The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of November 24, 2019
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; 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.
Christ the King
Last Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, November 24, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  
Chalice: Nancy Pauw 
Lector: Marian Wilbur 
Intercessor: Ray Wilbur
Usher: Derek Pauw

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice: Mary Donovan, Kim Mandle
Lectors: Margie Lawrence,
Dean Bevan
Intercessor: Sandra Wiechert
Verger: Glenna Kleinkauf
Acolytes: Abigail Baldwin, Ellie Seybold, Lauren Seybold

Ushers: Lindy Eakin, Karen Keim, Terry Mandle, Liz Miller

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

Flower Guild:
Thanksgiving Team


Entrance Hymn: 494 Crown him with many crowns (Diademata)

Sequence Hymn: 544 Jesus shall reign where're the sun (Duke Street)
Offertory Hymn: 380 (v. 3) Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Old 100th)

Communion Hymn: 370 I bind unto myself today (St. Patrick's Breastplate)
Closing Hymn: 460 Alleluia! sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol)

  Altar Flowers

This Sunday's Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God
 The Liturgy of the Word

See the complete lectionary reading at
Upcoming Event: Goo-Making Party
Date: Saturday, Nov. 23
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Parish Hall, kitchen
Description: TEST is selling
plum puddings again this year, and our annual goo-making party will be in the kitchen in the Parish Hall. Come help us get this together. Bringing a food processor is helpful, but not necessary. A light breakfast will be available. All are welcome.

Upcoming Event: Trinity Youth Group
Date: Sunday, Nov. 24
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location:  Canterbury House, 1116 Louisiana St.
Description: We will learn how to dye different objects using spray paint cans. Wear some older clothes just in case... :-) Youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to attend. Please spread the word.

Upcoming Event: Sunday Evening Holy Eucharist
Date: Sunday, Nov. 24
Time: 6 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: Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
Date: Sunday, Dec. 1, 8, 15
Time: Following 10:30 a.m. service
Location: Parish Hall Description: Practice will begin after a light snack following the 10:30 a.m. service. Participation in the Christmas Pageant ( Sunday 10:30 service on the 22nd) is open to all children in kindergarten through middle school. We need singers, actors, and readers for this lovely tradition. Adult helpers are also needed throughout the season. (P.S. It's really, really fun.) Thank you in advance for the help. Contact: Susan Hires
From the Rector's desk...

With so many things going on this week, I wanted to share with you a few things happening at Trinity.

First, my thanks to everyone who has filled out a pledge card and returned it to the office. Every card has come in with the hope of seeing the ministries of Trinity Church grow and prosper. I also appreciate everyone who wrote in to me and/or the Vestry to share your thoughts about the future. I can attest to the fact that we have read and reflected on each one of your letters, and if you have not heard back from us, you should soon.

For those who haven’t turned in a card yet, it is not too late to make a difference, but we need your responses soon because the Vestry will be meeting in the weeks to come to discuss next year’s mission plan.

There is a lot of noise coming from downstairs in the lower level of the Parish Hall as the new flooring for the Jackson Kemper Room and the Sunday School classrooms is going in. For those unfamiliar with the story, a while back the lower level, library and atrium were vandalized and the carpet, walls and furniture in those rooms damaged. We were able to use the proceeds from the insurance settlement to fund most of the work being done to restore and improve the area. Once the new floors are finished, we can start working on the reorganizing of the rooms downstairs.

I know this is a long way out, but I was informed by Bishop Bascom’s office that her official visitation to the area for the purposes of Confirmation and Reception of new members will be in October 2020. The good news is that the timeline gives us a chance to put together a robust program of educating our newest members and helping them find their place at Trinity. So if you are interested in getting Confirmed or Received next year, please let me know.

As always, thank you for everything you do here in our parish.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Adult Forum

The Adult Forum is the study of the Book of Hebrews. Join us as we explore the Letter to the Hebrews from the New Testament chapter by chapter.  This Sunday is an introduction to the book, including its author and intended audience. The Adult Forum meets in the Jackson Kemper Room Sunday mornings at 9:30.
Long newsletter this week. If you do not see the "This Week at Trinity" at the bottom of the newsletter, there should be an expand button to click to view our complete newsletter.
Lessons and Carols

The Free State Minster is organizing an Advent Choir to perform Lessons and Carols at Trinity Church and Grace, Ottawa. This choir will be made up of members from the various churches and Episcopal institutions in the area and will have a couple of practice times coming up in the next few weeks.
If you are interested, please contact Hurst Coffman at
Advent 1
Greetings Trinitarians,

I really want to send a warm thank-you to everyone who signed up for a spot in our Advent calendar, without your ideas and experiences we could not put together this exciting new project here. I am overjoyed just thinking how this Advent season will turn out because of your contributions! From my
heart to yours, I want to thank you so much and I can't wait to see you!

Have a great week, and an even better Advent,

-Jonah Brandley
Updates and News from Christian Education

First, many grateful thanks to the folks who have been part of the ongoing basement renovation. Golly, it's been a lot of hard work but the great news is it's NEARLY DONE! The new flooring went in this past week and the difference is astounding. Now, to finish up some detail work and get everything put where it belongs. Fr. Rob and I plan a "Grand Unveiling" soon.

