The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of May 26th 2019
Trinity Church
O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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your faith and connect with the community.
Easter Sunday 2011
Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 26th, 2019
Confirmation Sunday

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  

Chalice Bearers: Donna Griffin, Nancy Pauw
Lector: Matt Eichman
Intercessor: Margaret Bearse
Usher:  Andrew Hoyt

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice Bearers: Glenna Kleinkauf, Mary Donovan
Lectors: Janine Cox, Margie Lawrence
Intercessor: Sandra Wiechert
Verger: Brian Haupt
Acolytes:  Lauren and Ellie Seybold, Abby Baldwin
Ushers:   Bob and Jennifer Sanner, Bruce and Harlanne Roberts 

Altar Guild:
Carl Edwards, Captain; Margaret Bearse; Lynn Segebrecht; Carol Hatton; Katherine McGillivray; Melissa Padgett


Entrance Hymn: 205 Good Christians all, rejoice and sing! (Gelobt sei Gott)

SequenceHymn: 345 Savior, again to thy dear Name we raise (Ellers)

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

Communion Hymn: 193 That Easter day with joy was bright (Puer nobis)

Closing Hymn: 182 Christ is alive! (Truro)

  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: Confirmation Sunday
Date:  May 26th
Time : 10:30 Service.
Location: Trinity
Description: Bishop Cathleen Bascom will be making her first official visit to Trinity Church this Sunday, May 26. She will be preaching at the 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM services, and confirming our newest members. There will be a reception following the 10:30 AM service. Join us and welcome our newest bishop to Trinity Church!
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: Christian Classics
Date: Wednesday, May 29th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Trinity library
Description: We are at present
reading Anthony
Trollope's Framley Parsonage.
Anyone who wishes to read good
literature and have some
sociability is welcome

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..

From the Rector’s Desk

As we wrap up the school year and move into the summer months, I hope you will join with me as we not only welcome our newest bishop, but also recognize the invaluable ministry of our Sunday School teachers this past school year at the 10:30 AM service.

But as we transition to the summer months we need to continue to minister to our children during the worship service. With Mother Susan's departure, we will need more than ever to work together to help shape the Christian life of our youngest members.

Simply put, I need volunteers to help with programs for children during the first half of the 10:30 AM service. With a good sized group, we can rotate between volunteers to make sure everyone has a chance to continue to participate in worship and provide sufficient coverage.

If you are interested, please contact me so we can begin to assemble a program to make sure that our children continue to grow in their faith through the summer months.

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.

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The Adult Forum meets at 9:30 AM on Sundays in the lower Jackson Kemper Room.
Bishop Cathleen visit

Bishop Cathleen Bascom will be making her first official visit to Trinity Church this Sunday, May 26. She will be preaching at the 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM services, and confirming our newest members. There will be a reception following the 10:30 AM service. Join us and welcome our newest bishop to Trinity Church!
Alphabet Soup Parents Group

Because of the bishop's visit, there will be no meeting of the Alphabet Soup Parents Group this Sunday.
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.

Spread the News!

Help get the word out about Trinity Summer Art Auction, Saturday, June 29, 1:00 to 5:00 PM. This event is for the whole Lawrence community and for art lovers everywhere! Are you on Facebook? Share the event on your Facebook page. Do you Tweet? Let your followers know. Do you get your hair cut, walk with friends, go to a book club? Share the news about the auction. Vera King and Camille Olcese have free tickets with info about the auction which you can pass out to folks as a reminder. Remember, there will be live music and refreshments on the lawn, and the silent auction will be in the Parish Hall. Admission is free. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Trinity operating fund. Spread the word!

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: 
Dane, Alex, Glenn, Brian, Glenna, Olivia, David, Joanne, Margaret, Susie, Mike, Diana, Amy, Bob, Judy, Melisa, Desiree, Sharon, Allen, Bonnie, Charlotte, Mark, Betsy

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
Scott, DJ, Kim, Stella, Adam, the Van Schums family, Kaw Valley, Mike, the Teefey family, the Campbell family

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

Pray for the departed:
Mary Roth, Martha Mueller
Forward Day by Day for May, June and July 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 mediation and perhaps make your own. Pray for the people of the diocese for the day. Imagine how those Anglican are praying. Does the Moving Forward help complete your day?

Spring has produced an abundant growth of nice plants and beautiful lawns and many unwanted weeds, especially poison ivy. The first instinct might be to go off to the garden shop or hardware store for some chemical to get rid of the offensive plant. Recently, there have been renewed claims that the most popular weed killer, Roundup, has been linked to causing cancer. Some stores have even removed Roundup and replaced it with 2-4-D, known as part of Agent Orange (potentially even more dangerous than Roundup.) However, there are natural remedies that will work and cause less trouble for the environment. If you would like to read the full article, please click on the following link.

EARTH STEWARD ACTION: Do some research to make an informed decision concerning Roundup. As good Earth Stewards, we all must be ready to make every day decisions that will honor the health of the earth as a first priority. It is in small actions multiplied that will keep our planet healthy.

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.

If you are traveling over to this blessed event and have room in your vehicle for another person or need a ride, please contact the Church office.

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* Moved to Tuesday for Memorial Day
June 24th

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 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!
Coffee Hour

Like to thank all the families providing fine foods for the Coffee Hours this year. Sign up sheets for June and July are posted. If you would like to provide snacks and work the coffee pots, there are openings to choose from.

On Tuesday, May 21st, Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church served 128 meals to those in need at the First Christian Church. We would like to thank those that donated to the meal along with those that assisted serving meals.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday July 16th which will be our next serving day.

Orean Kent ( and Catherine Hale Robins ( are co-chairs for LINK; you may contact either of them for further information on joining Trinity's LINK team.
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.
Ministry Opportunities

Friday, May 24th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, May 25th
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, May 26th -
Bishop Cathleen Bascom Visit
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, May 27th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Tuesday, May 28th
10:30 a.m, Staff Meeting
2:00 p.m., Food Pantry
6:30 p.m., Vestry Meeting
7:00 p.m., TEST Meeting

Wednesday, May 29th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
9:30 a.m., Women's Quest-ioning
3:00 p.m., Family Play Time
6:00 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:30 p.m., Evening Prayers
7:30 p.m., Christian Classics

Thursday, May 31st
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures

Friday, June 1st
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, June 2nd
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, June 3rd
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
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