• Vestry postpones opening up Sunday service
  • Adult Forum: New approaches from the bishop's office
  • Fr. Rob: Mercy for the merciful
  • Trinity Food Pantry requests volunteers
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.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community.
WORSHIP TIMES
Sunday, July 5, 2020
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
10:30 a.m.
Morning Prayer

READINGS
 The Liturgy of the Word


MUSIC PROGRAM
  • Pre-service: "Holy Manna" (John Ferguson)

  • "I Will Sing New Songs of Gladness" (Antonín Dvořák) Emma Silvestri, soloist

  • Post-service: Congregational Hymn 718, God of our fathers (Daniel Crane Roberts, National Hymn); "Simple Gifts" (Susan Rucker); "Semper Fidelis" (John Philip Sousa)

Livestream link:

Bulletin link:

View the complete lectionary readings at www.lectionarypage.net

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
7 p.m. - Evening Prayer

Livestream Link:

Bulletin link:
Upcoming Event: Adult Forum
Date: Thursday, July 2
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians for a thoughtful look at faith issues. See full Adult Forum article for more information.

Upcoming Event:  Children's Sunday School
Date:  Sunday, July 5
Time:  9:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description:  This week Bill Perkins will be showing our children how Jesus can lift the weight of the world from our shoulders. . More details in full article and join us on Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TrinityLawrenceKS/

Upcoming Event:  Morning Prayer
Date:  Sunday, July 5
Time:  10:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description:  Join your fellow Trinitarians online for worship and music.

Upcoming Event: Coffee Hour
Date: Sunday, July 5
Time: Noon
Location: Zoom
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians via Zoom for a virtual gathering at noon each Sunday.

Participants can hang out together, chat, or create a "breakout room" to converse with friends.

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Upcoming Event: VBS
Date: Monday, July 6
Location: Google Classroom
Description:  VBS will provide video content, crafts, music and cooking (all at appropriate ages) on Monday. We are using this opportunity to expand the VBS, including 4 year olds to college age students. See full article for details.

Upcoming Event: Anchor Women
Date: Tuesday, July 7
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Description:   A community of women of various ages and backgrounds 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, and explores crafts and beekeeping.

Upcoming Event: Friendship Circle
Date: Wednesday, July 8
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Description: The Friendship Circle welcomes those who are widowed, divorced or single, or who are seeking friendship from parishioners.  If you would like to join us, please contact Susan Ralston at sralston@sunflower.com for an invitation. All are welcome.

Upcoming Event: Evening Prayer
Date: Wednesday, July 8
Time: 7 p.m.
Location:  Livestream
Description: Join us for Evening Prayer each week.

Upcoming Event: Adult Forum
Date: Thursday, July 12
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians for exploration of faith issues. See full article for more information.
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From the Rector's Desk...

I have been discussing spiritual gifts during this Pentecost season. This week I would like to talk about the gift of Mercy. Simply put, those who possess this spiritual gift are drawn to caring for people who are experiencing physical or emotional needs. These are the people who are the first to ask how they can help when someone has died, or gone to the hospital, or is experiencing a crisis. They frequently know the right thing to say, can sit with grief or pain for a long period of time with someone, and have a prayer life that is rich with intercessory prayers for others. Those blessed with the gift of Mercy are often deacons or work closely with them.

The real challenge for those who possess this gift are individuals who are constantly seeking care and attention because of their personality or life circumstance and may have issues with personal boundaries. The abundance of kindness and patience can be a powerful draw for people, and those who are regularly practicing this gift in their ministry need their own sources of support, and even intentional training to prevent boundary issues and burnout.

This is particularly necessary during a time such as we are experiencing now, when more and more people are facing personal crises: unemployment, isolation, illness, and depression. We as a community of faith depend on our Mercy-providers, but we must also cherish and care for them as well.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Vestry Postpones Expanded Sunday Worship

The Vestry has decided that it is too soon to expand Trinity's Sunday morning service to a larger congregation, because of the increasing number of new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The tentative plan was to welcome about 35 parishioners to the 10:30 Sunday service starting sometime in mid July. But the consensus at last Monday's Vestry meeting was overwhelming to wait to open up the service.

The Vestry will hold its regular monthly business meeting this Monday . Possible expansion of the congregation is next scheduled to come up at the August 3 meeting.
Adult Forum Looks at Regional Ministry

The Adult Forum will feature Deacon Jennifer Allen, the new bishop's curate for mission, who will talk about the new ways the diocese will use the old bishop's office for regional ministry and more.

Next Thursday, July 9, Fr. Rob will be talking to a representative from the Lawrence Anti-Trafficking Taskforce and Education Association about human trafficking in Lawrence and Kansas, and what we can do to help identify and prevent it.

Adult Forum takes a look at current issues in the Episcopal Church and the spiritual life of the community.
July Sunday School

For the month of July, Susan will be taking a well deserved break from teaching our Children’s Sunday morning services. Volunteers from our Parrish will be filling in each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. on Facebook liverstreaming the weekly lesson.

This week Bill Perkins will be showing our children how Jesus can lift the weight of the world from our shoulders. Also there is a couple of link first page and second page that you can print and the kids can color.
Trinity Food Pantry

The coordinating committee of Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry wonders if there are any Trinitarians out there who would not normally be available to work a shift at the food pantry (Tues. 12:45-3:00, Sat., 9:45-12:00), but who might be able to fit it in during this stay-at-home time.

The pantry relies greatly on retirees in normal times. But, as we know, that age group is at the greatest risk from Covid19. It might be a great time for some of our younger members to try out a job that is meaningful and important and fun, even under adversity. Some of our older volunteers have already withdrawn for the time being and there are others who probably should. Many precautions have been put in place for volunteer safety.

