The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of May 5th 2019
O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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your faith and connect with the community.
Easter Sunday 2011
Third Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  
Chalice Bearers: Donna Griffin, Andrew Hoyt
Lector: Sidney Sutton
Intercessor: Marian Wilbur
Usher: Brian Christiansen

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice Bearers: Mary Donovan, Gail Griffin
Lectors: Dean Bevan, Janine Cox
Intercessor: Austin Turney
Verger: David Severance
Acolytes:  Lauren and Ellie Seybold; Abby Baldwin
Ushers:    Steven King, Vera King, 
 Glenn Davis, John Bullock

Altar Guild:
Carl Edwards, Captain; Margaret Bearse; Lynn Segebrecht; Carol Hatton; Katherine McGillivray; Melissa Padgett


Opening: 191 Alleluia, alleluia! 
Hearts and voices heavenward raise (Lux eoi)

Sequence: 306 Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest (Sursum Corda)
Presentation Hymn: 380 (v. 3) 
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Old 100th)
Communion: 184 Christ the Lord is risen again! (Christ ist erstanden)

Closing: 417 This is the feast of victory for our God (Festival Canticle) 

The Liturgy of the Word

See the complete lectionary reading at www.lectionarypage.n et .
Upcoming Event: Friendship Circle
Date:  Sunday, May 5th
Time:  12:00 p.m.
Location: Parish hall
Description: We will gather and head to Art in the Park. Please bring a sack lunch or you may purchase lunch at a food truck. We plan to have lunch together and visit the booths at one's leisure. Come join us!!! The Friendship Circle welcomes those who are widowed, divorced, single, or just seeking friendship from Trinity parishioners. All are welcome!
Upcoming Event:  Senior Recognition and BBQ
Date: Tuesday May 7th
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Location: Canterbury House
Description: We will be recognizing two graduating seniors Andrea Wade and Christopher Mason and praying for them before they graduate. Also enjoying good BBQ.  
Upcoming Event: Family Play Time
Date:  Wednesdays
Time:  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Trinity Nursery
Description: All families are welcome, ages 0-3 years old. Older siblings also welcome. Stop by anytime to play and visit! Light refreshments provided. Hope to see you there!
Upcoming Event: Holy Stir-It
Date: Thursday, May 9th
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Description: Plans being finalize at this time. Deacon Steve will send out an email for those on the Stir-It broadcast. If you currently do not receive this email, please contact Deacon Steve at
Upcoming Event:  Tea and Compline
Date:  May 7th
Location: Canterbury House
Description: Join us for tea and quite Prayers at the end of the day. .

From the Rector’s Desk

This Easter season we will be hearing a great deal from the book of Revelation in our worship service, usually as the second (or third, if you count the Psalm) scripture reading. This book often creates feelings of confusion, concern, or dismissal because of its unique nature in the New Testament as an apocalyptic text.

Revelation (not plural) was mostly likely written late in the history of the early church (perhaps as late as 110 CE) during a time of intense persecution of Christians. John the Seer (to be distinguished from John the Apostle, or John the Evangelist and author of the Gospel) is living on the penal colony of Patmos, a small island. He experiences a lengthy ecstatic vision whose content is to be sent to seven churches with which he has some connection. These churches range from ones fervent in their faith, to lukewarm in their discipleship, to under the sway of corrupting influences. Regardless of their circumstance, all are likely experiencing the crisis of faith of Christians wondering how to reconcile the message of the total victory of Christ with the suffering of the present day.

John’s vision is both cyclical and lyrical in its composition, drawing upon images from the Hebrew Bible, astrology, and political symbolism of its day. Underlying all of it is the assurance that this period of hardship is only temporary, to keep the faith, and to trust in the power and goodness of God’s plan for the world. Every generation of Christians has had the imagery and the message of the book of Revelation resonate with their own personal experience of fear, suffering, and struggle, and the implicit hope underlying the text can and should be a source of endurance and hope.

