• Holy Week services online
  • Easter Morning services in person
  • Fr. Rob: Actions and words of Holy Week
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Easter Sunday 2011

Thursday, April 1
Maundy Thursday
7 p.m. – Evening Service


Music Program
  • Prelude: Organ Concerto In D Minor (Largo e spiccato; Allegro) (Vivaldi/J.S. Bach)
  • "The Summons” (“Will you come and follow me?”) (Trad. Scottish/John Bell) Tony Silvestri, soloist
  • Post-service: Congregational Hymn #168, O sacred head, sore wounded; “Passion Chorale”/“Herzlich thut mich verlangen” (David Bednall)


Friday, April 2
Good Friday
7 p.m. – Good Friday Liturgy



Sunday, April 4
Easter Sunday
9 & 11 a.m. – Holy Eucharist


Music Program
  • Prelude: In Quiet Joy: Easter Hymn (John Ferguson); Trumpet Prelude (Johan Helmich Roman, arr. S. Drummond Wolff) Steve Leisring, trumpet
  • Five Mystical Songs: No. 1 Easter (Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. J. M. Butler) Richard Lungstrum, soloist
  • Post-service: Congregational Hymn #207, Jesus Christ is risen today, Steve Leisring, trumpet; Symphony No. 6 in G Minor: V. Finale (Charles-Marie Widor); Doxology


Wednesday, March 31
Wednesday in Easter Week
7 p.m. – Evening Prayer

Children's Sunday School
Sunday, April 4- 9:30 a.m.
Susan Hires leads lessons and activities. Join us for the livestream.

Earth Day Planning Meeting
Tuesday, April 6 - 10 a.m.
Give a call to David at 785 748-1518 for details of the Zoom meeting.
Triumphal Entry Window
Holy Week and Easter Service Plans

The parish will worship during Holy Week with some services online only, and two services in person on Easter morning.

  • Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. April 1 – Evening Service online-only prerecorded webstream; T.I.F.P. food drive
  • Good Friday, 7 p.m. April 2 – liturgy for Good Friday online-only prerecorded webstream
  • Easter Sunday, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., April 4 – Holy Eucharist in person with online reservations, and with prerecorded webstream at 11; Easter Bag-kets for the children at both services
  • 10 to 10:30 a.m. Extended Eucharist table

All in-person services require online preregistration, masking and social distancing.
Holy Week Food Drive for T.I.F.P.

On Maundy Thursday we take a moment to observe and reflect upon our call to servanthood. Traditionally this is done that day by the washing of another person’s feet. 

But in this pandemic/quarantine period we will instead embrace the call to servanthood by supporting the Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry through contributions of foodstuffs and other items. You can drop off your contribution on Sunday morning during in-person worship, or throughout the week during office hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A container for donations will be in the outer entryway of the church office.
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...

Even before his death, Jesus' body, his physical flesh, seems to have a more pronounced role than it does earlier in the Gospels. His feet are anointed by Mary. He throws his body onto the ground, crying out in prayer to God to have the horrific burden lifted from him. He grasps Peter's feet, having bound up his garments about his frame and kneeling before his disciple. He lifts up the ear of the man whom Peter attacked, and restores it to its place. There is a lot of physicality and tactile elements in addition to the many conversations Jesus is having throughout Holy Week.

At the beginning of the Gospel of John, from which we will read the story of Jesus' resurrection this Sunday, it says "and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us" (Jn 1:14). Jesus' humanity, both in its incarnation, death, and restoration to life, is an integral, critical part of the story, for within it we find the hope of life eternal and God's compassion, respect, and love for us.

I hope to see as many as you as possible in the flesh this Sunday, and the remainder as soon as we safely can. Have a blessed Holy Week.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Volunteer Corner

Are you looking for something to do to help our church and have a few hours you could spare?

Office Volunteer. Kim will be out of the office for the next 10 weeks and we are needing a fill in for Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9 a.m. to noon in the church office answering the phone and assisting at the front desk. If you could help fill in, please email Bill at  corner@trinitylawrence.org or call 785-331-4401.
Prayer Chain

To add a person's name to the prayer list or to become a prayer chain member, please contact the parish office at 785-843-6166 or use our link Prayers@trinitylawrence.org...or contact Carol, Prayer Chain coordinator..

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, Jack, Gretchen, Kim, Kimberly, Diane, Jennifer, Glenna, Kristi, Michael, Chuck, Carole, Catherine, Bill, Britt, Bob

Pray for those needing strength and guidance: the Jordan family, Susie, Cathy, Heather, Lisa

Pray for the departed: Tom Jordan
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.
Canterbury Spring Cleaning

Canterbury House spring work day is at 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 10, 1116 Louisiana St. in Lawrence.

