The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of August 4th 2019
Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; 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.
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, August 4th, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  

Chalice Bearers: Nancy Pauw Donna Griffin
Lector: Diana Dyal
Intercessor: Eleanor Symons
Usher: Derek Pauw

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice Bearers: Donna Olson Mary Donovan
Lectors: Dean Bevan, Ari Myers-Arenth
Intercessor: Carl Edwards
Verger: David Severance
Acolytes: Dylan and Max Eldridge; Geme Ajekwu
Ushers:  David Severance, 
Vashti Winterburg, Dave Griffin, Gail Griffin 

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


Entrance Hymn: 8 Morning has broken (Bunessan)

Sequence Hymn: 302 Father, we thank thee who hast planted (Rendez à Dieu)

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

Communion Hymn: 304
I come with joy to meet my Lord (Land of Rest)

Closing Hymn: 533 How wondrous and great thy works (Lyons)

  Altar Flowers

Altar flowers for this Sunday are for the glory of God and in honor of Tod & Sidney Sutton's anniversary on
August 1st
 The Liturgy of the Word

See the complete lectionary reading at
Upcoming Event:  Women's Lunch Group
Date:  Monday, August 5
Time:  noon
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, August 7
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Trinity library
Description: We are reading Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory. Anyone who wishes to read good literature and have some sociability is welcome.

Upcoming Event: Holy Stir-It
Date: Thursday, August 8
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Luckyberry,
845 Massachusetts St.,
Lawrence 66044
Description: Great food and fellowship. Join us this Thursday and the second Thursday of each month. Deacon Steve will have a signup sheet after the 10:30 a.m. service for those wishing to attend.

Upcoming Event:  Friendship Circle
Date: Sunday, August 11
Time: Noon
Location: Parish Hall
Description: We’ll visit a restaurant and enjoy some conversations. The Friendship Circle welcomes those who are widowed, divorced, single, or just seeking friendship from parishioners. Come join us! For further information contact Susan Ralston,
843-3920, or
From the Rector's desk..

Last Sunday’s reading from the Gospel of Luke (11:1-13) is one of my personal favorites, not just because in the passage Jesus teaches the disciples how to pray, but also talks about how God listens. More specifically, Jesus assures the disciples that God always listens, and always responds.

Now, admittedly, that response is not always the way we want it. Sometimes when I have prayed the response has been immediate and clear. Other prayers I’m still waiting to hear back, although I wonder if perhaps it is I who have not been listening.

But Jesus uses a common rhetorical device in his teachings: pointing out that regular people like the disciples will be moved to respond to people when they are insistent and in need – how then could a God who is kinder, smarter, and more loving not? Moreover, if a normal, loving parent would never respond in a way that is cruel, demeaning or callous to the entreaties of his or her child, again would a loving God respond worse?

This is important because sometimes when I pray I do wonder if God is going to do something, make some response, and what would it be? Only on occasion is it what I specifically asked for. But if I believe that God loves me, cares about me not just like a parent cares for a child but better, then Jesus is right to console us that God is listening to us, responding in ways that we may not be able to imagine or perceive, and that response is one that is fundamentally characterized by love.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Adult Form

The Adult Forum explores 2 Timothy beginning August 11.

If Paul’s second letter to Timothy described a faithful congregation, Paul’s second letter to a timid but talented student describes what it means to be a faithful minister. The Adult Forum will be reading and discussing this letter, and how it applies to all Christians hoping to overcome their own insecurities and embrace a life of discipleship.

The Adult Forum will not meet on August 4, but will resume on Sunday, August 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the downstairs Jackson Kemper Room.
Fr. Rob Announcements

We are also bidding a fond farewell to Deb Beckley, Trinity's Youth Director, who is leaving Lawrence to teach physics and Bible as an overseas missionary. We wish her all the best and God's blessings in this new chapter of her life. We will be having a goodbye party for her on August 11 after the 10:30 a.m. service. That event will serve a dual purpose of also celebrating the first anniversary of Fr. Rob and Mandy Baldwin. All are invited.
TOPIC: The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, a bipartisan bill in Congress backed by Citizens' Climate Lobby
WHERE: Village Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas 66208
WHEN: Monday, August 5, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
SPEAKER: Tony Schmidt, state coordinator of Citizens' Climate Lobby
Family Play Time

Family Play Time, which normally meets on Wednesdays from   3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the  Trinity nursery, is on hiatus until the end of August.

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: 
Laura, Gwenyth, Velta Rose, Mike, Richard, Ann, Larrie, Glenna, Oliva, DJ, Bob, Joanne, Amy, Dianna, Aaron, David, Erin, Amy

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
Aron, Ingrid, Jennifer, Matt, Jacob, Debbie, Cyndi, Ellen, Karen, the Patterson and Leitch families

Prayer for those in the hospital:
Richard, Dick, Griffin, Edith, Neil, Gail, Kathy, Trudy, Judy, JJ, Ben

Pray for the departed: Dr. Carol Moddrell, Jack Miller
Summer Sunday School
teachers needed!

