• Vestry to meet, possibly set date for re-opening of Sunday service
  • Adult Forum checks in with Seabury's top administrator
  • Fr. Rob: Speaking in tongues and the limits of language
Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; 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 28, 2020
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
10:30 a.m.
Morning Prayer

 The Liturgy of the Word

  • Pre-service: "Voluntary on Hymn to Joy" (Michael Burkhardt)

  • "Love Bade Me Welcome" from "Five Mystical Songs" (Ralph Vaughan Williams) Richard Lungstrum, soloist

  • Post-service: Congregational Hymn 525, The Church's One Foundation (Samuel John Stone, Aurelia); "Arioso" (J.S. Bach, arr. Bergeron); "March From A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Mendelssohn, trans. Shippen Barnes)

Livestream link:

Bulletin link:

View the complete lectionary readings at www.lectionarypage.net

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
7 p.m. - Evening Prayer

Livestream Link:

Bulletin link:
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 Adult Forum article for more information.

Upcoming Event:  Morning Prayer
Date:  Sunday, June 28
Time:  10:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description:  Join your fellow Trinitarians online.

Upcoming Event: Coffee Hour
Date: Sunday, June 28
Time: Noon
Location: Zoom
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians via Zoom 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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Meeting ID: 814 7736 1178
Password: 755650
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Upcoming Event: VBS
Date: Monday, June 29
Location: Google Classroom
Description:  VBS continues 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 4 year olds to college age students. See full article for details.

Upcoming Event: Anchor Women
Date: Tuesday, June 30
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, July 1
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, July 1
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.
Reminder, 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.
From the Rector's Desk...

For the last couple of weeks I have been talking about the gifts of the Spirit that we celebrate in the season of Pentecost. One of the most confounding gifts for Episcopalians I think is the gift of speaking in tongues, or  glossolalia  (literally a compound of the Greek words for “tongue” and “making noise”). 

Speaking in tongues is not part of the traditional Episcopalian religious experience on Sundays, but a surprising number of Episcopalians do practice and manifest this gift. But the nature of the gift can be confusing and intimidating to people who are unfamiliar with it, and I’d like to contextualize and de-mythologize it a bit. 

Like all spiritual gifts, they are intended to build up the ministries of the Church. In this case, that ministry is specifically one of prayer and relating to God. Have you ever said to yourself, “I’m speechless!” or “I’m so angry I cannot think straight!”

In both cases, you are being constrained by the burden of language to convey an emotion, a thought, or a spiritual need. Glossalalia gives the supplicant the chance to pray with God without such constraint, to pour out oneself freely and authentically without having to shoehorn whatever is going on into a language. As you might imagine, in some circumstances this can be a tremendous gift.

There is a whole additional aspect to glossolalia involving the interpretation of tongues and the ways in which prayer can be communicated to the greater community, but in this time of intense stress and anxiety, I wanted to highlight the particular aspect of speaking in tongues involving release and the freedom of restraint. Episcopalians are traditionally very connected to the written word when it comes to prayer (in fact, you could argue that is our own defining characteristic), but glossolalia offers us the chance to pray when the words fail us.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Vestry to Update Plans to Expand Sunday Worship

The Vestry has a Zoom meeting set for 7 p.m. this Monday to hear progress reports on expansion of the congregation for the Sunday morning service, and possibly set a date for that to happen.

Up to 45 people would be allowed in the nave for the 10:30 a.m. service, including clergy and worship assistants, with sign-up online or by phone, and carefully coordinated entrance, seating and exit from the sanctuary to maintain safe social distance. There will, however, be no restrooms.

For further details on the plan visit the Trinity Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TrinityLawrenceKS/. A reminder: You do not need a Facebook account to access the page.)

The Vestry's next regular business meeting will be on July 6.
Adult Forum With Head of Seabury

Fr. Rob welcomes Dr. Don Schawang, head of school at Bishop Seabury Academy, to tonight's Adult Forum, which livestreams on Facebook at 7 p.m.

Dr. Schawang holds a doctorate in theatre from the University of Kansas and has served at Seabury since 2000. The Kansas Association of Religious and Independent Schools selected him as Teacher of the Year in its independent schools division in 2005.

Adult Forum takes a look at current issues in the Episcopal Church and the spiritual life of the community.
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 with 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. 
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.  
LIRIM was heartened by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that DACA will be able to continue, although the Trump administration said it would seek other ways to end the program.  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:
 Why a Heat Wave in Siberia Matters

Last week, we learned that a town in Russia's Siberian Region hit a high temperature of 100.4 F. This was after an extremely warm spring and last half of the winter.  But why should we be concerned with a heat wave so far from our homes?  

High arctic temperatures feed the “Polar Amplification” loop, in which warm temperatures that melt sea ice and snow produce open water and dark soil. The dark surfaces absorb more heat, which warms the air, which melts more ice and snow. The loop eventually causes the sea level to rise, with many consequences.  

Click on this link to the full TEST article for more reasons we should be concerned with a heat wave in Siberia. 

Earth Steward Action:  Now is the time to look carefully at habits formed over the course of the pandemic. What about our use of plastics – higher than normal? What about water use? What habits are more eco-friendly? Keep the good – toss the bad – resolve to continue to be responsible Earth Stewards. 

Link to full article on Trinity's website.

Do you Tweet? Trinity has a Twitter account: @trinity_kansas. By following us and especially by re-tweeting us, you can help spread the word about our services and events.
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.
News from Nepal

Hi everyone! Good news –

yesterday I received approval for my research affiliation, so I am officially granted permission to stay in Nepal for another year! The bad news is we are still basically locked down in Kathmandu, so the projects are on hold. We have been making plans for moving forward, but just not sure exactly when that will happen. It is a good lesson in patience and putting everything in god’s hands.

Nothing else exciting to report at the moment, but sometimes no news is good news. Ha ha. Have a great week and let me know if there is anyway that I can be praying for you!

Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, June 25
7 p.m., Adult Forum – 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 funeral

Sunday, June 28
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, June 29
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
New Vacation Bible School lessons posted

Tuesday, June 30
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 1
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4 p.m., Friendship Circle – Zoom
7 p.m., Evening Prayer – Livestream

Thursday, July 2
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 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 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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