The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of January 5, 2020
O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community.
Second Sunday after Christmas
Sunday, January 5, 2020

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  
Lector: Eleanor Symons
Chalice: Nancy Pauw,
Donna Griffin
Intercessor: Carol Hatton
Usher: Derek Pauw

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Lectors: Sandra Wiechert,
Austin Turney
Chalice: Leslie Foust
Intercessor: Carl Edwards
Verger: Brian Haupt
Acolytes: Geme Ajekwu, Dylan Eldridge, Max Eldridge
Ushers: Garth Burns, Jerry Hanson, Nancy Hanson, 
Chuck Olcese

ENTRANCE HYMN (93) Angels, from the realms of glory Regent Square

SEQUENCE HYMN (102) Once in royal David's city Irby

OFFERTORY HYMN (380 v3) Praise God from whom all blessings Old 100th

COMMUNION HYMN (128) We three kings of Orient Three Kings of Orient

CLOSING HYMN (124) What star is this, with beams so bright Puer nobis

Altar Guild: Jennifer Sanner, Debbie Pitts

Flower Guild: Ann Elizabeth Bishop

  Altar Flowers

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

View the complete lectionary reading at
Upcoming Event: Women's Lunch Group
Date: Monday, Jan. 6
Time: noon
Location: Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 1711 W. 23rd St., Lawrence 66046
Description: Women meeting for lunch and fellowship. Dutch treat. All are welcome.

Upcoming Event: Christian Classics
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 8
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Trinity library
Description: Christian Classics will discuss " The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism," edited by Bernard McGinn. All are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Event: Women's
Quest-ioning Group
Date: Thursday, Jan. 9
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Jackson Kemper Room
Description: Join our women's group for a 10-week video review of Journey of the Universe: Conversations. Details in the full article.

Upcoming Event: Holy
Date: Thursday, Jan. 9
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Location: Parish Hall
Description: There will be a presentation at Trinity at 5:30 p.m. Learn a recipe for an "Old-fashion Shrimp Boil" presented by Chef Stephen! What a great dish to start off 2020. Fresh shrimp will be complemented by corn on the cob and red potatoes. Will have details and signup sheet at Sunday's service.

Upcoming Event: Ordination of John Bullock
Date: Saturday, Jan. 11
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location:  Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Ave., Topeka
Description: John Bullock 
will be ordained priest. More information in the full article.

Upcoming Event: Epiphany Dinner & Dance
Date: Saturday, Jan. 11
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Parish Hall
Description: Dinner and dancing. Details below in article.
From the Rector's desk...

Some of you may have seen on Facebook that on New Year's Eve I took an accidental fall down a stair and badly sprained my ankle. I wasn't skating or anything exciting like that; I can't even say I was partying for the holiday – I had just finished Chinese takeout and was heading downstairs to watch television. In any case, if you see me hobbling around, that's the reason.

One of things I do (when I'm not breaking parts of me) is engage in the daily discipline of journaling. I usually write up the various headings, etc., in the journal weeks in advance, and a week or two ago I was prepping for 2020 by making a page in the journal for jotting down New Year's resolutions. Except that as I was writing the heading in the journal I was briefly distracted and wrote "2020 Solutions" instead.

This turns out to be the kind of unexpected blessing that crosses our paths from time to time. Rather than think about all these different geas I could place upon myself, instead I asked myself, "What are the solutions I am looking for in the upcoming year?" And, as I posed each one, I asked, "And how is God part of that solution?"  

Because, for each issue, each challenge, each problem, God can and should be part of the solution, whatever it may be. Perhaps it is God's strength, or wisdom, or endurance that will be needed. Perhaps you just need to know that someone has the answers to questions that you cannot conceive. But whatever it is that you might be seeking to solve, it's a good resolution to get God to be part of the solution.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Adult Forum

The Adult Forum is not meeting on January 5.
Canterbury Services

Both the Thursday evening Tea and Compline and the Sunday evening service will not meet during the KU semester break.
burning candle
During this holiday season, we would like to know about hospitalizations, illnesses or special needs. Please call Father Rob, Deacon Deborah Burns, the church office or a Vestry member so that we can help.
Women’s Quest-ioning Group

Our women’s Quest-ioning group invites all members of the parish to join us in a 10-week video series of Journey of the Universe: Conversations. Inspired by his work with Thomas Berry, Brian Thomas Swimme takes us on a journey of the evolution of the universe. Mary Evelyn Tucker converses with notable scholars about the development of the universe, the emergence of the earth and our place in the ongoing process.

We will meet in the Jackson Kemper Room (beneath the Parish Hall) from 1:30 to 3 on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from Jan. 9 through May 28. Please use the entrance off the parking lot that leads to the kitchen. An informal group discussion will follow each video. 

This film will present a new relationship with the earth and its inhabitants. Since this series is open to everyone , it is important for our committee to have some sense of how many people might be attending.  Please call one of the members below to let us know that you are interested in attending the program.

Deborah Burns 331-9673; Louie Galloway 312-1669; Pat Miller 841-8294; Prudy Sieg 424-7667; Tudy Youngberg 218-2283
Vestry Meetings

The next scheduled Vestry meetings are:

January Vestry Retreat
February 24
March 23

Meetings are open to all. The minutes of each meeting are posted to the church bulletin board and Trinity Vestry Minutes. Your Vestry can be contacted at

Minutes through October have been added to our website.
Reminder that articles for our newsletter should be sent to by noon Wednesday each week.

Our newsletters are available on our website and Facebook page.
Epiphany Dinner & Dance

Join us Saturday, Jan. 11, 5:30 p.m. 'til the cows come home.

