• Discretionary Sunday
  • Adult Forum: Lenten series begins Monday
Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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your faith and connect with the community.
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Sunday, February 21, 2021
Discretionary Sunday
First Sunday in Lent
10:30 a.m. – Morning Prayer

The Liturgy of the Word


  • Prelude: "A New Commandment" (David Blackwell); "Kelvingrove" (Matthew H. Cork)
  • "The Summons” (“Will you come and follow me?”) (Trad. Scottish/John Bell) Tony Silvestri, soloist
  • Post-service: "Wir danken dir Herr Jesu Christ" (J. S. Bach); Congregational Hymn, "Lord of the Dance" (Sydney Carter)

View the complete lectionary readings at www.lectionarypage.net

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Wednesday in the First Week of Lent
7 p.m. – Evening Prayer

Upcoming Event: Children's Sunday School
Date: Sunday, Feb. 21
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Susan Hires leads lessons and activities. Join us for the livestream.

Upcoming Event: Morning Prayer
Date: Sunday, Feb. 21
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Webstream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians online for worship and music.

Upcoming Event: Adult Forum
Date: Monday, Feb. 22
Time: 7 p.m..
Location: Zoom
Description: Join us this Lenten season for a six week study of healing based on 'Sacred Ground."
Details in the full article.

Upcoming Event: Anchor Women
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 23
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 by email to

Upcoming Event: Friendship Circle
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 24
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 at friendshipcircle@trinitylawrence.org for an invitation. All are welcome.

Upcoming Event: Evening Prayer
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 24
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...

This Sunday’s Gospel reading is a little strange for two reasons:

First, the baptism of our Lord is observed in the liturgical calendar on the first Sunday after Epiphany.

Second, historically baptism is associated with Easter, not the onset of Lent.

So why are we hearing this now? I believe the biggest reason is to remind us that despite the strong emphasis we place during this season on self-awareness, personal spirituality, and our own moral decisions, this season is not about us. It is about Jesus Christ. Ordinary time, like Epiphany and especially Pentecost? Then we can talk about our role as the body of Christ. But this season is about what Christ, and his crucified body, gave to us. His baptism is often seen as the beginning of his earthly ministry, and in a few shorts weeks we will get to the end of it, scripturally speaking.

So while it isn’t wrong of us to continue to see Lent as a penitential time for us, our penitence is not the active agent in our spiritual life. It is the moment of which Jesus said, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Deacon Cross
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 going to our online donation page.

Your Sister in Christ,
Deacon Deborah S. Burns.
Vestry Meetings

The scheduled Vestry meetings are:

March 1, April 5, May 3

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 December are also added.

Save the Dates

Adult Forum during Lent
Starts Monday Feb. 22, 7 to 8 p.m.
"Sacred Ground'
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, Nancy, Gretchen, Kim, Steven, Pam, Kimberly, Jennifer, Gracia, Lisa, Cal, Bill, Alan, Jeni, Melinda, Pamela, Robert, Bill, Phillip, Jeanne, Steve, Rex, Donna, Kay, Glenna, Janet

Pray for those needing strength and guidance: Janice & family, Brian, Melinda, Jennifer, the Domer family, Elaine, Kent, Steven, Jeanne, Phil, Peggy, the Blome family, Judy, Matthew, Celeste

Pray for those in the hospital: Michelle, Glenna, Janet, Holly

Pray for the departed: John McCoyne, Paul Kincaid, Bill James, Shirley Domer, Donna DeuPree, Lola Beth Ellis, Jack Manning, Sarah Sweeny, Wayne Blakely
We would like to know about hospitalizations, illnesses or special needs you are experiencing. Please call Fr. Rob, Deacon Deborah Burns, the Church office or a Vestry member so that we can help.
Forum Begins Lenten Series

Jennifer Attocknie and Deacon Rob Schwaller will lead a Lenten Adult Forum from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday nights Feb. 22 to March 29 via Zoom.

We will work through the Episcopal Church's anti-racism and racial justice curriculum "Sacred Ground - Film-Based Dialogue Series on Race & Faith."

