• Adult Forum: Dina Pannabecker Evans on music in the service
  • Fr. Rob: Diversity and the body of the Church
  • Middle and High School Youth Group Meeting

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; 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.
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
10:30 a.m.
Morning Prayer

The Liturgy of the Word

  • Pre-service: "All Creatures of Our God and King" (Paul Manz)
  • Musical Offering: "My Song in the Night" (Mac Wilberg), Trinity Choir, Doug Lawrence, director
  • Post-service: Congregational Hymn 400, All creatures of our God and King (Francis of Assisi, Lasst uns erfreuen, adapt. Ralph Vaughan Williams); Trio in G (J. Rheinberger); Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Major (Felix Mendelssohn)

Livestream link:

View the complete lectionary readings at www.lectionarypage.net

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
7 p.m. - Evening Prayer

Livestream Link:

Bulletin link:
Upcoming Event: Adult Forum
Date: Thursday, Aug. 27
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians for a discussion with Trinity Church Organist Dr. Dina Pannabecker Evans. Join the discussion and enjoy the energy and excitement she brings to us all with her music. https://www.facebook.com/pg/TrinityLawrenceKS/

Upcoming Event: Children's Sunday School
Date: Sunday, Aug. 30
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Susan Hires leads lessons and activities. Join us on on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pg/TrinityLawrenceKS/

Upcoming Event: Morning Prayer
Date: Sunday, Aug. 30
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians online for worship and music.

Upcoming Event: Coffee Hour
Date: Sunday, August 30
Description: Not meeting this week

Upcoming Event: Trinity Youth Group Meeting
Date: Sunday, Aug. 30
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Description: We will be having a meeting of our Middle and High school members for this coming school year's gatherings. Please see details in this week's article.

Upcoming Event: Anchor Women
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 1
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Description: A community of women of various ages and backgrounds share thoughts, stories, highlights, fun and laughter. For more information reach out to Patti Anderson (patti6of7@gmail.com) or Mary Perkins (mlperk59@gmail.com).

Upcoming Event: Children's Story Time with Susan
Date: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Susan Hires reads picture books and great children's literature, and explores crafts and beekeeping.

Upcoming Event: Friendship Circle
Date: Wednesday, Sept 2
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Description: The Friendship Circle welcomes those who are widowed, divorced or single, or who are seeking friendship from parishioners. If you would like to join us, please contact Susan Ralston at sralston@sunflower.com for an invitation. All are welcome.

Upcoming Event: Evening Prayer
Date: Wednesday, Sept 2
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join us for Evening Prayer each week.

Upcoming Event: Adult Forum
Date: Thursday, Sept 3
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians for exploration of faith issues.
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From the Rector's Desk...

Last Sunday the passage from Paul's letter to the church in Rome used the familiar language of the Church, the community of disciples of Jesus Christ, as a single human body. Part of the metaphor of the body stresses the importance of diversity, especially the diversity of spiritual gifts.

Presently, we are in the midst of heightened national conversation on the topic of how we approach the question of diversity. Is diversity something to be embraced and celebrated, or is to be feared and shunned? In all circumstances hatred, violence, prejudice, and fear mongering are not part of the language of love given to us by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It saddens me beyond words how that fundamental concept continues to elude us as a people who attest to being representative of the greatest, noblest elements of humanity.

But if we are to overcome this, then we must be the Church and live into the model from our own Scripture of a community that can possess both the qualities of a shared identity while still being distinct. An ear, Paul says, can never be an eye, and nor should it be lest we fail to achieve the wholeness available to us. But at the same time each cell of our bodies contains the same core genetic code, the same foundational quality that identifies the body to which it belongs.

Can we embrace the challenge of overcoming division, alienation, and tribalism and abide in the place of being one body, simultaneously and essentially diverse and together?

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Trinity Youth Group

We will be having a meeting of our Middle and High school members for this coming school year's gatherings. We will do a little catch-up of our activities over the summer and make plans going forward. Do we meet in person with safety precautions or do we have Zoom meetings or a combination of both?

Zoom details below.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 207 923 9327
Passcode: Youth

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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb2k2HoNy

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 need healing: D.J., Kathie, Sigrid, Eleanor, Matt, Mary, Megan, Reggie, Kim.

Pray for those with special circumstance: Jennifer, Rylee, John, Christina, the Smith family, Amanda, the Bailey family.

Pray for those in the hospital: Lee.

Pray for the departed: Bishop Bob Shahan, Phyllis Attocknie, Bill Honeycutt, Burgess Tapedo, Eric Breithaupt
We would like to know about hospitalizations, illnesses or special needs you are experiencing. Please call Fr. Rob, Deacon Deborah Burns, the Church office or a Vestry member so that we can help.
Ploughman's Lunch and Trinity Treasures

The Ploughman's Lunch and Trinity Treasures sale will not be held in November because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We realize that having an event that draws a large crowd in a small indoor space would be dangerous for all involved. We will miss seeing our friends from the whole community.

