The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of November 10, 2019
O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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Ingathering Sunday
22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, November 10, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  
Chalice: Maril Hazlett,
Leslie Foust
Lector: Tod Sutton
Intercessor: Austin Turney
Usher: Greg Hazen

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice: Kim Mandle, Donna Olson
Lectors: Terry Mandle,
Katie Becker
Intercessor: Sandra Wiechert
Verger: Brian Haupt
Acolytes: Geme Ajekwu, Dylan Eldridge, Max Eldridge
Ushers: Garth Burns, Jerry Hanson, Nancy Hanson,
Chuck Olcese

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

Flower Guild:
Connie Price


Entrance Hymn: 401 The God of Abraham praise (Leoni)

Sequence Hymn: 340 For the bread which you have broken (Beng-Li)
Offertory Hymn: 380 (v. 3)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Old 100th)

Communion Hymn: 486 Hosanna to the living Lord! (Hosanna)
Closing Hymn: 574 Before thy throne, O God, we kneel
(St. Petersburg)

  Altar Flowers

This Sunday's Alter Flowers are given by Eleanor Symons in loving memory of her parents
 The Liturgy of the Word

See the complete lectionary reading at
Upcoming Event: Lay Weeders Work Day
Date: Saturday, Nov. 9
Time: 9 a.m.
Location:  Trinity Church
Description: It's time to put the garden to bed. The Lay Weeders will be working in the churchyard this Saturday, Nov. 9, starting at 9 a.m. We welcome anyone who would like to be out in the glorious autumn sunshine, cutting back the plants and tidying up the flower beds. Bring clippers, rakes and paper leaf bags.

Upcoming Event: Alphabet Soup parents group  meeting
Date:  Sunday, Nov. 10
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: Friendship Circle
Date: Sunday, Nov. 10
Time: 12:15 p.m.
Location: Encore Cafe, 1007 Massachusetts
Description:  The Friendship Circle will meet in the Parrish Hall and then travel to the Encore Cafe, 1007 Massachusetts. The Friendship Circle welcomes those who are widowed, divorced or single, or who would like friendship from fellow parishioners. Everyone is welcome. Contact Susan Ralston for further information. (843-3920 or

Upcoming Event: Trinity Youth Group
Date: Sunday, Nov. 10
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location:  Canterbury House, 1116 Louisiana St.
Description:  This week we are going to be talking about thankfulness and what we have to be thankful for. Youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to attend. Please spread the word.

Upcoming Event: Sunday Evening Holy Eucharist
Date: Sunday, Nov. 10
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: 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: 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.
From the Rector's desk...

The readings from last Sunday, which were taken from the Feast Day of All Saints, featured a sort of “before and after” aspect that may not be immediately evident. 

The book of Daniel is best known for stories about Daniel and others surviving the hardships of living under Babylonian rule (such as Daniel in the lion’s den), but the book itself likely dates from a different period of oppression: the Maccabean period when the Jewish people were living under Hellenic rule. Daniel is a figure of faithful resistance in the face of outside oppression, subtle and overt; a scholar; and a prophet of the kingdom to come. The second half of Daniel (from which we heard that Sunday’s lesson) is outright apocalyptic in its use of metaphorical imagery, including a being called the “Son of Man,” to whom the nations will eventually submit, but whose suffering is part of God’s purpose.

Now jump ahead to the Gospel reading from Luke, where Jesus says, “Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man.” 

There were two major archetypes for the coming of Jesus. The first is the heir to David, the former king of Israel, anointed by God through Samuel. The word for anointed in Hebrew is “messiah,” or in Greek, “Christ.” This figure was, in the popular imagination, to be like David: a soldier, conqueror and worldly king. The second was the Son of Man, cast in the image of Daniel – a suffering servant, wise, and faithful, but one who would still bring out the kingdom of God. In the Gospels, Jesus is frequently called the messiah by others, but demurs publicly embracing the title, likely because of the militant connotation of the name. He prefers, as indicated in the Gospel reading, to embrace the other name, the Son of Man, and all the implications therein.