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TEST Tidbits – Origins of the Coronavirus

There are a multitude of theories out there about the origin of the coronavirus and now varieties of COVID-19 that have caused so many deaths, lingering illnesses, economic disturbances and social upset. Researchers and scientists have been able to develop several vaccines, medicines and procedures that will, eventually, bring this pandemic under control. There are lingering questions of how this virus began and, further, did climate change have anything to do with it? 

The true answer is, we do not know for certain yet. But we must prepare for the next pandemic and consider climate change in our predictions.

Learn how climate change makes viruses more available to cross over from animals to humans in the full TEST article.

Earth steward action: Help educate those around you to lean into scientific theories more than non-science based theories. Scientific theories lead to better adherence to safe measures such as mask wearing and social distancing – all of which we must continue until we eventually reach herd immunity.

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Coffee Hour

There have been requests to have a Coffee Hours after our Sunday Service, so we will have our first of 2021 after the 10:30 a.m. service on Feb. 28. The meeting will be over Zoom, and it's planned for the last Sunday of each month until we are able to meet in person. Join your fellow Trinitarians to say hello and share new happenings.
News From Nepal

Hello from the village! Things are going well here – thank you for the prayers. The construction on the new women's sewing center is underway, and today they started putting up the exterior walls onto the iron frame(photo above). The contractor is coming to the village tomorrow to inspect the progress. I am hopeful that the building will be completed in the next 1-2 weeks.

I will not be here during that time, as Friday I am headed to Kathmandu for our TEAM annual meeting (online) and a much needed break, but I plan to return to the village on March 15 with all the supplies needed for our women's group to complete production of the 700 sanitary pad kits that we need for this year's school distribution. They have completed approximately 350 kits so far, with 350 left to go. God willing, the school program is scheduled to happen over the last two weeks in April and the first week in May. Please keep praying for that program and all the logistics that go into it.

On a more personal note, I am excited to celebrate my dog Kancha's fourth birthday tomorrow (Thursday)! He has been such a sweet friend these past four years and has brought more companionship and comfort to me than I could have thought possible.

I can't wait to give him a lovely day. First, we will go to the store and buy candies to pass out to all of the villagers. In Nepal, it is the custom for a person to give candies to others on their own birthday. We did this a couple of years ago, and the villagers loved it. They thought it was hilarious to get candy from Kancha. Then we will have a party with my Nepali family, and they will cook him his very own chicken dinner. He is going to be a happy boy! That's all for now.

Have a great week and God bless you!
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Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, Feb. 18
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Friday, Feb. 19
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, Feb. 20
9 a.m., Organ Practice
9:30 a.m., Lay Eucharistic Ministers meeting – Zoom
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, Feb. 21
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday SchoolLivestream
10:30 a.m., Morning Prayer – Webstream

Monday, Feb. 22
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
7 p.m., Adult Forum – Zoom

Tuesday, Feb. 23
1 p.m., Food Pantry
6:30 p.m., Trinity Anchor Women – Zoom

Wednesday, Feb. 24
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4 p.m., Friendship Circle – Zoom
7 p.m., Evening Prayer  Livestream

Thursday, Feb. 25
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Friday, Feb. 26
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, Feb. 27
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, Feb. 28
9:30 a.m. Trinity Children's Sunday SchoolLivestream
10:30 a.m., Morning Prayer – Webstream
11:15 a.m., Coffee Hour - Zoom
Trinity Vestry 2021
Rob Baldwin, Rector 785-424-4312
Steve King '21, Senior Warden 913-645-3135
Donna Griffin, Junior Warden & Clerk, '22 785-865-6039
Betsi Anderson '21 785-843-9083
Phil McKnight '21 785-842-4872
Camille Olcese '21 620-704-4180
John Broholm '22 785-766-7002
Linda McCoy '22 785-550-6743
Bill Perkins ‘22 785-331-4401
April Dwyer '23 620-326-1848
Andrew Hoyt '23 785-312-4841
Susan Ralston '23 785 331-9703
Cheryl Wagner '23 785-840-6253
Cristian Sauciuc, Treasurer

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