Second, yes, I know we haven't served the turkey yet, but it's time to put CHRISTMAS PAGEANT rehearsals on your calendars. We'll start next Sunday, Dec. 1, after the second service. All children kindergarten age and up are invited to participate, including their friends who may not be members of Trinity. BIG CHANGE in that the Pageant will be performed on Sunday morning, Dec. 22, during the 10:30 service. It's my hope that this way even the children who are heading out of town for the holiday can still participate. If you have questions or want to help, please contact me. All hands are very much appreciated.

Speaking of extra hands... Sunday School teachers are very much needed. Over the past several months, I've been running things pretty much on my own, (thank you Will, Anne and Yuka for jumping in when needed! ❤) but there should be at least two teachers present for health and safety reasons. I'm beginning to look at materials and planning for the New Year and would love hands, hearts and input. We will be creating a new model that will enable us to meet the children's needs without draining our adult help with a long-term, every-week commitment. If you are interested in teaching or planning, please let me know. My church email is

Yours in His Service,
Susan Hires
Vestry Meetings

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

November 25
December 23

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. Your Vestry can be contacted at

Minutes through August have been added to our website.
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.
Pump and Pray

Need to work off some of those pounds gained on Thanksgiving Day? We have just the activity for you. Our Pump and Pray group will be having their normal Friday morning meeting. 6 a.m. Nov. 29 at Rock Chalk Park come rain or snow since we meet inside. Short devotional before walking the path. So instead of being out fighting the crowds, join us for prayer, fellowship, and exercise.
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: 
DJ, Judy, Wayne, Eleanor, Charlotte, Julie, Amy, Beth, Alaina

Pray for those with special intentions: 
The Van Schmus family, Jan, Matt, Annelise

Pray for those in the hospital:
Marjorie, David

Pray for the departed: Thelma Helyar
Annual Goo-Making Party

Join us Saturday, Nov. 23, at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall to make Goo. TEST is selling plum puddings again this year, and our annual goo-making party will be in the kitchen in the Parish Hall. Come help us get this together. Bringing a food processor is helpful, but not necessary. A light breakfast will be available. All are welcome
Confirmation Retreat

A weekend retreat will use the book "My Faith, My Life" to prepare young people for confirmation in the Episcopal Church. Students may then be confirmed in their home parish or at a special Easter Vigil service.

When : Dec. 6-8
Where : Grace Cathedral, Topeka
Who : grades 8-12
Fee : $55 ($70 after Nov. 22)
Registration :  at
Highlights for 2019 Retreat:

  • Experience each of the seven sacraments in just an hour.
  • Hear from a fellow youth about their ministry since confirmation.
  • Diocesan Communications Director Melodie Woerman will join us to share diocesan history, bringing some of the diocesan archives.
  • Cathedral Verger, Kent Wingerson will give us a behind the scenes look at all the things that happen to create our beautiful liturgy. 
  •      Kitty Fapp is cooking.
TEST Tidbits—A Poem
For Thanksgiving

The following is a poem written by Dolores LaChapelle and is found in a book of poems "Earth Prayers From Around the World," edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon.

Thanksgiving is a perfect time for us to thank God for his creation and to remember that it will continue to sustain us, IF we care for it.

We give-away our thanks to the earth
   which gives us our home.
We give-away our thanks to the rivers and lakes
   which give-away their water.
We give-away our thanks to the trees
   which give away fruit and nuts.
We give-away our thanks to the wind
   which brings rain to water the plants.
We give-away our thanks to the sun
   who gives-away warmth and light.
All beings on earth: the trees, the animals, the wind
   and the rivers give-away to one another
   so all is in balance.
We give-away our promise to begin to learn
   how to stay in balance with all the earth.
May you have a wonderful thanksgiving full of family, friends and fellowship.

You can visit the Trinity website for past TEST Articles.
Hats and Gloves Bring Warmth
to Lawrence Kids

Winter weather came early this year and this means more Back Snack students are likely going out each morning with freezing heads and hands. Each year the Back Snack program tries to raise enough funds to add a hat and pair of gloves to each Back Snack during the Christmas season. Can we count on you to help fund this important mission? 
You might consider donating an amount in honor of each child in your family – nieces, nephews, children or grands. Or what about donating in honor of your favorite teacher? The opportunities are endless. 
Donating to Back Snack is easy. Write a check and include “Back Snack” on the memo line. You can contact Tod Sutton at or Greg Hazen at for more information.  They coordinate the program and shop for the gloves and hats. 

To donate online, go to . Click the blue “Make a Donation” button at the side of the page. You can choose from general fund, food pantry or the Back Snack Fund. If it is your first time donating online, you will be asked a few questions on the next page to make sure your information is secure. The online donation is a great way to support the work at Trinity. 

Let’s all work together to give each Lawrence child a fighting chance to be free from cold and hunger during these winter days.   

