The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of July 7th 2019
O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, July 7h, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  

Chalice Bearers: Andrew Hoyt, Donna Griffin
Lector: Sidney Sutton
Intercessor: Margaret Bearse
Usher: Judy Allen

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice Bearers: Mary Donovan, Glenna Kleinkauf
Lectors: Terry Mandle, Dean Bevan
Intercessor: Carol Hatton
Verger: David Severance
Acolytes: Lauren and Ellie Seybold, Abby Baldwin
Ushers:   Garth Burns, Jerry Hanson, Nancy Hanson, Chuck Olcese

Altar Guild:
Melinda McKnight, Gail Van Loenen, Barbara Haverty, Karen Keim, Jennifer Sanner; Debbie Pitts


Entrance Hymn: 535 Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim (Paderborn)

Sequence Hymn: 321 My God, thy table now is spread (Rockingham)

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

Communio Hymn: 306 Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest (Sursum Corda)

Closing Hymn : 544 Jesus shall reign where e’er the sun (Duke Street)

  Altar Flowers

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

See the complete lectionary reading at www.lectionarypage.n et .
Upcoming Event: July Ice Cream Social
Date: Saturday July 7th
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Parish Hall
Description:  Jennifer Attocknie and Vashti Winterburg are celebrating paying off their student loans!! All are invited to this event!! Bring friends and strangers off the street to help celebrate!!!

Upcoming Event: Alphabet Soup Parents Group  Meeting
Date:  Sunday, July 7th
Time:  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Jackson Kemper Room
Description: We will be having a potluck lunch after the 10:30 AM 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: 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: Christian Classics
Date: Wednesday, July 11th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Trinity library
Description: We are at present
reading Anthony Trollope's Framley Parsonage. Anyone who wishes to read good literature and have some sociability is welcome.

Upcoming Event: Holy Stir-It
Date: Thursday, July 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

In the last few weeks, I have had the same conversation with two different adolescents. They had both been to our diocesan children’s and youth camp program, “Mega Camp” in early June, then gone to other overnight camps later in the summer. In both cases, the youth in question shared with me that their experiences of community and peer interaction were significantly better at the diocesan camp than at the secular one.

No small part of this is because of the intentional, faithful, and skilled manner in which the staff and volunteers at Mega Camp endeavor to create a community modeled after the teachings of Jesus Christ, and the implicit shared connection these youth feel being among fellow Christians (and the odd non-Christian guest). We have an outstanding youth ministry program at a diocesan level that we should be thankful for.

But this segue ways for me into my reflections on the observance of Independence Day as a nation, a community, and the Church. On a personal level, being part of a family in which one of the adults is not only a veteran but also a musician means we will be patriotically observing the holiday at a concert performed by the American Legion Band of Kansas City, and being a family with children means we will be doubtlessly watching fireworks later.

But as a Christian I can prophetically look at our nation and say, “we could be better as a people.” We could be kinder. We could be more just, and fair. More tolerant of diversity. More patient. More sensitive to how we treat our natural resources. More thoughtful about how we care for the disadvantaged, the sick, and our children, to just name a few. And to anyone who suggests that these observations mean I do not love this country I would suggest that they look at their own loving relationships: family, friends, and God. Accountability, honesty, and trust are integral parts of loving relationships, and I can care about and feel pride in what this nation can do and be and still hold it accountable for its shortcomings. In fact, I must for that very reason.

Because our children understand (as the aforementioned conversations can attest) that a community made up of people whose lives are informed by faith, intentionally reinforced by good leaders, and who share a vision of what God wants us to be has merit. I’m not arguing for a theocracy (I’d be the LAST person who would want that). But I am saying that at a person-to-person level, bringing your discipleship of love into your life in a real, tangible way makes you a better neighbor. And good neighbors make good neighborhoods. And good neighborhoods make a great nation. And we all want that on the Fourth of July.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Adult Form

The Adult Forum looks at the First Epistle to Timothy

While traditionally attributed to Paul as a letter written to his protégé in Ephesus, modern scholars now think that the First Epistle to Timothy (or 1 Timothy as it is sometimes written) was composed in the late-first to early-second century AD. The letter contains themes of what to avoid and what to repair in the Church, including some instruction that is controversial in our own time. Join us as we explore this book of the New Testament for the next six weeks in the Adult Forum Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM in the downstairs Jackson Kemper Room.
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 July 10th, 9:30-11:00 am - The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

   Thursday June 11th, 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
July Ice Cream Social

Ice cream for lunch!!! Following the 10:30 service on July 7th, Jennifer Attocknie and Vashti Winterburg are celebrating paying off their student loans!! All are invited to this event!! Bring friends and strangers off the street to help celebrate!!!
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.

