The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of October 20, 2019
Resurrection Window
Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; 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.
Discretionary Sunday
19th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, October 20, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  

Chalice: Maril Hazlett,
Gail Griffin
Lector: Sidney Sutton
Intercessor: Margaret Bearse
Usher: Andrew Hoyt

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist

Chalice: Mary Donovan
Lectors: Will Chaney, Barbara Cook
Intercessor: Carol Hatton
Verger: Brian Haupt
Acolytes: Geme Ajekwu,
Dylan Eldridge, Max Eldridge
Ushers: Katie Bieker,
DuWayne Kramer, Katie Becker, Linda McCoy

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

Flower Guild:
Pat Kehde


Entrance Hymn: 379 God is Love, let heaven adore him (Abbot’s Leigh) 

Sequence Hymn: 669 Commit thou all that grieves thee (Herzlich tut mich verlangen)

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

Communion Hymn: 340 For the bread which you have broken (Beng-Li)

Closing: 347 Go forth for God (Litton)

  Altar Flowers

Altar flowers this Sunday are given to the glory of God.
 The Liturgy of the Word

See the complete lectionary reading at
Brunch and the Budget

You are invited to join our last discussion with Father Rob and members of the Vestry at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 20 in the Parish Hall. We'll enjoy a light brunch and then discuss priorities for the church in the coming year and what this means for our stewardship. This discussion will guide the Vestry's decisions about how to allocate resources in the coming year. The Vestry will share three preliminary budgets, and you will have an opportunity to share your thoughts.
Upcoming Event: Board Games and Beer
Date: Saturday, Oct. 19
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Trinity Church
Description: Join in the fun with a gathering of fellow board game enthusiasts. Always an open spot and lots of conversation.

Upcoming Event: Trinity Youth Group
Date: Sunday, Oct. 20
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location:  Canterbury House, 1116 Louisiana St.
Description: Youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to attend. New meeting place and new format. Please spread the word.

Upcoming Event: Sunday Evening Holy Eucharist
Date: Sunday, Oct. 20
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...

This weekend is our annual Diocesan Convention, where clergy and delegates from around the Diocese of Kansas gather together to worship and explore our shared ministry. 

The focus of this year’s convention is “The Way of Love,” a program developed by Michael Curry, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. The Way of Love is a seven-part discipline outlining daily activities we can do to live into our call to spread the love of Christ in the world. I’ve been using the Way of Love as a topic in chapel at Bishop Seabury Academy for the last several months, and have found it elegant in both its simplicity and depth. You can find out more about the Way of Love on the Episcopal Church’s website:

In addition to talking about the Way of Love, Bishop Cathleen Bascom has also launched or re-launched several diocesan task forces, with responsibilities ranging from environmental stewardship, liturgical development, and anti-racism education, among others. Participants in convention are invited to attend workshops on the different task forces, but I would love for all Trinity’s members to go to the diocesan website and read more about the work being set out for the diocese in the upcoming year and pray about whether this might be a ministry to which you have been called. You can read more about convention here:

I’m looking forward to sharing with you my experiences from this year’s convention, and while it is going on Thursday night through Saturday afternoon, please take a moment to pray the prayer from the Book of Common Prayer:
Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel at Diocesan Convention for the renewal and mission of your Church. Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Adult Forum

The Adult Forum will not meet this week so that all may attend Brunch and the Budget.
We have a longer than normal newsletter this week. 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.
We want to introduce to you the Rev. Laird MacGregor, who filled in for Fr. Rob while he was on vacation October 13. Fr. Laird is the former rector of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in McPherson, Kansas, before moving to Lawrence where he now serves in chaplaincy ministry and doing supply work throughout the diocese. Prior to becoming a priest, Fr. Laird had a career in journalism and was educated at the University of Kansas and the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.  
Quest-ioning Groups

Both of our groups are now meeting in the Trinity Library during the second and fourth weeks of each month to read and share our thoughts about spiritually oriented books. Our discussions continue to be lively as we join together in friendship and fellowship. We welcome new members to both groups:

Wednesday 9:30-11 a.m.
–  The Screwtape Letters  by C.S. Lewis

Thursday 1:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
–  Convictions  by Marcus Borg

For details about our mission and purpose, please contact Tudy Youngberg at 785-218-2283 or at .
Pump and Pray

With the chillier weather upon us, we have moved back to the Sports Pavilion at Rock Chalk Park for our morning gathering. Starting time is 6 a.m. with a prayer and walking the track for 30 minutes. All are welcome to join us Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
B ackSnack at Trinity Begins a New Year

The 2019-2020 BackSnack Program launched its first day of the new school year on September 25, when volunteers gathered in the Parish Hall to set up for delivery to Lawrence elementary schools. Deliveries are made on Wednesday and Thursday of most weeks, depending on school schedules and volunteer availability.

The Trinity BackSnack Program started in 2010 with four schools and served about 100 students. This year starts with 12 schools and about 500 kids and could expand as additional needs are identified.

We know that better-fed kids do better in school, are more attentive, have fewer absences, are healthier and generate fewer disciplinary problems. The Trinity BackSnack program is proud to be a partner with the Lawrence schools again this year.
If you are interested in volunteering or contributing financially to this program, contact Greg Hazen (  or Tod Sutton ( ).
BackSnack Fact: BackSnack serves Lawrence school kids for 31 weeks this year. By working closely with local suppliers, Trinity BackSnack manages to include one piece of fruit each week plus an extra gift of gloves and hats in the Christmas season for only $15 per student for the year. This sets our annual budget of $7,500, supported through your generous donations.