Back Snack Fact: In October, Back Snack delivered 2,131 Back Snack food packages including over 3,000 apples for hungry students at 12 Lawrence elementary schools. Thanks to all the great Back Snack volunteers!.
Christmas Flowers

Flower Guild is collecting donations for our Christmas Flowers until December 18. Please make your checks payable to Trinity Episcopal Church and clearly mark them "Christmas Flowers" when you turn in along with your donation form. Names from your donation form will be listed in our Christmas Eve Bulletin
LINK Lunch

LINK Service a Success With the help of Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK) served 118 people on Tuesday November 19. Thank you to all who participated!
Plum Pudding Sale

The Trinity Environmental Stewardship Team (TEST) is selling plum pudding again this Advent season. This year's funds will go toward replacing the 1967 single-pane windows in the kitchen. The puddings are $18 (large, serves 8-12) and $9 (small, serves 4-6), and hard sauce is $1.50 per container. Place orders in the parish hall or contact Vashti Winterburg (785-633-7396). 

This little girl, Tidbit, born 12/5/18, may need a new home because her guardian may be forced to move soon. Based on my meeting with her more than a few times, she is a people cat who will let you get in her face, and stretch and let you rub her tummy. She also lets her guardian pick her up and hold her on his shoulder. She is let outside sometimes but stays nearby. I don't know her medical details but she seems to be in great shape. I don't know if she's been neutered yet but I'll chip in for that if that's a deal sealer if this situation becomes necessary.

Mike Bari 785-865-1615 or 850-373-3441 (call or text) Voice mail greeting is Elmer Fudd, in case you'd be unsure about leaving a message with the wrong number.
Ecumenical Campus Ministries

Fair Trade Marketplace Featuring Ten Thousand Villages will be open daily from   Nov. 29-Dec. 8 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ( 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Final Friday). You’re invited to shop for unique holiday gifts that help end the cycle of poverty and ignite social social change around the globe. Located at 1204 Oread Ave., the market is on the main floor and parking is available on the building’s south side. Contact ECM at 843-4933 or learn more about fair trade at .
December Holy Stir-It

This year's Holiday Holy Stir-It will be Sunday, Dec. 15, 3-6 p.m., at Bill and Janet Muggy's festively Christmas-decorated home.  This will be a memorable evening with their 10 trees and extensive artwork collection. Please bring a guest and enjoy fellowship, the festive trees, and wonderful artwork. Hors d'oeuvres will be served; BYOB. You may RSVP or get more information and directions by contacting , or you may sign up after the 10:30 service.
Volunteer Corner

Looking for something to do to help your Church? We have a few positions currently open. Please contact Cathy if you are able to spare a few hours at

Sunday School Assistants - Assist Susan once a month with our children during Sunday School class time.

Baptismal Coordinator - This position assists with our baptisms, which occur about four times a year. Duties are to verify with the church office that the service is on the calendar, contact the Sunday hospitality coordinator of the date, contact Deacon Deborah for creating the baptismal certificate, and make sure Father Rob records the event in our Church Baptismal book.

Funeral Reception Coordinator - Bonnie Briscoe coordinates the funeral service and this position helps coordinate the volunteers who provide a small reception following funerals. Many people frequently bring in cookies, etc., as an act of compassion and hospitality, but we need someone to coordinate those efforts.
Save the Dates

Confirmation Retreat
Dec. 6-8, for grades 8-12
Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66603

Saint Nicholas Visit
Sunday, Dec. 8, just before our 10:30 service

Christmas Pageant
Sunday, Dec. 22, during our 10:30 service

John Bullock Ordination
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, 10:30 a.m.,
Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66603

Trinity Vestry 2019

Rob Baldwin, Rector 785-424-4312
Steve King ‘21, Senior Warden 913-680-4796
Dave Severance ‘20, Junior Warden 785-691-7261
Jennifer Attocknie ‘20 785-760-2938
Besti Anderson ‘21 785-843-9083
Brenda Clary ‘19 785-691-7879
Leslie Foust ’21 785-979-1829
Sandy Jacquot ‘19 785-887-8004
Richard Lungstrum ‘20 785-760-5447
Kim Mandle ‘19 785-766-2358
Elizabeth Miller, Treasurer ‘20 785-766-8175
Camille Olcese ‘21 620-704-4180
Heather Shore ‘19 303-520-8775

Kathy Hanks, Clerk 785-491-0707
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, November 21
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures
1:30 p.m., Women's Quest-ioning
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House

Friday, November 22
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, November 23
9 a.m., Organ Practice
9:30 a.m., Goo-Making Party
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, November 24
Christ the King
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
6-7:30 p.m., Youth Group meeting at Canterbury House
6 p.m., Holy Eucharist at Canterbury House

Monday, November 25
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
7 p.m., Vestry Meeting
7 p.m., TEST Meeting

Tuesday, November 26
10:30 a.m, Staff Meeting
2 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, November 27
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Thursday, November 28
Office closed

Friday, November 29
Office closed
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, November 30
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, December 1
First Sunday of Advent
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
6-7:30 p.m., Youth Group meeting at Canterbury House
6 p.m., Holy Eucharist at Canterbury House
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