There is a lot of interpretations of the book that head off is some pretty wild directions (e.g. the Rapture), but the most simple, straightforward message is the most accurate and helpful one: God is in control, God loves us, and find hope in that love.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Adult Form

The Adult Forum looks at James and his letter.

James, the brother of Jesus, was a major figure in early Christianity despite not being one of the twelve Apostles. The Adult Forum will look at James the person, his life and his writings, and how they apply to our lives today.

  • May 5 #2 The Pressure of Temptation
  • May 12 #3 The Pressure of Partiality
  • May 19 #4 The Pressure of Words
  • May 26 Bishop's visit #5 The Pressure of Conflict
  • June 2 #6 The Pressure of Retaliation

The Adult Forum meets at 9:30 AM on Sundays in the lower Jackson Kemper Room.
Bishop Cathleen visit

Newcomers and those being confirmed should talk to Fr. Rob or call the office before the first visit of the diocese's new bishop, Cathleen Bascom. Bishop Bascom will be here Sunday, May 26th, and will be confirming and receiving those who are of age or joining the parish, so act quickly!
Above is our newest baptized member, Daisy Noelle Troop with her proud parents, sister, and a smiling Mother Susan.
Mark's Organ Recital

ORGAN RECITAL: Trinity’s organist, Mark Stotler, invites the parish to his final recital for the doctorate in organ performance. 

The recital will be held at the Bales Recital Hall (next to KU’s Lied Center) on Monday, May 13th, 7:30 PM. The recital will be preceded by a short lecture on the American composer, Leo Sowerby, whose career was devoted to work in the Episcopal church. 

Following the lecture will be a recital of Sowerby’s works. The choir from Trinity Episcopal Church will even make an appearance.
Do you have a high school senior this year? Please contact the office as we will be recognizing those graduating Sunday, May 12th..

Prayer Chain

To add a person's name to the prayer list or to become a prayer chain member, please contact the parish office (; 785-843-6166) or Carol Hatton, Prayer Chain coordinator ( 

The Prayer Chain prays daily for those who are ill, suffering, troubled, have died, or 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: 
Dane, Alex, Glenn, Brian, Glenna, Olivia, David, Joanne, Margaret, Susie, Mike, Diana, Amy, Bob, Judy, Melisa, Desiree

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
Rich and Jody, Scott, the Van Schmus families, DJ, Kim, Stella, Adam

Prayer for those in the hospital:
Richard, Dick

Pray for the departed:
Richard Morantz, Rick Basset, Fred Hill, Mickie
Middle School Event

Picture above of our 6th to 8th grade Sunday School class and teachers participating in the clean-up activity along the Kansas River This last Saturday. A thanks to all those that assisted and especially Brad and Heather Eldridge for pulling this together.
Forward Day by Day for May, June and July is ready in the track racks. Let it be part of your daily life whenever you take time to pray and meditate. Contemplate the passage of scripture. Then see the connection to the other passages referred to. Read the mediation and perhaps make your own. Pray for the people of the diocese for the day. Imagine how those Anglican are praying. Does the Moving Forward help complete your day?

Trinity’s Environmental Stewardship Team has just donated $50 each to five organizations, as well as a $50 donation to the “bishops gift fund” as part of her Consecration Service. The organizations chosen this year are LET-US (local green teams working together), The Friends of the Kaw (sponsoring the local Riverkeeper), The Land Institute (developing perennial wheat), Earth Justice (upholding the environment in legal battles) and Union of Concerned Scientists (supporting sound scientific studies on many topics from climate change to health issues). TEST funds come from the Plum Pudding Sale, our only fundraiser. We do not receive funds from the church. Our Team has fun making puddings, you have a lovely Christmas treat and many organizations get a donation. It is a “win” all around.

There are thousands of good organizations, as well as new ones each day, doing great work in the world to help care for the planet and all living things. For instance, there is a group working on “clean cook-stoves” to help reduce air pollution and carbon dioxide release in areas dependent on open fires or charcoal stoves. Interested? Please, look up Finding a creation care organization is easy. What is your passion right now? Is it supporting our National Parks, saving polar bear habitat, combating climate change or another cause? Search the Internet for organization that address your passion and support them. You may want to check out any organizations rating by going to www.charitynavigator,org.

