The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of November 17, 2019
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; 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
23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, November 17, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  
Chalice: Gail Griffin
Andrew Hoyt 
Lector: Marian Wilbur 
Intercessor: Eleanor Symons
Usher: Ray Wilbur

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice: Jonah Brandley,
Will Chaney
Lectors: Joanne Feist,
Carl Edwards
Intercessor: Carol Hatton
Verger: David Severance
Acolytes: Caroline Schmidt,
Claire Schmidt
Ushers: Bruce Roberts, Harlanne Roberts, Bob Sanner,
Jennifer Sanner

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

Flower Guild:
Pam Paden


Entrance Hymn: 620 Jerusalem my happy home (Land of Rest)

Sequence Hymn: 7 Christ whose glory fills the skies (Ratisbon)
Offertory Hymn: 380 (v. 3)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Old 100th)

Communion Hymn: 392 Come, we that love the Lord (Vineyard Haven)
Closing Hymn: 596 Judge eternal, throned in splendor
(Komm, o komm, du Geist des Lebens)

  Altar Flowers

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

See the complete lectionary reading at
Upcoming Event: Holy Stir-It
Date: Thursday, Nov. 14
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location:   RPG (Restaurant, Pub, & Games),  724 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 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: Active Shooter Presentation
Date: Saturday, Nov. 16
Time: 10:30 a.m. to Noon.
Location: Trinity Church
Description: Sgt. Michael Cobb of the Lawrence Police Department will be leading a program on shooter prevention and defense this Saturday at 10:00 AM. This event will last 90 minutes and will feature both education and question and answer time. This event is hosted by the Free State Minster, a fellowship of Episcopal Churches and other Episcopal institutions in the area and is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Event: Board Games and Beer
Date: Saturday, Nov. 16
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Trinity Church
Description: Join in the fun with a gathering of fellow board game enthusiasts. We meet on the third Saturday of the month and always have an open spot and lots of conversation.

Upcoming Event: Move the Basement
Date: Sunday, Nov. 17
Time: Noon
Location: Trinity
Description: Wear your work clothes this Sunday and help rearrange the basement after our service. New flooring is being installed Monday and all the objects in our basement need to be moved to the north end so they can start on the south end and classrooms.

Upcoming Event: Trinity Youth Group
Date: Sunday, Nov. 17
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location:  Canterbury House, 1116 Louisiana St.
Description: This evening we will be talking about what Christ's message of 'Love your neighbor as yourself'. And along with that, what does it to love yourself. Youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to attend. Please spread the word.

Upcoming Event: Sunday Evening Holy Eucharist
Date: Sunday, Nov. 17
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.

Upcoming Event: LINK
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 19
Time: Noon
Location: First Christian Church, 1000 Kentucky
Description: Please join us in the kitchen (down the stairs on 10th Street, just off the alley between Vermont and Kentucky) to help serve to those in need.
From the Rector's desk...

“So you are not going to get much work done today,” someone commented to me this morning, noting it is the day of the Ploughman’s Lunch and Trinity Treasures sale.

I laughed, because I thought about how much really good work was going to be done not just by me, but by dozens of Trinity members that day. Not only would be raise thousands of dollars to support outreach programs across Douglas County, but we would also be opening our doors wide to the community to come and visit our parish home.

I think we can not underestimate the effect of combining both warm hospitality and a commitment to serving the greater community. Time and time again when I mentioned to visitors today that the proceeds went towards groups like Visiting Nurses and CASA, their interest piqued and they began to look harder at our wares. I believe that Lawrence is a community that supports civic benevolence, and seeing churches and other institutions taking an active part matters.

So thank you to everyone who volunteered, brought in food or items for sale, served, welcomed, or just came with a friend. We had a great event and did more good than we probably know.

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.
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.

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church will serve with the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK) at the First Christian Church, 1000 Kentucky.
Please sign up in the parish hall to provide casseroles to serve 10-12 people, 2% milk, and fruit (bananas or large canned fruit). Signup sheets will be available on Sunday, Nov. 17.
We always need additional assistants: people to join us in the kitchen (down the stairs on 10th Street, just off the alley between Vermont and Kentucky) at noon on that Tuesday.
Casseroles should be hot or not frozen, in an aluminum foil pan, and delivered at noon. If you can't make that arrangement, we are happy to have food left in the kitchen at Trinity on Sunday, and we will take it to LINK on Tuesday. Orean Kent shops for LINK on Monday; if you would prefer to have her pick up your donation, you can get cash or a check to her before then.
Orean Kent (at  or 842-8021) and Catherine Hale Robins are co-chairs for LINK; you may contact Orean to let her know what you are bringing or if you have questions.
Ingathering of Pledges

Did you forget your pledge card last week? Or couldn't make it to last week's worship service? It's not too late! You have several options:

