The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of October 27, 2019
Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, 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
20th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, October 27, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  
Chalice: Nancy Pauw,
Donna Griffin
Lector: Eleanor Symons
Intercessor: Mary Donovan
Usher: Doug Flessing

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice: Kim Mandle,
Donna Griffin
Lectors: Carl Edwards,
Dru Sampson 
Intercessor: Janine Cox
Verger: Glenna Kleinkauf
Acolytes: Caroline Schmidt,
Claire Schmidt
Ushers: David Griffin, Gail Griffin, David Severance,
Vashti Winterburg

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

Flower Guild:
Pat Kehde


Entrance Hymn: 398 I sing the almighty power of God (Forest Green)

Sequence Hymn: 656 Blest are the pure in heart (Franconia)

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

Communion Hymn: 314 Humbly I adore thee (Adoro devote)

Closing Hymn: 680 O God, our help in ages past (St. Anne)

  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, Oct. 27
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, Oct. 27
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location:  Canterbury House, 1116 Louisiana St.
Description: Youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to attend. We now meet at Canterbury House. Please spread the word.

Upcoming Event: Sunday Evening Holy Eucharist
Date: Sunday, Oct. 27
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: Christian Classics
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Trinity library
Description:  Beginning Wednesday, Christian Classics will begin discussing " The Essential Writings of CHRISTIAN MYSTICISM " edited by Bernard McGinn. 

Upcoming Event: Celebration of New Ministry
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30
Time: 6:30 p.m
Location: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. 6th St.
Description: Bishop Cathleen Bascom will install Fr. Marco Serrano in his new ministry at St. Margaret's. All are welcome to attend. 
From the Rector's desk...

If last Sunday's Gospel reading (Luke 18:1-8) had a theme song, it might be the classic, “Anything You Can Do” from “Annie Get Your Gun.” I have always found this passage, others similar to it, to be comforting in the utter simplicity of its argument.

Essentially, Jesus makes the claim that if we are to believe that we have a loving God, then God must, logically, love better than we can. And if we can imagine a scenario where we might love someone, or in this case grant justice, in a flawed, finite manner, then God can therefore do so much more. This message is repeated in Luke 11:11-13, in which Jesus states that if we, as humans, respond to our children lovingly when they ask for things, God will likewise respond lovingly to God’s own children.

But there are two caveats to this whole argument. The first is that we believe in a kind, loving, compassionate God. Sometimes the way people talk about God doesn’t convey that. Second, we need to experience kind, loving parents, or (grudgingly) just judges. When Jesus says in the Gospel of Luke, “which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead?” we have to acknowledge there are abusive, cruel fathers (and other parents and caregivers) out there who conceivably would do just that. So as the Church, the body of Christ, by showing love and compassion we do more than the immediate benevolence of the action, but also inform those for whom we care about the qualities of the God we represent.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Adult Forum

The Adult Forum begins its 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 AM.
Forward Day by Day for November, December and January 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 meditation and perhaps make your own. Pray for the people of the diocese for the day. Imagine how those Anglicans are praying.
Pump and Pray

With the chillier weather upon us, we have moved back to the Sports Pavilion at Rock Chalk Park for our morning gathering. Starting time is 6 a.m. with a prayer and walking the track for 30 minutes. All are welcome to join us Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Vestry Meetings

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

October 28
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.
News from Nepal

I am currently in the village. It has been a roller coaster, perhaps more than usual. I arrived to a house full of mold from the monsoons, and a broken water system which left me having to haul water up from the river again. Today that was fixed so I am now a happy girl, but the last two weeks were a challenge. There’s also limited to no cell service at my house now which also means no Internet access. I am currently having to go all the way down to the road (30 mins) or up to the roof of the school to get a signal. It is Hindu festival time here which is a very spiritually dark time for everyone, but especially for those who have begun following Jesus. I have been praying hard for my Nepali family who have all seemed to slip back into the Hindu ways since the suicide of the father, but in a private conversation with both the mother and the daughter, I found out that they are both still believing and trusting in Jesus but are afraid to show their faith because of threats and persecution from the rest of the family. Please lift them up in your prayers so that they can openly follow what they believe. And pray for me as I walk alongside them the best way I know how.

Thank you! Karin Feltman
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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: 
DJ, Mary, Beth, Janine, Andrew, J.J., Steve, Bill, Sigrid

Pray for those with special intentions: 
The Van Schmus family, Sue, Bobbie, Jean, Beth, Judith

Pray for those in the hospital:
Verna, Joann, Verla

Pray for the departed: Doreen Sandy Cook, Alex Glass, Mother Holly Hutchens, Julie and Mark Zabolio
The Ploughman's Lunch, Bake Sale, and Trinity Treasures Sale

The Ploughman's Lunch, Bake Sale, and Trinity Treasures Sale will happen on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We need many volunteers to help with this annual Trinity festivity dating back 50 years. Please be generous with your donations of food and time. This occasion is one of our best community outreach projects.

Volunteers are needed to work in the kitchen, to help in the bake sale, to assist in serving food, and to set up and take down tables. We also need soup makers and bake sale donations.

