The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of September 1, 2019
Trinity, Red Door
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; 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.
12th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, September 1, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  

Chalice: Donna Griffin, Nancy Pauw
Lector: Matt Eichman 
Intercessor: Eleanor Symons
Usher: Andrew Hoyt

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

Chalice: Leslie Foust, Will Chaney
Lectors: Margie Lawrence, Anne Patterson 
Intercessor: Carol Hatton
Verger: Glenna Kleinkauf
Acolytes: Abigail Baldwin, Ellie Seybold, Lauren Seybold
Ushers:   Lindy Eakin, Liz Miller, John Broholm, 
Karen Keim

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


Entrance Hymn: 376 Joyful, joyful, we adore thee (Hymn to Joy)

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)

Communion Hymn: 337 And now, O Father, mindful of the love (Unde et memores)

Closing: 541 Come, labor on. (Ora Labora)

  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: Alphabet Soup parents group  meeting
Date:  Sunday, September 1
Time:  Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Jackson Kemper Room
Description: We will have a potluck lunch after the 10:30 a.m. 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: Christian Classics
Date: Wednesday,
September 4
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Trinity library
Description: We are reading Graham Greene's  The Power and the Glory. Anyone who wishes to read good literature and have some sociability is welcome.

Upcoming Event:  Tea and Compline
Date:  September 5
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Canterbury House
Description: Join us for tea and quiet prayers at the end of the day.

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 our latest Eucharistic rites from Enriching Our Worship.
From the Rector's desk..

Last Sunday I had the opportunity to worship at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Detroit, Michigan. The cathedral looks like what most of us think of when you hear the word: a large, gothic church with ornate windows and columns and a huge ambo (the fancy word for a pulpit) with one of those covers hanging over it.

But what really struck me about the cathedral was, of all things, the floor. The floor of the cathedral is covered in small square tiles about four inches across. These tiles are mostly various earthen colors of brown and gray, but interspersed among them are tiles of a cerulean blue. You see, the designer of the floor believed that blue was a holy, sacred color, and the closer you got to the altar, the more blue tiles you would see. Beyond the communion rail, the entire chancel area was covered in blue tiles. It was a striking, dramatic effect as you approached to receive the Eucharist.

We talk about being able to find God everywhere, but as the Church we also set aside space for sacred and holy purposes. This is because we believe that holiness is something that can become ingrained in parts of creation to the point where it becomes overwhelmingly palpable, like smelling the remnants of incense that has seeped into the porous rocks of a wall. For over a century people have trod the floors of Trinity with hearts light and heavy, the rafters have shook with the vibrations of hymns and prayers. Those echoes remain for us to savor, enjoy, and join.

This Sunday, take a moment to draw close, not just to our own sacred space, but to the God who calls us to closeness as we worship in this place and in the world.

Yours in 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.
Canterbury House Open for Business

Students are coming back for the fall semester. If you see a college-aged person or know of one, please introduce them to Will Chaney or any of our other young adults. 

Sunday Evening Youth Group

Our youth group will begin meeting on Sunday evenings at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Canterbury House [include address] starting on September 8. Will Chaney, the Campus Ministry Intern, and the peer ministers of the Canterbury House will be leading our youth ministry program this year, so expects lots of fun, fellowship, and faith. If you have any questions please feel free to email Will Chaney at or call at 205-913-1189.
Sunday School Update

Our basement education area re-do has commenced.

Opportunities to get in on the action are happening this week.
TEACHERS are still needed for the upcoming fall semester. For the next several weeks we'll be using the "one classroom" style and everything you need will be provided. I will be there, so one additional person is needed per our safety guidelines. Please consider it, even if you've never taught a class before. Big changes will come mid-September.

Our ORGANIZER, April Dwyer, has come forward to lead in creating an organized and usable space for the many materials we have accumulated. Additional hands will be most appreciated. 

Still in search of MUSCLE! I'm creating a trash pile in the south end of the Jackson Kemper Room that needs to go. Also, what can be more fun and cathartic than tearing up a floor? After the painting is done ...

PAINTERS! Let's just make this a party, shall we? Tell me when. Who's looking for something to do Labor Day weekend? I will also happily come in in the evening, if that's a better time. 

PRAYERS! Please keep them coming. 

Check out the bulletin board for sign-ups and feedback about good times to do the work. I'll be keeping office hours Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the basement Christian Education office. Come find me. And thanks to all of you who have given such kind words of support in the past few weeks – it means a lot. 

Yours in Christ's Service, 
Susan Hires
Canterbury Dinners

Every Tuesday evening this school year, Canterbury House provides dinner for students and staff. We would love if you can provide meals for our 
Tuesday night dinners. If you’re interested, please email Will Chaney or call 205-913-1189
Support Bishop Seabury Academy
Purchase your grocery cards through BSAP
Each month Bishop Seabury Academy Parents provides the opportunity for parents, staff and friends to purchase gift cards to local grocers HyVee, Checkers, The Community Mercantile, Natural Grocers, and Sprouts. 