Our Epiphany party will feature the usual menu of Tangerian couscous, baklava, and king cake (vegetarian and gluten-free alternative provided). Music starts at 7 p.m., so bring your dancing shoes. Please bring friends, relatives and strangers off the street! 
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: 
Charlotte, Eleanor, DJ, Karen, Rita, Baby Carter, George, Billy, Steve, Doug, Jimmie, Dianne, Peter, Mike, Amy, Becka, Terry, Crystal

Pray for those with special intentions: 
Patti, Matthew, Emily, Sharon, John, Dennis, Frank, Chelsea, Martha, the Van Schmus and Knight families

Pray for those in the hospital: David, Rocco

Pray for the departed: Todd Johnson, Mike Martin, Marie Terrill, John Weber, Jr. Mary Jane Pearce, Robert Mark Ash, Martha Haut, Carmella Ott, Barbara Needleman, Milton Patterson, Michael Dunn, Ellis Storms, Margaret, Eric
Ordination of John Bullock

John Bullock will be ordained priest in a service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Grace Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Ave. in Topeka.

Bullock is a graduate of the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry and currently serves as the curate at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Olathe.

A reception will follow the service.
TEST Tidbits: A Prayer for the Beginning 0f 2020

The following is a prayer circulated a number of years ago by the Interfaith Power and Light umbrella organization for Earth Day activities (with a few minor changes). It is also very appropriate as we begin another new year. May we all double our effort to become even better Earth Stewards.



*We hold brothers and sisters who suffer from storms and droughts intensified by climate change.
*We hold all species that suffer.
*We hold world leaders delegated to make decisions for life.
*We pray that the “web of life” may be mended through courageous actions to limit carbon emissions.
*We pray for right actions for adaptation and mitigation to help our already suffering earth community.
*We pray that love and wisdom might inspire our actions toward creation care as individuals, organizations, communities and governments.
*We pray that we may, with integrity, look into the eyes of our brothers and sisters and all living beings and truthfully say—we are doing our part to care for them right now and for coming generations.

Margaritas for Margarita

Start the New Year off right by having dinner and supporting the Hispanic immigrant community in Lawrence. Join Lawrence Interfaith Refugee and Immigrant Ministry for our next "Margaritas for Margarita" event at Merchants Pub and Plate restaurant, 746 Mass St., on Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 4 to 9 p.m. A percentage of your purchase will be directly donated to LIRIM partner Centro Hispano, a social service agency serving the Hispanic immigrant community of Lawrence.  
Forward Day by Day for November, December and January is ready in the track racks. Let it be part of your daily life whenever you take time to pray and meditate. Contemplate the passage of scripture. Then see the connection to the other passages referred to. Read the meditation and perhaps make your own. Pray for the people of the diocese for the day. Imagine how those Anglicans are praying.
Coffee Hour
Thanks to all the families that provided fine foods for the Coffee Hours. Sign up sheets for January and February are posted. If you would like to provide snacks and work the coffee pots, there are many openings to choose from.
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. 
Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry 

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry  hours starting Jan. 1 will be Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays 1 to 3 p.m.
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 for 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 and the Merc, and 5% from Natural Grocers and Sprouts. 

BSAP needs to have your order by the 15th of every month in order to include it in the following month's orders. For example, order by 10/15, and your cards will be available on 11/1 with Betsy at the school office.

See the link below for detailed info.
Family Promise

The mission of the Family Promise program is to transform the lives of homeless children and their families by providing safe shelter, food, counseling and training in partnership with local communities of faith through hospitality and daily living support in a compassionate setting. The program is designed to address the needs of families and equip them to move into permanent housing as quickly as possible. Trinity partners with St. Margaret's on this mission.

St. Margaret's host week is Jan. 26-Feb. 2. You must have received the official training to interact with the guests. If you do not have training and are interested in volunteering during one of these times, please let me know and I can arrange to complete the training with you.  Signup is at:

Thank you for your support of this important ministry. Contact: Jamie McNally at 785-691-8896
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.

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.

Vestry Clerk –   This position takes notes for our Vestry meetings and Annual Parish meeting. Please contact Steven King at to fill this important position with our Vestry.
Save the Dates

Saturday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m. to Monday, Jan. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Grace Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Ave., Topeka
Grades 6-12

Tuesday, Jan. 21, noon
First Christian Church

Annual Meeting
Sunday, Jan. 26, noon

Family Promise
Sunday, Jan. 26, to Sunday, Feb. 2
St. Margaret's

Super Bowl Chili and
Cinnamon Roll Sunday
Sunday, Feb. 2, 11:30 a.m.
Parish Hall

Trinity Vestry 2019

Rob Baldwin, Rector 785-424-4312
Steve King ‘21, Senior Warden 913-645-3135
Dave Severance ‘20, 785-691-7261
Jennifer Attocknie ‘20 785-760-2938
Betsi 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
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, January 2
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures

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

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

Sunday, January 5
8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m., Adult Forum not meeting
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour
6-7:30 p.m., Youth Group not meeting

Monday, January 6
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
Noon, Women's Lunch Group

Tuesday, January 7
10:30 a.m., Staff Meeting
1:00 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, January 8
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:30 p.m., Evening Prayer
7:00 p.m., Christian Classics

Thursday, January 9
9:30 a.m., Brandon Woods Eucharist
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures
1:30 p.m., Women's Quest-ioning
5:15 p.m., Holy Stir-It

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

Saturday, January 11
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry
10:30 a.m., Ordination of John Bullock
5:30 p.m., Epiphany Dinner and Dance

Sunday, January 12
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 in Parish Hall
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