• Limited sanctuary reopening targeted for July
  • Adult Forum looks at campus and young-adult ministry
  • Fr. Rob: Hospitality in the time of pandemic goes well beyond the usual
O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving­kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community.
Sunday, June 21, 2020
Third Sunday after Pentecost
10:30 a.m.
Morning Prayer

 The Liturgy of the Word

  • Prelude: "Aria" (Flor Peeters)

  • "It Is Well With My Soul" (Philip Bliss, arr. Rhett Barnwell) Yuka Naito, harp

  • Postlude: Congregational Hymn 558, Faith of our Fathers v. 1-3 (Frederick William Faber, St. Catherine); "In Summer" (Charles Stebbins); "Marche Romaine" (Charles Gounod)

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View the complete lectionary readings at www.lectionarypage.net

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
7 p.m. - Evening Prayer

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Upcoming Event: Adult Forum
Date: Thursday, June 18
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians for the revised Adult Forum. See full Adult Forum article for more information.

Upcoming Event:  Morning Prayer
Date:  Sunday, June 21
Time:  10:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description:  Join your fellow Trinitarians on Trinity Sunday.

Upcoming Event: Coffee Hour
Date: Sunday, June 21
Time: Noon
Location: Zoom
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians via Zoom on Trinity Sunday at a virtual gathering after the livestream of the 10:30 a.m. worship. Participants can hang out together, chat, or create a "breakout room" to converse with friends.

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Upcoming Event: VBS
Date: Monday, June 22
Location: W eb
Description:  Online VBS starts Monday. It will provide video content, crafts, music and cooking (all at appropriate ages). We are using this opportunity to expand the VBS to from four year olds to college age students. See full article for details.

Upcoming Event: Anchor Women
Date: Tuesday, June 23
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Description:   Our mission is to have a community of women of various ages and backgrounds to share thoughts, stories, highlights, fun and laughter. For more information reach out to Patti Anderson ( patti6of7@gmail.com  ) or Mary Perkins ( mlperk59@gmail.com

Upcoming Event: Children's Story Time with Susan
Date: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 10 a.m.
Location:  Livestream
Description:  Susan Hires reads picture books and great children's literature.

Upcoming Event: Friendship Circle
Date: Wednesday, June 24
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Description: If you would like to join us, please contact Susan Ralston at sralston@sunflower.com for an invitation. The Friendship Circle welcomes those who are widowed, divorced or single, or who are seeking friendship from parishioners. All are welcome.

Upcoming Event: Evening Prayer
Date: Wednesday, June 24
Time: 7 p.m.
Location:  Livestream
Description: Join us for Evening Prayer each week.

Upcoming Event: Adult Forum
Date: Thursday, June 25
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians for the revised Adult Forum. See full article for more information.
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From the Rector's Desk...

Last week, I talked about the spiritual gifts that are given to us through the Holy Spirit to empower us to do the work of Jesus Christ in the world.

There are many different places in Scripture where Christians have found lists of gifts (1 Corinthians 12: 8-10, Romans 12: 6-8, and 1 Peter 4:9-10 are the three most cited). One of these gifts, one that I think deserves attention these days, is hospitality. Peter says, “Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling” (1 Peter 4:9)

When we think of hospitality, it is often in the context of providing welcome to someone else: a silver samovar of coffee and a tray of cookies, or a smile and an invitation to sit. The word for hospitality is philoxenia, literally “the love of strangers,” because in Biblical times it was extremely likely that it would be a stranger staying with you given the infrequency of inns or similar establishments.

For the Church, hospitality should always be with a mind not just towards giving members of our congregation an enjoyable experience when they come to worship, but also making sure that every person visiting that parish for the first time feels as comfortable and welcome as possible.

In these times, however, hospitality has been a difficult gift to express because our culture connects welcome and care with close contact. We are not eating and drinking together, or sitting close to one another. Presently we are not even worshipping physically with the people we know, much less the stranger. But when we do open, there are going to be all sorts of guidelines, restrictions, and sacrifices that we will have to adopt. Those will not be easy, or familiar, or comfortable. But it will be the gift of hospitality – let me explain why.

