• Contribute a video for All Saints' Day
  • Family Promise needs to grocery-shop
  • Fr. Rob: Sharing challenges to overcome
Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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Sunday, October 25, 2020
Discretionary Sunday
Twenty-First Sunday
after Pentecost
10:30 a.m. – Morning Prayer

The Liturgy of the Word


  • Pre-service: "Introspection (Richard Purvis)
  • Musical Offering: "Balm in Gilead" (arr. by Rhett Barnwell) Sam Billen, vocal; Yuka Naito Billen, harp
  • Post-service: Congregational hymn 688, A mighty fortress (Martin Luther, Ein Feste Burg); "A Mighty Fortress" (Johann Nicolaus Hanff); "A Mighty Fortress" (Wilbur Held)

Webstream link:

View the complete lectionary readings at www.lectionarypage.net

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
7 p.m. – Evening Prayer

Livestream Link:

Bulletin link:
Upcoming Event: Children's Sunday School
Date: Sunday, Oct. 25
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. 25
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Webstream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians online for worship and music.

Upcoming Event:  Trinity Environmental Stewardship Team
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 27
Time: 10 a.m.
Description: Trinity Environmental Stewardship Team monthly meeting downstairs in the Jackson Kemper Room. For more information reach out to Nancy at

Upcoming Event:  Thanksgiving Dinner at Canterbury House
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 27
Time: 6 p.m.
Description: The Friendship Circle has volunteered to serve a Thanksgiving meal to Canterbury House students on the KU campus.
See the full article below for full details.

Upcoming Event: Anchor Women
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 27
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. 28
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. 28
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...

First of all, I’d like to thank all the people who helped make the first-ever “Fall Festival of Faith and Fun” possible. I had a great time being a part of it, and loved watching all the talented members of the congregation sharing their gifts with us.

Second, my additional thanks to everyone who helped make our first in-person worship gathering safe and smooth. That includes everyone who came in masks, patiently waited through our check-in process, and kept their distance. Our hope is that we can continue to hold in-person worship in November (not Oct. 25) if it continues to be relatively safe to do so.

Third and finally, my thanks to those of you who have already turned in your pledge card. We are hoping to get all the cards in by All Saints Day, Nov. 1. Please consider that turning in a card allows the Vestry to have the best information to plan for the year to come, and in a year with so many other questions, not having to wonder what kind of financial support we are going to have is a real gift.

Also remember that you can email our financial staff person Vickie Randel directly at finance@trinitylawrence.org or click on the link on our website to set up automated giving.

Some of you have shared with me via your pledge card things that are on your mind or challenges that you are seeking to overcome. 
Thank you for sharing with me those thoughts and concerns. It has been a long time since I have seen many of you, and I am glad to reconnect.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
turkey dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner

The Friendship Circle has volunteered to serve a Thanksgiving meal to Canterbury House students on the KU campus on Tuesday, October 27, at 6 p.m. If you would like to contribute some home-prepared food, please let me know ASAP. Approximately 15 people will attend. Turkey, dressing, gravy, green bean casserole, and cranberry sauce will be provided. Any other contributions would be sincerely appreciated (i.e., mashed potatoes, fruit salad, bread, pumpkin pie). 

Please contact Susan Ralston (843-3920 or sralston@sunflower.com) if you'd like to help. Prepared
food should be brought to the Parish Hall on Tuesday, October 27, at 5:15 p.m. Friendship Circle members will transport the meal to Canterbury.
Make an All Saints' Day Message

Who are your favorite saints besides Mom and Dad? Each All Saints' Sunday, the children and those young at heart dress up as their favorite saint and have a reading during the Children's Sermon, but this year we will not be able to tell the saints' stories in person. 

We are asking you to create a video or take a picture of you and yours dressed as your saint and send it to Holly at media@trinitylawrence.org.

Holly will create a single presentation that will air on All Saints' Day, Nov. 1.  
Groceries for Family Promise

We still need to support and serve the families in Family Promise, which are sheltering in place for the foreseeable future. In particular, we can help them with groceries.

St. Margaret's and Trinity sponsor a week every other month for Family Promise. Nov. 1 to 8 would normally have been our rotation to host families from Family Promise. Instead of grocery shopping for them, though, Family Promise is seeking to empower these families to do their own grocery shopping each week.

