The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of August 25, 2019
Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory 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.
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WORSHIP ASSISTANTS
11th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, August 25, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  

Chalice: Maril Hazlett, Andrew Hoyt
Lector: Austin Turney
Intercessor: Diana Dyal
Usher: Doug Flessing

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

Chalice: Donna Olson, Mary Donovan
Lectors: Margie Lawrence, Janine Cox
Intercessor: Rachel Schwaller
Verger: Brian Haupt
Acolytes: Dylan Eldridge, Max Eldridge, Geme Ajekwu
Ushers:  Bob Sanner, Jennifer Sanner, Bruce Roberts, 
Harlanne Roberts

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

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

Hymns

Entrance Hymn: 9 Not here for high and holy things (Morning Song)

Sequence Hymn: 567 Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old (St. Matthew)

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

Communion Hymn: 318 Here, O my Lord (Nyack)

Closing: 699 Jesus, Lover of my soul (Aberystwyth)


  Altar Flowers

Altar flowers this Sunday are given by Glenna Kleinkauf and Ann Elizabeth Bishop to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin's ministry at Trinity 
READINGS
 The Liturgy of the Word


See the complete lectionary reading at www.lectionarypage.net
Upcoming Event: Canterbury Dinner
Date: Tuesday, August 27
Time: 6-7:15 p.m.
Location:  Canterbury House, 1116 Louisiana St.
Description:  First Tuesday dinner this school year and we would love for people to provide meals for our Tuesday night dinners. If you’re interested, please email Will Chaney or call 205-913-1189

Upcoming Event: Sunday School Makeover
Date: Thursday, August 29
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Jackson Kemper Room
Description:  Join us, April Dwyer and Susan Hires, in starting to create an organized and usable space for the many materials we have accumulated over the years.

Upcoming Event: Trinity Youth Group
Date: Sunday, September 8
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Canterbury House, 1116 Louisiana St.
Description: First meeting of the new school year. 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 8
Time: 6:00 p.m
Location: Canterbury House,
1116 Louisiana St.
Description: Join us for the start of our Sunday Evening service held each week through out the school year.

If you have any questions please feel free to email Will Chaney at whdc425@gmail.com or call at 205-913-1189.
From the Rector's desk..

“Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!”

Jesus’ statement from last Sunday’s Gospel reading reminds me of the line from the movie “They Live” when the unnamed drifter played by Roddy Piper enters the bank and says, “I’m here to chew bubble gum and kick [EDITED], and I’m all out of bubble gum.”

It seems so aggressive, so negative and hopeless, that it captures our imagination because of how atypical a comment it is for Jesus, the reconciler, the Prince of Peace, to make.

So how are we to understand this? Well, for one thing, I think we need to consider tone of voice. It’s one thing for Jesus to say this with pleasure and vigor, it’s another to hear with regret and sadness. It is the latter that I believe Jesus is actually using, because he is acknowledging compassionately, sympathetically, that bringing Jesus into your life and becoming a disciple may mean, will mean, that you will be at odds with other people, even those closest to you.

Many of us have had the experience of being at a family gathering, e.g., a Thanksgiving dinner, and having the conversation turn to politics or religion or some other sensitive context and finding that your own beliefs, informed by the love and Gospel of Jesus Christ, put you at odds with someone else (even someone who identifies as a Christian). This is a painful, awkward, troubling place to be. And in this passage, Jesus is telling us that not only does he know and understand the inevitability of that, but he loves and will support us during those trying times. Discipleship is not always easy, especially when it involves those closest to us, but Christ is our strength and our support during those times.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
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Adult Forum

Just a reminder: There's no Adult Forum Sunday. I'm out of town for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary.
Announcements from Rob

John Broholm is keeping a copyeditor's eye on the Corner and has been doing so for the last few weeks. John was a TV news producer and reporter. He then put in 35 years teaching writing and editing as a KU journalism professor, retiring last June. He says to give him a hard time if you see errors in this newsletter that he should have caught. 

Canterbury House open for business

Students are coming back for the fall semester. If you see a college-aged person or know of one, please introduce them to Will Chaney or any of our other young adults. 
Sunday School update

Our basement education area re-do has commenced.

Opportunities to get in on the action are happening this week.
 
TEACHERS are still needed for the upcoming Fall semester. For the next several weeks we'll be using the "one classroom" style and everything you need will be provided. I will be there, so one additional person is needed per our safety guidelines. Please consider it, even if you've never taught a class before. Big changes will come mid-September.

Our ORGANIZER, April Dwyer, has come forward to lead in creating an organized and usable space for the many materials we have accumulated. She will join me this coming Thursday morning, August 29, to get the ball rolling. Additional hands will be most appreciated. 

Still in search of MUSCLE! I'm creating a trash pile in the south end of the Jackson Kemper Room that needs to go. Also, what can be more fun and cathartic than tearing up a floor? After the painting is done ...

PAINTERS! Let's just make this a party, shall we? Tell me when. Who's looking for something to do Labor Day weekend? I will also happily come in in the evening, if that's a better time. 

PRAYERS! Please keep them coming. 

Check out the bulletin board for sign-ups and feedback about good times to do the work. I'll be keeping office hours Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the basement Christian Education office. Come find me. And thanks to all of you who have given such kind words of support in the past few weeks – it means a lot. 

