The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of September 15, 2019
Trinity Church
O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community.
Discretionary Sunday
14th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, September 15, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  

Chalice: Nancy Pauw, Leslie Foust
Lector: Your Name
Intercessor: Diana Dyal
Usher: Don Roehl

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist

Chalice: Glenna Kleinkauf, Will Chaney
Lectors: Karen Keim, Jennifer Attocknie 
Intercessor: Sandra Wiechert
Verger: Donna Griffin
Acolytes: Your Name
Ushers: David Severance, Vashti Winterburg, David Griffin, Gail Griffin

Altar Guild:
Katie Becker, Charlotte Mueller, Nora Clark, Cheryl Flessing, Nancy Haggart, Shirley Reese, Dru Sampson, Emalea Miller

Flower Guild:
Mary Stauffer, Ann Elizabeth Bishop, Pat Kehde, Terry Mandle, Pam Paden, Connie Price


Entrance Hymn: 410 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (Lauda anima)

Sequence Hymn: 689 I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew (Faith)

Offertory Hymn: 380 (v. 3) Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Old 100th)

Communion Hymn: 646 (v. 1, 2, 5, 6) The King of love my shepherd is (Dominus regit me)

Closing: 708 Savior, like a shepherd lead us (Sicilian Mariners)

  Altar Flowers

Altar flowers this Sunday are given to the glory of God and William and Mary's anniversary.
 The Liturgy of the Word

See the complete lectionary reading at
Upcoming Event: Holy Stir-It
Date: Thursday, September 12
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Location:  Fields and Ivy Brewery , 706 E. 23rd St.
Description: There will be samplings from the menu and you can order drinks to enjoy. A tour of the brewery operation will make for a very interesting evening !

Upcoming Event: Alphabet Soup parents group  meeting
Date:  Sunday, September 15
Time:  Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Jackson Kemper Room
Description: We will have a potluck lunch after the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Parents and caregivers for children with behavioral, emotional, physical or intellectual challenges are invited to attend. The lunch will take place in the downstairs Jackson Kemper Room.

Upcoming Event: Trinity Youth Group
Date: Sunday, September 15
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location:  Canterbury House, 1116 Louisiana St.
Description: Youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to attend. New meeting place and new format. Please spread the word.

Upcoming Event: Sunday Evening Holy Eucharist
Date: Sunday, September 15
Time: 6:00 p.m
Location: Canterbury House,
1116 Louisiana St.
Description: This intimate service offers a time for reflection and prayer using some of the latest Eucharistic rites from Enriching Our Worship.

Upcoming Event: Christian Classics
Date: Wednesday,
September 18
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Trinity library
Description: We will begin reading "A River Runs Through It," by Norman Maclean. Anyone who wishes to read good literature and have some sociability is welcome.

Upcoming Event: Board Games and Beer
Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Trinity Church
Description: Join in the fun with a gathering fellow board game enthusiasts. Always an open spot and lots of conversation.
From the Rector's desk..

This past Wednesday at chapel at Bishop Seabury Academy, I took a moment to mention the 18th anniversary of 9/11 and almost said, “We all have our 9/11 story,” but then realized that most, if not all, of the students present were not alive at that time. My eldest child, Alex, now away at college, was less than two years old.

Which means that for a large group of young people, the message is no longer “never forget” but rather “let me tell you what I remember,” which is a huge responsibility on our part because what we should remember should be, in a word, nuanced. We should not, cannot, present an image of those events depicting flags and patriotism and calls to a war that has yet to end without also talking about lives lost in the moment, lives lost in the years to come from being covered in toxic dust or serving overseas, and lives still affected because they lived on.

And of course, the constantly unresolved question of how we are respond as Christians. The Sunday after 9/11, I was present for a sermon preached by an Episcopal clergyperson who shall remain anonymous who succumbed to the emotions of the moment and presented what I suspect is now a regretted diatribe in which he said that sometimes hate is good because it gets us to do what we need to do. There were a lot of responses by people of faith in the aftermath of this event, and we still struggle to figure out what the right thing to have done, and yet still to do, is.