  • Bring it to this Sunday's worship service and drop it in the collection plate
  • Mail it in to the parish office
  • Bring it in to the parish office

Pledges are a major part of the information needed by the Vestry and Finance Committee as they create Trinity's financial plan for 2020. We give thanks for your pledges and gifts, regardless of when or how they come to us. If you did not receive a pledge card in the mail, you may request one from the parish office. (; 785/843-6166)
Mug of Coffee
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.
December Holy Stir-It

This year's Holiday Holy Stir-It will be Sunday, Dec. 15, 3-6 p.m., at Bill and Janet Muggy's festively Christmas decorated home.  This will be a memorable evening with their 10 trees and extensive artwork collection. Please bring a guest and enjoy fellowship, the festive trees, and wonderful artwork. Hors d'oeuvres will be served; BYOB. RSVP, or more information or directions, please contact 
contact or sign up after the 10:30 service.
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.
Thank you, Lay Weeders!

What a way to spend a gorgeous autumn morning: trimming back flower beds, raking leaves, and enjoying the fellowship of garden-loving Trinitarians. Mike and April Dwyer, Mike Bari, Holly Hulbert, Cheryl Wagner, Sally Hare-Schriner, her brother Pat Hare (visiting from South Carolina) and Jerry and Liz Hare lent a hand. Blessed are the weed pullers for they shall see many flowers!

Camille Olcese
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, Mike, Chuck, Linn, Diane, Thaddeus, Debbie, Will, Anna, Billie, Melissa, Matthew, Allison, Emily, Linda, Ali, Verla, Darrell, Judy, Amanda

Pray for those with special intentions: 
Julia, Andrew, Jessica, Martha, Dane, Natalie, Dave, Karen, Fran, Hannah, Bonnie, David, Kimber, Charles, Richard, Joanne, Jaimie,the Wiechert, Van Schmus, Funk, Skeen, and Seymour families

Pray for those in the hospital:

Pray for the departed: Mike Foust, Mary Hawkins, Ted Anglyn, D.D. Ashley
Annual Dreaded
Stem-Plucking Party

Join us Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall to pluck stems.
The Trinity Environmental Stewardship Team (TEST) is selling plum puddings again this year. So it's time for the dreaded stem-plucking party. During the stem-plucking we will snack on Vashti treats and socialize.  Anyone and everyone is invited to come help and/or confab.
From Our Senior Warden

Greetings. As we approach the end of 2019 I wanted to give a shout out to our exiting Vestry members: Kim Mandle, Brenda Clary, Heather Shore and Sandy Jacquot. It’s been a pleasure to serve with them and I would ask each and every one of you to take the opportunity to thank them for their service and dedication.  Serving on the Vestry is both a privilege and an honor as the responsibility for guiding our Church in its mission and fiscal well-being is a solemn task entrusted to the members of the Vestry by the congregation. I’ve always felt grateful being selected to serve, to be trusted with the mission of our Church. It is an honor I’ll always carry with me.

Accordingly, their exits open up four chairs on the Vestry and I would encourage those of you who wish to serve to contact one of the outgoing members to express your interest in running for a seat in 2020. Elections of new members will be part of our Annual Meeting in January.

And last but not least, as I approach the end of my seventh year as a Vestry member, it is nearly impossible for me to express the honor you have bestowed upon me to serve you as a member of the Vestry and proudly as the 2019 Senior Warden. I am privileged to have another two years on the Board in my current term. Rest assured I will fulfill those last two years with dedication.

I know I speak for the entire Vestry when I tell you how much we appreciated you meeting with us those three Sundays between services when we assembled to discuss 2020 budget considerations. Your participation, your comments, your passion for the Church and our direction help the Vestry balance the needs of our Church. Your Church.

Planning to be able to make some final decisions on the budget at our November 25th Vestry meeting, our options are dictated by the data, that data being pledge cards. If you haven’t already submitted a pledge, I appreciate you doing so soon so we can plot our 2020 direction. Thank you for all you do to support the Trinity family in all manner of means.

Thank you,

Steven King
Senior Warden
TEST Tidbits: Churches Renew Creation Care Commitments

This past September, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Church of Sweden (Lutheran) met to discuss the many ways climate change is affecting people (especially the poor and disenfranchised and people of color) as well as the sustainability of the planet itself. These denominations have been working together since 2013 when they pledged cooperation during the "Sustaining Hope in the Face of Climate Change" conference. Feeling a sense of urgency at their September meeting, they have renewed their previous pledge and vow to bring even more focus on the importance of Creation Care, saying that, “now is the time for science, politics, business, culture and religion – everything that is an expression of human dignity – to address together this critical issue for our time.”  Their renewed pledge has five main parts summarized below:

We will advocate for national and international policies and regulations to help transition to carbon neutral and resilient societies.
We will purse education and advocacy that emphasizes the vulnerable first.
We will raise awareness of Creation Care in our churches through education, worship and action using local, regional, national and global resources.
We will seek a deeper understanding of and ways to address our own over-consumption and impacts on climate change through prayer and conversations.
We will build multiple collaborations through shared dialogue, shared advocacy and national and international organizations working to combat climate change.

