• All Saints' Day Holy Eucharist in person and online
  • Special Post Election Prayer Service Wednesday night livestream
  • No UTO blue boxes this year, but support needed
Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
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your faith and connect with the community.
Sunday, November 1, 2020
All Saints' Day
Twenty-Second Sunday
after Pentecost
10:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

The Liturgy of the Word


  • Pre-service: "Meditation" (Gabriel Dupont)
  • Musical Offering: "Plaintive Air" (Lawrence Lyon)
  • Post-service: "Now Thank We All Our God" (Sigfrid Karg-Elert); Hymn 293 I sing a song of the saints of God (Lesbia Scott, Grand Isle); Hymn 287 For all the saints (William Walsham How, Sine Nomine)

Livestream link:

View the complete lectionary readings at www.lectionarypage.net

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
7 p.m. – Special Healing Service

Livestream Link:

Bulletin link:
Upcoming Event: Children's Sunday School
Date: Sunday, Nov. 1
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Susan Hires leads lessons and activities. Join us on our Facebook page. 

Upcoming Event: Holy Eucharist
Date: Sunday, Nov. 1
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: In person & Livestream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians online or in person for worship and music. Preregistration is required as seating is limited, Sign up for in person at this link.

Upcoming Event: Deacon Rita Tracy Funeral
Date: Sunday, Nov. 1
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: This is an in-person, family-only service but will be livestreamed for those not attending.
Deacon Rita's obituary link here

Upcoming Event: Anchor Women
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 3
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, Nov. 4
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: November 4
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join Vashti and David for Evening Prayer an hour earlier this week.

Upcoming Event: Post Election Prayer Service
Date: November 4
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: In person & Livestream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians online or in person for this Post Election Prayer Service service. Preregistration is required as seating is limited. Sign up for the in-person service at this link.
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From the Rector's Desk...

Father Rob is taking a well deserved few days of vacation and will not have a article this week.
Still Time for
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. by Friday, Oct. 30.

Holly will create a single presentation that will air on All Saints' Day, Nov. 1.  
Thanks from Canterbury House

Our very special thanks to Susan Ralston and the rest of Trinity's Friendship Circle for providing us with a magnificent Thanksgiving meal Tuesday night.
And congratulations to Weston the Dutch Reformed Pilgrim, who won our Hallowsgiving costume contest!
Groceries for Family Promise

We still need to support and serve the families in Family Promise, who 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 be 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 any 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.
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:
United Thank Offering
DFMS – Protestant Episcopal
PO Box 958983
St. Louis, MO 63295-8983

Or you can donate online at https://unitedthankoffering.com/give/
Daylight Saving Time Fall

Time to turn the clocks back this Sunday and then slowly adjust your biological clock during the week.
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, Vashti, Brian, Kim, Melanie, Donald, Chris, Ian,
Rob J., Brian, Doug, Arianna, Sharon, Susan

Pray for those with special circumstance: the Tracy family, Jose, Becky, Martha, Shirley, Nathan, The Lewis family, Heather, Arenth-Myers family, Jim

Pray for those in the hospital: Charles

Pray for the departed: Deacon Rita Tracy, David Lewis, Samantha Owens
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. It is fun and enjoyable work helping the kids during their art time or supervising recess – a way that we can help others in need and provide a helping hand to our future leaders.

If you can help on Wednesday or Friday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. for about 4 hours, 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 in the addressed envelope provided. If you haven't received it in the mail, please contact the church office.

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

We are having in-person Holy Eucharist this Sunday, and we had a major success with Fall Festival of Faith and Fun. Trinity is giving crucial assistance to a learning pod of Lawrence 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 finance@trinitylawrence.orgor
  • 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.
Rides for Voters

Do you need transportation to vote on Election Day or in advance? Do you need assistance in delivering your ballot to an official drop-box? Anchor Women can help.

  • Oct. 29-30: 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.

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.

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TEST Tidbits: A Prayer for the 2020 Election

The election season for 2020 is about over and tensions are running high. Many have already voted early or with mail-in ballots. Others will make it to their polling places and cast their vote in the usual manner. Voting should be a joy as well as a right and a duty. The following is a prayer, composed by a member of the Trinity’s Environmental Stewardship Team for all of us to use as we participate in this election and beyond. Here is the prayer we used to end our October meeting.

A Prayer for Elections
Most Gracious and Loving Holy Spirit, by whose inspiration mankind establishes government for the good of all the peoples of your creation, we look to you with gratitude, hope, and trust as we in the United States of America participate in elections of persons who will make, execute, and adjudicate the laws of our nation, states, and communities.
May the elections be imbued with your grace at all levels.

May all voting procedures be effected in honesty, fairness, safety, and peace, with respect for all. May all that is hateful; deceitful; pernicious; or inciting to prejudice, violence, or injustice fall away into nothingness, that your light may shine through and your will of love prevail.

Guide all voters to knowledge, discernment, and foresight, that we may be led by your truth, compassion, and wisdom in casting our votes. May the results of these elections enable positive movement forward---for our nation, states, and communities---toward fuller harmony with your purpose for us within your creation and more conscientious and joyful participation in the values and Way of Life made known to us through our Lord Jesus, the Christ, who is one with You and beloved of the Father. Amen

Earth Steward Action: Vote and encourage all around you to vote. Offer a ride to anyone needing transportation to cast their ballot.

Caring for the environment---it’s a Christian thing to do!

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News from Nepal

Hi everyone – By the time you read this, I should be back in the village. I often have little to no connectivity there, so thought I'd write and submit this ahead of time. I got a negative PCR COVID-19 test today in prep for my journey on Saturday morning (the 24th).

I plan to be in the village until mid-December, when I will try to come back to buy Christmas presents for my Nepali family and catch up on some computer work for a couple of weeks. Then I will head back until sometime after the first of the year. Please be praying for my stay in the village, the plans to build a new sewing center for the women's group (more on that later, but will need to do more fundraising for that), as well as for everyone here suffering from the effects of both natural disasters and COVID.

We have recently lost another young man from our church to illness. He didn't have COVID, but was unable to find a hospital that would see or treat him because they are so overwhelmed by the COVID situation, and he died while seeking help. He was a 30-year-old husband and father of two baby girls. We also lost a really lovely, talented young woman in Kathmandu who was a child counsellor to COVID two days ago.

Prayers for healing and the peace of Christ all around. Thanks so much!

Karín Feltman
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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. 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 and Livestream

Monday, Nov. 2
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
7 p.m., Vestry Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 3
Election Day
1 p.m., Food Pantry
6:30 p.m., Trinity Anchor Women

Wednesday, Nov. 4
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4 p.m., Friendship Circle – Zoom
6 p.m., Evening Prayer – Livestream
7 p.m., Post Election Prayer Service with Livestream

Thursday, Nov. 5
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Friday, Nov. 6
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, Nov. 7
Becker Baptism
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, Nov. 8
Sposato Baptism
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday SchoolLivestream
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist with Livestream
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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