Courage, pain, and reflection, the most noble and the most ignoble qualities we possess, all through the lens of our relationship with God: That’s the story we need to be telling a new generation of our children.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Adult Forum
The Adult Forum looks at Paul’s letter to Titus

The briefest of the epistles, the letter of Paul to Titus places the reader in the midst of a Church in conflict regarding old doctrine, new doctrine and unsound doctrine. The Adult Forum meets every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Jackson Kemper Room, downstairs from the Parish Hall. All are welcome.
Sunday Evening Youth Group

Our youth group gathers Sunday evenings at 6-7:30 p.m. at the Canterbury House, 1116 Louisiana St.  Will Chaney, the campus ministry intern, and the peer ministers of the Canterbury House lead our youth ministry program this year, so expect lots of fun, fellowship and faith. If you have any questions please feel free to email Will at or call at 205-913-1189.

Trinity bids farewell to organist Mark Stotler

Trinity organist Mark Stotler has announced that he will be taking a position as assistant organist at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Kansas City, Missouri. Mark’s last Sunday with us will be October 13. Mark joined the Trinity staff a decade ago as organist for the Solemn High Mass evening service before becoming the primary organist in 2011 after the death of Elizabeth Stevens. A devoted and talented member of the Trinity family, Mark will be missed, and we all wish him well in his future ministry.
We have a longer than normal newsletter this week. If you do not view the 'Ministry Opportunities' at the bottom of the newsletter, there should be an expand button to click to view the complete newsletter.
From Susan Hires, Christian Ed director

Work on the basement renovations continues this week, with amazing help from Mike Bari, Holly Hulburt and April Dwyer. I'm so grateful for their help this past week. They have made huge leaps in getting the space ready for the fun part – putting color on the walls. The prep is done, so let's get to it!
So what's up and when? I'll be in this Saturday after 2:30 for anyone who wants to help in the afternoon. On Sunday after the 10:30 service, I'd love a crowd to finish it off. In addition to walls, we'll be prepping and painting benches and bookshelves, hauling the trash up (woohoo!) and hopefully pulling up the carpet. Please join us. We'll put on music, get some food and make it a party. 

In Sunday school, last week we talked about the many things we can do to be beautiful people in the ways God would like us to, as we interact with others. This week, we'll continue that conversation, and the many ways we can use our hands for good with family, friends and our world. These children have wonderful ideas. Thank you for your continued prayerful support. 

Peace – Susan Hires
Trinity Interfaith
Food Pantry  

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry (TIFP) was open nine days in August, 2019, and served 294 families, including 175 children, 510 adults and 30 senior adults – with 34 new households enrolled for food assistance. The food pantry has been open 68 days and has served 4,889 people in 1,991 families so far in 2019.

During August, the food pantry ordered 1,852 lbs. of food from Harvesters and also received 616 lbs. of free produce, including bread. The total expense in August for food purchased locally and through Harvesters was $2,284.05, and the total retail equivalent value of all food provided (food that was donated and purchased for the 294 families) was $6,747.30. Thank you to all for donations of money and food to help us meet our mission to provide food for people in need in Lawrence and Douglas County.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers

If a member of your household would like to receive the Eucharist and because of illness or age cannot come into church, our Lay Eucharistic Team will bring the Sacrament to you.

The Episcopal Church defines a Lay Eucharistic Minister, or LEM, as a layperson who assists the priest in administering the sacraments of Holy Communion, the consecrated bread and wine. They may also take the sacraments to those who are ill or otherwise unable to attend Mass. At Trinity, our Eucharistic Visitors act under the direction of Deacon Deborah Burns. If you need this service, please notify Deacon Burns at:  

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 ( .
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 are ill: 
Glenna, Oliva, Sherry, Margaret, Monica, Kate, Julie, Sharon, Aly, John, DJ, Matt, Diana

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
Carol, Ashley, Ian, Matt, David, Barbara, Diane, Jane

Prayer for those in the hospital:
Richard, Dick, Griffin, Edith, Neil, Gail, Kathy,Ben, Mary, Stacie