To donate online: go to and click on the donate button at the bottom of the page. After you make your donation to the general fund, consider a donation to other special ministries such as BackSnack on a recurring or one-time basis. Regular donations can also be made by check payable to our church with “BackSnack” on the memo line.
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, Janine

Pray for those with special intentions: 
The Van Schmus family, Sue, Bobbie, Jean, Beth

Pray for those in the hospital:
Verna, JoAnne

Pray for the departed: Doreen Brady, Tom Stidham, Leonard Steinle, Juan Ramos
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
If a member of your household would like to receive the Eucharist and because of illness or age cannot come into church, our Lay Eucharistic Team will bring the Sacrament to you.
The Episcopal Church defines a Lay Eucharistic Minister, or LEM, as a layperson who assists the priest in administering the sacraments of Holy Communion, the consecrated bread and wine. They may also take the sacraments to those who are ill or otherwise unable to attend Mass. At Trinity, our Eucharistic Visitors act under the direction of Deacon Deborah Burns. If you need this service, please notify Deacon Burns at:
Deacon Cross
Deacons' Discretionary Fund
The Deacon’s Discretionary Fund has helped people in Lawrence with prescriptions, rent and utility bills in August. There have been many requests for assistance already this month.
Please be generous this Sunday, Sept. 15, when the loose plate and designated checks will be collected for the fund to enable Trinity to continue to support this important Ministry.
Your Sister in Christ,
Deacon Deborah S. Burns.
Trinity Treasures Sale
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 2:00 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 Oct. 27, Nov. 3, and Nov. 10. Please help us make this a successful year!
Pat Kehde and Susan Ralston, coordinators
Our next host week at St. Margaret's Episcopal church will be Oct. 27-Nov 3. If you are able to volunteer during the host week, please use the link below to sign up.

This a joint endeavor between St. Margaret's and Trinity. You can sign up by going to the  Family Promise of Lawrence Facebook page and clicking on events, or by calling the main number, 785-764-9506. 

Jamie McNally
We want to send a heartfelt thank you to all those who helped with the garage sale on Oct. 12. We genuinely appreciate all those who sponsored tables and diligently removed the remaining items. We also send accolades to those who helped set up tables, monitored merchandise and cleaned up afterward. What a great church family effort! The total proceeds came to $2,400.

Betsi Anderson and Susan Ralston, coordinators
TEST Tidbits: MOSAIC—A Study Frozen in Arctic Ice
MOSAIC is a year-long study of polar ice, arctic weather patterns, snow chemistry, marine life, wildlife on an ice floe and many more scientific phenomena to gather data to build better climate models for studying global warming. What is unusual about this project is that the German ship Polarstern will remain frozen to an ice floe for an entire year, drifting with polar ice from the Siberian coast, hoping to end up somewhere between Greenland and Svalbard, Norway, by fall 2020. 

The journey began under the direction of Markus Rex from the Alfred Wegener Institute of Germany and Matthew Shupe from the University of Colorado and NASA searching for the best ice floe that met their needs – one that was close to 2 miles wide and thick enough ice to hold lots of scientific equipment and a landing strip for a helicopter. Another ship, a Russian icebreaker and supply ship, helped in the search. It took at least 16 tries to find the right floe (due to very thin ice). After unloading supplies, the Russian icebreaker placed tracking data stations on different floes surrounding the Polarstern. Soon, the Polarstern was frozen tight to the ice floe. By the time the study is completed, over three hundred scientists will have taken part in this international and interdisciplinary study.

Why study this area despite the dangers from fierce arctic storms and roaming polar bears? The reason is because the Arctic Seas have warmed 5 to 6 degrees in recent decades – far above global norms, and the area is considered a “hot-spot” for studying global warming and its effect on climatic patterns around the earth. As we know, these changes are affecting our weather and are part of the causes of severe and extreme storms, droughts and wildfires. The study hopes to add firsthand data to add to radar studies from satellites and to help refine climate and weather models. The more accurate these models become, the better they can help the world deal with the effects of global warming and, hopefully, push world leaders into actively addressing the causes of man-made climate change. It will be interesting to see what data is uncovered and read about the adventures of being stuck in ice for an entire year.

EARTH STEWARD ACTION: Join fellow Episcopalians and take the Creation Care Pledge. Please study potential presidential candidate to discover what they would do about caring for the environment. To find the creation pledge go to .

Visit the Trinity website for full and past TEST articles 
Vestry Meetings

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

October 28
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.
Coffee Hour
Thanks to all the families that provided fine foods for the Coffee Hours. Sign up sheets for November and December are posted. If you would like to provide snacks and work the coffee pots, there are openings to choose from.
Save the Date

St. Margaret's New Rector

Fr. Marco Serrano's installation will be at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. Bishop Cathleen Bascom will officiate, and all are welcome to attend. 

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.
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.
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, October 17
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House

Friday, October 18
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, October 19
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry
7 p.m., Board Games and Beer

Sunday, October 20
Discretionary Sunday
8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m., Brunch and the Budget
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, October 21
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Tuesday, October 22
10:30 a.m, Staff meeting
2 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, October 23
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
9:30 a.m., Women's Quest-ioning
6 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:45 p.m., Evening Prayer

Thursday, October 24
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures
1:30 p.m., Women's Quest-ioning
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House

Friday, October 25
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6 p.m., Taize Service at at First United Methodist Church

Saturday, October 26
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, October 27
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, Alphabet Soup Parent's Group
6-7:30 p.m., Youth Group meeting at Canterbury House
6 p.m., Holy Eucharist at Canterbury House
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