you forget. Do not come if you have COVID-19 symptoms or if you’ve been in close contact with someone who has the virus or is being tested. And please practice social distancing at all times. The ushers will take you to your seat. 

As you exit the service, please resist the natural impulse to gather with fellow parishioners, which is downright dangerous for spreading the virus.

Livestream service. For those who aren’t attending in person, the service will be streamed on the church Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TrinityLawrenceKS/. No need for a Facebook account. Just follow the link. We are returning to livestreams of the service, after a period of recordings because of technical problems. 

Whichever way you join us to worship, we wish you blessings in this fall season, and we look forward to when we can all gather.
Fall Festival of Faith and Fun Arrives Saturday


It's finally time for our fall gathering. 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 an hour-long live broadcast on Facebook at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. 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.

Please join us in celebrating God's faithfulness to our spiritual community. The link to the event will be on Trinity's website under Current News http://trinitylawrence.org/newest-info/.

If you are unable to view the program live, it will be continue to be available on Facebook.
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
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.
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, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, the White House Staff, Chris, Ian, David, Brian

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

Pray for those in the hospital: Charles

Pray for the departed: Rocky, Ben Brownlee, Eddie Van Halen, Johnny Nash, Deacon 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.
Our Distance Learning Pod Needs Your Support

You may have read in the paper that the USD 497 hybrid plan has been delayed 3 weeks until November 9. This means that we still need your help to keep the POD running at least through the 6th of November. If you can help on Wednesday afternoons from noon to 3 p.m. or if you could pick up lunch meals from Hillcrest school on Wednesday or Fridays, please contact Linda McCoy via email (tomlinmccoy@gmail.com) or phone 785-550-6743.
Deacon Cross
Deacons' 
Discretionary 
Fund



The Deacons’ Discretionary Fund has helped people in Lawrence with prescriptions, rent and utility bills. There have been many requests for assistance this month.

You can donate by sending checks with the notation "Deacons' Discretionary Fund" to our church office or by clicking this link which will take you to our online donation page.

Your Sister in Christ,
Deacon Deborah S. Burns.
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: Another COVID-19 Related Threat – A Plastic Waste Ttsunami

COVID-19 is such a terrible virus. So many have died or become ill and will suffer strange symptoms for years, perhaps for life. Our whole way of life has changed. An economic downturn for many families has resulted in fears of homelessness and food insecurity. Health care workers, essential workers and everyday citizens need to be protected from the virus. 

Unfortunately, this has resulted in a “tsunami of plastic waste,” says the Scientific American Magazine. Besides the problem of disposing of necessary protective gear, there has been a huge increase in plastic pollution of all kinds. People are using take-out more and some tossing the waste without a thought to recycling. 

Many new products are being packaged in plastic because it is now much cheaper to produce. At the same time, oil and gas needed to produce virgin plastic is cheaper (less driving and travel by air had dropped the price of these products), recycling cost have greatly increased. Many states and cities can no longer easily fit a recycling center into their budgets. 

For more about the effects of plastic pollution, and ways to shop smarter to counteract it, follow this link to the full TEST article.

Earth Steward Action: Pick one or two of the steps to reduce plastic pollution for today. Add the rest next week—until they become habit. Your mother (earth mother) will love you for your actions.


Visit the Trinity website for past articles of interest
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 this Sunday, and Fall Festival Saturday night. 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.
News from Nepal




This past week, we attempted to go to the scholarship village to distribute the scholarship funds, but were denied permission by the local government out of fear of COVID-19 coming into the village with us. That is understandable – but definitely makes for a frustrating situation when it is already so hard to get anything accomplished.

We enlisted the help of one of our past scholarship students who lives in the village (remember Jasmine who was the first girl ever to enroll in a bachelor's program from this village and graduated with a BS in Social Work last year?), and she did the distribution for us. She did a great job! So proud of the woman she's become.

With that done, my next goal is to get to my residential village on Oct. 24. I plan to be there at least until Christmas. Prayers for safe travel, safety against illness in the village, and for the women's group and the construction of the new tailoring center that I hope to facilitate soon. No small feats in this current situation!

Blessings to you – Karin Feltman
Trinity Church Directory


Additions:

Sandy Herd
11921 246th St.
Lawrence, KS. 66044
(785) 979-1710
email: sandyherd@rocketmail.com

Proctor Crow
Post Office Box 548
Lawrence KS 66044
(785) 842-2220
email: oldkro7733@sbcglobal.net

Corrections:

Paul Jefferson
Cell: (785) 764-2955
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
THIS WEEK AT TRINITY

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

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

Saturday, Oct. 17
9 a.m., Organ Practice
9:30 a.m., LEM Meeting
10 a.m., Food Pantry
7 p.m., Fall Festival Faith and Fun – Livestream

Sunday, Oct. 18
Discretionary Sunday
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Livestream
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist with Livestream

Monday, Oct 19
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Tuesday, Oct. 20
1 p.m., Food Pantry
6:30 p.m., Trinity Anchor Women

Wednesday, Oct. 21
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4 p.m., Friendship Circle – Zoom
7 p.m., Evening Prayer – Livestream

Thursday, Oct. 22
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Friday, Oct. 23
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, Oct. 24
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, Oct. 25
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Livestream
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist with 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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