Family Promise is therefore asking us to make a donation to that end. The need is modest – Family Promise is asking just $300 per hosting rotation. And so, if serving with Family Promise has been part of your own ministry in our community, we are asking that you please consider mailing or placing a donation on Sunday made out to St. Margaret's, 5700 W. 6th St., Lawrence, KS, 66049, with "Family Promise Trinity" in the memo line. St. Margaret's will purchase the gift cards next week, and whatever excess funds received will go toward our next rotation.  
That is not the only way to serve. Click here to see ways to sign up and help contribute to Family Promise.
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
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, Daphne, Henry, Brian, Kim, Melanie, Donald, Chris, Ian, Rob J., David, Brian, Doug

Pray for those with special circumstance: the Tracy family, Jose, Becky, Martha, Shirley, Nathan, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the White House Staff, The Lewis family, Mike, Rick, Melissa, Heather

Pray for those in the hospital: Charles, David

Pray for the departed: Ben Brownlee, Deacon Rita Tracy, Eddie Van Halen, Johnny Nash

Pray with thanksgiving for: Bette, Zach, Liz, Emma
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 three weeks until Nov. 9. This means that we still need your help to keep the pod running at least through Nov. 6.

If you can help on Wednesday afternoons from noon to 3 p.m. please contact Linda McCoy via email (tomlinmccoy@gmail.com) or phone 785-550-6743.
Time to Return Pledge Cards

Please remember to fill out and return your 2021 pledge card. If you haven't received it in the mail, please contact the church office.

The annual pledge drive will go on primarily by mail and online. It's vital for Trinity's continued success in serving the community and its parishioners.

Last week's Fall Festival of Faith and Fun and first in-person Holy Eucharist in months were major successes. Trinity is giving crucial assistance to a learning pod of Lawrence school students, and continues to operate the Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry and other vital community outreach. Your pledge helps Trinity continue its mission.

If your pledge card is missing, please let us know:
  • call the church at 785-843-6166,
  • send email to office@trinitylawrence.org, or
  • drop a line by USPS to 1011 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Join in, whenever and wherever you can. And please remember that Trinity needs your support.
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TEST Tidbits:
Is Your House Haunted by High Energy Bills?

As our weather goes from beautiful warm fall days to November’s chilly days, it is time to check the energy efficiency of our house. It is also a time to remember cool-weather tips to keeping bills as low as we can. 

“Safety first” is not just a motto; it will save money by preventing medical bills or costly house repairs. Here are some tips that should help:
  • Fall is a perfect time to check and change the batteries of our fire and carbon monoxide detectors. 
  • If you have a fireplace, the chimney should be cleaned and inspected. 
  • Furnace filters should be replaced (efficiency and filtering out some pollutants that might cause lung issues). 
  • Fire extinguishers should be checked to see if they are up to date. All pesticides, herbicides, etc., should be stored out of the reach of children or taken to a hazardous waste facility.

Take time to do a survey of your home. For tips on how to do that, visit the full TEST article at this link at this link.

EARTH STEWARD ACTION: Take time to get prepared for the winter and save money too.

Visit the Trinity website for past articles of interest
United Thank Offering

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. 

Since we are not able to distribute and collect the blue boxes this year, we are asking that you send a check to the below address.
United Thank Offering
DFMS-Protestant Episcopal Church
PO Box 958983
St. Louis, MO 63295-8983

Or you can donate online at https://unitedthankoffering.com/give/
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
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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. 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
Discretionary Sunday
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Livestream
10:30 a.m., Morning Prayer Webstream

Monday, Oct 26
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Tuesday, Oct. 27
1 p.m., Food Pantry
6:30 p.m., Trinity Anchor Women

Wednesday, Oct. 28
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4 p.m., Friendship Circle – Zoom
7 p.m., Evening Prayer – Livestream

Thursday, Oct. 29
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Friday, Oct. 30
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, Oct. 31
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, Nov. 1
All Saints' Sunday
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday SchoolLivestream
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist with Livestream
2 p.m. - Deacon Rita Tracy Private Funeral
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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