EARTH STEWARD ACTION: Please, consider supporting an environmental organization this week. These organizations are doing the every day work of caring for the earth and need you help.

Visit the Trinity website for the full and past articles
Mega Camp registration

New at camp this year: Camp Wood is building a high ropes course, climbing wall and zip line. You can check out pictures of the progress on their Facebook page, or their Instagram:

When: Sunday, June 2, 2:30 p.m., to Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m.

Where: Camp Wood YMCA, Elmdale

Who: Students in grades 3-12 for 2018-19 school year (you must have finished third grade to attend). Camp is NOT restricted to Episcopalians or regular churchgoers. All are welcome, so feel free to invite friends and family.

Cost: $465 if registered between April 2 and May 10; $480 if registered after May 10. Please contact Father Rob for scholarship information.
Registration form:

Cancellation deadline: Thursday, May 16. NOTE: There are absolutely no refunds after Thursday, May 16.Regardless of your payment status, you will still owe the full price for camp unless you notify us that you are canceling your registration by May 16.

More information about this year’s camp theme, Peace Works, is available on the youth website:
Family Promise of Lawrence

We are needing help in the month of May for various events.

Please contact for further information or visit our website.
A Spring Fair Trade Market featuring Ten Thousand Villages will be held at Ecumenical Campus Ministries (ECM), located at 1204 Oread Ave., beginning April 25 to May 19. The market will be open Thursdays-Sundays, 10am-4pm, and will feature handmade crafts from around the world. Every purchase made directly impacts the life and community of its artisan in a developing country. 

Learn more at
Vestry Meetings

Vestry meeting are held the fourth Mondays of each month except for the months of January and February. The next scheduled meetings are:

May 27th* may be moved to the 28th
June 24th

All meetings are open to the congregation and start at 6:30 p.m.
and the minutes of each meeting are posted to the Church bulletin board and Trinity website.
Reminder that articles for our newsletter should be sent to by Wednesday noon each week. The newsletters are also available on our website and Facebook page.
Women's Quest-ioning Groups

  Both of our groups are now meeting during the second and fourth weeks of each month to read and share our thoughts about spiritually oriented books. Our discussions continue to be lively as we join together in friendship and fellowship. We welcome new members to both groups:

    Wednesday 9:30-11:00 am - The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

    Thursday 1:30-3:00 am - Convictions by Marcus Borg

  For details about our mission and purpose, please contact Tudy Youngberg at 785-218-2283 or at
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, May 2nd
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
9:00 p.m., Tea and Compile at Canterbury House

Friday, May 3rd
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray - Kansas Union parking garage
5:00 p.m., Tavis/Schrider Wedding Rehearsal

Saturday, May 4th
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry
3:00 p.m., Tavis/Schrider Wedding

Sunday, May 5th
8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 a.m., Adult Forum
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 a.m., Sunday School ages 3 thru 8th Grade
11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour
12:00 p.m., Friendship Circle
6:00 p.m., Youth Group
6:00 p.m, Canterbury Service

Monday, May 6th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray -Kansas Union parking garage

Tuesday, May 7th
10:30 a.m, Staff Meeting
2:00 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, May 8th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray - Kansas Union parking garage
9:30 a.m., Women's Quest-ioning
3:00 p.m., Family Play Time
6:00 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:30 p.m., Evening Prayers and Choristers

Thursday, May 9th
9:30 a.m., Brandon Woods Eucharist
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
1:30 p.m., Women's Quest-ioning
5:30 p.m., Holy Stir-It
9:00 p.m., Tea and Compile at Canterbury House

Friday, May 10th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray - Kansas Union parking garage

Saturday, May 11th
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, May 12th
8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 a.m., Adult Forum
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 a.m., Sunday School ages 3 thru 8th Grade
11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour
6:00 p.m, Canterbury Service - Last of the school year
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