We need volunteers for summer Sunday School teachers. You’ll get a complete lesson plan with activities, games, and lessons to work with, and the great feeling that comes from shaping the faith lives of our youngest members while having fun at the same time. The sign-up sheet is located in the atrium of the church, or you can contact Fr. Rob at
BackSnack Program
prepares for another year  

The school summer break is almost over and elementary students across Lawrence are already thinking about what to expect in the next grade. Will my friends be in the same class? Will I like my teacher? Can I get a new pair of tennis shoes for the start of school? Our Lawrence students should not have to worry about meals over the weekend.
The BackSnack program at Trinity provides packages filled with nutritious, child-friendly food for hungry schoolchildren to take home over the weekend. The program is sponsored by the Harvesters food bank and touches more than 100,000 children in Harvesters' service area. These children may receive free and reduced-price school meals during the week, but many of those are at risk of hunger on weekends.

In Lawrence, the BackSnack program is a partnership between Harvesters, Lawrence Public Schools, and the volunteers at Trinity Episcopal Church. The BackSnack program is currently in 12 elementary schools in Lawrence. Harvesters provides the basic food packages. Trinity volunteers facilitate receiving the BackSnack food from Harvesters, supplement the Harvesters offerings with fresh fruit, and distribute the packs to the schools.

If you would like to volunteer to help BackSnack or donate to this valuable program, contact Trinity members Greg Hazen ( or Tod Sutton (  

Last week’s Tidbits covered part one of the Declaration of Interdependence that listed some common points most acknowledge as true statements. The second part combines these knowledge points with the beliefs of those interested in creation care. The declaration ends with a renewed resolution that emphasizes interdependence. This declaration was presented at the U.N. Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. David Suzuki and members of his foundation are the authors. Below is listing of beliefs:

We believe that humans have become so numerous and our tools so powerful that we have driven fellow creatures to extinction, dammed rivers, poisoned soil, rain, and wind. We have ripped holes in the sky (ozone hole). Our science has brought joy as well as pain; our comfort paid for by the suffering of millions. We are learning from our mistakes, mourning our vanished kin, and are now building a new politics of hope. We respect and uphold the absolute need for clean air, water and soil. We see that economic activities benefiting the few, while shrinking the inheritance of many, are wrong. Since environmental degradation erodes biological capital forever, full ecological and social costs must enter all equations of development. We are one brief generation in the long march of time; the future is not ours to erase. So where our knowledge is limited, we will remember all who follow us and err on the side of caution (in our actions and policies.) Therefore, taking into consideration all we know and believe, we recognize we are at a turning point in our relationship with the Earth. We must work for an evolution: from dominance to partnership; from fragmentation to connection; from insecurity to interdependence. 

Visit the Trinity website for full and past articles 

EARTH STEWARD ACTION: Use the information in this declaration to write to your elected officials. This information may be useful in preparing for voting (local, state and national levels).
Women's Quest-ioning Groups

Our morning group will not meet during the summer months of July and August. Our afternoon group's discussions continue to be lively as we join together in friendship and fellowship. We welcome new members to both groups:

Thursday, August 8, 1:30-3:00 p.m. - Convictions by Marcus Borg

For details about our mission and purpose, please contact Tudy Youngberg at 785-218-2283 or at
Vestry Meetings

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

August 26
September 23
October 28

All meetings are open to the congregation start at 6:30 p.m. The minutes of each meeting are posted to the Church bulletin board and Trinity Vestry Minutes...

Minutes through May 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.
Forward Day by Day  for August, September and October 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.
Ministry Opportunities

Friday, August 2
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, August 3
9:00 a.m, Organ practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, August 4
8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m., No Adult Forum this week
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour
12:00 p.m., Alphabet Soup Parents Group not meeting on this Sunday

Monday, August 5
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
12:00 p.m., Women's Lunch Group

Tuesday, August 6
10:30 a.m, Staff Meeting
2:00 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, August 7
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6:00 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:45 p.m., Evening Prayers
7:30 p.m., Christian Classics

Thursday, August 8
9:30 a.m., Brandon Woods Eucharist
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
1:30 p.m., Women's Quest-ioning
5:30 p.m., Holy Stir-it

Friday, August 9
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, August 10
9:00 a.m, Organ practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, August 11
Blessing of the Backpacks
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., Beckley and Baldwin celebrations
Noon, Friendship Circle Dinner
1011 Vermont St. Lawrence, Kansas 66044
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