I hope you enjoy this little insight into the Scriptures, and next time you hear Jesus talking about himself either as the messiah or the Son of Man, you have a better understanding of the implications and context, and can give thanks that God’s plan was fulfilled through Jesus Christ in God’s own way.

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.
Trinity Seeks New Reception Supervisor

We are also looking for someone to help coordinate the volunteers who provide a small reception following funerals. Many people frequently bring in cookies, etc., as an act of compassion and hospitality, but we need someone to coordinate those efforts.

If you are interested, please contact Fr. Rob in the church office.
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.
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.
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.
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

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

Pray for those in the hospital:
Verla, Mike

Pray for the departed: Doreen Thadeus Seymour, Allen Wiechert, Andy Chandler, Toni Anderson, Dave Lizor, Jennifer Shedden
Ploughman's Lunch, Bake Sale, and Trinity Treasures Sale

The Ploughman's Lunch and Trinity Treasures Sale is a week away on Thursday, Nov. 14. We hope you are able to attend. Everything begins at 10:30 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m. Please, please come join us and bring your friends. Proceeds help non-profit organizations in Douglas County.

We still need soup makers and servers for the Ploughman's Lunch and we are in desperate need of bake sale items.  

There is a signup sheet on the north wall of the parish hall, so please sign up this week, especially on Sunday. You may also contact Susan Ralston (843-3920).

Thanks so much for your help!!!

Pat Kehde and Susan Ralston Coordinators
Ingathering Sunday

On Sunday, Nov. 10, we will celebrate the financial support of our parish as we offer our 2020 pledges to Trinity at the altar. Everyone should have received Fr. Rob's letter with a pledge card and a return envelope. Pledge cards will be received, placed on the altar, and blessed along with the offering on Nov. 10. Pledges are a major part of the information gathered by the Vestry and Finance Committee as they create Trinity's financial plan for 2020. If you are unable to attend services on Nov. 10, you may drop off your pledge card at the parish office or mail it in as soon as possible. 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)
ushers and greeters
Usher Coordinator Needed

Here is an opportunity to help Trinity by coordinating the usher teams for the 10:30 service. Starting in January, a new usher coordinator will be needed. Your main task is to oversee the schedule (which will already be created) of usher teams each week. The new volunteer scheduling software the church is using will be of great assistance, sending our weekly alerts to the team scheduled to usher. This is a great opportunity to serve Trinity and get to know many parishioners. Please contact Lindy Eakin with any questions at

TEST Tidbits: A Very Difficult Fall for the Environment

In the past few days and weeks, at least four very import things have happened that affect the health of the environment and should cause concern for those of us who call ourselves Earth Stewards. The Keystone XL Pipeline had yet another spill in a wetland in North Dakota. The Trump administration has proposed rule changes to weaken regulations on coal ash slurry and air particulates containing mercury and other pollutants. The Trump administration has given formal notice to the United Nations that it is withdrawing from the Paris Accord. Finally, on Nov. 6, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case about wastewater being injected into underground wells in Hawaii. The outcome of this case may uphold the powers of the Clean Water Act or restrict its future effectiveness.

On Oct. 31, about 383,000 gallons of Tar Sands Oil coming from Alberta, Canada (where "sludge like" oil from tar sands left exposed after cutting back boreal forests is thinned with chemicals to make flow in a pipeline), spilled into a wetland area of North Dakota. Karl Rockeman, director of the North Dakota Department of Water Quality, said that no direct source of drinking water was affected. However, it brings up the question of what might occur if the pipeline springs a leak as it comes close to the Ogallala Aquifer. In 2017, there was another spill of 400,000 gallons of oil when a construction truck ran over the brand new pipeline. There have bee other smaller leaks as well. President Trump approved the continued construction of the pipeline in 2017, undoing a ruling from President Obama. Litigation continues, but so will construction. It is unthinkably dangerous to continue to ignore these environmental threats, says Doug Hays, attorney for the Sierra Club.  To read the full article, please us the link below, follow this link.

