The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of June 2nd 2019
O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community.
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  

Chalice Bearers: Mary Donovan, Donna Griffin
Lector: Marian Wilbur
Intercessor: Austin Turney
Usher:  Doug Flessing

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice Bearers: Gail Griffin, Jonah Brandley
Lectors: Carl Edwards, Dean Bevan
Intercessor: Carol Hatton
Verger: David Severance
Acolytes:  Dylan and Max Eldridge; Lauren and Ellie Seybold
Ushers:    Lindy Eakin, Liz Miller, 
 Terry Mandle, Karen Keim, 

Altar Guild:
Katie Becker, Charlotte Mueller, Nora Clark, Cheryl Flessing, Nancy Haggart, Shirley Reese, Dru Sampson, Emalea Miller


Entrance Hymn: 214 Hail the day that sees him rise (Llanfair)

Sequence Hymn: 603 When Christ was lifted from the earth (St. Botolph)

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

Communion Hymn: 316 This is the hour of banquet and of song (Canticum refectionis)

Closing Hymn: 483 The head 
that once was crowned with thorns (St. Magnus)

  Alter 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: Ordination of John Bullock
Date: Saturday June 1st
Time: 10:30 a.m..
Location:  Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Ave, Topeka
Description: John Bullock will be ordained as transitional deacons, meaning he later will be ordained priest. More information in the full article.
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: Youth Group Meeting
Date: Sunday June 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Trinity
Description: We will get together for a hilarious night of watching the worst movie ever made. We will have snacks and there will be prizes for the funniest riffs on the movie.

From the Rector’s Desk

I am pleased to announce that Jonah Brandley will be joining the Trinity staff in June. Jonah will have two areas of responsibility. The first will be to provide office staff coverage in the morning and early afternoon. The second will be to provide staff support to our visitor, newcomer, and membership ministries. Jonah is no stranger to Trinity; he is also a peer minister at the Lawrence Canterbury House and a student at KU.

In addition to following up with visitors to our parish, Jonah will also be organizing regular events for new members and maintaining our membership directory, so keep an eye out for announcements from him in the newsletter in the future.

You can reach Jonah at or through the parish office.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Adult Form

The Adult Forum looks at James and his letter.

James, the brother of Jesus, was a major figure in early Christianity despite not being one of the twelve Apostles. The Adult Forum will look at James the person, his life and his writings, and how they apply to our lives today.

  • June 2 #6 The Pressure of Retaliation

The Adult Forum meets at 9:30 AM on Sundays in the lower Jackson Kemper Room.
Tamale Time!! 

Once again this year Lawrence Interfaith Refugee and Immigrant Ministry is teaming with Centro Hispano to sponsor scholarships for undocumented students attending local colleges and KU. Undocumented students came to the US as children with their parents. Many have not known any other home, but the United States. In Kansas they are able to attend college at the resident rate, but they are not eligible for any federal or state financial aid. There are few scholarship programs that they can qualify for. 

LIRIM and Centro Hispano annually sell tamales to raise funds for scholarships. Last year we sold over 2500 tamales and supported six local students. 

If you have been looking for an opportunity to support the local immigrant community through assistance or awareness, here is your chance. 

You can buy tamales, sell tamales and/or come and help us make tamales.

We'll be making tamales on Friday June 14 and Saturday, June 15 at Trinity Episcopal Church (10th and Vermont). I will send you a Signup Genius message in your email which you can use to sign up for 1 or more 2-hour shifts.

This is really a lot of fun and a great community building activity. Come and bring your friends. 

Please click on the button below to view the online sign up sheet.

How Can I Help?

The Trinity Summer Art Auction is shaping up to be the event of the summer! However, it will only be a success with a lot of help. Here's what you can do:

  • Be a host at the event. Circulate among the folks at the auction, thank them for coming, answer questions, and keep everything running smoothly.
  • Help provide refreshments.  
  • Help set up the art early on Saturday morning.
  • Help figure up the winning bids.
  • Help with cleanup.
  • Spread the word about the auction: Saturday, June 29, 1:00 to 5:00 PM. A live Americana/country band, Sissy & Earl, will play on the church lawn and there will be free refreshments.
Look for Vera King and Camille Olcese in the parish hall during coffee fellowship after 8:00 and 10:30 worship. They will happily sign you up to help in any of these capacities.

WHEN/WHERE:  The activities take place in Burroughs Creek Park, Lawrence, Kansas from June 1st , 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

ACTIVITIES:  There will be a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the Prairie Restoration Project, demonstrations of container gardening with native plants and live music. Food trucks will be available. A special activity will be a hike/bike ride led by Mayor Larsen beginning in Hobbs Park at 10:30 to Burroughs creek Park. All are invited.
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, Charlotte, Mark, BetsyBrett, Doug, Linda, Vicki, Judy, Neil, Diamond

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
Mike, the Teefey family, DJ, Grady, Carey family, Paden family, Michelle, Rob

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

Pray for the departed:
Nikki Wright, Dean Owens, Will Cleaver

It’s Summer…That means it’s time for VBS!! The children will again be visiting The Garden with their friends Colby Caterpillar, Barry Bullfrog and others.

