The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of September 29, 2019
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O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; 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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15th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, September 29, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  

Chalice: Mary Donovan, Gail Griffin
Lector: Sidney Sutton 
Intercessor: Austin Turney
Usher: Ray Wilbur

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

Chalice: Leslie Foust, Jonah Brandley
Lectors: Katie Becker, Kimberly Patterson
Intercessor: Carol Hatton
Verger: Glenna Kleinkauf
Acolytes: Geme Ajekwu, Dylan Eldridge, Max Eldridge
Ushers: Garth Burns, Jerry Hanson, Nancy Hanson, Bruce Roberts

Altar Guild:
Katie Becker, Charlotte Mueller, Nora Clark, Cheryl Flessing, Nancy Haggart, Shirley Reese, Dru Sampson, Emalea Miller

Flower Guild:
Mary Stauffer, Ann Elizabeth Bishop, Pat Kehde, Terry Mandle, Pam Paden, Connie Price


Entrance Hymn: 494 Crown him with many crowns (Diademata)

Sequence Hymn: 574 Before thy throne, O God, we kneel (St. Petersburg)
Offertory Hymn: 380 (v. 3)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Old 100th)

Communion Hymn: 334 Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing (Alles ist an Gottes Segen)
Closing: 552 Fight the good fight with all thy might (Pentecost)

  Altar Flowers

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

See the complete lectionary reading at
Upcoming Event: Alphabet Soup parents group  meeting
Date:  Sunday, September 29
Time:  Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Jackson Kemper Room
Description: We will have a potluck lunch after the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Parents and caregivers for children with behavioral, emotional, physical or intellectual challenges are invited to attend. The lunch will take place in the downstairs Jackson Kemper Room.

Upcoming Event: Trinity Youth Group
Date: Sunday, September 29
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, September 29
Time: 6:00 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: Christian Classics
Date: Wednesday, October 2
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Trinity library
Description: We will begin reading "A River Runs Through It," by Norman Maclean. Anyone who wishes to read good literature and have some sociability is welcome.

Upcoming Event: Blessing of the Animals
Date: Saturday, October 5
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Trinity
Description: Fur, feather, and scales are all welcome at Trinity as we celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi.
From the Rector's desk..

Recently we installed a security system in our home. The idea was to be able to tell if anyone ever comes in and out of our house through one of the three doors to the outside. When the door opens or closes, we get a signal to our phone (and by extension, smart watch). In theory, it is a good idea.

In reality, my watch buzzed incessantly because apparently someone is always opening and closing a door: to go to the mailbox, to let a dog out, etc. I had no idea how much traffic there was on any given day in my house. And what was supposed to be a source of comfort became this relentless distraction.

Which got me thinking about how when we seek security in our own life on our own terms, instead of finding comfort and peace, we find ourselves obsessing and becoming constantly distracted by the demands of trying to manage everything that is going on.

And that is just one of the blessings given to us by God, because the really important things, the things that really matter, and most especially the things that all the technology and time and stress can not even begin to get a handle on, those are the things in God’s hands. It is only in God that we find true security, true peace.

(Epilogue: some of you may want to try to reach out and tell me how I don’t always have to get these alerts while my family is at home. Thank you, I figured that out.)

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Adult Forum

The Adult Forum looks at Paul’s letter to Titus

The briefest of the epistles, the letter of Paul to Titus places the reader in the midst of a Church in conflict regarding old doctrine, new doctrine and unsound doctrine. The Adult Forum meets every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Jackson Kemper Room, downstairs from the Parish Hall. All are welcome.
Blessing of the Animals October 5, 3-5 PM

Fur, feather, and scales are all welcome at Trinity as we celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi on Saturday, October 5th. From 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm you can bring your beloved pets to our churchyard for a special blessing. Dog treats are being provided by Three Dog Bakery. This is a fun event to invite friends and neighbors to see your church!

Farewell reception for organist Mark Stotler October 13

Join us after the 10:30 AM service on Sunday, October 13 as we say goodbye to our beloved organist Mark Stotler. Mark will become the assistant organist at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City, Missouri. We will be hosting a reception in his honor following the service.
From Susan Hires, Christian Ed director

Work on the basement renovations continues this week, with amazing help from Mike Bari, Holly Hulburt and April Dwyer. I'm so grateful for their help this past week. They have made huge leaps in getting the space ready for the fun part – putting color on the walls. The prep is done, so let's get to it!
So what's up and when? I'll be in this Saturday after 2:30 for anyone who wants to help in the afternoon. On Sunday after the 10:30 service, I'd love a crowd to finish it off. In addition to walls, we'll be prepping and painting benches and bookshelves, hauling the trash up (woohoo!) and hopefully pulling up the carpet. Please join us. We'll put on music, get some food and make it a party. 

In Sunday school, last week we talked about the many things we can do to be beautiful people in the ways God would like us to, as we interact with others. This week, we'll continue that conversation, and the many ways we can use our hands for good with family, friends and our world. These children have wonderful ideas. Thank you for your continued prayerful support. 