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, 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: 
Sharon, Allen, Bonnie, Mark, Betsy, Brett, Doug, Linda, Vicki, Judy, Neil, Shirley, Joe, Glenna, Amy, Mark, Olivia, Sharon, Karen, Shawn, Dick, Eric, Jana, Kim, Diana, Willard, Gwenyth, Manuel, Denise, Monica, Erin, DJ

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
Mike, Grady, Michelle, Rob, Pamela, Sigrid, Ulysses, Wendy, Ellen, Kevin, Jill, Sue, Tara, Brend, Liliana, Hank, Shane, Sherry, the Van Schmus family

Prayer for those in the hospital:
Richard, Dick, Monica, Griffin, Edith, Neil, Kathy

Pray for the departed: Carol Hassig Floersch , Robert Procter
Summer Sunday School teachers needed!

You’ll get a complete lesson plan with activities, games, and lessons to work with, and the great feeling that comes from shaping the faith lives of our youngest members while having fun at the same time! The sign-up sheet is located in the atrium of the church, or you can contact Fr. Rob at

On Tuesday, July 16th, 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, July 14th.

We will be needing additional assistants since this is during school vacation! 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.

We all know that there is a lot of plastic pollution out there in the world. But do we really know the extent? A statistic in a 2018 National Geographic Magazine article on plastics is almost unbelievable. According to author, Laura Parker, 91% of the plastic produced is not being recycled. We know that a great part of the 8.3 billion metric tons produced since plastic became popular 6 decades ago has ended up in 5 major “garbage patches”—Indian Ocean Gyre, North Atlantic Gyre, North Pacific Gyre, South Pacific Gyre, and South Atlantic Gyre. Oh yes, add on the Med terrain Gyre too. 

For the complete article, please click here..

EARTH STEWARD ACTION—Advocate for less plastic bag use in Lawrence
SOURCES ---., , The Week Magazine, Health and Science page (June 7 and June 21, 2019) Sierra Magazine, August 2019 –by Edward Humes.

Visit the Trinity website for full and past articles 
From Your Senior Warden...

I’m excited to share with you the results of Trinity’s first annual Art Auction. In the planning stages for the last several months the event was a great success. In total we had over 80+ donated works of arts and at the end of the show we only had about 20 unsold pieces. Our collections exceed $4,200! And our expenses were less than $200 due to the charity of planning participants to personally cover smaller expenses. So a big thank you to everyone who came out and participated. We literally had an army of helpers early Saturday morning to help set up the show and provide refreshments for our guests.

And an especially big thank you for the members of the committee that made the event a reality. Kim, Camille and Vera put in lots of overtime collecting artwork, working up the bid sheets, creating the artwork descriptions and attending outside events to promote our event. They printed up and distributed 1,000 free admission tickets and had them spread out among our local merchants. I noted a lot of new faces from outside the congregation. We are anxious to see them return.

In addition they created and mailed out announcement postcards that were mailed to every member of Trinity. And I saw a lot of friends in attendance. For those that missed it due to previous commitments, you missed a great event. Be sure to clear your calendar for the 2020 event when announced!
Art Auction a Success!

Thanks to everyone who donated art, helped with setup and cleanup, made refreshments, and came to the event. Nearly 70 beautiful items were sold, and we raised around $4,000 for the church. We were able to beat the heat by bringing the event into the parish hall, and a substantial crowd of art lovers enjoyed conversation, refreshments, and great live music from Sissy and Earl. Thanks for your support!
Vestry Meetings

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

July 22nd, August 26th,
September 23rd

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 Vestry Minutes...

February and March minutes have been added to our website.
Ministry Opportunities

Friday, July 5th - Office Closed
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, July 6th
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry
1:00 p.m., Art Auction

Sunday, July 7th
8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m., Adult Forum
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:30 a.m., Ice Cream Social
12:00 p.m., Alphabet Soup Parents Group

Monday, July 8th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Tuesday, July 9th
10:30 a.m, Staff Meeting
2:00 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, July 10th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
9:30 a.m., Women's Quest-ioning
3:00 p.m., Family Play Time
6:00 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:45 p.m., Evening Prayers
7:30 p.m., Christian Classics

Thursday, July 11th
9:30 a.m., Brandon Woods Eucharist
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
1:30 p.m., Women's Quest-ioning
5:15 p.m., Holy Stir-it

Friday, July 12th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6:00 p.m., Area Clergy Dinner

Saturday, July 13th
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Robert Procter Funeral

Sunday, July 14th
8:00 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
12:00 a.m., Friendship Circle Dinner

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