VBS Date and Time: June 17-20th 6:00 pm-7:30 pm in the Trinity Parish Hall.

Children can pre-register (requested, not required) by writing to Rachel Schwaller at or calling 814-331-3923

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Rachel Schwaller by email or phone.
Ordination of John Bullock

Three people will be ordained to the diaconate in a service on Saturday, June 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Ave. in Topeka.

The three are John Bullock, Trinity, Lawrence; Carolyn Garwood, St. Paul’s, Clay Center; and Ashley Mather, St. James’, Wichita. Bullock and Mather will be ordained as transitional deacons, meaning they later will be ordained priests. Garwood’s vocational call is as a deacon.

Bullock and Garwood are graduates of the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry; Mather is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary.

A reception will follow the service.
Vestry Meetings

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

May 28th*Cancelled due to storm
June 24th
July 22nd

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.
Mother Susan Celebration

SAVE THE DATE! On Sunday, June 9, after the 10:30 a.m. service, we will celebrate Mother Susan Terry's ministry at Trinity. Lunch will be provided. Please join us as we recognize her many contributions to the Trinity family. If you'd like to help, please contact Susan Ralston (843-3920) or Terry Mandle (766-0673).
Annual Trinity Sunday Picnic

On the liturgical calendar, the First Sunday After Pentecost is also known as Trinity Sunday -- our patronal day! This year, Trinity Sunday falls on June 16th. Please join us on the 16th for a picnic after the 10:30 a.m. service.

Hamburgers, hot dogs, and the ubiquitous lemonade will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert. David Severance and Vashti Winterburg would appreciate volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up.

Bring friends. Bring family. Bring strangers off the street!
The Bottom Line

The Vestry reviewed the April 2019 financial reports for Trinity at their monthly meeting on May 28th. The financial highlights for the first four 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: $147,066.64
Actual: $211,886.30*
Difference: +$64,819.66

*Actual CYTD Income includes $28,555.00 from the "Above & Beyond" Fundraising; recognition of $19,908.45 of 2019 Prepaid Pledge Income; and an unexpected stock gift of approximately $20,000.

Total CYTD Expenses:

Budgeted: $143,580.36
Actual: $133,151.62**
Difference: +$10,428.74

**Actual CYTD expenses are below budget primarily due to Total Salaries & Benefits running below budget, due to open staff positions during the first few months of 2019. (All of the previously open staff positions have now been filled.) 

Trinity's financial resources are currently sufficient to support regular operations as budgeted, including regular Diocesan apportionment payments. It is very helpful to Trinity's cash flow for everyone to keep their pledge payments current as we move through the summer months, when many are out of town. Thank you for your financial support of Trinity and our ministries!

Liz Miller

WHERE: Hidden Valley Camp is a 40 -acre site in middle of Lawrence managed for the use of Girl Scouts, and other youth and is located at 3420 bob Billings Parkway. 
WHEN: Open House, Themed Hikes and Family Fun June 1, 2019 from 9 until noon.
OPTIONS: 9:15 Birding Hike, 9:30 Nature Photography Hike, 9:45 Walk with a Naturalist, 10:00 wildflower Hike, 10:15 Biochar Tour (use of dreaded invasive honeysuckle plant burned to char stage and used to sequester carbon). One may also chose to take a self-guided tour. Join the scavenge- hunt; see the yurt nature center and the tree house and more!
HINTS: Come wearing sturdy shoes. Long pants and insect repellent are advised.
Please, make sure minors are accompanied by an adult. Trails are not suitable for strollers. No dogs, please. 
RAINDATE: Sunday, June 2, 2019.
Learn how you can become a regular hiker at Hidden Valley and help to maintain the camp 
Happening #94

Happening is a Christian Experience by youth for youth. It’s a weekend retreat, focusing on Jesus and what he taught. There are games, music, great food, and a chance to talk with peers about things that really matter.

When: Happening #94 will be June 28-30, 2019
Where: Good Shepherd, Wichita
Who: Youth in grades 9-12 (including rising 9th graders)
Fee: $55 ($70 after June 14)
Priority deadline: Friday, June 14, 2019
Registration form: click here

All staff (youth and adults) need to complete the registration form above if they wish to serve on Happening staff. If you have questions about staff positions, contact the youth rector for Happening #94, Christian Parker.

Questions? Contact Diocesan Youth Missioner, Karen Schlabach ,
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, May 30th
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures

Friday, May 31st
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, June 1st
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, June 2nd
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

Monday, June 3rd
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Tuesday, June 4th
10:30 a.m, Staff Meeting
2:00 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, June 5th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
3:00 p.m., Family Play Time
6:00 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:30 p.m., Evening Prayers

Thursday, June 6th
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures

Friday, June 7th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, June 8th
9:00 a.m., Rainbow Dog Club Meeting
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, June 9th
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., Mother Susan Celebration

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