Pray for the departed: Jeanne Stolz

We should all be very proud of our Episcopal Church and the work it does on every level. Just take a look at Trinity’s outreach activities in our annual report. (A list here would be sure to leave someone out – but we do a lot of good things). Episcopalians also do a lot on the diocesan level – and will be doing even more under our new environmentally minded Bishop Cathleen Bascom’s leadership. Did you know that our Diocese of Kansas has more than 10,000 members in 44 different congregations? At the national level, The Episcopal Church has a community of 2 million members in 111 dioceses in 17 countries in the Americas and abroad. Our presiding bishop is The Most Reverend Michael Curry. When all of these different levels work together on problem solving, actions and advocacy, they carry a lot of power and influence. One of the national-level organizations that are continually informing all of us is the Episcopal Public Policy Network or the EPNN for short. You may easily access the website by going to This summer the EPNN had a whole series of short articles and action or advocacy steps on the subject of creation care. The information is always well balanced and thoughtful, and encouraging readers to seek God’s will in helping to discuss and advocate just public policies. They recently posted a video of Presiding Bishop Curry interviewing bishops from areas surrounding the U.S. southern border and the wider problem of immigration and the need for serious discussions on public policy. Please go to the following site-- There is also a very important discussion about the recent rule change set to go into effect on October 15, if nothing blocks it, that may prevent immigrants from gaining legal status or a green card depending upon the acceptance of help in the form of SNAP, Medicaid or housing vouchers. Please find and follow the EPNN as you gather information for actions and advocacy. We are much stronger in a united effort.

EARTH STEWARD ACTION:  Become a faithful reader of the EPPN information and join others in advocacy for better immigration policies that honor both the environment and the dignity of every person wishing to be part of our country.

SOURCES:  Please go to the sites linked above. Be sure to check out the series on creation care too.

Visit the Trinity website for full and past TEST articles 
Habitat for Humanity

Wall painters are needed for Saturday, September 14. This year the Habitat for Humanity Building on Faith (BOF) will rehabilitate a house at 179 Comfort Lane in North Lawrence. Trinity will furnish the crew to do exterior and interior painting and interior finish work.

Normal work hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch provided. Please sign up with Garth Burns, 843-9189, or .

Here are links to the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity website and Facebook page for more information:
Save the Date: Trinity Garage Sale
Saturday, October 12,
8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Please help with the Trinity fundraiser by sponsoring a table for the garage sale. Set up begins Thursday, October 10, and Friday, October 11. Bring your items, arrange on a table, price items (we'll help with this), and pick up remaining items after the sale is over. We could use help monitoring the tables during the sale. We'll provide the cashier. All proceeds go to Trinity Church. What an easy way to declutter. Items that sell well: small furniture, sports equipment, power tools and accessories, entertainment items (books, movies, video games), sports memorabilia, dishes and glassware, Christmas decorations, and baby equipment (no clothes, however). 

Contact Susan Ralston (843-3920) ( for more information. 
Vestry Meetings

Vestry meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month. The next scheduled meetings are:

September 23
October 28
November 25

All meetings are open to the congregation and start at 7 p.m. The minutes of each meeting are posted to the Church bulletin board and Trinity Vestry Minutes.

Minutes through May have been added to our website.
BackSnack Program
BackSnack Drivers Needed for 2019-20 School Year

Every program in our church runs on the energy, enthusiasm and monetary support of our parishioners and from community members who support the program regardless of church affiliation. BackSnack is just such a program. This critical program helps our community by supplying important food over the weekend to students who might go hungry. Our members and others in the community volunteer each Wednesday to help pack and deliver this food to the 12 schools currently served by the program

This is where you come in. If you have absolutely no time to squeeze one more activity in your schedule … then we have a deal for you. (It is a well-known fact that if you want something done, you ask a busy person!) We need drivers to deliver the boxes containing the BackSnacks .  

Volunteers work on Wednesday morning during the school year to pack the items that have arrived from Harvester’s. These packages are delivered to the affiliated elementary schools on Wednesday or Thursday morning. It takes no longer than one hour . You will be provided with a guide on your first one or two trips to make introductions at the school, help find a parking place and keep you from getting distracted by the grateful eyes of the students you might see in the hallway.  

If you are interested, contact Greg Hazen ( or Tod Sutton ( ) for more information.  

I like the people I work with in the program, they are just great folks. I feel like I am doing something worthwhile and that is important to others ,” said one volunteer who was busy volunteering at another project when quizzed over his dedication to the BackSnack program. Ask a busy person if you want to get things done!  