Signup sheets will be available after both services on Oct. 27, Nov. 3, and Nov. 10. Please help us make this a successful year!
Pat Kehde and Susan Ralston, coordinators
Mother Holly Hutchens

Former interim priest Mother Holly Hutchens died Oct. 15, 2019, in Chanute, Kansas, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Timothy’s Church, 202 S. Walnut St., Iola, Kansas, at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29. For more information, contact the Rev. David Kent or Orean Kent at 842-8021.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Timothy’s Church or The Alzheimer’s Association, 229 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601. Online condolences may be left at .
TEST Tidbits: Good News
From the C40 Summit

Thirty cities and their mayors were showcased at the C40 Summit held in Copenhagen earlier this month. All of these cities reduced their carbon emissions by at least 10% from previous records. The highest score of 61% was achieved by the host city of Copenhagen. Nine of the 30 cities were from the U.S.: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Portland and San Francisco. 

Altogether, the C40 Group, which began in 2005, has a total of 94 cities from all over the world. It has formed a global network of like- minded cities that are willing to work together on lowering human-made greenhouse gas emissions through the sharing of research, technical information and innovation projects. It promotes clean energy sources, emphasizes climate change solutions in urban decision and policy making efforts, holds peer-to-peer workshops on sustainability, and encourages partnerships with smaller cities and the development of new leaders, especially minorities and women. The organization is run by a rotating steering committee of 13 city mayors. Eric Garcetti from Los Angeles was just elected as the new chairperson. The C40 Group divides its membership into three categories: Mega cities of more than 3 million citizens, Innovation cities that have one or more internationally recognized emission control innovations in place, and Observer cities that are just beginning the process of reducing emissions. The C40 is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and other foundations. The C40’s major goals are to keep each other accountable for progress and to further reduce emissions 50% by 2030.

Despite the good news that 30 cities reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by more than 10% –especially the score of 61% decrease by Copenhagen (this city achieved top honors through greatly increasing efficient public transportation and bicycle infrastructure, and using energy generated from producing electricity to heat district homes), much work remains to be done. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, on Jan. 1, 2018, the world’s carbon dioxide level was at 407.05 parts per million. Just a year later, Jan. 1, 2019, it had risen to 409.92 PPM. Clearly, it will take everyone – governments, business and individuals – working together to meet the climate crisis.

EARTH STEWARD ACTION: Cooler weather means it is time to check the house for insulation, weather-stripping and caulking. Use a set back thermostat and “layer-up” instead of hiking the temperature of rooms.

SOURCES: , , , Time Magazine, Sept. 23, 2019, “ Our Cities Cannot become Climate Sanctuaries For The Rich”, Anne Hidalgo (past chair of C40 and mayor of Paris), page 88.

Visit the Trinity website for full and past TEST articles 
Christian Classics

Beginning Wednesday, Christian Classics will begin discussing " The Essential Writings of CHRISTIAN MYSTICISM" edited by Bernard McGinn. We will read and discuss this collection of writings for several months.

"No one is better equipped than Professor McGinn to provide a thorough and balanced guide to this vast literature. A first-class selection by a first-class scholar." Rowen Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Christian Classics meets every other Wednesday in the Parish Library at 7:30 pm. Come at 6:00 pm for Wednesdays at Trinity supper and Evening Prayer. Newcomers are welcome
National Drug Take-Back Day
WHEN —Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE— Find a location close to you by going to

You can dispose of medications year-round at Hy-Vee Pharmacy (3504 Clinton Parkway), Walgreens (3421 6th St.), Lawrence Memorial Hospital (325 Maine St.), and Jayhawk Pharmacy (3510 Clinton Parkway).
Trinity Episcopal Church BackSnacks Have a Bonus Blessing

On October 20, Father Rob’s message asked us to consider seven steps as individuals to enhance our Christian growth and then how those apply when we view our neighborhood – Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest.
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.
The apple doesn’t just appear.  BackSnack coordinators work with Checkers to get quality fruit at a reasonable price. The apples are picked up, paid for and brought to the church where volunteers pack them for transport and get the BackSnacks and apples delivered.  

Why go to this extra work? Apples are a great way of introducing fresh fruit.  1) Apples are nutritious, providing a good source of fiber, Vitamin C, and a rich source of polyphenols. To get the most out of apples, leave the skin on! 2) Apples can be good for weight loss as they are high in water and fiber. 3) Apples may result in a lower risk of heart disease and 4) Apples are linked to a lower risk of diabetes.
BackSnacks keep hunger away over weekends and school vacations. The apple is “extra” and can provide much more than a sweet treat. It can be the taste that provides a healthier pathway to the future for the student and even the children they may have one day. The apple is our special treat.  

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/student ($0.55/week) for fruit and Christmas winterwear 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.
Save the Date

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, October 24
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures
1:30 p.m., Women's Quest-ioning
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House

Friday, October 25
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6 p.m., Taize Service at First United Methodist Church

Saturday, October 26
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, October 27
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, October 28
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
7 p.m., Vestry Meeting
7 p.m.. TEST Meeting

Tuesday, October 29
10:30 a.m, Staff Meeting
2 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, October 30
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:45 p.m., Evening Prayer
7:30 p.m., Christian Classics

Thursday, October 31
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House

Friday, November 1
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, November 2
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, November 3
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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