Some of the projects include organizing the back basement room, deep cleaning the chapel and planting flowers in the raised beds. Happy for all assistance.
Regional Youth Campfires

After Easter, our Diocese will host a regional youth campfire with fellowship, prayer, and s'mores for grades 6 to 12. 

Kansas City-area Campfire, Sunday, April 18, 6:30-8 p.m. (for all those in the Northeast and Northwest convocations) at St Martin in the Fields, Edwardsville, KS.

Masks required at both events. Attendance is free, but please sign-up so we can bring enough s'mores supplies, have enough adults present, and do contact tracing just-in-case. Sign-up via UltraCamp here
earth from space
TEST Tidbits – Teaching Children to Pray and Grow

As Christian parents, we have high goals of encouraging our children to learn to pray and to grow in their understanding of what it means to be a follower of Christ. Then, “life as it is” hits us and our good intentions falter. Here, however, is one creative solution to teach children to pray and grow, encourage family discussions, and help build our own faith at the same time.

First, decide to make the family evening meal a place of gathering together without distractions. It is so easy to grab a plate and leave the table for the television program or the important phone call. Then, as a ritual, the family can take time to pray together. This brings consistency into the picture. Psychologists tell us that being consistent helps build a sense of rootedness and belonging in children.

Do a project together, which needs to be fun, include participation and be simple enough to hold the attention span of your children. This suggestion will fit all three – intentionality, consistency and simplicity. Here are the supplies needed for the project: mason jar or other container, flat craft sticks, colored markers, one black marker (and patience). 

Have the children color the sticks red, blue, yellow, green and purple. The adult or older child then prints with the black pen the meaning for the colored sticks. On the red stick print PRAISE, on the blue stick print PETITION, on the yellow stick print PRAY FOR OTHERS, on the green stick print CREATION, and on the purple stick print THANKS. Place these sticks in the jar. 

Each day when the table is set add the jar to the middle of the table. Each person in the family picks a stick and prays according to their stick – short prayers of praise, prayers for the self, prayers for others, prayers for God’s creation, and prayers of thanksgiving. When guests come, they may be asked to participate too (perhaps with extra sticks). The prayers for God’s creation can lead to further table conversation. (For example, a prayer for bees might lead to a conversation about where we get honey, or how bees help flowers grow.) 

Beyond this prayer stick idea, it is a good plan to use bedtime to discuss the day with children, learn of anything the child wants to share about their day that might lead to asking for or working toward confession and forgiveness. Bedtime is a good time to teach the Lord’s Prayer and the deep meaning of the words.  

Earth Steward Action: Find ways to teach your children or grandchildren the power of prayer. If you have no children, please pray for children everywhere in the word in need.

https://buildfaith.org/interactive-holy-week-for-children for a family-based Holy Week observance
Vestry Meetings

The scheduled Vestry meetings are:

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 February have been added to our website. Financials through January are also added.
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.

Save the Dates

Kansas City-area Campfire, Sunday, April 18, 6:30-8 p.m.
St Martin in the Fields, Edwardsville, KS.

Youth Summer Camp
June 6-12
Camp Wood

Carl Edwards Ordination
Saturday, June 19
Grace Cathedral
Ministry Opportunities
Thursday, April 1
7 p.m. - Maundy Thursday Service – Webstream
8 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Friday, April 2
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
7 p.m., Good Friday Service – Webstream

Saturday, April 3
9 a.m., Organ practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, April 4
Easter Sunday
9 a.m., Holy Communion – In person
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday SchoolLivestream
10 - 10:30 a.m., Extended Eucharist Table – Church parking lot
11 a.m., Holy Communion – In person and webstream

Monday, April 5
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
7 p.m., Vestry Meeting – Zoom

Tuesday, April 6
10 a.m., Earth Day planning meeting – Zoom
1 p.m., Food Pantry
6:30 p.m., Trinity Anchor Women – Zoom, email

Wednesday, April 7
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4 p.m., Friendship Circle – Zoom, email friendshipcircle@trinitylawrence.org for an invitation
7 p.m., Evening Prayer Livestream

Thursday, April 8
8 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

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

Saturday, April 10
9 a.m., Organ practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, April 11
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday SchoolLivestream
10:30 a.m., Holy Communion – In person and webstream
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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