The grocery card program is the PRIMARY funding source for BSAP. The cards are sold at face value and BSAP receives a discount on their purchase.
BSAP receive 6% of the card value from HyVee, Checkers & The Merc and 5% from Natural Grocers & Sprouts. 

BSAP needs to have your order by the 15th of every month in order for it to be included in the following month's orders. So example, order by 9/15, and your cards will be available on 10/1 with Betsy.

See the link below for detailed info.
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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 ( .
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: 
Laura, Gwenyth, Velta Rose, Mike, Richard, Ann, David, Glenna, Oliva, DJ, Bob, Joanne, Amy, Dianna, Aaron, David, Erin, Amy, Sherry, Margaret, Monica, Kim, Kate

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
Aron, Ingrid, Jennifer, Matt, Jacob, Debbie, Cyndi, Ellen, Karen, Ian, JJ, Dane, Natalie, Wendy, Fran, Renie, Lynn, the McGettigan and Patte Families, Howard Jones, Cassandra, Joshua, Alexandra, Elizabeth, Sophie, Aly, Sharon, Julie

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

Pray for the departed: Kathryn Carpenter Ashburn, Robert Bowline
TEST Tidbits—The Value of the Rainforest

The pictures of the burning rainforest in Brazil have brought the extreme value of all rainforests of the world to our attention. There are good reasons to worry about deforestation. These areas are carbon sinks—absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off oxygen to the world. Losing these carbon sinks would compound the effects of climate change. Rainforests play an important role in regulating the water cycle of the earth. Disrupting this cycle would, over time, produce a much dryer world. Rainforests are home to millions of species of plants and animals—some still unknown and unstudied. It is estimated that at least a one quarter of the world’s medicines have their origin from the rainforest. What new medicines are undiscovered?

Although clearing the rainforest may provide lumber and cleared land for large plantations, it will cause great unrest for the local population and is very short sighted. Many will flee to cities where they will face unemployment and poverty. Floods, droughts and water quality will suffer, and the world will warm faster. Under world pressure, the president of Brazil has begun to bring a halt to the burning of his rainforest area and funds have been pledged to help in these efforts.

There are also things we can do locally that will help protect the rainforests. We can avoid purchasing palm oil or products containing palm oil. Huge areas of cleared rainforest land are used to grow palms for their oil. Eat less meat (cattle are grazed on cleared land), and purchase sustainable coffee and other products. Look for the Rainforest Alliance notice on the label. We can use less paper – and use products made from recycled paper when we do. We can reduce our petroleum use (oil companies are buying huge swaths of rainforest areas for drilling). We can donate to organizations that support the protection of the rainforest, and we can advocate better policies that will help developing countries protect their rainforest assets, develop sustainable industries, carve out parks and preserves and increase eco-tourism. We know what needs to be done. However, it will take leaders (in world and U.S.) to recognize that climate change is here, it is a huge problem, and it can and should be addressed as soon as possible. Then, we can assist developing countries in protecting their rainforest resources for themselves, for us and for the health and well being of future generations.

EARTH STEWARD ACTION:  This week, please donate to your favorite group that works for protection of the rainforest. Examples of organizations protecting the rainforest are the Rainforest Foundation, the World Rainforest Fund, Arbor Day Foundation’s Rainforest Rescue Program (also offering sustainable coffee) and Episcopal Relief and Development (also offering free trade items).  

Visit the Trinity website for full and past articles 
Habitat for Humanity

Wall painters 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., Lawrence, on Monday, September 9, from 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. to 3 p.m. This is a great opportunity to work on your decluttering goals. Please
sign up to sponsor a table; include your items as well as items from friends, family, and neighbors. Tables will be furnished. Set up begins October 10 and 11.  All proceeds benefit Trinity Episcopal Church. 

Contact Susan Ralston (843-3920) ( for more information. 
The Bottom Line

July financial reports were provided to the Vestry this week. The financial highlights for the first seven months of 2019 are below. A full set of monthly financial reports can be found on Trinity's website under "Resources/Finances."

Total CYTD Income:
Budgeted: $257,366.62
Actual: $336,437.65
Difference: $+79,071.03

Total CYTD Expenses:
Budgeted: $251,265.63
Actual: $233,353.38
Difference: $+17,912.25

At this point in the budget year, Trinity's income is running approximately 30% ahead of budget, while expenses are about 7% below budget. Trinity's financial resources are currently sufficient to support regular operations as budgeted in 2019, including regular Diocesan apportionment payments. 

We appreciate your generosity in your financial support of Trinity's ministries!

Liz Miller
Coffee Hour

Like to thank all the families that provided fine foods for the Coffee Hours. Sign up sheets for August and September are posted. We also do not have families signed up for September. If you would like to provide snacks and work the coffee pots, these 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 will be 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, 2019
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, .
Ministry Opportunities

Friday, August 30
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, August 31
9:00 a.m, Organ practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, September 1
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

Monday, September 2
Office Closed
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Tuesday, September 3
10:30 a.m, Staff meeting
2 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, September 4
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:45 p.m., Evening Prayer
7:30 p.m., Christian Classics

Thursday, September 5
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures
9:00 p.m., Tea and Compile at Canterbury House

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
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