The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of November 3, 2019
Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, 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.
All Saints Day Celebrated
21st Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, November 3, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  
Chalice: Andrew Hoyt,
Nancy Pauw
Lector: Tod Sutton
Intercessor: Marian Wilbur
Usher: Don Roehl

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice: Leslie Foust, Will Chaney
Lectors: Karen Keim,
Jennifer Attocknie
Intercessor: Janine Cox
Verger: Glenna Kleinkauf
Acolytes: Abigail Baldwin,
Ellie Seybold, Lauren Seybold
Ushers: John Broholm, Alison Myers-Arenth, Craig Myers-Arenth

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

Flower Guild:
Mary Stauffer


Entrance Hymn: 287 (v. 1, 2, 3, 4) For all the saints
(Sine Nomine)

Sequence Hymn: 293
I sing a song of the saints of God (Grand Isle)
Offertory Hymn: 380 (v. 3)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Old 100th)

Communion Hymn: 560 Remember your servants, Lord (Beatitudes)
Closing Hymn: 556 Rejoice, ye pure in heart! (Marion)

  Altar Flowers

Last Sunday's Alter Flowers were given by Dave Marden in loving memory of
Barb Marden.
This Sunday's Altar Flowers were given for the loving memory of
Allen Wiechert
 The Liturgy of the Word

See the complete lectionary reading at
Upcoming Event: Trinity Youth Group
Date: Sunday, Nov. 3
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location:  Canterbury House, 1116 Louisiana St.
Description: Youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to attend. We meet at Canterbury House. Please spread the word.

Upcoming Event: Sunday Evening Holy Eucharist
Date: Sunday, Nov. 3
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.
From the Rector's desk...

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was continuing to look at ways in which Trinity Church could respond to the increased need to assist the community’s homeless population, particularly in light of the recent (and necessary) downsizing of the Lawrence Community Shelter. Since then, I have met with local government leaders from the county and city as well as religious leaders and the new director of the shelter, Renee Kuhl.

A couple of things I am thinking a lot about are not how do we find ways to create beds for the homeless to sleep in, but moving upstream so to speak to assist the homeless in finding permanent housing. This is a huge undertaking, but I am convinced that even small efforts can produce results. Two concepts I have been kicking around with many people are to open a “post office box” center for the homeless at the shelter, which would allow homeless people to have a mailing address so they could receive forms, court documents, assistance checks, etc., to facilitate them moving into housing. This idea was stolen wholesale from a ministry done by another Episcopal church where six volunteers are able to manage hundreds of drop boxes for homeless people in their city.

The other concept is to look at Shepherd’s Crossing, a “benefit bank” in Manhattan, Kansas, where several churches combine their financial resources into one trust, which is then curated by a LCSW and a handful of trained volunteers who handle intake, assess their situation and provide support, help direct people to additional resources, and do things like assist with people getting photo ID’s. In turn, the churches are able to direct people seeking assistance to one venue, rather than having individuals spend a lot of time going from place to place. I’ve met the director of Shepherd’s Crossing and hope to learn more about how they got started.

All of these are just ideas in their formative stage, but I’m hoping all these ideas can coalesce into some exciting, faithful opportunities for ministering to some of the most vulnerable members of our population. I’m always interested in your own ideas and feedback, so please feel free to let me know what you think.

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 a.m.
UTO Blue Box
Time Change this Sunday means UTO ingathering

In addition to setting your clocks back an hour this Sunday, it is also time to bring in your blue boxes to support United Thank Offering. UTO is an Episcopal organization that operates across the country encouraging people to find meaningful ways to express their thankfulness to God daily and also support outreach ministries locally and abroad. Contributions to UTO go to grants for a wide variety of ministries, including ones right here at Trinity. So get here on time and bring your UTO contribution this Sunday!
Trinity seeks new Funeral Coordinator, Reception Supervisor

Trinity Church is looking for a new funeral coordinator to help with the planning and implementation of funeral services here in the parish. This is a vital ministry that helps families during one of the most difficult times of their lives, and requires pastoral sensitivity, flexibility, and attention to detail. Previous coordinators have sometimes foregone compensation, but it is possible to receive a small stipend with each funeral.  

We are also looking for someone to help coordinate the volunteers who provide a small reception following funerals. There are many people who frequently bring in cookies, etc. as an act of compassion and hospitality, but we need someone to coordinate those efforts.

