The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of September 8, 2019
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Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; 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.
13th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, September 8, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  

Chalice: Maril Hazlett, Gail Griffin
Lector: Marian Wilbur 
Intercessor: Ray Wilbur
Usher: Doug Flessing

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

Chalice: Glenna Kleinkauf, Jonah Brandley
Lectors: Sandra Wiechert,
Dru Sampson 
Intercessor: Janine Cox
Verger: Andrew Hoyt
Acolytes: Geme Ajekwu, Dylan Eldridge, Max Eldridge
Ushers: Katie Becker, DuWayne Kramer, Terry Mandle, Linda McCoy

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


Hymn: 11 Awake, my soul, and with the sun (Morning Hymn)

Sequence Hymn: 675 Take up your cross, the Savior said (Bourbon)

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

Communion Hymn: 322 When Jesus died to save us (Tucker)

Closing: 473 Lift high the cross (Crucifer)

  Altar Flowers

Altar flowers this Sunday are given to the glory of God.
 The Liturgy of the Word

See the complete lectionary reading at
Upcoming Event: Friendship Circle
Date: Sunday, September 8
Time: Noon
Location: Bishop Kemper Room
Description: Come join us for breakfast burritos. Please bring a side dish to share. Come join us for conversation and lunch. The Friendship Circle welcomes those who are widowed, divorced, single, or just seeking friendship from Trinity parishioners. Everyone is welcome! Contact Susan Ralston for further information. (843-3920,

Upcoming Event: Trinity Youth Group
Date: Sunday, September 8
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location:  Canterbury House, 1116 Louisiana St.
Description: First meeting of the new school year. 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 8
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: Holy Stir-It
Date: Thursday, September 12
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Location: TBD
Description: Great food and fellowship. Join us this Thursday and the second Thursday of each month. Deacon Steve will have a signup sheet after the 10:30 a.m. service for those wishing to attend.
From the Rector's desk..

Just as a follow-up to last week’s sermon in which I encouraged us as a church to respond to what could be a worsening of the situation in Lawrence for our homeless community, I have reached out to Family Promise (who provides transitional housing for families), Bert Nash’s homeless services department, and the Lawrence Community Shelter regarding what kind of assistance they are specifically looking for.

In addition, I would like to remind all of us that there are other ministries that care for the homeless in our community in which Trinity is also involved, including the LINK and Jubilee Café, which provide meals for the homeless, the Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry, the Willow Domestic Violence Center, and Habitat for Humanity. Trinity provides material, financial, and logistical support for all of these organizations.

So there are lots of ways to get involved, and be involved with your fellow Trinitarians. The Corner often features articles on these ministries and when we serve in the community, or you can visit our website,

Thank you for all the work you do serving those in need in the name of Christ..

Fr. Rob+
Adult Forum

The Adult Forum is exploring
2 Timothy.

If Paul’s second letter to Timothy described a faithful congregation, Paul’s second letter to a timid but talented student describes what it means to be a faithful minister. The Adult Forum will read and discuss this letter, and how it applies to all Christians hoping to overcome their own insecurities and embrace a life of discipleship.

The Adult Forum meets at 9:30 a.m. in the downstairs Jackson Kemper Room.
Sunday Evening Youth Group

Our youth group will begin meeting on Sunday evenings at 6-7:30 p.m. at the Canterbury House, 1116 Louisiana St., starting on September 8. Will Chaney, the Campus Ministry Intern, and the peer ministers of the Canterbury House will 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.
From Susan in the Christian Education Dept.

Lots happening in the basement – and lots still to do. We're trying to get new brighter color on the walls as quickly as possible. Each Sunday I take the children on a tour of "tell me what's different today," and they are getting a kick out of it. They are eagerly anticipating the finished product, as am I. Many, many thanks to my helpers so far, April and Holly. Please take a look at the bulletin board and sign up to join in. We need painters for walls and furniture, carpet rippers, and organizers. I'll have other tasks soon, so stay tuned!