Here's hoping we can continue this joyful tradition in 2021.

Pat Kehde and Susan Ralston
to Stay Connected

A new computer is in use; new cameras are on the way. Soon, Fr. Rob and Mandy Baldwin will again have full use of their own electronics. The new equipment costs money – somewhere around $3,000 – and the vital Internet livestream of Trinity’s Sunday morning services needs your help.
These are hard times for many of us, but please consider the enormous, continuing benefit the livestream provides.
You can contribute to Staying Connected two ways:
  • Visit the Trinity home page http://trinitylawrence.org/, click the blue “Make a Donation” button, and select “Staying Connected Campaign,” or 
  • Send a check with “Staying Connected” in the memo line to Trinity Episcopal Church, 1027 Vermont St., Lawrence, KS 66044. 
Thank you, and enjoy the livestream service, until we're all back together.
earth from space
TEST Tidbits: A Fun Quiz to Check Your Environmental Knowledge

The following little quiz is taken from a number of the quizzes posted on the www.earthday.org website. Participating in a quiz is a fun way to increase knowledge and nudge you to do some further investigating on some topics. The answers will follow the quiz

1.  What has been the average global temperature increase since 1880? 0.5 degree F, 1.69 degree F, or 5 degrees F?
2.  The Paris Climate Accord set a goal o f keeping global warming under 2 degrees F, true/false?
3.  Match the percentage of greenhouse gases generated to the correct environmental sector of transportation, agriculture and electric production (25%, 24%, 14%)
4.  Which of the following are greenhouse gases: water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane?
5.  What is the “greenhouse effect” and what does it have to do with greenhouse gases?
6.  What was the purpose of the National Environmental Education Act of 1990?
7.  The United States has officially pulled out of the Paris Peace Accord, true/false?
8.  The United States has enacted comprehensive environmental educational standards, true/false?
9.  Climate change is affecting the gender of sea turtles, true/false?
10.  What percentage of crops in the United States depends on bee pollination?

EARTH STEWARD ACTION: Take the quiz and have fun. Pass on the information. Answers are in this link on our website.

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A Noteworthy Birthday

One of Trinity's longtime members, Eleanor Symons, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Aug. 30. You can help make her day very special by sending her a birthday card. Her address is 

Eleanor Symons
Brandon Woods
4720 Brandon Woods Terr
Lawrence, KS 66047
Volunteer Corner

Looking for something to do to help your Church? We have a few positions currently open. Please contact Cathy if you are able to spare a few hours at office@trinitylawrence.org.

Production Assistant Would you like to help create our virtual Sunday service? We are looking for a backup person to relieve Mandy in creating our livestream. She has been putting it together without a break since the pandemic shut down regular worship. Mandy will teach you how to collect, create and produce the virtual Sunday morning service.
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Our newsletters are available on our website and Facebook page.

 Pump N' Pray

Pump N' Pray will now be meeting at KU Memorial Union parking garage at 6 a.m. every M-W-F .... but ONLY if temperature is above 49 degrees F.
Vestry Meetings

The scheduled Vestry meetings are:

Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2

Meetings are open to all and are being held on Zoom at this time. The minutes of each meeting are posted to the church bulletin board and Trinity Vestry Minutes. Your Vestry can be contacted at vestry@trinitylawrence.org

Minutes through July have been added to our website.
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, Aug. 27
10 a.m., Story Time for Kids – Livestream
7 p.m., Adult Forum – Livestream
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Friday, Aug. 28
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, Aug. 29
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, Aug. 30
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Livestream
10:30 a.m., Morning Prayer and Music Concert – Livestream
7 p.m., Trinity Youth Group Meeting - Zoom

Monday, Aug. 31
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Tuesday, Sept. 1
10 a.m., Story Time for Kids – Livestream
1 p.m., Food Pantry
6:30 p.m., Trinity Anchor Women

Wednesday, Sept. 2
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4 p.m., Friendship Circle – Zoom
7 p.m., Evening Prayer – Livestream

Thursday, Sept. 3
10 a.m., Story Time for Kids – Livestream
7 p.m., Adult Forum – Livestream
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

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

Saturday, Sept 5
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, Sept 6
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Livestream
10:30 a.m., Morning Prayer and Music Concert – Livestream
Trinity Vestry 2020
Rob Baldwin, Rector 785-424-4312
Steve King ‘21, Senior Warden 913-645-3135
Richard Lungstrum, Junior Warden ‘20 jrwarden@trinitylawrence.org
Jennifer Attocknie ‘20 785-760-2938
Elizabeth Miller ‘20 785-766-8175
Dave Severance ‘20, 785-691-7261
Betsi Anderson ‘21 785-843-9083
Leslie Foust ‘21 785-979-1829
Camille Olcese ‘21 620-704-4180
John Broholm ‘22 785-766-7002
Donna Griffin, Clerk, ‘22 785-865-6039
Linda McCoy ‘22 785-550-6743
Bill Perkins ‘22 785-331-4401
Cristian Sauciuc, Treasurer

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