If you are interested, please contact Fr. Rob in the church office.
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.
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, Mary, Beth, Mike, Chuck, Linn, Diane, Thaddeus

Pray for those with special intentions: 
Julia, Andrew, Jessica, Martha, Dane, Natalie, Dave, Karen, Fran, Hannah, Bonnie, the Wiechert, Van Schmus, Funk, and Seymour families

Pray for those in the hospital:
Verla, Mike

Pray for the departed: Doreen Sharon Stutz, Bob Elder, Verna Lee Penner, Mary Hawkins, Allen Wiechert
The Ploughman's Lunch, Bake Sale, and Trinity Treasures Sale

The Ploughman's Lunch, Bake Sale, and Trinity Treasures Sale will happen on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We need many volunteers to help with this annual Trinity festivity dating back 50 years. Please be generous with your donations of food and time. This occasion is one of our best community outreach projects.

Volunteers are needed to work in the kitchen, to help in the bake sale, to assist in serving food, and to set up and take down tables. We also need soup makers and bake sale donations.

Signup sheets will be available after both services on Nov. 3, and Nov. 10. Please help us make this a successful year!

Pat Kehde and Susan Ralston Coordinators
The Bottom Line

Trinity's September financial reports are now available on the church's website. The financial highlights for the past nine months are below. (A full set of monthly financial reports can be found on Trinity's website under "Resources/Finances".)

Total CYTD Income:
Budgeted: $330,899.94
Actual: $381,623.07
Difference: $+50,723.13

Total CYTD Expenses:
Budgeted: $323,055.81
Actual: $301,556.85
Difference: $+21,498.96

At this point in the budget year, Trinity's income is running approximately 15% ahead of budget, while expenses are about 6% below budget. Trinity spent more on expenses than it received in income in July, August and September. Trinity's financial resources are currently sufficient to support regular operations as budgeted for the rest of 2019, including regular Diocesan apportionment payments. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the "Brunch & the Budget" discussions with Father Rob and Vestry members. Vestry members remain interested in hearing your thoughts about Trinity's ministries and the 2020 Mission Plan (budget). 

Respectfully submitted,
Liz Miller
ushers and greeters
Usher Coordinator Needed

Here is an opportunity to help Trinity by coordinating the usher teams for the 10:30 service. Starting in January, a new usher coordinator will be needed. Your main task is to oversee the schedule (which will already be created) of usher teams each week. The new volunteer scheduling software the church is using will be of great assistance, sending our weekly alerts to the team scheduled to usher. This is a great opportunity to serve Trinity and get to know many parishioners. Please contact Lindy Eakin with any questions at

TEST Tidbits: A Prayer
for All Creatures

The following is a prayer by Jennie Frost Butler. It is from the book entitled “Earth Prayers from Around the World, " edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon. It asks the reader to consider the entire creation when we are in prayer for our human friends and neighbors. As one example, we grieve for the people who are living through the terrible fires in California, but are also called to also offer prayers for the loss of life and habitat for God’s natural creatures. The health of our planet is necessary for our own existence. May we heed the messages found in this poem and live in harmony with our environment. 

Infinite Spirit, when I pray each day
for shelter for the homeless,
let me not ignore the pet without a

As I ask protection for those in areas
of turmoil and unrest, 
let me not forget endangered species
of life;
When I pray that the hungry be fed,
let me be mindful
that all God’s creatures have need of

As I ask Divine assistance for those
by fire, flood, earthquake, storm or
let me remember that this includes
every living thing;

In seeking miracle cures for human
may I also seek for the well being of the
planet itself.

Let the words of my mouth,
the meditations of my heart
and the actions of my life be as one, that I may live each day in harmony 
with Mother Earth.  Amen.  
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 and the Merc, and 5% from Natural Grocers and Sprouts. 

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

See the link below for detailed info.
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.
Save the Date

December Holy Stir-It

Sunday, Dec. 15, 3-6 p.m., at Bill and Janet Muggy's festively Christmas decorated home. Five dollars a couple.
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, October 31
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House

Friday, November 1
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, November 2
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry
10 a.m., Allen Wiechert Funeral

Sunday, November 3
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 4
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
Noon, Women's Lunch Group

Tuesday, November 5
10:30 a.m, Staff Meeting
2 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, November 6
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:45 p.m., Evening Prayer

Thursday, November 7
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House

Friday, November 8
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

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

Sunday, November 10
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
Noon, Alphabet Soup Parents Group
6-7:30 p.m., Youth Group meeting at Canterbury House
6 p.m., Holy Eucharist at Canterbury House
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