While it is unlikely we will see too many visitors in those first weeks of in-person worship, since most people will be making reservations to attend so we can appropriately limit how many people are in the building, those guidelines are there to ensure that the COVID-19 virus is transmitted as little as possible to each other, and from there to our parents, children, friends, co-workers, or strangers on the street who may be particularly vulnerable to this illness. We are doing our best to protect as many people as we can by being responsible, even at the sake of our own comfort, and in doing so are truly expressing philoxenia, the love of the stranger.

We will be continually updating you with what those guidelines will look like, using the best and most reliable information and scientific expertise available. I eagerly look forward to the day when we can worship together in person, but in the meantime savor the connect we have through our many other ways we live in community together.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Target of Mid-July for Expanding Sunday Worship

The Vestry is working toward a mid-July expansion of the congregation for the Sunday morning service, although it has not yet named a specific date.

Up to 45 people would be allowed in the nave for the 10:30 a.m. service, including clergy and worship assistants. 

The current plan would require sign-up online or by phone, and carefully coordinated entrance, seating and exit from the sanctuary to maintain safe social distance. We will all need to exercise patience and extend grace during the transition back to regular services.

A more-detailed rundown of the plan is available on the Trinity Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TrinityLawrenceKS/. A reminder: You do not need a Facebook account to access the page.)

One unfortunate aspect of the reopening is that the parish cannot make restrooms available because of cleaning requirements. Procedures for sanitizing the sanctuary, however, are well underway and appear feasible. Many other details remain to be worked out.

The Vestry has scheduled a 7 p.m. Monday, June 29, Zoom meeting for progress reports. The next regular business meeting will be on July 6.
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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 ( caroldonhatton@gmail.com).

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 healing: D.J., Doug, Sharon, Anne, Susan, Lisa, Lins, Zac, Proctor, Tim, Barb, Dick

Pray for those with special intentions: Dick, Rachael,
the Emerson family, Eleanor,
the King family, Darren, Jennifer, Bruce, Rylee, John, Barbara, James, Mary

Pray for those in the hospital: Anne, May, Major, Christian

Pray for the departed: Joe Spradlin, Christy Miller Joyce, Rev. Cecil Jones, Duane Lee Jabbem, Rayshard Brooks
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.
Ordination of Mary Donovan

Mary Donovan was ordained to the diaconate in a service on Saturday, June 13, at Grace Cathedral in Topeka.

In recognition of her ordination and this Sunday being Trinity's Discretionary Sunday, all online ( link) donations to Trinity's Deacon's Discretionary Fund through Sunday, June 21, will be for Mary's Discretionary Fund. If you wish to send a check to the office, please indicate Mary's Discretionary Fund in the memo line.

We are planning an online VBS this year. It will provide video content, crafts, music and cooking (all at appropriate ages). We are using this opportunity to expand the VBS to from four year olds to college age students.

VBS will be available weekly for four weeks, meaning that you and your child and/or young adult can access the content at any point during the week. New content will be available each week. New videos will be uploaded each Monday. 

The first Monday will be June 22 with instructions of logon procedures sent out this weekend.

If you have any questions or would like to assist, please contact Rachel Schwaller at VBS@TrinityLawrence.org
Adult Forum

This week's online Adult Forum features Karen Schlabach, the Diocesan Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Missioner. She will be talking with Father Rob and answering your questions about diocesan ministry to young people and how that is changing. The Adult Forum is Thursday, June 18, at 7:00 PM on our Trinity Facebook page.
Looking for
Anchor Men

Men, are you interested in having an online time of sharing, laughter, thoughts, stories and fellowship? Once a month or once a week to share fellowship during this lock down time.

Reach out to Paul Jefferson at paul_jefferson_ks@hotmail.com   

We will work out a time that is good for everyone to meet via Zoom.
Virtual Tamale Fundraiser

Lawrence Interfaith Refugee and Immigrant Ministry’s tamale sale to raise funds for the DACA scholars’ program is virtual this year d ue to the pandemic.

Our local undocumented college and university students continue to need scholarship support, so we invite you to consider a donation. Instead of receiving tamales, you will get the satisfaction of helping students with their education. In the past, the suggested amount for a dozen tamales was $36, toward the program goal of $4,000.