BackSnack fact : In the 2017-18 school year, over 13,000 weekend food packages were provided to kids in Lawrence elementary schools.
Diocese Senior High Retreat

This is a weekend retreat for high school students and will be planned by the youth commission. Each year a different, timely topic is selected to guide the program. So, while we won’t know specifics until closer to the date, we do know there will be yummy food, good friends, and time to sing, hang-out and be in Christian community together.
When: September 20-22
Where: St. James, Wichita
Who: Grades 9-12
Cost: $55 ($70 after September 13)
Registration Forms:  click here to sign-up via UltraCamp

Questions? Contact Michael Funston, Associate for Youth and Campus Ministry, .

On Tuesday, September 17, Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church will serve with the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK) at the First Christian Church, 1000 Kentucky.

Please sign up in the parish hall to provide casseroles, milk, salads, fruit (especially bananas), and bread. Signup sheets will be available on Sunday, September 15.

We always need additional assistants: people to cook casseroles that will serve 10-12, people to bring food of other types, and really importantly, people to join us in the kitchen (down the stairs on 10th Street, just off the alley between Vermont and Kentucky) at noon on that Tuesday.

The gold standard for casseroles is a hot casserole in an aluminum foil pan delivered at noon. If you can't make that arrangement, we are happy to have food left in the kitchen at Trinity on Sunday, and we will swoop in and take it to LINK on Tuesday. Orean Kent shops for LINK on Monday; if you would prefer to have her pick up your donation, you can get cash or a check to her before then.

Orean Kent ( or 842-8021) and Catherine Hale Robins are co-chairs for LINK; you may contact Orean to let her know what you are bringing or if you have questions.
Reminder that articles for our newsletter should be sent to by noon Wednesday each week. The newsletters are also available on our website and Facebook page.
Deacon Cross
Deacons' Discretionary Funds

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

Please be generous this Sunday, September 15, when the loose plate and designated checks will be collected for the fund to enable Trinity to continue to support this important Ministry.

Your Sister in Christ,
Deacon Deborah S. Burns.
From Mother Susan

It has been two months since I left Lawrence and each day I have thanked God for my time at Trinity and have prayed for all of you. I miss and love you. Thank you for allowing me to serve among you, and thank you for the grand send off you gave me. I will always treasure the memory of the hugs, kind words, prayers, gifts, smiles and my favorite Vashti meal.

The past two months have been filled with all kinds of newness. I have spent good time with my son and daughter-in-law, looked at every house for sale in Marietta ( or so it seemed) and found the perfect little condo halfway between my son and daughter-in-law and the Marietta Square—think Mass street in a square. My furniture will arrive soon and I’m looking forward to getting settled and whatever comes next.
But whatever comes next, Trinity will always be my home parish and my love and prayers for all of you will continue. I’ll be back to visit and my home is open to you if you should find yourself down South.

Continue to be a light for the folks in Lawrence and don’t forget to celebrate Trinity’s children.

Peace and love, my friends.
Canterbury House Fall Clean Up

Canterbury House will have our fall work day on September 28, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come out and help us do some yard work and some seasonal cleaning of our Canterbury House. St.Anselm's is a wonderful property that provides a myriad of ministry’s help us make it look that much nicer! 
Ministry Opportunities

Friday, September 13
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, September 14
9:00 a.m., Organ practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry
2:30 p.m., Sunday School clean out

Sunday, September 15
Discretionary Sunday
8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m., Adult Forum
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour
Noon, Alphabet Soup Parents Group
Noon, Sunday School painting party
6-7:30 p.m., Youth Group meeting at Canterbury House
6 p.m., Holy Eucharist at Canterbury House

Monday, September 16
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Tuesday, September 17
10:30 a.m, Staff meeting
Noon, LINK Service at First Christian Church
2 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, September 18
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:45 p.m., Evening Prayer
7:30 p.m., Christian Classics

Thursday, September 19
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
9:00 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House

Friday, September 20
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, September 21
9:00 a.m., Organ practice
9:30 a.m., LEM meeting
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry
7:00 p.m., Board Games and Beer

Sunday, September 22
8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m., Adult Forum
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour
6-7:30 p.m., Youth Group meeting at Canterbury House
6 p.m., Holy Eucharist at Canterbury House
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