If you would like to help with this ministry, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ray Wilbur, 785-842-3312, dochawk60@aol.com.
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 need healing: D.J., Proctor, Bruce, Barb, Sidney, Doug

Pray for those with special circumstance: Jennifer, Rylee, John, Barbara, James, Mary

Pray for those in the hospital: Major, Christian

Pray for the departed: Duane Lee Jabbern, Waletta Medlock
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.
VBS is Online – Here Are the Codes 
 
Our VBS is online this year in Google Classroom. It will run through July 13. New content for the week will be uploaded on Mondays. Anyone with the code can access this classroom, so please feel free to share the classroom code(s) with kids or grandkids not in the area. If you’re an adult who would like to check in and see what’s going on, please feel free to join. 
 
For Google Classroom, the person needs to have a Google account (children can use an adult’s account).  You can make an account here .  
 
If you do not have access to a home computer, device, or internet, the church office (783-843-6166) can print out activities, crafts, stories, etc., and mail them to you.   
 
How to Access the Classroom.  
  • Go to classroom.google.com and sign in to your Google account. 
  • At the top right there is a small plus sign. Click the plus sign and click “join a class” from the drop-down menu.  
  • Type in the code for the classroom that matches your child’s age (or the classroom that your child is most interested in). Then click “join.”  
  • You can join all three classes so that if you have children of different ages, they can access all the classrooms from that Google account.  
  • After you “join” a class once you will not have to do it again. The class will always be listed in classroom.google.com under that account. 
 
CODES  
Ages 4-10 Class Code: 7dbwrzi 
Ages 11-15 Class Code: rcwgrtt 
Ages 16 and Up Class Code: jtpnvnz 
 
You can also follow directions from Google here:  https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/6020297  under “join with a class code”  
 
For info on navigating the classroom and weekly meetings,  go to this link. 
 
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for weekly content feel free to email me at  VBS@trinitylawrence.org .
 
Rachel Schwaller 
New Youth Camps and Online Groups

This July the Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministries Formation Team will be hosting several half-day, in-person programs for youth and young adults. Watch the social media channels for registration information. Pre-registration via UltraCamp will be required, and space is limited:
  • Saturday, July 18, 1–5 p.m. at Camp Wood, for young adults
  • Sunday, July 19, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Camp Wood, for youth
  • Sunday, July 19, 2–5 p.m. at Camp Wood, for youth
  • Monday, July 20, 6–8:30 p.m. Location in Overland Park TBA, for youth

There are also weekly youth group meetings. For more details on the online group meetings and the new camps, please check out our Diocesan Youth link at
LIRIM Pushing Toward
Fundraising Goal

Lawrence Interfaith Refugee and Immigrant Ministry is about three-quarters of the way to the fundraising goal of $4,000, in its campaign to support the DACA scholarship program during COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Donations online and by mail currently stand at more than $3,000 in the fundraiser, which replaces the traditional tamale sale that was canceled because of the pandemic. 

Donations can still be made two ways through the end of June:  
 
  • 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, KS 66044.   
 
Remember that the usual order of one dozen tamales would be $36.  
 
Contributions to the (non)tamales fundraiser will help DACA scholars continue work toward college degrees and careers. 

LIRIM will send out information on advocacy efforts in the next few weeks.   
earth from space
TEST Tidbits:
Celebrate the 4th with Meditation and Prayer

This year’s celebration of the beginning of our country will be different because of the threat of the new coronavirus. It gives us a bit of free time to meditate on the famous words of the Declaration of Independence: "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."

But the pandemic has highlighted disparities that exist between people groups in our country, with systemic patterns of inequality in every direction. 

It is time to take to heart the Declaration's words and reaffirm the human rights that have been ignored and hidden. Any such endeavor needs lots of prayer – here is one for social justice from the Book of Common Prayer: 

Almighty God, who created us in your own image: Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice in our communities and among the nations, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy spirit, one God , now and for ever . Amen

Earth Steward Action:  Read the Declaration of Independence again and prayerfully determine how you will fight for social justice and eco-justice for all in our community and our country.

SOURCES: Book of Common Prayer, Collect #21 For Social Justice



Vestry Meetings

The scheduled Vestry meetings are:

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.
News from Nepal

Hi everyone! Not much to report here in Nepal, except that our continued lockdown has again been extended – this time until July 22nd. There are still no flights allowed within the country, or internationally. Restaurants are only open for carry-out. No public transportation is allowed on the roads, and private vehicles are only allowed every other day (based on even or odd license plate numbers).

All malls, cinemas, schools, universities, large stores, churches, temples, parks, etc., remain closed. We are allowed to walk outside now, but with monsoon rains and the heat and humidity, that is less fun than it sounds. And carrying everything we buy from the store while walking home again can be challenging as well – sometimes that can be several miles, depending on where we have to go to find what we need.

I am not complaining because I DO have everything I need, though! More than enough, and more than most others here. So I continue to be blessed. I am praying the same for you!

Karin
Ministry Opportunities
THIS WEEK AT TRINITY

Thursday, July 2
7 p.m., Adult Forum – Livestream
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Friday, July 3
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, July 4
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, July 5
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Livestream
10:30 a.m., Morning Prayer and Music Concert – Livestream
Noon, Coffee Hour - Zoom
2 p.m., New-Edwards Wedding
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Monday, July 6
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
New Vacation Bible School lessons posted

Tuesday, July 7
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, July 8
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4 p.m., Friendship Circle – Zoom
7 p.m., Evening Prayer – Livestream

Thursday, July 9
10 a.m., Story Time for Kids – Livestream
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream
7 p.m. Adult Forum – Livestream

Friday, July 10
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, July 11
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, July 12
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Livestream
10:30 a.m., Morning Service and Music Concert – Livestream
Noon, Coffee Hour - Zoom
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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