In Sunday School, the children and I have been talking about things of beauty, and how and why God created so many varieties of life. This week we'll talk about being good friends and how we can be loving people following God's example to us. I've been having them create lots of art, which I plan to incorporate into the decor of our new Children's Chapel Room and Creative Space. Lots to do, lots to talk about. I'm having a wonderful time getting to know the children better. Please continue to keep Children's Education in your prayers.

Peace – Susan Hires
Quest-ioning Groups

Both of our groups are now meeting in the Trinity Library 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 a.m.
–  The Screwtape Letters  by C.S. Lewis

Thursday 1:30-3 p.m.
–  Convictions  by Marcus Borg

For details about our mission and purpose, please contact Tudy Youngberg at 785-218-2283 or at
Additional Options for Online Donations

Many of our parishioners make their regular financial contributions to the church through our online process or through a mobile app. Until now, donors have been able to designate such donations to either the church’s General Fund or to the Food Pantry. We have now added three additional options: Back Snack, the Rector’s Discretionary Fund, and the Deacons’ Discretionary Fund. Our thanks to Back Snack coordinators Tod Sutton and Greg Hazen for this suggestion. As a reminder, online donations are made through the blue “Make A Donation” button on our web page,, and the mobile app is “GivePlus Church,” which can be downloaded to your smart phone. Thank you for your financial support of Trinity!
Forward Day by Day  for August, September and October 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 meditation and perhaps make your own. Pray for the people of the diocese for the day. Imagine how those Anglicans are praying.

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: 
David, Glenna, Oliva, Sherry, Margaret, Monica, Kate, Julie, Sharon, Aly, John, DJ

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
Dane, Natalie, Dave, Josh, Bridget, Beth, the congregation of Presbyterian Church of Clinton, Peter and Family, Sophie

Prayer for those in the hospital:
Richard, Dick, Griffin, Edith, Neil, Gail, Kathy, Trudy, Judy, Ben, John, Vernon

Pray for the departed: William Westerbeke, George Coggins, Richard Willis, William Conboy, Jeanne Stolz, Robert Bowline, Marc Tanchester
Blessing of New Kitchen Windows

Have you noticed the brighter, cleaner look of the windows in the south wall of Trinity’s kitchen?

Please join Fr. Rob and Trinity Environmental Stewardship Team members, just outside the windows, right after the 10:30 worship service this Sunday, September 8, for a blessing and dedication of these two new energy-efficient beauties. Through efforts by Senior Warden David Severance and Steve and Vera King’s crew from Stranger Creek Pools, and TEST funds from the sale of plum puddings, this long-awaited replacement of the old, “leaky” windows has at last been achieved. Please join us to give thanks and celebrate!

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:
Margaritas for Margarita

Help make Lawrence a welcoming place for all by dining at J. Wilson’s Restaurant, 4821 W. Sixth St., on Monday, September 9, 4-9 p.m. That evening, 20% of all margaritas and selected food items will go to Centro Hispano to assist local immigrant families.

This benefit is hosted by the Lawrence Interfaith Refugee and Immigrant Ministry (LIRIM). For more info, contact
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. 
Coffee Hour

Thanks to all the families that provided fine foods for the Coffee Hours. Sign up sheets for September and October are posted. If you would like to provide snacks and work the coffee pots, there are openings to choose from.
Vestry Meetings

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

September 23
October 28

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, 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 a 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.
Ministry Opportunities

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

Saturday, September 7
9:00 a.m, Organ practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, September 8
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, Friendship Circle Dinner
6-7:30 p.m., Youth Group meeting at Canterbury House
6 p.m., Holy Eucharist at Canterbury House

Monday, September 9
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
Noon, Women's Lunch Group

Tuesday, September 10
10:30 a.m, Staff meeting
2 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, September 11
9:30 a.m., Women's Quest-ioning
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:45 p.m., Evening Prayer

Thursday, September 12
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 Compline at Canterbury House

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

Saturday, September 14
9:00 a.m, Organ practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, September 15
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
6-7:30 p.m., Youth Group meeting at Canterbury House
6 p.m., Holy Eucharist at Canterbury House
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