The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of May 19th 2019
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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your faith and connect with the community.
Easter Sunday 2011
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Graduation Sunday
Discretionary Sunday

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  

Chalice Bearers: Andrew Hoyt, Donna Griffin
Lector: Tod Sutton
Intercessor: Carol Hatton
Usher:  Judy Allen

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice Bearers: Jonah Brandley, Will Chaney
Lectors: Barbara Cook, Karen Keim
Intercessor: Sandra Wiechert
Verger: Glenna Kleinkauf
Acolytes:  Caroline & Claire Schmidt
Ushers:  Garth Burns, Jerry and
Nancy Hanson, Chuck Olcese

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


Opening: 180 He is risen, he is risen! (Unser Herrscher)

Sequence: 577 God is love, and where true love is (Ubi caritas) 

Presentation Hymn: 380 (v. 3) 
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Old 100th)
Communion: 174 At the Lamb’s high feast we sing (Salzburg)

Closing: 210 The day of resurrection! (Ellacombe) 

  Alter Flowers

Altar flowers are from Doug and Cheryl Flessing to celebrate their 50 years of marriage.

The Liturgy of the Word

  • Acts 11:1-18
  • Revelation 21:1-6
  • John 13:31-35
  • Psalm 148

See the complete lectionary reading at www.lectionarypage.n et .
Upcoming Event: GHF Native Plant Sale
Date:  May 18th
Time : 9:00 a.m.
Location: Parrish Hall
Description: 52 species of locally-grown, neonic-free native species. Details in a Grasslands article.

Upcoming Event: Graduation Sunday
Date:  May 19th
Time : 10:30 Service.
Location: Trinity
Description: Are you or do you know some one graduating this year? College (and not walking down the hill), trade school, high school, junior college, grad school, technical school, Doctorate degree? Please join us at our 10:30 service for a special blessing and cake following during our coffee hour.

Upcoming Event: LINK Service
Date:  May 21st
Time : 12:00 p.m.
Location: First Christian Church
Description: Trinity and St. Margret's turn to serve for LINK. Details in the Link article.
Upcoming Event: Family Play Time
Date:  Wednesdays
Time:  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Trinity Nursery
Description: All families are welcome, ages 0-3 years old. Older siblings also welcome. Stop by anytime to play and visit! Light refreshments provided. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Event: Final Taize service
Date: Wednesday, May 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location:  Unity Church of Lawrence, 900 Madeline Lane
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,

From the Rector’s Desk

This past Spring I coached for the first time a roller derby team, the Regulators. They were a brand-new expansion team for Fountain City Roller Derby, a league in Kansas City. Before my retirement I played for another team for FCRD, the Usual Suspects, who ironically would win the championship after I left.

As an expansion team, we had a disproportionate number of novice skaters, rookies would might not have even been drafted other years, but had a chance with the larger number of opening. Most of them had never skated in a bout and their skills were sometimes lacking. The team was blessed with a small number of veterans, and my job was to put together groups of players that would work well together and be as successful as possible out on the track.

You might think that I would think of my job as being about putting together “weak” players and “strong” players, so that the strengths of some would cancel out the weaknesses of the others. But while I did mix the two groups—veterans and novices—together, it was with an eye towards which groupings would have every player contributing towards the whole. This is because you cannot have veterans just carrying other players; the game doesn’t work that way. Everyone is interdependent upon every other player. Everyone has gifts, everyone contributes, everyone benefits. And over the year, the team played every game better than the last.

Now aside from my deep enjoyment of talking about roller derby, I’m talking about this because when Bishop Bascom comes to visit, one of the things she may be talking about is her plan to create “minsters,” parishes that will build relationships with one another. It’s a very English term—think “Westminster” or “Yorkminster.” But the vision is not one of strong and weak parishes, but rather parishes that can go out there on the track and support one another interdependently, combining gifts and talents to build up the Kingdom of God.

Some of the institutions Trinity may be grouped with in what I’m calling the “Kaw Valley Minster” will be familiar partners in ministry, e.g. Canterbury House and Bishop Seabury Academy. I’m asking you to pray diligently for this vision of a shared ministry in the Diocese of Kansas, and in that conversation with God explore ideas about gifts, opportunities, and the stumbling blocks that can but should not impede our ability to come together.

Thank you for your continued support of faithfulness and service,

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Adult Form

The Adult Forum looks at James and his letter.

James, the brother of Jesus, was a major figure in early Christianity despite not being one of the twelve Apostles. The Adult Forum will look at James the person, his life and his writings, and how they apply to our lives today.

  • May 19 #4 The Pressure of Words
  • May 26 Bishop's visit #5 The Pressure of Conflict
  • June 2 #6 The Pressure of Retaliation

The Adult Forum meets at 9:30 AM on Sundays in the lower Jackson Kemper Room.