This new pledge was signed by Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Church of Sweden (Lutheran); and Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, the Episcopal Church.

EARTH STEWARD ACTION:  We can advocate for a carbon neutral society; we can, through local actions, learn about and help fill the needs of the vulnerable; we can address our over-consumption; we can pray about Creation Care; and we can go on line to make our Pledge For Creation Care (  

You can visit the Trinity website for past TEST Articles.
Women's Quest-ioning Group

Our Thursday Quest-ioning group will be meeting on Nov. 21, the third week of this month, since the Ploughman's Lunch and Thanksgiving fall on our regular meeting times. We hope everyone enjoys participating in these traditional holiday events.

For details about our mission and purpose, please contact Tudy Youngberg at 785-218-2283 or at
Altar Flowers: 
A Great Way to Celebrate 
 The beautiful altar flowers on Sundays and the special floral decorations you see during the seasons of the church year are provided by your gifts. Altar flowers are a way to share your joys, thankfulness and memories – all of God’s gifts in your life – with your parish family while adding to the beauty of our liturgy.  
You may wish to provide altar flowers to celebrate a special date or event: a birthday, a wedding or other anniversary, baptism or confirmation, an ordination or a graduation, just to mention a few. Memorials are also welcome, as are thank offerings for the blessings in your life. 
How do you give your gift of flowers? The altar flowers request forms are in our Church office which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The form allows you to request a particular type of flowers and/or color if you wish, state the amount for your donation ($35 minimum please, but a larger donation is always appreciated), and specify the wording to be used in The Corner. The Flower Guild can generally accommodate multiple flower requests on any given date.  
Please complete your form so that it is received at least a week before the date you have chosen. A member of the Flower Guild will call you for clarification if needed, and you are also most welcome to call Flower Guild chairperson Mary Stauffer at 785-843-6778 with any questions you may have.  
 Thank you for your gifts of flowers to add to the beauty of Trinity’s altar and our worship together!
Volunteers in Writing Advent Devotional!

Hello Trinitarians!

This is Jonah, and I am really looking for a few more people to contribute to our Advent devotional that we have planned for this upcoming season! We will be posting on our Facebook page a short devotional that will keep us in the spirit of Advent every day, culminating on Christmas Day! This is a great opportunity to share a personal reflection on what the scriptures are trying to tell us for that day, a reflection on the saint of your feast day, or possibly a favorite memory that you might have during this time of the year as a whole!

Fr. Rob and I were thinking of these to be anywhere from one to three paragraphs in length, and I would like your reflections no later than a week before your post is to be featured. We only have 9 spots left, and the first who volunteer are the ones who will be assigned a day! You can reach out to me if you're interested by emailing me at: . In your email, let me know if you'd like to be credited for the reflection in our Facebook post that day or would like to be labeled as "Annonymous Trinitarian".

Thank you so much for all the work that you are doing to make this Advent season a special one for our parish!

God Bless,

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 LEMs 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. There have been many requests for assistance already this month.

Please be generous this Sunday, Nov. 17, 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.
Save the Date

Saint Nicholas Visit

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, just before our 10:30 service

John Bullock Ordination

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, 10:30 a.m.,
Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66603

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.
Trinity Vestry 2019

Rob Baldwin, Rector 785-424-4312
Steve King ‘21, Senior Warden 913-680-4796
Dave Severance ‘20, Junior Warden 785-691-7261
Jennifer Attocknie ‘20 785-760-2938
Besti 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

Kathy Hanks, Clerk 785-491-0707
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, November 14
8 a.m., Trinity Treasures and Ploughman's setup
9:30 a.m., Brandon Woods Eucharist
10:30 a.m., The Ploughman's Lunch, Bake Sale, and Trinity Treasures Sale
5:15 p.m., Holy Stir-It
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House

Friday, November 15
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, November 16
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry
10 a.m., Active Shooter Presentation
7 p.m., Board Games and Beer

Sunday, November 17
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, The Big Move of the Basement
2:30 p.m., Annual Stem-Plucking Party
6-7:30 p.m., Youth Group meeting at Canterbury House
6 p.m., Holy Eucharist at Canterbury House

Monday, November 18
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
Noon, The Big Back Move of the Basement

Tuesday, November 19
10:30 a.m, Staff Meeting
Noon, LINK Service
2 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, November 20
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4 p.m., Endowment Committee Meeting
6 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:45 p.m., Evening Prayer

Thursday, November 21
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures
1:30 p.m., Women's Quest-ioning
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House

Friday, November 22
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, November 23
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, November 24
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
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