Yours in Christ's Service, 
Susan Hires









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 ( caroldonhatton@gmail.com) .
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, David, Glenna, Oliva, DJ, Bob, Joanne, Amy, Dianna, Aaron, David, Erin, Amy, Sherry, Margaret, Monica, Kim

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
Aron, Ingrid, Jennifer, Matt, Jacob, Debbie, Cyndi, Ellen, Karen, Ian, JJ, Dane, Natalie, Wendy, Fran, Renie, Lynn, Alex, the McGettigan family,

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

Pray for the departed: Daryl Yearout, Sally Boydstrom
TEST Tidbits: The circular economy and loop recycling

We know that plastic is everywhere and in everything – the air, soil and the oceans; the bodies of fish, birds and other marine wildlife; and in us. We know the problem it is causing for the environment, and we are now studying what it is doing to human health over time. 

Yet, plastic production – it is convenient and cheap – continues to grow. If that were not enough, recycling companies are struggling to keep afloat since China and other countries have begun refusing our recycling materials. Here is where the idea of the circular economy comes in. For those interested in the theory of this business model, please go to https://www.weforum.org/reports toward-the-circular-economy. Essentially it is an economic model that transforms the “throw-away-when-it is not working” model into a one that lengthens the life of a product through multiple use cycles before it is eventually recycled. 

Putting this concept to work after several iterations, Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle, is working with a group of several companies called Loop, to offer about 300 products that are ordered online and come in sturdy packaging that is sent to customers in a large zippered box. Folks use the products, place the empties back in the zippered box and send it back to Loop. The empty product containers are cleaned, refilled and, if wanted, sent back to the customer. So far, the pilot project charges a deposit per product that is refundable, and delivery (after so many orders) is free. Products are anything from ice cream, which comes in a metal container, to shampoo in a hardened plastic bottle. The system has the potential to be integrated with the new order online and pick-up local grocery store plans. Could the same concept be used in grocery bulk bin sales that would do away with the tiny plastic baggie? 

Loop has been compared with the old time “milkman.” Sometimes looking back can be forward thinking! Of course Loop is not the only entity working on the circular economy. Lots of clothing brands offer a change of wardrobe by encouraging others to buy your “like new” outfits. Others are joining in this model every day. However, the Loop model is one that just might cut into the ever-increasing production of one-time-use plastics. Keep in mind that Reducing is still first on the list of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  

EARTH STEWARD ACTION: Take a look at the websites below and think about ordering through Loop. Tell a TEST member about your experience. 


Visit the Trinity website for full and past articles 
Save the date: Trinity garage sale

Saturday, October 12, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a great opportunity to work on your decluttering goals. Please
sign up to sponsor a table; include your items as well as items from friends, family, and neighbors. Tables will be furnished. Set up begins October 10 and 11.  All proceeds benefit Trinity Episcopal Church. 

Contact Susan Ralston (843-3920) ( sralston@sunflower.com) for more information. 
Coffee Hour

Like to thank all the families that provided fine foods for the Coffee Hours. Sign up sheets for August and September are posted. We also do not have families signed up for September. If you would like to provide snacks and work the coffee pots, these are openings to choose from.
Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry  

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry (TIFP) was open nine days in July and served 280 families, including 177 children, 458 adults and 43 senior adults. Thirty-four new households enrolled for food assistance. So far this year, the food pantry has been open 59 days and has served 4,165 people in 1,697 families.

During July, the food pantry ordered 3,029 pounds of food and also received 442 pounds of free produce – including bread – from Harvesters. The total expense in July for food purchased locally and through Harvesters was $2,547.54 and the total retail equivalent value of all food provided – food that was donated and purchased for the 280 families – was $6,426.00. Thank you to all for donations of money and food to help us meet our mission to provide food for people who are in need in Lawrence and Douglas County.
Vestry meetings

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

August 26 -
(August meeting is a mini-retreat and will be held off-site)
September 23
October 28

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 May have been added to our website.
Reminder that articles for our newsletter should be sent to office@trinitylawrence.org by noon Wednesday each week. The newsletters are also available on our website and Facebook page.
Baker Wetland talk

Topic: Transportation pollution in KC area
Where: Baker Wetlands Discovery Center, 1365 North 1250 Road, Lawrence 66046
When: August 26, 7 p.m.
Speaker: Richard Mabion, founder of Building a Sustainable Earth Community
News from Nepal

My time here is coming to an end so quickly! I can't believe that more than two months have already passed since returning to the U.S. So much has happened since then. I am healing well, overall, from my surgeries. I did find some bits of surgical glue embedded in my incisions that were impeding the healing, so once I removed those (less fun than it sounds) they started to heal much faster. My hope is that they are fully closed before heading back to Nepal on September 4. I hope to see everyone at the St. Margaret's service on September 1, as it will be my last one for the next year or so. I will be giving a brief presentation about the projects in Nepal during announcement time, as well as having a small jewelry sale after the 10 a.m. service as a bit of a fundraiser, too, so please plan to stop by and see what I have to offer and maybe pick up a piece or two! A few things were made in Nepal, but others are just pieces of my own costume jewelry that I don't often wear and figure are better off serving as a project fundraiser, as well as blessing someone who will wear them more often. There will be some suggested donation prices but I will accept nearly anything, as I don't want to have to haul this stuff back with me! :) 

See you soon. 
Karin

(Karin Feltman is a member of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Lawrence. She is currently living in Nepal as a full-time missionary, fighting human trafficking.)
Ministry Opportunities
THIS WEEK AT TRINITY

Friday, August 23
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, August 24
9 a.m, Organ practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, August 25
8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11 a.m., Coffee Hour

Monday, August 26
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6 p.m., Vestry Meeting Offsite
7 p.m., TEST Meeting

Tuesday, August 27
10:30 a.m, Staff meeting
2 p.m., Food Pantry
6 p.m., Canterbury Dinner

Wednesday, August 28
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:45 p.m., Evening Prayer

Thursday, August 29
9 a.m., Sunday School makeover
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures

Friday, August 30
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, August 31
9:00 a.m, Organ practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, September 1
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
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