On Tuesday, May 21st, 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, milk, salads, fruit (especially bananas), and bread. Signup sheets will be available on Sunday, May 19th.

We also need assistants! People to cook casseroles that will serve 10-12, people to bring food of other types, and really importantly, 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.

The gold standard for casseroles is a hot casserole in an aluminum foil pan 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 swoop in a 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 ( and Catherine Hale Robins ( are co-chairs for LINK; you may contact either of them to let them know what you are bringing or if you have questions.
Bishop Cathleen visit

Newcomers and those being confirmed should talk to Fr. Rob or call the office before the first visit of the diocese's new bishop, Cathleen Bascom. Bishop Bascom will be here Sunday, May 26th, and will be confirming and receiving those who are of age or joining the parish, so act quickly!
This Sunday: Ask Father Rob Sermon Sunday !

Bring your questions this Sunday as Fr. Rob will open the sermon up to trying to answer what has been on your mind. Any topic if fair game, and these Sundays are always a memorable educational experience. So bring your inquiring heart and mind and perhaps your question might be chosen and one addressed this Sunday!

Tamale Time!! 

The Lawrence Interfaith Refugee and Immigrant Ministry (LIRIM) is once again partnering with Centro Hispano to sponsor scholarships for undocumented students in our community. We do this by selling tamales -- pork, chicken or vegetarian. The price is $24/ doz. Pay when you order. You can pick up your order on Saturday, June 15 at Trinity. We also need some help on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 to help make the tamales (this is really a lot of fun). See Chuck Olcese after the 10:30 service to order tamales or sign up to help. You can also reach him at  
Save the Date!

Where can you enjoy live music, sample tasty treats, and bid on art by acclaimed artists from our own church and the Lawrence community? At the Trinity Summer Art Auction, Saturday, June 29, 1:00 to 5:00 PM. You will have an opportunity to bid on artworks by Charles "Chili" Capps, Bradley Sadler, Peter Johnson, Colette Bangert, Jo Morasco, Tony Silvestri, Donna McCain, Richard Lind, Dennis Bixby, Jay Keim, Walter C. Norvell, Robin Loomas, Sarah Jane Butler, Jesse Pollard, Eliza Bullock, Harlanne Roberts, Anne Patterson, Peg Salyer Ellyn Owen, Janet Cinelli, Camille Olcese and others to be announced. Admission is free. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Trinity operating fund. Come and bring your friends! Have fun! Buy some art!

Prayer Chain

To add a person's name to the prayer list or to become a prayer chain member, please contact the parish office (; 785-843-6166) or Carol Hatton, Prayer Chain coordinator ( 

The Prayer Chain prays daily for those who are ill, suffering, troubled, have died, or 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: 
Dane, Alex, Glenn, Brian, Glenna, Olivia, David, Joanne, Margaret, Susie, Mike, Diana, Amy, Bob, Judy, Melisa, Desiree, Sharon, Allen, Bonnie, Charlotte, Mark

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
Scott, DJ, Kim, Stella, Adam, the Van Schums family, Kaw Valley, Mike, the Teefey family, the Campbell family

Prayer for those in the hospital:
Richard, Dick, Monica, Billie, Griffin, Edith

Pray for the departed:
Helen Emrick, Kaye Penner, Logan Teefey, Keith Perkins, Bill, Mary Roth
Forward Day by Day for May, June and July is ready in the track racks. Let it be part of your daily life whenever you take time to pray and meditate. Contemplate the passage of scripture. Then see the connection to the other passages referred to. Read the mediation and perhaps make your own. Pray for the people of the diocese for the day. Imagine how those Anglican are praying. Does the Moving Forward help complete your day?

Most all of the news concerning the environment recently has been quite discouraging. However, one must keep in mind that there are bright spots of projects and ideas that are having an impact on creation care. One such bright spot that is not well known is the Great Green Wall of African. The African led project began in 1967 and is slowly building a 15 Kilometer wide belt of trees, shrubs, plants and gardens along the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. At least 21 countries and local communities, with help from the United Nations, The World Bank, and aid from the Irish and French governments, are step by step creating this living wall that is returning degraded land into life giving regions. The task is slow going. The project is only 15% completed. However, the results have been dramatic. For example, Ethiopia has 15 million hectares of restored land, Senegal has planted 11.4 million trees on 25,000 hectares, Nigeria has restored 5 million hectares and created 20,000 jobs, Sudan has restored 2,000 hectares, and Mali, Niger and surrounding areas have planted 2 million seedlings of 55 different species of trees. The project hopes to complete the belt in 2030. This project is accomplishing more than a green belt, They are providing practical ways to fight climate, providing more food security to the region, breaking a cycle of migration to crowded cities, offering economic opportunities (especially for women), are building strong, more peaceful communities and are a symbol of hope for the rest of the world. A lot can be accomplished when communities work together for a common goal. The Great Green Wall of Africa is one beautiful, life-affirming wall.  