Online donations can be made at 
www.trinitylawrence.org.  Find the “make a donation” button; use the “DACA” line for your amount; a log in/online profile should be created and a receipt will be provided.

Or send a check with “DACA” on memo line to Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vermont St., Lawrence, Kansas 66044. 

For more information contact LIRIM at  LIRIMinistry@gmail.com .

LIRIM Steering Committee
earth from space
TEST Tidbits:
 Adjusting and Thriving in Our “New Normal"

Feeling depressed, anxious, frustrated, angry, lonesome and uneasy? There are good reasons for us to feel these emotions – our easy, breezy early spring has bloomed into the reality that we are living in new times and must adjust to survive. We still have an environmental crisis on our hands. 

The pandemic, upsetting enough on its own, has put a spotlight on inequalities in every aspect of our common life. On top of that, the long-repressed racism in our country can no longer be ignored. This is a lot to deal with at one time. How can we move forward with adjustment and resilience and hope? This, of course, is a huge question and not easily answered. However, we can do many things to set the framework of adjustment to this “new normal.” 

Visit this link to the TEST site for a list of helpful suggestions from an article written in The New York times by K. Wang, added to in the Creation Care Newsletter by Dr. Keith Shiffert and given an “earth steward” emphasis here.  

For further education, please go to: www.episcopalchurch.org>creationcare
www.sciencefriday.co (has kids activities, too)
www.fore.yale.edu (articles and information on the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology).

A prayer guidance from the Book of Common Prayer:

     D irect us O Lord in all our doings with your most gracious favor and further us with your continual help; that in all our works, begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy name, and finally, by your mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Earth Steward Action: Follow steps outlined. Take one day at a time.

Link to full article on Trinity's website http://trinitylawrence.org/?p=3127
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News from Nepal

Finally, after nearly 90 days of full lockdown, Nepal is beginning to loosen restrictions.

That has made things both easier and harder for some of us. For instance, The post office and university are now open, but w alking is about the only option at this time, and these offices are miles and miles away from my home, in blazing heat and monsoon rain.

For more from Karin Feltman, see her full article.
Vestry Meetings

The scheduled Vestry meetings are:

June 29. July 6, August 3, September 7

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 April have been added to our website.
Reminder that articles for our newsletter should be sent to corner@trinitylawrence.org by noon Wednesday each week. Please limit submissions to 150 words.

Our newsletters are available on our website and Facebook page.
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, June 18
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream
6 p.m., Becker-Kramer wedding rehearsal
7 p.m., Adult Forum – Livestream

Friday, June 19
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, June 20
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry
9:30 a.m., Lay Eucharist Ministers meeting Zoom
5 p.m., Becker-Kramer wedding

Sunday, June 21
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Livestream
10:30 a.m., Morning Prayer and Music Concert – Livestream
Noon, Coffee Hour - Zoom
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Monday, June 22
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
Online Vacation Bible School Starts

Tuesday, June 23
10 a.m., Story Time for Kids – Livestream
1 p.m., Food Pantry
6:30 p.m., Trinity Anchor Women
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Wednesday, June 24
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4 p.m., Friendship Circle – Zoom
7 p.m., Evening Prayer – Livestream

Thursday, June 25
10 a.m., Story Time for Kids – Livestream
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Friday, June 26
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, June 27
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry
1 p.m., John Emerson family funeral

Sunday, June 28
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Livestream
10:30 a.m., Morning Service and Music Concert – Livestream
Noon, Coffee Hour - Zoom
2 p.m., New/Edwards wedding
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream
Trinity Vestry 2020
Rob Baldwin, Rector 785-424-4312
Steve King ‘21, Senior Warden 913-645-3135
Richard Lungstrum, Junior Warden ‘20 jrwarden@trinitylawrence.org
Jennifer Attocknie ‘20 785-760-2938
Elizabeth Miller ‘20 785-766-8175
Dave Severance ‘20, 785-691-7261
Betsi Anderson ‘21 785-843-9083
Leslie Foust ‘21 785-979-1829
Camille Olcese ‘21 620-704-4180
John Broholm ‘22 785-766-7002
Donna Griffin, ‘22 785-865-6039
Linda McCoy ‘22 785-550-6743
Bill Perkins ‘22 785-331-4401

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