Peace – Susan Hires
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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: 
Brian, Verna, Oliva, Margaret, Aly, John, DJ, Matt, Diana, Beverly, Mike, Beth, Jay, Caroline

Prayer for those with special intentions: 
Carol, Ashley, Ian, Matt, David, Barbara, Diane, Jane, Andrew, Nelson, Glenna, Dane, Natalie, the Van Schmus family, Brend, Brian, Heather, Matthew, Allison, Emily, Melissa, Brent, Carolina

Prayer for those in the hospital:
Richard, Dick, Griffin, Edith, Neil, Gail, Kathy,Ben, Mary, Stacie

Pray for the departed: Dorothy Brock, David Stinson

The General Assembly of the United Nations has been meeting in New York City this past week. Part of their agenda was the Climate Summit. This was to be the time that the nations that signed the Paris Accord in 2015 were to showcase achievements toward the 2050 goals. Only 65 countries announced their efforts—very few meeting their promised steps toward lowering emissions. Some asset fund managers and large companies renewed their pledges, and Germany spoke of a new $60 billion plan for developing clean energy, but the overall tone was subdued. President Trump and vice President Pence attended very briefly, but made no remarks. Even China, although they said that they remained committed to the goals made in 2015, had nothing new to add to the conversation. It is speculated that their reluctance to become the leaders of climate discussion and action was because of the ongoing trade disputes with the US and the refusal of the US to do what it promised in 2015. Besides vowing to withdraw the US from the Paris Accord (can’t be done until 2020), the Trump Administration has withdrawn funds from programs that would help the US lower its greenhouse gas emissions. The Trump Administration has also made it a priority to eliminate or reduce regulations (affecting more than 80 of them—see https://nytimes,com>climate>trump-environmental-rollbacks , put into place to reduce emissions or to protect the health of the environment However, young hero, 16 year old Swedish climate activists, Greta Thunberg, warned world leaders saying, “The eyes of all future generations are upon you”. “If you choose to fail us, I say, we will never forgive you.” She scolded them for being more interested in money that the health of the planet. Because of her example and call, young people all over the world left school and jobs on Friday, September 20, to speak up for creation care and to draw attention to the need for immediate action to slow global warming. Can we stand up with Greta and ask our leaders to take the warning signs of Global Warming seriously enough to address the problem? Time will tell. Our actions do count!  

EARTH STEWARD ACTION: Please double your efforts to reduce your carbon footprint. Make voting a priority—look for candidates that understand the climate crisis.

Visit the Trinity website for full and past TEST articles 
Taize 2019-2020

The opening Taize service for the 2019-2020 Taize season will be at 6 p.m., Friday, September 27, at Plymouth Congregational church, 925 Vermont. All are welcome to this ecumenical service of simple song, scripture, readings, candlelight and brief moments of silence. 

To receive information about all upcoming Taize services, email Judith Galas, or check in your church’s information area for bookmarks with a list of the season’s services and locations.
Save the Date: Trinity Garage Sale
Saturday, October 12,
8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Please help with the Trinity fundraiser by sponsoring a table for the garage sale. Set up begins Thursday, October 10, and Friday, October 11. Bring your items, arrange on a table, price items (we'll help with this), and pick up remaining items after the sale is over. We could use help monitoring the tables during the sale. We'll provide the cashier. All proceeds go to Trinity Church. What an easy way to declutter. Items that sell well: small furniture, sports equipment, power tools and accessories, entertainment items (books, movies, video games), sports memorabilia, dishes and glassware, Christmas decorations, and baby equipment (no clothes, however).

One of our tables will offer baked goods. If you would like to contribute to the bake sale table, please contact Leslie Foust at 843-6984.
Contact Susan Ralston (843-3920) ( for more information. 
Our next host week at St. Margaret's Episcopal church will be Oct. 27-Nov 3rd. If you are able to volunteer during the host week, please use the link below to sign up.

If you are in need of training, the next training at the Family Promise Day House is scheduled for October 7th at 6:00 pm. You can sign up by going to the Family Promise of Lawrence Facebook page and clicking on events and sign up or by calling the main number, 785-764-9506. 

Jamie McNally
Vestry Meetings

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

October 28
November 25

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.

Minutes through June have been added to our website.
Ploughman's Lunch, Bake Sale, and Trinity Treasures Sale

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, November 14, 2019...more information soon....
Save the Date

St. Margaret's new Rector, Fr. Marco Serrano's installation will be on Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m. at St. Margaret's. Bishop Bascom will be officiating and all are welcome to attend! 
The Bottom Line

August financial reports were provided to the Vestry this week. The financial highlights for the first eight months of 2019 are below. A full set of monthly financial reports can be found on Trinity's website under " Resources/Finances ".

Total CYTD Income:
Budgeted: $294,133.28
Actual: $354,981.55
Difference: $+60,848.27

Total CYTD Expenses:
Budgeted: $287,160.72
Actual: $266,362.49
Difference: $+20,798.23

At this point in the budget year, Trinity's income is running approximately 20% ahead of budget, while expenses are about 7% below budget. Trinity spent more on expenses than it received in income in July and August. Trinity's financial resources are currently sufficient to support regular operations as budgeted in 2019, including regular Diocesan apportionment payments. 

Trinity will be sending out third quarter 2019 giving statements in the next few weeks. We appreciate your generosity in your financial support of Trinity's ministries as we head into the final quarter of the calendar year. Thanks for your support! 

Liz Miller
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Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, September 26
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
1:30 p.m., Women's Quest-ioning
9:00 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House

Friday, September 27
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4:30 p.m., Jones/King Wedding Rehearsal

Saturday, September 28
9:00 a.m., Organ practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry
3:00 p.m., Jones/King Wedding

Sunday, September 29
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 Parents Group
6-7:30 p.m., Youth Group meeting at Canterbury House
6 p.m., Holy Eucharist at Canterbury House

Monday, September 30
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
7:00 p.m., TEST Meeting

Tuesday, October 1
10:30 a.m, Staff meeting
2 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, October 2
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
7:30 p.m., Christian Classics

Thursday, October 3
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
9:00 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House

Friday, October 4
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, October 5
9:00 a.m., Organ practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry
3:00 p.m., Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 6
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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