Go to Great Green Wall website (see bellow) and sign the pledge for the wall, consider a donation and tell others of the project. Consider planting a tree in your yard.

SOURCES: The Creation Care Newsletter, May 2019, written by Dr. Kent Shifford. To get his monthly newsletter go to and 

TEST May Meeting

TEST will meet on Tuesday, May 28, at 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall (because our regular meeting time, the last Monday of the month, is Memorial Day)

It’s Summer…That means it’s time for VBS!! The children will again be visiting The Garden with their friends Colby Caterpillar, Barry Bullfrog and others.

VBS Date and Time: June 17-20th 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Trinity Parish Hall.

Children can pre-register (requested, not required) by writing to Rachel Schwaller at or calling 814-331-3923

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Rachel Schwaller by email or phone.

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, a baptism or confirmation, an ordination or a graduation, just to mention a few. Memorials are also welcome, as are thankofferings for the blessings in your life.

How do you give your gift of flowers? The altar flower calendar can be found on the bulletin board in the parish hall, and beneath it are request forms to complete when you have signed up for the date(s) you choose. The form allows you to request a particular type of flowers and/or color if you wish, 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 place your completed form and your donation ($35 minimum please, but a larger donation is always appreciated) in the Sunday offering, or bring or mail it to the parish office 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!
Vestry Meetings

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

May 28th
June 24th

All meetings are open to the congregation and start at 6:30 p.m.
and the minutes of each meeting are posted to the Church bulletin board and Trinity website..

February and March minutes have been added to our website.
From Your Senior Warden...

Hard to believe in just two short weeks the Memorial Day holiday will be upon us. And following that, June. Summer! And as the 4th Monday of the month falls on Memorial Day we’ll be moving our May Vestry meeting to Tuesday, May 28th. Our meetings are held in the Parish Hall starting at 6:30 PM.
And speaking of June I want to draw your attention to Camille Olcese’s notice in this same bulletin about a super fun upcoming event. On Saturday June 29th we’ll be hosting the first Trinity Summer Art Auction in the Parish Hall Saturday, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. An event planned by the Fundraising Committee of the Vestry, the committee has been very active and successful in acquiring art and craft donation to put into the silent auction. So far over 21 artists have donated one or more paintings. Look to Camille’s article to see the list of names who have contributed so far. There’s a lot of familiar names from the Parish which makes the even doubly delicious.
There will be live music from the local duo Sissy & Earl, who perform a stunning set of Bluegrass covers and original tunes. Local legends to those in the know. There’ll be games for the children, snack food and just a great overall event for all of us to gather together and enjoy each other’s company. And expect a lot of new company, the committee has had 1,000 free admission tickets printed which they plan to distribute around the community to garner as many of the general public to attend that they can. Naturally admission is free to all but they thought it was a great way to get the word around. So be sure to join us and help us to welcome all the new faces. And be sure to tell them the wonders that are Trinity and why they should come back!
So, mark your calendars! Plan to attend. Perhaps buy something, contribute something or just hang out on the lawn and enjoy some great music and chance to make new friends. Just reach out to Camille Olcese, Vera King, Susan Ralston or Vashti Winterburg. These ladies are making it happen!
Peace be with you,
Steven King
Senior Warden – Trinity Episcopal Church

GHF Native Plant Sale

52 species of locally-grown, neonic-free native species! This sale benefits GHF's prairie education programs. GHF members may pre-order with a discount and pick up the day of the sale, so you can ensure that you get the plants you want. To verify your membership or order plants, email

Saturday May 18th 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m in the Parrish Hall and on our lawn.
Coffee Hour

Like to thank all the families providing fine foods for the Coffee Hours this year. Sign up sheets for June and July are posted. If you would like to provide snacks and work the coffee pots, there are openings to choose from.
Reminder that articles for our newsletter should be sent to by Wednesday noon each week. The newsletters are also available on our website and Facebook page.
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, May 16th
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
5:30 p.m. , Bishop Seabury Baccalaureate
9:00 p.m., Tea and Compile at Canterbury House

Friday, May 17th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, May 18th
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry
9:00 a.m., Grasslands Native plant sale
7:00 p.m., Board Games and Beer

Sunday, May 19th
8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m., Adult Forum
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 a.m., Sunday School ages 3 thru 8th Grade
11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour

Monday, May 20th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Tuesday, May 21st
10:30 a.m, Staff Meeting
12:00 p.m. , LINK service
2:00 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, May 22nd
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
9:30 a.m., Women's Quest-ioning
3:00 p.m., Family Play Time
6:00 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:30 p.m., Evening Prayers and Choristers

Thursday, May 23rd
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
1:30 p.m., Women's Quest-ioning

Friday, May 24th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, May 25th
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, May 26th -
Bishop Cathleen Bascom Visit
8:00 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
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