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

Our Thursday Quest-ioning group will be meeting next 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, the amount for your donation ($35 minimum please, but a larger donation is always appreciated) and to 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!
"A" and "B" Bags at TIFP
Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry  

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry (TIFP) was open nine days in October 2019 and served 287 families (including 197 children, 491 adults, 27 senior adults — with 14 new households enrolled for food assistance). The food pantry has been open 77 days and has served 5,604 people in 2,535 families so far in 2019.

During October, TIFP ordered 2,778 lbs. of food from Harvesters and also received 634 lbs. of free produce along with approximately 360 loaves of bread. The total expense in October for food purchased locally and through Harvesters was $3,045.31 and the total retail equivalent value of all food provided (food that was donated and purchased for the 287 families) was $6,586.65.  

 Thank you to all for donations of money, food, daily living items and paper products to help us meet our mission to provide food for people who are in need in Lawrence and Douglas County.

We need plastic grocery bags. Please drop your clean bags off on Sunday in our Parrish Hall or during the week at our Church office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church BackSnacks Have a Bonus Blessing

Each week our BackSnack volunteers BLESS hungry children in our elementary schools as they deliver food packs to the participating schools. The BackSnacks we deliver include an extra “blessing” – a ruby red apple is added. Volunteers know that by going the extra mile for our Lawrence students in need, many will learn the taste of fresh fruit or develop healthy eating habits. The apple is not just about the “snack” but about building toward a healthier life.

Being a blessing to our neighborhood isn’t always easy. But it is always worth it. 

BackSnack Fact: Through 4 weeks of deliveries, Trinity volunteers have delivered 1714 BackSnacks and served an average of 429 students each week. Currently 12 Lawrence Elementary schools participate in this program. The BackSnack program at Trinity is budgeting $17 per student ($0.55/week) for fruit and Christmas winter wear this year. The program relies on your supplemental donations rather than on a line item in the parish budget.

Contact Tod Sutton or Greg Hazen to support this opportunity to BLESS our neighborhood.
News from Nepal....

God has opened the door for me to do outreach to a lone believer on a distant hill so please be praying for that. Her name is Asmita and 2 months ago she was literally dying. Her tongue was huge and dry and black. She could not speak. Her left hand and left leg were paralyzed and she could not even roll herself in bed, much less walk. She had no bowel or bladder control. She could not eat. A (Hindu) family member in Kathmandu told her husband to find a church and go ask them to come pray for her. He did- and a young man and the pastor’s wife from the church in my village went and prayed for her in Jesus’ name- and she was healed! She is still weak, but her arm and leg are working, her tongue is normal, she can eat and speak and walk. It truly is a miracle. She is now a faithful believer in Jesus Christ, but knows nothing about the faith and what she believes in, other than she trusts Jesus with her life. It’s a good starting point! I heard about her, and the fact that there are no other believers or churches anywhere near where she lives. I took a two hour ride (each way) on the back of a motorcycle on some of the steepest, most horrifying terrain (dirt/rock road) I have ever been on to visit her, pray with her, encourage her, and show her The Jesus Film, which tells the story of the life of Jesus. I have promised to come back this Friday, as well as once a month to help encourage and teach her. Please keep us lifted up! Thank you.

Save the Date

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.

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.
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, November 7
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures
1:30 p.m., Women's Quest-ioning
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House

Friday, November 8
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, November 9
9 a.m., Organ Practice
9 a.m., Lay Weeders Fall Cleanup
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, November 10
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, Friendship Circle Dinner
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, November 11
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
8 a.m., Trinity Treasures Ploughman's setup
Noon, Women's Lunch Group

Tuesday, November 12
8 a.m., Trinity Treasures Ploughman's setup
10:30 a.m, Staff Meeting
2 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, November 13
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
8 a.m., Trinity Treasures Ploughman's setup
6 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:45 p.m., Evening Prayer

Thursday, November 14
8 a.m., Trinity Treasures 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
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
6-7:30 p.m., Youth Group meeting at Canterbury House
6 p.m., Holy Eucharist at Canterbury House
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